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Old 10-05-2014, 09:28 PM   #251
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Thanks,

The plan will be something like this.........

Use the car as it is road legal until mid July (although a leaking front damper may put pay to that) then once insurance expires planning to take the car off the road for 12 mts - 18 mts.

Maybe Pugfest?

Castle Combe sprint this July.

Put the car in the garage for 6 mts and forget about it (or maybe minor tweaks), mainly to concentrate on the family, and the expected second child in the Autunm.

Try and save a bit of Cash towards competing.

Next year compete in a smallish championship, but undecided which one, but would prefer sprint venues over hill climbs for now
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:46 PM   #252
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Congrats fella...

Must be nice to get some seat time and drive it hard??
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:50 AM   #253
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Well done Jools!
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Old 28-05-2014, 09:26 PM   #254
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Stripped the front strut which I suspect may had been leaking, and clean as a whistle, and seems to be working, really need to take the other side off to compare. Beginning to wonder if part of the problem is too soft a front spring. The back is pretty stiff, 22mm torsion bars and 25.4mm arb, while the fronts are still 250 lb, and 20mm arb Emailed dfaulkner springs for a price on some 6" x 300lb springs, could do with being a little lower and stiffer, and seeing as I am stripping the front suspension on both sides would be stupid not to thin about changing the springs as well.
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Old 14-07-2014, 01:10 AM   #255
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Jools where did you get your rad too please?
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Old 14-07-2014, 06:31 AM   #256
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It was made by a guy who worked for Forge motorsport (about 13 years ago), however maybe worth giving Allisport a try http://www.allisport.com/
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Old 17-07-2014, 10:28 AM   #257
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Old 27-07-2014, 04:57 AM   #258
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Second sprint of the season yesterday, the Dick Mayo Sprint at Castle Combe, which was a 3/4 lap format. Hot would be an understatement, too much sun with the heat getting to all drivers as we lined up in the pits for our runs. I have done Combe a few time before as a track day, but lack of time to walk the course and no sighting run meant the first practice was rubbish as did not slow enough to take the chicane at Bobbies and went straight on. Second practice was a bit better posting a time 80.04, slow but better than a fail.

Timed runs went better, the best being 77.67, happy with that. Need to tackle my starts, bit too much wheel spin, and be a bit more trusting of my brakes, and brake later. Will try and find some photos to post.
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Old 27-07-2014, 05:16 AM   #259
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Old 27-07-2014, 07:21 AM   #260
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What times were the others in your class running?
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Old 27-07-2014, 08:48 AM   #261
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times are here http://tsl-timing.com/sprint/2014/143081.pdf
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Old 15-09-2014, 08:50 PM   #262
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Last Saturday 6th,managed to take part at, Wiscombe Hill, brilliant event with a 49.69 as my best timed run, really pleased, certainly different to sprints as you have less time to think. Video here. http://youtu.be/Qo9_WM2lhss

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Old 16-09-2014, 05:00 AM   #263
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Good run Jools, you'll certainly go faster as you learn the hill, but really slashed your time on your first visit there.
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Old 16-09-2014, 09:58 AM   #264
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Shame I missed you jools, I popped up on the Sunday.
There are a couple of bits at Wiscombe that can make or break your times. I certainly never mastered it in the few events I did!
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Old 17-09-2014, 08:33 PM   #265
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Aye, certainly a place that needs practice. Deans advice of the hairpins of using first certainly helped (although tried not to ram it as suggested!)
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:14 PM   #266
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Ashamed to say I have not even looked at the car for nearly five months, in fact not since the last hill climb, not even a peak! what with increasing work and family commitment's; but starting to feel the itch to go and play.... Track day or sprint? Head says trackday for time in the seat but heart says sprint for the competition buzz!
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:25 AM   #267
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I only put 1.5 tanks of fuel in my 106 last year, shameful as you say! Still nice to know it's there.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:00 AM   #268
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Castle combe sprint is coming up...
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:22 AM   #269
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Aye, always good to know what lurks in the garage.


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Castle combe sprint is coming up...
, tempting, although I am also tempted by Llandow in May, will have a look and see.

Also need to look at a new daily/tow barge, leaning towards something 4wd, perhaps a chance to scratch the quattro itch! Have to look what is about in my budget.
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Old 28-04-2015, 08:45 PM   #270
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Well, I have bought a new daily/ tow barge, almost scratched the quattro itch by buying the quattro running gear from an Audi A6 which happens to be attached to the rear of a 2004 VW Passat 1.9 tdi Sport 4 Motion (almost as rare a car as the Rallye!). 78k with two owners and an almost full service history, with a bonus of a Westfaila removable tow bar. Need to do a few tidying jobs as you would expect with a 10+ year old car with a few pieces of trim etc, and undertake some preventative maintenance. Still coming to terms with the knock in fuel economy which is down about 10-15% down on my previous Passat tdi 130, but still achieved 46 mpg when on a longer run last weekend. May have to use my Wife's car for commuting to work!

As a result I have rather spent out on car money and have done little more than clean the outside of the 106 before putting back to bed.
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Old 19-07-2015, 07:27 AM   #271
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What radiator are you running there, good job though!!
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Old 19-07-2015, 09:58 AM   #272
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Cheers, is was a special from a chap who used to work at Forge Motorsport, although it is 14 years old now!
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Old 19-07-2015, 08:12 PM   #273
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Smart build my friend. Out of interest where did you get those trick carbon foot well trays??
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Old 19-07-2015, 08:34 PM   #274
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They came from Motordrive, do not think they do them anymore.
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I suppose an update to say not much has happened is better than nothing, the whole family and work thing has been all consuming, effecting the amount of time I spend on the car. The only thing I have done to the car in 6 mts is fit a pair of DTM cup mirrors, not really for looks, but a dam sight easier to squeeze past the car while it is in the garage as they are half the width. I did start the engine over Christmas and found cylinder 4 to be running cooler when up to temperature, not too sure what is the cause but will start with changing the usual spark plugs and work from there.

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Old 16-06-2016, 07:51 PM   #276
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Too much time has passed without spending much time on the 106, especially as the Passat 4 motion has occupied any of my tinkering time with a few niggle problems that seeps to consume weekends to fix.

Managed to pick up a few things for the 106, a 16mm ARB which may or may not be used, but makes the collection complete with 16mm, 18mm, 20mm and 22mm, a set of 15mm hubcentric spacers again may or may not be use but bought at a steel for 25.00 the set. Also finally got some rallye vents, albeit in Carbon which look smart.

Still got to look at the cold cylinder issue more, but did manage to throw a synchrometer over the inlets and the TB look to be out of balance on cylinder 4 which is the likely cause, need to catch up with Sandy and find out how bet to adjust when I have a moment.

No Plans to use the car this year, but trying to get into a position to use it in anger next year hopefully.
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Old 19-10-2016, 09:29 PM   #277
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Scary to think two years have passed since I used the car at Wiscombe Hill, maybe next year, been busy saving this year so hopefully the car can be used, thinking a couple of track days. I am however ashamed to say the car has not been looked or thought about since June, far too busy with family life and work and other hobbies.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:48 AM   #278
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Still not really given the car much thought. Too busy at work which has seen me spend a lot of time away on projects. The plan is to prep the car this year for some action next year especially as the car will be 20 years old,half my age!
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