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posted on July 16th, 2014 at 05:40 AM
Lap of Brands Hatch in a 1300cc Beetle


And it was ONLY one lap as the alternator belt departed taking the dipstick with it...Balls!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJO0CqJ0CBw&feature=youtu.be 
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posted on July 16th, 2014 at 06:51 AM



BUGGER !!!

Didn't see a BIG warning light - do you have really good 'broken belt' warning ? It's important.

Looking forward to seeing more from you later. :cool:

Cheers, Greg




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posted on July 16th, 2014 at 07:14 AM



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BUGGER !!!

Didn't see a BIG warning light - do you have really good 'broken belt' warning ? It's important.

Looking forward to seeing more from you later. :cool:

Cheers, Greg


Hi Greg,

The car has a 12v fan rather than an engine driven fan so there is a blue warning light for the cooling fan, a red warning light for oil pressure and the yellow warning light is for the alternator...the alt warning light didn't come on!! but I heard the belt shredding and the oil temp gauge went off the scale so I knew the dipstick sender was buggered...then I saw the oil smoke and knew the dipstick tube was spitting oil and the game was up.

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posted on July 16th, 2014 at 08:27 AM



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Originally posted by pompomFitting a 911 cooling fan/alternator for the next race.


It will be interesting to see the effect the fan drag has on performance.

Clip is cool, thanks.
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posted on July 16th, 2014 at 08:49 AM



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Originally posted by pompomFitting a 911 cooling fan/alternator for the next race.


It will be interesting to see the effect the fan drag has on performance.

Clip is cool, thanks.


I'll be under-driving the 911 fan quite a bit by running a very small bottom pulley, so fingers crossed it'll not sap too much power...It may even save some weight.
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posted on July 16th, 2014 at 11:07 AM



Always love your vids :tu:



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posted on July 16th, 2014 at 01:12 PM



Man I love car. Awsome. I found with my hillclimb bug on the dyno there was about 6hp diff between running a 102mm lower pully and not running a fan belt on my 1916cc with 911 fan shroud. I was rather suprised. I guess it will depend on where and how your engine makes power.



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posted on July 16th, 2014 at 03:50 PM



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Always love your vids :tu:


Thanks Craig

In Friday testing it was wet and the front end had no grip at all so we disconnected the front anti-roll bar and the car came alive. The Sunday race was looking showery so we left the anti roll bar off...then the track dried, so we ended up racing in the dry with no front anti-roll bar and it handled better than ever, so my wet setup is now the same as my dry setup!!

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posted on July 18th, 2014 at 02:20 PM



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And it was ONLY one lap as the alternator belt departed taking the dipstick with it...Balls!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJO0CqJ0CBw&feature=youtu.be 


wICKED!!!!!! Do you have another engine still planned ian....

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posted on July 18th, 2014 at 03:55 PM



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Do you have another engine still planned


I've got my custom made 60mm SCAT crank and most of the bits to make a 1298cc (60x83) motor but we won't see that for a while as i'm taking a break from racing next year to gather up funds. Next year i'll also be stripping my current car down and rebuilding it in an effort to shed another 55kg and math the weight of the Minis

How's your build going?
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posted on July 18th, 2014 at 06:36 PM



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Do you have another engine still planned


I've got my custom made 60mm SCAT crank and most of the bits to make a 1298cc (60x83) motor but we won't see that for a while as i'm taking a break from racing next year to gather up funds. Next year i'll also be stripping my current car down and rebuilding it in an effort to shed another 55kg and math the weight of the Minis

How's your build going?


60mm jeezes.are we seing 9000+ rpm:cool:.....bloody Motorsport,soon much money!!!!lol...

Mine is so close but so far...I'm not doing as much as I should to get it finished but I do a bit here. And there..I have to put engine in and do all the car wiring also prep bonnet,bumper,tail light housings,kamei ,running boards and paint,fit oil lines etc...so still a wee bit but I'm not going hell for leather anymore...one day it will be punting around again...I'll email you some more pics...

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posted on July 18th, 2014 at 07:31 PM



Pompom. I LOVE your car. Keep killing minis :D



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