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by David Large
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Diff ratios (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Diff ratios (again)

When we built our BRA in the 1980s we used, if I recall correctly, an MGB back axle with an MGC automatic differential which was either 3.3:1 or 3.6:1. When I changed it to an MGB V8 diff of 3.07:1 the difference was huge. First gear (an LT77 gearbox) suddenly became useable instead of being too low...
by David Large
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Hillclimb rollbar/rollcage
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Hillclimb rollbar/rollcage

My question is; are there any 289 replicas competing in hillclimbs/sprints in the UK and what have they had to fit (roll hoop, full cage) to satisfy Motorsport UK requirements? I have seen a BRA 289 competing in MSA events in the north midlands in recent years - but I cannot recall the rollover prot...
by David Large
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Hillclimb rollbar/rollcage
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Hillclimb rollbar/rollcage

I am not an expert on this topic but I do compete in sprints and hillclimbs in Sports Libre. There has been a great deal of difficulty in several classes of car as to the suitability and safety of roll bars and roll cages. My car is a Radical PR6 (11 years old) and I am required to wear a Hans Devic...
by David Large
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE AND WANTED
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: FOR SALE AND WANTED

I think you will find that the MG V8 diff ratio is 3.07:1.

David
by David Large
Thu May 02, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Drive It Day 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: Drive It Day 2019

I am now marked down as urgent and there is a possibility of an operation at the end of next week, but hopefully in May anyway. I do like Goodridge hoses but my oil pump may struggle with the quantities that could shift.
by David Large
Wed May 01, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Drive It Day 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: Drive It Day 2019

Good luck.
Stents work really well, but they told me I need too many so it is a multiple bypass for me. That is what I have been told to date, but the surgeon may of course have another plan.
by David Large
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Drive It Day 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: Drive It Day 2019

clive wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:43 am
Glad to hear you got out David. I trust you are keeping well.
So far so good thanks Clive. I go to see the surgeon tomorrow - things may change then. I am going to Donnington Park at the weekend to see the classic racing.

David
by David Large
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Drive It Day 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: Drive It Day 2019

I went to the Bicester Scramble in my 289. A great day
by David Large
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Cobra rear lights LED conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 4576

Re: Cobra rear lights LED conversion

I think Colin Newbold got rear ended because of dim back lights
by David Large
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Bo'Ness Revival
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: Bo'Ness Revival

They discounted stents in my case "as I would need so many". Hope Jill is ok now. If possible we will be at the Silverstone Classic depending on how things go. By absolute coincidence one of the MSAUK scrutineers at the local sprint track where I often compete works in the cardiac speciality wing in...