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  • Ted (Tristan's) Everlasting Ka Project - now freshly repainted!


    Ok , it started in '07 or '08 , while gonads deep into building myself a house , I got so fecked up of the stress of tradesmen breaking my heart , that I went off and bought a "cheap" rally car to blow off steam. I used to Kart , then AutoCross(similar to AutoGrass) and Night Navigation trials (Road Rallying in the UK), and ours is a rallying house, so I had it in my blood.
    After looking at various options , and due to the fact it had to be a sub 1650cc car (you need to finish 4 rallies in a sub 1650cc before you can rally anything bigger in Ireland), I bought an ex Ka Challenge, Ka . The main reasons of picking it over say a Civic, or mk2 Escort were price, ease of repair, and the package that they came with for the money .

    So , brief spec, as received, it had a respectable bolt in cage, very good Sparco "wraparound" seats, ProFlex remote reservoir coilovers, several sets of wheels, Ford Motorsport ratios in the gearbox and a Torsen LSD, and a gutsy feeling engine running on Motec ECU . Said stove is the Endura 1300 , all cast iron , single cam , 8v , pushrod (ask your Father!) , with limited mods allowed by Ford for the class they ran in.

    4 branch, control cam, mild headwork, bigger throttle body and injectors and the Motec M4. I eventually got it dyno'd at an earth quaking 95bhp/100lb ft torque . heady stuff indeed...... .


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    Oh, and PS, Screw you, photobucket....
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    I love how in an era that some manufacturers were running twin overhead cam, 16v alloy head, multipoint electronic fuel injection on their regular shopping cars that Ford were still running what is basically the Kent OHV engine from the 50s!

    your path to Ka ownership is very similar to Chewypops route, via every other class of motorsport!

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    • #3
      You gotta start small, when you're not rich!

      It has always been said that the best way of making a SMALL fortune...







      Is to have a BIG fortune and take up motorsport!
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      E39 M5, Mk2 GTI, Mk1 GTI, E30, Caddy vanyadda yadda

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      • #4
        Deadly. What does it weigh? It's not what you have, but what you do with it that counts

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        • #5
          very underrated chassis - years ago we shoehorned a tuned XR2i CVH on twin 45's into a mates KA, it was such a good car on the twisties
          looking back now, I think that maybe, every now and again, I should have braked a little earlier

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fortytwo View Post
            Deadly. What does it weigh? It's not what you have, but what you do with it that counts

            A stupid amount compared to a 106 or Corsa!
            I think around the ton! They have heavy gauge steel in them, a mate who trained in the UK at paintless dent removal told me that they use KAs a lot for PDR. "If you can push a dent out of one of them, you'll be able to push it out of anything"

            Doesn't stop the fcukers rotting like the bejesus.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tristan View Post


              A stupid amount compared to a 106 or Corsa!
              I think around the ton! They have heavy gauge steel in them, a mate who trained in the UK at paintless dent removal told me that they use KAs a lot for PDR. "If you can push a dent out of one of them, you'll be able to push it out of anything"

              Doesn't stop the fcukers rotting like the bejesus.
              yeah, they're actually banned at some circuits in the uk for micro-banger racing, as they will just obliterate micras and the likes and nit even bend
              looking back now, I think that maybe, every now and again, I should have braked a little earlier

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mark2 View Post

                yeah, they're actually banned at some circuits in the uk for micro-banger racing, as they will just obliterate micras and the likes and nit even bend
                amazing haha

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                • #9
                  Class! That must be great fun, have you been rallying in it?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ketron View Post
                    Class! That must be great fun, have you been rallying in it?
                    Oh I did, tarmac, forestry and some autocross.
                    We'll get to that in a bit!
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                      • #12
                        Actually, should this thread be in "The Shed" section?
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                        • #13
                          Go on Ted! More barps needed!

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                          • #14
                            Deadly!

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                            • #15
                              More updates on this please!

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