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Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by BS!, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. BS!
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    Even though I didn't have the car ready this year I thought it was a great little low key event. Looking forward to 2021

    Hopefully you can make it up

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  2. BS!
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    Yeah I mucked around with the breather for a while trying to figure out what to do. This is a bit more maintenance than your setup but hopefully it does the job. I know the road draft tube has a bit more science behind it than just plumbing it into a catch can so fingers crossed it still works OK.

    As for the rest of the car I guess I just planned things out and redid and tweaked them until I was happy with how whatever part I was working on turned out. There are still things I'd like done better but for now I'm happy with how its turned out overall and once I hit the track I'll refine the things that dont work or annoy me.


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  3. BS!
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    With a lack of events and the ability to now start returning home ive been using the time to go back through and tidy up a few things that have been bugging me.

    The poly bushes used throughout my chassis and front end were cracked from new, starting to fall apart (im running aftermarket parts) and you could tell by the feel and look of them they were cheap mass produced junk. I wanted to sort these out before doing a wheel alignment. There is a local business who makes lots of bushes for Australian suspension companies close to home so I took some samples down and they knocked a whole new batch of bushes up for me more suited to our environment, my intended use and should last a lot longer than the originals that had started to disintegrate with zero runs on them...

    With a new set of bushes through the whole car I finally got the wheel alignment sorted. Everything squared, centred and trued, caster and camber set and another job crossed off the list.

    Back to work for 2 weeks and then I have 3 weeks off over Xmas. All going to plan I should hopefully get the last few things on my list sorted ready to hit a few test and tunes in the new year



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  4. spanners
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    It looks fast standing still.
     
  5. Brian Handle
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    Looking forward to see it Rip
     
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  6. spanners
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    I missed out on entry for 2021 as they are fully booked. I was waiting for the borders to be reopened before entering as this year I entered but that was the weekend we shifted house so lost the entry fee and didn't want to do that again. Hopefully Willowbank might host the Nostalgias next year and I can catch up with you blokes.
     
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  7. BS!
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    Happy new year all. Well it was going so well... for 8 days. I managed to get over the border for work after coming home for xmas and new year on the 6th before the Prince of Perth slammed his border shut to the whole of QLD over 1 case of covid so far... To highlight the stupidity of this my offsider lives in gladstone 5/600 odd kilometers from where the 1 reported case was and is now out of a job because he cannot re enter WA.

    As a result of the border bullshit occurring in this country I am now once again stuck on the other side of the country in WA doing 14 days backdated quarantine in my donga. Not sure if or when I will be able to return home. I dropped the car off to be tuned the day before I flew back to work so looks like the tuner will have plenty of time to get it spot on (3rd time lucky).

    What a shit show but to be honest I kind of expected this.

    Anyway rant over. In more positive news with regards to the Nostalgias I saw on one of the Vintage Gas facebook pages that they have approached Willowbank and had confirmation from the track that there will be a nostalgias this year. Dates TBC

    Also, Warwick have been given a $1.9mill dollar grant to upgrade the track and facilities. Apparently part of the conditions of receiving the grant is the track has to be extended to 1/4 mile however, the track has confirmed that they intend to still keep most the events 1/8 mile.

    Anyway, let see how we go this year but not a great start for me.
     
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  8. Brian Handle
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    Mate you need to be there, you n me, Ford versus Holden. The Australian story. We will spend the whole day running each other. That is all that I look forward to running at Carralbyn. Who else am I gunna run against?.
     
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  9. BS!
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    Yeah I'm trying to find work back in QLD. We cant keep living on eggshells with what the moron over here might do. Its all political and to be honest doing more damage here than bloody virus to peoples lives and livelihoods. Fingers crossed something comes up and I can get home. I'm really looking forward to it.
     
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  10. Crosley
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    Near same stuff here in Arizona.. Tucson Dragway is shut down because of Pima County virus rules on size of crowds. Tucson Dragway is on county land . Tucson Dragway is holding some private test n tune sessions. RoadKill staff (Finnegan ,Freiberger) were just there filming new Roadkill shows. Wild Horse Pass Motorsports is on tribal land, so that is a whole different government rules to deal with. Wild Horse claims to have some events in place and will happen with virus (masks, etc.) rules in place. If the events happen, it may be interesting. Tribal Police do not mess around when they see a violation.
     
  11. BS!
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    Crazy times we are living in thats for sure. I hope you guys get some racing in.

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  12. spanners
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    Sorry to hear of the shit fight you're in. It's hard sometimes to get the head around the fact we live in one country with different sets of rules.
    Apparently Willowbank is severely pissed off the Warwick got that money and they got nothing. All depends on how you approach the Government regarding grants.
     
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