Right long over due an update, have done a few events since the build,
Got the car ready to rally without any crazy mods, just the basics to get us racing.
The first even was an autosolo in the local quarry, a very relaxed event which can be entered in a road car. it was a good event to give the car a shakedown after having it in bits. Car performed flawlessly
Next was the Dirt rally back again at the same quarry, The misses drove this one and had a blast, apart from one butt clenching moment. Again, the car as great. After the event the car got treated the a G60 front brake upgrade along with CL RC5 pads, which work great!
Shortly after was the first (short) tarmac rally, L'etacq attack. Where again the car performed great apart from the stock handbrake (putting this down to new stock rear pads which hadnt bedded in thus the contact patch was alot less than before.
Then, was the task of fitting the quaife ATB LSD, new clutch and hydraulic handbrake.
The first test of the new diff was the Bouley bay hillclimb, It made such a bike difference to the car in the corners and gave us a best time of only 2 seconds of the class record, so not bad for a stock motor'd car.
This lead to the big one, The 2 day Jersey Rally. The car was great where after 2 stages we'd gone from our seeded 78th to 53rd beating alot of higher powered cars (the lupo was probaly the lowest of the lot). However on stage 3 i let the side down and had abit of a incidident with a tree. We managed to get the car back on the road after needing a new wing, lower arm, ball joist, inner and out tie rod, drive shaft and passenger window, (thank god for a spares car) we were back out and finished the second day.
Now the rally blues have kicked in and planning the next one.
to do before the next rally:
-Get the passenger side fixed and repainted.
-Fit new perspex windows
-full front steering refresh along with new ball joints (then the old can be spares)
-Fit new side mounts which managed to bend in the impact.
-Swap out passenger drive shaft flange (thanks rich for the spares)
Here are a few piccies