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by RenesisRaceBuggy
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

And, some good news for a change! Well, despite not being able to sort the slight oil weep from a fitting, we went to the last event at Ebbw Vale this weekend anyway, and apart from a bit of a heat problem (long slog uphill through some peat bog, horrible stuff, the car sunk in about half a foot whe...
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

One month later, after building up some spare cash, and dropping on an engine for the right money: Right, new engine sorted with only 1000 miles on the clock, it's a 2009 R3 engine, which has a lot of changes to the sump and oil system, so we need to tweak the rear chassis to get it in and alter a l...
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

Another update for the fast readers amongst you ;) Anyway, that weekend went rather well bar tyre issues: Chalk up a pair of first in class trophies :D Car riding much better with the revalving on the rear dampers, but we had major issues with heat buildup boiling fuel in the rail - lots of misfires...
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

Onwards and upwards (or sideways anyway), the next weekends work was: Bit more work on this now since the last race, stripped down and revalved the rear Fox dampers as the oil was knackered and the old Bilstiens on there have lost some damping. They're not revalvable though - sealed units - so I've ...
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

And this is what happens when you don't have a decent navigator :D Well, a few weeks back, Ed put it into a tree at Minehead whilst I was laid up with flu! :o Anyway, he bent both front beam tubes, a shock tower, made a 2D wheel out of a 3D one, broke the steering ram/mountings and bent a fair few t...
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

Just the one then:

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by RenesisRaceBuggy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

brix79 wrote:Who can honestly say they don't like the idea of hoofin' around in a race buggy? It's like the real version of playing with the toys when you were a kid!
Yeah, the bill from toys'r'us has an extra few noughts on the end though :shock:
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

Only half way? There's pages of this to come yet :D
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

Still going? I commend your stamina :D This is one for all you polishing fanatics, how to clean the underside of your car the lazy way: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v89/Rippthrough/n576941150_1152702_963.jpg That's a mere 100+ kilos of mud, gravel and sheep s*it you can see washing away under t...
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

Yep, another wall of text - I hope that's a big cup of coffee your sat with :D A little more work squeezed in over the past few weeks - made the doors (as doors or nets are now compulsary), with tubular ally frames and thermoformed polycarb over the top, new front bulkhead made to clear the new brak...
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

And, onto the engine change: Right, job number one was to mock up and adapter plate to get the RX-8 engine onto the VW gearbox, as well as machine a new flywheel with a counterbalance weight to fit a smaller clutch, as the the Mazda unit is too large for the bellhousing. So, a decent 2800lb pressure...
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: Track toy, for when the track runs out.

Few more random pics: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v89/Rippthrough/IMG_2505.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v89/Rippthrough/FlatPhotographer.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v89/Rippthrough/Curborough/Buggy%20pics%20from%20others/EbbwVale2010/DSCF5580.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/a...
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Track toy, for when the track runs out.
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Track toy, for when the track runs out.

I know some of you will already have read this elsewhere, but I'll post gradual updates from the beginning here so everyone can catch up without meeting a wall of text, anyway, the jist of the thing was, take one old VW-beetle based safari rail: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v89/Rippthrough/27-1...
by RenesisRaceBuggy
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Club Member Forum Access
Replies: 362
Views: 23532

Re: Membership and renewals access

Just one of those friendly membership any time soon please pokes ;)

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