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#1 Lurch ™

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:49 PM

This is on again this year & I've been seconded to 'Team WildHunde' in my 240Z.
The team consists of a Grp Sc Alfetta (2 drivers), Porsche 911 and a 1st Gen S/Charged MR2.

http://www.6hourrelay.com.au/

If you feel like coming down to P.I. (and potentially get hypothermia, frostbite, winscald & soaked to the bone) come & say hello :)
There is normally a few other Zeds running too & it's a really interesting event to spectate at.

Cheers,
L.

P.S. No smartarse comments from you Jason - I know we're not 'racing'... ;)

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

Aahh, so wish i could do this!
This is an excellent event to do, bare basic requitrements for both cars and drivers!
No it is not racing, but with some 50 cars on track, getting swapped with their team mates car, for 6 hours, you are kept quite busy!

Excellent event to blood prospective future racers!

Who's in the Sc A
Fa?

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

get hypothrema, frostbite, winscald & soaked to the bone


So, just like 2012.......

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:51 PM

So, just like 2012.......


Pretty much mate!
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:15 PM

Good luck guys. Hope your mods work Locky .

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:28 AM

What time are u thinking of nominating Lochman

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 03:52 PM

Steve, I won't hazzard a guess at my nominated time - I'll wait till Saturday Practice.

I'm all packed up & ready to go - the last month has been busy getting the Zed prepped (incl. a new Gearbox & Diff).
I'm hoping for clear weather, so wish me luck!

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:14 PM

Good Luck Mate :)

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:48 PM

Good luck, just hope that the weather doesn't turn to shit like it did in 2012 and you end up spend most of your track time behind the Safety Car.

Cheers
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:51 PM

Good luck guys, here's hoping for clear weather also.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:50 PM

Finished up practice today - zed is running great!
Lots of people going for off-road excursions, causing many safety cars periods...
I got all of about 3 clean timed laps in for the day :(

I've set a lap time of 2:00min - about 2 secs away so it'll give me a buffer if I go too fast.

Weather looks good for Sunday, so fingers crossed we'll have a good outcome!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:53 PM

Big day tomorrow Lurch.. Good Luck...I did it in 2006 & shit myself as we started on the Sunday but settled down after I did a 180 degree spin 7-8 mins into it!!!  Jim

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:27 PM

Will there be any in car video?  :D

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:36 PM

Have a grate day.
Let us know how many laps you get under your belt.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

Well... an interesting & sum-what difficult day.

I ran my first session at around 12-noon (IIRC). All was going well until I noticed the tamp gauge climbing half way through...
I finished the session & popped the bonnet only to find coolant sprayed all over the engine bay.
As it turned out, the radiator cap I had fitted didn't have the large rubber seal around the base & with the high RPM it lost it's meager seal & pumped a lot of coolant out. N00b mistake on my part... :-[

Second session the temps went up again so I turned the heater on & they seems to stabilize...
BUT during the day, my team mates Glen & Murray in the Alfa GTV killed their clutch, then Dave in his MGB came in missing No2 piston & con-rod  ???,
Ian's MR2 decided to lunch it's LSD (was too dangerous to drive apparently), so this left Ray in his old 911 & me...

I went out for my final session, got 3 or so laps in when I noticed steam in the cabin & water in the foot-well - the heater-core had let go :(
I guess I can't blame it as it is 40 years old...

Ray then welt out & at least finished the event, so I think we ended up in the low 30's out of a field of 50 teams.
We'll have to wait for official result to be posted, before we'll know exactly how we went...

A great even with LOTS of track time - just a pity we had mechanical failures... :(
It is however a VERY hard event on the cars. One really needs a proper endurance race-car for this type of event - NOT a 40yo Datsun road car...

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:37 PM

Nice going lurch. Good to see you getting the zed out for a run. Hopfully we might see you doing a few sprints soon.
And yes the 6 hr is a little testing on the cars reliability .  Would you do it again?

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:54 PM

If your keen...a red zed team for next year...know a couple of blokes


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:03 PM

Could be a plan.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

Didn't you have a radiator cap let go last time at the island Lurch?

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:04 PM

Sounds like a pretty good showing for (to use your words) a 40 year old road car.





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