Archive for March, 2011

I figured I’d just continue Part II on with some more photographs of the line-up of F5000 (& F1) cars that were attending;

I'm not sure Lush could be any more appropriate

The whole car


110-Project; Data-Tag

March 8, 2011

Doubling that stock figure would be nice but I'm not too bothered.


Long time coming, my apologies.  This event is easily my favourite of the year on the Teretonga calender.  It’s part of the Southern Festival of Speed, with races on Southern Circuits from Levels (Timaru), Ruapuna (Christchurch) and Teretonga (Invercargill).  I like to go to the practice days simply because you’re more likely to see the larger range of cars before the carnage happens.   Enough nonsensical gibberings, I know you guys only come here for the pictures;

“Racing Cars” Class
Occupying the Staging Grid

If my memory serves me correctly (it usually does not) the above car belongs to the father of one of the chaps on who built and owns a very choice CA18DET powered MkI Escort.  I’m sure he’ll let me know soon enough whether I’ve got that wrong.  Anyway, onwards!


The caretakers of this car politely stopped their work on it whilst I scurried about amongst them to take these and other photographs, I try to keep out of their way more than the other way around but that’s what I love about these meets vs. the standard and NZV8 fare, everyone is far and away friendlier without the masses of pretentiousness.  It’s a grand ol’ time!



I’ve been doing little bits and pieces on the 110 again lately.  I decided it would be easy to move it around if I hooked up everything to the L28 for it and put the transmission and the rest of the crap back in.  It’s taking a little while, mostly because the weather is shit and working in a cold garage in shit weather, is not fun.  I’ve got the flywheel and clutch all swapped over, the gearbox in, the slave cylinder all bled up and operating again.  The good news is that when i was checking clearances again today, with the gearbox on and everything bolted close to final measurements, I’ve discovered that I need not make any allowances on the headers for the steering linkages.  Yussss.  I did also note however that I need new outer rod ends.  Boo.

Still, here’s pictoral evidence of my pissing about…

L6 on Trips, can't wait.


I’ve had contact back that I was waiting for so with that now out of the way I can get onto posting the pictures up from the Teretonga Classic Speed Fest., that said, it’s too late in the shift to be doing it now so you can have another one of these singles and I’ll get onto proper stuff tomorrow so stay tuned for that.


Wings and Stacks, Exhausting.