Category: Cars

Jeep Cleanup

The hedge Jeep birthday present has progressed nicely since we released it from its Shropshire bushy prison. Having initially unlocked with the remote and fired up no problem in the hedge, the old jeep was now running for 10 seconds and stalling. Two seconds of googling revealed this to be

Retro Rides Gathering 2018

It’s August. It’s Shelsley Walsh. And frankly it’s a bit of a miracle the S12 made it to Retro Rides Gathering 2018! After a few late nights, a new ECU and lots of electrical tape we were hill climb ready. Sort of. The phantom misfire had pretty much been resolved

After limping to Japfest, will we have a clear run to the Retro Rides Gathering?

Japfest was 3 weeks away and the engine still wouldn’t start. We knew we had our work cut-out to get the Silvia on the road for Japfest Silverstone, but the relentless rain was really starting to slow progress. A few late nights in the dark wiring the battery, fuel pump,

Just Enough Essential Parts

Dilemma. What to get my Petrol Head Partner for his 30th birthday. Funds are limited as all money has been put into the drift machine. Hmmm. Dilemma. Our wannabe Landrover is absolutely hanging. It’s well over half-way to the moon with 180,000 miles on the clock, it’s been abused off-road, used

Thinking about doing a Track Day?

So, you think you like driving huh? Whether you own a Porsche or a Prius, driving on track is a fantastic experience and is actually pretty accessible. No you don’t need to own a Caterham 7, donate your right arm to an insurance company or buy MSA approved flame-resistant underwear. You

Twin Cam Win Cam

Having chosen our project car we thought the difficult choices were done for the moment. Then we started looking into what engine to fit. Rather than waffle through the entire thought process I’ll pull out the highlights. Nissan Skyline RB26- Massive kudos, 6 cylinder turbo noise; what’s not to like? Nissan

Every cloud has a Silvia lining

Having taken a break from rally driving for the sake of our bank balance, we hatched a plan to build something interesting and a bit different that we could also enter in some cheaper forms of motorsport. Candidates for our project included; VW caddy pickup, 4wd Lupo turbo, Mk2 Golf,

Pug Life (Update)

It’s been almost a year since we did any work on the old 205 so we thought we would drag it out again and try and make some progress. Other than being used as a parcel storage unit by the postman not much has changed since we got it running

The Dogs of Drift

The last time we decided rallying was too expensive we went away to buy a fun car for use on the road and track. Unfortunately money was tied up in two wheel toys, so armed with a ÂŁ1000 budget we wanted moderate power, rear wheel drive and readily available spares.

Third Time Lucky

The first two outings in the Polo rally car proved to be a tremendous failure. Despite the car performing perfectly on the road, the minute it got near a rally stage it seemed to get nervous and fall apart. Nicky Grist Stages in 2016 saw us drop out on special

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