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Old 03-27-2018, 01:23 PM   #401
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"....he will certainly be impaled by it." Made me chuckle. The old days of 'being impaled by the steering shaft' stem from old American iron that had a big, long one piece shaft that ran all the way from a recirculating gear/box down on the frame up into the steering wheel. Yup - that one would impale you. On the 240, you've got two u-joints (some V8'ers add a third) between the rack and the firewall that are designed to give before the shaft does anything harmful. The only way to get impaled in the 240, with or without the rubber filled intermediate shaft, is if the collision collapses the front of the car all the way to the firewall AND then keeps on deforming. In which case you've got way bigger problems than the short shaft from the firewall to the steering wheel. The rubber filled lower steering shaft is for NVH reduction, not safety. Lots of other vehicles use two solid shafts and a "rag joint" for NVH. Opinions vary I reckon.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:09 PM   #402
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The last 2 Coleman sections I installed into a 240 went in REALLY tight. Add a nice taper to the start of the splines, and be ready for a workout.
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Thanks for thoughts everyone else. I read with interest.
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Old 04-01-2018, 02:37 AM   #403
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Easter Sunday and some much needed extra time so shouted her a full detail including paint cleanse and finished off with a good quality coat of carnauba wax.

Back in shed under car cover ready to go out to play over next couple of months





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Old 04-01-2018, 08:10 AM   #404
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And THAT'S a happy Easter right there -- looks great Peter.
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:40 AM   #405
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Old 04-01-2018, 04:58 PM   #406
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:42 AM   #407
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We ran joint entry sprints over past weekend and each had 7 runs and trouble free runs so we are set to race in Sydney in 2 weeks after a general check over and a new set of tyres.

Here is link to some photos http://http://www.trapnellcreations.com/p402999169

http://http://www.trapnellcreations.com/p425676569
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:00 AM   #408
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Just got back from Sydney for 2018 Muscle Car Masters and car performed faultlessly and I managed to better my previous best time by 6 seconds a lap at this track and am now competitive with a number of cars so can concentrate on improving my driving and general maintenance of car.

Car went very well in wet on Saturday and held its own in class in the dry Sunday races

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfqiZoWCgpg

Link to car returning to pits late in clip

Link to rolling start

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Old 06-12-2018, 07:25 AM   #409
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Outstanding!
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:56 AM   #410
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Some more video


Gets some footage in first half

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Old 06-15-2018, 04:47 AM   #411
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Couple of pics turned up in mail today Credit-James Smith









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Old 06-18-2018, 09:51 AM   #412
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Amazing!
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