TWR GTR 2010

 

The following is a series of photographs and brief notes on everything I’ve done to my GTR and any events I may have participated in during 2010…

 

Suspension overhaul, all suspension bushes stripped, cleaned, lubed and re-assembled, new steering rack gaiters and track rod ends fitted – reset tracking.  Re-install front and rear ant-roll bars with new fabricated front links…

 

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Suspension overhaul, install Ultima strengthening brackets to O/S/R lower arms – note, N/S/R have previously been modified…

 

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As I plan to use the car for speed events (Hill Climbs & Sprints) and track days.  In order to comply with the basic requirements, I need towing eyes.  I considered the factory option rather expensive and over engineered, so I decided to source my own, I found just what I was looking for at www.gprdirect.com the web site for GPR Motorsport Equipment.  They can supply universal flat towing eyes in 6mm aluminium (finished in yellow) for just £16.85 plus carriage and Vat each (part no. OMPEB/572)!  Two ordered – I then had to figure out how to fit them?  I designed and fabricated a rear mounting bracket to utilise the gearbox brace mounting bolt on the rear.  And using an additional mounting also supplied by GPR, with M10 bolts, I mounted the front via the chassis…

 

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Strip, clean all brake callipers/discs/pads, source replacement pads (motorcycle) for old MB400M handbrake callipers, modify and fit.  Change brake fluid using Racing Blue…

 

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Original exhaust system re-installed, fully serviced (engine oil & filter – service K&N air filter – new plugs) and run up to temperature, check for leaks, check/set ignition timing…

 

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Finally, after 2 years the TWR GTR is back on the ground – I’d forgotten how low it is…

 

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8th July 2010 – At last… MOT’d, insured, taxed and back on the road – time to have some fun!

 

1st August 2010 – Goodwood Breakfast Club – Performance Legends…

 

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Photo’s courtesy of Alyson Levett

 

Side Scoops, standard GRP gel coat finish and carbon wrapped…

 

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An example of what they might look like on the car (though not yet properly fitted) – personally, I think these will aid cooling the engine bay…

 

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12th December 2010 – Piston Heads Sunday Service – Mercedes Benz World…

 

2010-12-12 Pistonheads MBW-7  2010-12-12 Pistonheads MBW-8

 

2010-12-12 Pistonheads MBW-5

Photo’s courtesy of fellow piston headers on www.pistonheads.com (it got that dirty just driving up to Surrey)!

 

That’s all for 2010, look out for 2011 and beyond.

 

 

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