Posts Tagged ‘Starlet



17
Mar
10

Project KP30: Strut-In

My struts came back a couple of days ago so I’ve been able to get the KP back on its wheels.  Despite the fact I feel like a massive sell-out getting struts made, they site nice and ride nicer, with loads of scope to go down should I ever want to.  Compared to the collapsed, slack, leaky, knocking legs I took out these feel amazing!

16
Feb
10

Project KP30: Strut-Out

Two crashing tubes of leaky awfulness is pretty much all that is holding up the front of the KP these days; 34 year old internals and no OEM replacements are not conducive to a well damped suspension.  Having rebuilt them more times that I’ve dragged the exhaust over a speed hump, I decided action was required.

A couple of emails to Gaz suspension (I’ve ran Gaz stuff on my cars for year s and it’s always been good) and they confirmed they could do what I needed: new internals whilst retaining my top mounts and coilover stuff.  Good times.

With Spring only just round the corner (hey, I’m an optimist…) I stripped them off…

…boxed them up and shipped them out.

See you in 2-ish weeks….

13
Dec
09

Retro Cars Feature: 3am Touge

Full 7-Page feature and a poster:

Massive thanks to Simon Jackson for the words and Jamie Lipman for the photos!

Just out: Jan 2010 Issue

www.retrocarsmag.com

13
Dec
09

Project KP30: Hibernation

Roll on Spring…

09
Oct
09

Project KP30: Track Car Fitment

Last Friday was wheels day at work.  Basically, they cone off half the car park and everyone brings in their toys for a bit of show and tell.  There was also an opportunity to have a few laps of the emissions circuit.  Luckily, someone dropped out so I got a place and made some emissions!

Spectator photo: Got track fitment?

Here’s a better pic of the exhaust fitted. I drove it a decent distance for the first time this week since fitting it; it was so loud it made me feel sick. At least now I know it’s loud enough.

04
Oct
09

Project KP30: Industrial Estate Racer

Just threw a quick vid together. Yes, it’s pretty poor and I’m clearly not Josh Herron, but you get the idea! Ha Ha…

04
Oct
09

Project KP30: Single Box of Doom

A simple bolt on replacement can was never on the cards. I Only wanted enough silencing to take the harshness out at idle, but still enough noise to rattle windows and upset the neighbours.  I picked up this street fighter can, pointed it roughly at the car, then took it to bits. It was fitted with a baffle and the internals were only 1 1/4″ diameter.

Drilled out the rivets and pulled the guts out:

Seriously, look at the state of that! It was promptly removed!

I opened out the end and on the baffle out of an old can I had.

Comparison shot with the new 2″ internals

adapted some of the brackets that came with it and fitted it up

I’ll get some proper pics and a vid up soon. Oh yeah, it’s pretty loud!