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BB’s ex RB 3.2 Hot Rod - Under New Management

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Its a 3.2 tacho so the redline on the dial is std 3.2.  Yes, I think its accurate, so 7k rpm on the tacho is 7k rpm at the engine.  Just means you rev it well into the red until it hits the soft cut limiter.

I had it rev limited at 7200 rpm to give it more reach in the intermediate gears when necessary but usually changed at about 6800-7000rpm, so very rarely hit the limiter.  BUT, the top end is built to rev to about 8k rpm and it has 993TT rod bolts, so the 7k rpm limit is very safe.

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Thanks Richard. Think I need a new tach face. Not used to overshooting the red line 

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Great few hundred miles in Daisy over the weekend. Drove to Silverstone, did about 30 laps. Drove to Bicester and then drove home. Totally brilliant fun. 

Drive home from Bicester was superb. Managed to break the rear screen plastic bolts on the drivers side rear window bar! Window open and spirited driving I guess. Stainless on order.

Boy does she move high up in the revs. You’re right RB. Push at 4K and another around 5.5k. Love it. 

Pops and bangs a la Schofield are addictive. 

3 hour wash and detail today ready for the outlaw gathering. 

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Good job!

How are the brakes?  Given it's still (I think) on road biased pads?  Which will be at best part worn.

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7 minutes ago, Richard Bernau said:

Good job!

How are the brakes?  Given it's still (I think) on road biased pads?  Which will be at best part worn.

Brakes were really good Richard. Must be immense with track pads. 

Mike Wilds drove my car with me as a passenger for a few laps. Very complimentary. Called it a sweet car. Said he wouldn’t change a thing! Boy can he drive 🏁

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19 hours ago, Richard Bernau said:

He has driven it before many years ago.

Ahh ok. He didn't mention that. Maybe he's forgotten. Does look like a lot of people ask him to drive their cars. 

Is it worth asking Mike for a full days tuition at some point do you think? Would really like to explore the cars limits a bit more. I'm sure she'll corner much more quickly than I give it credit for. 

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3 minutes ago, Busybee said:

Does look like a lot of people ask him to drive their cars. 

He drove mine :)

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1 hour ago, GaryH said:

He drove mine :)

Cool dude Mike. His stories over a burger were really good. Kind of a warm up to the Le Mans film at boxengasse. 

Anyone had tuition from Mike for an extended period of time? 

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