Tag: Modified

Land Rover Defender

An audio install for a beautifully modified Land Rover Defender. A specialist vehicle enhancement company with over 40 years modifying Land Rovers came to us for quality sound without compromising space in this classic and iconic vehicle. We have opted for a 8″ Rockford Fosgate Punch shallow sub woofer in

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,

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

Hel of a stop

The mighty Nissan Silvia project needed some brake lines, so we gave our good friends at Hel Performance a call. Steel braided hoses can improve brake pedal feel, meaning when you put your foot on the pedal more of your effort goes into stopping, instead of bulging the brake hoses.

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,

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

Things every Petrol Head can relate to…

Research shows that car people have a few things in common, and no it’s not just their dislike of the Prius. 1.  Your neighbours ask if you’re a mechanic.  Nope. I just spend my time lying underneath my car in a puddle on my driveway because I love it. 2.

Less hot hatch, more like tepid trash.

Rallying was back in the plan. I sold my Supra, sold my Impreza and spent hours researching what car to rally. Previously I’d had success in a Peugeot 205 1.4, but that specific rally class was dead and gone. The 1.6 GTi version is still a popular choice in the

The E30 Years

Rally entrant lists are full of Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Escorts but unless you’re very friendly with your bank manager a fast escort isn’t affordable. Is there another option? A few years ago I tried to find out, when I bought my second rally car, a 1987 BMW 325i coupe. This

Super Supras

The Toyota Supra It was big, heavy, faded red and in desperate need of a good service, but on the upside it had a 3 litre straight 6 and a manual gearbox. Yes, we went out and bought a 1991 Toyota Supra Mk3. Not a car I really knew much

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