Jump to content


Photo

Bathurst Motor Festival 18-19-20 April 2014


  • Please log in to reply
43 replies to this topic

#1 peterrx5

peterrx5

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Tagline:Very old member

Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:54 PM

Well it is just over 3 weeks away now until I will be competing in the Modern Regularity Event running around the famous Mount Panorama Circuit in my lovely RX5. I am in the regularity event (group 1) organised by the New South Wales Road Racing Club, and hopefully having five 20 minute sessions around the mountain, with practice on the Friday then two sessions on both the Saturday and Sunday. If I can achieve a constant lap time of around the 3 minute 15 second mark I will be very pleased. This will be far better then my last attempt but I have made a few changes to the car since then, like replacing the 3 speed auto with a manual 5 speed box with the 121 ratios set, but the main thing I will need is bigger balls on the driver.

If you are at the event over the Easter Weekend please drop over and say hello!

Cheers
Peter

Attached Thumbnails

  • 40369_348c184ff4775040ee0efb4e27ded3934beabf01.jpg


#2 Zedman240®

Zedman240®

    The 2000+ club

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,198 posts
  • Location:Way out SE Melbourne
  • Tagline:I want your old SHOGUN bike! PM me now...

Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:28 PM

Should be awesome to do! Grab some video footage if you can..

#3 PB260Z

PB260Z

    Peter (PB)

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,281 posts
  • Location:Northern Sydney
  • Tagline:Must stop buying new toys for the workshop.

Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:34 PM

Good luck with achieving the times you want.
If we don't away for Easter I may well make the journey up, the bike needs a run  :D

#4 1600dave

1600dave

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 607 posts
  • Location:Newcastle,NSW

Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:08 PM

Good luck !

Health (and wife) permitting, I hope to get down for Sat / Sun to have a look / take some piccies / help out if needed.

#5 peterrx5

peterrx5

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Tagline:Very old member

Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:02 PM

Hi Dave,
Hope you can make it, would be good to catch up, sorry I haven't got around to answering your previous email, just been very slack. One good thing about going around the mountain this time is that I won't have you in front of me chucking your muffler at me. :P

There are 5 members from the QLD Z Car Club entered in this event and we are all in the same group with me bring up the rear. Prefer it that way, stay out of trouble and let all the "Speed Racers" bang and crash into each other.

Cheers
Peter

#6 RLY240

RLY240

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 243 posts
  • Location:Adelaide Hills, SA

Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:52 AM

Hi Peter, we'll be there in the 240 double entered so running in both groups.
Roger


#7 peterrx5

peterrx5

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Tagline:Very old member

Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:47 AM

Hi Roger,
Hope to catch up if I get the chance, just hope the weather stays fine, I am hopeless in the wet.

Cheers
Peter

#8 1600dave

1600dave

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 607 posts
  • Location:Newcastle,NSW

Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

Wife says yes, so we are making a family holiday of it, spending Friday in the Blue Mountains,  Friday and Saturday nights in Bathurst. Just need to sort somwhere to stay.

So, hopefully will catch up with everyone !

#9 260DET

260DET

    The 2000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,221 posts
  • Location:Warwick
  • Tagline:Tribal Elder

Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:08 PM

Bloody unreliable suppliers  >:( Planned to upgrade the rear aero on the 280ZXT so there would be no excuse for not going flat through Caltex Chase, now, grrr......... Anyway it will be an adventure whatever happens, well, providing I'm not one of those crash and bash 'Speed Racers' someone with a underpowered rotary mentioned  :P

#10 PZG302

PZG302

    The 1000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,761 posts
  • Location:Brisvegas or the Big Durian

Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:30 PM

What, you wanted a big brake to slow you down through the Chase????;)

#11 1600dave

1600dave

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 607 posts
  • Location:Newcastle,NSW

Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:31 PM

My 1600 goes flat through there with the aero of a brick.

Disclaimer - "Flat" in a 102hp 1600 may not be the same as "flat" in other cars......

#12 260DET

260DET

    The 2000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,221 posts
  • Location:Warwick
  • Tagline:Tribal Elder

Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:43 PM

Was going to replace the 'ebay spec' wing with something sort of semi scientific, oh well, there goes the confidence boost. Anyone got some go fast pills?



#13 Riceburner

Riceburner

    The 2000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,259 posts
  • Location:Melbourne, Victoria

Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:49 PM

Plenty of video please Peter and Richard  :)

#14 PZG302

PZG302

    The 1000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,761 posts
  • Location:Brisvegas or the Big Durian

Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:00 PM

Richard if you want to look at the profiles I have you're welcome to wander around.

One is a bad ebay spec but the others may be more suitable.

#15 260DET

260DET

    The 2000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,221 posts
  • Location:Warwick
  • Tagline:Tribal Elder

Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:10 AM

Looks like the wing element on order will arrive in time after all, the idea is to make a twin element using the info in Competition Car Aerodynamics to set it up properly. Have you got any elements suitable for a second Matt? The one I have is 80mm wide but really something around 100 - 150 would be better. PM your phone # if you like.

Had to get a pair of O ring type injector rails made up to suit the new Bosch evo 14 injectors, the engine is running and booked in for a dyno tune next Thursday. Have a video camera setup that works well so everything is just about ready to go.

#16 peterrx5

peterrx5

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Tagline:Very old member

Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:58 AM

Plenty of video please Peter and Richard  :)


Not sure if you would be interested in watching any of my in car videos. Took some at my last event (Super Sprint) at Morgan Park, Warwick and it looks like I am going on a sedate Sunday drive, but I was trying my heart out. Very boring and quite embarrassing.

Richard, you are a nasty man, picking on my car :'(

Cheers
Peter

#17 260DET

260DET

    The 2000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,221 posts
  • Location:Warwick
  • Tagline:Tribal Elder

Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

Garn Peter, you love the attention  ;)

#18 260DET

260DET

    The 2000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,221 posts
  • Location:Warwick
  • Tagline:Tribal Elder

Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:47 AM

Blokes, I won't be going to Bathurst  :(  Only just found out that some spark plugs partially melted electrodes at PI which may have resulted in internal engine damage, engine compression test shows too much cylinder variation. Not going to risk a high speed engine failure at Bathurst so that's it for me, VG turbo engine will be pensioned off. May get a Chev V8 put in the Zed instead.

My racing number is 37, a pit tent is paid for so anyone from the Z club Q is welcome to use it. I'd appreciate someone picking up my paid for stuff too, stick on's, shirt and so on. If no one from Q wants the tent then anyone else is welcome to use it. Let me know so I can advise the promoters.

Hope everyone else has a great Easter weekend, just do a quick lap for me eh  :)

#19 peterrx5

peterrx5

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Tagline:Very old member

Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:31 PM

My racing number is 37, a pit tent is paid for so anyone from the Z club Q is welcome to use it. I'd appreciate someone picking up my paid for stuff too, stick on's, shirt and so on. If no one from Q wants the tent then anyone else is welcome to use it. Let me know so I can advise the promoters.

Hi Richard,
Sorry to hear about your bad luck, hope it is not as bad as suspected, maybe going for a 13B rotary may be a good option  >:(

I would be very happy to use your pit tent if okay? My race number is 54 and I will be happy to collect your paid for stuff such as "Stick on's, shirt and so on.

That is if I make the event myself, having all sorts of problems with the transport of my car. The firm I had to do the job has withdrawn and I have been madly ringing round to try and get another transporter. Some of the quotes are unbelievable such as $800.00 to Bathurst then $1800.00 back to Brisbane, going north must use more fuel???? I don't understand. My last resort is to drive the Mazda down and back myself, but not keen on that option, too great a risk of damage.

Sorry again to hear about your bad luck!

Regards
Peter

#20 dat2kman

dat2kman

    The 2000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,061 posts
  • Location:Newport Waters Qld
  • Tagline:going sailing, see ya later!

Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:40 PM

Racing?

Or Regularity.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users