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,
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
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,
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 £1000 budget we wanted moderate power, rear wheel drive and readily available spares.