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48 minutes ago, HS30-H said:

John Coffey predicted just this. It's a HybridZ trope.

 

You shouldn't be trying to use John Coffey's reputation to improve yours.  It's just wrong.  He would not be doing what you're doing now.  If he had strong opinions he just stated them without the snide personal comments that you use.

 

As a moderator he'd probably be shutting you down in this thread.  You're comments are not of John Coffey quality, in any way.  Try to stand on your own, if you can. 

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16 minutes ago, NewZed said:

 

You shouldn't be trying to use John Coffey's reputation to improve yours.  It's just wrong.  He would not be doing what you're doing now.  If he had strong opinions he just stated them without the snide personal comments that you use.

 

As a moderator he'd probably be shutting you down in this thread.  You're comments are not of John Coffey quality, in any way.  Try to stand on your own, if you can. 

 

"Snide personal comments" like "...your superior pedantry...", perhaps? Seems to me that it depends who they come from...

 

It's interesting to see that you're accusing me of citing John Coffey's name to 'improve my reputation'. I'm not sure you actually understand what's going on here.

 

FACT: Mr Carl Beck - in my experience - knows little to nothing about the factory works rally cars. I see no harm in pointing out that he, and his website zhome, are not a reliable source of hard data about the factory works rally cars and should not be cited as such. 

 

FACT: JMortensen brought John Coffey's name into this thread, not me.  

 

FACT: Mr John Coffey sought me out as a source for hard data regarding the factory works rally cars and current historic rally cars. He even offered to pay me as a 'consultant' for some of the projects he was working on, which of course I would not hear of, and I was simply happy to help him in any way that I could. Not only was John interested in what others were doing with historic rally suspension in contemporary use within certain sets of regulations, but also he was open-minded enough to be genuinely interested in what the factory works team were doing in period - within the rules and regulations of the time. John being his own man and a great engineer I'm sure that my input was only a very small part of his research and development, but I think he appreciated it and he was kind enough to thank me for it and tell me that it was of use.  I see that JMortensen has just provided a link to a previous HybridZ thread in which John discusses the Bilstein inverted 'Monotube' dampers, the type which I shared then-current data with him. 

FACT: John Coffey gave me some lighthearted advice regarding JMortensen's HybridZ 'persona' (he gave me some wise advice about mine too, actually...). I see no harm in mentioning it when it is so apposite. I see you are predicting what John would have done in this thread, and with me in particular. I think I'll stick with what he actually said and did in my experience.  

 

  

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50 minutes ago, NoClassic said:

Do things generally end up like this around here? A bit discouraging for a first time time poster. 

 

It's just one guy, if you look closely, escalating from a few veiled insults.  He doesn't post much except to protect his perception of the past.  Just ignore.  There's a setting if you want to make it easy.  You can ignore me or anyone else.

 

Hover your cursor over their name and a new screen will pop up.  Click "ignore" and their posts won't show up when you're signed in.  I used yours for an example.  Good luck with your car.

 

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1 hour ago, NoClassic said:

Do things generally end up like this around here? A bit discouraging for a first time time poster. 

 

Don't be too disheartened. This forum has been around a long time and a bit of Darwinian evolution has taken place over the years. Cat vs dog stuff, generally. Despite what you might think, HybridZ has a reputation as a non-nonsense repository of good data.  

 

If you are interested in a bit more period (and present) data on rally car suspensions, please feel free to PM me with your direct e-mail address and I'll do my best to help.

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1 hour ago, NoClassic said:

Do things generally end up like this around here? A bit discouraging for a first time time poster. 

No, they don't. Please take the information provided in the thread and disregard the rest. If you look you'll see that Alan can be helpful, as in the linked thread about the Bilsteins, when he wants to.

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