For Sale – Subaru Forester STI Genome Exhaust – Sold

This is an STI Genome rear exhaust silencer to fit the 2002-2008 Subaru Forester. It was fitted to my 2004 Forester STI that was imported in October 2015 so spent most of it’s time on the car in Japan then a couple of years in the UK before I removed it and dry stored it. […]

Forester STI – Fitting Sound Deadening in the Doors

Having fitted better speakers in the doors, shown in a previous post here. I felt the complete lack of any sound deadening in the doors was not getting the best out of them. After a bit of research I placed an order with Sound Deadening Shop for some Silent Coat 2mm Damping Mat and 10mm […]

For Sale – 1977 Mini – Sold

1977 Mini For Sale I almost advertised this as a ‘rolling shell’ but it’s more than that really, when compared to most other ‘rolling shell’ projects which are usually just that. This is not too far off a complete working car except for a few obvious important components missing, not least the engine and gearbox! […]

Previous Minis – The Turbo

At the time of owning my Cooper RSP the whole Max Power thing with big sound systems, Playstations and body kits was the fashion for car modifying. I was never a fan of the silly body kits, certainly not on a Mini! But I wasn’t immune from the Max Power effect so did the whole […]

S1 Elise – Corner Weight Adjustment

After completing the suspension refresh the Elise needed a full wheel alignment. I set the toe and camber all round and got the ride height about where I wanted it then drove the Elise a bit before going round and checking/adjusting any alignment settings plus double checking various nuts and bolts. So as I was […]

Forester STI – Fitting Rear Door Speakers

I’d already fitted some new, larger door speakers in the front doors as shown here. One of the rears had a bit of a rattle and they were likely to be in the same poor condition that I found the fronts in so may as well change them too. Off with a door card to […]

Previous Minis – Rover Mini Cooper RSP

I’d loved owning my first Mini, modifying it, breaking it, fixing it, driving it like I stole it and there was just no other car I really wanted. But my first Mini was all I could afford at the time and it was cheap for a reason, many reasons actually. I wanted something better and […]

S1 Elise – Fitting the Front Splitter Straight

After the suspension refresh I did a full wheel alignment and eventually got to doing the corner weights (more on that another time). When going round the car, checking the ride height I also kept an eye on how the bodywork sat in relation to the floor particularly as the front was now a bit […]

Previous Minis – My First Mini

As a child all my time went on building Lego Technic models and the odd model car plus riding, falling off and fixing bikes. So my interest in cars and building them isn’t a great surprise. In my teenage years though I sort of lost interest in those things and wasn’t particularly into cars. So […]