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  1. Car shows + Mods/Maintenance + Taupo Rally Ellerslie Intermarque Concours and Classic Car Show, unfortunately it was a very wet day Rs2000 , Xpack bodykit and a Turbo Maintenance before the rally Rallysafe GPS kit fitted Purchased some wet racing tyres incase it rains Made it to Taupo On the start line Very wet throughout the day and some slower times on first few stages Wets are really starting to work, holding 2nd place in classics Incar Footage https://www.youtube.com/watch?
  2. Leadfoot Festival 2018 Ford Fleet on the way to the ranch All set up for Saturdays Racing What a Line up ! Day 1 Going well First Run 60.66 and Second run I managed to crack the sub 60second run with a 59.20 Highlight of the day - Me and Scott Dixon swapped keys and he had a spin in the Escort A couple of Thrills , Spills and Spins Day 2 My 59.2 qualified me in 6th position for the Pre1975 Top 10 Shootout Some stiff competition ! Heres the final Run with Commentary and
  3. Trailer Part 4: Trailer Trial run Leadfoot 2018 Prep I've been invited back to race up Rods driveway this weekend Last minute Spanner checks on both escorts ready for there trip down to Hahei Come and say hi if you are down there this weekend Always good to meet my fellow oldschoolers Keep an eye out for us as there will be a crew of us wearing these shirts thanks to the team at The Gumboot Rally
  4. Happy New Year Old Schoolers Trailer Part 3 Back from the galvanizers re-assembly Time Trial fit with the Road Car Both fit in the garage and just enough space to drive it on Brakes and Lights Next
  5. Trailer - Part 2 Tacking it all together Welding Time First mock up The deck fits which is a bonus Off to the galvanizers Merry Christmas Old Schoolers
  6. Trailer Time I've been wanting to build my own car trailer for Project Alan Mann for quite some time. With my old work closing down I managed to cut a whole lot of scrap mild steel out of the brewery to recycle into a trailer. My racecar is full of race holes so the trailer must match A long day on the holesaw ahead ! The start of the trailer base and draw bar setup Bit of welding on the drawbar Lots more to go yet !
  7. Taupo Rally Leaving work on Friday Arrived at the bach in Kinloch, Taupo Good garage Great Views Ready to Race Stage 1 2 done and dusted - Leading our classic class so far Stage 3 , giving it some more welly now @ Time Control Stage 4 Results are in Great Weekend Fantastic event, thanks to the taupo classic rally club and pirtek ! Thanks to my co-driver Dad and my Mum and Brother and friends for coming down to watch and support Montage from various stages
  8. Hey , I was out of the country so missed it unfortunately. My next event will probably be the leadfoot festival next year Did you go to the golden cross hillclimb ?
  9. Hey , Thanks , been having a blast in it lately. All the small little developments and mods are coming together That squeak is really annoying ! Its only on the rears and the brakes work really nicely, good from cold and no lock ups but are just really noisy. I started with Wilwood PolyMatrix E which is what I run up front but have gone to a softer wilwood pad like you did, a BP-20 (which I was using for that last hillclimb), my next one to try is a BP-10 which is softer again. I've also tried the anti vibration shims and new discs with no luck... Cheers Bro ! My grin was ear to
  10. en route to Ngutunui Ready for Hamilton Car Clubs Famous 8.7km Ngutunui Hillclimb The Escort takeover Incar Footage Got to finish in style 50 Cars started - 37 Finished and we finished Mid field , great day , great people , great event , thanks again Hamilton Car Club
  11. A weekend of motorsport Saturday at Meremere for some quarter mile action and Sunday down to Hamilton for the Kairangi Loop Hillclimb Incar Footage and the results , there was just under 50 entries so middle of the field finish for us
  12. Time for a new ring gear and pinion as it was making a right racket ! Ive had the axles gun drilled about 3/4 of the length of the shaft to take out some weight New discs , thought I'd swiss cheese these too Finished Product Sticky Tyres have arrived All Fitted and ready to abuse
  13. RCIS - Race cars in sheds track day at the Hampton Downs Club Circuit Incar Footage with Racing Ray Williams Thanks heaps to the RCIS crew for organizing a great afternoon of racing and Racing Ray Williams for the driving training
  14. Here it is Check out April's issue of New Zealand Autocar Found my copy Big shout out to "Snoozin" Richard Opie for arranging this , the great photos and the fantastic write up !
  15. Snoozin hooking me up with a sweet photo shoot for NZ Autocar magazine on both my escorts Working his magic as the sun goes down Some rolling shots to finish the shoot Thanks Richie for the opportunity , great fun
  16. Leadfoot Time - Part 2 Sunday Sideways Here's Leadfoot from behind the wheel Caught up with Tanner in the pits who was super friendly just like everyone else I had talked to over the weekend. Top Bloke Times are in and here's mine for the weekend Prize Giving time Cheers Rod , Shelly and the Leadfoot crew for a very memorable weekend One very happy Father , Son Duo
  17. Leadfoot Time - Part 1 The fleet for the weekend All set for Racing Me and Rod at the themed warm up party Lined up for Day 1's racing First Run - Done Getting the hang of it now End of Day 1 - Cool photo opportunity Brothers Reunited . Alan Mann Racing made the original car for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang , Gen11 Below
  18. Apologies for the big gap in my posts - I've had some computer issues Pukekohe Test Day before the Leadfoot Festival Bit of Incar Taking some funny race lines Spin Time on the last session of the day
  19. Thanks for the comment mate ! Unfortunately my laptop broke at leadfoot and I haven't managed to get onto oldschool lately Thoroughly enjoyed the whole Leadfoot experience and thank you to your friends for coming over to chat , that really made the weekend for me how welcoming and friendly everyone was Thank you Steve Cheers for the video ! Soo cool to see the car in action from outside
  20. Thanks Rhubarb77 , Im just running pacemaker headers and 2 1/2" exhaust that finishes before the diff with a flow master muffler What did you run on your pinto ?
  21. Thanks Slideways , Price of them has definitely shot up and not as many popping up on trademe any more Im always keeping an eye and ear out for another one
  22. The big rush was to get the new engine up and running as I'll be competing at the Leadfoot Festival this weekend 2 more days to go Come and say Hi if you're down at Hahei this weekend
  23. Ready to go on the dyno at Darrens Here it is in action and some 1/4 simulation runs too
  24. Back at GER for the start up Fired up first time and sounds mint
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