So, not 100% sure how all this works, but thought I'd give it a go anyways!
New Year, new car, new excitement to come. Thought I'd start to keep a bit of a diary of my year so to speak. So here we are in January, having had the 7 tucked up over winter. Going to try and get out as often as possible when weather permits. Spent the last few weeks with the car tucked up, on stands, trying to get to know her a little better. Nothing really done other than checking nuts and bolts, levels, adding a little grease and copperslip to where I thought it needed to be...........and maybe a little bit of polishing too. All seems as it should be.
First run out at the weekend, nowhere in particular, just some time behind the wheel - fairly short (30 mins or so) as it was COLD and still a little slippery as a result. Haven't got used to the point where power overcomes traction and the rear wheels light up. Not something I particularly enjoy as yet to be honest (hoping to do some track days to get accustomed to that). Track day tyres, light car, decent power are new to me.....want to drive within my capability (which will be far below that of the car) and slowly work up to what the car can do (appreciative of the fact that I'll never do that until on a track) so meaning spirited but sensible driving on the roads.
Couple of bits I have done and am pleased with (and thanks to the forum for the advice) is sorted a leak on the collector from the exhaust primary and tweaked the settings on my dampers - seemingly successful on both counts, though am going to experiment with the suspension to get a feel for different settings (25 settings on rears and 23 on front and I've started bang in the middle).
Planning on more trips out as often as possible, going to try to get a go pro or similar to record some and also planning on a local club blat in March and Rockingham Novice Track Day in April.