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    The Mazooda Buildup.

    Included is a link to my gallery of photo's taken during the buildup of my Familia.
    I have more to add of improvements made, so it is just a start.

    Car is currently competing and going well.
    Was running as high as 6th in the final round of the NSW rally Championship on Nov 25th before a tree stepped in the way.

    Gallery Linkage Takes you to the first in the series.

    Must say thanks to Andrew Scott for providing me with a few pictures of the car whilst in action another PF member amongst others.

    The Car in full flight.

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    picture of tree FTW!! and that photo? off the road a touch?
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    Awesome! Is it true what they say about the gearboxes in these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexinPerth
    Awesome! Is it true what they say about the gearboxes in these?

    Alex.
    What? that they are made of rice paper.

    Pretty much But do some mods and they will last a bit longer.
    Strengthened dog gears and a few bearing mods along with an oil cooler help a great deal. But you still have to take them apart every 3 events to check them out.....
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    nah, those boxes are fucking awesome

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    Perhaps you'd go even better if you had a navigator who could see over the dash smee ??

    Love your work, you rally guys either have a huge set of nuts or no brains - i'm not sure which !! Possibly a combination of both ??
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    In Smee's case, it's the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoy
    Perhaps you'd go even better if you had a navigator who could see over the dash smee ??
    If you look carefully, the windscreen wiper arm has been raised slightly. This enabled at least some vision.

    An ha ha Dynomatt. Each to their own.. The car is now a class leader after winning the NSW P6 Championship. With Sos of all people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smee
    An ha ha Dynomatt. Each to their own.. The car is now a class leader after winning the NSW P6 Championship. With Sos of all people.
    Yeah yeah Smee. Whatever

    How'd you manage the win? Don't you need to finish to win?

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    Matt- like most NSW RC classes this year, if you showed up more than twice you had a good shot at it.. ..

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    Harsh Rowds!!


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    Hey Smee, what did you use on the car before laying the glass on for the underbody protection, to stop it sticking?

    What did you use to trim the tank guard? The kevlar's a killer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynomatt
    Harsh Rowds!!


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    you love it..

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    I've seen this in the flesh and had a quick go in the drivers seat (without the engine running ) , it is way too neat to be thrown down forest roads! Everything appears to be very well thought out and executed (maybe with a gearbox exception )

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    Quote Originally Posted by tortfeaser
    Hey Smee, what did you use on the car before laying the glass on for the underbody protection, to stop it sticking?

    What did you use to trim the tank guard? The kevlar's a killer.
    There is a release agent (blue in colour) which is basically clear aquadhere. You spray it onto the surface to be covered with a pump pack and let it set, then spray again to ensure complete coverage. It is about $10 for a 2litre bottle from memory.

    In the following picture, you can see some darker blue sections on the bottom underbody. This is the release agent. Just make sure that the surface is clean. Putting wax on under the agent also helps. The car was basically on its roof when I did the underbody, and a bit on its side when I did the sill guards.



    In relation to cutting the kevlar or Carbon Kevlar which is on the tank, a fair few razor blades where used when the covering was damp. It cuts reasonably well and the blades are cheap when you buy them in boxes of 100. AutoPro and Super Cheap stock them. I also bought some cheap scissors which I resharpened regularly when cutting the rough unprocessed sheet. Just remember to keep the weave tight and it will cut easier.

    When dry, I used and air hacksaw. Went through a couple of blades there also. Ensure when you do the tank, there is no eurathane on it, otherwise you will have almost now hope in getting the dry product off as the product shrinks a bit.

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    Didnt see you tonight at the SARC launch. Will you be running?
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    Nah, did not get in in time.
    Was a bit peeved that it was a Subaru only night and not a showing of the people, cars and different levels of investments shown.
    I now understand that SARC stands for Subaru Adelaide Rally Championship.

    Only got my car back from panel shop Thursday night, so a few things needed to be done.
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    Some new images

    Bottom one shows tree damage from which car is now back from panel shop.







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    Quote Originally Posted by smee View Post
    Nah, did not get in in time.
    Was a bit peeved that it was a Subaru only night and not a showing of the people, cars and different levels of investments shown.
    I now understand that SARC stands for Subaru Adelaide Rally Championship.

    Only got my car back from panel shop Thursday night, so a few things needed to be done.
    The MC who was hosting it was the dealer principal for Jarvis Subaru... little wonder they only wanted Subarus there.

    Oh, apart from the RS200, oh and an F430 and Mustang which were the Shannons cars.
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    I was gunna say- who owns the RS200 in your facebook photo Chris!

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    Not 100% sure on his name. Andy San will be able to tell you with more certainty though.
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    Looks pretty planted on tarmac.
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    OK,
    Recent run in SA Autocross saw some alright results.
    4th Outright, 1st in class and 2nd SA Clubman.
    I think I was 20 seconds off 1st.
    Thanx again to MWP for some excellent photo's

    Look Ma, no wings.

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    nice work smee!

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    More stuff up.
    10th outright in first real SARC event at Robertstown.
    Did get close to top 5 stage times on a couple of stages, but let down by speed of roads and me not being used to pace notes and judging what the road does correctly.

    This is SS7 and 8, and just on dusk. Not good light to run in. Part of SS9 had some fog over the road, so was tentative.
    Hopefully next year I can be faster and put notes to good use.



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    You ever want a killer gearbox built for it, track down Darren Masters who used to own Jaustech in Adelaide. Mind you it might have a few cigarette butts fall in it during construction, but it'll be well built.
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    Yep, know him. Linked on farcebook.
    His old Mazda had a x-trac. Think he is still trying to sell it. (whole car)
    Want some of the spares he has, but don't think he want's to split them.
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    Bugger.
    Made the ARC ighlights reel for all the wrong reasons.
    Fooage is right at the end of my high speed spin.
    Speed was about 110.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RotaUte View Post
    You ever want a killer gearbox built for it, track down Darren Masters who used to own Jaustech in Adelaide. Mind you it might have a few cigarette butts fall in it during construction, but it'll be well built.
    I know Daz well! Used to work with me for a whe at sherrin motorsport, great guy, awesome mechanic and tuner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smee View Post
    Bugger.
    Made the ARC ighlights reel for all the wrong reasons.
    Fooage is right at the end of my high speed spin.
    Speed was about 110.
    Bugger, how bad is the damage?
    Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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