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Old 01-02-2017, 08:38 AM   #21
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The cost of a sequential is also slightly off putting too

Yes, I have read into the MTX75 conversion. Not sure if its something to look into at the moment though as there are other options such as a sadev or a quaife dog box if we want to go down that road but we shall see. My previous Pug 205gti was developed over 4 years or so from a standard 8v engine and gearbox to a MI16 motor with the pug sport gearbox so Id like to take the Fiesta down a similar route development wise as there are plenty of options out there but it will all take time.
there is that... but that noise you get from a sequential box

that's it, you know what you're doing so whatever you do i'm sure it'll be the right choice! i cant wait to see it ready for its first rally
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there is that... but that noise you get from a sequential box

that's it, you know what you're doing so whatever you do i'm sure it'll be the right choice! i cant wait to see it ready for its first rally
Oh yes, that noise is addictive and the thrill of just pulling back on the lever to grab another gear is a great feeling haha...one day maybe haha

Cheers Lewis, neither can I. All being well it will be on the road at the end of February now so there is a fair bit of work to do.
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Plenty of work been going on the last few days. We were hoping to do Tour of Epynt but we wont be ready for that one. Progress so far is the new Bilstein suspension has gone on, the dash panel and all wiring is nearly complete, cage is all bolted in place permanently and the interior has started going back in. Sump guard mount has been fabricated and fitted to. Next job is to get the seats in place so we can see where to mount the nav foot rest and the plumbed in extinguisher.


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Just a quick updated guys. We are very close to finishing the car. Im having problems with photobucket with uploading images at the moment so will hopefully have it sorted soon now with an updated. But all being well it will be ready for an MOT next week with our first rally planned for the 9th of April at old an airfield in West Wales.
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Just a quick updated guys. We are very close to finishing the car. Im having problems with photobucket with uploading images at the moment so will hopefully have it sorted soon now with an updated. But all being well it will be ready for an MOT next week with our first rally planned for the 9th of April at old an airfield in West Wales.
very good news!!! cant wait to see the pictures of it finished and maybe even a video of it at the rally?
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very good news!!! cant wait to see the pictures of it finished and maybe even a video of it at the rally?
Me neither, its been a very long time in the garage but its near its release now. I'm sure I'll be able to upload a stage or 2 of some in car from the go pro
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Last night the car was given its competition log book. This involves it being checked over by an MSA scrutineer to ensure it complies with all the relevant regulations. With the car now log booked we are one step closer. Finishing touches are being done and it will be out of the garage at some point over the weekend ready for an MOT in the week and a few little test runs ahead of the first rally on the 9th of April. Couple of quick picks of the interior coming together and the first set of wheels that we've had done by the Wheel Specialist in Swansea


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Competed on our first rally in the new car yesterday. After nearly 18 months away from competition we were aiming to just get around and get a finish. We managed to finish 15th overall and 3rd in our class which was fantastic. Had one or two "moments" as I started getting more confident with the car and finding its limits and finding my feet again after some time away from competing but other than that it was all good.
Our only issue was that the engine seemed to like oil and we found ourselves topping it up after each stage so I think the engine will now come out for a freshen up and have a few tweaks made for some more power. Couple of images below of it all done and I'll hopefully get some in car footage up later on.


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Here is SS1 from the rally at the weekend. First event in nearly 18 months and first competitive run for the car too.
https://youtu.be/ufNdp6MVqig

Here is SS3, I started pushing a little more and finding my feet with the car on this one
https://youtu.be/0n6ZNWVU61w
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some nice driving there arwel! it looked a very tight course to run and you did well to keep it together when it skipped out a few times
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