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CrowmarshGibbon

posted on 2/3/17 at 09:26 PM Reply With Quote
Getting into racing

Hi!

I'm considering building and racing a Locost but am concerned that it may be a ball-ache to find the appropriate engine. Am I right in thinking that the racing is done using Locosts built as per Ron Champion's book and not the later book by Chris Gibbs?

Any advice for someone starting out would be appreciated!

Adam

aka Crowmarsh Gibbon

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Sam_68

posted on 2/3/17 at 09:41 PM Reply With Quote
If you're thinking about building a race car, always start by reading the rule book for the class you're planning to compet in.

The rules for the 750MC Locost Championship are here

The rules for the engine are under Section 5.7.

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CrowmarshGibbon

posted on 2/3/17 at 09:57 PM Reply With Quote
Have read the regs but maybe the question I'm asking is how easy is it to source a Ford X flow 1300 engine given that Escorts and Cortinas are not that easy to find these days? (At an affordable price that is!)

[Edited on 2/3/17 by CrowmarshGibbon]

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Banana

posted on 2/3/17 at 10:25 PM Reply With Quote
There are other classes to race in, which will use more common engines.
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hkp57

posted on 2/3/17 at 11:04 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CrowmarshGibbon
Hi!

I'm considering building and racing a Locost but am concerned that it may be a ball-ache to find the appropriate engine. Am I right in thinking that the racing is done using Locosts built as per Ron Champion's book and not the later book by Chris Gibbs?

Any advice for someone starting out would be appreciated!

Adam

aka Crowmarsh Gibbon


There are a fair few crossflows out there but I would be inclined to buy a race proven complete car, best way to ensure the bugs are ironed out and it's compliant for the series

http://www.750mc.co.uk/classifieds,ron-champion-type-locost-for-sale_13825.htm





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loggyboy

posted on 3/3/17 at 12:22 AM Reply With Quote
As above., maybe consider buying 2nd hand race car. Last thing you wanna do is spend thousands of pounds and hundreds of man hours on building it only to bin it in your first few races.

Worth noting the link above isnt a race car or compliant with the locost race series

[Edited on 3-3-17 by loggyboy]






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procomp

posted on 3/3/17 at 12:43 PM Reply With Quote
Hi. If you fancy a chat about the Locost championship and the real costs and availability of parts Etc just give me a call of an evening.
or if you fancy some first hand experience of the cars we are testing on the 11th not a million miles from you.

Cheers Matt

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JacksAvon

posted on 4/3/17 at 10:30 AM Reply With Quote
And.................if you are looking for one of Procomps cars for the 750mc Kit Car Championship I have one for sale, ready to go.





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