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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by 360CS, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I was wandering if anyone was planning the trackday Silverstone. It would be good to get a few fchat guys together on the day???? Anyone planning this??
     
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  3. paul360m

    paul360m Karting

    Jan 8, 2004
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    I was planning to do it BUT decided to sell my 360M now rather than wait for my new car to arrive - think its early April, isnt it? In that case, I'm pretty sure that the car wont arrive in time - however, if it does i will be there!

    ...err, if thats makes sense!

    Cheers

    Paul
     
  4. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Joe,

    What's the date for this?

    Stig
     
  5. kenyon

    kenyon F1 Rookie

    Oct 7, 2002
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    I'll there ....
     
  6. Andy hls

    Andy hls Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
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    Stig
    the date for silverstone is monday 19th april, Im booked in so if you want to poo your pants as you mentioned earlier you need to be there.

    Joe we should go up there in convoy Sundays was great fun.
     
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  8. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2003
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    Joe,

    My application form is going off tomorrow.

    I hope there's still vacancies.

    Wazza
     
  9. Izza

    Izza Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    There is also one at Magny Cours on 5th April.

    I am definitely going and am thinking of making a long weekend break to Paris out of it - wet the baby's head in a European style!!

    Anyone interested PM me.
     
  10. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2003
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    Izza,

    What's Magny Cors like to drive around i'm there on the 22nd of July with the Fiorano guys.
    It will be my first time at this track looking forward to it.

    Would have loved to join you in April but I'm at Donington on the 7th.
    It would be too much of a rush to get back in time.

    Do you normally drive down in the Fcarsor get them transported down?

    Do you have any telemetary or lap data/times for Magny Cors?

    Wazza
     
  11. Izza

    Izza Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Wazza, you flatter me.

    I haven't done many track days so there is no normal and based on my lap times at Go Kart circuits taking timing equipment is not worth it yet!

    Historical background - last year my car broke down at Le Mans - fixed rapidly by Ch. Pozzi in Paris. Their labour rates were much less than Ferrari UK so come the next service I took the wife/car to Paris. They invited me to join in on a track day on the way to Paris. There I met a Ferrari test driver who gave me coaching. He is board member for FOC France and invited me to Magny Cours - cost Euro 300.

    I will be driving car down there and the French boys have arranged rooms at local Novotel and a meal for the night before.

    Karl/Manu hope to have 19" Stradale wheels for my spider by then so I if possible I will upgrade discs/pads and see what difference they make - had some fade last time.

    Izza
     
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  13. GOS 348

    GOS 348 Karting

    Jan 17, 2004
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    Joe,

    I will be there, but going up via M25, M41 to Aylesbury to meet my brother and his 355. Then we blast over the great twisty road from Aylesbury to Buckingham. None of that rush hour, M40 stuff.

    Whether we travel in convoy or you go your own way you need to leave plenty of time for the Monday morning M25 roadworks crawl.
     
  14. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2003
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    Izza,

    Understood.

    I had the same problem before with my previous 360.
    I upgraded the pads only and that made quite a bit of difference.
    I was managing to get about 15 - 16 laps before the brake fluid started to boil instead of the 10 - 12 with the mormal pads.
    So it is probably a good idea to upgrade the fluid as well otherwise you can blow the system somewhere.
    I'm sure Karl will know which fluid would work best but there was also a thread on the subject in the general section if you do a search.
    But it is still very important to do a 'cool down' lap to cool the system back down again, maybe even 2 lap if you're pushing hard even with the upgraded
    pads,discs & fluid.
    Your car will thank you for it.

    Good Luck

    wazza
     
  15. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Gos

    Sounds great, im not into the M25 crawl... im just waiting confirmation of placement..
    j
     
  16. kenyon

    kenyon F1 Rookie

    Oct 7, 2002
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    I have done cadwell park in my 348 spyder which is hard on brakes. I use 5.1 DOT brake fluid its better at higher temperatures. AP Racing ......

    I have no brake fade now just by changing the fliud...
     
  17. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

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    Izza,

    Is this normal on the 360 if pushedhard cos on Sunday to VW we had a bit of a blast and was experiencing alsorts of fade.. Brakes then felt hard on way home...

    Was standing on pedal at one point preying the thing to slow up??

    I need to get my ass in a CS ...aint that right Wazza??

    J
     
  18. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Joe,

    S'funny that, mate, as I can't put my finger on the point where you put your foot on the brake!!

    Stig
     
  19. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

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    Stig,,

    thats cos i didnt..lol Did you want that Plastic bag you left in the car, if took it out cos it smells like S**T..

    Call me regading the w,site

    Cheers matey
    :)
     
  20. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Joe,

    Be a good chap and PM me your number, and I'll call you tomorrow night.

    Stig
     
  21. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2003
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    Joe,

    It's most unusual to have any fading on the road.
    Even if you drive hard i've never known it to happen.
    First off, If it happens again don't stand on them - Pump them -
    It will bring them back. Standing on them won't make them work again.
    I think the fading you experienced was due to something else.
    If it was a really cold day that can make the pedel very soft (have more travel) as the brake fluid expands when hot and contracts when cold.

    If your travelling at speed on a motorway or main road the air rushing around them will actually cool the whole system down and make it less effective.
    I suspect this is more likely to be the reason.

    Maybe this is stating the obvious; In which case I'll shut up.!

    Wazza
     
  22. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

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    Prob going to fast wazza, On way home from VW pedal felt hard.

    You you when the servo failed on the air assisted brake systems, ive checked the discs to see if any glazing over has occured....Will prob get them checked out at Verdi,s..
     
  23. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2003
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    Just had my confirmation back for the FOC's Silverstone GP Track Day For Monday 19th April.

    Anybody else confirmed as going ?

    Wazza
     
  24. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

    Oct 7, 2003
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    Im going to be there,looking forword to it,
    hope the good old brit weathers ok,

    cheers
    Dale.
     
  25. Andy hls

    Andy hls Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
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    Got confirmation today, Cant wait.
     
  26. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    How the hell are you getting on the track with Tubi , m8? !!
     
  27. kenyon

    kenyon F1 Rookie

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    I will be going. I hope to get out in my 348 with my tubi and not cats....
    365 bhp wants to rip up the track... Never done Silverstone in my 348 spyder. Done others though..... I am a bit late with my application.... If I cannot track my car I will still be coming. I would love have a ride in a 355 and 360. Never been out in one....... Any offers..
     
  28. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2003
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    Come tap me on the shoulder, i'll take you round for a few laps in the Strad.

    Tony,
    I don't think noise levels are going to be a problem at Silverstone

    Wazza
     

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