Crash Repairs

by Racing Aspirations on July 29, 2009

[singlepic id=533 w=160 h=120 float=left] As you can see the front passenger side was the first part of the car to hit the tyre wall. I’m amazed how little damage there was though as it is only fibreglass and thin fibreglass at that, but I guess the bodywork and undertray mated together made for a sturdy structure.


[singlepic id=532 w=160 h=120 float=right]The car then span round and te rear also hit the tyre wall. How can both ends of the car hit the tyre wall!? The diffuser came off and split in two as did all of its mountings. Also, the towhook didn’t fair too well.


[singlepic id=534 w=160 h=120 float=left]The rear wing completely detached as literally must have flown away as none of the marshalls could find it and after the race, neither could I.


Leaving all that behind though it took a couple off weekends to repair so all is good (as long as I don’t do the same thing at Mallory). The new wing comes from a Van Diemen sportscar and the profile looks more NACA than the previous ADR wing. Unfortunately, the mounting points are further apart so I’ve had to build some new towers, but they are aluminium this time so shouldn’t rip apart next time I have an off (the last ones were wooden).

The diffuser mounting has been simplified and there are new towhooks front and rear.

Also, I noticed the driver’s side front shock was leaking quite badly so I dropped it off at AVO in Northampton who fixed it there and then, for free! What a nice bunch of chaps.

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