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    Are you even heel toeing? You look very relaxed so thats a good thing you have alot of room for improvement.

    Do you think 245/45/17 will scrub on an evo7 on a 17x8 wheel? Currently have the standard evo7 wheel. 17x7, i think with 235/45/17. Dont want to do body mods, but we need more grip.

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    I love the way these things go with such light mods.....and hate running up against them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Are you even heel toeing? You look very relaxed so thats a good thing you have alot of room for improvement.

    Do you think 245/45/17 will scrub on an evo7 on a 17x8 wheel? Currently have the standard evo7 wheel. 17x7, i think with 235/45/17. Dont want to do body mods, but we need more grip.
    standard evo 7 rim is a 17x8 anyway michael, a 245 will most likely need a roll of the rear guards
    ((for semis anyway, roadys will most likely clear)

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    Thanks guys. Wish I had another 10 or so laps up my sleeve as I still learning the track and I was getting quicker as the day progressed. On my fastest lap, I was sluggish through the fish hook and I was very slow through the next right hander, so a 1.04 should easily have been achievable.

    Stack of photos were taken of the car during the event - here's a few more:











    My favourite:



    In-car video put together by my Co-driver who taught me a lesson how to drive my own car!

    This was the fastest time laid down by over 1 second out all 68 cars entered at Evo Nats on the Wakefield Park Special Stage:


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    I pretty much came to the conclusion that our vibration issues under braking at Wakefield Park was purely down to worn rotors. I removed the wheels last week to inspect them and they were shagged. They looked fine on the car and felt just as well on the road but obviously under extreme braking applications, it was a completely different kettle of fish. No matter how hard you try and prepare yourself for an event, some times it's the simple things that get overlooked!

    I had them machined and they came up sweet



    I had planned to make a cold air box up from scratch, but was pressed for time before Evo Nats, so I took the plunge and bought one already made up.



    The car came back from Evo Nats pretty battered and bruised - the underside of the car was caked in mud and there was stones all through the engine bay, door sills and wheel arches from Goulburn airport, so I have been progressively cleaning/detailing it to try make it look half presentable.

    The car had a misfire coming off and getting back on the throttle throughout the event which I believe was just down to a slightly loose pod filter which I suspect was moving when the engine flexed. It now has an additional fixing, so I am hoping that I have rectified that problem.

    I wasn't a big fan of the stainless steel finished air box and while I had it out of the car, I had some carbon fibre wrap lying around, so I decided to wrap it. I'm quite happy with the way it turned out!











    I have decided to enter the PCSA (Porsche Club SA) sprint next weekend which is something completely new for me. It's been 9 months (October last year) since I have competed in a timed event at Mallala, so with any sort of luck, I'll be 1-2 seconds quicker than my PB with more grunt, less weight, a better braking package, wider tyres with increased track and better aerodynamics

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    Since Evo Nats, I have been dieing to know how it would fair around Mallala since a number of changes have been made to the car. It's been a while between drinks since my last timed event (Time Attack October 2011) and back then, I posted a reasonable time of 1.17.457 on a fresh set of 235/40/18 Hankook Z221 semi-slicks.

    We could not have asked for better weather on Sunday for the Porsche Club SA Sprint event, so it was the perfect opportunity to lay down some competitive times! In my first practice session, I pulled out a 1:16.18, so with plenty more track time in store, things were already looking pretty ominous! The second practice session was a little scrappy and I didn't string together one decent lap, but I still managed a respectable time of 1:16.25.

    One of my biggest goals for the event was not only just to improve my PB, but break into the 1:15 zone. This finally came to fruition in my first timed sprint (sprint 1) where I recorded a 1:15.88. I was absolutely over the moon, but I knew that there were further improvements to be had around a couple of corners where I was distinctly lacking pace.

    In my second sprint, I had a decent tussle with a wide-body Porsche 993 RSR (wearing full Michelin slicks); I let him go at the start and gave him some breathing space and I decided to give chase half way through lap 1. I gained marginally on lap 2 but on lap 3, I just about nailed it and laid down my best time for the day - 1:15.53, and by that time, I was almost on the back of the Porsche, so I decided to back off slightly around turn 3 on the final lap.

    A video of the sprint session:



    I am very happy with the weekend's results knowing that I squeezed into the top 5 in all sessions run so I was consistent, but not only that (I had to do some checks beforehand), but to my knowledge, the 1:15.5 is the fastest time ever laid down by an Evo with a stock engine/turbo combination on street legal tyres around Mallala!! The car was also plagued with the same misfire that slightly hampered the car's outright pace around Wakefield Park (evident in the video), so once that bug is ironed out and with some driver improvement, a 1:15 flat is hopefully on the cards in near future

    Verification via industry standard and accepted Dorian timing - http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/results....07/2012.MALL.S2

    A couple of pics!





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    I seem to be talking to myself in this thread lol

    A few more action snaps at Mallala on the weekend






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    The car has finally reached the stage where it has all the bolt on mods, cams and E85 tuning, so I am running out of things to do to get just that little bit more out of the car. I want to fully maximize the potential of the stock engine/turbo combination (while it's still hanging together!) before I go down the stroker motor and bigger turbo route. About the only thing that springs to mind is my restrictive stock exhaust manifold. The car developed an exhaust leak around the manifold at my last event (most likely the manifold - turbo gasket), so I decided it was the perfect time for a tubular manifold.

    I looked at Full Race, Toxic Fab and the MXP Clubsprint V2 manifold. It would take 2 months minimum to get my hands on a Toxic Fab manifold and the lead time on the MXP is currently 5-6 weeks. I was a little tight for time as I wanted it supplied and fitted before Time Attack in 4 weeks so I bit the bullet and purchased a Full Race Pro Stock manifold. I figured that there wasn't much between them and the Full Race has an awesome reputation and it's proven to make more power and torque down low along with increased mid-range punch and top end. As far as mods go, it's probably not the best bang for your buck but it should produce reasonable gains with the stock setup and really come into play when the motor is re-bullt in future. Look forward to strapping it on the car in the next week or so and do some back to back testing on the dyno. If anything, it looks porn!





    The opportunity to purchase a full Bond bolt in roll cage presented itself recently for a reasonable price, so I grabbed it. A modification that has been long overdue! Plan to respray it black so it looks like new and fit it in the car in coming months. Not happy about the weight it'll add to the car but it should give me that extra piece of mind punting it around the track and also help stiffen the chassis.


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    Spent a number of hours at SKR this evening hoping to drive my car home with the manifold fitted complete with some respectable gains but it looks as though the car has taken one step forward and two steps back. When the old exhaust manifold was removed, it was soon apparent that there was a nice crack on the inside wall of my turbo exhaust housing. I have a Time Attack event Monday week and have decided to continue using it for the event as I think (hope!) it should last the distance until I work out my options for an upgrade.

    The Full Race manifold is all fitted up and the ALS removed. I will be looking at heat wrapping and/or coating the manifold when I swap turbos or when the engine is rebuilt. Just a little concerned about the heat against the radiator. I don't have grills/vents in my carbon fibre bonnet so that will help disperse the heat and keep under bonnet temps to a more respectable level.





    ALS (anti-lag system) and SAS valve...



    In the process, my gaskets were replaced and my exhaust leak is a story of the past. What's left of my old gaskets...



    Unfortunately, for some reason, the car was only running a maximum 17psi after 1-2 hours of frigging around on the dyno. So obviously the car was well down on power and we couldn't find any boost leaks. I have an ancient HKS EVC 4 boost controller which I have never bother to touch since I purchased the car and we just couldn't get it work... even after downloading and reading the instructions!



    I happen to have an Apexi AVCR lying around that was fitted to my previous car which I had no trouble operating so it looks as though we'll be swapping boost controllers over the next week in a last minute bid to get the car fully sorted and up to speed for Time Attack.

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    Just so you are no longer talking to yourself. I approve of this car and all its fasts. I always wanted a Evo 6, and then when i had the money to get one, i sat it in and realized i hated it (from an aesthetics point of view). Sadly, still haven't driven one. I still believe mechanically, they just a great car. So i continue to follow this thread with interest
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    Anti-lag is heaps of fun
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    ive got a stainless manifold with no heat sheilds and my radiator is a thicker aftermarket one and I havent had an issue yet
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    It was a little bit hectic leading up to the Autosport MGEC Time Attack - Steve and I worked on the Electronic Boost Controller swap last wednesday night and tidied up a few wires under the dash before strapping it on the dyno to see what gains could be made from the new Full Race Manifold. Even with the new Apexi AVC-R, the car was still running only 17 psi max boost and was some 100kw's down on power but it was running rich as fuck which indicated that there was a boost leak. Sure enough there was - the silicone pipe on the intercooler hotside had a split from the heat of my exhaust front pipe (again!) as my heat wrap deteriorated and let heat through. The silicone pipe was swapped over, car strapped back on the dyno and it started to resemble the car I once remembered

    I wanted to do a back to back comparison when my car was on the dyno last with the stock manifold vs the new Full Race tubular manifold to work out whether it was worth my time and effort and hard earnt $$

    - Old dyno runs (in red) was from May 2012 with the stock (un-ported) cast manifold.

    - New dyno runs (in blue) was from last week fitted with the Full Race Manifold.

    First comparison is Power whilst the second is Torque and Power.

    Results are obvious - car is making the same power and torque ~ 150rpm earlier in the middle of the rev range and more power and torque overall even with a stock Evo 6 turbo. Boost comes on a lot faster but in this case tapers away faster (more so due to the setup of my EBC). Once the Apexi AVC-R is properly setup, there should be an increase in power and torque throughout the whole rev range. The boost/power/torque does come on much earlier in the rev range than what is shown on the dyno sheet however it's not accurate due to the ramp rate on the dyno and the fact that it was a third gear run.

    Not a huge gain by any means looking at the dyno comparison. This was until I took it to the track




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    The MGEC Autosport Round 2 of Time Attack in SA was run on the public holiday Monday October 1, 2012 and the aim for the event for me was to secure the 'Club' class win for the round by hopefully surpassing my 1:15.5 PB which was run at the Porsche Club Sprint late in July. My soft Hankook Z221 tyres had copped abuse from two drivers at Evo Nats, I cooked them at Porsche Club Sprint (as well as some road use!) - they were just about on their last legs, so I wasn't expecting impressive times even with the new tubular manifold. If I ran sub 1:15, that would automatically assign me to 'Open' class but figured that was well out of reach. I was just hoping that the huge crack in the exhaust housing of my turbo would see me through the event!

    Practice didn't get off to a brilliant start when my cabin filled with smoke half way during my first hot lap. Naturally I kept my foot buried until I finished the lap lol. When I pulled in the pits by the firey's, I feared the worst. It was then that I had a look at the lap time on my Performance Box which was registering a 1:14.1. I thought it was playing games as it was an ordinary lap - the car felt a little bit quicker but I just didn't believe it! The bonnet was lifted to inspect the damage but fortunately it was just blow-by and the dip stick shot out and engine bay was coated with oil. I was very lucky to avoid an engine fire but not thrilled about spending the next hour cleaning the oil from under the hood. From then on, 2 x cable ties kept the fucker in place. All appeared to be sorted so it was time to head out for my first proper timed laps.

    On my third lap in the first session, I stopped the clocks at 1:13.754 and then somehow backed it up with a 1:13.562 on my final lap! Due to the time, I was bumped up into Open class and ended up winning the class and taking the outright win! I am absolutely beside myself after the time the car pulled and still find it hard to comprehend. I think the 1:13.5 makes it the second fastest time ever for an Evo to circulate Mallala (behind Steve Knight's full blown Time Attack race car) and it still runs a stock 2.0L engine and turbo with full street rego. The 2 second drop in time was predominantly down to the new Full Race manifold - the car had MUCH better on/off throttle response which proved to be instrumental during corners as well as powering out of corners. That in-conjunction with the boost recovery during gear changes translated to more speed being carried down the straight which explained why I had to reset my braking points. Initially I had trouble taming the car out of corners from the added response and mid-range torque!

    After this result, I am thinking about putting the full stroker build and big turbo idea on hold as I just don't need it - I think there is a lot more left in the car with some minor tweaks. I am confident that with an Evo 9 turbo with more boost, rod bolts for added strength and reliability, weight reduction and a fresh set of Hankook semis, this car should see the 1:12's at Mallala if it all hangs together. OEM FTW!!

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    Definitely a good lap time Brad,but only 10 competitors in Street/Club/Open.But a win is a win.

    The event finished with only 7runners....would have been 6 if they kept the comp going... 1 car was in line to being excluded for persistant Drifting.
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    Fucking hell man, unbelievable how you manage to find such huge chunks of time in this thing event after event. Finding half a second from a manifold may be believable, but two whole seconds! You should fit that rollcage already btw, lapping lala at that pace without a cage is insanity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave75 View Post
    Definitely a good lap time Brad,but only 10 competitors in Street/Club/Open.But a win is a win.

    The event finished with only 7runners....would have been 6 if they kept the comp going... 1 car was in line to being excluded for persistant Drifting.
    Cheers. I know I didn't have much competition on the day - I don't care too much about the win (but I'll take it!), it's the time that I am over the moon about. Entering an event and blowing away the competition does little for me - I get much more satisfaction by being quicker than cheque book racers with big and expensive builds and just just by giving more experienced drivers a run for their money The 1:13 matches the times laid down by heavily modified R-35 GTR's on similar spec tyres (R-Comps) in a car that still uses many stock engine parts and is still occasionally driven on the road.

    Quote Originally Posted by spiller View Post
    Fucking hell man, unbelievable how you manage to find such huge chunks of time in this thing event after event. Finding half a second from a manifold may be believable, but two whole seconds! You should fit that rollcage already btw, lapping lala at that pace without a cage is insanity!
    I was only expecting half a second from the manifold myself! At my last event a couple of months ago, I was shifting into 4th just as I passed the start/finish line on pit straight. With the new manifold, I was hitting red-line in 3rd 50 metres before the line. I guess after every corner around Mallala, the extra response out of corners proved to be significant on the time sheets.

    I won't be competing in anymore events without the roll cage. Running those times around Mallala without rollover protection is absolutely absurd and downright stupid.

    This is the crack in the exhaust housing of my stock turbo before Time Attack. It was making up to 1.9bar (27-28psi) at the start of the event and was still making great power (had to reduce the boost/duty later on) but I think it's days are numbered!



    A few more shots from the event - the first being my favourite... smoking the left rear coming onto pit straight.

    Thanks to KCL Photography for the snaps!








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    It's been a little while between proceedings, merely because not much has transpired in recent times and I know how much PF love big displacement and hairy chested Evos! A mate was nice enough to share this sweet photo of the Evo approaching turn 1 at October's Time Attack at Mallala recently.



    Basically, the car spent a couple of months garaged (didn't fire it up once) while collecting dust after Time Attack, but the itch to drive it again soon got the better of me. With a socket set close at hand and a spare two hours up my sleeve, the rear wing was removed, wheels swapped over (with 20mm hub centric spacers bolted on), threw the stock Recaros back in and affixed the number plates. Admittedly, the greatest satisfaction I have gained from Evo 6 ownership is that you can roll up to Mallala and comfortably lay down 1:13's, win an event, and with little to no work, you're back rolling around on Adelaide streets blending in with every other Lancer and no one is the wiser



    I thought I'd take this photo just for the lols - there is only one way it enters a driveway, and that is on three wheels. If I had a guess, there is ~ 10mm suspension droop so you can imagine just how appalling the ride is on the street. It's a bit hairy punting it through the Adelaide hills when the slightest bump gives you airtime!



    I have just purchased 6 x genuine SARD Aero Blades from RHD Japan. I was looking at Vortex Generator options but there's not much on offer for the Evo 6 other than a few exxy options out of the UK. Nothing could guarantee decent fitment nor aerodynamic effectiveness/efficiency.

    Allegedly, these SARD Aero Blades on a Lancer Evolution test vehicle at 180km/h, downforce increased 35% and the CD Value (drag coefficient) reduced by 1.1%... and best results were found when used in conjunction with a GT Wing. Sounds impressive but time will tell I guess!



    With respect to competition in 2013, I am aiming to make a return to the Mt. Alma Hillclimb scheduled for April 6-7th where I am hoping the car will be a much more competitive package and cement a top 10 finish.

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    You've really turned this thing into a weapon. Must be a helluva lot of fun. One of these days I'll have to get another toy. Very nice.

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    how does your exhaust hold up with antilag enabled?

    My blitz nur has gotten a lot louder lately :|

    also what kind of KM's are you getting out of a tank on the street?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lickmyleftone View Post
    You've really turned this thing into a weapon. Must be a helluva lot of fun. One of these days I'll have to get another toy. Very nice.
    Cheers! It's awesome for what it is and seems to perform better than the sum of it's parts.

    Quote Originally Posted by MR 1JZ View Post
    how does your exhaust hold up with antilag enabled?

    My blitz nur has gotten a lot louder lately :|

    also what kind of KM's are you getting out of a tank on the street?
    Anti-lag system was removed when I fitted the new exhaust manifold. Might get Steve to hook it back up again at a later date but have to plumb it into the exhaust manifold (didn't want to do it at the time). Still pops and bangs and shoots 1-2 metre flames out the rear on over-run.

    I'd be very surprised if your exhaust was damaged by Anti-lag... Steve only gives street cars a mild dose, not the full rally spec anti-lag which will fuck up your turbo and exhaust quick smart.

    Fuel consumption/range is abysmal. It's somewhere in the 200-250km per tank range

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race Spec View Post
    Anti-lag system was removed when I fitted the new exhaust manifold. Might get Steve to hook it back up again at a later date but have to plumb it into the exhaust manifold (didn't want to do it at the time). Still pops and bangs and shoots 1-2 metre flames out the rear on over-run.

    I'd be very surprised if your exhaust was damaged by Anti-lag... Steve only gives street cars a mild dose, not the full rally spec anti-lag which will fuck up your turbo and exhaust quick smart.

    Fuel consumption/range is abysmal. It's somewhere in the 200-250km per tank range
    Mine blows BIG flames on gear changes...sounds like a cannon too...im pretty convinced thats what has caused it (not that I care how loud it is anyway)

    200-250 is about what im getting...I dont feel so bad now haha...
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    My SARD Aero Blades rolled up in the mail recently from Japan after a 6 week wait, so I decided to fit them. The sight of a Vortex Generator on a CP9A always seems to be a bone of contention but I don't mind the look of the blades now that they're fitted. I think it makes the car look much more aggressive. If it assists creating more rear end down force along with reduced drag, they'll be worth every cent.



    In the lead up to the Mount Alma Mile, and in an attempt to offset the weight of the roll cage, I am forced to put the Evo on a bit of a diet, finally.

    I purchased a new Sparco 330mm suede steering wheel to replace the stock Momo unit- I was a little skeptical at first about removing the airbags myself. After a bit of research, turns out that it was a relatively simple affair!

    In addition, the items deleted are as follows:

    Drivers Airbag + clock spring (1.6kg)
    Momo steering wheel (1.9kg)
    Passenger Airbag (3.3kg)
    Eclipse DVD headunit (2.4kg)
    Centre Console (0.8kg)
    Front speakers and crossovers (1.8kg)
    Glove box and it's contents (1.4kg)
    Carpet (4.5kg)

    Total weight reduction: 17.7kg

    Interior is finally starting to look a little more 'race car'!







    There is still a huge weight loss to be found all over the place but I don't want to go to the extreme of removing A/C or cutting up doors just yet (time is a factor too!). The removal of sound deadener and other interior trim should hopefully net around 30kg reduction which I'll be happy with
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    should get a sheet of carbon for where the old airbag is and get your dash flocked...there is a bloke in adelaide that does them for about $200
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    So do you guys have rego inspections or is it a case of wing it then buy a trailer?

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    We only have inspections after being Defected & sent to Regency Park to have it cleared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR 1JZ View Post
    should get a sheet of carbon for where the old airbag is and get your dash flocked...there is a bloke in adelaide that does them for about $200
    Really? Do you happen to have a contact? $200 sounds very reasonable!

    The ultimate would be a full carbon replacement dash weighing in at a poultry 1.5kg! But, at 1,195 pounds excluding freight from the UK, somehow I don't think that will be happening.

    http://www.carbongoodies.co.uk/Evo-4...-Weighing-15KG

    I plan to re-fit/glue to stock cover back on and eventually get it flocked. I love the look and finish of a flocked dash! To have the dash flocked, obviously the dash needs to be removed and I am up against time before Alma. When I pull the dash out, I would want to pull out the dash mat (weighs 7kg apparently), all the A/C parts, clock as well as any unnecessary wiring.

    Would be nice to have the dash looking something like this very nicely sorted TME Tarmac Rally car.



    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    So do you guys have rego inspections or is it a case of wing it then buy a trailer?
    We don't have rego inspections in SA when you renew your rego (unless you get defected). It's only when you purchase your car from another state and want to transfer your rego from state to state, Pretty sure the latter would be the norm around the country. I have been driving it on the road from time to time but now it's come to the stage where it's just going to be a 100% dedicated track car. I'll probably keep it registered though. I always hire a trailer for motorsport events. First and last time my car had to be towed home on a flat bed due to a failure (split inter-cooler hose) cost me $400, so hiring a trailer every time is cheap insurance.
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    Must admit, I haven't been looking forward to this part of the build!

    Picked up 2kg of dry ice in pellet form from BOC last week and began removing the sound deadener. Basically it's a matter of spreading the dry ice over the surface of the sound deadener (with gloves!), leaving it for 10 mins and it literally lifts off the floor of the car. Some came off in large chunks, but most came off in small pieces with a hammer and cold chisel. I'd suggest not skimping on the dry ice as it's only $9.75 per kg. The more you use, the more it lifts off by itself and the less residue it leaves behind. I ended up purchasing another 2kg to finish the job.



    After all that, sound deadening in total weighed 5-6kg (bucket weighs 1/2 a kg). Not a huge weight loss but I guess it all adds up.



    The floor was covered in tar and sticky residue, so today I picked up some wax and grease remover. With a scourer and cloth, it started to come off slowly. 3-4 hours later, it was all removed and completely spotless apart from a bit of silicone which won't easily budge. Probably just paint over the top of it lol. Prick of a job and glad it's done and dusted - next time I am going to employ an immigrant.



    I wasn't happy to leave the interior as is so I picked up some spray paint from Crash Supplies in Stepney where they made up the factory Reims blue colour in a pressure pack for $30.



    Thought I'd try it out on a section, and as expected the colour was spot on, and once dry, the sheen should be very similar. Still have the rest of the interior to spray but I'm really happy with the result. More than good enough finish for the interior of a race car.



    I was borrowing a Velo 'winged' seat for Evo Nats and a few other local events last year, and I thought it was fucking awesome. So much so, I decided to finally invest in one of my own. I picked this up from Autosport this afternoon. It's about 15kg lighter than the stock Recaro



    Steve Knight kindly provided me with rails (with welded brackets) last year which I decided to freshen it up with a coat of paint. It suits the Velo seat perfectly and literally bolts right in the car!


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    Had another very productive day - all the floor was painted with the $30 rattle can and it came up better than I could have ever imagined. It was bloody windy in Adelaide today so it made it a little tricky since I was painting outdoors. There is a tiny bit of over spray here and there but it will go unnoticed to untrained eyes.





    Managed to pull out a little bit more unnecessary wiring as well as my boot release cable (1.2kg). My boot release has been redundant ever since I fitted the carbon boot lid and removed the boot springs.



    Also fitted the Velo seat and re-fitted the harness this evening. It still requires a little bit more adjustment to achieve my preferred driving position. Now that all is painted and in position, it's time to fit the full Bonds Roll cage.


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