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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:42 pm 
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Don't know if anyone will recognise the culprit... car is covered in oil and fire extinguisher powder...


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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:54 pm 
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Was good to meet up again, some good track action and some not so good eh chaps.... :lol:
Wes seemed to enjoy himself going round Knockhill...
Once the rain cleared and red flag issues up till lunchtime, track session was STOPPED from 11.30 till 1.30 so they could clean up the track from 5ltrs of oil..!!! no thanks to someone on here.. :shock:



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Oil and fire all very exciting

Note to self make sure oil lines are attached properly :wall:


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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:04 pm 
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I'll rebuild it, I have the technology....
All steam cleaned now.. localised area..
Good thing is the engine seems to have survived..
Few new items required and be back out on track asap...


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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:06 pm 
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On the plus side.............. Stu now likes white wheels :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:17 pm 
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A good wee day out, I was mighty impressed with Wessy's 900/9-3, it just didn't feel right going so fast in one, definitely food for thought with mine if it ever works properly for long enough!
A shame about Stu's car but it could have been a lot worse!

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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:22 pm 
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Hiccup aside it was good to meet up with some of the old crew and a couple new faces. Wes very kindly offered me his car to take out but given my earlier misfortune I declined.

So to the incident, headed out for 5 or 6 slow laps to see how car was running and see how new tyres feel then come in and check everything over. Coming in lap as I approached the chicane my mirror filled with clouds of smoke my first thought turbo, checked oil light it's on, left track asap and switched off. Get out car as its on fire. A Marshall ran across very quickly with fire extinguisher. he puts it down and gets on his radio I suggest he use it, reply you often get crackling noises with hot oil, at which point i reply orange flickery stuff and smoke usually means fire and with more than 20 years experience in dealing with fires I think you will find it is on fire. Fire now extinguished recovery arrives enough said.

Car quickly trailered away to Mikes via a steam cleaner temporary oil line attached and oil replaced, dry off electrics turn the car over with DI disconnected to get oil round engine and listen for any noises, oil light went out under cranking so connected DI it fires up sounds sweet all good.

Need to replace expansion tank,power steering reservoir, wiring for coolant level, new drive belt and a very good clean.

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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:46 pm 
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Here's Stu on the phone to his insurance company to check FIRE and theft hehe or was it 'can I take my Turbo X on the track please'... :lol: :lol:
Oh Margaret says 'Naw'
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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:12 pm 
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Here's Stu on the phone to his insurance company to check FIRE and theft hehe or was it 'can I take my Turbo X on the track please'... :lol: :lol:
Oh Margaret says 'Naw'
:argh:


Margaret said a lot more than NO :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:51 am 
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OK.. next track day aiming for is Oct 29th...
Maybe Kev will be ready for that day.. :o

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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:34 am 
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Here's a pic of Wes on track...


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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:07 pm 
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An enjoyable day up the hill, apart from the sad demise of Stu's fast track 9000 due to blowing an oil line off, catching fire and dumping its oil down Duffus for the marshals to clean up.

I got to the track a little later than intended, just in time to see Stu's car going round the lap before he had to pull off.
Bit of a mess with the powder from the marshals extinguisher all over the engine bay.

Phone calls to the wife to explain your car is again broken, is never much fun.
Having done it a few times, I can imagine Margarets reaction.
But, it will get fixed and be back.
Few photos of Stu's car first.....
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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
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Good UKS crowd turned up to support the two saabs.
We even had a friendly chap called Giles who was tracking a recently purchased MK-Indy with a fireblade motorbike engine in it.
It was suffering from flat battery and no charging, but UKS quite happy to troubleshoot to get him going again. Nice chap, nice car. Imported from Ireland.
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George was there briefly in his clan, but headed away early. He has now removed the exhaust baffles, and it's louder than ever....
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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
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Was great to see Wess again. Been a while

Always great to see what kind of front splitter he has rigged up this time....
Was not disappointed!!
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Wess is running c 350 bhp on a Gt28, and armed with some very nice coilovers.....
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Sadly he was having problems selecting 2nd gear, compromising his exit from tight corners.
True to form, he was not going to let it spoil his day, and was happily taking the hairpin in third!! :argh:
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I do (of course) have some GoPro footage of sessions out with Wess, as well as a few short vid clips of some of the Days cars.
I will post them up on YouTube then put them in here as normal, so check back for updates.

Big thanks to Wess for taking me ( and Lugy)out a few times, and thanks for the offer (declined) of a shot to drive. Like Stu, I did not want to push fate further....

I hope you (Wess) enjoyed your day at 'The Hill',--- Duffus,Scotsman corner, Chicane and Clarks have to be driven to fully appreciate!! Am sure you agree.

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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
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Shame about Stu's car, bit of a bugger. Glad it was uneventful for the rest of you though!

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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
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Not had a chance to upload Wess's vids yet, but his car and Stu's (briefly) can be seen in these vids.....

Wess 12:30-13:10 - fast Caterham 620R (550kg, 311bhp, 220lb ft torque, LSD, 6 speed quaiffe - roadcar! - 62mph in first, hits 0-60 in 2.7 sec!!!)
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PS - No saabs in this one, but to demonstrate how wet the morning session was!! - Brown trouser moment in the 620R...
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Wess 5:35-5:45 – potent 700bhp GTR uphill overtake, Stu 10:25- 10:40 uphill same
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Wess 4:50- 5:05- quick little 2ltr Westfield
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Stu's car here, 9:55 - 10:20 - very wet early on....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDwakx4X814

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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
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What can I say, had a great time at Knockhill, if you could move it 300 miles south that would be marvelous.
Great to catch up with everyone, putting faces to names, real shame about Stu's 9000 but it will be back.
This my video from my last session.
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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
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Looks like you soon got the hang of the circuit Wess, good to see you don't turn in to early at duffus.. (1st corner)
Stu's cars on the mend now... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:15 pm 
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What can I say, had a great time at Knockhill, if you could move it 300 miles south that would be marvelous.
Great to catch up with everyone, putting faces to names, real shame about Stu's 9000 but it will be back.
This my video from my last session.
https://youtu.be/RwFeW5zJTpw


Enjoyed the video and it was good to see another Saab at Knockhill, hopefully in the future we might get a few more on track.

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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
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Bit busy due to new job, but managed to get the first couple of vids from Wess's car up

Linky to Wess Vid 1

Linky to Wess Vid 2

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 Post subject: Re: Knockhill 30th Sept
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As (nearly :wink: ) always, good vids, Kev! :cool:

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