Originally posted by finchy
Taylor Racing how did you go on the weekend. 5th in the final is all I could acheive this meet. Driving has gone to CRAP.
Hey, fifth is alright. If we got fifth, consistantly, I'd be happy - we would have been 7th or 8th today. And if it's any consolation, my driver has just been through a long doldrums period. He seems to have come out of it as misteriously as he went in.
Our day . . . not good.
Spent Saturday evening replacing pulleys/belts and rebuilding the rear diff.
Well, I should have checked the diff output cups, shouldn't I.
At the track, the rear end was bouncing around all over the shop due to the notched output cups. My temporary remedy was to but some fuel tube into the cups to keep the doggies out of the notch's. It sorta worked but the diff pulley parted company from the diff at the 17 minute mark of a 30 minute final.
- I had the larger screws in too.
The printer was playing up so I have no idea of times etc. - not that ours would have been impressive.
Now the UP side.
Those SP belts really are smooth. The car has noticeably better free roll, and it was pretty good before. It might get even better with a few more runs - I like 'em.
Main experiment for the day was the overdrive stuff. We were running faily soft tyres 37/37 and while tyre wear was a bit high, the relative front to rear wear was pretty good. After 3 x 5 minute heats and all the practice & warm-ups etc., the 4mm split was down to a 3mm split - not bad, I thought.
For a 30 minute final we should have gone to 40/40 but since I figured we could control the wear, we decided to put up with the extra grip and just changed the rears for some correct sized 37's.
Diff's eh . . . bugger.
This improved tyre wear has me thinking about that solid rear again, though.