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Don't lean on the ******* door when you get out!!

PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:20 pm

Pit stop of the Goldbug recreation at Spa classic 2016

https://youtu.be/6HNd-N6jSg4

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PostPost by: toomspj » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:17 pm

Ho hum - makes me feel a bit better about some of my pitstops!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:07 pm

Judging by the way they put it back this is not the first time it has happened :?
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:41 pm

... and the green stripe is an inch too narrow... iirc. Just saying...
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:23 am

side effect of the super lightweight panels ? he did not lean that heavily...
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PostPost by: patrics » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:10 pm

Hi

"Judging by the way they put it back this is not the first time it has happened"

Judging by the way it was put on is probably why it fell off! - didn't look like he put any weight on that what so ever!

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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:27 pm

patrics wrote:Judging by the way it was put on is probably why it fell off! - didn't look like he put any weight on that what so ever!


No, but what he did do was to fling it hard against the stop. This would apply significant force to pry it out of its mounts.
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PostPost by: patrics » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:56 pm

Hi
Well have re looked at the footage and there is no way it was flung hard against the stop - no driver error there - when you open the door it is not supposed to fall off!

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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:51 pm

its part of the aero package when moving and a gravity fixing when still.... :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: JohnDanbyRacing » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:04 pm

The plastic nodules have to be TIGHT in the recess to stop this happening especially with the lightweight doors. Obviously these were not!
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PostPost by: ceejay » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:21 pm

S2 elans and 26R doors don't have hinge check straps, but what they do or should have is a strip of high density foam glued vertically to the body/door recess behind the front part of the door to act as a soft stop...the foam prevents the doors flinging open and putting forced pressure on the bobbins. The door on my S2 flung open while going around a corner while in town many years ago, and it was just pure luck that the bobbins did not pop and the door end up on the road...how embarrassing would that be.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:00 pm

i dont wanna offend anyone, but at donington (ef) any FF team would look 10times more professional: a FF at 10grand (£) and the 26R at 150grand - does that make any sense!!!!????? sorry folks i even worked in F1!
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