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Prawn and BigAls A3 Track Car

Prawn Dec 29, 2010

  1. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh never knew mate.
    watched a few vids it looks a good track. 200 is ok but 400 for sessions. Jeeeez.
     
  2. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Yeah doesn't surprise me on the track session price tbh....you need to remortgage the house to get a full english down there :laugh:

    I've driven round on a parade lap before and it does seem a pretty decent circuit with lots of run off area if anything was to go wrong and some lovely scenary as well. Roads around the area are pretty nice also :racer:

    On a side note - If you haven't been to a Supercar Sunday down there then it's possibly one of the best free car events to go to in the UK and as Nick has said the atmosphere is always great at that place.
     
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  3. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    noise police there are so very very "keen"
     
  4. bigal 1

    bigal 1 Active Member

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    To keen, the staff think they are from another planet. When the cars are going round you can hardly hear them on the back straight. AND what happens then??? a bloody pair of world war two biplanes take off and circle and you can't hear yourself speak. The irony of it is unbelievable , and that noise is heard a long way off, not just the track surrounds. The place is great though so I guess we have to put up with it.
     
  5. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    its never been any different... I remember getting pulled in my old jetta on tbodies on drive by...
    Frustrating place organisationally.. but quite fun on track. Definate "atmosphere" to the place.

    Enjoy your day
     
  6. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    the position of the noise meters is an odd one too, especially the one on the chicane exit RIGHT near the track on the side of the fast line!

    oddly, I was finding I had no issues with noise if I came through there in my preferred 3rd gear, but if we followed traffic through there, and I dropped to second to get a good run out of the chicane to pass, I was tripping the drive by meters.

    It's another track that we've only previously done on the 5 speed, so it'll be interesting to see how different it is on the 6 speed.

    Combe was worlds different on the 6 speed ratios, it just suited the track much more than the long stock 5 speed gearset.

    Hopefully goodwood will be similar and the chicane will be fairly fast in 3rd.

    Nice to have a track day that's less than 45 mins from home too!
     
  7. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    45 minutes to get to a track day!!!!!!!!
    You are hardcore!!!!
     
  8. Drue1

    Drue1 Member

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    What size kit you got up front and what is the kit from
     
  9. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    What do you mean Drue? what kit?
     
  10. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    Eewwww he wants to know the size of your kit
     
  11. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    Intercooler i bet he asked before on here about it
     
  12. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Brakes I bet.

    Or maybe the bodykit? "Modelled by Green Hell"
     
  13. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Thanks for the meaningful input there guys :racer:

    TFI Friday! :laugh:

    :beerchug:
     
  14. bigal 1

    bigal 1 Active Member

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    Is THAT ALL, as far as the comments are concerned. I've been away for five days and all I can glean is that someone wants to know the size of our kit at the front.??? Well it's OURS, it's not from anything else, it's designed (in house) and fixed in the garage. (not in house). Hopefully this answers any questions. !!!
     
  15. Drue1

    Drue1 Member

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    Brakes
     
  16. bigal 1

    bigal 1 Active Member

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    Hi Drue, if you go back to post 5601 on page 141 and come forward it will have a lot of info on the brakes.
     
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  17. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Went to the Pistonheads Pub Club meet at the West Meon Hut last night.

    Lovely roads for the drive there and back, and good company :) Good night out!

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  18. jamiebennett81

    jamiebennett81 Active Member

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    outstanding work as usual :arco:
     
  19. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Goodwood next weekend :)

    Just taken delivery of 10 litres of Comma Motorsports 5-50 oil, so will change that over the weekend, then we're ready :)
     
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  20. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Can't believe it's been over 2 years since the crash either!

    So much has changed since then.

    This was our first shake down post crash, which revealed a very ropey car at the time, electrical problem, brake issues, bent shocks, not to mention the bodywork mess!

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    2 years on, I think it's safe to say it's come a long way! Without the crash I think many things wouldn't have happened and it'd have just ticked along as it was for a while, so in a way it forced progression.

    Looking forward to driving Goodwood in a better frame of mind with a decent car!
     
  21. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    That bloody car is still photogenic with crash damage!!!
    This threads done me a favor thank you mr prawn!!
    Great progression.
    Most would have quit i reckon.
     
  22. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    dude has it been 2 years already!!!! :wtf: 2 years ago i nearly started crying in a public place lol
     
  23. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    2 years ago from when nick did start crying in a public place lol
     
  24. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    :laugh::laugh::applaus::haha:
     
  25. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I was alright actually, I went back to the hotel and got drunk, and that seemed to fix things, temporarily at least :laugh:
     
  26. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    Yeh yeh. We believe ya mate :yes:
     
  27. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    A few more pics have surfaced from the Pistonheads meet on Tuesday:

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  28. jamiebennett81

    jamiebennett81 Active Member

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    such a whore :p
     
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  29. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Anyone with Etka able to get me a part number?

    I'd like the part number for a CDL (2.0 tfsi k04) turbo oil drain gasket, at the turbo end.

    the 1.8T equivalent is 058 145 757C, I'd like the TFSI equivalent please chaps if possible!

    Muchly thanks

    xxx
     
  30. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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  31. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    You removing the 064?
     
  32. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Thanks Karl. I've picked one no from TPS today :)


    Mark: not at all mate. Just doing an oil change this weekend and wanted to sort a lightly weeping oil drain and remove / clean it in the process :)
     
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  33. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    I'll let you off. Lol
     
  34. Miguel_S#

    Miguel_S# Active Member

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    Great Project
    Great Car
    the topic with lots and lots of info
    congratulations
     
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  35. bigal 1

    bigal 1 Active Member

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    Oh well, here we go again, it's a time I'm not really happy with, but it has to be done. It's five days before Goodwood and I have to prepare for it, so I'm down to two bottles of red a night, maybe a beer or two, depends on the weather, and the odd Jim Beam. Started today, god it's hard. Still, it's what we drivers have to do. :yahoo: :rock:
     
  36. bigal 1

    bigal 1 Active Member

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    Oh, and I forgot. I want to improve my lap times so I'm going out tomorrow to buy a Sparco fireproof race suit.:yes:
     
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  37. Nick_sheep

    Nick_sheep All The Gears But No Ideas

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    At least someone's making an effort towards making the car faster.
     
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  38. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    Al what was your last pb?
    And what was the spec of the car last time?
    Just make sure you dont need that suit hey mate!
     
  39. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I don't believe a WORD of that :laugh:

    The day you turn up to a track day in a fire suit you'll be walking home :keule:

    :racer: :laugh: :racer:
     
  40. bigal 1

    bigal 1 Active Member

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    I'll buy one with wheels on.:moa:
     

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