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Post  griffinracing on 27/1/2014, 6:47 am

Jay,

I keep trying to attach pictures but never succeed. What's the secret?

I can send them to someone...

Greg,

You've up to the big boys (engine capacity wise). Nice. The Midget is back on the track and running well. The oil pressure is a little low when hot but I went with what was recommended by the machine shop and ended up with about 2 1/2 thou clearances on the mains. That is the reason for the pressure. As long as I'm getting the volume through the bearings.

The only thing left from the original motor is the head and valves. EVERYTHING else has been replaced.

I went on the theory that the car had been raced for many years and on slicks. I was not going quite as quick as Geoff used to in her so everything must be ok in the design side. I don't know if the sump had been switched but a few experts have said they'd only run the old one I had on a standard motor. Great.

Anyway, new sump (and crank and centre main cap and...) and she seems ok. Did her run in at a private prac at Eastern Ck the oil change and another few sessions. Everything seems ok.

Hopefully, and if everything goes to plan, I'll have a run at May Sandown, FOS Winton then PI in October. I'll just keep the fingers crossed.

Steve
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Post  16vmidget on 27/1/2014, 7:11 am

Nah, still 1380 dunno who's been telling you fibs!  Very Happy  Just finishing off a freshen up that has taken 12 months (don't ask, a loooong story...maybe over a beer!) Just need to reassemble and refit the head, engine back in and get it run in etc. and we should be right for Sandown in May too.
What is your oil pressure and what oil are you running? 2.5 thou on the mains isn't too extreme, would rather see 2 thou. No wonder you had oil surge if you were running a standard sump! You probably already do this, but pull your oil filter apart at each oil change. You will soon see if anything is amiss with your bearings.  Wink 

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Post  Jay on 27/1/2014, 8:18 am

Load your photos on to here, http://smg.photobucket.com/
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Post  griffinracing on 27/1/2014, 9:52 am

Greg,

I read earlier that "A little birdie tells me that a Bendigo-based pedaller has purchased peter Clark's v8 (RV8 based) roadster - complete with TRS Wildcat headed injected engine !!" and assumed that Bendigo based person was you. Damn, wrong again.

The oil pressure is fine when cold but at race temps (around 190 deg) it runs 1/2 needlle width under 60psi. When I back off and the revs drop the 50psi idiot light flashes at me. I change the filter with each oil change but don't cut it open.

The sump had the standard centre baffle with a pair of windage plates along the side. As I said, it was running quicker than I currently am so there must have been a change over at some stage or Geoff would have been consuming engines like beers. Crying or Very sad 

I'm currently running Brad Penn 20/50 oil

I'm thinking of putting an oil thermostat on her to help a) get the temp up to start with and b) with a 16 row oil cooler I have trouble keeping it up (stop laughing) where I'd like it so it might save blanking off the oil cooler for different weather.

Otherwise Im ready to run.

S


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Post  griffinracing on 27/1/2014, 2:16 pm

I've put the photos from Winton 2013 on Photobucket. Now what do I need to do so you can view them?

S
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Post  Jay on 27/1/2014, 8:58 pm

griffinracing wrote:I've put the photos from Winton 2013 on Photobucket. Now what do I need to do so you can view them?

S

On the picture (in photobucket) the top right is wheel, click that then go to Get Links.
Then copy the IMG code and paste on here.
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Post  griffinracing on 28/1/2014, 1:13 am

Jay,

It's very long if I put in 157 IMG codes so here is one. Does it link to others? It's in an album called Winton MG Races 2013 and I don't know if a search for Griffinracing helps?

http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif]

I'm working my way through the names. I hope I get them all right.

http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif]
Hey, doesn't the Lone Rangers mask work the other way... you cover the eyes and nose?


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Post  Jay on 28/1/2014, 8:16 am

Ugly bloke !!!!!!!!!!!
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Post  Christo on 28/1/2014, 8:20 am

griffinracing wrote:Jay,

It's very long if I put in 157 IMG codes so here is one. Does it link to others? It's in an album called Winton MG Races 2013 and I don't know if a search for Griffinracing helps?


I tried searching photobucket and I couldn't find them. haha
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Post  griffinracing on 28/1/2014, 8:21 am

Why do you think he wears a mask kemosabe

If I put the link as described it puts the photo up. 157 is too many. How do I link to the album?

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Schnoz ........... strikes again .. just don't show one of my beak

Post  MG50 on 28/1/2014, 9:09 am

griffinracing wrote:Jay,

It's very long if I put in 157 IMG codes so here is one. Does it link to others? It's in an album called Winton MG Races 2013 and I don't know if a search for Griffinracing helps?

I'm working my way through the names. I hope I get them all right.

http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif]
Hey, doesn't the Lone Rangers mask work the other way... you cover the eyes and nose?


Steve

Schnoz strikes again !

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Post  16vmidget on 28/1/2014, 9:37 am

griffinracing wrote:Greg,

I read earlier that "A little birdie tells me that a Bendigo-based pedaller has purchased peter Clark's v8 (RV8 based) roadster - complete with TRS Wildcat headed injected engine !!" and assumed that Bendigo based person was you. Damn, wrong again.

The oil pressure is fine when cold but at race temps (around 190 deg) it runs 1/2 needlle width under 60psi. When I back off and the revs drop the 50psi idiot light flashes at me. I change the filter with each oil change but don't cut it open.

The sump had the standard centre baffle with a pair of windage plates along the side. As I said, it was running quicker than I currently am so there must have been a change over at some stage or Geoff would have been consuming engines like beers. Crying or Very sad 

I'm currently running Brad Penn 20/50 oil

I'm thinking of putting an oil thermostat on her to help a) get the temp up to start with and b) with a 16 row oil cooler I have trouble keeping it up (stop laughing) where I'd like it so it might save blanking off the oil cooler for different weather.

Otherwise Im ready to run.

S

Not this Bendigo based punter....out of my league read budget! I've sent you a PM about oil pressure...don't want to hijack this thread with matters technical! Great photos by the way!
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Post  griffinracing on 28/1/2014, 9:58 am

Hi all,

try http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif and see if that gets you to the album

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Post  Cody on 28/1/2014, 10:18 am

griffinracing wrote:I've put the photos from Winton 2013 on Photobucket. Now what do I need to do so you can view them?

S

Photos look great.  Smile 
I particularly like the behind the scenes pictures.
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Post  Christo on 28/1/2014, 10:27 am

Great shots! I agree behind scenes are good I always like to see those kind of pics.
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Post  griffinracing on 28/1/2014, 11:00 am

yah, it worked. Let me know if I got any names wrong and I'll fix them. Pass the word to the others (they don't seem to frequent the forum) that the pics are there and feel free to down load (if that's possible). Copyright prices are measured in beer Very Happy .

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Post  Christo on 28/1/2014, 11:02 am

Well.... One name mistake is car 4 is Rod Barrett not Jason Barrett as much as Jason wishes haha
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Post  griffinracing on 28/1/2014, 11:20 am

Hey, at least I've sparked some interest in the forum Very Happy 

I started out with Jason Holmes somehow but obviously only half changed it. I'll fix it.
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Post  Jay on 28/1/2014, 11:42 am

Its alive, we just need cody to tell us his secret.
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Post  griffinracing on 28/1/2014, 12:36 pm

He was probably hoping we'd forgotten amongst all the frivolous banter.

Cummon Cody... Fess up.
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Post  mgracer10 on 28/1/2014, 2:09 pm

griffinracing wrote:He was probably hoping we'd forgotten amongst all the frivolous banter.

Cummon Cody... Fess up.


Keep them in suspense Cody!!

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Post  mgracer10 on 28/1/2014, 2:27 pm

Cody wrote:
griffinracing wrote:I've put the photos from Winton 2013 on Photobucket. Now what do I need to do so you can view them?

S

Photos look great.  Smile 
I particularly like the behind the scenes pictures.



I agree the pics look good... except for that one of Rodney! .... I had no trouble accessing the file earlier today. I downloaded quite a few of them. Thanks for posting them Steve.
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Post  griffinracing on 31/1/2014, 10:59 am

What diff ratio for a Midget at sandown?
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Post  griffinracing on 31/1/2014, 1:34 pm

Hey Cody, what's the goss? you tickled or interest now what... no info?
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Post  16vmidget on 1/2/2014, 7:17 am

griffinracing wrote:What diff ratio for a Midget at sandown?
3.9 should see you right Steve. Still on radials?
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