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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #690 on: 26 November 2012, 17:58 »
That section of track has claimed many of us Thomas :(

Makes me cringe watching that video, glad you got away better than I did though!

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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #691 on: 26 November 2012, 18:24 »
Makes me cringe watching that video, glad you got away better than I did though!

Your incident was in my mind as it happened.

I may have thought 'I've Prawned it'.
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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #692 on: 26 November 2012, 18:31 »


I may have thought 'I've Prawned it'.

For those that don't understand the 'prawned it' reference, this is how you prawn it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaC8ihrJq_s
 
And live to fight another day, somehow!

Glad to hear the golf is going to be back to full health again, it's a very cool car this

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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #693 on: 29 November 2012, 16:59 »
Biggish box of bits arrived on time today.

Fitting up with some skanky old dampers tonight.
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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #694 on: 29 November 2012, 20:10 »
I glad we didnt prawny it  :grin:  cos i hate prawns  :sick:

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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #695 on: 30 November 2012, 08:41 »
Built both sides of the front suspension up last night.

Was worried about not being able to put any camber on the side that took the strain during the off.  Spent some time looking everything over.

Changed the hub out for another one I had.

Turns out the hub casting was bent.  :shocked:

Seems the new track rod end was made of cheese - nut went on OK, but simply wouldn't come off without air assistance, which tore the centre out of the nut.

I'm confident it wasn't cross-threaded.

Very odd.  I think we'll try another one of those.

Now ready to be aligned in 7-10 days and we'll see what's what.
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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #696 on: 01 December 2012, 06:37 »
It was a track day - enter at your own risk.

Was it his fault?

Rules of the day:

Overtaking by consent only - the overtakee signals consent using their indicators.
Overtaking on straights only - issue - the 'ring's a bit short on straights.  :grin:

Hmmm, having watched the video several times now and knowing how trackdays/Nurburgring work, if people wait for the cars in front to indicate, it would be renamed the M25 on a busy day!

You can clearly see you move over to the right, Vergers thought it was clear, then as he commits, you moved back over to the left and he had nowhere to go. The speed you were travelling at, there was no need for you to take the "racing line" on that section.

I would have done exactly the same had I been driving, thinking you had moved over to let him through. Is it possible your mirrors had broken down?

Sorry, but although by rights you feel he was at fault, with the experience you have on track days and also the Nurburgring, I think you and I both I both know who was at fault.

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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #697 on: 01 December 2012, 12:14 »


Hmmm, having watched the video several times now and knowing how trackdays/Nurburgring work, if people wait for the cars in front to indicate, it would be renamed the M25 on a busy day!


so the part of the drivers brief that said "overtaking was by invitation, in the form of the right indicator" was irrelivant then   :lipsrsealed:


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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #698 on: 01 December 2012, 12:35 »
Thanks for the input, Steve. If either Chuff, or I had seen the tarmac coloured and unlit car approaching us I would agree.

We hadn't. Everyone else had to have lights on. They didn't have any lights and as far as I'm aware won't be allowed back out on another DN Event without marker lights.

Also, if you look at how Sabine conducted herself on the hot laps she was doing, you'll see she does slow and wait for people to acknowledge her before she passes.

Curiously she didn't hit the Golf, or a Ferrari on the same day.

But everyone's entitled to their own opinion, especially if they don't know the car, or the conditions.

Have you painted the other side of your fence yet?
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Re: Caged, bucketed & harnessed Golf2 Syncro ABF
« Reply #699 on: 01 December 2012, 12:46 »
Thanks for the input, Steve. If either Chuff, or I had seen the tarmac coloured and unlit car approaching us I would agree.

We hadn't. Everyone else had to have lights on. They didn't have any lights and as far as I'm aware won't be allowed back out on another DN Event without marker lights.

Also, if you look at how Sabine conducted herself on the hot laps she was doing, you'll see she does slow and wait for people to acknowledge her before she passes.

Curiously she didn't hit the Golf, or a Ferrari on the same day.

But everyone's entitled to their own opinion, especially if they don't know the car, or the conditions.

Have you painted the other side of your fence yet?

We all have our mishaps, i've had my fair share, believe me. If you had a "x" on the back of your car i would agree with you, but mate, you have done sh!tloads of laps there and know how it works.

As for my fence, that wasnt you that went through it was it :D