‘The List’

Below is the ‘To Do List’ for the rally car, like all rally cars they are never quite finished. So this includes the more normal pre-event prep work, but also longer time improvement and/or development work.

  • Oil & filter change
  • Bolt check F/R
  • Check CV joints
  • Bleed front brakes
  • Scrutineer check
  • Fit new plumbed in extinguisher

Currently weight removed since initial build (where most weight is removed) : 42.118Kgs

Car weight : June 2016 : 851 kg

Car weight following more weight removal : 850.088 Kg

Micra longer term developments :-

  • New Power steering pump or alternative system like a electric Saxo pump or the Corsa electric column.
  • ITBs
  • 5.1 and a ‘proper’ box
  • Uprated driveshafts
  • ‘under’ wing bracing
  • Source spares, to add to the collection since Micras are starting to get thin on the ground
    • Headlights
    • Dials
    • Heater unit
    • Wiper mech
    • CG3A Engines
    • Spare panels

Some of you may have noticed that we have a new ‘play car’ – a MGZR 160VVC, bought for cheap price to do low key events like targa rallies and autotests etc…

This of course needs a list :-

  • Fit new rear trim panels
  • Fit drum rear beam
  • Fit new relays
  • Fit new smaller screen wash bottle / pump, relocated to inside the car
  • Bonnet pins
  • Fit roll cage and prep work for this
  • Remove bonnet bracing metal
  • Bottom arm bushes
  • Wash car (in & out)
  • Scrutineer check
  • Sort nearside sidelight bulb (bulb fell out!)
  • Pack new tow rope
  • Fit new towing eye
  • Fit first aid kit & warning triangle
  • Fit new driveshafts
  • Change clutch & fit LSD
  • Weld up front shock towers & front & rear shock mounts
  • Fit rally spec springs
  • Fit new spark plugs, HT leads and fuel filter.
  • One day – Fit bucket seats

Detailed working plan :-

  • Jack up car, unpack car
  • Wash outside of car
  • Repair fan wiring
  • Check for gravel damage, Krust and paint
  • Cut out bonnet bracing, and fit bonnet pins
  • Remove gearbox
  • Remove front suspension
  • Sort sidelight bulb issue
  • Change plugs, leads and fuel filter
  • Reinforce any engine/gearbox mounts removed
  • Remove OEM washer bottle
  • Weld up front strut towers & tops
  • Seam weld rear subframe (where possible)
  • Weld rear strut tops, and fit new rear rally springs
  • Get LSD fitted to gearbox
  • Fit new clutch
  • Fit new front springs
  • Fit new front arms, with new bushes
  • Fit gearbox
  • Fit new driveshafts
  • Clear back of car, test fit cage
  • Get cage welded in
  • Fit smaller washer bottle
  • Fit trim back in and new rear door panels
  • Get drum rear beam fitted
  • Relax and then rally it!