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Postby Doive » 06 Jan 2005, 21:35

:shock: In touch with my feminine side you say? Hmmmm. I've a good mind to bash your ears! :P Isn't autotesting the one you always see cars like minis and shortened specials tearing around handbraking into spaces half an inch wider than the car itself? I suppose jymkhana I'm thinking of is a bit like that, except with horses. I do know you have to be very skilled to do that kind of stuff, so fair play to any of you who do it - I know I couldn't.
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Postby craigm » 06 Jan 2005, 21:36

they have to be road cars .no stage rally or race cars . but there is no limit on what sort of road car you bring . tests are marked out and you compete against the clock with a navigator guiding you (and recording code boards which are designed to slow you some ) . tests are not always about speed some are designed to test your judgement of distance or road positioning . you will put some wear on your tyres though .
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Postby Doive » 06 Jan 2005, 21:44

Sounds rather skilled, I'd love to know if something like that was on up around the borders area of Scotland or at least somewhere within a reasonable drive of Edinburgh. Be good to watch that.
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Postby craigm » 06 Jan 2005, 21:47

first time i entered i broke the throttle pedel in half pushing it too hard so i must of been having a good time .
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Postby shuvit-tim » 06 Jan 2005, 22:03

bash my ears!? you and who's army.......*sees a hundred thousand hamsters march over the hilltops of scotland* hmmm.........
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Doive, check out websites or contact details for your local motorclubs. There's more than likely one running on your local supermarket carpark in the early hours of the morning somewhere!!
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Its not your tyres you need to worry about - you expect that - its if you misjudge and stove into a curve and have to replace your anti-roll bar, steering rack and have your chassis jigged lol. :lol:
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Postby shuvit-tim » 06 Jan 2005, 22:05

just had a thought - propshaft! :P

haha. consider the thread hijacked, i think i've come to a conclusion to buy the auto prop anyways so my use of the thread is complete!
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 07 Jan 2005, 17:02

sorry, it's not every day you realise the bloke talking about chevettes on here is the same bloke you were talking to for real a while ago. anyway the propshaft thing is done to death. but thanks for starting the thread.

the jymkhana tests would be better compared to the tests used on the welsh/revival enduro. we had my swift in third at one point some 60+, if that's what you call an autotest then i'm up for more of them. venue is an old airfield and they use the admin area for some with the odd code to proove correct route, the peritrack and runway are used with cones defining a route. it shreds tyres ( i took a pair of brand new avons down to the wear bars in one day), rips off front suspension (imprezza turbo), bends steering arms (focus rs - brand new) is extremely good fun.
i had 2 cars running last year and couldn't drive either of them! the tests are designed to avoid high horsepower cars having too big an advantage.

i'm running a getrag grpIV box, it was a red 2.3 without arches, not been seen for a while. i did Wattisfield the year before the snow and have done jcp in it. i should have it re-built soon when it will be hs arched in white. then it can sit in the garage until i'm fit enough to drive it. i may be able to have an outing at the west raynham stages this year all being well.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 07 Jan 2005, 18:00

Yeah I caugt some of the tests on the auto in (2003 - i think?). My mate was running in a nova sport so I was marshalling it. They ran a couple of them in the gravel quarrylike area at sweetlamb. The Jymkhana is at the extreme end of the fun, but little autotests run allover the place. Usually on large carparks they can be set out with cones and are good fun for those who just want to prat about for an evening in a cheap car. Would love to run in a proper one though.

How often do they run by you Pete and what's the scrutineering like?
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 07 Jan 2005, 21:52

the jymkhana is a once a year thing. the club also runs a more interesting grass autotest. i may be running a couple of solo events (similar sort of thing without co-driver) this year as well.

scrutineering is pretty basic, things like does thesteering wheel come off in my hands
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Postby craigm » 08 Jan 2005, 00:39

pete , thought i might be able to help you out with a prop . ive got one for an old vauxhall four speed with overdrive box(which was in a 2.3 chevette ) but i doubt it will be any use with a getrag .
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Postby pinhead » 08 Jan 2005, 01:47

i think there is a company in neath somewhere. not sure where will have to find that out. needed to make one for the locost racing kitcar thing i worked on in my first year of uni (2 years ago).

will have to get the number of the place. they only charged about £60 and thats all you got to provide is the plate and UJ that go on the diff and the splined shaft and UJ that go in the box

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Postby Shoveitpusher » 08 Jan 2005, 13:24

thanks Craig but the chap who's building the car has a mate who does propshafts (never used him so wouldn't recomend him myself). we will be concerting to a 5 link setup with no torque tube eventually, maybe even straight away, see how things go.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 08 Jan 2005, 19:53

shoveitpusher wrote:
scrutineering is pretty basic, things like does thesteering wheel come off in my hands


ah that rules my nova out of running then! :P :lol:
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