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#41 redrbzed

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:55 PM


Bit of an update on this event, Gordo and I both won our classes.
1:43.2 for me (PB) over 3 litre road reg and 1:49.2 under 3 litre road reg for Gordon.
A good day for the old Zeds.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:27 AM

Some photo's from Gordon:

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:37 AM

Some good times there. I think that might be a BP for Gordon as well? And no not in his new Zed. That won't be hitting the road for a year or so.
Looks like it dried up to be a nice day. Unfortunately I couldn't make it down for a look in the end.
Good to see you driving the car down Sinisha. That is a gutsy effort when you are doing those times. I like the confidence of no stacking or mechanical problems. Ha  ;) :D  Let's hope you can make it for Gordon's BBQ 8th Dec with your Zed this year Sinisha.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:00 PM

Love that Sinisha drives there, kills it on the track, taking the honours and then drives it back home!  8)

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:16 AM

Arrived back last night in one piece, all I can say is that PI is the sort of fast, flowing circuit that I like yet I can't get my head around it. No excuses and it was fun and well worth the trip if the lap times are disregarded although two minutes for a oldie/newb is surely not that bad. I reckon that a days practice there with a split lap timer would be rewarding for anyone who has the same problem, apparently the moto GP blokes do a lot of repetitive practice there which pays off for them. Great to meet Sinisha and Gordon, an invitation to try Lakeside is extended :)

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:05 PM

In all seriousness, get a cheap PS2 or PS3 and a 2nd copy of v8 supercars with PI on it.

It's accurate enough that you get a good idea of where the track goes and what the corners look like, so when you do run there you have a fair idea of the lines and speeds and aren't floundering around in the dark for the first few times.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:31 PM

And use it to start studying Mt Panorama !

I did just that (as well as having driven it at "legal" speeds, the benefit of it being a public road), and found it benefitted me greatly. Still had a few problems remembering it all on the day, but I think without the "pre-event study" I would have floundered even more than I did.

It takes much more than one or two trips to a track to get it right, eg I've done Eastern Creek South 5 times now, every visit I've inproved my time a little.

Wakefield Park, I'm down to improvements of only tenths each visit, probably much like yourself at Lakeside, it takes a long time to get it right.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:57 PM

It took me 10 years to get Amaroo right, my best most perfect lap was the second last lap I ever did there the second last meeting ever at Amaroo, was very dirty i couldn't run at the farewell meeting.

It was only one corner, but it had me spooked. I just couldn't get my head around the corner onto the start straight, yet where i wrote off a Sports 1300 at 120mph at the top of Bitupave Hill just before the turn in to the loop never phased me other than the next time I ran for the first drive past the spot where over 12 months later the fence had still to be repainted and I could still see the gouges in the concrete.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:10 PM

Coming on to the straight at PI I knew that it should be fast enough to require the full width of the track yet that never happened, weird. Never thought that I would benefit from following someone but no one would play in my group, either not fast enough or too fast. Anyway, 280ZXT featured in the photographer's display, maybe not fast but obviously pretty :)

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:22 PM

Coming on to the straight at PI I knew that it should be fast enough to require the full width of the track yet that never happened, weird. Never thought that I would benefit from following someone but no one would play in my group, either not fast enough or too fast. Anyway, 280ZXT featured in the photographer's display, maybe not fast but obviously pretty :)


Well that's sprinting for you... Door to door there's always someone wanting to play....... ;D ;D ;D

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:05 PM

That part of PI has claimed many victims. Heard today a current model BMW 3 series that regularly does MSCA sprints was written off..coming on hard onto the straight and hitting that ripple strip then into the wall. For the sake of a few tenths, I'd rather keep my zed in one piece!

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:51 PM

Got a bit of a shock when checking the Zed's rear suspension and brakes today looking for the cause of an instability problem, found that a control arm bolt had lost it's nut and worked itself half way out of it's U bracket. Would have had some real fun if it had fallen right out.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 02:48 PM

Every race meeting,
a prior full spanner check of every nut and bolt.
Carefull marking of where each tyre belongs on each side of car, wash and inspect rims, use soapy water to look for air bubbles from cracks to rims.
All exhaust nuts, bolts and gaskets, all engine ancilliary mounted items, intake and exhaust to head,
Throttle returns, both of them,
Fluids, referring to chart when last done, full replace if reqd.

It's called insurance, at 245 kmh, it is required.
If you dont do it, don't play.

It's called the 20cent part syndrome. Carroll Smith's books are very explicit about this.

And no, not directed at you, richard, but a recomendation for everybody, but then again, what would I know.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:23 PM

Good solid advice from a pro! I have found a couple of strange things on my zed that I thought I'd never see but thankfully not life threatening but enough to give you a good scare. Caught early while it was on a hoist and rectified straight away. Got rid of an annoying vibration to boot!


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:43 PM

In this case the Zed had a wheel alignment done for PI, on checking the other side the eccentric camber bolt was loose there too.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:56 PM

In this case the Zed had a wheel alignment done for PI, on checking the other side the eccentric camber bolt was loose there too.

Done by who?
So all we Qld'ers know where not to go!

May be a good idea to come up with some sort of welded on"L" tab with a threaded hole for some form of positive lock screw.

Also two dabs of paint paen, one on eccentric head and another on parent arm.
We did this with rally cars ( cheapskate types) that insisted on using eccentric camber pins on front end..

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:02 AM


I've uploaded my best lap with data see below.



cheers,
Sinisha

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:25 PM

You've set it to 'Private' Sinisha - I can't view it.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:38 PM


Ooops, sorry Lurch.
Fixed!

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:44 PM

Sinisha what box do you have? and your diff must be tall




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