First outing for LS Minor

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First outing for LS Minor

Post by plastic orange » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:59 pm

I went to Crail Raceway yesterday with my son in my other V8 Minor to see how it would go.
Best run was a 12.9 at 103, but this was taking it easy due to me not knowing how it would react.
It was a bit sideways off the line (no room in car for 2 feet on pedals, so starts from idle), then on re application of power it seemed that front N/S wheel became airborne. Top end was limited by my lack of bottle as the car seems rather flighty with braking done very carefully - seemed like whole car was moving around.
This was just a testing run, so I'll upgrade the brakes, fit a rear anti roll bar, and possibly up the wheel size on front from the 145's on 3 1/2 inch rims I'm currently running. I'm sure it will get into 11's with some handling mods.
My son in the other Minor ran consistent 14.5's at 95 mph - it's on rails.


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Post by Blown v8 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:22 pm

Great news,
Did you take any video ?
My front tyres are only 145,(upgraded from135) haven't had any problems
Did you check the rear tyre pressures,not the same will do what you experienced !

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Post by plastic orange » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:54 pm

Rears (26 x12 x15's) were running at 25 psi, fronts are 35.
Video is on facebook

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Post by mgbv8 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:57 pm

Cant see either of those ??

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Post by stevieturbo » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:29 pm

vids not working
9.85 @ 144.75mph
202mph standing mile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgWRCDtiTQ0

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Post by plastic orange » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:36 am

I'll try again:

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Evo just nipped it at the top end.


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Post by JSF55 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:10 pm

Nice video's pete, have you tried warming the tyres up with a burn out ? wider tyres will certainly help round corners, I took mine from 145s to 185s, much better car all round
So thats where it went !

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Post by plastic orange » Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:09 pm

Tyres are quite grippy and I can't left foot brake due to lack of room in that area. I also need to upgrade front brakes as they are just standard Cortina discs - non ventilated.
Hopefully get it sorted for next year when I'll hope for 11's

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