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Prescott Hill Climb - Dutton Phaeton

Prescott charity hill climb event in a Dutton Phaeton. 14/05/2017

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Comment by Mark Bagnall on July 18, 2017 at 23:04
Sump is baffled. I can't seem to add pictures I think due to the video at the start. I'll try a fresh thread
Comment by Mark Bagnall on July 14, 2017 at 9:20

Done some googling - quite a variety of styles and opinions.  I think the style you describe - with the lip - looks best for me.  The versions with flaps seem a little too complex.

Comment by Mark Bagnall on July 14, 2017 at 7:08
Daryl, that sounds right, thanks. If mine has any baffling I'll post a photo over the weekend.
Comment by Mark Bagnall on July 13, 2017 at 18:01

Hi Paul - I have a non-standard (looks home made) winged sump and think I may have been running with too little oil.  As the engine is out now I will measure the sump to see what the capacity is up to a height that just clears the rotating crank.  I can also add baffles - can you remember what configuration you used for baffles, and what size holes to allow the oil to flow to the pickup?

Comment by Paul Thomas on July 11, 2017 at 20:39

first time I took my B+ to landow trackday it sufferd oil surge and wrecked the crank and 1 con rod, If you are useing you car for motor sport events I would surgest a winged sump and baffle it. I did this andthe the following year had no problems,

Comment by Mark Bagnall on July 10, 2017 at 22:02
It actually feels very controllable - actually much better than I expected. It does have a 5 link axle and the front has polyurethane bushes, plus (tired) adjustable coilovers. Just finished removing the engine - next is the search for the cause of the knock.
Comment by James Doulton on July 9, 2017 at 13:39

Interesting. That's a bit like bicycle helmets where they reckon a similar thing happens - in particular other road users take more care of an unprotected cyclist then they do of one with all the gear, apparently.

I don't think that I noticed a lot of restraint being exercised in your Dutton though, it looked rather hairy to me. I like a track with a wide run off area (although I've only ever come off twice).

Comment by Mark Bagnall on July 9, 2017 at 11:26
Hi James, so we're we. In fact they insisted we didn't where a helmet! The CofC's experience was that people wearing helmets got carried away and tried too hard - it was a charity 'fun' event rather than a competition.
Comment by James Doulton on July 8, 2017 at 23:41

I'm a little surprised that they didn't insist on crash helmets.

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