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[24 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Intercoolers explained – Modification Tips

We all know that cold Air carries more oxygen that warmer air. You may have noticed that when air is compressed it gets warmer. With forced air induction engines which us a turbo or a supercharger the air is much warmer than in an engine that doesn’t have forced induction.

Intercoolers work much like the radiator of a car. The cold air from outside is forced through the fins of the intercooler to where the warm charge air is contained. This has the effect of reducing the warm air stored in …

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[12 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
FFG ALLSTARZ 10th Anniversary, SA’s Premier Car Charity

The Fast, Furious and Glorious, South Africa’s biggest car charity event is knocking on our doorsteps and will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary of existence. This event will take place on Monday, 26th December at Killarney Racetrack and will be one promising event not to be missed. This is in Aid of Blouvlei L.S.E.N. in Retreat. The event includes Msa Drags, Street 2 Strip, Show & Shine, a massive Sound Off by Audio Kings and also a Stance Exhibition. Entertainment includes a “Mr & Miss FFG Pageant” with Top Hip Hop …

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[22 Nov 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
Motown American Parts Chev Firenza Build

Over the years Motown has become one of those name that you associate with awesome V8 power. Motown is based down here in Cape Town. Ralph the owner has been rebuilding his 1000HP Chev Firenza Can Am over the last couple of months to hopefully brake into the 8 second bracket. His car used to run 9′s down the Killarney strip a good couple of times. So we managed to borrow a couple of the build pics of his rebuild, Ralph is now aiming a little lower down on the …

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[8 Nov 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Mk3 Vw Golf  Rear wheel Drive conversion

This is something I personally have dreamt of doing to my Mk1 golf. A guy in Germany has done it to his Mk3 Golf, he has gone all out though.
The project all started off with a bare Mk3 Gti shell.

The car was then fitted with a modified Volvo T5 power plant. A couple special bits were added to the motor as you can see from the pictures.

Next the body was treated to an awesome powderkoting ,rollcage and sprayjob.

The drive train was put in place and all the bolts were secured.

The …

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[10 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Angrrr Vw Bug – Forum Update

My leave has come to an end again. This time around, the amount of work I accomplished was pathetic. Its amazing how a seat cover can get in the way of a hobby (I suppose she is a hobby too…)
I started by removing my deep sump and replacing it with a larger unit. Now the engine swallows a full 5 liter oil can without the oil even reaching the dipstick. Total oil capacity is about 6.5 liters now, up from the original 2.5 liters.

I then went about making up a …

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[6 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Random Image – Suzuki Hill Climb Beast

This car is a new version of the 2005 machine, which was the “new generation” Hill Climb racing car designed with a concept similar to that of a formula car. Suzuki highly considered aerodynamic influence on the car activity and completed a very effective wing. The wing is combined with its long-wheel-base chassis and enables an “on-the-rail” feeling of driving.

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[5 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Carbon Fibre Engine blocks

Composite Castings in the US have developed a new lightweight, carbon fiber composite, four cylinder engine block. This engine block design was developed by Matti Holtzberg, president and founder of Composite Castings. The new block makes use of carbon fiber as the reinforcement for the base epoxy resin. The high performance compound is moulded into the finished engine block profile using Composite Castings proprietary moulding process that features low cost tooling and provides for faster cycle times compared to conventional moulding methods. The new engine blocks are apparently up to …

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[2 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Whats your flavour…

So what is your style of modified car? Are you the drag racing expert or do you prefer to bang your brains out with some of South Africa’s SPL guru’s. Maybe you enjoy a couple of laps around your local racing track or even flicking your car through the corners sideways what ever it maybe, i think we all have some thing in common.. We all like to do it in STYLE!!!!!
Tell us what make gets you all rev’d, it would be great to see what the popular forms of …