He was very accommodating about it. We had a discussion in which I apologised profusely and accepted that it was a stupid thing on my part!holy S**t ....... that datto driver must of been spewin , did you have words to him later to apologize ? good vid tho
'Wreck' sounds terrible doesn't it? It was more of a glancing hit, and, yes, it was a relatively simple fix considering I had the tools, the paint, and the panels. I've had to buy new AeroCatch latches. As well, I now notice that after topping up the radiator it has a leak at the top along the seam where the plastic tank is bonded to the aluminium body. I'm having the original radiator that I intended for the car modified to fit (relocate the top inlet and weld on a bung for the ECT sensor, which is about the same cost as a new radiator). This one is full aluminium and twice the thickness so should give improved cooling. Not sure if I can fit my 12inch thermo fan but if not I'll stick with the smaller one.Just seen these pictures of your wreck. At least it did not mess anymore of the car up. Looks fairly easy fix.....
Hi Peter, I am sorry for you both, seeing that accident happend.
Hey Pete,Eh dont sweat it. MORE VIDEO!!
Hey, good to hear from you.Hey Pete,
Speed of the car looks good! Normally Anth's car is doing about 180k's coming into T2 breaking area. He brakes at about the 150mtr mark and very few go much deeper. I think your car will eventually be a tad faster at this point, so start braking at the 200mtr sign and work your way from there.
Also, we've learnt over the past 5 + years that Friday private Practice days at E. Ck are woeful. We won't attend them unless we absolutely have to. Too many L2S drivers and/or bikes make for a long and frustrating day with little to no laps to get thru what you need to do, let alone getting comfortable in the car.
We mostly do Track days, like Circuit Club, Track School, Nulon Nationals. Twice the price (approx $250 ish) but heaps and heaps of laps with very few stoppages. They also limit how many can run so you need to enter early!!!
The next one at E .Ck is with the Nulon Nationals on Sunday 23rd July. Come along and have some fun.
Hi Pete,Hey, good to hear from you.
I'm heading south down to Winton for the 2016 Honda Nationals on Friday July 29th with a couple of other guys. I entered and paid quite a while ago (when the entries first opened - I've always been meaning to do that event again since I did the first one in 2011).
Just finished putting in the new radiator, plus a couple of extra gauges (water and vacuum). I've wired in a manual electric fan so I have it on at a flick of a switch - I'm not confident the Coolant Temperature sensor is sending the correct water temp to the Haltech. The dash is showing over 100deg C but the radiator and the hoses are still cold to the touch. The old analog gauge will either confirm or read the correct temperature through the inline sensor.
How's the build coming along on the motor? Are you running this year (next round at Eastern Creek)?
Any updates on your plans for a car? I've seen a few EKs come up on Gumtree really really cheap. I'm even considering transferring all the running gear into one. Saw one locally for $350.
It was only a matter of time! Priorities change!I'm not building anything until we see whether Anth puts his up for sale at the end of the year or decides to keep running it. He's going to get married soon so was talking about selling it to help get the deposit for a house. If he sells her then I'll start my build...
Wow man, would love to meet Tsuchiya-san, doing some race rounds to learn from him, as this man has a great ability and talent to direct any car in the right direction in fantastic short times. Anyway, your weekend must have been very inspiring to you...great guys, nice cars, sound, smell...mmmhhhhh...racing atmosphere ?!This past weekend I have been officiating at World Time Attack Competition at Sydney Motorsport Park, and met a couple of guys you're all familiar with.
He is a rare talent and a real character. He played to the crowd all the time. But, you know, he's a regular guy. During his visit to Sydney he took lots of selfies around the city, the beaches and the race track. He even took one of me and my Pit Exit buddy and posted it to his FaceBook page! I've been following him since his days in the JTCC Series in the 90s.Wow man, would love to meet Tsuchiya-san, doing some race rounds to learn from him, as this man has a great ability and talent to direct any car in the right direction in fantastic short times. Anyway, your weekend must have been very inspiring to you...great guys, nice cars, sound, smell...mmmhhhhh...racing atmosphere ?!
He doesn't speak any English and had an interpreter with him.Did Tsuchiya-san tell you something about the Pangani experience?
Car is good. I bought the wreck, sold most of it off and will keep the engine and gearbox, shifter, and engine loom. Not sure what for at this stage.Very nice update, Peter! How is your car actually working? Is the spare engine just for the shell like it is or do you start to build it for a swap spare?