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Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

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10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: January 27, 2011 09:54AM

Here's a later lap. The instructor was showing me how the track responds to a late apex cornering technique. Really made things quick and smooth if you got it right. Made the esses on the back side very quick with the correct entry.
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Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: May 02, 2011 12:09AM

Video of Phillip Leonard's RV8 in it's first race at Heartland Park. Note the smoke coming from the car near the end, signs of the oil problem with oil getting on the headers.
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Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: May 02, 2011 12:13AM

The last lap the car made after loosing oil pressure and slowing down.
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Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: June 01, 2011 04:05PM

Run from the Tally Ho up to Metcalf Bottoms.





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Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: June 01, 2011 04:06PM

Second part of trip to Metcalf Bottoms British V8 Meet 2011



BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5354 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 02, 2011 05:19PM

Those roads are just no challenge at all for a V6 in a Midget, are they Bill?

JB


v869tr6
Ed Olson

(80 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:54PM

Main British Car:
69 TR6 487 CI Pontiac

Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: v869tr6
Date: July 27, 2011 03:08PM

Went to the Powercruise at BIR and tried a Powerskid with my car.
Regular rubber 295/50/15's with big MPH
Had to lift because I couldn't see thru the smoke but knew I was getting sideways.

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Cruising the road course.
[www.youtube.com]



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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5354 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 28, 2011 02:32AM

Nice, Ed! Can we get a hood shot?

JB


v869tr6
Ed Olson

(80 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:54PM

Main British Car:
69 TR6 487 CI Pontiac

Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: v869tr6
Date: July 28, 2011 07:18AM

My car is on this site.
[www.britishv8.org]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5354 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 28, 2011 03:05PM

That explains the powerskid. Holy cow. Big block, turbo, AND nitrous?

JB


v869tr6
Ed Olson

(80 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:54PM

Main British Car:
69 TR6 487 CI Pontiac

Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: v869tr6
Date: July 29, 2011 04:12PM

There is no nitrous in it now, I had to use the spot the bottle was in to mount a oil cooler. LOL


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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: Anonymous User
Date: August 29, 2011 03:11PM

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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1112 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: September 22, 2011 04:42PM

My wife twin sons and myself attended Triumphest 2011 at Big Bear Lake Resort. I was able to have 3 runs on the Autocross at Big Bear Air Port. Dennis Lambert hosted the Autocross and it was well setup. My first run ever was 46.xx 2nd run was 44.xx and 3rd run was 42.xx. So I was gaining 2 seconds each run. What a blast. I'm hooked on Autocrossing.

Our car took 3 awards at this show. Won the Coach Build award, Autocross award for EX class, and gold + award for funcoures.

OK here is the 3 Autocross runs.










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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: Anonymous User
Date: September 22, 2011 05:41PM

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2389 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 22, 2011 09:14PM

Looks great Calvin! How'd it feel?


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(231 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: September 23, 2011 08:21AM

Yes, autocrossing is a good way to excercise your car and get to know it's limits in a controlled environment. No shortage of power with your TR6 is there?


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(906 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: Dan B
Date: September 23, 2011 11:03AM

Speaking as a lousy autocrosser, I'm wondering if you could use second gear more and rely on the V8's torque. Ken, what do you think?


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1112 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: September 23, 2011 06:45PM

Hi Rob,

It felt great! It handles better than I thought it would. Nice and flat through the transitions. With all the power and torque it does squat a lot with the independent rear suspension. Was thinking of maybe adding air bags or something to keep that under control. But all in all was able to put most of the power to the ground.

Hi Ken,

"Yes" I would definitely say controlled environment. I wish they would have had a little longer sections for a little more speed, but I guess for insurance purposes they keep your speed down to a lot of sharp corners. The LS1 has plenty of power and torque. I have a 12.5 pound aluminum fly wheel which I thought helped with braking. The first run was getting to know my car, I used my brakes the first run, and was getting use to power. The second run no brakes, just using engine to brake. I was only at maybe 2800 RPM most of the track except the end.

Hi Dan B,
I think if I was to use 2nd gear, the track was to slow for second. Taking off in my car for first gear is 45 to 50mph before going into 2nd gear. I had my son Trevor in the passenger seat with a phone stop watch to see what a 0 to 60mph time would be. I was just getting into 2nd gear when we hit 60mph, our time was 3.4 seconds.

I did get the second fastest time that weekend. A prepared TR 250 got the fastest time (Andy Packard) at 39.xx
Still need to do a 4 wheel alignment on the car, yet it was my first time ever doing an Autocross. It was a blast!


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(231 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: September 30, 2011 10:14AM

Here's an on car video shot on August 21st at my local "Push It To The Limit" autocross event:
[www.youtube.com]

Dan B,
I prefer to use 2nd gear for the whole course, starting off in first though. Power is not an issue. On most of the longer courses I run, 50-60 seconds, there's certainly no need to down shift and by using 2nd, I think, it gives me a smoother run and smooth and controlled can be faster. The Miatas and Honda S2000's have to shift.

Calvin,
You mentioned, "I wish they would have had a little longer sections for a little more speed". I was out on Sept. 17th racing, and provided some excitment for a number of people at my local autoX event. The course they laid out was longer, 70 seconds plus, and had some straighter sections in it that I thought I would try and take advantage of. I was lined up as the first car out for the day. I don't like to dilly dally around on my first run so I gave it a good effort and on one of the straighter slaloms, I put down the power, had the steering wheel turned slightly, unexpectantly hit a big bump on the course and the car suddenly launched 90 degrees pointing me towards 4 flag/cone marshalls and a metal sign post. With no time or space to correct, I locked it down, slid right past them seeing the whites of their eyes in a 4 wheel drift as they scattered . My next view as I was sliding across the tarmac was the line of cars of my fellow competitors. The car stopped just a few meters short of them. Oh Yeah!

Here's the skid marks and the missed sign post:
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This is how close I came to the parked cars:
IMG_5951.JPG

Nobody stood by that particular sign post for the rest of the day.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2389 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Post Your YouTube Videos Here!!!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 30, 2011 03:15PM

YIKES! that was close. We might have been reading a 2nd 'Reinventing my TR' thread. How'd you do on the next run (if they let you)...



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