Hey all, it’s been a long time away from the blog, but then again, it’s been a long time away from racing.
I won’t babble too much, but the short version is that I ran into some personal and financial issues that kept me from hitting the track as much as I wanted to. However, now I’m back in the south where I belong, where all the action is and I’m currently working on building Derpy up . . .
In the pictures below you’ll see that she’s almost ready to rock, her cage is in (not secured yet however), she’s completely gutted and she’s currently undergoing an engine rebuild/repair. The headgasket blew the weekend before a drift event, so we were kept from participating, but we’ll be ready for her next run. I’ll be picking up a second engine this coming weekend (2/16/2014) and will hopefully be getting both of these engines built up properly. It’s going to take time, but I’m ready for the challenge. We’ve got new toys, new tools and we’re constantly building the garage.
We are also now partners with GTChannel Network! I’m hoping this means more motivation and more inspiration to finish our build and to get her on the track running hard! Let us keep our fingers crossed!
Here’s some pics of how Derpy Sits now (blown engine and all)
The front part of the cage, looking great! You can see the dash is able to be kept and still provide the perfect amount of clearance. Not too tight, not too far from the panels. Just perfect!
Cage fits perfectly! Snug to the bulkhead, snug to the ceiling. I absolutely LOVE where this car is going. You can also see the hydraulic handbrake and quick release hub.
This pic was taken before the cage was put in, obviously, LOL! But it showcases the wheel that we’re using and gives you a better look of how the seat, handbrake and wheel go together. Very awesome!
This is her with the new door placard for 2014, you can also see she’s been lowered an inch and a half all around and the new helmet is on top. Note the wheel released from the hub
She’s also undergone an ECU upgrade. The new fuel maps and boost pressures are probably why the headgasket blew, LOL!
These sway bars were installed and have DRASTICALLY changed her characteristics. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to realize the effectiveness of these. One of the best modifications so far
This is what happened to the head gasket. It took a chunk out of itself. New headgasket set has arrived, we’ll be installing it asap
Here’s one of my new toys. No, not the iPad 4, the engine stand, LOL! I’m picking up a new engine this weekend so hopefully that will get some use here.
Here’s the new torque wrench kit. This is the first one I’ve owned. My garage is getting built properly!
So yes, lots of pictures because it’s been a VERY long time. I hope that makes up for the lack of updates. I apologize and will try my hardest, especially now that I’m with GTChannel, to make regular updates! Now . . .let’s watch some
Here’s how we will be doing MOST of the updates. I think this is easier to view and easier AND more fun to keep up with. You get to see the emotion in my eyes and hear the enthusiasm in my voice each and every update. So that’s how we’ll be getting those updates to you guys going forward. I’ll still have pictures and text occasionally, but for the most part it will be videos to the masses ^_^
Without any further delay . . .here they are
Here’s VLOG1, gives a basic introduction of how everything will be going forward and what you can expect from these!
I discuss our partnership with GTChannel here and talk about what’s going on with Derpy.
That’s it for now! I hope you enjoy! I can’t wait to bring you more content and I hope you tell your friends to check us out. Remember to Like, Comment and Subscribe to my Youtube channel and get your buddies to check out the blog and videos as well! Thank you all SO SO much for tuning in!