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Old 18-01-2016, 02:33 PM   #101
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7,000 for a 6x4 stand. But then you can get a discount if you hold out. Paul Rose must have spent a fortune.

The bleeder kit is not a Gunson, I don't think they do a 'twin' bleeder kit.
Having used (well, Dunc used it!) an Ovaltine bottle for the past years I thought it was time to splash out!!
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Old 19-01-2016, 09:44 PM   #102
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Have you seen the ERS series Mike?

http://enduranceracingseries.co.uk/

Works out at about 5.50/min racing time including the 3h Nurburgring race.
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Yes, we had a good chat at Autosport.
We are looking to do Anglesey into the dusk, Snetterton night race and potentially Nurburgring.
A lot of water to go under the bridge before that though.
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A lot of water to go under the bridge before that though.
And cash...

Looks like you have some great plans though, it will be awesome to see them develop.
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And cash...

Looks like you have some great plans though, it will be awesome to see them develop.
You're telling me!
I'm certainly not going to be making a profit from this venture. But, if I get to race around the world in an FIA championship then I see that as a good way to go racing.
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Nurburgring will be awesome Mike. Anglesey at night was pretty good as well actually, the cats eyes helped a lot when we raced there!

How are you looking to put your team of drivers together Mike? Are you just working on individual races at the moment rather than trying to get drivers to commit to a season? Also have you got space on the car if the drivers come with sponsorship?
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Old 21-01-2016, 04:08 PM   #107
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Silverstone is going to be an eye opener for me, of that I have no doubt. There will be areas where we can/ need to improve. And there will be areas where I've invested too much time/ money.
The key is to recognise how much work is required to turn the car around, and get it ready for the next race.
I am reluctant to take on drivers for races later in the year until I know what the car situation is. If it's absolutely battered then it will obviously take a lot more time to re-prepare than a simple strip/ inspect/ service/ rebuild.

The aim was to do Silverstone, Barcelona and then Dubai next year.
Sights may be slightly re-aligned by the new FIA Touring Car Series, and also the ERS races.
I need to stay focused on the objectives, and stop being attracted to other series.

There is space on the car for drivers' sponsors, and further space can be made available subject to negotiation.
Do you want me to send a contract over...............
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Yea, Im definitely keen to have a go, as long as time and funds allow

Does the car have its own data logger or that something else you still need to look at?
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It's got an Aim logger, built in with the dash. This records all parameters and GPS etc.
We are also fittin a VBox for Silverstone.
No where to hide!
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I havent used the Aim one before, Vbox is spot on though, that's what we use. The predictive lap timing is a massive help
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The AiM has predictive lap timing, full data and all the usual functions.
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Ihad the rear diffuser off today. Just to check it for damage and to allow access to the rear suspension.
I had my camera with me so pointed it at the car.......






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Looks like it needs some new heat proofing on that diffuser!
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Looks like it needs some new heat proofing on that diffuser!
Yeah, it's just foil tape on there with an adhesive backing. The adhesive has failed, causing it to lift off. We are going to fit the more expensive rigid Zircotec (style) protection.


Gotta look professional at these events:



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The Touring Car Endurance Series have now finalised dates and locations for all three rounds.
Round 1 - Silverstone 24 hour
Round 2 - SlovakiaRing 24 hour
Round 3 - Meppen Germany 12 hour.

I'm in discussions with teams about transport to Slovakia, as it's a long, long way. Also, it's a mid-week race so time off from work may be an issue.
Meppen looks like a kart track! I'm very surprised by that choice. It's not appealing at all.
The alternative is to do the 6hour at Anglesey, and then the 24 hour at Barcelona.
These are decisions for after Silverstone though.
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Sounds like you've got some great plans Mike, looking forward to seeing it in action. Those cases are nice, did you get a good deal at the Autosport show?
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Yes, a very good deal. I would have liked to have had them customised a little more, with the Euro containers, but it worked out a lot cheaper to get the bare cases.
They should make loading up a whole lot easier.

The brake order is due this week, and then the Seat Sport order the week after.

It's 8 weeks to Silverstone.
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Un-believable!
I've been waiting for some drawings to come through for some 'elephants feet'. The drawings arrived Monday, and I've sent them out for quotes.
Guess what I was offered today??!! Yes, some elephants feet. Never look a gift horse in the mouth and all that!





What are they? How do they work?

Well, they are for giving more working room under the car.
Firstly, you deploy the air jack.
Slide in the larger of the stands and then retract the air jacks.

Push across the slider on the stand, and then deploy the air jack again.
Then put the smaller stand on top of the larger one.

Job done!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ4pWok1yDI
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No blocks of timber for our Mike.
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Gotta look like we know what we are doing (even if we don't!)
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Well hopefully you won't need them too often! Look like nice bits of kit though.
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Apart from buying a load of expensive things you hopefully wont need have you had this out on track for testing/ shakedown

Is Paul Knapps comparable to yours or is his modified? That seems to go well and is proven reliable (looks like its not been off track since he got it)
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We have got a shakedown booked, but that is more for testing our pit-stop procedures than the car. Nothing mechanical has changed, the pads are pre-bedded from the factory etc.
The radio and lighting needs testing too but I think we would be black flagged for driving around with our lights ablaze during a day time session. We might have to point them at the ground for that one!

Paul's car has a fair bit more power than mine. It's up at about 420bhp, and he is doing a fair amount of testing in it. Dan Welsh has been in it a few times too.
Have you seen his 360deg video?
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More updates.
Pictures paint a thousand words........

Bright lights:

Clearwater, imported from USofA
2x Erica which are 6000 lumens each
2x Sevina which are 7500 lumens each!!
I spent a long time researching lights. Lazer LED's were favourite, especially their ST4 versions as they were used by a few teams in Britcar. However, I spoke with a few people who ran the Clearwater lights and they said they would never go back to another brand. For reference, the ST4's are 3500 lumens.
So, I spoke with Clearwater direct, over in California and had some imported at an exceptional price.

Spare engine, shown naked:

This is a freshly built motor which has seen previous endurance action. I already had all the ancilliaries off it. This will be fully built and ready to go.

Seat Sport parts, inc front upright, rear upright, front wishbone, hubs, camber plates, rj's........

There is a lot of expense in this small collection of parts. I had to pick and choose very carefully which items to order. We had a few committee meetings before this order was placed! I'd like to carry more, but it is cost prohibitive at this stage.

Spare additional cooler:

(this sits in a vulnerable position at front corner of car)

Electrics for 'new supplementary' loom.

We are making a new loom that will sit separate to the Seat Sport loom. This is to accommodate lights, illuminated door squares, radio, drink system, heated screen and position indicators.

New seat fitted:

Needed to be in date and FIA approved. Due to the proximity of a cage bar I also wanted the side protection.

Building up discs/ bells:



The brake order was considerable, and no expense spared. Two full sets of discs/ bells and then additional spare rotors too. Likewise for pads.

New fuel bladder, Willans were absolutely fantastic to deal with:

The previous bladder was 35litres, this new one is now 55 litres which gives a total tank size of 110litres. This will give us plenty of flexibility for Code 60's and race strategy.



Position for lights:

The lights are being mounted on the cross-member, and will be behind the bumper. The bumper is to be cut out to suit, and then have clear plastic fitted. The clear plastic will then have Venture-Shield fitted which will act as a 'tear-off' during the race.

Discs fitted, note the new pads also- pre bedded from Pagid:

When I ordered the pads, Pagid offered a service of pre-bedding the pads. This not only takes that action away from us but also extends pad life over conventional bedding in procedures. A no-brainer for me.

New van too

For hauling all the spares, well some of them anyway!

This stuff is the bollox for cleaning screens in a hurry:

Every decent race team I have seen has this stuff in their armoury.

Two heated screens:

We are running a heated screen as I've no doubt it will be needed for Silverstone. We don't have blown hot hair so something had to be fitted. This along with Anti-Fog, and a cold air blower will hopefully aid visibility. We are going to wire it up with two switches too. The screens are already on a split circuit so this should be simple enough. Why? Just to reduce current draw.

No driver excuses once this lot is fitted:

I've already got my excuses lined up!.......

Chaos:
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Bloody hell Mike, big update!

How long's the list before Silverstone now? <100 items?

Bloody hell Mike, big update!

How long's the list before Silverstone now? <100 items?

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The list is made up of many sub-lists, and that stretches well beyond 100 items!
There is just so much to take care of.
What you see here is just the car prep side. On top of that I need to manage the needs of four drivers, including booking hotels and motorhomes for them, ensuring their licenses are up to spec and checking their eligibility. Chasing them up to sign the contracts, and explaining the ins and outs of the insurance.
Then there is all the paperwork for the organisers, entry forms for car and five drivers, submitting homologation papers, ordering 11k's worth of tyres, 4500 worth of fuel.
All this whilst working 70hour weeks (currently) and trying to be a family man.
I aint looking for sympathy, but it's a massive undertaking.
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Crikey Mike that's an update and a half!! I really don't envy you doing all this but it will all be worth it. I can't wait to see how it all comes together.
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Where's dunc when you need him?! Joking apart, sounds like you could do with another dogsbody to help project manage...
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Today was a long day. 13 hours solid on the car, the majority was spent on the new 'supplementary' loom.
Also re-fitted the diffuser, re-fitted the splitter, added the bungees to the harnesses, changed a rear wheel bearing, bled the brakes, changed the pads, fitted the radio wiring.......
I now know that this car swallows time aswell as money.
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Sounds like you're making some good progress though mate, once it's up to scratch it'll be (a little) less work.
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We are testing at Oulton Park on Friday. Actually, that's a bit mis-leading. One of the drivers, Dave, is driving the car as a shakedown. We are only doing two morning sessions in order to keep mileage/ hours down.

So, where are we up to? Let's start with the van! It's had some windows fitted





Back to the car......
Dunc came around to build up the spare engine:



Copies of Seat Sport parts copied, made, painted:


(Saved me over 300)

Progressive Motorsport have very kindly donated an Electric Drink System:




Dry breaks, carbon fibre, Deutsch connectors......what more is there to race cars?

Today, this lot arrived




Contains door squares, illuminated door panels, 5 driver ID transponder, race position displays and receiver/ sender unit, and all the obligatory sponsor decals.
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Coming round quick now!

Are you really not going to get any seat time at Oulton? (Or should that be Seat time? )
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It would be very easy to add on the afternoon sessions, but it's not worth it.
There is no value in it, and it would be un-necessary mileage.
I would rather focus on the needs of Dave, and what he wants to change etc.
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I'll be heading over to Oulton park on Friday to help with the JSCC driver i'm working with. Hopefully I get there before you have to leave as I can't wait to see this thing beasting round the track.
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New heated screen fitted:

The screens come with a split circuit, which is usually wired to one relay. We have wired it as two seperate items, with two switches in a bid to reduce current draw should both sides not be needed.

Very expensive lights mounted:

Mounted behind the bumper, with the bumper cut to suit. Dunc measured 5 times and cut once- I was still nervous!
These things are as bright as the sun!!

On Friday we went testing, well it was more of a shakedown. Dave Ward, one of the drivers travelled up to put it through it's paces:

We had a couple of minor incidents, but other than those it was a successful day.
I'm looking forward to spending more time with Dave as he has a very illustrious history!



The OMP Kid!


One of Dave's products is an Endurance Drink System, which naturally we have to fit to the car. This is it fitted to my helmet, looks more bulky than it is....


Post shakedown, and it's time for final strip down/ inspect/ replace/ renew etc etc


Lastly, I have this special tool....

....any guesses??
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I'll take a stab at something wheel-alignment related.

I'll be down on the Saturday afternoon keeping an eye out for you mate (will come say Hi if everything's not too frantic) 'til about 5 and then possibly back on Sunday (depending on how hung over I am, 30th party on Sat. night).
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We are in Garage 6A, so come say hello.









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Looking badass. Will do.
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The race started really well for us. We were able to put a very neutral set-up onto the car. This cost us ultimate lap time but we hoped to gain through tyre life and fuel economy. The delta times were set and away we went.
The bumper was soon knocked off, and caused the first Code 60 as it was lying in the middle of Copse. It was no issue, so it stayed off for the race.

The rain arrived in the evening, and this is where our hopes of a good finish ended.
We lost the heated screen and all lights due to melted fuses. From this point on we were chasing our tails.
There was an awful lot of water in the car, and sloshing around the Seat Sport fuse box.
Numerous pit stops were made to try and remedy the problem, all to no avail. At one point we had a 2 stroke leaf blower on the job- I've never seen that before!!
After what seemed like an eternity we had dried the car, taped in paper roll strips to absorb any new puddles, and sealed up every joint on the car.
The electrics were sorted too at this point and she was sent on her merry way again.

The lap counter started to tick over again, and progress was being made.
The morning soon came and we were still going strong. We were chasing cars that had made good ground on us whilst we were stopped.
We picked a few off before the end which was satisfying

At 1600hours the checkered flag came out and we had finished the race.
That in itself was a great achievement, which was brought home when numerous team managers congratulated us on finishing at our first attempt.

The car currently looks a bit battered and certainly needs a good few hours spending on her.

The life programme needs looking at too, and all components stripped, examined, replaced etc etc.

















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Old 06-04-2016, 05:10 PM   #140
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Definitely an achievement to finish in what looked like horrendous night conditions. At least its highlighted the areas you need to look at so you can have it sorted ready for the next one. A bit of TLC and I'm sure it'll be sorted in no time.

Have you had any more thoughts about what to do next? Oh and did you use my fuel program in the end or have you come up with something better?
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:26 PM   #141
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Congratulations on finishing! Great achievement!
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:50 PM   #142
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Mike, I do hope you are proud of yourself? What an amazing achievement as the other team managers said just to finish your first outing. Your hard work made it all possible and your team did you proud. It was great to see you all belting around on telly as well.
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:21 PM   #143
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Well done to all involved and emember you need to walk before you can run.
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Old 11-04-2016, 07:04 PM   #144
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Martin, your fuel spreadsheet was very similar to another one that I was sent
We didn't use it in the end as we decided to keep things simple and re-fuel on the safe side.
I was even tempted to refuel on the penultimate lap, just to get my moneys worth!!

I am currently looking to do Round 2 of the Touring Car Endurance Series, another 24 hour, but at the Slovakiaring this time.
Beyond that, I have two confirmed drivers for Barcelona (with the GT3's!) in September.

The team:


Relaxing, contemplating, time on my own prior to the start:


Saturday afternoon photo, we still had the rear bumper:




Beating the Peugeot's:

(not quite true! The Peugeot's are basicaly the 208 T16 modified for circuit. They are awesome)

Into dusk:




TV interviews:


And night....






And morning:


Checking the rear right during a pit stop:


Just finished my final stint on Sunday afternoon, running over the car controller!


Handing over to Graham:


24 hours later she crossed the line
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I've had a few weeks 'off' from the car (I promised Mrs Indigo that I would), but now it's time to get back in to it.
First step is to visually inspect for damage etc. It looks like I need four doors, a rear bumper and a wing. There is some damage to the front splitter/ flat floor but that should repair.

I started stripping the parts off.......



and cleaning / repairing them as they came....



The front and rear of the car are in good condition generally, it was the sides that took the hammering. Drivers need to work on spatial awareness I think!

The rear:


Pad wear on the front:


(these pads are Pagid RSL pre-bedded. New for the race, and have done 24 hours)

Also, the paddle on the steering wheel needs replacing! This one snapped at about 4am, we managed to borrow another wheel whilst this repair was carried out. The beauty of endurance racing- you just don't know what's coming next!

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Another couple of hours today.
Front passenger door off:


Centre section of flat floor removed:


The other three doors need to come off, and then a full appraisal and priority list to be compiled.
I can also start looking at the mechanicals.

We've got a few events coming up and need to have her ready for them.
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Upon looking around the teams at Silverstone, and numerous other events, I could see that the 'team' was lacking some equipment. The things that make the event easier to manage and run.

So, we needed some more screens for live timing, driver tracking and live video feed:





Then we needed somewhere for the screens to go.

Pit perch:





The mechanics also stressed the need for getting the car 'high' quicker and easier than using blocks of wood.
So more elephants feet:



With regards the car, new doors awaiting preparation:


and a new rear bumper:
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Blimey Mike. It looked a bit like a banger racer by the end, thought Tin Tops was tough on the car. Great read by the way and glad to see you are doing well with the new project. Look forward to reading more updates...
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