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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #255 on: May 13, 2016, 08:25:42 AM »
Another good weekend this weekend.  Car was faultless again, so far the rotary has been the most reliable car in the paddock so far! (I'm sure that will change!).  2nd in class to a very impressive caterham with a 'proper' gearbox and lots of power...  He had a second on me by the first marker boards (see video)!

Couple of little things to fix, oil breather needs orientation changing, it is on the side of the catch can and tends to drip down the side of the car and then out sprays a mist of oil on the back wheel!  No actual oil in the catch can so I can only assume it is just breathing as it is supposed to but not draining back into the can correctly.  No big bother just a pain to mop up!

I'm going to swap a lightweight flywheel on to the 'test engine' in the car, as the £300 ebay special has become the 'race engine' all on it's own merits!

Here was my fastest run of the day 93.20, FTD was a single seater with an 88 dead:

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My other runs had some... urrm penalties, lucky I regained my composure on the last one!

1st timed run, 4 cones dead :)

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2nd timed run, 1 cone dead :)

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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #256 on: May 13, 2016, 12:40:26 PM »
Cool! looks like your having alot of fun  ;D
your tyres super soft? looks like youve got grip from the off?
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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #257 on: May 13, 2016, 06:26:00 PM »
Awesome :)

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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #258 on: May 16, 2016, 09:13:39 AM »
Slicks are a sprint compound, Avon A15 (I think), not the super super sticky hill climb compound but only one grade off.  Pretty good grip from cold, they seem to work really well.
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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #259 on: May 16, 2016, 09:49:39 AM »
2nd in class - brilliant, well done. Great to see a rotary engined car so competitive. Looking forward to hearing of further developments and results as season progresses.

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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #260 on: May 16, 2016, 12:09:37 PM »
Just picked this up,  :wee_hee:
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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #261 on: May 16, 2016, 06:09:26 PM »
We need to talk turbos Clive... I cant be having 50k caterhams spoiling the rotary party.  Need to work out the plan of attack gor next seasons so need to look at the efr turbo as an option...   Grant is also tempting me with BP motor and s366...  not sure how I feel about 500hp in the Westie!
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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #262 on: May 16, 2016, 06:27:31 PM »
The bp gives a definitive shove in the back at 6500 and pulls all the way to the redline over standard.

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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #263 on: May 16, 2016, 06:34:32 PM »
The bp gives a definitive shove in the back at 6500 and pulls all the way to the redline over standard.

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He's talking of the bp motor I have in the garage that was meant for my rx4, peripheral exhaust not msp

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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #264 on: May 16, 2016, 06:37:54 PM »
Arrr...that will give a serious kick from 3k then! 

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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #265 on: May 22, 2016, 11:44:58 PM »
Just watched all your vids on your youtube channel cool way to pass a night shift.

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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #266 on: May 23, 2016, 05:17:09 PM »
Well I'm very glad to be able to provide some entertainment to while away a night shift!
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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #267 on: May 23, 2016, 08:25:59 PM »
lol, then a cleaner jetwashed an electrical panel and the night took a turn for the worse.  :-[
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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #268 on: June 06, 2016, 03:31:36 PM »
Another great outing at the weekend - 1st in class and 8th overall out of 190 cars. There is a chance that we had the course record for the class on both course layouts, but don't quote me on that until I have had that confirmed.  I'm getting much quicker now I get comfortable with the car and the setup is improved.  Will put some vids up later but here are some little bits and bobs from the weekend.

The glass work
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGPYFmiDB4d/?taken-by=rivetracinguk

Rotary exhaust pulses in the dust...
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGOpshDDB5i/?taken-by=rivetracinguk

6800rpm second gear launch...
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Re: The other rotary Westfield!
« Reply #269 on: June 06, 2016, 09:03:19 PM »
Well done mate..why the 2nd gear launch? First gear too short?

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