Kelvin's Corner

RHPK Potential Gearing Change?

There have been several engine blow-ups this year, more perhaps than I can ever remember happening in a season before. These have affected both our major engine suppliers, and have been caused by con-rod failure. This too, has previously been

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Post Round 6 – GX160 Honda Exhausts, Final Update

You will be aware that there were exclusions for non-compliance at the last round, involving exhausts. View the previous article here :-  You might recall that my reasoning centred on a camera view that tended to suggest that a port

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Post Round 6 – GX160 Honda Exhausts

First of all, a little history! The standard Honda exhaust has a baffle inside which, due to the extreme vibration and RPM’s we put it through, breaks off. When it does this, it rattles around inside the exhaust, breaking into

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Magnetic filler plugs

The RHPK engine regulations reflect the MSA Honda GX160 technical regulations, which are very clear about standard engine components, and what can be replaced. Unfortunately, the filler plug is not one of them! This does not mean that this is

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Honda GX160 Technical Regulations Update – v13a

The keen-eyed among you might have noticed that the Honda GX160 Technical Regulations have been updated from Version 12 to Version 13A, and there is a bit of a story around that. It is not unusual to update regulations, as

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Kelvin Nicholls – Sports person of the year Cup

I have been associated with the Premier UK or European Endurance Championship in one capacity or another for longer than I care to remember. In the early 90’s, Bob Pope run it for a while, followed by Dean Hall, Ted

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Kelvin’s Corner – Water

Well, that was a bit damp round the edges, wasn’t it? Then, to cap it off, I was at Lydd for 8am on Sunday morning, spent the day in shorts and now resemble a lobster! There was a lot of

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Kelvin’s Corner – Weight a minute!

Weight a minute! Sadly, at the last two rounds teams have incurred penalties following weight infringements. Penalties are issued by the Clerk of the Course in line with the list of penalties laid out in the regulations. The penalties might

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Kelvin’s Corner – GX160 Engine Oil

I had an interesting conversation with Richard Johnson of UFO engines while waiting for the race to start recently. I began by asking him what oil he uses in his engines, fearing that he might not want to reveal such

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Kelvin’s Corner – It’s easy to get caught out!

Sometimes your engine supplier might leave the breather pipe disconnected when he is setting up your engine on the dyno. It might be more convenient for him to do this, but at the circuit, the breather pipe must be connected

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