Rod Millen 1982 RAC Rally

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Rod Millen 1982 RAC Rally

Post by DB RX63 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:56 pm

Hi chaps,

I found this video the other day, sound quality is so 80's..............

[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkTAtcGjWOE[/YouTube]

Interesting nonetheless.
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Re: Rod Millen 1982 RAC Rally

Post by KiwiDave » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:10 pm

This is a great post!

Strange to see the nikki in the engine bay. I wonder if GpA rules allowed for re jetting the carb?
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Re: Rod Millen 1982 RAC Rally

Post by DKWW2000 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:19 pm

Really good to see ......................the RAC Rally was by far the best...just needed to have sorted the crowds
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Re: Rod Millen 1982 RAC Rally

Post by KiwiDave » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:28 pm

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Re: Rod Millen 1982 RAC Rally

Post by richrx » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:58 pm

Great find! I watched 2 minutes before realising its a 30 min video! I'll watch this later, but looks mega!!!!

Thanks for sharing

Rich

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Re: Rod Millen 1982 RAC Rally

Post by DB RX63 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:42 pm

KiwiDave wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:10 pm
This is a great post!

Strange to see the nikki in the engine bay. I wonder if GpA rules allowed for re jetting the carb?
Dave,

They made a lot of mods to the carb, what precisely they did I have no idea, but the engine is ported, so it would need plenty of juice.

The homologation papers don't give too much away, but are worth a look.
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Re: Rod Millen 1982 RAC Rally

Post by KiwiDave » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:12 pm

It's mentioned very early on that it's the same spec motor that they ran in the 1981 event, just a different carb.

My RX3 back home had a 12a bridge with modded nikki. Re- jetted, modded intake intake manifold and mechanical secondaries. Quite a good combo and a bunch more economical and less temperamental than an IDA.
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