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[15 Mar 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
AWD Turbo Opel Corsa – Build Thread

I happened to stumble across this build last night while doing my usual reading up and blog research. In South Africa we see a lot of Opel Corsa’s having bolt on turbo kits being put on and body kits and they are pretty much almost as popular as a modified VW Golf. So I was saying I came across something that is very unique and the Opel fans are about to do their nuts!! This car falls straight out of Switzerland and I’m told that to have a modified car …

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[13 Mar 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
Turbocharger conversion – Explained

I take it that you have decided to add some horsepower to your car by installing a turbocharger. While, true a turbo kit can add a lot of horsepower to your car, keep in mind there are several things that go into installing a turbocharger like the size of the turbo, how much boost your engine can handle, how much torque can your axles handle, will you need to modify your fuel intake system etc. The following is a guide on how to install a turbo in a car that …

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[5 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
3s- GTE engine modifications explained

One of the best ways to modify a 3s-gte motor.
It is always recommended to ensure that the vehicle is safe and reliable before starting on the path of modifications. Check your brakes, suspension components for wear, check for leaks that may be excessive, and ensure your cooling system is operating properly by performing a system pressure test and pressure testing your coolant fill cap. Typically trying to fix a car that has a known issue by upgrading a part to an aftermarket part does not solve the problem unless the …

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[21 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Motown Chev Firenza update

Some of you guys might remember not so long ago we did a build post on the Motown Chev Firenza Can Am. Well here is a bit of an update for you all.
For those that missed it, here is the start of the upgrade: motown-american-parts-chev-firenza-build
The last time we checked up on the car, she was pretty much almost complete. the Ecu still need to be wired up and the exhausts needed to have holes cut into the fenders and a couple other jobs.
So this is what has happened since then. …

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[17 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Garrett GTX3582R Ball Bearing Turbo

Garrett’s ball bearing cartridge has proven its worth in the highest level of motorsports where it has been the bearing system of choice in CART FEDEX ChampCar Series, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, World Rally Championship, and most recently Drag Racing. These premier racing customers demand no less than the best in durability, reliability, and power on demand. One key contributor to this performance lies in the ball bearing cartridge where it is, by design, surrounded by a thin film of oil. The oil film …

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[16 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Single Fogger NOS Kit – Available from AutoModified

This is a Universal Nitros oxide single fogger kit and it can be applied to 4Cyl, 6Cyl and 8 Cylinder engines. These EFI Nitrous Systems are the best way to get a major power increase from your street or drag car. These systems work with your stock ECU for a quick and simple installation.

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[3 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Ms Hoons Rebuild progress – Mk2 GTI Turbo

So I’m not sure if most of you know, but our lady in red(ok yes the car is white, but red sounds good), Marlize had a bit of a accident a while back. Long story short some old lady was obvious jealous of how quick Marlize’s car was and decided to get T-boned by the nippy lil Mk2 GTI.

The official statement:

On Monday, the 14th of November I was innocently driving to work when a 70 year old lady decided to make a turn at the robot intersection right in front …

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[2 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
11th Feb National Drags Killarney

The WPMC is proud to announce that it will once again be hosting a round of the MSA National Drag Championship leg for Streetcars and Motorcycles at Killarney on Saturday 11th February. With Killarney playing host to the first round of the 2012 F1X National MSA Drag racing championship, exciting entries have already been received from some top car and motorcycle competitors. This is the third year that Killarney will be hosting this National road show. In previous years the WPMC managed to bring down several 8 second demonstration cars …