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    How did the MOT tester react when he saw the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noxious89123 View Post
    How did the MOT tester react when he saw the car?
    Like it was any other fifteen year old Corsa, it goes to him every year, he'll ask/comment about any obviously new bits but that's it really.

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    Aww.
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    A small update.. I was out working on the mapping/flatshifting when, during an upshift, there was an almighty bang and vibration through the car.. Trundled home to find the gearbox mount was been ripped to pieces.


    So made a new one from thicker material and with extra webbing, you can see the bends and cracks all over the first one.





    Also been working on patterns for a roof vent


    and undersealed the rear arch as it was starting to get a lot of surface rust

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    Nice work bud
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    Now Revo stage 4+ forged Mk2 Focus RS

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    More progress
    finished making up the roof vent



    Had a visitor to the garage!


    And finally made and fitted my own spoiler.



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    The last few weekends and evenings saw me stripping the rear anti roll bar off for modifying...
    First I added a lever and bracket to carry a push-pull cable.



    Which allows me to rotate the near side blade from 'soft'



    to 'stiff'



    via a push rod in the car



    to the third lever I installed with the shifter and hydraulic handbrake assembly.



    The lever back is the softest setting so, the most rear grip, the lever forward is the stiffest setting so should push the balance forward, in theory. There's no photo of the bar on the car as you cant see it mounted above the rear beam and trailing arms.

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    Holy crap, that's pretty neat!

    Is this common on racecars? Never heard of such a thing before.
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    Yeah, pretty common.

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    Yesterday I made some new spacers up for the front suspension, old on left, new on right with an 8mm offset

    Which moved the pivot point of the rear of the bottom arm down from here

    to here

    This should remove some of the anti lift geometry built in to the suspension which should help traction at the expense of some pitching under braking and acceleration. Theoretically it wants to go down further but that would require a major re-engineer of the subframe.
    Also marked up the roof..

    and fitted the vent.



    it still needs sealing and i'll cut down the studs when i do.

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