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Old 18-08-17, 12:06
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I have experience of Norma and Wolf.

Cracking cars but both far too heavy for UK sprints or hillclimbs.
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Old 18-08-17, 12:22
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I wouldn't get one of those Jeff.... not unless you buy me one too with a bigger engine first...
I have to say they look the dogs do dahs and seem to be pretty dominant in Europe. I guess the spares availability might be an issue. A little bird tells me Ligier (now with a lot of ex Radical folk there) are putting together a Radical priced Sports libre car. I think they will support it locally too....
My information is that the Norma sports cars are still being built so spares shouldn't be a problem and as for engine spares surely, like the ancient x-flow surely BMW and Honda spares will be in plentiful supply.....
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Well well well Look at what has just been posted http://www.uphillracers.com/showthread.php?t=14613
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Old 18-08-17, 17:41
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The Ligier JS 53 Evo2 is the model I'm thinking of but as was correctly pointed out, these type of cars are built for the rough and tumble of V de V and at 570kg are no lightweights. Uses Honda 2.0l or Pug 1.6.
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The Norma is immensely popular and are top runners in the French and European hill climb championships. Maybe they spend a lot of time on weight reduction.
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There is a chap in Ireland running a Norma with k20 on the hills his name is Paul O'Connell and it just so happens he is selling it have a look on race cars direct.

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It was Paul's car which started the questions. As far as weight is concerned 570Kg is someway under the weight of most Radicals as far as I'm aware.
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Sell you a very nice Pilbeam if you fancy !!!

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Old 18-08-17, 19:34
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Hiya Jeff,
The person to contact about a Honda powered Norma is Charlie Martin (www.gocharliehillclimb.com ) or you can go via her BTDBTDBTDBTDBTDBTDBTDBTD page. She's competing on the French Hillclimb championship this season in this exact car prepared by Nicholas Schatz Motorsport. I'm sure she would have all the answers to your questions and would love to share her knowledge with you. As a matter of interest a 2litre prototype competing to FIA International Hillclimb regulations minimum weight (less driver and equipment) is 510 kilos I guess most cars competing and indeed for sale in Europe would meet these figures. Hope that's some help
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The car I'm looking at is some generations before the M20FC that Charlie is running in. The one Paul is selling is a steel chassis and not the carbon tub.
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