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Offline beppe2672

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getting started, help needed.
« on: 09 February 2013, 15:16 »
Hey guys, I'm a mechanic in the British army and I've come up with the idea of starting a 'car club' at work.
 The idea is to essentially create a track car whilst giving the younger/newer vehicle mechanics experience working on actual cars instead of tanks and trucks. We have a fully equipped work shop, our own metalsmiths/welders, access to raw materials but limited funding (unless I can source sponsorship). I just want to be able to teach our vm's a few things whilst having a bit of fun and having something to show for it at the end. Ideally I'd like to start with a vw platform as its something I'm familiar with (I'm on my 6th golf). Any ideas where to start?
 I'm a complete noob when it comes to building a track car and my racing experience is limited to a few laps of the Nuremberg ring and 2 runs down the 1/4mile strip at santa pod in my ed30. I appologise for the wall of txt but I could do with some advise!     
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Re: getting started, help needed.
« Reply #1 on: 09 February 2013, 18:56 »
What car you thinking of starting on mate?

The Volkswagen drag racing club have a test day on the 15th March at Santa pod which would be a good chance to check out drag racing


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« Reply #2 on: 09 February 2013, 18:59 »
I am guessing the Army will have the equivalent  of the RAFMSA - royal air force motor sports assoc. ?

maybe worth while contacting them for advice and assistance regarding an official way forward. :afro:

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« Reply #3 on: 09 February 2013, 20:58 »
I'm considering a mk2 and probably going for an engine conversion (cash dependent). The official side of things is slowly getting sorted via a lengthy string of emails. Just need advice on modyfiying the car. Apart from stripping the thing out I'm not sure what to do.
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« Reply #4 on: 09 February 2013, 21:45 »
Read the sticking the this section  :smiley:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=84118.0


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« Reply #5 on: 10 February 2013, 20:33 »
I am guessing the Army will have the equivalent  of the RAFMSA - royal air force motor sports assoc. ?

maybe worth while contacting them for advice and assistance regarding an official way forward. :afro:

This.

Either go for something that can be incredibly fast and used for hillclimbing.

Or properly research the formulas and regulations out there and build something to the regs for a championship.

Start with the 750 Motor Club.

RAFMSA won the 750MC's 6 hour relay race in 2011.  Although I know there'll be some rivalry between the forces it is probably worth talking to them and maybe even collaborating with them!
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« Reply #6 on: 11 February 2013, 00:19 »
Cheers for your help so far guys, been doing a lot of research into this so far, and I came across 'rally for heroes'. I fired an email their way to ask what the best way of getting into this kinda thing was, given the kinda time frame I'm expecting to have a car ready we'll be aiming to take part in the 2014 road rally they're organising, they also have regular Nuremberg ring events. Looking at picking up a mk2 platform over the next few months and I've got a rough idea of what needs doing to the car. So in about 6 months time I'll be pestering you guys for sponsorship to raise enough for the entrance fee! Cheers guys!
« Last Edit: 11 February 2013, 00:24 by beppe2672 »
1999 1.8t AGU, KNN Panel filter, Smoothed air box, Custom CAI, Forge 007 dv, REVO stage 1, 3" eBay TBE. Audi TT quickrack.

To come - A DIY hybrid K03 and a whole lot of supporting mods!