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    what tyres are you running?

    what tyres are you running?
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    Mine are held on with Nordlock washers as Ive had...

    Mine are held on with Nordlock washers as Ive had that issue previously..

    Paul..
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    I wasnt sure if the Hockly cars were cat2...

    I wasnt sure if the Hockly cars were cat2 modified rather than cat1 due to this. I know of a rwd car recently done with bulkhead mods (to move engine back in the bay) that forced it to be cat 2...
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    Is the conversion to IRS allowable with an MSA...

    Is the conversion to IRS allowable with an MSA Category 1 logbook? I ask as MSA Bluebook has the following line under rallying..

    48.4.1. The suspension must retain the operating principle and...
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    Ahem, cable change :-)

    Ahem, cable change :-)
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    Just saw this but I ran a Kent AST17 cam in my...

    Just saw this but I ran a Kent AST17 cam in my 1400 8v for years but that was on twin 40s so not really suitable for your setup.

    With higher compression through decking the block, solid lifters...
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    Aha, Good thought. Paul..

    Aha, Good thought.

    Paul..
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    Why 2 power cables? Paul..

    Why 2 power cables?

    Paul..
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    I had the same with an SBD cam, (made by Kent)...

    I had the same with an SBD cam, (made by Kent) although it was used. Swapped the pair out for some Piper BP300m instead and been fine..

    Paul..
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    This is spotted along the top and bottom and...

    This is spotted along the top and bottom and joggled / plug welded along the rear quarter then its been seam welded on the other joins as per the MOT guidelines.. The old one wasnt even properly...
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    Been an odd month for us... The event on March...

    Been an odd month for us...

    The event on March 4th was cancelled due to the snow so the car was converted across to "Gravel spec" for a rough airfield event in April which was then cancelled due...
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    30 or so in oil change each event is around 300...

    30 or so in oil change each event is around 300 a season. Compared to the money and hassle of potentially more frequent rebuilds or issues then Id say its money well spent as preventative...
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    Next event is The Imperial Commercials Volkswagen...

    Next event is The Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Donington Rally on 4th March at Donington Park.

    No damage from the last event so just a few things to do.. Firstly, remade some of the sumpguard...
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    and a quick stage 8. Not bad for a 1600cc :-) ...

    and a quick stage 8. Not bad for a 1600cc :-)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpYmFqsdJU8
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    Cheers Dave.. I knew of the work on the Mk3, just...

    Cheers Dave.. I knew of the work on the Mk3, just hadnt had time to start.

    So on a bright and sunny Friday (albeit still cold) we loaded the car up and headed off to Blyton Park in Lincolnshire...
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    So managed to to do a bit on the Mk3 this week....

    So managed to to do a bit on the Mk3 this week. First job is to replace the parts of the car with rot.. So I started with the A pillars. The drivers side had already been cut out to repair but the...
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    I would have thought that was down to the homologation papers at the time which would have had a standard type for that early a car Id have thought?

    Paul..
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    In December we finished the mods to the gear...

    In December we finished the mods to the gear level - new stronger mounts, new bulkhead hole to get the correct angle of the gear rod with a Mk3 Astra gaitor and plate on the bulkhead to seal it up
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    So its been a while again.. Will try to be better...

    So its been a while again.. Will try to be better this year..

    Due to various issues, decided to knock last season on the head and save the money whilst finishing the car properly ready for 2018...
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    Nice Job :-)

    Nice Job :-)
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    Where are you - if in the Midlands then I can...

    Where are you - if in the Midlands then I can recommend AP Race Engines for the mapping. Knows the DTA inside out and mapped my C16XE on bodies, cams etc

    Paul..
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    Harvey has one in his VXR I think.. Paul..

    Harvey has one in his VXR I think..

    Paul..
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    The cage probably started out as a Nova cage. I...

    The cage probably started out as a Nova cage. I suspect its had the feet modified is all.
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    Quaife or Samsonas or others? Paul..

    Quaife or Samsonas or others?

    Paul..
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    Cheers Craig :-) Dog or SCCR? If its SCCR...

    Cheers Craig :-)

    Dog or SCCR?

    If its SCCR then I Id be more than happy using the cable shift system - the one on my 2000cc car is awesome and the cable setup a fair bit cheaper than the Quaife...
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