Started by AdamR28, August 23, 2020, 11:02
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Quote from: pistol pete on July 2, 2021, 08:20Car went well yesterday mate! looked good fun on track , I got so caught up I couldn't get over to say hi. So many people were asking for passenger laps, and chatting etcFranks days are such a good laugh.I reakon it would be great if you stuck a 2zz gearset in there, with the weigh you are down to, I should think you'll be on par with the 2zz in the straights, if not a bit quicker.But man that car is desperately calling out for some track tyres after following. Looks like fun going side ways, but in comparison, when its clear in front I can happily be flat from the first corner of bunga bunga to the corner before pit exit.With some track tyres on it, it would be a weapon!I do like the new exit of bishops! its such a great corner now. TBF its a fun track and really suits the MR2 wellI'm three sisters next, then off to AngleseyOn a side note reading above about oil consumption, there was no blue smoke out the back
Quote from: Maurici on July 2, 2021, 08:31By the end of the day we managed to make it flat... ish too. It was sort of scary, but to be fair, the quicker we were going through the last corner on port foid the better the car was handling. I think Adam managed to go flat a few times, I learnt to do it without a full lift...@AdamR28 did some further changes yesterday on track and finally the thing is driveable. Prior to the changes I span in my second lap... again!
Quote from: pistol pete on July 2, 2021, 10:22Quote from: Maurici on July 2, 2021, 08:31By the end of the day we managed to make it flat... ish too. It was sort of scary, but to be fair, the quicker we were going through the last corner on port foid the better the car was handling. I think Adam managed to go flat a few times, I learnt to do it without a full lift...@AdamR28 did some further changes yesterday on track and finally the thing is driveable. Prior to the changes I span in my second lap... again!Brilliant.I know what you mean by flat ish. a very small lift on the left-hander But there is a huge difference between flatish and flat when you get to the last corner, all morning on the r888r's i had to do a very small lift (flat ish) then i swapped to the A052s. and could go flat, the speed difference is quite a lot I don't know your budget or build direction you plan on, but tyres would completely transform the car, even just a set of AR1'sNot sure who was infront of me out of you two, but I did stay back quite a bit coming to corners, as it was "entertaining" to watch on the corners shall we say, its a fabulous concept. Can't wait to see what you do with it moving forward. I want to do the same with my doors as you have done (single skin) but I need to get some plastic windows first.I had a quick look first thing but no one was around the car at the time to chat toWhat changes did you manage to do on track. Everybody likes a slightly different setup on a MR2, I tried the rogue alignment, and wasn't for me. I have mine own and its so stable
Quote from: AdamR28 on July 2, 2021, 10:45Project manager. Ha!I'll write more later, but for now - shame we didn't get to chat Pete, I also tried a couple of times but you were speaking with someone else or not there. Never mind! Couple of vids:And later in the session when Port Froid was flat. Not comfortable, but a lot of fun on the ditchfinders!Have some data to look over too, which should be interesting.
Quote from: Maurici on July 2, 2021, 10:33Ah. You were there with the posh mr2 silver, green, massive gay wing... Pretty sure it was Me in front of you. Dont tell me you was holding back, i was sooooo excited you could not keep up.You have just ruined my day. Bollocks.We stiffened the rear ARB to avoid body roll and again toe out in bump... a bit counter-intuive, and i wasnt sure about it but adam was convinced it would work. And it did.I know what you mean with the difference of flat and flat-ish... I have driven blyton with several CRAZY power cars and posh tyres and yes there is a difference at the end. But... is only a super cheap trackday tool, and with the eco tyres is so fun. What is the point to make it faster? We have other toys for that.Not sure of the future direction... Adam is the project manager there, but ill be very suprises if i ever see any posh rubber in that car.
Quote from: pistol pete on July 2, 2021, 11:28Sorry, Yeah you car was quick when you intially get on the power , but I was short shifting around 7.5k and holding right back into corners as yours was going so sideways I didn't want to "push" you into spinning in and then me pile into you.. but I had a lot of fun watching the MR2 going very sideways, not sure my passenger at the time liked it, he got a bit worried
Quote from: Maurici on July 2, 2021, 12:40I'm now crying in a corner. I'll never get over this! Glad you found it fun tho!
Quote from: pistol pete on July 2, 2021, 13:04Quote from: Maurici on July 2, 2021, 12:40I'm now crying in a corner. I'll never get over this! Glad you found it fun tho! I'm sure you'll be fine. just go do another trackday and overtake all them cars you were going past (especially those pesky MX5s that were everywhere!)It was properly well driven, it is always good seeing an MR2 going sideways, the amount of people saying it can't be done etc etc, you prove it can be I had the wrong set up and tyres in the damp done most of silverstone GP circuit sideways, that was a lot of fun
Quote from: AdamR28 on July 7, 2021, 09:16As we have discussed before, @Maurici has a certain Mediterranean flair
Quote from: AdamR28 on July 11, 2021, 13:25Phil, I run them so hard to get a bit more feedback from the tyre and stop them wobbling around. The sidewalls are a lot less stiff than a proper track tyre, so you need the extra pressure to add stability. The tyres are effectively a spring - sidewall stiffness plus air pressure stiffness. I would say you're in the right window for the AR-1s, defo.I did a bit of YouTube stalking from your latest Blyton lappage (slightly tweaked / faster layout for my lap) - basically it looks like we need to get together on track sometime and have a play (with you in front so I can have a tow and try to keep up)!You cannot view this attachment.@JB21 Also grabbed a screenshot of the data from two consecutive laps after lunch. Pleased with the consistency, and that braking and lateral Gs are now clsoer to each other (confirms I was being a wuss on the brakes previously!).You cannot view this attachment.
Quote from: AdamR28 on June 30, 2022, 14:13Well, a bit of a bump here! The car has done the odd track day since the last post, but we've been too busy enjoying it to do write-ups etc. I think I have some clips from Oulton though, which I will dig out and upload.Handling has been calmed down significantly with the addition of more rear toe in, and the oil consumption issue has reduced somewhat too. I'd say it's more of a 1-and-a-bit stroke than a 2 stroke now, if you see what I mean! So, consistent high rpm / load running *can* start to unstick the rings I've also decided to downsize my fleet so would like to move the car on. If anyone on the forum wants it, I'll take offers in the region of £1200, and happy to attend a track day with you to help you get comfy with the car.I've priced it such that even if you don't like it, you could break it and recoup your money (and maybe more) from:- Koni Sports with Tein springs (I bought them new so they've not done a lot of work)- GRP kit car seats and Schroth harnesses- 6 speed gearbox which works perfectly- Rear subframe is in great condition- Wishbones, radiator, front brake calipers (rear ones have no handbrake function), fuel tank etc obviously all work well- Custom PPE style 4-1 stainless mainfold / exhaust, no cat, makes about 98dB, ideal for track / race car- Wheels / tyres (14" MX5 alloys)Every body panel has some sort of hole / dent / damage so they would only be fit for the scrap man.Of course, I'd love to see the car used as a track hack like I have, but I'm just thinking practicalities as I know this sort of thing is not for everyone!Any questions shout up