Hydraulic handbrake plumbed in, not the neatest of jobs but it’s working well!
Subframe, diff and suspension back in place;
How’s she sitting now;
We took it for a few spins on the road, needs to be realigned, exhaust is blowing a bit and think there’s still a bit of air in the brake lines so get that all sorted this week and we’ll see where we can head for a bit of track time, happy with how it is for now, we’ll take from here and see what else we’ll do, jusy gonna enjoy it now for a while and learn a few things.
Figured out why the car kept cutting back….put back in the ASC button and turned it off!!
Done a few bits to get ready for Mondello on the 6th, fitted a TRS tow strap on the front and just a towing eye on the back, fitted the passenger seat and harness, fitted a fire extinguisher and got a few stickers on. I also went and bought a trailer from Ken on here, happy with it. Better than going borrowing for one, pic of it loaded up and ready for Mondello.
So I went to Mondello on Sunday, second time ever to attempt to drift and first time ever driving this car.
Few Lads from Leitrim said they’d meet me and we’d travel up together, sound lads and thanks for the help and advice, appreciated.
What a days craic I had, I said I’d take it handy but came to the first corner and put the boot down coming out of it and car stepped out lovely, I held it and that was it for the day, as the morning went on I started getting longer drifts, linking corners and getting to know when and where to use the handbrake. Brought the old fella out for a few runs and he thought he’d see the breakfast again!
The afternoon came and I kept pushing harder for more speed and got third a few times, then I ended up running wide and hit a tyre wall…
Thought damage was worse so I checked the car over and headed back out, coming on 4 in the afternoon and my arms and hands all seized up, I couldn’t hold the steering wheel or pull the handbrake! that’s how much track time we got. So I packed up and headed home, I’ve just been buzzing since, running over and over every part of the day…this is an addiction.
So first thing I done after mondello was a bit of panel beating, tasty job.
Then I stripped the boot and put on boot straps.
Then I raised the bonnet a bit using rubber door stops, fitted bonnet pins and sprayed the grills matt black…
Gathered up some tyres and was all set for superdrift in Tynagh on the 10th June.
Some days craic was had, weather was class, went through a stack of tyres, car was great, drifting is improving , also got to bring the wife, mate and bro out for a spin and got the bro driving aswell so think he’s got the bug now.