Added by Chris Garner on December 31, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments
im just going to fibreglass in the sides, make up a wheelwell kind of shape out of a mesh and lay FG over it. Doesnt have to be very thick so will be pretty light weight.
Will have to do some experimenting when i get the chance. I have weekends off now which is amazing (have been working 6 day weeks for the last 8 months) so i can finally start to do some work on the car.
Right today was engine build time, it certainly wasnt a smooth experience…Continue
A few weeks ago I headed down to Brands Hatch for the Monster Energy end of year meeting. It was a cool day as I got to meet many of the people I'll be working with in 2012, talk cars and get to don Liam Doran's X-Games gold medal (Rallycross).
If you're not aware Liam is an epic rallycross driver from the UK - just check out some of the action in the video below. Rallycross is a sprint-stlye race on a mixed surface track. The cars are specially modified and look a…Continue
Added by JimmyDrama on December 29, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments
After way too much turkey, mince-pies and Christmas cake, my attention is finally back onto cars. My friend Tim piper from Juice Photography has just sent me these cheeky teaser shots of his mates Toyota Supra fresh out the bodyshop.
I don't know much about the car, but I'm chasing more info now and…Continue
Well we've been rather quiet of late, tho there has been good reason to this, we have finally finished our migration into larger premises and we also been getting our hands dirty with three of our many project cars, more on this you can find below:
Wide Bodied Carbon Kevlar Bodied MR2:
Well the MR2 continues to take shape, with the Nur-Motorsport…Continue
Last week the world lost another supercar, a Ferrari F40 left the blacktop and collided with trees that lined the road. According to the website 6speedonline the driver was an 80-year-old businessman who lost control of the car on the Swiss/German border. Thankfully the driver escaped the ping with no injuries.
06.30 and the annoying jangle of Marimba on my iphone brought me suddenly round from my deep slumber. Drunk on sleep, I staggered to the window and the cars were glittering with frost as the street light bounced it ominious orange glow off them. To be honest, it looked cold, it felt cold and I was close to crawling back into the warm in-dented bed I'd just left... However, the car-nut in me kept me up and it wasn't long until the exhaust of the MR2 bounced off the garage walls breaking the…Continue
Received the large carriers today for the Volvo, want to paint them black before I fit them.... before that though I still havn't ordered the larger discs....been hectic at work. All should be fitted in the new year.
The possibly sad news is that the Volvo project may be put on the back burner as I'm looking at buying an Audi Allroad for some winter fun.
That's all for now…Continue
On a cold and wet December day two birds thought they would have a play. One had feathers one had a car, the feathered one did not fly very far. Well it kind of did, about 30ft in the air and landed in the middle of the road lol.
Next came the call. "Darling........ a bloody great pheasant flew out of a bush and I hit it..... oh by the way the door mirror is mullered". Bloody hell here we go 5 days before christmas and no money left. Oh well its a…Continue
Well with the action packed year we’ve had here at FT, the Astra has certainly taken a bit of abuse from tunnel runs / B road Blasts to carrying the marquee/Stand to shows as well as here usual daily driver duties., and to be honest she has shown much resistance to it either.
Though recently I had noticed a bit of noise coming from the tensioner area of the cambelt, as well as Poor MPG and oil that was thinner than water,…
The Fueltopia Barrel Sprint will be exhibiting alongside its track partner, Santa Pod Raceway, at the 2012 Autosport International Show, NEC, Birmingham.
The event is the largest exhibition for motorsport and high-performance companies in Europe and will give the FBS and…Continue
Last weekend saw the third annual charity toy run arranged by Fueltopia. Over fifty cars attended and well over three thousand pounds worth of toys were donated to the John Radcliffe Childrens Ward and the Spark's Chase Hospice.
The starting venue was the iconic Ace Cafe in North London and the early…Continue
924 update... boot-pins aren't catching and even on short journeys my boot is opening a few times...its a pain in the butt..lol Priced up a used pair of locks £10 from a Porsche dismantelers... new they are £18 each..so gettin a bit of a bargain…
Have you ever wondered what power your car is pushing? Is it boosting right, how the fuelling is? Well now is your chance to find out. The guys at DS Automotives in Aylesbury have agreed to fueltopia holding a dyno day. It is a full day of fun and a great chance to get together.
This will not cost you a fortune, only £40 per car and you will get at least 3 full dyno runs. The guys are fully trained and know what they are doing so don’t panic. At the first sign of any problems they…Continue
my lockable hydraulic handbrake turned up today :) which my gf has bought me for christmas lol
should be good for drag, i already had a full independant MC'd pedal box and full car braided hoses so i thought i may as well get a decent handbrake.
Got it for a bargain as well which im happy about.
Started to take apart…Continue
so been a while and because we have been busy at garagemk getting the ssda drift team ready for their season next year. We have also been busy preparing for the container coming in from japn wth some amazing wheels and 5 new engines.
So work began back at rx7 hq, planted the power fc in to test out the new characteristic between this and the panspeed ecu i imported from japan.We have alot of work to get the dragon porfromance harmonic tuning gears in good angles. Fingers cross…Continue
I just had to share these pic’s with my FT familia
This was one of my dad’s 1st projects well since I was born that is... this was even before he started modding rod’s this was also what got the fire started in me for the love of cars.
Here is how the 1400 pickup’s look…Continue
Well, where to start !
I'm Jacko and live just outside of Reading, Berkshire. I'm 18 years old and have a burning passion for anything with an engine, I have been lucky enough to attend events such as Vmax and travel at 207mph in a DMS tuned 997 Turbo S and been given the chance to drive a massive amount of cars from Discovery TD5's to TVR's and Corvette's.
I've been a member and regular poster on Pistonheads for a number of years now......after…Continue
I had missed the first few of the toy runs, and really wanted to get involved, so me and the other half went out and bought some toys, I saved up the lego from the valve caps I sell on ebay and so we were ready!
It was pretty cold, but its december... and for a decembers morning, it was perfect, bright sun shine as we qued for the …Continue
thanks for welcoming me, I bought my 924 not knowing a thing about cars...and its been a real labour of love, I've had to practically restore it from scratch over the years..and its still work in progress. But worth every penny.....