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#376822 Kid Racing At Eosb

Posted by ozz on 09 September 2017 - 07:54 PM

Bring some eye protection for the kids sunglasses as a minimum goggles as a maximum for some dust protection 😎👓

#376712 Kid Racing At Eosb

Posted by ozz on 05 September 2017 - 08:05 AM

I have a limited number of overall and ballon sta on offer for £2.50 per set. First 5 for sale here and I'll keep 5 in reserve in case kids who don't see this want a go on the day. Post below if you want a set. I'll accept payment on the day or at the bar😃

#376709 Kid Racing At Eosb

Posted by ozz on 04 September 2017 - 08:38 PM





The identity of these children has been disguised to protect their parents  :blush:

#376706 Kid Racing At Eosb

Posted by ozz on 04 September 2017 - 06:57 PM

So who's going to be running the book on the races?


You can John McQuackrick or tick tack Duck if you prefer  :D

#376690 Kid Racing At Eosb

Posted by ozz on 04 September 2017 - 10:54 AM

To all parents attending EoSB with their children.


I have a fun activity/race planned for the kids.


To participate you will need to bring an oversized paper boilersuit (the sort used for decorating) and about 20 balloons per child.


Large suits have been tested and work for ages 10-13 smaller or larger suits may be needed for smaller or larger children.

We tested with 5 inch balloons inflated less to fit in arms and legs.


The idea is to stuff the suit with balloons and race the children possibly over obstacles fashioned on the day.


As an added twist at least one water balloon is put in and at the end of the race those parents cruel enough will pop the balloons.


This idea has been tested and is great fun for the children too!

#375056 Hoodstock

Posted by ozz on 16 July 2017 - 02:51 PM

Thanks to Andi and everyone else with a hand in organising this great weekend.


It was really good to get my non-kit out amongst the kit cars albeit as rear gunner.


definitely on my calendar for next year :hi:  .

#372255 Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaa

Posted by ozz on 08 May 2017 - 03:51 PM

Stick at it Chris and you will have a great car capable of warp speeds, I have seen Whiz's with similar spec and it was awesome. :hi:


Just don't think of the miles you could have under your belt if you had stuck with the pinto  =@

#372041 Water In Oil Catch Can

Posted by ozz on 04 May 2017 - 12:56 PM

Does the water level drop when you use the windscreen washers?

#369928 Hoodstock

Posted by ozz on 18 March 2017 - 07:44 PM

I like cider

#368842 Rewire

Posted by ozz on 14 February 2017 - 11:24 AM

Have you found a small white connector under the dash with two wires going to positive and negative?


If so can I have it as its off my battery charger.

#368731 Supercharger On A Silvertop Zetec

Posted by ozz on 10 February 2017 - 10:39 AM

I'm going to ignore all mechanical factors entirely and go purely on Astrology.


With Mars in the ascendancy you will beat Terry on BHP and torque.

Since Venus is in your lower aspect will not get all the BHP that you want, which will leave you pleased with what you have acheived but wanting more.

Due to Uranus hanging out you will be wanting a bigger intercooler and a cold air ram scoop. 

#368507 Pinto To Zetec Conversion 2B

Posted by ozz on 01 February 2017 - 09:58 AM

Fit air ride and slam it on 19s.


Oops wrong forum

#366470 What's Best Carb Set Up For Pinto

Posted by ozz on 14 November 2016 - 04:14 PM

My maths may be out, prob late, prob to much beer, but the challenge of my previous post till stands.


I can't cite any learned paper in relation to the use of bike carbs on a pinto engine but I can say that the use of bike carbs on a pinto engine was recommended to me by Richard Hall at GBS, who, at that time had them fitted to the then zero demonstrator.


In fact, having accepted that advice, GBS sold me the conversion kit consisting of bike carbs and inlet manifold to suit a 2.0l pinto head, surely they would not have done so, or even offered the kit for sale, if they knew it was not fit for purpose.


I later identified the carbs as being from a Kawasaki zx6r a 600 cc motorcycle (150cc per cylinder).


My car with bike carbs fitted was assessed and prepared for IVA by Simon Firth at GBS who took it for the test.


I received detailed feedback on all aspects of the car and the remedial work required for the IVA but nothing was said about Bike Carbs being unsuitable for a 2l car engine. 


Since I was paying for a preparation service for IVA which includes an emissions test, I would have expected to have been told that bike carbs were no better than a fuel tap (if that is true).


I don't know Richard's and Simon's qualifications but I was prepared to accept their advice based upon their apparent experience and relied upon the technical knowledge of GBS to ensure the engine in my car passed the requirements of the IVA.


In any event my experience with bike carbs was good, I found them easy to maintain in balance once I was shown how to do it at the rolling road session, they gave good performance and reasonably good fuel economy.

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#366277 New Tin Top

Posted by ozz on 08 November 2016 - 02:48 PM

Has it got a tow bar for a caravan?

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#366220 Concrete Ramp

Posted by ozz on 04 November 2016 - 11:13 AM

I know this is a thread about building a concrete ramp so technically my post may be off topic.


I have looked at your build blog (nice build by the way)


Your garage lip and slope before it looks very similar to mine and I had no issues with my zero in or out.


Looking at the picture of your zero it does look very low and seems to be lower at the back than front (maybe just how it looks in the photo)


Have a look at this thread and in particular Whiz's posts about his ride height and where to measure from and KT's about the range of height settings.


http://www.rhocar.or...o +ride +height



It may be that if you set the ride height and rake you will not need a ramp.