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Author Subject: Mike Blands Race Car
blandy

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Post #126
ben306 wrote:
Ill just be happy to get mine back on the road and on some trackdays again


Definitely gotta get it back out there Thumbs up
Posted 21st Nov 2020 at 16:19
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Post #127
Day666 wrote:
Hi Mike
Hope your well
Yes your 100% correct standard subframe that’s been welded and had strengthened supports fitted plus rose joint adaptor plates and no ARB as you know Thumbs up


Yes mate all good thanks, can’t wait to get back on track but going to be quite some time now I think..

Have gone w but further still with the winter strip, engine and box are back out. Hadn’t realised until I saw a old Facebook memory that it’s been 2.5yrs since I built the engine so about time it had a cambelt etc, and in my normal style I was bored so though I’d pull the sump off and have a general look over as although had no concerns as was running well, i did have a couple of mis-shifts at the start of the year due to gear-lever problems - 1 off which destroyed the clutch pressure plate so thought no harm having a look etc...

looks like was worth a look and will pop a new set of mains/big ends whilst here





Posted 23rd Nov 2020 at 14:37
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Post #128
Blimey Mike your bloody lucky you had a look mucker ....yes I recon this lock down will be on and off for a while also ...don’t blame you for tinkering Thumbs up

Your car needs to be where you want it next time and your going to need a couple of days for setup and practice in it ...it’s going to feel like a new car ...bloody well done Thumbs up
Posted 21st Nov 2020 at 17:25
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Post #129
I wasn’t planning on doing much at all this year lol. I only needed to sort my driveshaft boots out and it’s kinda just spiralled from there 😂 and now I got stacks to do as now thinking if I need to do bearings etc it might be a good opportunity to look at cams as realistically with lockdowns etc I doubt I’ll be using it any time soon
Posted 22nd Nov 2020 at 18:17
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Post #130
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I wasn’t planning on doing much at all this year lol. I only needed to sort my driveshaft boots out and it’s kinda just spiralled from there 😂 and now I got stacks to do as now thinking if I need to do bearings etc it might be a good opportunity to look at cams as realistically with lockdowns etc I doubt I’ll be using it any time soon


I just cant understand why you blokes waste so much money and time on these cars ....he says LOL or was that my misses or neighbour who said that ????

You don’t need to justify anything to me Mike ...you know I’m a platinum medalist at doing just that ...get the cams in and get it ready for 6months time if you are lucky ...or just do it as much as you can afford and get out when it’s finished mucker ...you know I’ve got a massive soft spot for that/ your car Thumbs up
Posted 28th Nov 2020 at 05:39
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Post #131
Looks like coilovers are ready and on route 😍

Posted 27th Nov 2020 at 21:33
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Post #132
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Looks like coilovers are ready and on route 😍



Bloody Fantastic Mike (Bilsteins & plates from Satchell?
Posted 28th Nov 2020 at 05:41
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Post #133
Oooh! Shiny parts! Look awesome! I am really curious how these are fitted with the plates.

So cool to see all the track car updates on this forum! Making me jealous!

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Posted 28th Nov 2020 at 08:26
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Post #134
Day666 wrote:
blandy wrote:
Looks like coilovers are ready and on route 😍



Bloody Fantastic Mike (Bilsteins & plates from Satchell?


Yes all from satchell, should work well with the rest of the front suspension as all to there design/spec.
Posted 29th Nov 2020 at 20:04
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Post #135
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Oooh! Shiny parts! Look awesome! I am really curious how these are fitted with the plates.

So cool to see all the track car updates on this forum! Making me jealous!


Thank you, hoping it’ll all come together and improve the lap times.
Posted 29th Nov 2020 at 20:05
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Post #136
Suspension tops welded in and engine back in for now

Posted 11th Jan 2021 at 21:01
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Post #137
Got myself a string line kit and new camber/castor gauge in order to do my own alignment

Posted 11th Jan 2021 at 21:02
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Post #138
I am thinking of buying a similar kit. Which one did you purchase?

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Posted 12th Jan 2021 at 09:42
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Post #139
blandy wrote:
Got myself a string line kit and new camber/castor gauge in order to do my own alignment



Mike very wise.... I’ll be buying a Tegiwa one I recon ...as the (BG storage bag looks rubbish) and the Tegiwa ones amazing and the discount codes make it much cheaper every now and again
Thumbs up

Love the update Big grin
Posted 12th Jan 2021 at 15:43
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Post #140
Unfortunately I didn’t get on a code but still a lot cheaper than the bg. Being toying with the idea for ages but with covid still causing havoc it pushed the decision as need to get things moving if I’m to make first race (if it goes ahead) and can’t exactly be towing race cars around at the min. It’s a good bit of kit though would definitely recommend it.
Posted 12th Jan 2021 at 19:17
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Post #141
ive just made my self a string kit, hub stands and levelling plates, yet to try the 205 on it but ive had the evo on it. They are worthy investments imo.

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Posted 12th Jan 2021 at 20:59
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Post #142
Nice 👍 I’ve seen a few hub stands popping up on Facebook of late so may well be next investment - at least now can make small changes frequently and test what works best etc I haven’t got the power compared to some of my competitors so anything I can do to handle better should be a worthy investment
Posted 12th Jan 2021 at 21:56
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indeed, it will pay for its self in more ways than most things, just a handy kit to have.

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Posted 13th Jan 2021 at 09:23

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