‘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.

On hold due COVID-19….

  • Change oil & filter
  • Bolt check F/R
  • Check CV joints
  • Bleed front brakes
  • Fit rear spring caps
  • Change, plugs, rotor cap and fuel filter
  • Fit headsets
  • Fit new lighter battery
  • Replace nuts with aluminium nuts
  • Get new tyres fitted
  • Scrub in new tyres and shakedown test

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

Change wishbones after 20 events (17 done)

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
    • 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 :-

  • Window film on side windows
  • Weld up front sump guard mounts
  • Improve gear linkage & fit quick shift kit
  • Weld up sub-frames
  • Have front struts re-built (NSF is leaking) & fit new top mounts
  • Under wing bracing
  • Fit additional under bonnet light
  • Make and fit rear ARB
  • Remove aircon compressor
  • Headlamp polishing
  • Remove welds from inside ex. manifold & completely lag ex. manifold and downpipes
  • Remove dash to then remove weight & alter wiring to electric windows?
  • Sort oil pressure light fault
  • Sort nearside spotlight stay
  • Fit R25 Steering Rack
  • Oil & Filter Change
  • Gearbox rebuild
  • Weld up cracked NSF chassis leg & OSF
  • Fit injector and fuel rail cooling fan
  • Fit new seats
  • Change gearbox oil
  • Fit new clutch and lighter flywheel
  • Fit hyd handbrake & bias valve (see below)
  • Lighten tailgate handle
  • Replace nuts and washer with aluminium items
  • Sort exhaust, and fit
  • Fit alternator
  • Change oil filter
  • Fill with oil
  • Fit front subframe, check tracking
  • Road test
  • Remove seats, dash, Oil light on dash, then weight, window film, fit hyd, handbrake and bias valve, wiring for elec windows, AC parts, clean, flock dash, refit back
  • Fit new seats
  • Change drivers side window to manual
  • Remove weight from bonnet & tailgate

COVID-19 Weight loss : 24.6kgs

  • To be done by Ian Mepham / Performance Automotive
    • Plumb in hyd handbrake
    • Remove ABS pump (already deactivated)
    • Re-plumb brake lines due to ABS removal
    • Fit braided brake hoses