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by fd
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Trackdays
Topic: Super lap Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Super lap Scotland

MUK tyre regs suggest it may not be as simple as you suggest (as usual with MUK).

https://www.motorsportuk.org/wp-content ... resl-1.pdf

Are cars in the road car class allowed to compete with tyres outside of list 1A ?
by fd
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 59
Views: 2711

Re: Cycling

It might be worth looking at RGT as an alternative to Zwift. It doesn’t have the same sort of community as Zwift, but it is free. I use Trainer Road Trainer road is simply pain . . . Zwift is pain with some distraction . . . the cost is so minimal zwift is the winner every time, however it's a 'win...
by fd
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 59
Views: 2711

Re: Cycling

I think my first 5k will be end of next week. Doubt I will do it in 30 mins though 😁. But for me it's not a race, just like to improve a little each time I go out, which is every day at the moment. Like you working from home is a way of life now. I checked my step count one day and it was 300! I us...
by fd
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 59
Views: 2711

Re: Cycling

I haven't started cycling but have started running. Cool ;-) . . . me too . . . on the running front, been MTB biking and breaking bones for many years . . . I am totally fcuk :-) No idea what that means . . . Anyway, Also enjoying running and it's become part of my working from home routine, which...
by fd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winter tyres. Discuss.
Replies: 1066
Views: 68228

Re: Winter tyres. Discuss.

Disagree ref Scotland. It’s a fine country. Just need the appropriate clothing [emoji1303] You can wander around in wet gear thinking it's 'great' . . . meanwhile everybody else knows it isn't . . . it's sh*t . . . the UK including scotland is increasigly fcuk beyond belief, I detest living in this...
by fd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 86
Views: 23903

Re: Anyone out there?

VW will be the market leader in EV cars soon they have invested heavily in it after there diesel scandal. Unfortunately they cant keep up with demand, there new ID3 car is due out very soon and the Aberdeen car dealer allegedly only has 5 launch cars coming this year. I have an order in but the mod...
by fd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winter tyres. Discuss.
Replies: 1066
Views: 68228

Re: Winter tyres. Discuss.

Pffff, endless tyre changing is really just throwing money down the drain . . . for normal cars, fit 4 season tyres and get on with your life . . . only a muppet drives a normal car too hard for 4 season tyres on the public road . . . If y'all lived in Nice, different deal, but y'all don't, you live...
by fd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Walkie Talkies
Replies: 60
Views: 15259

Re: Walkie Talkies

We have a set of Motorola XTNid PMR's with remote mics, they are completely indestructable, 4Km range in the mountains. Change the codes so you don't hear all the plebs if you're in a high usage area (skiing/boarding) . . .
by fd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caterham K or Sigma
Replies: 11
Views: 4341

Re: Caterham K or Sigma

You certainly seem to get more performance per pound out a Westfield for sure, the double wishbone suspension is interesting. My fear was/is that the horror stories of build quality issues given they are kit cars was a real concern and that I should try and aim for a factory built Cat. But given It...
by fd
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick job while "staying at home" can someone give me a clue how to...
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: Quick job while "staying at home" can someone give me a clue how to...

adjust the nuts on the end of the cable (that were not properly tightened by the person that fitted it) so that the throttle fully closes, but only just . . . there should be almost no slack in the cable.

Don't induce any twist in the cable itself when locking the nuts . . .
by fd
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HT Ignition Leads
Replies: 6
Views: 5512

Re: HT Ignition Leads

Series resistance (in the lead or in the plug itself) dramatically reduces RF noise (as robin said) but also helps manage wear on the plug electrode.

Neither may matter, but both could cause problems . . .
by fd
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is sitting at home dreaming about trackdays all you do in your Lotus then?
Replies: 40
Views: 15348

Re: Are track days all you do in your Lotus then?

Each to their own, but track days were from the 2000's, for me driving pointlessly round in circles is boring unless there is a fairly sharp point to it. Road driving these days is not like it was 20 years ago, so many a$$hole nimbys about, so any driving needs to be on the QT, stealthy, catch them ...
by fd
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Driving to Morocco??
Replies: 11
Views: 5002

Re: Driving to Morocco??

Harry's trip look amazing, Tim life is to short just go for it, even with any hassle it all adds to the memory. Maybe I am a bit blasé about it as I work in Africa which has helped redefine my perception of dodgy but what the hell it would be a brilliant trip to do and certainly more out of the ord...
by fd
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 86
Views: 23903

Re: Anyone out there?

Lots of false info floating around . . . Pork Taycan battery capacity is ~<90kWh, tesla3 is ~>75kWh so they are not dramatically different, the problem, and back to my original point, is that you can't use it on the supercharger network (which is the only high speed widely distributed network availa...