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Jon Olds

Jack Frost Tarmac single venue rally: Croft : 20th Jan

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How did you get on with the first event? I will be entering my Ibiza into a few tarmac events this year I reckon :)

Some more info would be good, where is it held? Got a website?

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Mixed bag at the christmas stages. As ever at Croft it was cold, and didnt stop raining all day. So slippy, greasy. I had big brakes on it so was stuck on 16 MO's so had to use use old road tyres. 215/40's. Hardly ideal. Had a couple of minor off's usual stuff, then spun onto the mud on stage 6. Lost 4 mins getting pushed out. So midfield finish. List of stuff to do is about halfway done. Most important is downsizing front brakes, so I can use proper 190/580/15's which are common to my other two rally cars. Some minor front panel damage from a missed chicane/tyres rub. Engine strong, making me difficult to get past down the straights. Handling fine, reasonably balanced. Still learning to drive it. Steering painfully slow at chicanes. I am used to quickracks. Tell me more about yours. Sorry, no website

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More autosolo events for me than full on rally's but might raise the ride height at the front a little and see how I get on. As its a track car more than rally so no 15's found here. Sounds like a good day over all with you learning the car more.

Get some pictures and a build thread on the showcase area, would love to see each race / damage and upgrades as you go!

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Bit of an update, haven't been on here for ages.

Albermarle rally: 13th July. Was holding top 20 in the Cordoba when a nasty noise appeared on the transmission. Had to retire. Crown wheel bearing disintegrated. Luckily the gears etc ok. (Quaife !!!)

Now repaired and back in

Just bought a mk2 Ibiza track car to reshell, so on the lookout for a 98 shell (or a whole 3 door 98 car..) After a mint one.

Out next time twice at croft. xmas stages and the jack frost.

If anybody is playing around with a cordoba 2 door, I have some nice carbon bits spare. WRC spoiler etc

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Cordoba ready again. Have a new project next. Its a 99 2 door Ibiza trackday car with a 280hp 1.8T in. Looking for a shell so I can rebuild it, must be rot free (93 to 2002 would do it, I think. Must be 2 door)


Also, 20th overall in 2013 and 26th OA last weekend in jack frost 2014 (both in my gtir)


Jon


Anybody got a shell, email me please : jonathan.olds_311@fsmail.net


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