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No probs... cheers anyway guys, I ended up doing a 460 mile round trip and an all nighter!! left home at 9am and got back in at 8:14am.... No stops, drive there, do the job and drive back. Totaly mullerd now!!!

Hi guys....
Has anyone got a contact for an old member called DANDAN.... he used to be in the vinyl trade..... or another company down Reading way who could wrap an RX8? I\'ve just been given a rush job that needs to be done by Wednesday!! Unfortunately I\'m a little tied up with my own work so trying to pass on some business or it\'s gonna be an all nighter for me not including the traveling!!!

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Jono\'s drift project..... Truckin sideways
« on: December 15, 2012, 11:20:51 PM »
haha, there is dude, it\'s between the "Go" and the "Go" just the pic is too small for it to be made out clearly ;)

Also liking the look of the skid mark binical cover..... that could be read wrong there! LOL

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Jono\'s drift project..... Truckin sideways
« on: December 15, 2012, 08:46:12 PM »
New dash all set and ready to go back in...... with a little visual reminder to keep pushing!

Cars for Sale / 2006 Seat Leon TDi
« on: November 30, 2012, 09:20:01 PM »
bugger, sorry dude, thought the price was in there as I copied it from FB LOL.
Sis is after £5995 ono which seams to be about right for one of them?

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Uprated rad
« on: November 28, 2012, 08:39:36 PM »
clocked that earlyer dude, but it would be wasted on what I need.... it\'s for the drift truck and not the RX ;) also would like to keep coin down to a minimum, so would be looking at a knock off equivelent probably regarding price.

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Uprated rad
« on: November 28, 2012, 07:13:31 PM »
Has anyone got one??
I know this isn\'t the correct place to ask, but very few people look in the wanted section compaired to the rest of the forum! LOL


Cars for Sale / 2006 Seat Leon TDi
« on: November 28, 2012, 06:52:52 PM »
Navy Blue (rare colour according to our local dealer), Very good reliable car, never let me down in the 4 years of ownership and will be sorry to see it go. Car is very clean through out, the only mark I have noticed is a small ding on the tailgate from a Tesco car park. Cam belt has been done this week. The private reg is not with the car..... Just waiting for new reg & documents to be issued by DVLA. If there is anything else you would like to know, please contact me and I\'ll reply as soon as I can!
The only reason for selling is due to moving abroad! Contact Rhian on: 01646 690123

General car info:
1896 cc Diesel, Manual. 2 Former Keeper, Full Service History, 11 months Mot, 17" Alloys, Climate Control, i pod connector, ABS, Cruise control, Folding rear seats, Lumbar support, Immobiliser, Passenger airbag, Side airbags, Radio/CD, Rear headrests, Traction control, Body coloured bumpers, Heated door mirrors, Front electric windows, Drivers airbag, Steering wheel reach adjustment, Cloth seat trim, Remote central locking, Isofix child seat anchor points, Rear wiper, PAS, Steering wheel rake adjustment, Rear electric windows, Trip computer, Alarm, Front fog
lights, Service indicator, Electric door mirrors, Height adjustable drivers & passengers seat, 3x3 point rear seat belts, Audio remote control. Insurance Group:6


Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Jono\'s drift project..... Truckin sideways
« on: November 26, 2012, 03:23:04 PM »
Well, bit of an update on this for those who are interested....
the old 8 cylinder banger is still holding out and performing well, but I have got a low oil pressure issue when hot, so got to investigate that, but other than that, it\'s putting more expensive metal to shame :)

Quick rn down of broken bits:
Drive shaft, rear 4 link rose joints and loads of tyres! LOL
Changed the spring rate and now it\'s almost spot on, 550lb on the rear and 700lb on the front....
Managed to get enough qualy rounds in to get the skip to the ODC final this year, had great fun on the main pembrey track and banged it in the top 16 shoot out :) Padoc for the final read:
Skyline, Skyline, S14, BMW, Skyline, Driftworks S15, JZ90, Bedford Brava, BMW........ LOL
Obviously I parked up between a skyline and the ex DW car :)
Anyway, unfortunatly I got nocked out in the head to head by a mate, but the end result.... I beat the 750bhp S15! LOL

If you want to see a bit more and your on Facebook, hunt down: Black Sheep Drifting ;)


There\'s no ARB on it at the moment, but it does need to be slightly stiffer than what it is.... when I was throwing it through the S\'s the cage mounts were hitting the floor!! down the side of the truck there is dist from the contact with the tarmac!!
Also nowhere to put a brace as there are no strut tops, only shock towers and they come half way up the engine! LOL

a few pics are starting to pop up now :)
Here are a couple from yesterday:


Got the taxi day done today and broke it!!
UJ fell apart and broke free.... broke the mount for the centre bearing, shatterd the UJ and bent the prop :(
new prop going to be orderd this week, and stiffer rear springs as it was bottoming out on the chassis!!
but on the plus side, it handles a shed load better, turn in is crisp and sharp, the angle I can get too and pull back is insain, the engine ran well and sounded prety good too although it is very quiet!! so glass is very much half full :)

you and me both matey.... and we shall find out tomorrow :)

After a load of messing around it\'s finaly alive!!

Got all the cosmetics done this morning, as the starter popped lastnight :(
got that back this afternoon and got her to sing (althought the timing was way out, but now it\'s set it runs prety well!) off to test it tomoz and run her in for 100 miles, then off to pembrey on sunday to do Taxi rides with a few of the other lads!!




And a prety crap vid of it running.... sound is too deap for the camera to pick it up! LOL

Excuse the running of the engine in the vid... the carb was drawing air so had a high idle.... all because the guy who I got the manifold from didn\'t put a gasket between the manifold and carb adapter plate, and also stripped 2 threads so it was the weight of the carb making it seal! all sorted now though just to put the carb back on!


bit of an update on this now.... haven\'t been here for a while!!

once I dropped it back on it\'s feet I realised I had a slight ground clearance issue with the lower suspension brace..... so this needed to be removed and modified!!

ended up cutting it out and welding an inch box section between the lower arms about 40mm higher so it now has some ground clearance! Also had to order new springs for the front as they were prety much compressing fully!! so she is now going to be running 550lb springs on the front with no anti roll bar to help steering clearance!

Also fitted the dash back in and got all the lights to work as they should.... just hope th gauges work properly now!

Then it was on to tub repairs!! only worried about the visable panels, so they got sorted and braced up:

then fitted to the chassis..... looks prety sweet now :)

Love the look of the rear now..... something nascar about it?!

The final stance of the truck on the floor:

Little bit of wheel poke now the rear has the 30mm spacers fitted to bring the front/rear track inline:

and the last bit I did before coming back out to work was the bonnet..... can\'t run a V8 an a std bonnet!!

That\'s where we are at as of today..... but back on land tomoz so hope to get it all finished off by the weekend as I\'m suposed to be doing drift taxi with it on Sunday!! just hope the engine runs well from the get go!!


Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Exhaust Noise
« on: July 16, 2012, 09:05:40 PM »
Fired the rex up on the ramps last year to put it on the brake tester and it always kicks up to 1200rpm, then settles at 900.... My tester turned to me and said I was lucky the boss wasn\'t there or he would have faild it!!

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