Thanks mate. Yes, Paul is a handy driver and knows Donington like the back of his hand. He drives hard and expects a lot from the car but he is keen to help develop the car further next year which is great. Especially as he pays me to drive!awesome driving from both, especially the 2nd driver, at 36 mins plus was insane!
Thanks Sam. Was rather manic wasn’t it.I had a great view of the race from the other side of the barrier at the Esses Most exciting race ive seen in ages.
Thanks! I think you're right. After everything I've been through with this car it was very welcome. And that gearbox has lasted me 3 years so I can't complain and if it lasts me even another couple of seasons it will be worth the expense. But, you just never know with these cars!Worth every issue to bring the car home with a 1st place trophy. Awesome!
Yep still on them. Best tyre I've found so far. (Although 2 have flat spots now!!)Last 10mins if that race!
Still on the AO50’s? Just bought a set for mine.
You'll get a thorough job with Mark. I spent a few hours with him watching him strip my box down to try and learn a bit about them and then I spent 3 hours at his parts washer cleaning everything to save my self some labour costs.My box is off to Mark next week. Looking forward to the bill
Thanks! I try and make small improvements and renew things as and when needed. There are so many things that can go wrong and prevent you finishing a race, it's easy to see why race teams spend the money they do.Nice to see a thorough no expense spared approach to try and achieve reliability.....Car looks awesome!
When I had my box rebuilt for gripper diff and meg 5th I didn’t realise you could buy a new box for around £800, not sure whether they’re just reconditioned though.
Where do you source your A050’s?
I’ve really rated the A048’s, much better?
That’s not bad. A&P did them to me for £380 inc fitting. But it’s a 45 minute drive to get there for me!I paid £360 delivered for my A050’s that was cheapest I could find.
Snetterton is my local track, let me know when your next there and I’ll try pop up
I’m not going to lie, I completely ripped off the graphics of your old blue car?! I asked for something similar and my mate literally did it spot for spot! Sorry
Ah yes I remember talking to you! I had 2 cars, the one I was selling then had the green check fading to blue. That car stillI’m not going to lie, I completely ripped off the graphics of your old blue car?! I asked for something similar and my mate literally did it spot for spot! Sorry
I think I asked you when it was up for sale where you got the graphics from via the eBay add for the car. Also I think I chatted to you when I dropped mine off at Mark Fish for it’s roll cage fitted and you were showing the potential new owner around it?
Does the blue one live on? It’s poorer yellow clone does.......
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Thanks Neil, much appreciated. Like you, I do like a bit of attention to detail and when you're racing I've found it pays dividends. Despite initial gremlins on the car's first outing after the rebuild the reliability has been spot on. Only improvements are required and of course just keeping on top of general ware and tear. Hopefully 2019 will be similar but of course anything can happen!Hope you had a good day at Autosport Rob,
I think the last time I commented was on like page 2 or 3 at which point I said you went through it to get to where you were. I have now only just had chance to read from there to here, it feels like much the same - lots of little niggles. Not sure I am looking forward to that with mine, but I guess thats part and parcel.
It is a credit to you though, the persistence and thought going into each little thing makes it worthwhile when you get the podium or even better win. Fair play.
Will try and catch up with you at some point in 2019. All the best chap
Thanks mate. When I read back what I've been through with this car I do wonder how it is that I still have so much enthusiasm for it! If last season had gone differently though it could be up for sale now! Having a bit of silverware makes a massive difference. So we'll see how 2019 pans out. Fingers crossed.What an amazing thread, all the best for this season, you’ve had your fair share of ups and downs. Look forward to further updates as the season progresses for you!
I am hoping the OCD/ATD does pay dividends and its not just me being me for the sake of it... ha.Thanks Neil, much appreciated. Like you, I do like a bit of attention to detail and when you're racing I've found it pays dividends. Despite initial gremlins on the car's first outing after the rebuild the reliability has been spot on. Only improvements are required and of course just keeping on top of general ware and tear. Hopefully 2019 will be similar but of course anything can happen!
Be good to meet up, you can't be far off getting yours out there now can you?
Ha! It definitely does pay off and especially in racing where the stresses on bolts, components etc are that much higher.I am hoping the OCD/ATD does pay dividends and its not just me being me for the sake of it... ha.
I will try and get to a meeting/event and catch up with you, where abouts are you located in the country?
Mine kind of has to be at least weather tight and rolling by the end of the month as I am moving house. I want to get it running and instead of moving it home send it on a bit of a diversion (old house > exhaust manufacturer > mapper > new house), that would be ideal. I have to add all the fluids soon, that is the bit I am dreading tbh
We only have to move some of our possessions as we are going to be renting our current house out furnished, hopefully that will relieve some stress of moving.I don't envy you moving house and trying to move a workshop too. I think moving my workshop would be more stressful than moving the stuff in the house! I'm based in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Not that close to you I think.
Maybe Silverstone in May? I'm always looking for pit crew.We only have to move some of our possessions as we are going to be renting our current house out furnished, hopefully that will relieve some stress of moving.
As for the garage/car, yeah hopefully that goes alright... Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire - not a million miles away, just awkward to get to from here - I'll see you at a race meeting.. ha