Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

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Postby is-si » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:31 pm

Keep at it Garth :D
Good to hear you are back online, hope the Kevo'meister is still helping, he's been quiet 8)
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Postby M3 Compact » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:59 pm

Thanks for the update, garth.Image

Good luck with the progress.

Where's Kevo hiding? :(
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Postby garth » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:37 pm

He's ok, only doing a few this year. He's building a big garage, so that'll be taking up a lot of time. I've ofund this website www.automac.co.uk who have cages. I like the look of the safety devices bolt in E36 one, but it doesn't look like they do one for an E30. Again, I'll try Phil at PDL tomorrow to get some prices in line for suspension and cage. I would like one that goes to the top mounts, but price'll be the main factor. I want safety, but I don't want to go bankrupt at the same time. What cages are you lot running?
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Postby is-si » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:53 pm

omp - but our plans werent that big 7 years ago, so we've ended up doing a fair bit of stiffening around the front to make sure it stays still.
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Postby garth » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:58 pm

Whats the rules on adding bits to a cage with the MSA?
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Postby rearwheelsteercompact » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:42 am

garth wrote:Whats the rules on adding bits to a cage with the MSA?


I think it is pretty much frowned upon i.e not allowed.
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:45 pm

Still here, been busy with other things, now back onto this.......

It drives!!!!

Trying to get her ready for an off road auto test in november, just got to run in the diff and bed the brakes in.

Still cant afford a cage or suspension yet, so saving like mad!

Just a few pics, from the least updated thread on here......

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Lots of things left before she's event ready. Main focus now....

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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:24 pm

Update,

Bought some new arb drop links form bmw last week and had to change the top n bottom hose as they were nerffed.

Also ordered my Safety Devices cage off Automac. Can't wait now!
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Postby avtovaz » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:12 pm

rearwheelsteercompact wrote:
garth wrote:Whats the rules on adding bits to a cage with the MSA?


I think it is pretty much frowned upon i.e not allowed.



who told you that? Im pretty sure taht isnt right...
If its not for some special championship then you can...

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the bar at the bottom and the harness bar where added to my cage... I also welded it in, its a sparco cage.

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My car was logbooked late last year by chris mansley ! All he wanted to know was who did the welding and what qualifications i had ;)))
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby rearwheelsteercompact » Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:51 pm

It's my understanding in relation to the certification side of FIA cages that if you add to them they are no longer certified.


My car was logbooked late last year by chris mansley ! All he wanted to know was who did the welding and what qualifications i had ))


Is it that bad? :P
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:25 am

Update:

Bought new top n bottom rad hoses, too much of a kink in the hose. Thought, wrong hoses?? Measured the core of the rad, and it was too small for the car. So, I bought a new rad and cap and got things squared away. Glad it went that way so its got the cooling it needs.

Ripped the head lining out (hated every minute of it) and I noticed that the cassette for the cage is bonded in. Whats the best way of getting this out without damaging the roof skin?

Cars going to have the cage fitted beginning of next month. 2 bits of small welding and skid the exhaust then save up again.

Anyone got challenge billie inserts and rear shocks?

Also looking for a Z3 rack too.

Pics when I get the on here. I'm the worst for pics.

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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby rearwheelsteercompact » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:17 pm

Keep it going fella 8)
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:37 am

I'm trying really hard, just got problems turning up everywhere! Also ran out of money..... again!
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby alan1272 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:12 am

garth wrote:Ripped the head lining out (hated every minute of it) and I noticed that the cassette for the cage is bonded in. Whats the best way of getting this out without damaging the roof skin?


apparently the sunroof casette can be removed by carefully drilling out the spot welds that hold it in.

whatever you do, don't take the approach of this idiot :oops:
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:55 pm

I'm going to attack it with a drill to do the spot welds and i'll get a little angle grinder to cut the tabs off.
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