Aww thanks man thats one hell of a complimnet i have heard people say before that i should aim higher. Its just being in the right place at the right time and getting the right oppurtunities. Iam driving at a couple of shows this summer. Iam doing 8 30minute demos in one weekend soon. Also i hope to make it too portugal for the king of the ring event and we will see what else.Kev, just a thought but you seem to be better at drifting than some of the 'pro' guys I've seen at various Jap car fest's. You ever thought of seeing if you could do it for a living?
Pembrey in wales but itll be full circuit which is 4th gear instead of 2nd lol, that will be scaryOnly saying what I think Kev . Where are the shows you're doing?
Yeah man i cant forget it, too much connection with it. Doubt ill be able to sell it or break it up.Glad to see you haven't forgotten/given up on the micra
Thanks mate, i was really happy with it, it sounds so much better than the other cg. I think the other engine was a bit rough. Its amazing because the car now has 5 gears, reverse and a working clutchSounds awesome Kev and we finally know what you look like .
I cut and added 35mm too my lower arms. still wont a bit more camber and some more caster. I will modify the strut tops tomorrow evening. I also need to roll back the arch lips slightly and then i can lower it too the desired ride height. i want to go down atleast 30-40mm.
Hey machi san , lovely car by you mate 16v rocks! where did you get the cherrybomb tailpipe? Looks ace! Thanks..Cherry bomb tailbomb. Really happy with it. 75mm x 480mm body, 50mm id inlet, 65mm tailpipe and they also made the tail pipe 3 inches longer for me so I can have sticking out the back a long way haha
Can't complain for £40 delivered within 3-4days, also got 4 metre of 50mm bosal exhaust tubing, hopefully ill be able to get it all bent up in the next day or two
Alternator all mounted and new belt fitted. Luckily the new belt has 2 teeth less width. Ideal becauise the alternator is well out of alignment with the bottom pulley.
Alternator tensioner bracket
You can see in this pic that the alignment isn't great still, not bad though!
Manifold all mounted with stainless nuts, washers and bolts. Love how the dipstick is easier to use than with the standard manifold lol
Engine bay before the engine went back in. It needs cleaning, priming, painting and then all the little gay bits need hiding/tucking
This is one of the lowest points on the car, lca mount, and this is before the engine went in. Haha, yes I know, it needs to be lower. That can wait until I can afford corsa coilovers for it instead
Throttle cable is just slightly too short, need another 2-3inches. Hoping a primera or s13 one will do the job :nod:
Alt pulley rubbing chassis rail, thisll get turned back on a lathe tomorrow at workies. And will make up the neccessary sleeves and spacers
Clutch cable is very close to the carbs, I had to remove the metal curvey sleeve thingy
Here's the engine bay as it was left yesterday after getting it running
I could do with some help from someone who is good with carbs and dizzy, cose its kicking back a fair bit and iam unsure which way is advance/retard ect ect. Damn iam so out of touch with this old skool teck
Sparks are from alternator pulley rubbing on chassis rail, the wedge fell out of the engine mount the pulley will get machined back tomorrow
The manifold is blowing in places because my welder died so couldn't finish it properly. And the pipe is just slid into the y piece with no clamp. The cherry bomb is on t'other end of pipe but is clamped on. Also there is no gasket between manifold and head.
Here is some progress.
Top hat spacer/sleeve for the alternator pulley. K10 alt with k11 multi vee pulley and I mchined back the pulley so it won't rub anymore.
The four branch very nearly complete. Needs welds re doing in places and a general tidy up
More tonight I reckon
Hey mate,Rutland have been doing the same mod to mk1/2 fiesta axles for years. Iam an engineer and have been doing these sorts of mods for a long while and iam more than satisfied that the mods are more than safe
The tapered spacer before drilling
The tapered spacer after drilling
Tapered spacer fitted using high tensile 12.9 m12 bolts with nyloc nuts
Need to get some different bolts though, ones that are a better length also iam going to drill more holes in the spacer so that I can dial in differing amounts of toe and camber. All appears well so far, just needs tidying up and painting
Awesome Kev, you should be on the exhibition circuit. Is that a truck style exhaust on the bonnet ?!
Haha its funny you say that because in my mx5 i have converse sneakers hanging from the mirror and its funny to watch like a g meter. the external wastegate is running 14psi springfantastic vid! you have a lot of skill!
Im guessing the exhaust is just a take off, looks very small to be the full system or maybe he has an external waste gate!? (and very soft actuator spring)
Just a thought but what i think would be really good in the vid is something hanging from the roof which swings about a according to g force, there is something in the passenger foot well which serves a similar purpose
Hi mate sorry for the late reply to your message.Hey machi san , lovely car by you mate 16v rocks! where did you get the cherrybomb tailpipe? Looks ace! Thanks..
Awesome build!! Just wondering how well the tapered spacer worked out for you and how much camber it gave you, also doing this does it cause the wheels to poke out more and how fast do your tyres wear out with the camber??
Sorry for all the questions I got rub issues and trying to fix it and this seems like an awesome idea.
Ah ok cool. Is it easy to do?? I cant do welding or anything but was thinking of asking an engineer i know. Looks like its the only think i can do, to get some camber and stop the wheels rubbing and making a horrible noiseYeah i had the same issue with my wheels not rubbing and the camber mod actually helped the issue and now i can tuck the entire the tyre sidewall i think it is probably about 2* camber each side. I actually narrowed the axle whilst i was at it
it doesnt actually wear the inside edge at all because generally its toe that ruins tyres.