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  • New shock in.

    Attached are corner weights.

    It seems like losing the Zetec and supercharger saved me 70 lbs, which is quite a bit.
    The car is now almost exactly at its spec weight with 1287 lbs (without me). That is with the anchor 15" wheels. 13" probably saves me another 10-20 lbs or so.

    Attached is the final corner weight I got with me in the car. Comments about my weight are best kept to yourself, thank you very much.

    /Magnus F
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    Last edited by magnusfeuer; March 22, 2009, 04:09 PM.

  • #2
    If it makes you feel better.... you got me beat by 150lbs (overall, not bodyweight :wink:)

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    • #3
      Cross weights look great. How does the front - rear percentage compare w/ the old rig? I wondering because you had understeer issues before didn't you? Have you had a chance to use it at the limit after the flat flooring?
      Chris
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      A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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      • #4
        Here is the old corner weight setup with the Zetec.

        The Duratec gave me a bit better left/right distribution. With the Zetec I had a bit less weight up front, but I am fairly positive due to the fact that I had more gas in the tank when I did that engine since the old engine package was heavier. This also explains at least a part of the 70 lbs, which was a bit too good. I was expecting 40-50 lbs.

        /Magnus F.
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        • #5
          Hood is on.

          I also built a simple catch tank from a simple bottle with a breather hose and some silicone. We'll see if it works.
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          • #6
            I really like the color of the new hoo... er, bonnet.:D
            Chris
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            A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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            • #7
              Took the car to work today with the new radiator, hood and shock.

              According to the laptop, it runs a bit cold with 178F exit temperature from the engine on the freeway with an ambient temperature of around 68F. The temp hits 220 when idling. I do think, however, that the temperature sensor is a bit off since we I see lower values with an IR thermometer.

              The obvious reason for the cool running is that I don't have a thermostat since the old radiator was so small and clogged up it needed all the flow it could get.

              I'll re-install the thermostat tonight. With a bit of luck I will be at Buttonwillow this weekend to support the shakedown of a time attack car with a Magden setup in it. I will bring the Caterham to see if I can get some track time.

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              • #8
                Do you have an oil temperature sensor?

                According to Redline Oil their oil works best over 160 and over 200 is better.

                Doug

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