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Author: Subject: SPOTTED: At Brands, a well known car on here
bi22le

posted on 21/8/19 at 05:50 PM Reply With Quote
SPOTTED: At Brands, a well known car on here

I instantly recognised this car today. It was for sale quite recently but also the seller on here is a LCB regular. Dr Jones or Derick or something. . .

Anyways, the new owners love the car and wanted to know more about it. They had never heard or LCB so I obviously pointed them in the direction of the best car forum on the web!!

If the new owners I met today are on here, welcome. I took a couple of pics of your car on track but your day was cur short so not many. U2U me your email and ill send them across.

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posted on 21/8/19 at 09:07 PM Reply With Quote
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bi22le

posted on 21/8/19 at 09:47 PM Reply With Quote
Well it lives in London now and is being shared as a track day car.

The diff came loose which is why they stopped running. They were keen to find out more about the car and as it's such a bitsa, they may need all the info they can get.





Track days ARE the best thing since sliced bread, until I get a supercharger that is!

Please read my ring story:
http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/forum/13/viewthread.php?tid=139152&page=1

Me doing a sub 56sec lap around Brands Indy. I need a geo set up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHksfvIGB3I

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AlexSimon

posted on 22/8/19 at 01:17 PM Reply With Quote
Hey Guys,


Thanks for starting this thread and a heads up regarding the forum...

So yep, me and a friend of mine, Simon, picked up this bad-boy -


https://www.flickr.com/photos/opentrack-track-days/48592087532/in/album-72157710465631267/


We have been absolutely hammering the track days trying to get the most out of the british summer and done 3 sessions in 2 weeks haha, but the car unfortunately has got a couple weak points which we are currently in the process of rectifying...

1 - The diff is solid mounted and is just breaking the fixings - the welding/set up isn't the best so we are going to cut out a few of the bars and replace them with some thicker bars and change the bolting set up slightly which should resolve that issue.

2 - the shifter - Theres a smart little carbon fibre device that links the shifter to the gear leaver on the engine - smashing through the gears has fractured it, so its a little twisty - so going to try and re make this is something different but build some kind of stopper on the shifter to ensure we don't over extend the shifter and cause a bigger problem elsewhere

3 - Small oil leak around what i think is the crank case??? or might be the gear box end - i don't know - but seems it just needs a new gasket and potentially some gasket sealer

I fairly mechanically minded but have never worked on a bike engine, so if there's anyone that has hand similar problems as above and you have found solutions then please let me know if there's something off the shelf that we can buy etc as all help is much appreciated.

I am a bit concerned with the shifter bracket as i feel there's a reason a carbon fibre one is fitted and not a solid alluminium one..

Simon and I will be doing regular track days on a monthly basis, mainly brands hatch as its on our door step so feel free to come over and say hello....

its currently running a 900cc Fire-blade engine as a heads up... and could do with a bit more power i think... lol....

Thanks in advance....

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