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Dammit

Member since Mar 2008 • Last active Jul 2020

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    Straight into no-deal Brexit.

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    This feels like genuine progress- set a PR on a local segment, but running at a much lower intensity than my second fastest attempt, so much so that I thought I had no chance. But, 12 bpm lower, I ran 2 seconds faster.

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    I think it would make people adjust pricing - going to make people very wary of pricing between 500-600k as you'd be under huge pressure to drop to 499. I also think this will paralyse sales below 500k until the cut comes in.

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    It was a comment made by the C4 pundit team, I didn't fully catch it (which I suspect is evident), but what you say sounds likely. That sounds a lot like cheating?

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    What did they mean when they were talking about the Ferrari engine being in a location deemed illegal (or similar to that) hence why the 2020 car was outperformed by the 2019 car?

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    Taller people than me drive these cars and say it’s fine. I may just be a really odd shape.

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    I'm daft. Why suede wheel?

    Also: mismatched seats. Come on.

    This is how the car came:

    The wheel adjusts for reach, but not for rake - in the picture it's as far out as it can go.

    Due to where the pedals are, and the height of the wheel, my left leg was trapped between the steering wheel and the lower centre console - I would literally punch myself in the leg when turning left. I couldn't move the seat back any further in order to get my legs underneath the wheel as then I could not reach said wheel. I could not adjust the wheel up, as the column doesn't adjust for rake.

    I then deleted the lower centre console:

    This was better, as my leg wasn't trapped between two objects, but it meant that I was still driving like John Wayne, and after around 60 minutes my left buttock went to sleep. This meant that I had to stop and do some stretching until (with fiery pins and needles) I got half my arse back.

    So I replaced the wheel with the GT3 Cup edition Momo:

    This is a heavily dished wheel, which moves it toward the driver, it's also smaller in diameter - which was a revelation, as I could get my legs underneath it, and retain sensation in both buttocks whilst driving. However, this focussed attention on the seat, as my eyeline meant that I could not see the top of the clocks.

    I fitted an eccentric spacer which brought the wheel out 10mm and up 15mm, which helped, then I had the seat cushion scalloped, which also helped, but it wasn't perfect.

    Enter the BBI seat base and the Recaro SPG:

    Which finally dropped me low enough in the car that I could see the clocks perfectly - and, for the first time, out of the rear window. To get any lower I'd need to bolt the seat directly to the floor, but thankfully that's not required as I'm now very happy with my driving position.

    I can rest my wrist on the top edge of the steering wheel with my shoulders flat to the seatback, and I drove to Morzine from Rambouillet in perfect comfort last year.

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