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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    Blyton is brilliant. What I would do for that Yellow mk3 shell

    Dont happen to have a link for the stud / bolt kit you have used do you I need some
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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nemesis View Post
    I filmed you briefly! It's lifting the inside wheel on the slow corners!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBlJ...ature=youtu.be

    That comes up with a dangerous website warning...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    Blyton is brilliant. What I would do for that Yellow mk3 shell

    Dont happen to have a link for the stud / bolt kit you have used do you I need some
    For the wheels? Theyre AIT wheel bolts and nuts.. http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/perfor...onversion-stud

    12x1.5 to 12x1.25

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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    Blyton is brilliant. What I would do for that Yellow mk3 shell

    Dont happen to have a link for the stud / bolt kit you have used do you I need some
    For the wheels? Theyre AIT wheel bolts and nuts.. A I Tech Double Thread Conversion Stud | Demon Tweeks

    12x1.5 to 12x1.25

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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    IMPORTANT!

    Last three links have apparently been compromised - coming up as dangerous links and apparently being redirected!
    Perhaps the MIGWEB site owner/host can do some checking in case it has been infected?
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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    Seriously impressive work on both cars.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    Blyton is brilliant. What I would do for that Yellow mk3 shell
    Buy mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by RallyMarshal View Post
    For the wheels? Theyre AIT wheel bolts and nuts.. A I Tech Double Thread Conversion Stud | Demon Tweeks

    12x1.5 to 12x1.25

    Paul..
    Thanks Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by Spinbitch View Post
    Seriously impressive work on both cars.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordo View Post
    IMPORTANT!

    Last three links have apparently been compromised - coming up as dangerous links and apparently being redirected!
    Perhaps the MIGWEB site owner/host can do some checking in case it has been infected?
    Ive just checked them and theyre all fine... I suspect its your machine that might be infected?

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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    Will post an update in due course, but after a lot of work by the team on Friday and Saturday to reprep and fit a Quaife shifter, the diff planet gears exploded on the start line of stage 1 yesterday and also damaged the box..

    Bastard!

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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    Quote Originally Posted by RallyMarshal View Post
    Ive just checked them and theyre all fine... I suspect its your machine that might be infected?

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    Nope, most unlikely as I keep the AVs up to date - check for, install and run the updates before shutting the PC down and avoid any questionable sites, and it was only those links from this site then... I can agree they're clear now, though, as I just checked - may have been false positives for some reason?

    Might be a good time to remind folks to check theirs' is up to date, though.
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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    Ruining gearboxes is the future.

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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    I agree.

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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    Long overdue update..

    End of March we refitted the engine into F20GTE..



    and fitted new trumpets too



    Then set the car up for its trip to Barbados with softer springs and ride height and a little more castor from the new bottom arm brackets we fabricated and ended up with nice even numbers..



    Then went and did a few laps around Cadwell as a test session.



    Video on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBlJzQ000UU

    Then switched attention back to the 1600cc car - F2 GTE.

    Fitted a quaife direct linkage to try to alleviate the stuck in gear issues we have had



    Went to do a rally at Melbourne near York and diff exploded on startline meaning car on trailer..



    and lots of damaged bits..



    More to come in the next installment

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    So at the beginning of April after our successful 2000cc car test and the event where the 1600cc car broke, we needed to get the 2000cc car finally ready for its trip to Barbados.

    Usual spanner check was done, aircon reinstated for the trip to the Caribbean and then we built a "luggage rack" to hold all the kit and wheels.

    Started with lots of box section and had a little "Dad" help with the welding.



    The sides slot into the sill stand holes then the top bolts to that and the rear tyre rack bolts on too.



    Got it all powdercoated and fitted to the car prior to the trip to Portsmouth



    then loaded up at the port





    and then loaded it on the boat..



    Arrived in Barbados 10 days later.

    Then switched back attention to the 1600cc car. Cluster removed and inspected...



    Seems that the bits of the diff got between the crownwheel and pinion. So full stripdown on that. Then bought a rebuilt diff to use.



    and was offered a 2nd hand but usable dog box CWP so that was fitted and the box built back up





    However, had an issue with the bearing race as the new bearing was slightly bigger than the old bearing so out came the casing too



    Was all then built back up into a full box, then late Friday night we got the box fitted to the car and it was ready for testing..





    Went to Blyton for a Javelin trackday. Car is set up for its next airfield event and is running lots of ride height due to the spring lengths but gearbox was good, gear shift is mega now, car felt good (albeit very very soft) so we were all happy..



    until I got home, and realised one of the Proflex canister pipes had split so off came the rear suspension and sent to Proflex to be sorted..



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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    That rack is a ****ing brilliant idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordo View Post
    That rack is a ****ing brilliant idea!
    Cheers.. Only issue was that it encouraged me to take more with me.. So I ended up fitting the standard beam springs in addition to the coilover springs to help with the load on the rear.

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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    Hmmm none of the pics are working for me............


    Good to see you guys at Blyton sunday and see the car in action
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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    So I see - strange, it was working yesterday(?).
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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    Hmmm none of the pics are working for me............


    Good to see you guys at Blyton sunday and see the car in action
    Cheers - nice to meet you too.

    Photos working OK for me now. Must have been a temporary hosting glitch.

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    Re: Pauls Astra Mk2 rallying adventures...

    do like that rack, brilliant

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