Chucked some sound deadening in the boot to try and tame some of the sound as old car problems. Not sure if it's made any difference but every little helps I guess.
Bought some different side mounts for the seat and managed to get it sat in the right position finally!
The direzzas turned so had them fitted.
Size comparison between 205 ar-1 and 195 direzzas.
As I spoke about previously, the car hasn't made the best oil pressure lately. So to try and prop it up a little I chucked some 10w-60. I know not the correct way to do it but seeing as I was going to Germany in less than a week worth a try..... Yeah it made no pressure. The pump was so knackered it couldn't even pull up the oil 🙈.
Guess I was changing the oil pump, better late than never as they say. Quick order of a new one
Took the old one out.... Yeah that's seen better days
No idea how it's happened or when as the engine for ages hasn't made the greatest pressure. The pickup was spotless too so don't think it's ate anything. Took a Conrod cap off to confirm the bearings were ok. They looked in decent condition so full sends ahead! Banged the new pump in over 6 bar on start up and 2.5bar when warm! Never had such good pressure.
On to Germany we go!
It was 30c outside for the weekend so wasn't expecting the car to do great but it didn't better than I expected.
Engine didn't miss a beat and used very little oil if any!
Managed to do 6 laps. Brakes were getting hot as had smoke coming off them when leaving the carpark. The ds1.11 didn't give up and I didn't experience a long pedal! So just need some ducts to feed a bit of air to them.
Tyres didn't let go either! Well recommend them to anyone!
Suspension.... Not sure. The car was bouncing all over the place, as if the damping wasn't right. Going to look into it, also feel the rear squats down too much so may refit the torsion bars and drop the rear spring rate down.
Some pictures and videos of the car on track.
And a YouTube lap, don't expect to hear a lot as you'd expect 30c with no Aircon meant windows wide open 😂