lots of mods this month , to start with the old hx35 is gone and made a good sum on the bay so the new hx35 hybrid cost £80 plus shipping . to get the best from it the manifold is being converted to split pulde including keepint the sides divided right up to the ext gate valve . after some mocking up im going up to a 44mm gate which has v band fittings and some adjustment for preload to help tuning .
the nissan manifold would be a mare to vut up completely so its being modified keyhole surgery style and the long runner that comes in at 90deg to the collecter has had a tweak to turn the tube ino the collector at a better angle
the corsa b power column is done and makes the car a lot easier to drive especially at low speed .the speed sensitivity works as it should and the weighting can be altered by adjusting caster on the top wishbone til i get some decent self centering but it feels pretty good as it is .
the floating felling from the rear is pretty well resolved now after tieing the lower chassis rails together underneath the car to stop the panhard rod mount from moving but it need a horizontal link on the n/s to triangulate the chassis properly . lifting the front trailing arm mounts up by 50mm has made a differnce to turn in as the back end starts to come round on the brakes rather than load the front into understeer .
the rear mudgaurds dont fit after adding the 20mm wheel spacers so no option but to fit the rear body so its back to cag and spray foam for a while
after smurfing everything i own last time ive got a roll of mask sheet to make a bit of a booth this time .