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    Me and the misses went on the not so short trip...

    Me and the misses went on the not so short trip to Teesside in Milddlesbrough last weekend, 350miles each way! Left in good time and went straight to the hotel which also had a pool. Nice to relax in...
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    Had a few jobs I wanted to do for Driftcup round...

    Had a few jobs I wanted to do for Driftcup round 3 at Teesside, I always try to keep the engine temps as cool as possible and always notice just how much heat is held in the engine bay when queing up...
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    Ye was pretty lucky to be fair! Erm nah not...

    Ye was pretty lucky to be fair! Erm nah not really, had a quick walk through the main hall to get to the toilets and also watched the stunt people as they were using the same arena otherwise didn't...
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    Soo managed to pick up a door within a couple hrs...

    Soo managed to pick up a door within a couple hrs drive so cracked on and picked it up last night. Started stripping my car down on my lunch and gave the wing a little bash back straight-ish:
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    I will be going for a wood shed like this over...

    I will be going for a wood shed like this over the next few months, maybe not this exact one but around this price and size: Shed

    Currently in the middle of getting hardcore in ready for the...
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    Haven't updated for a month or so but last...

    Haven't updated for a month or so but last weekend did some drift demo's with Driftoutlaws at BHP fuelfest at Westpoint near Exeter. It's quite a big car show but only a small group of drift drivers...
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    Bit slow to update but made the 600 mile round...

    Bit slow to update but made the 600 mile round trip to Adrian Flux Arena last month. Loaded up the night before and left at 9am saturday and got there mid afternoon in time to watch some of the...
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    Forgot to post up but just before my last update...

    Forgot to post up but just before my last update I also swapped out the clutch, went from the stage 2 CC clutch to a 'white bunny' CC clutch and I cannot believe how light the clutch pedal is now!
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  9. I also have one, pioneer I think with multi cd...

    I also have one, pioneer I think with multi cd changer in the garage if mr_pea can't find his. Mine was definitely bolted in the rear quarter too.
  10. Thread: Turbo help!

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    Ye you are running that holset well under it's...

    Ye you are running that holset well under it's efficiency as such, get it up to 1.5/1.6 bar and you will probs be over 400hp, if it's a built engine it should love it! Can you not get an 8cm housing...
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    Few small jobs done over the weekend, firstly got...

    Few small jobs done over the weekend, firstly got rid of the bonnet latch and cable as i no longer needed it with the aero-catches, just cut some 2mm steel to a T shape, then marked and drilled the...
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    Thanks mate i was happy with how it went, ye...

    Thanks mate i was happy with how it went, ye luckily there are a good few photographers at driftcup events!

    Here's some more pics and a video from a practice run, was taking it quite steady into...
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    Last weekend was Driftcup round 1, crikey what a...

    Last weekend was Driftcup round 1, crikey what a weekend! I couldn't afford the practice day on the Friday as it meant I would need an extra couple nights stay as Saturday is the unseeded drivers and...
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    So cracked on with the aerocatches last weekend....

    So cracked on with the aerocatches last weekend.

    Before:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7890/40622491463_6df2456c9f_b.jpgAero catches by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Found the best place for the...
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    Been a bit busy as next competition round is...

    Been a bit busy as next competition round is coming up soon, swapped out the mild steel fixings I had for the body kit with some nice stainless headed screws:
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    I used the bolt in spreader plates but welded...

    I used the bolt in spreader plates but welded them directly to the tunnel on the inside but I run no carpet etc so wasn't bothered about the aesthetics. If you want to see I think I might have some...
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    That's fair enough, have you checked the...

    That's fair enough, have you checked the condition of your current calipers though? Super common for the pistons in the front 4 pots to seize and the sliders/pistons on the rear calipers can get...
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    I personally think the stock brakes with a decent...

    I personally think the stock brakes with a decent overhaul, new seals etc and a decent set of discs and pads are up to the job for street driving. A lot of people do like the 350z conversion but you...
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    That's good to hear about the surface but ye...

    That's good to hear about the surface but ye that's what i'm worried about, most of the tracks miles away from me I haven't been to and some of them run the same layouts so I will have to knuckle...
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    Looks good enough for the job I would say. Smooth...

    Looks good enough for the job I would say. Smooth flow in an exhaust is like flow in a hose pipe go from small to big to small again and you will cause a bottleneck, keeping the same size throughout...
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    Whilst I couldn't fit the kit over the weekend I...

    Whilst I couldn't fit the kit over the weekend I thought why not have a play in my friends yard! Was fun clipping the cones although was a bit rusty on my first few laps, very slippery/dusty so had...
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    Bit of routine maintenance this weekend, oil and...

    Bit of routine maintenance this weekend, oil and filter, check levels and did a nut and bolt check! Normally I have to use the 4 post ramp as I can't get the car on a 2 post lift wit the kit on as it...
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    Done a bit of a deal with the apprentice in the...

    Done a bit of a deal with the apprentice in the bodyshop, going to sort out some mechanical bits on his car if he paints my kit. Not expecting anything special but as long as it's close enough and...
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    Spent most of Saturday rubbing down/prepping the...

    Spent most of Saturday rubbing down/prepping the bodywork for primer, just before that though I wanted to make sure the fuel cap worked properly as it bugs me not having it on. I made up some spacers...
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    Test fitted the bumper again: ...

    Test fitted the bumper again:

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7845/46235698245_7b2bf4934c_b.jpgS14a rear bumper and overfenders by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Now my new windscreen is fitted,...
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