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Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by Murdo, Aug 17, 2016.
I had one of those... mine was a 1300cc - good for carrying the drum kit....
Look's like Ford Wild Violet ?
I sprayed a mate's ZX-6R that colour a few year's ago, he loved it
No, definately Mulberry Metalic. Was a popular colour for Fords back in the early 1970's.
Are you racing at Gunnedah this weekend?
No next weekend, if it doesn't rain.
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?
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.
Under 6 seconds on the 1/8th mile if I remember correctly
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.
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.