Thursday, October 29, 2009

Third time lucky??

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nice shot

Taken by Will Stark at the Winton day:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Surprise surprise

180 wasn't ready again, so I took the STi to Winton instead.

Ended up with a 143.1, which is not too bad for a stock car. I'm pretty confident it would have done a 42 in my hands but I wanted to preserve the tyres so stopped after 4 competetive session and a warm up. At Motor Magazines PCOTY an '06 STi did a 142.39 in the hands of a V8 Supercar driver so I'm happy enough with my efforts.

Vid of the last session I ran:

The car ran faultlessly all day and makes me wonder why I bother with the 180 sometimes.

Anyways, the 180 has a dodgy headgasket, so another is on the way (the third). Have entered Sandown on the 31st so it had better be ready.

Some pics from the day:

Friday, October 09, 2009

Winton prep

Alright, Winton tomorrow and no end of dramas getting the car prepped! Apart from the manifold issues, we had the following issues:

  • New oil line made up... went to install it and the plate on the turbo cracked... awesome
  • Power steering pulley sheared off
  • Baffles in the fuel tank have come loose

So much fun as always!

Anyways, all is fixed bar the baffles which can wait, and should be going on the dyno today before I pick it up tonight... fingers crossed.

Friday, October 02, 2009

New turbo time?

I think this Garrett 3037 52 trim looks quite nice there, don't you?

What to do...