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Old 02-25-2018, 09:37 PM   #376
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I love this thread, it just keeps giving! Keep up the good work!


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It was a stinking hot and humid day so not a lot of fun in a race suit.

You need a cooling/ice vest. https://www.amazon.com/FlexiFreeze-P...words=ice+vest
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:12 AM   #377
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Thanks Chris for note and link.

I often wonder interest in adding extra posts as dont want to overkill track photos etc so try to stick to milestones or learnings thsy may interest others.

If we ran longer than 15-20 minutes a race I would be all over something like the cool suit.


Also season is over autumn and winter so it cools off some from the feralness that is our humid summers. Thank goodness

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Old 03-05-2018, 03:01 PM   #378
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We dual entered the car in super sprints at Morgan Park Raceway in Warwick last weekend where we have run many times in past so we had plenty of performance history in lap times to measure current set up and 5 months of work against.

We did 13 sessions over 2 days and the car ran like a train for 12 of them before developing a fuel supply issue which we have since diagnosed as a blocked fuel suction hose and pre filter due to foam in fuel tank breaking up. Our bad on missing change out more regularly to avoid such simple fault. It cost us one run and lap times in 13th run but hate making simple mistakes.

We are also going to change rubber exhaust hangers for chain as we had to replace twice over weekend and this needs a permanent fix.

We have also gathered tyre data for 2 different tracks over 15 sessions and we are going to back out some negative camber on right front. Our setup guy just figuring out how much.

The 4.56 diff gears are awesome and we still had some space maximum rev wise in overdrive at fastest part at both tracks so far. They are staying in.

We hit our target time reduction and I am sure these can still be improved on. The result. 3.0 seconds a lap for driver 1 (Kris) and 2.6 seconds a lap for driver 2.

We are very happy with times and the overall drivability of the car as you point it in the corner and it sticks and the drive out is impressive.

I will post a link to some professional photos from weekend when he updates his website

Kris busy at the office


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Old 03-06-2018, 03:35 PM   #379
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Link to professional photos from weekend

Myself

http://www.trapnellcreations.com/p228096888


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http://www.trapnellcreations.com/p474976348
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:48 PM   #380
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Some great shots there!
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:55 PM   #381
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Great shots and glad to see some of the changes working well.

I might have to take that idea on using chain for the exhaust hangers. My road race car has been burning up the rubber hangers every few races.
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:53 PM   #382
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You can get exhaust hangers with a chain embedded in them. It shouldn't be too hard to adapt.

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Old 03-06-2018, 11:37 PM   #383
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Thanks Ian.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:53 PM   #384
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The original 960 exhaust hangers have a metal wire embedded in them as well. Definitely makes them alot more durable.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:17 PM   #385
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:10 AM   #386
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Self inflicted stuff up.

Missed changing foam in fuel tank and will not do that again.

Tank out and clean up in isle 5 and some new foam to go in on weekend.

The fuel pick up prepump filter paid for itself with interest. I have checked upstream and we have dodged a bullet this time

Very Ugly

The foam looked fine in tank but this is the mess as you pull it out through the filler







Car booked in Tuesday for exhaust hanger fix. Letting the pros fix it.

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Old 03-13-2018, 04:09 AM   #387
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Nothing earth shattering but should have sent it in years ago for a proper job. Hang the exhaust properly.

Tank cleaned out and new foam in.

Also had car trailer fixed ready for a couple of long journeys

The new mounts






Only the camber adjustment to make on one side and ready for next outing
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:57 AM   #388
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You can get exhaust hangers with a chain embedded in them. It shouldn't be too hard to adapt.

Hello Ian, this is real? I have never seen anything like this.
Please tell me the brand and the dealer for a chain embedded hanger.
I see Germany on this. 171 ..... is from mercedes or audi?
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:07 PM   #389
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Yeah, it's a Mercedes part.

https://www.amazon.com/Mercedes-Benz.../dp/B01BQM3N2M
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:20 PM   #390
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Some fine tuning on Camber settings after data collection from last two outings. In short we backed some negative camber out of front right. Will be interesting to see how this goes as I have a feeling we are getting close to right combination.

Car preparation is done for next outing apart from fitting the new Coleman 119-112 steering shaft on way from USA.

Will give the car a decent wash and wax and full detail over Easter




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Old 03-24-2018, 03:41 PM   #391
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What's the steering shaft for? Does the 242 have a rubber coupling in the column?
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:47 PM   #392
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Yes Rubber well on way to perishing and it has some movement

Heres the post that put me onto the solution for us. Look in middle of page 4 for photo comparing Volvo to Coleman

https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/7110/...ith-ls1#latest

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Old 03-26-2018, 07:43 AM   #393
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Awesome thread, nice to see the car actually being ''used''.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:12 AM   #394
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Yes Rubber well on way to perishing and it has some movement

Heres the post that put me onto the solution for us. Look in middle of page 4 for photo comparing Volvo to Coleman

https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/7110/...ith-ls1#latest
Thanks. Very useful (RHD turbo car).
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:21 AM   #395
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Awesome thread, nice to see the car actually being ''used''.
Thanks

As for steering shaft - yes turbo heat and rubber in steering shaft joint not a good mix
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Old 03-27-2018, 02:00 AM   #396
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Wow. Great car, mate
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Old 03-27-2018, 05:16 AM   #397
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:35 AM   #398
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Five years on and still one of my favorite project threads.
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Yes Rubber well on way to perishing and it has some movement

Heres the post that put me onto the solution for us. Look in middle of page 4 for photo comparing Volvo to Coleman

https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/7110/...ith-ls1#latest
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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Yes Rubber well on way to perishing and it has some movement

Heres the post that put me onto the solution for us. Look in middle of page 4 for photo comparing Volvo to Coleman

https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/7110/...ith-ls1#latest
On a race car it should work fine. However, the guy with the V8 loses the collapsing feature, so if he has a front end collision, he will certainly be impaled by it. Easy enough to install a heat shield...
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