Not a problem
I just completed a track day at Goodwood in our 1962 3.8 lightweight e-type. The weather over the bank holiday was pretty cruddy and was chucking it down at points. We were running on a set of Avon ZZR semi-slicks and had more grip than those who opted for ordinary road tires, (not that we pushed too hard).according to this site the federal 595 rs-r seems to be the best all rounder and for just £85 each brand new
seems tempting as last resort if no r888 comes up
I cannot understand it personally, there were only a handful of cars there worth less than £50k and the majority were worth £100k+ including the E. Given the driver's briefing, which spared all the sugar, I was utterly bewildered at the amount of red flags and a few blacks that I saw being given. Even more so that only 2 weeks prior a 30year old female driver died there after hitting the pit wall in a Caterham. You need nothing short of 100% concentration and balls of steel to drive at speed there.ooh luvly jaaaag
just need something abit grippier and durable than the t1r in the back to resolve the understeer. not too much or else it'll be a hand full going backwards into the barriers.
will only be used for dry/int conditions and in wets i'll use the t1r all round
seems no one sells the zzr
yea some ppl are abit too eager n ambitious driving beyond their own and the cars abilities rather than learning/sensing prograssively the ever changing conditions with finesse
either the cars of that value are like pocket money to the persons vast bank account to afford to be that wreckless or they're madI cannot understand it personally, there were only a handful of cars there worth less than £50k and the majority were worth £100k+ including the E. Given the driver's briefing, which spared all the sugar, I was utterly bewildered at the amount of red flags and a few blacks that I saw being given. Even more so that only 2 weeks prior a 30year old female driver died there after hitting the pit wall in a Caterham. You need nothing short of 100% concentration and balls of steel to drive at speed there.
I'll ask the old man where he bought the ZZR's from just for information sake.
Just read up the blog, shame to see you're having oil control problems again. I am assuming you didn't start with new ring packs?
Did you noticed any difference?hmm the central beam has this rubber resonance damper to prevent it from resonating at certain frequencies. no need for that here
We really need you to let us know IMMEDIATELY you get done pleeze. Do you get nervous on startup? When I did my headgasket and timing belt, as it was something I had never done before, my hands were literally shaking!thx v much guys
when i took the old seal out, the rubber was black n hardened
should finish it all tonight, wait for sealant to dry then start her up late near midnight
rub the exhaust, make a wish (I wish this damn engine had worked)Blimey, I thought a Genie was going to come out of your exhaust at 0:27
Shame to hear the engine is still exhibiting the same issues despite a new block. I have no details on those pistons but I'd imagine being a CG13DE that the pistons would likely be 71.5mm, (which is a typical overbore), easily checked however What will the block be re-honed to and will you still have good skirt clearances with a re-hone and be within range with respect to ring gaps?
Ring wise, if it's a JE piston then there should be a replacement ring pack available. Using the old rings given the issues was a bit of a gamble, which sadly didn't seem to pay off. I detest the re-use of rings, especially when something hasn't seated initially and especially when there's time and money invested in something. I doubt they will have much chance of seating well. Frank re-uses rings to good effect but they will likely be from used engines with little issue and probably have a good even wear on them, so with some careful work they can be and have been made to work.
I call 3rd time lucky on the next build