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Season opened

As the headline says the season has been opened, if you’re reading this you’ve probably already checked our facebook updates and know how it went. The problems started in the morning at the car inspection when the emergency stop didn’t work or in othe words the cable was stuck. We immediately started fixing this and by…

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Turbo swapping exercises

Hello fellow readers, fans and followers! We can now announce that we’ve found the right turbo to do its job properly, it only took us a few years and about 6 different turbos. The newest guy is a Holset HX52, the exhaust side is sized #16, the inducer 65 mm and the exducer 70 mm.…

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Camber, caster, toe what?

Yup, the w203 got it’s first wheel setup and this was indeed done with some proper equipment. Jesse at the biggest local car service center Kokkolan Autohuolto made this thing happen. Jesse is a good friend of the team and always seems to have quite a lot of knowledge, without giving him too much compliments…

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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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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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Inside painted.

Today was a great day at the garage, when 10 people work on the same car, a lot gets done. We also had visit from Sweden, here Niko is sealing the firewall. If you’re wondering about the aluminium parts, SSp stands for Sundfors Special parts. Sebastian Sundfors, SSP,has made a lot of parts to this car.…

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Engine demount & cleaning up for painting

Because of work, Teemu could not be with us this session so he just brought us some pastries (very much appreciated, atleast judging by Emils flabbergasted face on the picture (:) Emil made the cardboard models for both the driver and passenger side floor plates. Here’s also a few pictures of the finished steering and…

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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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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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So we heard you like wide cars?! Quick post!

So, Teemu tried on the tires and one could say that the result is quite satisfying 😀 It’s looks stunning! We’ll have to get some serious widebody kit for this beast! Wide much? The rear end is also looking pretty good! (:  

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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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