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    Got my car back from the panelbeaters at last.
    They managed to get it straight again after it took a "bit of a bump".
    There's still bits of rollcage that must be replaced. Now the real preparation work starts.
    But it looks like "Team 4x4community Racing" is back on track 8)
    I'll have to ask Spietkop if I can put a sticker on it
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    Looks a bit 'wit' Spike. Half of racing is to look fast, a few GT stripes and some stickers will do wonders.
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    Just been fixed. No sprayjob yet. That's a whole new side that's been welded on.

    In fact when I wrote it off it had also just been fixed and was plain white then as well. Didn't even have time to make it look lekker again before stuffing it up.

    Maybe I should drive it a few times before bothering with colour scheme. See if it's worth the effort

    It should look like this below!
    I'm actually planning a complete new colour scheme.
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    Good luck! I was wondering why you were hanging on to it...didn't think you were planning a 'come-back'. Go for it! Gooi hom dwars....
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    Ja, been waiting for the aches and pains to heal. 3 years and one week since the crash. But you know what it's like. When the pain is gone you only remember the good memories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Ja, been waiting for the aches and pains to heal. 3 years and one week since the crash. But you know what it's like. Whe the pain is gone you only remember the good memories.
    After falling off the bike a few times I packed it in. Found that I did not have the balls anymore and the younger okes were getting too woes.
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    I agree fully with that thought. Bikes are for lighties with no fear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    I agree fully with that thought. Bikes are for lighties with no fear.
    Had my share of that as well.

    Now I go and play with my golf at the drags. Love giving the youngsters a hiding.

    They never expect it from a old toppie in a old, standard CTI(120Kw)

    Car still has a aircon in as well. Use it as a runner daily as well. Great fun. Tyres are cheap, so frying tyres is eazy.

    Acctually want to go 1 up on the tyres, because I have a problem getting off the line.
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    have a problem getting off the line
    Yeah I'm going to have to learn some new tricks. I've never dragged a car before and since the last time I raced the system has gone from a rolling start to a standing start. So I'm going to have to learn to dump that clutch

    A bit of a problem actually. I'm going to have to have a look at the whole clutch story and maybe upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Yeah I'm going to have to learn some new tricks. I've never dragged a car before and since the last time I raced the system has gone from a rolling start to a standing start. So I'm going to have to learn to dump that clutch

    A bit of a problem actually. I'm going to have to have a look at the whole clutch story and maybe upgrade.
    What I do is to dump the clutch at about 4000rpm. Soon as she bites, hoof it.

    Anything more agressive than that costs me about ,5sec.
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    Do you have an LS diff? I'm still open diff. Very difficult to source parts for the 1600. I managed to get hold of a viscous diff but I don't have the stubaxles to fit it . (the one stubaxle needs a longer piece on it with a second spline)
    My options seem to be:
    1. Engineer stubaxles at great expense
    2. Get a Phantom Grip
    3. Change to 2litre (which I don't want to do. $$$$)
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    No I am open. Dead stock. 1800 8v

    Doing 147km/h on 400m. 15sec last run. Hope 1 size up on the tyres will get us into 14sec bracket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Do you have an LS diff? I'm still open diff. Very difficult to source parts for the 1600. I managed to get hold of a viscous diff but I don't have the stubaxles to fit it . (the one stubaxle needs a longer piece on it with a second spline)
    My options seem to be:
    1. Engineer stubaxles at great expense
    2. Get a Phantom Grip
    3. Change to 2litre (which I don't want to do. $$$$)
    Why dont you lock the diff completely. The old Wesbank modifieds used the system and its totally proven.But lock it with lead. Dont weld.At least you can strip when you need to repair.Did clupmans racing up in Tvl in the late seventies and 80's.Its cheap but effective. Onlu thig ...the car dont want to do a 90dgree at slow speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby View Post
    Why dont you lock the diff completely. The old Wesbank modifieds used the system and its totally proven.But lock it with lead. Dont weld.At least you can strip when you need to repair.Did clupmans racing up in Tvl in the late seventies and 80's.Its cheap but effective. Onlu thig ...the car dont want to do a 90dgree at slow speed
    Was it you who sold the "lead locked" from diff to Big Hilux

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    Can't lock a diff on a front wheel drive.
    Welded rear diffs handle OK in the dry if you adjust your driving style. In the wet it's a nightmare.
    The Wesbanks moved to Detroits, slightly better in the wet don't tell Riceburner I said that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby View Post
    Did clupmans racing up in Tvl in the late seventies and 80's.
    I was a marshall at Kyalami from '81 to '84 while studying. If you spun out at Crowthorn and later at Esses 2, I was one of the okes at hand. Had no money in those days so I pushed race cars for fun. (en dis nie lekker stoot nie)
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    Ons baba.
    My seun, my skoonseun en ek is betrokke (natuurlik Swambo’s ook), dis nog skuifel-treetjies, maar ‘n lekker groot lekkerkry!
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    That looks like one of those megafters that they had on TopGear.
    They us more.
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    Holy crap! The SA version of the Ariel Atom!

    That thread is way too long to read all the way through... are they building them for production, e.g. are they for sale to anyone?

    And most importantly, how long will I have to save up for before I can afford one! Cause I definitely want!

    PS... http://www.neo1.co.za/
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