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[11 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
Scalextric Race Powered by Tweets

South Africans Pledge Support for #capespeed with Scalextric Race Powered by Tweets
Cape Town, 10 July, 2012 – South Africans can show their support of Cape Speed, SA’s first Formula Student team, who will be racing at Silverstone, UK, by powering a real-time Scalextric race track, an exact replica of the UK’s Silverstone race track, via social networks with their tweets or Facebook likes.

On the 11th of July The Cape Peninsula University of Technology team, Cape Speed will be competing in Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition, where they will pit …

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[19 Jun 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Dyno tuning FAQ

We have put together a bit of a dyno frequently ask questions blog for those of you that aren’t too sure how a Dyno works.

Q: What should I do to prepare for a dyno test?
A: Make sure the tire pressure on the drive wheels is where you want it.
Make sure you have enough oil.
If there is a cover over the spark plug or coil wires, remove it.
Make sure you have good spark plugs and that are gapped correctly. Dont trust pre gapped spark plugs.

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[11 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Opel Corsa B Drifting

Remember the build process of the Opel Corsa B that had the 4WD conversion.
If you missed out here is the Build: http://automodified.net/awd-turbo-opel-corsa-build-thread/
We came across the video clip of the car Opel drifting, check out how insane this thing is…

{Thanks Keith}

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[15 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
Turbosmart Products available from AM

Founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1997, with a range of just two products, Turbosmart and its unique blend of quality and reliability has become a world-wide brand synonymous with automotive performance. Turbosmart products are distributed in over 50 countries around the world.
To place your order for a Turbosmart product please use the order form at the bottom of the page
Turbosmart Dual Stage Boost Controller
The dual stage boost controllers allow the user to set two separate boost levels and toggle between the two, great for switching between ‘street’ and ‘track’ boost …

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[11 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tial Wastegates – Turbo parts

TiAL Sport has established its company’s reputation by designing the highest quality engineered products for today’s performance turbo market. TiAL’s wastegates were the start of the company’s ability to design, manufacture and deliver to the market a high performance and high quality product at a market competitive price.
To place your order for a TiAL product please use the order form at the bottom of the page
TiAL MV-R Watercooled Wastegate
The Tial MV-R 44mm wastegate is more compact than any other 44+mm external wastegate on the market. This ultra compact design fits …

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[9 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
MSD Ignition systems available from AM

The MSD Ignitions systems can now be acquired from Automodified. MSD Ignition products are the finest ignition components you can install on your car whether it’s a daily driver, Streetcar, purpose built Drag car, Track Car, Drift Car or Stock Cars. The MSD team designs, develops, tests and manufactures the entire line of MSD products including Ignition Controls, Coils, Timing Accessories and Spark Plug Wires and Accessories.

To place your order for a MSD Ignition product please use the order form at the bottom of the page

MSD Twin Coil
The Twin Coil …

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[5 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
AWD Turbo Opel Corsa – Part 2

So for those that missed the 1st part of the build thread, here it is.. just click the link
Alright hopefully everybody is up to date with whats trying to be achieved here. So we left off with the body work being done.

This is what the cars has been based on, its a rally version of an Opel Corsa B and I wont lie, it looks hot as hell!

With the C20xe in and the turbo manifold all hooked up it seems that the clearance between the turbo manifold and the front …

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[23 Mar 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Kaihatsu Update with Dylan Cothill

After the unfortunate failure of my Silvia’s SR20 and it needing a R16K rebuild, I came across an amazing deal.
Brenton’s V8 S13 has received a lot of bad reviews in the past and sat on Gumtree for sale for a long time as there were rumours going around about the chassis being skew, everyone warned me about this car. I personally knew this car and the driver and knew there was a lot of money spent on this car.

The deal of my Caddy and a set of Grids was agreed …