Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby bruvs1 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:42 pm

friendly hacker, don't worry about it, we've all been had!! :)
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:23 am

Bit of a delay in news, so I'll begin...

Did it's 1st rally in May, the 1000 Lanes, and did 30 miles. Snapped the hydraulic handbrake bracket after a little modification so it'd lock. Then the car started loosing power, getting noticeably worse till it was reving then getting no where quick. Anyway turns out to be a cracked or split manifold. Got one of those in stock so I'll get to it soon.

Was really impressed by the way it handled. Ran 195 65 15 yoko 35s on the front and khumo r700 on the back. Absolutely brilliant in the wet.

I've managed to get around to some things, I fitted some 535 engine mounts, polybush lollipop bushes and 635 gearbox mounts.

Here's some pics

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As you can see by the grear 'Knob' Kevo is a master at sculpting penises....

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Will had his face in a bush a few times, wasn't Kates mind....

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Plotting at the start

Thanks for looking
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:41 am

Oh yeah before I forget, does anyone know where I can get a quick shift and white nylon gear knob? Also going to after a Z3 rack and perspex window kit if anyone knows of any. Must be a full set with large sliders too if possible. Thanks
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby bruvs1 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:09 pm

nice mounts garth! :wink: plastic window kits= plastics4performance or airedale windows. as for z3 rack try www.quarrymotors.co.uk they break loads of z's. sure a z3 stick gives you a quicker shift and fits properly too??
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:18 pm

Cheers geezer I read some where about the z3 stick.

Thanks
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby rearwheelsteercompact » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:53 pm

Got my polycarb (Lexan) windows from http://acwmotorsportplastics.co.uk/ Cheaper than the rest. Good service and quality.
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby alan1272 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:55 pm

Z3 gear stick does reduce the throw and are available from the dealers circa 30 quid iirc.
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:56 pm

Thanks boys, after seeing the price of those B&M ones, I think I'll go Z3.

Anyone used one of those happy shopper ones off ebay? £25 snoots. Don't know anything about them. Anyone used one?

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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby avtovaz » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:08 pm

I have to say, i made my own quick shift, take the original stick, close the vice around the stick just below the ball and hit the end until the ball moves up... Mine is just so its off the hatching. I thought it would have moved by now, but no, its still there.


I took out the rubber bit as on lada that is quite a problem and a headache i didnt want, but i think teh bmw is ok for that and im going to mod another stick to sort that as mine is so short!
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:33 pm

Update:

Got my quickshift sorted, haven't got round to fitting it yet. Still waiting for my dural to come too.

Changed the manifold, engine mounts, and wrapped the exhaust and now I have a problem. The steel ring around the steering knuckle has worn away the wrap, and the engine is now catching the steel ring when I turn left. Not good. Manifolds were visually the same when I swapped them, engine mounts I have been told are a straight swap, but still confused as to why its catching.

Also, I've redesigned my handbrake as per road rally rules next year, the pivot point is perfect, no flex in the floor, and the bar is very long. .625 willwood cylinder, 15'' wheels, hard compount tyres (khumo chunkies) and I still cant get it to lock in the bone dry. Tonight I popped out to try it in the wet and it worked, but seemed to be better when I dabbed the foot brake.

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Excuse the red on the carpet, I folded the carpet the wrong way. Doh

Also picked up a Cartek Battery Isolator and Lifeline Fire Extinguisher Kit. Tidy

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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby bruvs1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:51 pm

who did you get the extinguisher from garth?
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby alan1272 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:39 pm

hand brake looks good, gonna have to do that to mine for next year too.
do you find you use the bias valve much?
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:37 pm

I got it from Peter Lloyd, give him a shout he's very reasonable.

The bias valve is good for setting up how you like the car, I put more to the back on the loose. When we were doing the 1000 Lanes, my old man was adjusting it as we were competitive as I didn't have enough time to set it up myself.

Still got a problem with the bar mind. Seem I have to dab the foot brake even in the wet. May try a genuine girling cylinder as I've heard they're like night and day compared to the willwood ones.
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Re: Garths 318 Road Rally Thing

Postby garth » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:17 am

Hi guys haven't been around for a long while. Still got the punk pink beast. Ended up buying a house but still managed to keep the rally car and buy a e30 touring as a road car. I've just finished doing a e36 box swap. Still got bits to do. I'll get some pics up when my PC is finally running.
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