Built not bought: Stopping after starting

Words and pictures: Ollie Kirk

A very nice guy called Grant of GBE came and delivered these to me …..

It’s his big brake kit, 310mm discs with Wilwood calipers which are very light (and the discs) braided lines front and rear and Performance friction pads 01.

I cant wait to fit these! I must say that Grant has been excellent to deal with, very helpful and happy to answer any questions, I highly recommend him.

Recently I have also had all the dents removed from the car at Cromhall refinishing in Thornbury, and again an excellent job, and the owner richard is always very helpful and has time for you.

Aside from the brakes, the Piper 270 cams have been fitted as well as all the cambelts and tensioners+rollers, water pump. This was all done at MJN motors in Brislington, Bristol, excellent service and price.

The BP270 cam is a straight forward installation with none to light modification and parts needed depending on vehicle. Generally referred to as the stage 2 of cam tuning this profile performs well when used in conjunction with other stage 2 tuning products such as free flow exhaust systems and remaps, giving a good torque and power increase in road cars.

I have also bought some Janspeed manifolds and Y piece, I have also heat proofed the manifolds.

And the Janspeed duplex exhausts definitely look the part…

Next up is a remap most probs with Reidy remaps in somerset, and the Janspeed intermediate pipe, again I will heat proof the full system back as far as the backboxes!

I have also been in contact with Grant of GBE with regards a Gripper diff.

Bring on the trackdays!


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