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Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:16 am PostPost subject: New to the forum and the world of Track days
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Stumbled across this site via knock hill Facebook and the recent posting of the Super lap Scotland updates.

Complete novice level, and only just started going out on track.

Current daily driver is a 95 Rover 220 coupe turbo, Road car in every sense.

Fairly modified from Oe but miles, but still has the luxury of interior, which going by the majority of the examples i have seen is against the norm.

Have attend two open pit days at KH this year, second of which lasted ten minuets before car dumped coolant, more on this in another thread, and also a hot hatch day too, which again lasted even less, at 5 minutes, again before dumping coolant/boiling over

Have also attended the Forge action day at castle combe in september of this year, and a Rover coupe brithday event organised by the Rover coupe's owners club at Curbourgh sprint circuit, again both outings ended abruptly but cooling issues.

Perhaps my car and skills will be frowned upon, but we all got to start somewhere right?

Looking to attend the last hot hatch event at KH this coming December 8th, Reverse direction

Will be the first time i will have been able to test car and see if repairs have been successful

Hope your all still awake and hope to get to know some of you in the near future

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Greg




@ KH June 2013



some from Forge action day , be gentle on my pants apex hitting abilities




Anyway bored you all enough
Cheers
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:40 am PostPost subject:
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Nice looking car Thumbs Up

Any ideas on what was causing the coolant issues? Something easy like a blocked up rad/duff thermostat or somethign more sinister like HG issues?
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:29 am PostPost subject:
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Will be doing a thread on the car kind of a spec/progress thread for you all to chuckle at Laughing Laughing Laughing

but quick taster





Catalog of issues tbh but car drove ok /fine daily, just when you pushed it fell over, i did up and down to midlands numerous times and castle combe, lichfield, KH x 2 each time just waited for it to cool and topped up and then drove home
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:48 pm PostPost subject:
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Alright Greg!
Seems us newbies are coming in thick and fast!

Nice looking Rover chap!
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:05 pm PostPost subject:
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thanks Bud

Yeah noobs sure are, positive i saw your golf n a recent post i read through or am i tripping?

spray painter by trade etc....

or did i dream it?

the coupe is rubbish really, pants handling tbh lol and ZERO traction

straight line grand
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:47 pm PostPost subject:
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you can always improve the handling and traction Very Happy
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:13 pm PostPost subject:
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Welcome!

New diff and sorting out the body roll will help for starters. Looks like the rear is sitting quite low in comparison to the front so might want to look at that to get some more weight towards the front.

No doubt see you at a trackday soon.
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:25 pm PostPost subject:
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yeah the Gaz gha are set a little lower at back than the front

one of those job never got round to sorting

raised the front to clear speed bumps etc and though i cracked height, but after a while the rear just deiced to go south

Cant got too mad with spring rates etc as like i say its my daily for the foreseeable future

that's my excuse anyway, hope i dont sound too much like the noob that i am

Tbh i think the gha's might need a refurb

Me too poor for a quaife Sad

Yeah looking to get some action in before the year end
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Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:31 pm PostPost subject:
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Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:25 am PostPost subject:
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Something about these coupes that I like.
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