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#1 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:03 PM

What sort of chod do they use these days? I'd imagine the mk1 focus would be the logical successor of the cortina?

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:07 PM

Dread to think. Imagine anything big and rear wheel drive would be high up on the list.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:13 PM

Mondeos apparently.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:14 PM

Mondeos apparently.

 

God. That must be grim.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:15 PM

Don't think there are any tracks round my way sadly as I used to enjoy going to Angmering when I lived darn sarf, so can't say.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:16 PM

Apparently Mondeos are very strong and they won't allow them in some races.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:26 PM

Apparently Mondeos are very strong and they won't allow them in some races.

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:26 PM

LS400s.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:42 PM

Apparently Mondeos are very strong and they won't allow them in some races.

 

I had this, I had a Cortina (VGV 195S) that we had bought to race in the Prod Stock which was 1.4 and under but they deemed it unsuitable for there and we were only allowed to race it in the bangers. Yeah fuck that. It had no floor and a poxy 1.3 engine. We would have been well bummed by all the 3 litre Granadas we were going to be 'racing' against.  Sold it to some nutter who probably died.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:43 PM

Talking of modern bangers,how do they bypass fuel trip switch? Meant to go off in any collision and thought maybe the ecu would notice it had gone.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:53 PM

They fit carburettor engines do they not?

I'm no expert nor do I take interest but I seem to recall this, so could be wrong!


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:54 PM

Everything is rewired with just the bare minimum used to get the car running. Many are still converted to carburettor to do away with fuel injection altogether.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:27 PM

That's another thing altogether come to think of it. When newish engines are fitted in classics can everything be omitted like all sensors,ecu etc,bang a carb on and it will run?

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:38 PM

You need to control the ignitions somehow. Modern engines havent had distributers for a long time, so even with a carb it still needs some electronics to run an ignition map to work the coil packs.

 

Banger racers need it to last for an evening or maybe a few meets, so are not too worried about fuel efficiency or emissions, so I doubt they stress too much about stuff like that, but if you are putting a modern engine into a classic for road use you will need it to work properly.

 

Stand-alone ECUs like Emerald would be up to the task or if you are a DIYer you could build a megajolt/megasquirt system.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:50 PM

Based on the banger racers I've met since moving to Barrow... Mondeo, LS400, Micra, Volvo 740 seem to be the cars of choice, usually with Cologne V6 and manual box (at least in the Lexus and Volvo).


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:07 PM

Ahhh thanks. Sorry for derailing. As you where folks

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:15 PM

unlimeteds are thin on the ground these days , even the big meetins the numbers have dropped , big rwd volvo's , ford scorpio's , lexus's , toyota supras and even the toyota previa (for now)

 

as for 2litre bangers the mondeo is the car to have ,

 

arlington raceway are hosting a 3litre front wheel drive meeting soon that will be pretty intresting .

 

bang switches , airbags , all get ripped out and rewired to keep running in a smash .

 

rookie bangers get a variety of shite raced but hondas are the car to have if your racing for the flag , twin carbs will go on most civics . the almera is one for the crashers in rookies /small cc meets . hard cars and will run all day



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:35 PM

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:46 PM

Does this mean in about 10 years we'll be up in arms because some one has raced a mondeo 1.6 aspen?
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

I have seen a few if these mondeos running in the bangers the do look solid!

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:50 PM

Not bloody likely

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:03 PM

PT Cruiser bangers? Brilliant! At last. We can all be friends!
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 01:53 AM

I never see stuff being used as bangers, but old Corsas and Fiestas seem to come up as grasstrack cars a lot.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 06:17 AM

Volvo 740 . . . . . . .  Cologne V6 . . . . . . . manual box

That's my new dream car right there.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:35 AM

Up at Smeatharpe banger track there seems to be a team that always uses Civic CRXs. Usually painted black and green. They are always getting mashed up the chuff to the extent that the rear axle is pushed up to just behind the driver. The little rice burner just keeps on going and never seems to break!



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:36 AM

This is all good as I find Modeos, big Volvos and Lexi (plural) completely unappealing - No offence intended to those of you who like them.

And to any racers out there: Please feel free to destroy as many PT Cruisers as you like. I think that's one thing we can all agree on.

All PT Cruiser meet please.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:18 AM

Last time I went to standlake there was a special Mondeo cup with their own race! Most of the rest was minis, or fiestas in the under 1l category

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:45 AM

I remember a guy telling me the old Nissan Sunnys were a bad bet due to the reinforcing crossmember behind the dash folding in easily thus even in a mild bang making Billy Bear Meat out of your legs.
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:41 PM

Apart from wishing the banger scene would use BMW X 3/5/6, are 3 series & 5 series not used? RWD, lots of them, cheap at the end of their life.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

Saw about 8 beavertails Transits heading along the A12 (late afternoon). Most of them seemed to have dented Mondeo's on board.






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