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Old 25-09-13, 14:15
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Keith's projects usually push the regs to the max. His Dialynx Audi Quattro SWB were NEVER Mod Prods and should have been in Sports Libre from the get go! His current Audi is highly stressed and does breakdown BUT when on song will annihilate the opposition within the two litre class.

Maybe it is about time for a complete revision of the Speed Event regulations during which certain wrongs can be set right like allowing engine transplants in Mod Prod!
And it is a fantastic car, that's not up for debate, with a driver very capable of peddling with the best of them.
I do wonder though how he's managed to get an engine swap car into Mod Prod. I would imagine the JV has it's block's roots somewhere in the Audi past where the models were the same, so he can use it.
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Old 25-09-13, 19:05
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Remember that carbon elise 'modprod' with a 1.4t, think its still the harewood record holder in 3b?

Keiths car is staggering. Beautifully prepared and well engineered. Wait till the proper gearbox arrives......But he does get beat by atmo fwd cars sometimes. But i suspect not for much longer.
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Old 25-09-13, 22:28
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Remember that carbon elise 'modprod' with a 1.4t, think its still the harewood record holder in 3b?

Keiths car is staggering. Beautifully prepared and well engineered. Wait till the proper gearbox arrives......But he does get beat by atmo fwd cars sometimes. But i suspect not for much longer.
Is this the Audi you speak of?
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Old 26-09-13, 06:52
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Remember that carbon elise 'modprod' with a 1.4t, think its still the harewood record holder in 3b?
Originally campaigned by Mark Waldron ?
I remember it from years ago yes....
Especially the time it caught fire between Top Esse and finish paddock at TWF...




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Thats it! Lovely machine. Very rare 2door audi 80 quattro which came with a 4pot 1.8 8v engine which keith has reduced the capacity of, by bore and stroke, now 1415cc, and fitted a 16v head plus turbo. 400+ hp.
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Old 26-09-13, 07:04
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Thats it! Lovely machine. Very rare 2door audi 80 quattro which came with a 4pot 1.8 8v engine which keith has reduced the capacity of, by bore and stroke, now 1415cc, and fitted a 16v head plus turbo. 400+ hp.
I was looking over it at combe the other week. I noticed all the class winner stickers on the boot lid. Stunning car.

That's a lot of ponies.
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Old 26-09-13, 12:25
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Dont forget that the turbo multiplication factor applies to all catagories, not just the class of mod prod 1400-2000cc. Until more than half of categories are dominated by turbo cars, you could argue that the equivalency needs changing the other way.
You're already in the smallest capacity class though, unless you've increased the swept volume.

Forced induction equivalency is not my complaint with the technical regulations for speed events, eligibility for modprod is
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Forced induction equivalency is not my complaint with the technical regulations for speed events, eligibility for modprod is
Indeed.

Perhaps it reinforces the case for Saloon Libre more? An ideal place for the not-quite-Sports Libre and 'more' than Mod Prod.
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I'm in Specialist (kit cars) now, so I'm in the smallest capacity class (usually under 2 litre) as you say, but a 50 year old 1 litre turbo struggles to beat 2 litre Westfields. Maybe I should lobby the MSA to ban all Specialist cars without a rigid roof , or I could build a car, to hopefully be competitive within the rules as they are.
Better get back in the garage and get on with the Imp so it's ready for next years Mod prod up to 1400cc, or I probably won't bother if they change the equivalence factor. I've always had fun deciding on what class the Clan should be in. When it was legal for Mod Prod (more than 100 built in a year), must clubs regs had a no non-ferrous chassis rule. I always used to enter as the Clan doesn't have a chassis, and no one ever protested. Now with the 1000 min build rule for Mod Prod (which I sort of agree with), Its time to go back into Mod Prod with an Imp, turbo'd of course. One advantage of the turbo is I can still get reasonable power without 16v heads and a std 3 bearing crank. How much would a 1400cc 16v Imp engine cost compared with my less than £1500 engine.

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