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Postby ceathorne » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:43 pm

Thanks Douglas & Gavin for a great night!

Track great [as always], weather superb (on our way over the Forth bridge thought we might have been using foglights on the track!), company well behaved on tarmac, and marshalls spot on as ever.

1st black flag - "I've not done anything wrong !?!" protests Ivor ... "funny noise as car takes corners" reports marshall - reason was broken back mudflap/bumper [has been for ages :oops: got new one all sprayed up but not fitted yet]. Taped it up with black gaffa tape and away we go again :o)

Timewise we started with 1 min twenties, got it down to a consistent 1m 17 secs and best lap time for us was two 1 min 14's - one with me driving, one with Ivor.

2nd black flag came on my last run of the night - trying to stay off the racing line I limped home with an engine sounding like a washing machine full of marbles :cry:

Richard had pointed out earlier in the evening that she sounded rough, and on the way up Ivor had said "sounds tappetty" ...

She had oil on arrival, but virtually none on dipstick by the end - after begging, borrowing and eventually buying some valvoline ( 1L - £5 !!) she was full again.

More marble noises resulted, and .....

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Consensus seems to be stuck valve/valves- I'll post how I get on with getting her fixed .....

Thanks to all that stopped on the way past and offered help.

Brilliant night, be back on the track once the missus forgives me !
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Postby kevham » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:00 pm

Just to add my thanks for a great night. Everyone was really well behaved and that makes all the difference to me.

I've just gone through all my vid and my clear laps were consistently in 1m 14s with fastest under 1m 13s. Quite pleased with the fact that the fastest laps were in my last session - so I must have been getting quicker.
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Postby rockdoc » Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:17 am

Max5,s can do a lap in 1min 05s ? :shock: - eeek , takes some doin that :D
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Postby stratos_blue » Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:56 am

Soooperb photos and vids on here , looks like a great day had by all. Wish I had went now !
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Postby rockdoc » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:59 am

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Found this on my camera :D
Not an exact science but some good lap times on video clip-(BRG mk1 /Viper stripes) , 1min 12 +/- :shock:

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Postby ceathorne » Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:59 pm

Skarecrow came across today and helped out ( well he did most of it! ) - took the cam cover off and checked out the cams, followers, valve springs and valves ... all appear OK.

Appears to be the big end bearing .... :cry:

This is NOT what an mx5 engine should sound like ...

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Postby lochpark » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:42 pm

From the earlier session :shock: :shock:

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