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Capri Carl

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  1. Hi Guys, Found tis in a mag, thought it might be interesting [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON008_zpsc5ecb202.jpg Cheers, Carl
  2. Hi Paul, Great Forum, Think its fab! Here is my RS500 racer. Starting restoration at moment, willpost some pics as we go. For now, this has been its life..... 1989 BTCC 1991 ans 1992 European Rally Cross Group A Championship winner http://s1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/?action=view&current=Hansen1992g.jpg 1996 on Swedish and Finnish Rallying (some ice as well) This is how it looks now.... http://s1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/?action=view&current=RS500Sierra1992.jpg I,m looking forward to getting back to BTCC spec and sharing pics with you Cheers, Carl
  3. cooper rings ??

    Not Coopers rings, these are, on my TDR Group A RS500 Cheers Carl
  4. Jerry Mahony Racing Pictures

    Hi Jerry, More fantastic stories!!!! Thank you! My Donovan TDR RS500 was the last to be built, for 1989 season. Mike O'Brien got the Harvey RS500, It then became the Nigel Mustill Thundersaloon RS500, maybe you raced against it in the thundersaloons?? My RS500 had more success after BTCC, it won the European Group A Rally Cross Championship in 1991 and 92 with Kenneth Hansen. Cheers Carl
  5. Jerry Mahony Racing Pictures

    Hi Jerry, Love your pic's and stories, In one of them you mentioned that the TDR cars were shed,s, were they under funded? bad drivers? to many cars in one team to handle?. They seem to go OK in the 1988 BTCC year with Tim Harvey only. Was Terry Drury a good engineer? He seemed to have a good career as a driver previously. The reason I ask is I own the Robin Donovan Blue Hawk TDR RS500, ( I will not be offended whatever you say about it!!! Its still a Group A RS500 Racer!!!) I am slowly restoring it (it had a hard life as a Rally Cross car afterwards) I want to balance keeping it original and reliable, so I do not want to be blowing to many turbos?? Great to hear all your stories from that great era. Cheers Carl
  6. Found then vanished again RS500s

    Roy, the Murray Carter Sierra was never painted up as the ANZ car. The Carter car is still around in South Australia. The ANZ car is in Queensland at moment and for sale Cheers, Carl
  7. BTCC Terry Drury Racing Sierra

    Hi Roy, Thanks for the pics Progress is slow, time and money!! But it gets closer all the time. Yes you are correct, My car came in 1991 and 1992, I think Kenneth's wife Susanna raced it in red colours with shell sponsorship after this time. Cheers Carl
  8. Is the Zytek ECU still viable for a Group A RS500? Does anybody know if the Zytek is still servicable and supported? My TDR Sierra has a Pectel ECU but the original Zytek came with it. I would like to go back to original as in Aus we have to present good reason to make change. Also it looks the part seeing the blue box in the dash Does anybody have experiance with the Zytek unit?? Cheers, Carl
  9. Anybody got £150k spare???

    Hi Paul, Not the same PJ Sierra, This one is owned by a friend of mine. There was 3 in total, one was written off ( talk its still around??) This one for sale is the last and newest. Cheers, Carl
  10. DJR at Silverstone ETCC 1988

    Hi Guys, This report from the 1988 Silverstone ETCC may add more fuel to the fire, hehe [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON010_zps365331a4.jpg Cheers, Carl
  11. Help and info on a car needed

    Happy New Year All !!! Found this mag in my collection, had a test on the Thundersaloon Sierra, Interesting reading, if correct , BTCC car was put aside and a new shell prepared into the thundersaloon using the BTCC motor and Getrag box. [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON002_zps4855c547.jpg [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON003_zpsf3b1c124.jpg [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON004_zps9e545c79.jpg [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON005_zps3280bb0d.jpg [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON006_zps56349834.jpg Cheers, Carl
  12. Zytek Engine Management

    Hi Scoobydo, Yes I have one of these small boxes, but may need it myself, don't know of any others Cheers , Carl
  13. Nice shot of Mike Smith and Carls car behind?

    Hi Paul, CONFIRMED Great photo, have not seen that one before, is it just new or been around for some time?? Hi Jerry, You are correct, it is Mike O'Brien behind the wheel, but not his normal RS500. The car number gives it away, Robin Donovan ran with no. 18, Mike O'Brien ran with no. 17 and Dave Pinkney was no. 16 I had heard that Mike O'Brien used the Blue Hawk car later in the year when Robin Donovan had left TDR, Apparently being the newer car ( the 3rd built) it was the better handling car. (I would love to know what was different? do you know anything about these TDR cars Jerry??) Mike also shared this car at Donnington , the race with co-drivers Cheers, Carl
  14. Zytek Engine Management

    Thanks Mark, I sent you a message back. Hi Ian, I have gone away from the Zytec, and got a MoTec M84. This seems to be widely used over here. I had the motor rebuilt to same spec as it was, coopers ring head gasket etc,etc. The guy who mapped it is a Brit by the name of Rob Benson, ex Walkinshaw UK, ex Holden Racing Team Aus. Turns out he had a lot of eproms and info for the Zytec! Anyway it made 465hp with 22lbs boost. Good enough for a start and getting used to turbo lag!! My aim is to have the car ready for Bathurst race next Easter. Cheers, Carl
  15. Bathurst 2015

    My entry is in, RS500 motor has been dynoed and mapped, getrag has been has been rebuit, 9"Diff will be finished this week,wheels finished now body needs painting then put it all together, Simple Carl
  16. My new toy

    Well done Paul!! Enjoy
  17. Hi Guys, I am getting the diff on my TDR Sierra rebuilt at moment and changing ratio, are these a true ford 9" crown wheel and pinion? I had ordered a new CWP and the pinion came with a nose on the end of the gear end , this is extra support on the traditional ford 9"centre of a live axle. My 9"Ford Motorsport diff does not have this. Holinger gear boxes are doing the rebuild of the diff and are saying it has a different hypoid angle as well, they say it may be an 8.8" diff. Does anybody know?? Cheers, Carl
  18. BTCC Terry Drury Racing Sierra

    Thanks Mark.
  19. BTCC Terry Drury Racing Sierra

    Do you know what offset they are as I wondering if my centres are exactly the same as yours or if you could just measure from the hub face to the outer rear rim lip that would be a great help. Cheers Tim.
  20. BTCC Terry Drury Racing Sierra

    Thanks Paul, Has been rectified, Turbo guy had them on wrong way!!! Cheers,Carl
  21. BTCC Terry Drury Racing Sierra

    Thanks Mark, Did you get my email I sent to you re the compression struts on your web site, a week ago?? Cheers, Carl
  22. BTCC Terry Drury Racing Sierra

    The Wheels are 17"x 9" , Inner barrels are 7" wide and outers are 2" wide, all four wheels are the same. Cheers, Carl
  23. BTCC Terry Drury Racing Sierra

    Thanks jim
  24. BTCC Terry Drury Racing Sierra

    Thanks Paul
  25. BTCC Terry Drury Racing Sierra

    Hi All, Bit of an update, Engine is back from builder, had a new loom made and a Motec M84 added. Getting the intercooler re cored at moment, when its finished it will go on the dyno. You can see the Coopers Ring gasket being used, as this is how it was with TDR Also have the wheels all painted and polished, here is a sneek peek of them mocked up against the body Cheers, Carl