Sunday, 22 May 2011

Spookworks Update

Just a quick update to let you know what is happening in the world of Spookworks.  Although there have been no posts recently, it doesn't mean we haven't been busy behind the scenes. On the 17 May we attended the RAF Festival of Motorsports at Dalton Barracks.  A great day, we managed to combine testing the new anti roll bar and give some passenger rides out to those people who give us lots of support.  There was some great in car footage of scared faces but I have yet to get my hands on it!  Don't worry it will be posted here soon. We also took loads of pics, I will load them when I get them as they are being 'tweaked'. They will be on here or on the gallery.

The new roll bar was pretty good.  It stopped the car from rolling - exactly what it said on the tin (packet actually...) we had no more tyre rub from the rear and the back of the car feels really planted on the quick stuff.  We only tried it on soft setting as that proved to be stiff enough by miles. The car has a little bit of oversteer now as well which could be quite tidy on the tighter corners.  Great job Ti Motorsport - well done.

Moving on - the car is back now at Spookworks HQ, getting some final touches put on it in prep for the Rally of the Midlands. The exhaust has now received some heat wrap in order to try and keep the temps down.  Particularly where the turbo joins the exhaust.  It was getting so hot it was melting the driveshaft boots! We have ordered some Mintex 1166 pads to try on the Rally of Midlands as they bed in quickly and work well from cold.  The Rally of Midlands is lots of short twisty stages so they should be ideal.  They also came at an exceptionally good price compared to our usual Pagid Blue or EBC pads.  I will let you know how they got on once they arrive.

Couple of other bits, the protective shield was put back over the fuel filler pipe to stop rocks hitting the pipe and cracking it and we have decided to try and pretty up the engine bay as after the fire she looks a....well burnt.

Finally as prep for the BTCC at Oulton Park, where Spookworks will be displaying the car as part of the RAF stand, we are removing the RAF Police sticker from the boot and it will be replaced with an RAFBF sticker to show our support for such a worthy cause.  Don't worry the RAF Police sticker is merely being relocated.

More soon!