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Post Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:26 pm

Re: BRC 1966 - Gentleman Brobots Club [RACE 6 P&Q]

It seems my car is an extremely consistent qualifier, once again at P31. How does qualifying performance stack up in general? Is there much variability?
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Post Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:33 pm

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There is at least a certain amount, I've been pushing for pole some races, others, 6th. And given the gaps are bigger out of the pack, that's a fair bit. Puffster seems to be swinging around a lot I've noticed.

I think really it's more of a coincidence than anything else.
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Post Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:07 pm

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and my car..... somehow the better it qualifies, the worse it races.
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Post Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:43 pm

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Absurdist wrote:There is at least a certain amount, I've been pushing for pole some races, others, 6th. And given the gaps are bigger out of the pack, that's a fair bit. Puffster seems to be swinging around a lot I've noticed.

I think really it's more of a coincidence than anything else.


True, I've been from 1st to 12th position in qualifiers, swinging quite a bit, but not too much in relation to final position except for when multiple crashes happened
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Post Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:51 am

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strop wrote:It seems my car is an extremely consistent qualifier, once again at P31. How does qualifying performance stack up in general? Is there much variability?



I'm all over the place. First race I qualified 8th (I think) or 9th, or top ten anyway. Last race I think I was 25th, and I've been in the teens at least once.
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Post Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:14 pm

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Hello.

Some more car reviews are up. One has been up for the better part of a week and the other for a day. I have been a bit to busy to post the notification here.

At 64 views most of you all have probably seen part 4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRpO3m6Vzus

FWD Special.

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Post Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:32 pm

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Watching it now, 2:21 for a FWD Push rod? Madness I say!
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Post Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:36 pm

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Mua-ha-ha-ha-ha-HA-HA! Glad to be of service!

(Assuming Der Bayer's going with displacement-based rules for BRC 1976, it might be a bit harder to make that work in the future ... but I may give it another try anyway. :D)
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Post Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:17 pm

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Yeah, like I said in the other thread, OHV aren't competitive. You need big displacement to get serious power but that's all eaten up by the weight limit. They should probably get 10-20% preferred weight treatment.
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:05 am

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it can be competitive here. it's using power to weight ration not displacement to weight ratio.
no matter what valve you choose, as long as it meets or below the limit, it's okay. even when the hp/liter is low

on the other one, it's all about hp/liter, which imo, that itself is already ruling out OHV
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:07 am

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Should OHV be competitive?
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:30 am

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on this one? why not? it's lower efficiency may be made up with the lower cost?
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:36 am

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With simple power/weight rules maybe, but not the 76 ones.
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:33 am

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hence why i said here i could be competitive here, but not on the 76 endurance
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:34 am

Re: BRC 1966 - Gentleman Brobots Club [RACE 6 P&Q]

OHV is an inferior design when it comes to racing, since it has so much moving weight, thus a lot of mechanical losses and less dynamic performance.

It works fine in low rev applications and in cases where cheapness is mandatory. (Don't start with the LSx engines, americans. Looking at you, cobaltgirl and Lordred)

Why should the rules benefit an inferior design? The rules are those, and the most suitable solutions should prevail, as in most racing.
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