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[1 Aug 2011 | 22 Comments | ]
Poly bushes now available from AutoModified

After all the response we have received from our blog about the importance of using polyurethane bushes, we found a supplier of Polyurethane bushes in South Africa. Automodified has been appointed one of the local suppliers for their Polyurethane kits. These poly bushes are amazing quality and extremely well priced too.
Benefits of using Poly Bushes
For more precise handling and firmer control on your vehicle, installing polyurethane bushings can make an enormous difference. They help to maintain the right alignment of caster, camber and toe. Polyurethane bushes can be used in …

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[28 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Remapping your ECU

Most makes and models of cars these days can be remapped, with Diesel and Turbo Diesel models giving the best performance increases, both in the Torque and KW. This gives the car much better response than the usual factory settings. Basically this mean that after the remap your car will perform much better than it originally did. This includes having more power and an increase in fuel efficiency.

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[27 Jul 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Fire Fly – Ford Escort RS

Neville Varney’s orange little Ford Escort needs no introduction to the Cape Town “Car Show” scene. It went under many transformations to what it is today. He recently had some alterations done to his house by adding another room, all this for his “Show and Shine” trophy collection!

Being a panel- beater by trade, he always wanted to build a show car to advertise his business. When he received an invite from Zabby to showcase his work at one of the first “Streetmod Custom” shows, he decided to build what you …

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[27 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Uncle Ken’s new Rally toy

Ken Block revealed his newest weapon of rally destruction last week at the Gymkhana world tour in Los Angeles. The Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle (H.F.H.V.), yes thats what its being called, gets its name not from its method of drive, but instead from its ability to transform and race at the highest level for each of these motorsport events it faces,  this makes it one of the most unique and versatile competition vehicles ever built by Ford. Uncle Ken is going to not just dominate, he is going to wipe …

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[20 Jul 2011 | 13 Comments | ]
Good Hope FM Lifestyle Expo 2011‏ – Event Coverage

Radio Good Hope FM was celebrating 46 years of awesomeness with an all new Lifestyle Experience at the Cape Town Convention Centre on Saturday, July 16. This was a ten hour event and doors opened to the public at 12:00pm.
The day was packed with entertainment for both young and old. Live acts included, La Vuvuzela, Keeno Lee, Lloyd Jansen and HHP! There was a fighting ring where Dragon Power performed Muay Thai and even a gaming area for the kids to play Playstation and X-Box. AJAX Cape Town also had …

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[13 Jul 2011 | 16 Comments | ]
Lil Dragon – Custom Bantam Bakkie

The original Ford Bantam launched in 1983, was based on the Ford Escort Mk III then replaced by the Bantam 2, with a Mazda 323 6th generation-based Ford Laser front end, with it later being  baptised Mazda Rustler.
Our feature this month was conceived as a white Bantam 2 in 2003 with major reworkings deep in Rodney’s  cerebellum! Together with wife Melanie, their new baby was adorned with some aftermarket accessories. “Show and Shine “events became their new playground. In 2006 it was decided a total makeover was necessary. I remembered speaking to Rodney about this project. …

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[12 Jul 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
Custom Speaker Pod Build

I always wanted fibreglass speaker pods in my car and so many friends offered to do the job. Not that I don’t mind, but I always wanted to do it myself. After some extensive research I decided to build pods for the front doors and rear parcel shelf. Remember, this was my first attempt…
1. I made my own speaker rings using 8mm MDF board that was also cut to shape to form the back of the pod.
2. I attached the speaker ring to the backing piece using the 12mm dowel and hot glue. The dowels were cut to give a required angle.

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[30 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
For FORDsakes

I was interviewed on Good Hope FM for the Boost Day, Rides and Vibes by Ready D. We spoke about my car and my role in the car community. It all started with confusion. He thought that it was a Mazda! Well, to cut out confusion, let me explain as I get this all the time…
The Ford Laser is a restyled version of the 323 models produced by Mazda in Japan from 1980 onwards. The model remained in production in South Africa, as an entry-level model, also being sold as the Ford Tonic …