Rally update

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  1. PlasticSpanner

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    Since recently the rallying & car prep has been taking some of my photo time I thought I'd post an update or two!

    After last weekends 061 rally I'm currently 7th oa, 1st in class & 2nd under 1400cc. We almost put the car on it's roof when we hit a huge hole in the forest and it sounds like the driveshafts/cv joints are getting worn, so some work required again!

    On the plus side the temporary repairs to the power steering held out and the sump guard seems a lot stronger than thge previous design!

    So all being well I hope to have some time to post some photos before the next event!
     
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    Heyyy, thanks for the update. And wow, great to hear you're doing well! Sounds like quite the adrenaline rush, to be flying through the forest and hit a big hole like that.
     
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    My navigator Matt didn't think so! I just had time to say hold on when we hit & he looked up from the maps to see a windscreen of gravel in the headlights! He was winded for about 5 minuites after & couldn't talk!
     
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    Photo taken by Vicky as Noah & I unload the car after washing off all the dirt & mud! No big dents either!!!

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    Congrats PS!!! I'm glad to see you again... seems like forever since I've seen you on.
     
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    Feels like forever! Building ^^^ that thing takes too much time!
     
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    Sweet pic!!
     
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    Another version?

    (Very quickly done!)

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    ^^^ Love it!! Looks like a Smart Car now :lmao:
     
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    Congrats on the placings. I had a go at an autotest for the first time on Sunday. I must get the video off of my friends phone. I don't think I'll be doing it again in the Herald after taking the inside of the arches back to shiny metal from tyre rubbing. :blushing:
     
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    I'd love to have a go at autotests ans auto solos one day.

    Unfortunately the rallying is taking up quite a chunk of my weekends so to expect an more time off from "the family" would be asking for trouble!!!:confused:
     

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