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NB MX5 Supercharger Install

Almost a year ago, this black NB MX5 and a Centrifugal Supercharger kit ended up in our shed one hot summers sunday. The instructions looked quite straight forward, and unlike our Supercharged Mini Build, this particular kit would be a straight bolt in. It came with bigger injectors as well as an interceptor box to increase fuel delivery. Installation involved removing the airbox, and repositioning the power steering pump. The kit comes with a large aluminium bracket that holds the supercharger itself, as well as the two tensioners that route the new drive belt around the other accessories. The belt..  - Read More

Mighty Car Mods Nationals 2016 - Motorkhana

MOTORKHANA The Motorkhana at the MCM Nationals is designed for anyone and everyone to have a go, try some grass roots motorsports and have some fun. It's a race around a set course against the clock, if you get the fastest time on the day, you win. We'll be using a designated area at Sydney Dragway with a course laid out for maximum car shenanigans. You can do it in any car and don't need any special equipment. A Motorkhana is a great way to test the all round performance of your car because good power, brakes, handling and driving..  - Read More

Auto Headlight Off Diagram

The basic idea? Intercept the wire that activates the headlights. Most modern cars have relays closer to the battery that send the power directly from the battery to the lights, and the signal wire comes down from the switch. The little white rectangle with the strike through it is important, thats the coil. Its the circuit that you can activate with a small current, which magnetically pulls the switch for the large current. Once you get your head around the way that works, there are a number of ways you can use relays. Another good tip is, if you have..  - Read More

Big skids are better skids.. especially in Supergramps

Mechanical Stig and I were discussing Subaru's on Saturday morning and he mentioned the WRX club were doing a skid pan event the following day. I checked my calendar and after confirming i had no important jobs that required a practical wagon, I signed up. Like most motorsport, it started early - so i dragged myself out of bed and headed down to Sydney Motorsport Park. It's spring in the southern hemisphere so it's sunny but the air is cold, and after half an hour or so, the concrete surface is wet and ready to go. Drivers briefing involves handing..  - Read More

Dissecting Supergramps

The Gramps and Supergramps builds have been an epic journey, one that now feels a bit more finished as the car is painted, looks mad, drives well and is an awesome all rounder daily. For me this has definitely been a car that's used the best of what i've learned over the years about Subaru's. It seems to be a common theme that people, for whatever reason, find a make or model of car that suits what they do and who they are. For me, a wagon was the best compromise of a car I could live with but also..  - Read More

Changing to stay the same

Some people have said that MCM has changed over the years. Thank goodness for that! It’s been almost 8 years of doing this crazy YouTube car thing. If you’re 28 years old now, think back to what you were doing when you were 20 years old. If you’re 20, try and remember what you were doing when you were 12. If you’re 12, try and think back to when you were 4. If you’re not changing in 8 years then there’s something wrong… But here’s the funny thing with change - sometimes you bring about the change yourself, other times..  - Read More