rolled up to RaceShack early on thursday, Conor had organised a Petrolheads monthly meet for later that evening and asked me if i'd like to put the panel van on the rollers to get a baseline so we can see how much extra power we can wring out of it after turbo fitment...

when i turned up Kevo was there stripping down his dragster in preparation fo rthe new gearbox and back axle (the previous box exploded (literally) on the line at big bang...)
kevo wondered out as i arrived and remarked that it sounded a bit rough... i explained that the old vacuum distributor wasn't advancing but i'd got a cheap 009 dizzy to put in but no pertronix or points etc etc yadda yadda yadda..
so kevo wanders off and returns with a 009, leads, pertronix etc...

next thing i know conor wonders out and two of them start poking around inb the engine bay... within minutes Louie (who is doing work experience there) was getting orders to search out parts from cupboards andboxes and kevo and conor are hell for leather ripping things out, crimping, wiring, spannering and generally re-enacting an episode of pimp my ride

first off, fit a huge MSD distributor...

then the MSD, blaster coil and other gubbins...

then chuck away all of the airsystem & boxes and stick a cone filter on top of the carb. save some weight too... it helps if you have a professional mechanic rip this out and dropkick it derisorily (sp?) across the carpark for you...
then modify the cables & linkages so the throttle actually opens all the way...

when someone asks you 'do you reckon it'll wheelspin now ?' drop the clutch at 5k rpm and left foot brake it leaving smoky black trails across the carpark - then collapse in a fit of unseemingly giggles...

to top the evening off pop it onto the rollers after hooning around like a fool and run an 18.12 quarter mile and make just over 70BHP at the back wheels...

and don't forget, before you leave steal the seat out of your hosts racecar and leave 60ft tyremarks across his carpark see new video in movies section for example...