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A day in the country.

Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by spanners, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
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    Here we go again.
    After a 4 hour drive on one of Australia's shittiest, poor excuses for a major highway, I get to Bodangora airstrip and settle down in the middle of a paddock for the night. Not a sole for miles, unless you count the inmates of the correction facility just down the road. I was by myself but I don't mind that sometimes. It gets a bit spooky but the tranquility is superb.
    Up at sparrow fart and the club members turn up to set up for the day's racing. Did I mention that the morning temperature was 3 degrees Celsius (37F). Nothing like knocking star pickets in without gloves on at 3 degrees. I must be getting soft.
    Racing started around 10am but due to fuel issues with the 1 1/4" SUs I had installed I missed a couple of runs. Bystanders get worried when they see fuel dripping on hot headers for some reason.

    It's not every day you race a Mini with a 302 Ford in it.

    Another practice run, car won't rev as well with the smaller carbs but it's running consistent times.
    This is the second of my shootouts. I won this one but had lost the first one. No film of that one as I forgot to turn the camera on. The poor bugger didn't realize he was supposed to leave on his light.

    More action tomorrow so stay tuned sports fans.
     
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  2. BS!
    Joined: Mar 17, 2010
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    Jeez that mini looks like a bit of a weapon!

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
     
  3. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
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    Very short wheelbase but runs straight, no twitchiness.
     
  4. spanners
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    Next run I took the win against a Holden V8 one-tonner. One of those runs where you are wheel to wheel for most of it. For some reason I can't change the filming angle of this camera to show the car in the other lane.

    I thought I lost the first shootout but I looked again at my timeslips after the crew chief typed them up and saw that I had won all 3. Four of us had won 3 so there was a run off for the final.
    This video will explain it all.

    Like I said, the car wasn't revving as well as normal but on a 9.40 dial I ran 9.49, 9.49, 9.44. Not too shabby when I think about it. In the run- off I short changed into 2nd gear and had no revs left at the end. I also snoozed on the line which didn't help.
    Just a short video to show the return trip and their setup.

    Finishing up with an arty-farty shot I took of the evening sky the day before. Hooroo
    Bodangora sky.JPG
     
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