So based on the experience of Brands I need to find some pace on the other 160’s. Money is going to be the inhibiter here but there is a plan to get the car more competitive as the season progresses. Remember, I hadn’t seen a 160 car until Brands or driven mine so it was a great benchmark opportunity.
The plan before Silverstone:
- Rebuild the head to make sure I am not losing valuable compression and make sure the VVC timing is correct. Uprate the oil rail, stretch bolts at the same time.
- Locate the pesky coolant leak and remedy it.
- Clarify what the Scrutineers want to do about the suspension, then if necessary put it back up.
- Add some lightness as Colin Chapman would say.
- Put on the side decals.
I would like to tackle the exhaust too but this will depend on funds and time.