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    Thread: Engine stripping
Post: RE: Engine stripping

This has been one of the more reasoned and informed threads I've followed in recent times and I've enjoyed the contributions by some very well respected people. In reponse to your comment (Pat Slinn) ...
David Taylor TT Related Posts (Only) 34 52,407 01-10-2011, 05:46 PM
    Thread: Engine stripping
Post: RE: Engine stripping

I'm not suggesting that dyno checks be used as a complete replacement for engine stripdowns as there is always a margin of error. But, in response to Lee's question "Yeah, can anyone confirm that this...
David Taylor TT Related Posts (Only) 34 52,407 24-09-2011, 05:31 PM
    Thread: Engine stripping
Post: RE: Engine stripping

Jo, I'm rather surprised by your remark - "I can think of many people who were cheating (not just top 3 finishers)". Wouldn't a fairly simply answer here be to dyno the bikes. As peak torque represent...
David Taylor TT Related Posts (Only) 34 52,407 23-09-2011, 10:02 PM
    Thread: 250s in the Manx
Post: RE: 250s

(21-06-2011, 08:14 PM)sticky Wrote: http://www.manxgrandprix.org/ Neil Kent not allowed an entry in the Supertwins - nor I'm told Dan Dayle. The reason being that they "don't want a 250 winning it...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 40 73,958 21-06-2011, 10:25 PM
    Thread: Qualifying times
Post: RE: Qualifying times

Hi David, I wouldn't quibble with your assessment of what a Post Classic machine can be picked up for (- I managed to lay my hands on a Yamaha FZ750 for a few hundred pounds) but I've been absolutely...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 22 46,872 12-06-2011, 07:47 PM
    Thread: Qualifying times
Post: RE: Qualifying times

Based on last year's Junior qualifying times, the 3rd placed man got around at about 118mph/19min. That gives a qualification speed of about 103mph/22min. That would effectively disqualify 10 or 15 ri...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 22 46,872 17-03-2011, 01:13 PM
    Thread: MGP 2011
Post: RE: MGP 2011

This sounds about right... I suspect Irish Ago is correct. I had to do something similar in Australia a few years back for a race at Bathurst. I handed over my ACU license in exchange for an Oz race l...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 17 36,100 24-01-2011, 09:53 AM
    Thread: MGP 2011
Post: RE: MGP 2011

I'm very surprised to learn this! Perhaps it's worth asking how the Irish entrants on MCUI licenses manage to get around this rule?
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 17 36,100 17-01-2011, 11:51 PM
    Thread: MGP 2011
Post: RE: MGP 2011

If these guys all hold valid licenses, the only other thing I can think of holding things back would be the '6 events' rule. Have they all competed in 6 race meetings in the 13 months up to 30/06/11 m...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 17 36,100 16-01-2011, 10:16 AM
    Thread: Just spreading the word...
Post: RE: Just spreading the word...

Have you brought this matter to the attention of the MMCC? One of the specific objectives of the revised race format for 2011 is to broaden the spectator appeal of the MGP and raise its profile. The p...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 2 5,091 14-01-2011, 12:30 AM
    Thread: T.T.R.A lost members
Post: RE: T.T.R.A lost members

(10-12-2010, 11:59 PM)chris Wrote: I am fairly certain that Colin Hardman died a few years a go. Possibly in a racing accident. You're correct. Very sadly Colin Hardman passed away after a racing cr...
David Taylor TT Related Posts (Only) 13 25,441 11-12-2010, 05:47 PM
    Thread: M M C C introduces a new class and machines for the 2010 Manx Grand Prix
Post: RE: M M C C introduces a new class and machines fo...

This looks like a great innovation! The club have been under pressure from all sorts of different directions and competing interests to address the eligibility issue. They've chosen to address it in ...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 10 18,209 25-10-2009, 09:46 AM
    Thread: spooner
Post: RE: spooner

Hi Baz, ref "p.s conrods ?? did you have one go bang mate ??", no. But on a Post Classic thrashed to within an inch of its life, there's a very good chance! Humour aside, I'm putting a Post Classic ...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 5 13,427 14-10-2009, 05:39 PM
    Thread: spooner
Post: RE: spooner

Baz, spend 3s4d on a Post Classic and you can show me that line through Cronk-Ny-Mona (if I'm not lobbing conrods into hedges). Cheers, David ;-) spooner a caged beast :icon_lol::icon_lol: yer mo...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 5 13,427 13-10-2009, 10:27 AM
    Thread: Proposed changes to the MGP programme
Post: RE: Proposed changes to the MGP programme

This is an excellent thread and the range of ideas and suggestions put forward is exactly what is needed. The exchange of opinions in a healthy debate can only be in the best interests of the Manx - n...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 61 103,221 08-09-2008, 06:05 PM
    Thread: speed trap
Post: RE: speed trap

I seem to recall being told last year that the ground loop pickup that the transponders trigger is near the Sulby electricity sub-station. If this is correct, the bikes are still gathering speed as th...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 10 21,303 03-09-2008, 07:08 PM
    Thread: Manx GP on national radio
Post: RE: Manx GP on national radio

Hi Cargo, that's right! I was as surprised to hear about this as anyone - he's called Steve Collingswood and he's big music fan. It was really nice of him to give us all the free plug on national rad...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 1 4,374 11-08-2008, 05:06 PM
    Thread: MGP photo exhibition
Post: RE: MGP photo exhibition

I assume this Mon-Fri only? Or is it open at the weekend as well?
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 9 14,949 17-06-2008, 10:23 AM
    Thread: IMPORTANT and URGENT
Post: Harvey, whilst the very small numbers of replie...

Harvey, whilst the very small numbers of replies that you've had so far is somewhat disappointing, I urge you not to be too discouraged by the lack of response from the paddock. Clearly some of this...
David Taylor Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 6 11,748 14-09-2007, 10:48 AM
    Thread: 400 suspension set up
Post: Hi, I've used Maxton Engineering for all my race s...

Hi, I've used Maxton Engineering for all my race suspension for years. They're really helpful and know the Mountain Circuit very well. Not only that, they always come over during practice week to help...
David Taylor TT Related Posts (Only) 1 3,994 07-09-2007, 09:59 AM
    Thread: T'other web site.
Post: As an entrant in this year's Senior, I was very di...

As an entrant in this year's Senior, I was very disappointed that we couldn't get an outing on the big bikes. The MGP is the biggest event of my racing season and is the meeting that I devote the most...
David Taylor TT Related Posts (Only) 13 17,202 04-09-2007, 11:00 PM