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    SANTA POD - Anyone

    As the Title says does anyone fancy finding out the quarter mile time for their car on a RWYB day at Santa Pod?

    I was thinking of going mid August. Nothing Actually planned yet, just wondered if there was anyone else interested..

    I have done a couple of these days with my last car & they can get quite addictive - the down side is they can be quite hard on your car (depending on how you drive of course)

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    Re: SANTA POD - Anyone

    Hi Neil
    Haven't been to Santa Pod for a long time, used to go down for a lot of the Street legal RWYB meetings and the V8 Real Steal meetings...........

    I will be in UK in middle of August so I would be up to go and support you. Are you going to trailer the car down there or drive down ?

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    Re: SANTA POD - Anyone

    Hi Andy,

    The Plan would be to drive down & you are welcome to join me.
    As yet nothing is booked, as I need to check with Bev when I am free. I know from getting home next week I am busy until the 3rd of August, and then again busy on the 25th , so mid august I should be free. RWYB is available on the 10th, 17th and 18th. Though the 17th is "God of the pod" which I guess will be very busy, so best to avoid?

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    Re: SANTA POD - Anyone

    Ok Looks like its Just me....
    http://www.rwyb.co.uk/dates.php

    I will be going on the 10th to get an official time for my car and to have a day playing on the drag strip.
    It's a public RWYB day, so if anyone else fancies playing its ust a case of turning up on the day & paying your money....
    Weather permitting of course, as there is no drag racing in the wet, which is probably sensible

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    Re: SANTA POD - Anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by turbonutter View Post
    Weather permitting of course, as there is no drag racing in the wet, which is probably sensible
    Bugger, I might have stood a chance with the 4x4 in the wet....!!

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    Re: SANTA POD - Anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by turbonutter View Post
    Ok Looks like its Just me....
    http://www.rwyb.co.uk/dates.php

    I will be going on the 10th to get an official time for my car and to have a day playing on the drag strip.
    It's a public RWYB day, so if anyone else fancies playing its ust a case of turning up on the day & paying your money....
    Weather permitting of course, as there is no drag racing in the wet, which is probably sensible
    Quote Originally Posted by The Slug View Post
    Bugger, I might have stood a chance with the 4x4 in the wet....!!
    If the drive home from silverstone is anything to go by your 4x4 would be the easy victor in the wet!!!

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    Re: SANTA POD - Anyone

    Looks like a reasonable forecast, so hopefully it will be a decent day.

    Just finished installing this...
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    So I should be able to warm the tyres properly

    The target is 11.5 sec for the quarter - not sure if I can do that, but it should be possible??

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    Re: SANTA POD - Anyone

    Well Got to Santa Pod OK,

    Tested the line lock solenoid - which works ok.

    Lined up at the start

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    and nearly made it to the 1/4 mile

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    Then I was towed back to the start, so I am one of the few people to have done the 1/4 backwards all be it by ATV power. Drive shaft or CV joint is broken, need to check tomorrow....

    Spent the rest of the day waiting for break down trucks and on the way home.

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    Thanks to Andy Phillips for the photos!

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    Re: SANTA POD - Anyone

    An interesting day.............................great drive down there in the car, and then 2 recovery vehicles later got back home eventually at 19:30. We will have better luck next time, a pity that Neil didnot get any times at all.

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    Re: SANTA POD - Anyone

    It wouldn have been so bad if i got at least one time, but it obviously wasnt meant to be

    Just removed the drive shaft and it is the outer CV joint that has failed. The cage has shattered.....

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    Looks like I need a stronger CV!

    This one was supposed to be the best thak GKN make, but think i need to check on that. it was PN# GKN 61C 153 12 01 99 006 10 08 02

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