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#1 terry

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:29 PM

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The cars arrived this afternoon.

At this stage I haven't taken a close look at the cars to see if anyone needs some attention,but I did notice that Kens' car has a broken body mount,I think it has come adrift,I'll check it out tomorrow.

I'm going to enjoy this,

Terry

Edited by terry, 19 May 2013 - 07:01 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:46 PM

Hi Terry,

Good luck with the round and have fun with it.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:41 AM

Don't know how I missed the mount on Kens car when I checked them and glued the driver in, hope that is all.
Enjoy running them Terry, and thanks for organizing this round so quickly.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:30 PM

Fixed Kens body mount,gave the cars a quick check with braids and whatever else,at this stage I was just keen to get the braids tidied up with a straighten and a bit of a clean,

I just had to give the cars a little 10 lap "shakedown" run,tyres were not cleaned or treated just ran the cars with the cleaned up braids,very early days but these times may show up who is there or there abouts ,and who isn't.

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9X RIR 4.970
69 Ferrai1950 4.986
8 Phil 5.074
2 Stubbo 5.078
12 Mike Akers 5.082
14 Biedmatt 5.100
11 Newso 5.126
70 Chenglaw 5.145
47 Charles 5.160
3 Slo1 5.209
26 The Grandkids 5.214
22 SlotsNZ 5.234
7 OLD23 5.237
9 Lenny Broke 5.248
28 GT6 5.292
5 BillX 5.313
20 Miveson 5.369
6 Mmmoose 5.486
50 Alexis 5.520
13 MNewns 5.922

Some little observations,Ken,after I repaired the body mount I gave your car some laps to make sure all was okay,for the 1st few laps the car seemed to have good power,but the the power dropped off and ran in the 5.7 region,all is not well here.

I'm not sure what ,but tomorrow I will spend more time on the car to see if there is anything obvious,I will PM you later on tomorrow with my thoughts.

Some very smooth cars here,makes mine sound like a chaff cutter,I always reckon a quiet car is a fast car and that was obvious this afternoon,Lims car was a real surprise,after clocking the time it did,I cleaned the tyres a bit as it was handling all over the shop,immediately got the car down to 5.0 something,that's in the "fast car " category,come race day this car will hopefully surprise,by far the best car I have driven from Lim.

Any questions or comments I'd be happy to respond,love these cars!the Matich Brabhams,Phils Lotus33,(I saw the real car at Warwick farm back in the day)nice work boys!!

Terry

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:58 PM

Variable mix of results for warm-up round compared with past performance although my own cars were about where expected.

Official qualifying round will be watched with much interest.

Note warm-up fastest lap within 0.1secs of last years best qualifying time and within 0.2secs within best race time.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:41 AM

I have no doubt that with the warm up times and with a general feel of the cars that this years round here will be faster than last year,there are probably 7 or 8 cars well capable of sub 5 sec laps(I use that figure to identify fast and faster),qualifying is on Sunday,before that I intend to clean tyres and a general look to see anything untoward,I would expect the order to be rearranged somewhat.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

Thanks Terry and good luck with the round. Some surprises in the the shake down by the looks, be good to see some new faces up there. Hope you guys have a good run. Hope Kens car finds some legs too.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:51 PM

Here are the results of the qualifying for round 4

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The race is due to be run next Saturday the 18th May.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

Thanks for posting that for me Alan,

Qualifying went quite with with no real surprises,I did think there may have been more cars in the sub 5 sec range,but thats the way these things go.

The last 3 races show that the top runners in those rounds are up there with the mid pack being hard fought,some comment was made about the PP chassis working well,that was certainly borne out with Ferrari1950 and Mivesons' cars handling my track well,both cars had good grip and were easy to drive.

I finally got Mmmooses' car working okay so that car will do okay on raceday,maybe not a podium car but not at the back of the field either.

Phils' Lotus was quick,real nice to drive,you know the sort,one that just wants to be driven as hard as you like, a very forgiving car,my tip for next Saturday,just because of the driveability,with 3 different drivers thats the sort of car that will be needed on the day,

Anyway enough of my prattling on,its been fun running these cars today,its been a long couple of days as the track had no grip at all on Friday,I reckon I got a bit heavy handed in cleaning the track and as a result I was left with a sparkling clean surface but absolutely no grip!

I had to run some of my club cars around for sometime before the grip came up to what it should have been,all good now thank heavens.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:47 PM

Cheers for the update Terry - much appreciated. I'm well chuffed with the qualifying order - I'm sure it'll go downhill from here on in.

I'm still gutted that I can't make race day....

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:05 PM

Thanks for the great qualifying effort Terry.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:39 PM

Qualified in the top 10?! Now that's something to think about after the last 2 miserable runs and so " got the car down to 5.0 something,that's in the "fast car " category,come race day this car will hopefully surprise,by far the best car I have driven from Lim.".. Yeah, Terry you should know, you've driven a few of my proxy cars in the past and after the feedback from the earlier 2 rounds, I wasn't hoping for much and am a little surprised at the Honda's performance on your track. So, fingers X'ed, I'm hoping it'll translate into a better race finish and mark the turning point for the car in this proxy. Thanks, Terry.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:51 PM

Hi Lim,

Yes I have had a few of your cars on my track for I think 3 or 4 previous occasions,and to my everlasting embarrassment I did make some rather "bruising" comments on one of your cars,so it is especially nice that I was able to make those comments about your No.70 car yesterday.

Fingers crossed for next Saturday,but you do know by now that the Proxy gods can be cruel!

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:47 PM

Not to worry about that, Terry, I'm well aware of the crap finish of some of my cars in the proxies and I have always been the first to admit to my shortcomings in building a good looking car - 10 thumbs instead of 2 and 8 fingers!
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

Race 4 is due to get underway later this afternoon.

This is the first race of the home stretch. Only 2 more rounds after this.

I will post up the results as soon as they get sent through.
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:50 PM

So here are the results for round 4.


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Congratulations Marek, Phil and Stewart.

And here is the series points table.

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Yes there has been a change of leader. The crafty Canadian has taken over.



A big thanks to Terry and his crew for running this round.

I am sure he will help you with any queries.

The cars will now head off to Adelaide for round 5 on the 1st of June to be run by Alan O'Dea with some help from Lenny Broke!

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:27 PM

Thanks for putting the results up for me Alan,especially for the tutorial in how to get the results up onto a place like this!

Before I go into the running of the days races,I have to thank Steve and Viv(oldslot) for coming up and giving me a hand to get the round done,certainly could not have done it without your help.

It was always going to be a good round for marek in the #69 car,from the start his car was quick and the boys found his car to their liking by being consistent from 1 lane to the others,some cars did not have that ability and that was where the race was won.

Old 23's and Phils' cars were great,very close,and Matts Ferrari was a bit of a sleeper,early in the series matt was concerned about lack of grip,but there was no problems today,in fact I think the grip level was very good for all cars.

I will get some pics done and put up on the forum,but for now its been a long day and time for coffee.

Please don't hesitate to ask about your car,

Terry

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:12 PM

Aother Big day at the office by the looks. Thanks for the well run round Terry, you have got to be one of the best proxy hosts. From what I see all the events and proxies you put your hand up for are run on time at the time you schedule to run and run well and the cars all looked after, with repairs done where needed. This one is no exception, its great to have you on board! Same can be said with all the other TC hosts too. It all helps make the Tasman run smoothly and quickly. Thanks Steve and Oldslot too, any chance we'll see Steve and Viv entering a car next year?
Certainly a turn around for the #3 car. Did you put some tyre warmers on it?
Congrats and well done to Marek, Phil and Stew. Looks like Matt might be back on track too.
Stubbo had some good times Im surprized I finished in front of him. I'll never he the end of it he misses out on the series by less than 4 points! :blink:
Is 7th a PB for you Terry?
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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:52 AM

Thank you and all involved Terry, great for you to step up and run this round so quickly. Some very close results, with very little between some cars.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:19 AM

Thanks, Terry for running this round. Well, at least my Honda managed to finish a little higher up the table, although not quite what I had expected of it after qualifying. Looked like it didn't go too well in the Red Lane but was better on Yellow and White. I guess it didn't like the Red, lagging some 8 laps off the pace whereas it was only 3 and 5 laps behind in the other two. Congrats to Marek., Phil and Stewart for their podium finishes!
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