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Plans for diesel-drifter 2014

Hi guys, long time since we made a real blog-post. We promised yesterday that we would reveal some of our plans for next season so here you go. Those of you who have followed us on Facebook know that the season ended for us in Riga with yet another engine failure. The failure were the…

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Rebuilding the 203 setup

At gatebil we broke the engine and the turbo, we’re now changing the setup a little, we’re getting a new, a bit bigger turbo and we’re getting rid of the supercharger.   Why? because it produces too much heat. Two of the six pistons had melted and a few of the exhaust valves were all…

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The to do list is getting shorter.

We were a bunch of people at the garage yesterday and by the end of the evening we got to replace theese to-do-lists to one short one. To do list We have fitted some new safety equipment and a new shut of system that actually works for this season. Markings for the main electrical switch and the…

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Paint-job and a lot more done.

A while since the last update as our regular writer went on a vacation for a couple of weeks so i had to go to the garage to keep you updated. A lot have got done in a short amount of time but we are still far behind as the seasons first race is closing…

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Engine fitted, dashboard done!

Engine is mounted fitted and piping has started. Enjoy some pictures! We replaced the oil pump and changed the gear for it to get rid of the cavitation. The wheel did not fit properly in the oil pan so we remade it a little, check out the pics (; Oil coolers are fitted and tubing…

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Dashboard, Handbrake & Wiring

Productive day at the garage again! Magnus and Anton did the wiring for the head- and taillights while Emil and teemu worked on the dashboard. We got a few more parts delivered today, again by SSp. The dashboard looks stunning with fans and all installed. The wood wrapping continues, what do you think about the dashboard?…

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Late night artists at work – resulting in brilliance.

You’re on your way home after a long day of hard work, the clock is creeping towards midnight and you’re all exhausted, what else to do but swing by the garage? And who do you find there? Well, as the title suggests, two artists at work. Teemu and Emil had entirely planned the steering and…

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First bahco tools arrived! Rollcage done!

As you can see from our partners site one of our new sponsors is Bahco. We got the first shipment yesterday of these wonderful high quality tools, PERFECT! The rollcage is finished except for some small pipes. Also the dashboard is starting to take shape, next up is painting the interior and the engine bay.…

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Rollcage n’ Stuff – W203 stiffening up

Next up is a rollcage, the rollcage is an essential part of a drifting car as you’re not allowed to enter any higher level drifting event without it. This mechanical structure that offers great safety is nothing but familiar to Teemu as the w123 was pretty much held together by merely the rollcage. The guys…

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Engine pre-fitting went well

I doubt too many out there have tried putting an om606 equipped with a Holset HX52, a eaton MP90 and last but not least a e55 AMG automatic gearbox in a w203. As we started the fitting I was quite sure we would not be able to close the hood afterwards but I was wrong. The…

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Cardiac transplant 1/2. Donor car, fitting & Piping

We had a great garage day on saturday and got a lot done. As you may have heard we will “Loan” the engine and gearbox from the w123 to the new w203 to save time. The w123 won’t be needed in the spring months so we will have more time to fix a new engine…

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why the w203? and More images from the garage

Finally the building has started, for those who are still confused, this is it, the car will be a w203 wagon! We’ve been a bit torn up on this whole “choosing-a-new-car-for-blacksmokeracing-thing”. The entire idea of replacing the old legend is quite absurd, one does not simply replace the supercharged, turbocharged, nitrous injected Black Smoke Racing…

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