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Series1Racer Series1Racer is offline
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Default Racing a Sunbeam Alpine in South Africa!

Good day, not sure if this is the right place to introduce myself, but thought it would be relevant.

My name is Mark, and I reside in South Africa, I race a SI Sunbeam Alpine with 1592cc motor The sub assembly is from a Hillman super minx.

I started racing the car in January and its been going well up until the motor developed a bearing knock on the dyno a couple weeks ago. So its back to the drawing board now.

Please feel free to check out my website www.vanrooyenracing.co.za there are a few pictures and details on there

My email address is markvanrooyen01@gmail.com should anyone wish to contact me also.
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Welcome Mark .. Checked your site out ... Looks like alot'a fun! ....... ("Because of the loss of power from the coast to the reef, and the tight corners (especially turn 2 ) it was decided to bridge the overdrive cancel switch out. 2nd gear was just to slow coming out of turn 2 and the rev counter needle would be on the wrong side of 6000rpm before I could even exit the corner properly. So we bridged the switch out and it worked brilliantly. I would descend from turn 1 into turn 2 in 3rd gear with O/D engaged, leave OD on and gear down to 2nd, take the corner and exit at about 5500rpm and pull it to 6200+- and then switch OD off and engage 3rd gear. This not only gave me a longer 2nd gear, but also closed that huge gap between 2nd and 3rd. The car feels so alive") ........ Very interesting solution ....

.... David
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Sounds like your OD gets quite a workout! Is it a J-type from an Arrow Range Sceptre?
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