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Author Ball Joint snapped on Corsa at 40mph... not good, cars a bit of a mess
timrud_
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   1st May 06 at 11:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Went to York Dragway yesterday. Mint day, got a 4.82 0-60 and a 13.36 1/4 mile (might of done better but they didn't have all the timing slips as there computer is operated by a hamster.) Not bad for York. Might slip a decent time down pod now.

Anyway went down Notts last night, was on a duel carrageway, wound it on in second a bit, went to go past a new Fiesta ST, put it in third and BANG. Instantly the car locks up, I could of gone anywhere. To my right a rather hard looking central reservation, to my left a car

Thank fuck (and god knows how when you look at the wheel) it just went straight, then I ushered it over to the side of the road. It'd of been a major accident if it hit anything. Car would of been properly fucked, as would I probably.

Cops were straight on my case, I was abit ofa cunt ot him at firsdt, then when I calmed down he was sound. He really apreciated the car for what it was, and he is a fellow 'Ringer lol. Talked about the place and general shit Also about how lucky I was!

Anyway car is stilla bit fucked, but it will repair, and more importantly me and my mate are ok The car will be back to race another day

Heres the pics....



chr15barn3s
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1st May 06 at 11:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

unlucky, at least it wasnt as bad as it could have been
Matt H
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1st May 06 at 11:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bloody hell Tim!

At least your OK

Good 0-60 time btw
Jambo
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1st May 06 at 12:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Eeeek


Glad your ok timbo, everytime u get times like that it makes me want to build another corsa
timrud_
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1st May 06 at 12:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm edging closer towards that elusive 12 second run.

Chris_S said he could never do better than a 12.9 at York and he did a 12.3 at pod, so maybe I could sneek a 12 if I'm lucky?

Wanted to go to Shakespeare County Raceway today too

TBH I'm glad I'm alive, I couldn't give a monkeys about the car at the moment!
timrud_
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The pictures don't really show the damage to the car, only the wheel. The wing is bent to fuck, ragged shaft out ofthe box, and we had to show the car no mercy to get it on and off the wagon.
Matt H
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1st May 06 at 12:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by timrud_
Wanted to go to Shakespeare County Raceway today too




Where/whats that?

I was speaking to your mate John t'other day Tim, said your gonna be working down at his house for a while? What you building?
Ry_B
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1st May 06 at 12:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nasty mate not good!

Main thing is you're alrite matey
J200RSA
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1st May 06 at 12:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

gutted tim glad your ok good times btw mate
SportBoy
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bet thats got a good turning circle! .. bad luck chap .. il bump into you one day lol was gonna go to york this weekend but i went to see the charlatans in sheff saturday night so i had a head like a burst sofa on sunday . and sunday night a few of my m8s were down trying to get me to go but weater was lookin gloomy and i couldnt be arsed lol .. done any damage to the box or shaft? .. god job you wearnt on a speed run! ive heard horror stories about the modded drive flanges snapping and causeing abit of trouble but not a ball joint you crazy mofo!

[Edited on 01-05-2006 by SportyBoy]
timrud_
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I dunno what the damage is! Ragged the shaft out of the box. Recovery wagon was covered in box oil. Its at the team garage, I don't know exact damage yet.

Building a 4x4 astra for a kid I think, and a few other jobs
timrud_
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1st May 06 at 12:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

And york was dry all day!
timrud_
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Shakespeare was vaux speed and show day i think?
SportBoy
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how many f28s do you have now lol?
mazdaspeed
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Looks like the breakdown company sent you the wrong type of pickup truck. Same thing happened to me, but I said no way to dragging car onto a flatbed, they sent out a different type which holds onto the front wheels only.
timrud_
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I now only have the one in the car! Sold the rest!

You mean a dolly? I was so tired, and the car was damaged anyway I didn't really care! Ionly think he pulled the shaft out of the box. The bumper is very flexable and it looks ok.
boyracer2002
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1st May 06 at 12:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fook tim Was this before or after i phoned you as i noticed you didnt turn up or couldnt see you anyway

or was it at J27 after?
timrud_
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After! I didn't stay at MFN for long. Went to another place, then would of gone there on way home, but never got that far!

I never saw your car either LOL
Born_corsa02
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You are a very lucky man. How the fook did you not hit somthing!!!!
Amazed ......Hope you get the car fixed soon there some good times
boyracer2002
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LOL was there till about 10ish parked near the car audio centre demo van on the grass, then went to j27 till we got moved on about half 11, was a decent night

timrud_
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Gutted, would of loved a rip round J27! Mind the accident could of been worse if it happened there

On the plus side somebody that went to York just told me I did a 4.73 0-60. Even better

I don;t even know how I didn;t hit anything, somehting was smiling on me!
Wrighty
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1st May 06 at 12:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bad luck tim

il deffo come down york one day
timrud_
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You should do considering you dont live far away LOL
boyracer2002
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Yeh spose, good job it happened where it did and not J27 as there were some stupid cars out lasnite, R34, couple of pulsar, 10's of scoobies lol, stupidly fast evo 6 and 8, would have been good competition lol

Awesome times though
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