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Spa Summer Classic 2019 - 22 Elans taking part !

PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:13 am

Any idea what diff ratio he is using?
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:29 am


I think most folks are using a 4.1:1 at Spa with for the front runners a 8500 rpm limit. I'm not sure that this is very sustainable for all budgets as Spa has several full power locations!

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Anyone who does such a nice resto is unlikely to be missing mechanical empathy ! The gearbox will be rather stressed in 1st and that I suspect that experts like Rohan would suggest limiting revs to 3500 rpm in 1st.

Other cars also have to take the "new bus stop" in 1st.
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:42 am

Haha - yes, mechanical empathy here! Plus it's a lovely rebuilt CR box I would like to keep in good shape.

About to get my hands on a 4.4 diff so that should help have enough in 2nd out of the hairpins!!!

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