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Cloverleaf76
post 4th September 2013 21:16
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Here you go then, aftermath pictures from Thruxton.

You may recall it happened on the exit of Church, the quickest corner there and arguably the quickest in UK motorsport. Vid here if you haven't seen it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxAFrb2nioI

And this is what it did to my car...

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Got it home eventually and have started picking away at the damage...

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Bloody grass has got everywhere. The wishbone is attached at both ends: look how much it has deformed blink.gif

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Engine was still running at the end despite this damage to the timing case

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Other side of engine bay didn't escape: chassis leg (less!) distorted, grass everywhere and rad smashed.

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Yet to get engine out (is tricky as mount by timing case shattered into a thousand pieces) so can't fully assess but with the damage you can see around the turret I'm pretty sure her time is done.
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post 5th September 2013 02:11
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Feck!
I guess salvage everything you can and find a donor smile.gif


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post 5th September 2013 05:57
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I just watched your video and it seems like you got side swiped by that 916 GTV.. How did he land up in such a bad angle on the track? looks like he was rear ended from behind.

Sad to see your car looking so damaged and I suppose all the suspension parts aren't reusable in another body if you were to go that route? That was a hard shunt and I think the 145 handled such a massive amount of force quite well whistle.gif

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post 5th September 2013 06:59
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That's a lot worse than I'd imagined it to be. Clearly far too much work / expense to sort that out (if indeed it was even possible). It's an absolute miracle the cambelt and engine weren't taken out.

I can see an angle grinder coming in very handy to get the engine out.

I'm sure it won't be long before you've got zagman's old car into a shipshape condition to start racing again.


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post 5th September 2013 07:55
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As someone said, get a donor -> full throttle wink.gif
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post 5th September 2013 08:51
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aye look at that cambelt! you got lucky there! Does in insurance pay out for this kind of thing?


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post 5th September 2013 11:04
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QUOTE(IgoRR @ 5th September 2013 08:55) *
As someone said, get a donor -> full throttle wink.gif

He's already got one wink.gif


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post 5th September 2013 15:39
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sad.gif bad luck mate, did you get any pics of the other car's, I take it the GTV got bumped and then hit you?


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post 5th September 2013 17:01
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Sorry to see this. I hope you get sorted with your new car for the next race.


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post 5th September 2013 17:04
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I loved that grille..... murderer! laugh.gif
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post 5th September 2013 17:48
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If you start from 1.30, it looks like the silver 156 nudges the GTV to cause it rant.gif


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post 5th September 2013 18:22
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QUOTE(bl4desman @ 5th September 2013 18:48) *
If you start from 1.30, it looks like the silver 156 nudges the GTV to cause it rant.gif


Not sure, the silver one has passed the GTV and if you listen you can hear a bang just before the GTV hits the 145?


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post 5th September 2013 19:15
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Had a little dig around and think a 147 hit the GTV from behind?


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post 5th September 2013 19:24
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QUOTE(vantastic @ 5th September 2013 19:22) *
Not sure, the silver one has passed the GTV and if you listen you can hear a bang just before the GTV hits the 145?



Whoops rolleyes.gif Would help if I added the link blush.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwFn_4aS-4 Start at 1.30 smile.gif


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post 5th September 2013 19:50
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QUOTE(bl4desman @ 5th September 2013 20:24) *
Whoops rolleyes.gif Would help if I added the link blush.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwFn_4aS-4 Start at 1.30 smile.gif


Yep the link helps, so I was close


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post 18th September 2013 20:25
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Can't really comment on blame or anything but all I saw was a car coming across the track at right angles.

Anyway it's all over now: here are some photos.

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Have already got a replacement racer on the drive: is currently a roadcar so expect a leather interior to feature in the for sale section soon coolio.gif
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post 18th September 2013 21:05
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Sad times sad.gif

So - did the hub survive wink.gif


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post 18th September 2013 21:06
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QUOTE(AJ @ 18th September 2013 22:05) *
Sad times sad.gif

So - did the hub survive wink.gif


Totally unscathed and should be going back on! The other side, though was fooked. wink.gif
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post 19th September 2013 09:07
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love the trolley doily wheels. great idea getting it on the trailer thumbsup.gif
and it's good to see your not giving UP biggrin.gif


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post 23rd September 2013 18:29
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 19th September 2013 10:07) *
love the trolley doily wheels. great idea getting it on the trailer thumbsup.gif
and it's good to see your not giving UP biggrin.gif


Cheers, bolted through cheap nasty joists all bought to move another heavy pallet due in tomorrow.

And of course I'm not giving up! biggrin.gif Because it's another black one, to the untrained eye it may eventually all look as though nothing ever happened.
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