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Project Been shopping ... 1988 MC-19

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by Murdo, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper Well-Known Member Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    I had one of those... mine was a 1300cc - good for carrying the drum kit....
     
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    Look's like Ford Wild Violet ?
    I sprayed a mate's ZX-6R that colour a few year's ago, he loved it
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    No, definately Mulberry Metalic. Was a popular colour for Fords back in the early 1970's.
     
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    Are you racing at Gunnedah this weekend?
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    No next weekend, if it doesn't rain.
     
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    My mistake. Hopefully weather holds off. Saw this car at the Winternats yesterday and I had a feeling it had raced at Gunnedah...look familiar?
    Winternats 2017 1.jpg
     
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    Yep, Phil Penny from Kempsey.
    1965 Honda S600, now fitted with 2JZ Toyota with huge turbo.
    Cannot remember his times, but he runs 180mph on the 1/4.
     
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    Under 6 seconds on the 1/8th mile if I remember correctly
     
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    Took the little CBR to the Gunnedah 1/8th mile drag races. Weather cloudy and cool but no rain all weekend. If you have been reading this post you will know that the bike is mechanically stock, I have just removed all the bits not required for it to run. The 'ballast' on top is a bit on the heavy side too. :p
    The first runs were all in the mid 11 second range with low 90's kmh, but by the finals on Sunday I had improved to 10.91 @ 99.7kmh, reaction time of 0.057 and 60ft of 2.43sec ,so happy with that. I found that leaving the line at around 8,000 rpm gave me better control of the clutch slip (I had tried at 12/13000 and the clutch was too 'grabby' to control, either wheel up or bogging) and changing up at 15,000 was slightly quicker than going right to redline. I was changing into fourth gear about 30 metres from the line (I tried holding third longer but it was slower) so I think the gearing is pretty close. I will start on the improvements now that I have a baseline to work from.
     
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