Infineon 2010 – Day 2

•February 12, 2010 • 1 Comment

Here it sits, same as last time actually.

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Infineon 2010 – Day 1

•February 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Long overdue update here. There are a number of things which needed to be fixed, but the first important thing was swapping the transmission with the new (well junkyard new) trans.

So up on 4 jack stands it went. We also had to buy some extra tall/extra large jack stands for the front.

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Next race: Infineon 2010

•December 31, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Looks like we got accepted. Actually we knew about this a while back. Looks like we got our work cut out for us in these next few weekends.

T-hill ’09

•November 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Well here’s the update, as promised. More media to possibly come later, or next year… as you can see deadlines and goals are not my strong point.

So, Arse-Freeza-Palooza 2009, back at Thunderhill again. This time, being our second race, we were better prepared. We brought less stuff (only the vital stuff needed… which turned out to be sort of a problem later on) and we had our own trailer. 6AM in the morning we hit the road, well actually we packed the car onto the trailer and got on the road at like 6:45am, after waking up all our neighbors trying to load the car onto the trailer. Next time, we’re going to buy a winch.

Heading to Thunderhill Raceway, being chased by this weird looking 300zx, oh wait…

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Day 4

•October 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Well a lot has happened between now and then, and well I’m not doing such a good of a job keeping up this blog. It helps to have an already running car, so lately we’ve been taking things slow and doing some artsy stuff. For those who don’t know, our theme this year is Space-Pirates!

You can watch our video application here: http://fatemobile.com/

The car was towed to another member’s house where it would receive it’s redecoration job, as well as a few other minor tweaks to make it pass tech (new door bars). So here’s what happened…

New crank pulley (our old one was wobbling like mad):

A bit of this:

And you get this:

Eyesore? mmmm, yeah maybe a bit. But it sure draws your attention. The interior was later painted silver to help give it a more space-ship-like appearance. The outside though… it looks like gobstoppers candy meet circus tent. More awesomeness to come, later.

Day 3

•August 26, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Sorry no pictures this time, but these work meetings are getting less and less exciting when it comes to content. The Z-car got yet another oil change and the ticking fully went away, but not the back fire (oh well!). The rear driver side caliper was replaced with a less rusty unit that looked like it was rebuilt by an idiot. The piston was rusted beyond belief and the dust boot was the wrong size and was forced on (the rubber was all deformed from being smashed on). I struggled with the silly caliper and in the end resorted to using a big C-clamp to smash it all together so we could re-attach it. I also ripped off the stupid dust boot, not that it matters since the piston is ruined anyways. At least now the brake doesn’t drag.

The old brake caliper is going to be rebuilt, and this time by us, not some dolt.

The trailer received the most work, it is now fully welded, sort of. The deck is welded in place and we primered it all. Actually that doesn’t sound like a lot of work, but it did take hours to complete the tasks.

More in store later, of course.

Day 2

•August 19, 2009 • 1 Comment

Didn’t really do much. It was hot, not a lot of people came. We replaced the front springs, replaced the distributor cap, and fixed the timing. Not too much left that’s troubling this car… pretty good so far!

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