Van Diemen RF98 – the build begins.

sigh.. so here I am…  I have two piles of parts.  My old FB91 swift, now with out an engine, shocks, and transmission and the RF98 that has the frame, sump, radiators, and a few other small bits…  I have a lot of stuff to get. overall the chassis isn’t in that bad a shape.…

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Van Diemen RF98

Bought a new Formula Ford, a Van Diemen RF98, or most of it anyway This is the introduction to the build thread of this RF98 as a F1600 with a kent engine.

parting out my swift FB91

parting out my old swift after attempting to change the transmission. After taking a detailed look I just kept finding more damage related to the ongoing transmission issues so it’s just not practical to rebuild, and yeah… that’s the way it is. Not too happy about it, but I have another car in the works,…

A little Australian Formula Ford action.

I like the first two cars on the podium. 🙂 I have not seen too many videos from the era when my ’91 swift was built. looks like I need to research what swift was doing in Australia during this period, because it looks like the car was developed more than it was in the…

cone call?

It appears that I got a cone on my last and best run on Saturday. Starting with this event I used a 360fly VR camera to record my runs. Cool part about this camera is that I can see all 4 wheels from the cameras mounting point on the roll bar. So did I hit…

2016 SCCA round 8 at Marina

Went to the SCCA autocross at Marina airport this past weekend. Name of that game was more shock tuning.. When I first setup the shocks, I had the initial settings for the rebound and compression backwards so I wasn’t getting the maximum benefit of the shocks with the compression at full soft and the rebound…

SCCA round 6 co-hosted with AAS

Learned a lot this weekend at the latest SCCA event out at crows landing. This season I have been running the Avon formula Ford racing slicks. According to Roger Krause racing, the Formula continental racers love them for their consistency and ability to take a lot of heat cycles. Auto crossing introduces a different set…