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by 993 Kadett
Mon 13 Jun 2011, 11:10
Forum: Racing
Topic: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Maybe
Replies: 24
Views: 13381

Re: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Ma

ZA that would be fabulous. The road test you are talking of is still the benchmark for magazine road tests of a racing car - without any doubt. I have not laid eyes on the doc since then but I remember three things: that full frontal shot of the car taken at bumper level, the amazing 0-100 -0 (mph) ...
by 993 Kadett
Wed 08 Jun 2011, 09:40
Forum: Racing
Topic: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Maybe
Replies: 24
Views: 13381

Re: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Ma

Andre you are absolutely right, racing car prep is about the will to do it and we have seen some amazing things happen over the years. I will be covering more of the detailed tech stuff in vehicle prep in future posts, looking at some of the smart ideas techies have come up with to overcome sometime...
by 993 Kadett
Mon 06 Jun 2011, 18:05
Forum: Racing
Topic: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Maybe
Replies: 24
Views: 13381

Re: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Ma

:D Hi guys pleased you like some the old stuff but think I short changed you a little on the Lotus Cortinas. I promised to talk about the smart stuff and neglected some info on these cars that is significant….well I think so anyway…… Having operated for 30odd years in a Corporate motor environment, ...
by 993 Kadett
Mon 30 May 2011, 21:20
Forum: Racing
Topic: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Maybe
Replies: 24
Views: 13381

Re: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Ma

:o :D OK So lets get into some of this, I will post whenever I get the chance but things are a bit busy at the moment so please bear with me. Also please try not to get too wound up on the more controversial stuff, as I write it the way I see it, fully understanding that there are always different v...
by 993 Kadett
Mon 02 May 2011, 15:16
Forum: Racing
Topic: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Maybe
Replies: 24
Views: 13381

Re: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Ma

Hello guys and hope everyone has had a safe Easter and after today we can get back to some real work. 28 seconds in 10 yrs 8) We should at the outset perhaps, just make mention of tyres. Without question, the advent of slick tyres and more than just the slicks, the ability to learn how to get the be...
by 993 Kadett
Sat 30 Apr 2011, 10:09
Forum: Racing
Topic: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Maybe
Replies: 24
Views: 13381

Re: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Ma

Been busy again guys so my apologies for the delay in posting some more. Will get down to it sometime today and we'll take a peek at the technical side of some of the really clever stuff the lads got up to in those days. P
by 993 Kadett
Sat 16 Apr 2011, 15:42
Forum: Racing
Topic: Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Maybe
Replies: 24
Views: 13381

Was it the most exciting 10yrs of saloon car racing?..Maybe

1963..... and the arrival of a new type of car. Lightweight monocoque bodies and shortstroke 5 main bearing four cylinder engines. Probably the most significant of the era, the Cortina, throughflow ventlation & the first time a GT badge is used on a common or garden saloon car..... my, my,.... what ...
by 993 Kadett
Thu 14 Apr 2011, 10:45
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: 1965 Opel Kadett Racer
Replies: 46
Views: 19911

Re: 1965 Opel Kadett Racer

Some pics of Hockenheim last weekend. First races for the new Kadett and very successful, Franco and Oliver (the other driver not the car!) mixed it with the NSU's :D . Had some trouble with the distributor drive in the second session but a good day for a first thrash. Guys, we can be proud of this ...
by 993 Kadett
Wed 06 Apr 2011, 10:38
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN
Replies: 8
Views: 5063

A DAY AT THE RACES - IN OUDTSHOORN

Hello Guys,...Was chatting to a friend of mine over the weekend who convinced me to send in this story of a day at the races in Oudtshoorn in 1974. Written a number of years ago I managed to upset a few if my old BMC buddies so... I warn you that sensitive BMC/Mini supporters may be offended by the ...
by 993 Kadett
Sat 02 Apr 2011, 11:24
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: The Four Cylinder Chevy
Replies: 22
Views: 13729

Re: The Four Cylinder Chevy

Hi Ridgeback, I just love to hear that mods like that work well. Seems like Johann you may have been a trim guy back in the day but a good tech man is worth his weight in gold, keep it going!. What engine/car is this mod running in? P