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Omar1
S2 licensed
After having a fairly boring first year of driving in a Seat Arosa 1.0 with a black-box i moved on to something a little more fun with potential, a Volvo 340! This is mainly because i've always wanted to drift in real life since i started drifting on LFS and other sims many years ago.

So as soon as i attempted my first drift IRL i had the hang of it no problem thanks to many years of training on the G25 and lfs.

1.7 Carbd engine 80BHP
Middle box delete & MK2 Golf GTI back box
Welded diff
Evo 6 Recaro seats
Nardi steering wheel
Stripped-ish interior
Few suspension mods
13x7 minilites with grippy tyres all round

Its pretty much a swedish AE86 Big grin


Also after going on a drift experience day, on track in a V8 S14 it actually landed me a job teaching drifting. Which is pretty cool, it lets me improve on my driving and learn from others mistakes. They also have MX5s, an AE86 and a few drift-spec E46 M3s.



Anyway enough about drifting, i actually took the Volvo to the nurburgring in September and it was epic! I cooked the stock brakes 3 mins into the lap which was pretty scary and a Ferrari 458 actually let me pass him prior to thatCool
I only did one lap, didnt want to break the volvo 450 miles away from home as it took quite a beating anyway. Want to go back though as its one of the coolest places ive been to! and of course im craving more laps around the ring!
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Technical Westhill short course
Omar1
S2 licensed
Something abit different, can be drifted or raced - fully functioning start and pits (no pitstop). A very technical section followed by a more open bit back into the technical.

Good fun with a uf1/ufr. Not perfect but just a quick one. Post your lap times below Smile
Omar1
S2 licensed
Quote from Racer Y :
Quote from Omar1 :

Can we get some pics of you on the bike on the ramp?

haha sadly not
Omar1
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Omar1
S2 licensed
Mods still continuing



Flat top speed run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA3jdYjeut0&feature=youtu.be
Omar1
S2 licensed
Quote from sinbad :
Well done.
One slight concern is that cable. Is that the throttle cable that was fitted to higher bars, or the clutch coming from the other side? Either way it looks much too long to be routed properly. I'd worry that it might catch on something, you should address that, it would also clean up the look a lot.

It is the original clutch cable, hasnt had any issues yet. But it's on it's way out anyway so the new one i get will be shorter
Omar1
S2 licensed
Cafe racer is still going strong, done a few more little mods here and there. New bars coming soon as one of mine broke


Modified the brake pedal today too
Omar1
S2 licensed
Quote from Racer Y :
Quote from Omar1 :After starting issues and 4 attempts at the valve clearances, she's back!

You switched the head light too? Yeah. I can see the shocks better. in the other picture, It sorta looked like a chrome plated rod. I think the tear drop tank actually works well with the overall look too.
I have headlight problems with my suzuki. Wanna know where I get the bulbs? (pay attention forbin, this'll blow your mind) I get the bulbs from Home Depot. You have something like that in the UK? It's a home and garden place. Anyways, I buy these $12.00 set of lawn lights, break two apart and snag the bulbs out.
That's the high beam. The low beam is a driving light bought from an auto parts store. I'm wanting to re modify that and replace that with xenon bulbs, but I haven't had the time to compare amps of the bulbs to amps put out as well as make a housing. I don't know how to describe what I have now. Let's just say it could stand improvement.

... a hardtail cafe racer... It would look cool, but hurt to ride...

Never had to buy bulbs from a home store haha, it's the same headlight just better bulbs and yellow film over it Smile
Omar1
S2 licensed
After starting issues and 4 attempts at the valve clearances, she's back!
Omar1
S2 licensed
Quote from Racer Y :
Quote from Forbin :
Quote from Omar1 :Cafe racer is finished Smile

I like to refer to this as correcting cruiser ergos. Who thought having the rider's feet out in front rather than directly under was a good idea?

Don't knock it til you've tried it. Forward controls on a lowered frame gives you a whole new perspective on things. Besides sitting like a wide receiver in a prison movie gets mighty uncomfortable after a while.

Just outta curiosity Omar, did you scavenge anything off of a dirt-bike for this project? My mechanic builds quite a few and they use me to draw up brackets and graphics here and there, mostly for brakes. A couple of bikes had dirt bike forks and shocks.

Nothing from a dirt bike here, i know what you mean though.
Omar1
S2 licensed
Quote from Racer Y :

Man. That looks pretty cool! It's kind of hard to tell, but did you make it a hard tail?

Nah, hard-tailing is more for bobbers, got the shocks on there still Smile
Omar1
S2 licensed
Cafe racer is finished Smile

Omar1
S2 licensed
Some logitech z333's


For £50, these are really good.
Omar1
S2 licensed
63 Plate 125cc 'Honda'. £250, my winter cafe racer project
Already taken off the rear rack, rear footpegs, the 1 mirror it had and front L-plate (for now). Better & more pics tomorrow/sunday after i've cleaned and detailed it

Omar1
S2 licensed
Not mine, but detailed and waxed it today. It was flithy, done loads of motorway miles all over the country.

Both shots are raw

Omar1
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Quote from Ian.H :Second car in a week... although this one will need a bit more TLC





Cheers..

Ian

Make a project thread!
Omar1
S2 licensed
Bought some road tyres to replace the chunky MTB tyres, i've only gone up and down my path but already i can feel how much better it is. Also the amount of rolling resistance is substantially less and it looks nicer!

ebay, £13 for a pair.




Omar1
S2 licensed
Bought some road tyres to replace the chunky MTB tyres, i've only gone up and down my path but already i can feel how much better it is. Also the amount of rolling resistance is substantially less and it looks nicer!

ebay, £13 for a pair.



Omar1
S2 licensed
Quote from Vojta7 : About $1000, now waiting till it gets assembled and shipped.

does it come with no pedals?
Omar1
S2 licensed
That looks brilliant Ian, i done a wash & wax on my sisters fiesta yesterday; https://www.facebook.com/AylesburyDetailing/posts/1483962438549226
Omar1
S2 licensed
Quote from sinbad :Personally I don't like the idea of my front tyres being steered back and forth whilst I sit still for hours playing a simulator in an otherwise real car......

Yeah, dry steering, can't be great for the car. Would be better if they had the car on some plates to allow the wheels to turn properly, like these:
Omar1
S2 licensed


Got this new today half price from £260, just a way of getting around while i save for a 125
Omar1
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Quote from Ian.H :

You've got it easy!.. this is a 50/50 of the bonnet of a Fiesta I got asked to detail before it goes up for sale:



Thankfully not all panels are quite this bad (although most aren't good), but I'm 10 hours in on the machining alone and have only done one side, bonnet, front bumper and roof!



Cheers..

Ian

What's your process? my sister has a black 1999 fiesta and i'm planning to use it to practice swirl removal on :P
Omar1
S2 licensed
Omar1
S2 licensed
Gave the corsa a final cleanup before it goes tomorrow



Never tried cleaning in there on any car, really happy with how it came out

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