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  1. Winter upgrades in progress Gearbox casing was blasted via tiny ball bearings after I had spent 4hrs cleaning all the grime off it. It's being rebuilt with new Kaaz plate diff and new synchros along with new bolts for casing etc as my OCD kicked in lol These will be a spare set of front wheels a bit heavy but swapped for other old wheels I had
  2. Last race of the season has been and gone so long overdue update required Last race was a sprint local to myself using a go kart track which is one of my favourites It was a good track to get a feel for the new spring setup and extra power with the new turbo . It was a 2 day event and my main competition was the usual clan of clios in our class The car went well over both days but was mainly struggling with wheel spin as the quaife diff was struggling with the twisty infield . But in general the car went fautlessly apart from lack of grip It was pretty neutral handling wise but tended to nicely oversteer with a slight lift off and drove nicely on the throttle. I left with a 5th out of 14 on the Saturday and claimed 4th of 13 on the Sunday just out of the trophys and finished with a spin in torrential rain on the final run. But loved every minute and starting to get a feel of the handling. I've left with a list for winter upgrades Pic of me trying to hard
  3. I've done another 2 races since last post including a few more issues mainly gearbox woes due to using unknown condition old boxes
  4. These still avaliable?
  5. Cheers I bought a sleeve 1meter long from ebay , they came from China in under a week
  6. Well alots happened after my last post I did get gearbox all together again along with suspension & ecu . I even managed to fit a new hybrid turbo as Well which I had rebuilt by Midland turbos . It turned out to be a TD12 hybrid happy days . On refitting of gearbox i found a terrible noise from gearbox area which stopped when clutch depressed. Aaaaargh wasnt happy after spending 2 weeks doing box and turbo , so thought bugger it sent it to rolling road to get map tweak for new turbo and if it survived i would take it to race . The rolling road went well making 224bhp now at the same boost of last hybrid which only made 206bhp. This was the day before race i decided to give it a road test and wasnt happy with noise . So wangled a double entry of my Auldmans clio. After race weekend I removed box and found the problem the clutch plate had worn the splines on input shaft . I was annoyed I hadn't noticed previously Anyway swapped out another gearset Some pics of updated turbo TD12 Which is basically a td04 with ct9 housing and fully spooled by 3500rpm but pulls all the way to 7000rpm
  7. After getting it home again I realised I had a big boost leak with engine movement causing my only wiggens clamp to leak. Using a smoke machine when i flexed intercooler showed up the leak .Should of done away with it the same time as the others , but atleast i should have no excuses for next race. The one time I'm happy to find a leak I then set about replacing my spring rates from the original 6kg front and 4kg rear . There much harder all round now that's for sure Decided to send my me221 ecu back to get a small issue with clutch switch sorted as I'm wanting to use it for full throttle gear changes . Then to top things off as I was checking over diff I found there was too much lift (not enough preload) after swaping casings . So decided to strip box down again and reshim properly. Which involved a lot of trial builds to work out the shim required from Toyota. But now reassembled with the correct shim . I found this very useful for the shim sizes . http://www.toyotagtturbo.com/community/index.php?threads/an-insight-into-differential-shims-and-carrie The biggest problem with mine was the casings I used had previously had an aftermarket lsd fitted and they had made there own diy shim for the bellhousing side. After some research I discovered Toyota sell only 2 shim choices for this side. 1.90mm or 2.10mm . The diy one that was in mine was only 1.35mm hence all the movement. Being cautious I decided to reshim the transmission side which is the one you should reshim with the above sizes ranging from 2.00mm to 3.00mm after ordering the correct size J shim it is now rebuilt and a lesson not to presume the original shims would be ok!! I used shimming metal with old shim to work out the correct one to order which involved a lot of building then stripping etc So currently car has half fitted suspension , no gearbox or ecu fitted and a race next weekend
  8. After this I was all set for it's first outing at Alford Sprint which is a small figure of 8 sprint local to myself . Maybe not the most challenging but the more seat time the better. There was a good entry in our class consisting of 11 mainly all clios . The morning started well being dry I used it to get a feel for the car and there wasn't any heroics . Car felt well but was clearly obvious the suspension was too soft causing wheel spin even with quaife diff. Due to the inside wheel lifting around the hairpins at each end. The brakes etc felt great and initial turn in was promising. As the day went on I gradually pushed more feeling more comfortable. Ending up 5th of the 11 entered which I was happy with for it's first outing . Coming away with a few issues to attend before the next event Lifting a wheel through the central crossover
  9. Cheers hope so Thought it about time I updated considering I've competed in my first race with it After rebuilding the gearbox I decided the rear mounting needed modding to stop any chance of this happening again. So got my mate to water jet out a plate to pick up on bellhousing bolts that are unused Also converted the rear casing to studs After getting it back together sent car for some stickers to go with my Auldmans race car . Not to everyone's taste but it's different
  10. Mike84

    TF035 4cm² vs 6cm²

    I am currently running a ct12 hybrid but am thinking a tf035 would be better suited . I'm very interested in the difference in spool between the 4cm and 6cm? As I'm looking for a turbo sized for 230-240bhp for a sprint hillclimb car.
  11. Mike84

    Gary Glanza

    Nice ! Hopefully see you at some sprints with mine What's your plans with it , is it pretty standard just now?
  12. Well that didn't go according to plan with just 2 weeks till my first race While adjusting front suspension noticed something dripping. Which turned out to be gear oil from gearbox casing. Turns out the rear gearbox mount parted way with gearbox in turn cracking casing !! So currently car has gearbox stripped ready to transfer into spare casings . Sent spare gearbox casings away and had them blasted in prep for rebuild. I will also be adding extra bracing to stop this happening again
  13. Loving this build ! Very interested to see what it makes with TD hybrid ct9. As I'm tempted with one as currently running a ct12 hybrid see how this compares