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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Jon Olds, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. campbellju

    campbellju Moderator Staff Member

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    good luck Jon
     
  2. Jon Olds

    Jon Olds Well-Known Member

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    thanks, looking forward to it. Car 31, small 62 car entry. 1st time co-driver
     
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    Good luck Jon have a safe and succesfull event.
     
  4. Buckym120

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    Good luck John, also really like the look of the car.
     
  5. lakeview

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    pity it was so busy at work today i would come across to see how you got on.all i could hear all day long was the cars going round

    rob
     
  6. Jon Olds

    Jon Olds Well-Known Member

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    Great day, hard, fast rallying. Never used so much 5th gear. Done a couple of pairs of tyres and nearly 90 litres of fuel. 12th o all. Very very
    happy with that, as we had some tech issues with the car. Trophy for best tynemouth club members result.
    All in all a memorable day
     
  7. HotSnot92

    HotSnot92 Southeren Ireland Regional Rep

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    well done jon :-D
     
  8. MarkTurbo

    MarkTurbo Well-Known Member

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    That's a good improvement on your seeding, great result 8)
     
  9. Jon Olds

    Jon Olds Well-Known Member

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    thanks, guys
     
  10. johnny gtir

    johnny gtir Well-Known Member

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    jon your welcome to have yourself a blast in my car anytime and see the difference in the turbo. what bhp you running and you still running restricted 3071 mate ?
     
  11. Jon Olds

    Jon Olds Well-Known Member

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    Good offer ta. Mine's a shadow of what a proper GTIR should be....We have to run a 34mm inlet restrictor into the turbo. Its the rules. Aftermath
    of the Group B era.

    Mine has a nice (too big..) roller bearing jobby strangled by the restrictor. Oh well, best try to make do with 280 horse.

    The good news is its fairly reliable, and still seems to pull its way to 5th gear quickly. Goodness knows how it drinks so much fuel. Although sunday's rally it was mostly full throttle everwhere
     
  12. johnny gtir

    johnny gtir Well-Known Member

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    thats what i was thinking mate still restricted would a turbo similar to mine alot smaller than yours not suit you its so responsive
     
  13. Jon Olds

    Jon Olds Well-Known Member

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    possibly, pm me your mobile again and I will call you (new phone: lost all me numbers..)
    Jon
     
  14. johnny gtir

    johnny gtir Well-Known Member

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    pm sent.You might not find this with entering events but are local rallies and auto cross less advertised now ? If this car looks half as good moving as it dose sitting on your drive its worth seeing lads built for its purpose
     
  15. Jon Olds

    Jon Olds Well-Known Member

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    thanks, its not the getting as much use as I would like, but its done the Xmas stages, Jack Frost and now the Turnbull Trophy since Xmas. Hoping to get it out onto Otterburn next.
    Britishrally.co.uk is a good site (think that's right..)
    All events are MSA, so MSA rally would be a good search.
    Turnbull trophy was 'no spectator' but there was a designated car park for those that turned up.
    Tynemouth and district motor club are doing the next otterburn event, 16th sept, a great place to drink tea, eat sarnies, and generally catch hyperthermia.
    mk1 golf is ready to autocross also, full race 16V2L. search aneccc autocross
     
  16. johnny gtir

    johnny gtir Well-Known Member

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    good stuff i will try web sites but if you remember drop me a message for otterburn please
     
  17. Jon Olds

    Jon Olds Well-Known Member

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    will do.
    The 'to do' list includes;
    1. rear wheel bearing (totally shot: 1/2" of play at the top of the wheel: are these weak?
    2. starter motor: needs a tap with a hammer to work: is this normal?
    3. two indicators: these bounced out over the bumps. the cheap chinese ones I use dont fit well
    4. slight water drip down the back of the engine. find/fix
    5. tyres: it literally eats front tyres. hardest X04 dunlops disappear, even in the wet.......
    apart from that, the car really shined this weekend.
    being able to leave quality mk2 escorts for dead was priceless..
     

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