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wessexrfc

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Just got back from Silverstone having tried out the fun cup car for the day. It's a single seater endurance racer. Looks like a beatle, but gives the likes of me and a few mates the chance to race for a season in a dedicated fun cup series endurance races around the country (6 in total) What we liked is the cars are all pretty much the same and for a small budget (in racing terms) we drive, they ferry and fix, fuel and set up.
Just wondering if any of you have looked at or considered this?? We all know the money sapping ability of motor racing (owning a Noble smile ) but this seems a good place to get a feel......any thoughts???
http://www.funcup.co.uk/

Gadgeroonie

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one of my customers runs the fun cup and i have tuned a few of the cars in the past

did you drive the 1.8 n/a or the diesel turbo engine ?

wessexrfc

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Gadgeroonie said:
one of my customers runs the fun cup and i have tuned a few of the cars in the past

did you drive the 1.8 n/a or the diesel turbo engine ?
We were out in the petrol. Apparently all engines and gearboxes are sealed, is there much you can tune?? What would be the gains? Cheers

mgbond

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Ah, When I first came to SPA with you guys with Dean there was one of these running around track. I thought it was just some mad man who had tunned a Bettle. lol

Bondy

Gadgeroonie

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wessexrfc said:
We were out in the petrol. Apparently all engines and gearboxes are sealed, is there much you can tune?? What would be the gains? Cheers
Quite a few gains can be made. You can adjust jets, ign timing, vacum advance and cam timing. Cam timing makes a big difference. Did you hire the cars from jpr?
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Gadgeroonie

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The diesels are even easier to tune, you put a restrictor in the fuel return pipe and it cranks up the fuel pressure!

Edited by Gadgeroonie on Tuesday 9th October 14:21

wessexrfc

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Gadgeroonie said:
Quite a few gains can be made. You can adjust jets, ign timing, vacum advance and cam timing. Cam timing makes a big difference. Did you hire the cars from jpr?
Yes, Paul seemed a great chap. So much for a level playing field using sealed engines, we were told the engines dyno'd at +\- 8hp. I guess it's after that you can tinker!! May have to give you a shout.

Gadgeroonie

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if i remember correctly a really good engine can make over 130 bhp

the diesels are a lot more

wessexrfc

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Gadgeroonie said:
if i remember correctly a really good engine can make over 130 bhp

the diesels are a lot more
130bhp is the standard for the petrol. The sequential gearbox is alot of fun!! What would you expect the percentage gain over the stock 130??

Gadgeroonie

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130 bhp may be the manufacturers claim - but not all cars actually make that

( i am pretty sure a stock vw engine is somewhere nearer 110 hp )

ask to see a dyno chart for your car

i do not think they had sequential boxes back when i was there

send my regards to Paul

drop me a line if you want to chat it over

wessexrfc

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Taken from their site:


The cars are race designed, single-seaters, with super-strong space frame chassis. They are powered by an 1800cc, 130 bhp VW/Audi petrol engine, with a 5 speed gearbox, or the more popular Sadev sequential. Some cars run with a 1900cc TDI, 170 bhp Audi engine.  They all feature race brakes and fully adjustable suspension.

wessexrfc

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mgbond said:
Ah, When I first came to SPA with you guys with Dean there was one of these running around track. I thought it was just some mad man who had tunned a Bettle. lol

Bondy
That could be someone practicing for the Spa Fun cup 25 hour endurancerace!!!

Jamescmr2

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the fun cup is supposed to be a really good series. like all one-make series it will be really close racing from the back of the grid through to the front.

I say get involved... although remember... it's the thin end of the wedge!!! but when it's all going well it's one of the bets buzz's in the world :-D

cheers

James

wessexrfc

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Ha ha, just posted on your thread, we've decided to go for it!!!
We were trying to think what to call ourselves,
TWM racing team
(three wise monkeys)
Issac Hunt racing team
Most popular was
Cupid Stunts racing team biglaugh spot the common thread!!!
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