David Alexander suffered a bad misfire at the last race at Brand Hatch. Having no luck sorting it at the circuit they brought it back for us to look at. It passed the compression test so we moved onto to the ignition and fuel supply. The HT leads were a little old as was the cap and rotor arm. We took a look at the electronic ignition and found the trigger wheel had a lot of play. We decided to replace the ignition with an Ignitor setup from Pertronix as well as the cap and rotor arm with genuine Bosch items and the HT leads. The fuel supply was weak so a new Facet Red Top Competition pump was installed. We also discovered that the rear carburetor was flooding. This was due to a warn float pivot pin which prevented the float valve from closing. With all of these issues its no wonder it had a problem. The car has now been prepped ready for a test at Brands Hatch next week.
The rain failed to drown the great atmosphere at one of the seasons best events. With four cars to run in two different races we had plenty of work to do. Ian Burford and Larry Tucker were racing a Lenham Midget and Ashley Midget respectively in the Historic Road Sports. Despite a wet qualifying both drivers competed well with Ian securing 1st in his class. Dave Griffiths and our own Shaun Rainford were competing in the Historic Touring Car race. Dave in his venerable Standard Vanguard and Shaun in the irrepressible Volvo Amazon. Both enjoyed the competition greatly giving the Cortina’s and Alfa Romeo’s a run for their money. Dave finished a very respectable 3rd in his class. I think we will definitely be returning next year.