Carina Sightings: Davy’s Carina TA63 at Hampton Down

Carina Sightings: Davy’s Carina TA63 at Hampton Down

I spotted the pictures of Davy’s Carina at first at Phils car blog, then headed over to Garage Slipway to read the whole story behind its run on Hampton Down.
Davy's Carina TA63 at Hampton Down
Davy’s Carina TA63 at Hampton Down

Here the Carina is still running fast, but after only a couple of laps he heard a loud thudding noise and pulled up in the pits. Apparently nothing looked weird and he headed back on the track.

Had a look and couldn’t determine what it was. So what the heck I went out again. Then halfway around the track BANG, then no power. To be specific, no fuel as the line snapped and wrapped around the driveshaft which bought my car to a halt at the first hairpin.
Davy's Carina TA63 at Hampton Down
Davy’s Carina TA63 at Hampton Down

The fuel line was probably grabbed by the driveshaft after it had some sort of in imbalance. Seen such a thing happen with Mux’s Levin AE86 and it turned out that one of the bolts on the rubber pivot was broken off. You can imagine what happens next when you are driving hard on a circuit. 😮

Davy's Carina TA63 at Hampton Down
Davy’s Carina TA63 at Hampton Down

I must say the JDM zenki Trueno AE92 bumper suits Davy’s Carina very well!

And this is how the Carina remained the rest of the session:
Davy's Carina TA63 at Hampton Down
Davy’s Carina TA63 at Hampton Down

Parked up in the pits. A sad sight. 🙁

Photos were taken by Matt Malcolm.


5 Replies to “Carina Sightings: Davy’s Carina TA63 at Hampton Down”

  1. Hey man! Haha, I am the owner of this Carina. What you described is exactly what happened – the rubber mount burst and caused the imbalance and took the fuel lines with it. It isn’t pretty under there!

    I’ll have to reconnect the fuel lines with new lines, get the driveshaft balanced and install it back in without the stupid rubber mounts.

    Love your site, so many Carinas!

  2. Thanks for the compliment and link! 🙂
    I guessed it most probably would be the rubber… Well, at least it will be new rubber this time!

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