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2005 RB 182 Cup
Hi - do you know what Motorsports UK 'category' or actual class you are aiming to compete in? You have two basic choices -Great thread. I'm trying to find a prepped car to start sprinting and hillclimbs a couple I've seen have the safety devices r017 cage and I was worried wouldn't pass MSA regs as front cage doesn't follow a pillar (dash dodge) but from reading above you are getting on competing fine in 2018. You wouldn't happen to know why would you please? Is it just dependent upon event/scrutineer on the day? Happy New Year in a few hours too.
Perfect thanks for the clear answer I was looking to enter Road Going Classes looking at Harewood or Blyton but wanted a cage/harness personal safety side even though as you said could be entering in a completely stock car. I think I'd naively assumed cage rules were as per Mod Prod across the board. Thanks for the reply.Hi - do you know what Motorsports UK 'category' or actual class you are aiming to compete in? You have two basic choices -
1) Road Going Series Production
2) Modified Production
The roll cage rules are different for the two categories -
1) Road Going Series Prod - no roll cage actually required in this category, so the R017 cage will be fine.
2) Mod Prod - the Blue Book has the technical definitions you need to comply with (for a cage, HANS etc)
Motorsports UK blue book ….. https://www.motorsportuk.org/assets/bb2019completemed-res.pdf
Section S - page 343 defines the Regulations for Mod Prod (inc roll cage definitions)
Sorry its not a clearer answer
Just a quickie on harnesses ...... This type (2 shoulder straps on one mount) are a no no in any classPerfect thanks for the clear answer I was looking to enter Road Going Classes looking at Harewood or Blyton but wanted a cage/harness personal safety side even though as you said could be entering in a completely stock car. I think I'd naively assumed cage rules were as per Mod Prod across the board. Thanks for the reply.
Thanks for your kind words - but its not my thread. I just hi-jacked it@GrahamV182 just read the entire thread. WOW. Really really like the progress and things you’ve done. I would love to get mine up to a standard/spec like this but I’m far to nervous to try and do a lot of what you’ve done! A cage and buckets is high on my list. Yours is a safety devices R017 yes?
Keep up the amazing work. I’ll enjoy reading!
@GrahamV182 just read the entire thread. WOW. Really really like the progress and things you’ve done. I would love to get mine up to a standard/spec like this but I’m far to nervous to try and do a lot of what you’ve done! A cage and buckets is high on my list. Yours is a safety devices R017 yes?
Keep up the amazing work. I’ll evjoy reading!
Thanks for looking after my thread!
That f**king clutch!!
Great update. I definitley take inspiration from what you’ve done with yours. Are we living a mirrored life btw? My wife is also expecting (March) but my plans are to continue with the Clio as far as the funds allow or until the priority becomes nappies and milk
Children will change things for sure but what a joy it is! I have 4 so that probably explains some of my lack of upgrades etc.
Car spec looks awesome. Bet it’s a beast on track!
Great update .... Re the 'Race DNRT' tyres: did you go for 195s or 205s?
I'd be interested in your thoughts on the tyres. I personally don't think they are quite as good as Extremes - but great value for money.
Where did you get the alignment done mate?
Ouch!!!! Best wishes Tom .... get well soon.
Let me know if you want somebody to break in those Extreme VR2s.....
On his hip? Looks a good job doesn't it!
Did the job nicely and with a little Velcro strap all was secure and like u say at 1kg batter why add the weight of relocation cables....Parts Arriving - April 2019
So with me not being able to do much, i started gathering parts for the Clio, all going well I could be back in the car sprinting in September, so I wanted to make sure its ready to go when I'm on my feet:
Firstly I sent my callipers off to Bigg Red to be refurbished, to be honest they where one of the best companies I've ever dealt with in the car industry. Good communication, mega quick turnaround and when they forgot to add stainless nipples they posted them out for next day delivery, they also look great
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In hindsight I should have got them painted in the "premium" finish but we will see how these cope with the heat.
Next on my shopping list was a set of wheel studs, last year I had a few issues with my wheel bolts coming loose. I'm also currently running a 20mm spacer which I don't like as its hard work to check the bolts on the hub spacer are tight also plus I can go down to a 10mm spacer which I will prefer. I was looking at items on eBay, which I am sure are just as good however I wanted the piece of mind so went for the PMS one:
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Also makes its nice and easy coming with the loctite. I also ordered a set of 10mm spacers for the front but no pic yet!
Although I've had no issues I thought it would be a good time to change the injectors, as they haven't been changed in my ownership and when going through the paperwork I'm not sure when they have ever been changed. I went for OEM (Magneti Marelli), hoping they are not copies!
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I am also going to purchase a new set of leads and a coil pack which I'll order this week.
Finally after much online shopping around I decided on a new lightweight battery, as I don't use the car that often, I've gone with the Power Lite PS-09 which appealed to for a few reasons:
I'm going to leave the battery in the engine bay as it'll save weight on all the extra wires, secondly I'm not sure how batteries in the cabin are viewed by MSA and finally personally don't see the benefit unless you need the room up front. Oh and it also has a very cool voltage display panel.
- Cost. This was only £95 delivered, which cheaper than the odyssey version.
- Weight. This is only 1.4kg which is far lighter than the odyssey version.
- Size. Its tiny, around 1/3 of a normal battery, thus leaving me more room in the engine bay. (Size (mm) (W x D x H) - 150 x 87 x 104)
- Comes with a charger. As the car is sitting in a garage most of its life its good that this comes with a charger so I know its ready to go when I am.
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I just need to work out how I can fit the batter in the OEM location, although I think I remember @cpaterson76 made a lovely bracket for his old trophy.
Hopefully more to follow!
Ouch fell your pain. I have 3 screws holding my knee together and limiting my bending to 90 degrees from a mountain biking accident.
I was the same 3 months no weight bearing.
Hope you recover quick as I wanted to see how you got on sprinting.
Got it from a chap on Facebook Allan McDonald, if you search him, but they are hard to find, I got his last one.Where did you get the battery from as I can only see the ps/05 and ps-20 for sale?
Also interested in the battery - looks very good value …..
Did you buy a package? i.e. charger, battery and mounting cage?
If I'm honest I'm not sure, just from what I've read online! I think the Odyssey ones are ok for every day use but this one is much lighter. From my limited knowledge I just think this is a little low on power output, I'm not sure how long it will last if parked up for a few days not on charge.Maybe stupid question but,why are these small lightweight batts no good for daily use?
Such a shame about the injury mate but fingers crossed for a speedy recovery and you’ll be back at it in no time!
And looking at the positives it gives you a chance to get the Cup 100% how you want it and finish those smaller jobs!
Looking forward to watching the progess even if it isn’t as exciting as your plans for it pre-injury lol!
Ok mate,will have to look into it.Would be nice to have a smaller batt,not bothered about the weight side of it,just be good to have more space for the induction filter & doing bits in the area.