28th February, 2003
Sorry for the very long delay in updating my 'site, I've been somewhat preoccupied with the prospects of having or not having a job. Still no resolution in sight and combined with the derisory redundancy package announced on the 26th Feb, the situation is rapidly heading due south.
Enough doom and gloom though, I have been out in the Rush when the weather has permitted and I'm slowly getting used to how it handles and how far I can 'lean' on it. I have been tweaking the set-up to try and get the car feeling right and in the processes of doing this I e-mailed Dax for some advice. This is their reply:-
With the Spax shocks there was quite a variation, and we found that the number of 'clicks' was not the guide to being correct. The front shocks we found were best set somewhere between zero to one turn & the rears, somewhere between one & two turns.
The tyre pressures you have are about right (20 psi), customers alter them to suit their requirements. The pressures you have should not give you the feeling they are too high.
There should be virtually no rod showing between the shocker's cylinder & the bump stop.
I also took the opportunity to check that my Spax shocks are not from the faulty batch (my kit was supplied around the danger period of Autumn 2000). I'm pleased to report that my Spax production run serial number was G18B AP 1N and not the rogue G18B AP 5D.
I have bought some EBC 'Green Stuff' pads from Demon Tweeks and plan to fit those very soon. I also bought a vented 38mm hose coupler to be able to more easily bleed air from the top radiator hose. I plan to spend a full day on the Rush in the very near future to get the niggles out of the way prior to the fast approaching 'Rushing about' season. So my day in the garage will try to complete the following:-
I have also ordered some Sidescreens from Dax as I don't really have any time at the moment to make my own. Hopefully they will arrive before the Open Day.....ha ha, oink flap oink flap!!