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Oulton Park Gold Cup

PostPost by: elan_fan » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:14 pm

These pics are from monday. Historic road sports and Touring cars. We really enjoyed the racing and the rain stayed away. Oulton is still in the old mould and is probably my favourite track. You can still stand close to the action.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:16 am

Intersting to see the repositioned non standard radiator in the red Elan - is that permitted under FIA historic regulations or is Oulton Park racing run under different rules ?

Personally I dont see the need or advantage in moving the radiator foward and putting more weight in the nose in a competition car except it makes engine access easier I guess

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PostPost by: elan_fan » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:20 pm

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PostPost by: elan_fan » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:01 pm

The 26r's run to FIA appendix K for cars running up to 31/12/65.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:57 pm

Rohan,
There were three races with Elans entered: the Guards Trophy, 70s Road Sports and HSCC Historic Road Sports; I have long since stopped wandering through the scrutineering bay and tut-tutting at some of the things being signed off. :twisted:
At least we seem to have been spared "continuation" cars, so far. :evil:

Here is a shot from Cascades showing that 1558cc can hang on to (and worry) 3528cc.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:06 pm

Here is a Shapecraft Elan........... with the alluminium fastback. :lol:
This was driven by Malcom Ricketts.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:12 pm

Still trying to get past that Morgan, Foster's chicane.



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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:25 pm

I know there are some Cortina fans here. :wink:

Taking cars this close during a race can be noisy, scary and technically difficult. That's my excuse, anyway. :twisted:
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PostPost by: Old English White » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:54 pm

rgh0 wrote:Intersting to see the repositioned non standard radiator in the red Elan - is that permitted under FIA historic regulations or is Oulton Park racing run under different rules ?

Personally I dont see the need or advantage in moving the radiator foward and putting more weight in the nose in a competition car except it makes engine access easier I guess

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Not only the weight distribution , but what about the access to electrics, air filter and oil rad if the front grid is in position!?!
Maybe some of us has made that arrangement and could talk about their benefit ?
Thanks for sharing your pictures , Pete :wink:.
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PostPost by: msd1107 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:03 am

The usual aluminum radiator mounted up in the nose is substantially lighter than the stock radiator. The weight balance should not change, although the polar moment of inertia might be subtly greater.

Depending on the details of the installation, there could be other advantages.

And it certainly could be a problem getting this past many scrutineers.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:49 pm

msd1107 wrote:The usual aluminum radiator mounted up in the nose is substantially lighter than the stock radiator. The weight balance should not change, although the polar moment of inertia might be subtly greater.

Depending on the details of the installation, there could be other advantages.

And it certainly could be a problem getting this past many scrutineers.

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Whilst the radiator might be lighter, the water in it is not. :roll:
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