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If you just joined us…

If you’re a beginner and you just found rallynotes.com, keep reading, your quest starts here. Building a rally car is something that is very rewarding, time consuming and expensive. My formula is: Take the cost of ANY car and add … Continue reading

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The hard work of putting it all back together.

The first thing on the agenda was to paint the cage. This is like building a paint booth – – inside your car. After mistakenly buying (and spraying) silver metallic, I went back to the store to pick up a … Continue reading

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Making the most out of the least: Your tiny garage.

My first garage was, well it wasn’t really a garage. The place where I spent many a weekend wrenching on my first rally car was a small shed at the end of the driveway at my friend Sean’s house. Always … Continue reading

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The Teardown – Phase I.5

About a month ago I got the gas tank and the fresh fuel pump installed. I was once again disappointed when I went for a quick drive. It went like this: “So I zip down the street one more time … Continue reading

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The Teardown – Phase I

Good news, bad news. Somehow we must have installed the axle wrong. When we popped it out, or jammed it in (in 6 seconds). I think that maybe one of the bearings popped out of the hub side. The axle … Continue reading

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The screwvenir of the year.

First off – a new word for your vocabulary. screwvenir (skrew-von-eer) ; 1. A collectible item or souvenir that, by obtaining it, screwed you over in some way or another. 2. A trophy for “dead last but finished.” 3. Any … Continue reading

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