Decided that a MH was a better option than sleeping in a van etc.

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  1. sam496

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    Hobbies many and varied, like anything with an engine and wheels or hull or wings.. Worked for or with some famous names in my past..

    Into motorsport (any) for most of my adult life.. and as a child....
    my current car is in the picture below
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    Greetings and welcome :)

    Looks like your rear tyre pressures could be on the low side ;)
     
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    My new car under construction at the mo,, ready early 2018 and yes I do drive despite my status as a pensioner !!
     

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    Grip is everything, tyre pressure goes up and down depending on track conditions :)
     
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    IMG_0598.JPG That's a car, looks more like something that should be in back to the future.

    Welcome to fun :D

    Go on then spill the beans cos I'm nosey. What famous people you been working with then?
     
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    He was having a joke hence the ;) welcome btw :)
     
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    Hi and welcome, love your car but not sure if its legal to tow on an A Frame :)
     
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    >> Decided that a MH was a better option than sleeping in a van


    Absolutely spot on.
     
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    My compliments on your workshop.

    And your enthusiasm, it's what stops the undertaker calling.
     
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    that's assuming the parachute works:eek:
     
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    I guess so but ask him if he'd rather go out peeing himself in an OAP home next to a load of other gibbering idiots peeing themselves or make the headlines with a fireball doing a good impression of Hiroshima.

    You can ask him, I already know the answer.
     
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    Last time I went to Santa Pod it was either '68 or '69, used to camp in the padock with all the compeditors, bet you can't do that now.
     
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    Interesting SA I visit santa pod on occasions and it always amazes me just how quick and noisy some of these cars are. Now I don't want you to laugh your socks off but I have been driving an F type R a bit recently the quick one with 500+ hp 4x4 and 0-60 in a tad over 3 secs with 200ish max. Now to me this jag is scaringly fast it feels like it is attempting to pull the tarmac from the road.
    Now the silly question....:) how does that compare with the feelings you get in your bullet car. Just interested...(y)
     
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    Hi and Welcome......(y)
     
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    Interestingly there is not the same sensation of sinking into the seat, very little upholstery if any and being strapped in tight mean you become part of the car, and as we attempt to only go in a straight line (not always successfully) its just pure acceleration.

    The car above takes 1.1 seconds to travel the first 60 feet and to around 4 to 5 seconds for the first 220 yard by which time it is going 145 -150 mph, 1/4 mile is around 8 seconds with this combination with a best of 7.9 @ 170ish mph. not bad for a std block from a 50 + year old design.

    We have fun.. Personal best is 7.4 @197 mph when i drove someone elses car (supercharged) blue car is normally aspirated.
     
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    not quite but not far away and there is a family campsite just behinds the pits. and a discount for caravan club members I believe.
     
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    Thank you its about 1000 square feet in my back garden... I'm afraid the motivation has been lacking for a while .. we'll get there in the end :)
     
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