Recent content by TCJBOLDIE


    Brake Problems

    Does it squeak when you apply the brake when the car is not moving ? If it only happens when moving have you checked the pads for wear ? Some pads come with a little metal tag that will come in contact with the disc when the pads are worn down to app 2-3 mm of pad friction material remaining...

    Brake Problems

    Hello and welcome :) For starters I would lubricate the pivot point of the pedal to eliminate that being the source of the annoying noise.

    206 GTI track car project

    A quick / short shifter is one that reduces the distance in the gate when changing gears. They basically have a longer distance between the fulcrum or pivot point of the gearstick and the end that connects to the internal box mechanism.

    Just saying hello.

    Hello and welcome Phil |B Was working at Eastern Creek as it was known way back then for a Continental Tyre launch and had a good chat with Allan Moffat who was there to take the dealers for hot laps in the glorious sounding RS4..

    Supercharging 1300 Fiat motor?

    Hello and welcome to a fellow Aussie and lockdown prisoner :) What year is your 128 as I recall then as a hi revving NA FWD and what is the CR. ? I would do some research as to weather the internals are strong enough to take the increased internal pressures that adding boost will produce.

    206 GTI track car project

    Yes especially on a FWD car :) Some of the uninformed younger set are all about "stance" and like their cars to be as low as possible (slammed) and that can be a step backwards when it comes to the best suspension set up as it will alter the roll centres which can lead to "bump steer" where...

    206 GTI track car project

    Andy remember not to lower the rear end to make it sit level as a FWD car needs some rake with the rear being higher than the front to help the car rotate. FYI for those that don't know the higher rear end makes for less grip in the rear by putting more weight on the front which in turn adds...

    Hi All!

    Hello and welcome|B The Datsun's are now a sort after classic car and I see yours has already had an engine upgrade so then exactly what will you be doing with it as that info will help finding the answers you seek with your project Zed car.

    Fitting a turbo .........some do's and dont,s

    All my experience is with petrol turbos and you are wanting to increase power in a GDI which to me seems to be diesel powered so there will be no need for "colder plugs" and possibly "lower compression" as a diesel is a compression ignition motor.

    SmartFortwo engine swap.

    Hello and welcome |B It sounds like an interesting project you have but sadly I am unable to help but will be following your build with interest. Hopefully someone on TC may be able to point you in the right direction.

    Hi all

    Hello and welcome Pete |B I can recall competing in a championship rally in the 70's around the Kenilworth forests in Queensland Australia in my Datsun P510 or 1600 as we called them over here.

    My Mum passed away over the weekend.

    Please accept our sincere condolences on your mums passing as we both have gone thru similar circumstances with both or our immediate family members quite some time ago but they are still fondly remembered as I'm sure it will be the same for you once the initial pain of the loss fades.

    Cutting out/ not starting

    The following experience I had with my track car will most likely not help solve your particular problem but strange things happen and they can be difficult to find. I can recall when my old car suddenly lost power shortly before the finish line and it rolled past it and a bit further and I...


    My previous diesel 4x4 had the rear muffler removed and it didn't sound any louder to me as the turbo and DPF all help lower the sound level .

    206 GTI track car project

    Looks great and good to see you wanting to get your speed fix on a track and hopefully you will not only enjoy yourself but also raise your skill level .|B Please keep us all informed of your progress ,trials and tribulations as you go.