New car, the Phoenix replacement

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Re: New car, the Phoenix replacement

Postby jeffw » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:00 pm

2017 was
Set fire to the Phoenix at Combe
Blew engine up at Croft
Trailer/Phoenix written off on M25

2018
Broke leg at Blyton
MSA nonsense
Blew engine up at Snetterton
Broke glasses at Snetterton

I expect next year to be brilliant :D :lol:

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adithorp
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Re: New car, the Phoenix replacement

Postby adithorp » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:18 am

These things come in threes so.... Have a good 2020 ;)

Seriously though you are due some luck.

What was the outcome of the roll bar issues? Will you still be in the same car next year or has it sold?

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Re: New car, the Phoenix replacement

Postby jeffw » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:59 am

The roll bar is now fully certified to FIA standard (you can imagine how much that cost). The car is for sale but isn't sold, if it doesn't sell by March I'll run it next year.

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Re: New car, the Phoenix replacement

Postby jeffw » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:09 am

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Re: New car, the Phoenix replacement

Postby pigeondave » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:42 pm

Good luck on Saturday
We'll all be watching (the timings)

https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/191281

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Re: New car, the Phoenix replacement

Postby jeffw » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:45 pm

Lets hope so :)

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Re: New car, the Phoenix replacement

Postby adithorp » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:14 pm

How did it go Jeff.

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Re: New car, the Phoenix replacement

Postby peter030371 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:33 pm

adithorp wrote:How did it go Jeff.

Disappointing. The car is showing lots of potential and has speed but keeps having silly little* problems.

*Not sure Jeff thought it silly when the rear suspension push rod failed at >180mph but the car and driver made it back to the pits safely to fight another day. In hindsight it could have ended up a lot worse, it only needs a new pushrod and front tyre which flat spotted with the unbalanced load. Race against time to now get it fixed for the next round in 2 weeks time.

This pushrod is supposed to be straight!
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I also got a video of the start, https://youtu.be/bGj-mdfuA8I
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Re: New car, the Phoenix replacement

Postby pigeondave » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:41 pm

Fricken hell!

What made it do that?
Run out of travel and buckled the rod?
Something binding and not letting go of the rod?

Either way must have been scary at speed.

Has that gearbox got an oil cooler on it ? I see a weigh reduction coming :lol:

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Re: New car, the Phoenix replacement

Postby peter030371 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:47 pm

pigeondave wrote:Fricken hell!

What made it do that?
Run out of travel and buckled the rod?
Something binding and not letting go of the rod?

I think the general consensus is that the aero load at 180mph is higher than the car has experienced before in circuit use with lower power engines and Jeff found the weakest link so to speak. He is getting a new pair of pushrods made up out of thicker/bigger tube to cope with the higher loads.
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