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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:50 pm

zinc2000 wrote:You should do some work on your starts, I reckon you lost a good second on that start, seems to go pretty well mind after that
Your right, my 64ft times were about 0.3sec off what I think I can do.

However unlike every other form of motorsports, the timing doesn't start until you move and break the timing beam ( that's why the cars have the black rectangle on the front).

The Green light just signals its safe to go. Which is really confusing to most people!
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by zinc2000 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:39 am

I did wonder why you took so long to move and then realised that when I did a hillclimb many, many years ago ( V8 MK1 Cortina) we never had the traffic lights, we just rolled up to the start and a guy waved a flag :? then of course we broke the timing beam with a wee plate on the front of the car.

Age dims the memory but I do remember being s**t scared the first time I floored the throttle on a rather wet hill :!:
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Mon May 05, 2014 7:00 am

Werrington hill climb, Saturday went well. Although its very much a power hill, I really pushed the car and managed to place in class beating a lot of more expensive machineary.

Sunday happened I was going well on the runs but competition was really tight and I knew I had to really push the car on the first timed run. Instead of staying in second for a corner, I carried a bit more speed and tried third. Took too much speed in and ran wide on the exit. I was straight for the timing gear, so tried to pull away which meant I just clipped the protective tyres, span me round and bounced off a stone wal. oops!


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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by Flying Scotsman » Mon May 05, 2014 7:15 am

I could lend you some T-Cut...?

What's the thoughts, re-shell or cannibalise?
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Mon May 05, 2014 7:26 am

Its a re-shell but maybe not this year. The season is front loaded so I'm not going to rush to fix so my championship challenge is over.

I'm Going to wait for the right shell and work on the issues I discovered building this one. But I have to say I love the puma!
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by Flying Scotsman » Mon May 05, 2014 7:36 am

Its a good death when its in motorsport, better than being shunted in the back at some traffic lights.
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by crystalpuma » Tue May 06, 2014 9:08 pm

Sad but hope it's not the end! :)
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by zinc2000 » Tue May 06, 2014 9:47 pm

It looks as though its about to bite lumps out of something.......oh, hang on, it just has :cry:

Death with honours is never bad :thumbs:
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:01 pm

I realised I haven't updated this in ages.

So there is a replacement and its undergoing a reshell.
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:27 am

So, Major update time.

After I got it home

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A bit bent under there

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I had to cut the engine out and stripped the reat of the usable parts, then scrapped it

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the replacement

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So I managed to get the exhaust wheels and front suspension fitted for the last event of the year (this is oct 2014)

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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:35 am

Then, my first child was born in October, and the house needed some major work, which basically put a halt to 2015 season before it started. however over the early months of the little one I managed to finish the reshell and add a few additions.



prep for roll cage

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A bad photo, but the cage is in

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And as i'm running in road going and need the car for autosolo's, the interior went back in. This was a big issue around the cage with the cards. I still need to smooth off some fibreglass round the door cards and spray them, but its enough to run in class at the moment.

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And how it currently stands with the road wheels on (0.5kg a heel heavier than the other ones)

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So far this year, I've managed 2 autosolos. And won my class in both :twisted:


can someone confirm the photos's work? I just had to go back through and change the links/hosting.
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:07 pm

And a couple from inside.

You can see where the door cars need fibreglassing over the sections I had to cut to fit them

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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by Dwighet » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:29 pm

Fair play mate...Takes some set of stones to do that uphill stuff...Especially in the wet.. New car looks sweet..
Keep up the good work and keep it on the tar.. 8-)
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by Xparty » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:13 pm

Well done mate! Looking good!
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:26 am

So, autosolo yesterday. 8 in my class, 4 of them puma's!

I ended up winning my class, with puma's 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. I think over recent years they are coming back as Motorsport cars. I think that could be my lot of events for the year now. I may squeeze in another but we will see.
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:05 am

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And a quick photo of the top 3 puma's
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by BarryY » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:26 pm

Was good to meet you and Neil at the Autosolo. I had a great time despite the occasional clutch slipping. I think my times were getting a little closer to you by the end of the day. My 12yr old son was taking some videos of the event, when you compare the 2 can see the difference between coil overs and cheepy G-max! your car seems so level and stable, whereas mine was lifting the inside back wheel on every tight corner. I may have more vids but I'm still going through all the footage he took. Some of it is not great but he's learning!

https://youtu.be/lvZnVLKcFqM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:01 am

It was good to meet you, and from the video you had the use of the handbrake down perfectly. You look quicker through the tighter stuff with the handbrake.

To be honest my car is not ideal for solo. With its tiny steering wheel.

Are you doing the Oxford one?
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by BarryY » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:29 am

I think I might, I was looking at it last night thinking I may just go and do it. Now I've got back into it again I've got the bug!

Are you doing it?
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Re: Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:35 pm

I'm not sure. I hope too, but may not be able too. I know Neil can't make it
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Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:34 am

After a long time out, I had my first event of the year, Farnborough autosolo.

I came 1st in class and 12th overall, here are a few photos (hopefully this works), borrowed from Facebook.

I can't wait for the next event, but think I'll be outclassed as the next one the class is upto 2l, so you end up with Clio 172/182 in the class
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Post by red » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:38 am

8-) Looking good.
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Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:31 am

So after the topic on Facebook I've been told to bump this thread and update it!

Sadly my car is currently SORN. It's off the road having some minor works undertaken and saving some ££ to invest in it.

I need a new catalytic converter (pot hole damaged) and replacement battery, and hopefully some cam's.
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Hillclimb and sprint Puma

Post by cartledge_uk » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:10 am

Bump time!!!
Car had an Mot, tax and will be out this year. I just need to do the cambelt first
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