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Post by Chris_C » 20 Feb 2008 01:02 am

Took Fake along to the Bournmouth and District car slalom the weekend before last, not done one before. Had a spare set of tyres, and was expecting to be put on the huge open car park for the event. Nope, seems that this is a silly idea, and due to circumstances unseen, had to go on the banger track instead, with lots of armco.

Still, I had a great time, the day is made up of 20 or so courses, of which you have to memorise a route through cones, and drive it as quick as you can, without hitting anything. Other cars there on the day were stage prepped Mk1 escorts (cages, hydro handbrakes etc) stage prepped mk11 golf GTi 16V's (and due to the genius way the classes are done, both the above are between 1.6 and 2.0, so Fake was put with them) along with 106 rallyes, a very lairy capri, nova GTE's, caged Midget and lots of other stuff.

Firstly, I was a bit special, and forgot to tick the under 25's box on the entry. Secondly, everytime I hit a corner hard, the carb would bog (floats are right, just think that carb doesn't like hitting corners that wobbly, new front shocks defo needed). Thirdly, I really really need a handbrake that works (prolly a hydro tbh, I've been thinking it for a while with rallying anyway, and if I'm gonna do more of these...). Fourthly, I need an LSD.

Anyway, a vid follows, showing one of my runs. Clutch kicking the back end round did get it closer to the armco than I planned earlier in the day, red mist is bad. You can here the carb bogging and the inside wheel spinning up in parts.

But, the best bit, I beat the best under 25 time (was a mate who took that) and I got 3rd in class! You're only allowed one trophy, so I wouldn't have got the U25 anyway. Quite how I got third in class hasn't yet been understood, I hit two cones all day, which gave me 20 secs of penalty, and I wasn't that far off my mates prepped Mk11 16V after that. Very very chuffed :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skrd5uuHweo

Have a look at the guy who put it ups vids, theres a few incar of him and his MR2, VERY good driving.

EDIT::: Tom, I think I now know why I get through more tyres than you do...
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Post by Jason B » 20 Feb 2008 01:07 am

havent actually said it yet, but well done! I definitely hope to make it out on one of these at somepoint though I'm sure I will be hampered by my ability to not remember which way to go round the cones! lol
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Post by magnumpi » 20 Feb 2008 01:10 am

Nice going chap, i don't have the bottle myself to go into anything like this!

You say you need an LSD, does anyone make one for the 300?

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Post by Chris_C » 20 Feb 2008 01:13 am

I'm away for a bit, but remind me when I get back to scan a couple from the route book Jason...

Magnumpi, as to LSD's... no mate :( Well... the long answer is yes, but you might as well win the lottery, and by now it'll be old anyway. Custom seems to be the way forward, my MR2 owning friend however scuppered my orig plans when I was speaking to him the other day. Still one of us will fin a way when we get a chance to look properly at it. I'm now a lot more inclined to do so, I'd noticed it when rallying, but not that much.
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Post by swordfish210 » 20 Feb 2008 01:29 am

Nice work, i might be doing a sprint in the 360 at Llandow at the end of this month (i think thats when it is) cause my 205 still aint finished :cry:
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Post by Carl » 20 Feb 2008 10:37 am

Nicely done mate!! Some of Pauls videos in the MR2 are great, makes me miss mine!

I'd love to have a go at that, but I have severe problems memorising the course. Last one I did I kept getting lost :roll:
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Post by SteveP » 20 Feb 2008 10:39 am

Good work mate, nicely done!
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Post by griffo20022 » 20 Feb 2008 11:39 am

Thats awsome stuff that :) I'd be crap at something like that because I have a memory worse than a goldfish :lol:
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Post by MJ » 20 Feb 2008 12:02 pm

Good work Chris, looks great fun!

Watching the in car runs there seems to be posts and barrels everywhere, how on earth does everyone remember where to go :lol: Do you get a pre printed map to memorise?
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Post by WooDooUK » 20 Feb 2008 01:13 pm

swordfish210 wrote:Nice work, i might be doing a sprint in the 360 at Llandow at the end of this month (i think thats when it is) cause my 205 still aint finished :cry:
Any idea on a fate for this? would love to pop down and take a gander as i live only 3 minutes from the circiut.

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Post by trabitom99 » 20 Feb 2008 01:20 pm

Hehe, very nice driving, Chris! Congrats on your trophy.
Chris_C wrote: EDIT::: Tom, I think I now know why I get through more tyres than you do...
Erm, was the blue smoke in that vid your tyres or your engine :shock: ?

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Post by SteveP » 20 Feb 2008 02:41 pm

Probably both, Tom :lol:
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Post by 340GLT » 21 Feb 2008 12:22 am

Well done mate.
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Post by classicswede » 21 Feb 2008 02:22 pm

Well done Chris. It's good to see a 300 doing well.

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Post by jtbo » 21 Feb 2008 05:29 pm

Wohoo! Congrats sm77

You really did show them which end chicken pees, that is RWD :lol:

Try to get more negative camber and stiffer dampers to front, that should help to car turn better (negative camber) and to rears stay on ground (dampers), LSD will cause bit more understeer.

Quick steering is something I would like to get at some point too, I'm sure you did miss that too :P
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