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MEMBERS MOTORS / Re: Kiwi Seat Ibiza Sprinter
« on: July 19, 2012, 04:45:56 am »
Just noticed an error - it has a Custom Cages cage, not Safety Devices

MEMBERS MOTORS / Re: This is mine
« on: July 19, 2012, 04:43:18 am »
some nice touches there - is that your own welding?

THE JMR ZONE / Re: So far so good...
« on: July 19, 2012, 04:41:08 am »
Members only forum gets my vote, and then a selection of posts to give people an idea of what goes on to see if they want to join. Those posts given permission by the original poster.

THE JMR ZONE / Re: So far so good...
« on: July 18, 2012, 11:51:13 am »
you should prevent people viewing topics if they dont sign up

CHASSIS / Re: Mk1 rear beam.
« on: July 17, 2012, 09:08:51 am »
I dont believe I have ever read a good explaination of exactly how one of these beams really work - so have always been quite hesitant to modify one to any great extent - mk1 looks very flimsey compared to mk2 though so probably a good idea to beef it up

MEMBERS MOTORS / Re: Kiwi Seat Ibiza Sprinter
« on: July 15, 2012, 06:21:51 pm »

MEMBERS MOTORS / Re: Kiwi Seat Ibiza Sprinter
« on: July 15, 2012, 03:05:26 pm »
It was road legal until this year, as I didn't have a trailer. 10 years of driving to events, the last year with a sequential gearbox. Enough was enough. Its the gearbox which made it horrible on the road, not the engine which is very tractable and built for mid range rather than top end really. So in the end I bought a trailer. Its great and has really improved the weekend race experience. Much more relaxing and not crapping yourself all the time thinking something might fail.

So as I didn't need it road legal anymore, I took the lights out to site some brake ducts. Add the lights back, it would pass an MOT.

MEMBERS MOTORS / Kiwi Seat Ibiza Sprinter
« on: July 14, 2012, 04:29:21 pm »
Hi All

As requested by Jason, thought I would put a few details down about my car. Hope you like it!


•   1996 Model 1.8 16V GTI N247XVV
•   Originally SEAT-UK factory car used for trackdays and demos of new Ibiza (NOT a Super-6 Rally car)
  o   Standard cars with Custom Cages 6 point bolt-in cages
  o   Adjacent registration to N246XVV, factory GpA rally car and later F2 rally car
•   1997 TWMC Saloon Car Championships at Lydden Hill, driver Barry Andrews from the Motorist Center, Canterbury. Class C Champion, 2nd overall.
  o   2L 16V Brian Ricketts BRM180 engine
  o   Suspension by Will Gollop’s GTech Motorsport
  o   Sat unused for 2 years afterwards
•   2000 bought by present owner for trackday use
  o   Engine remapped with Lumenition ECU, 180hp
  o   020 gearbox mods, new clutch, new shocks
  o   Badger-5 DTH 45mm throttle bodies, power +37HP
•   2003 Curborough Sprint Championships, first year for owner in competition. Class 3b champion, 88 points.
•   2004 Curborough Sprint Championships, Class 3b Champion, 110.5 points, 12th overall.
•   2005 Mid Cheshire MC Gold Cup Championship, multi-venue. Hillclimb Champion and 4th overall.
•   2006 Liverpool and Chester MC Speed Championships, multi venue. Blew engine whilst testing before first round.
•   2007 LCMC Champs, 497.14 points, 7th overall, 3B champ
•   2008 LCMC Champs, 493.09 points, 11th overall, 3B champ
•   2009 year out - moved house
•   2010 LCMC Champs, 509.01 points, Overall champion
•   2011 year out - had son No.2
•   2012 LCMC Champs - 504.47 points, 3rd Overall
.    2013 year out - too much work
.    2014 LCMC Champs - ongoing - 402.45 with 2 events to go - (worst score to be dropped, 5 from 6 to count) -


2L16V ‘short block’ Mike Callaghan Motorsport race engine (250HP) with forged high compression Accralite pistons, Carillo H-beam rods, forged VW crank, steel billet Cat cams, Cat cams ‘Gold Series’ valve springs and titanium spring caps, solid lifter big valve head. ARP bolts/studs throughout. Titan F3-type dry sump system with fabricated steel plate sump using VW Synta Platinum oil. 19-row Mocal oil cooler and XSport dry sump tank plumbed with ¾ Aeroquip AQP ‘push-fit’ hose and -12AN fittings. 48mm Badger-5 DTH throttle bodies with custom billet rampipes and ITG F1 DFV ‘dome’ airfilter. Bosch ‘green giant’ multi-pintle 14 Ohm injectors (440cc/min@3bar), 10L round AH Fabrications foam filled fuel tank with baffles, twin fuel filters and Bosch 044 pump. Vauxhall XE coil and Lumenition coil amps, Magnecor KV65 plug leads, Lumenition 451 ECU mapped by Mike Gilman at Mikeanics Motorsport. 8500rpm redline. Inside and outside 4 layer ceramic coated Simpson 4 branch custom stainless exhaust manifold with JP Exhausts custom 2.5” stainless system and single large re-packable silencer. Poly exhaust hangers. Radtec custom WRC-spec core radiator shortened by 100mm over standard fitted with twin 8” slimline fans. 85 degree thermostat.


Aluminium Autotec G60 flywheel precision drilled and secured with ARP bolts. Spec Stage-2 Kevlar VR6-spec clutch. 02a gearbox casing fitted with SQS Racing 6-speed dog-engagement gearset and Quaife ATB diff. Good for about 140mph. Redline Lightweight Shockproof gear oil. SQS racing billet ali lower shift tower support and MTS Motorsport bronze shift fork bushes. Skoda Octavia mag shift tower. SQS Racing seqshift shifter with rose-jointed shift cables and SQS Racing flat-shift module. WOSP 2Kw geared starter motor. Standard VR6 axles and genuine VW CV joints. Full set of race-spec Vibratechnics engine mounts.


Widetrack front suspension using oem Golf VR6 parts. Polyrace front wishbone bushes and Powerflex Audi TT race spherical bearing rear wishbone bushes. Altered front upright geometry. Custom steering rods. Custom blade adjustable front ARB and solidly mounted 25mm Eibach rear ARB. Custom ARB droplinks F+R. Custom revalved Leda front coilovers and Gaz rear coilovers. Custom spherical bearing front topmounts and custom solid rear topmounts. Spherical bearing rear beam bushes. OMP upper (ali) and lower (steel) strut braces. Powerflex front subframe bushes and power steering rack bush. Stoptec ST40 front calipers with Stoptec pads and 330x32mm disks mounted with custom Badger-5 bells and caliper brackets. Mk3 Ibiza Cupra rear hubs and disks with Pagid pads and new rubber hoses. 23mm master cylinder. ABS removed and system replumbed to F/R split with bias adjuster. Regularly changed Halfords Dot 5.1 high performance fluid.

Team Dynamics ProRace 1.2 wheels, 8x17 ET35 with variety of slicks and wets 240/610-17 BTCC/WTCC sizes.


Fibreglass bonnet and F2-style wide fibreglass/kevlar front wings. Standard GTI front bumper modified to fit arches and smoothed for improved aerodynamics. Headlights removed and fiberglass front grill fitted with brake ducts. Standard doors and hatch lightened internally. Perspex windows throughout except drivers window and front screen. Sunroof and mechanism removed. Removable plywood/kevlar flat front floor and splitter solidly mounted to chassis legs. Plastic aero side skirts. Side mirrors removed for aero and replaced with blanking covers.


All excess brackets, sound proofing, trim and wiring removed. Electric windows and heater retained. OMP race seat with Luke 6-point harness. Seatsport carbon fibre foot plate and clutch foot rest. Extra seat, harness and footrest for passengers when on trackdays. OMP plumbed-in fire extinguisher and additional hand-held extinguisher. OMP deep dish suede steering wheel. Additional gauges for oil pressure, A/F ratio, volts, and Datatool motorbike programmable shift light. Odyssey Extreame Racing 30 battery. Enclosure for oil dry sump tank and fuel tank. Custom Cages 6 point roll cage.

Personal Best Times

Aintree - 2.53 / 50.75 (April 2014)
Anglesey National Double Lap - 60.42/124.05 (June 2014)
Anglesey GP Single Lap - 102.46 (2012), 112.70 v.wet (June 2014)
Curborough Single Lap - 2.59 / 35.82 (2010)
Curborough Double Lap - 64.16 (think it was 2007)
Curborough CGTI equivalent - 27.78
Scammonden Dam - 29.29 (Wet; 2005)
Loton Park - 2.61 / 25.04 / 62.93 (2007)

Only time I have drag raced it was GTI International in 2012. 0-60 5.28, 1/4 mile 13.89. Lots of wheelspin, 2-degrees negative camber not helping as left set up as used normally for sprint events.

MEMBERS MOTORS / Re: This is mine
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:10:47 am »
Nice,whats the spec on your wheels?

ANY IDEAS? / Re: New posts function
« on: July 14, 2012, 10:46:59 am »
Yep, it does, found it now, ta

ANY IDEAS? / Re: JMR Trackday.
« on: July 13, 2012, 10:08:18 pm »
Anglesey.....nice and central

ANY IDEAS? / New posts function
« on: July 13, 2012, 10:07:08 pm »
So when you pop by to check, can quickly see new posts

ENGINES / Re: geared starter motors
« on: July 13, 2012, 10:01:53 pm »
Any more info?

ENGINES / Re: 8v engines: how quaint
« on: July 13, 2012, 10:01:16 pm »
Just being provocative....:)

Of course a lot of factors come into it.

ENGINES / Re: Big 16v valves
« on: July 13, 2012, 09:56:44 pm »
84mm is fine on an atmo car, but it pushes you over the 2000cc limit on a 92.8 std crank. You wouldnt want to use 84mm on a boosted motor though, unless using block braces. 94mm cranks are available which strike an interesting compromise for a bit more torque, but if cc limited for racing, mean a big piston cannot be used, and subsequently smaller valves. Gearbox is what tips the choice. Decent box means more revs can be used, shorter stroke, more power. Less optimal box, better with a longer stroke.

Are currentlt weighing up a massively destroked 1420 turbo, using a 1.8 shortblock as base. Oh...and a 8 bar fuel system.....

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