Okay there seems to be a division of patronage developing, them’s with Honda power and the purists with K-Series supremacy (suitably and extensively modified to avoid the manufacturing errors).
Turbos? I haven’t got the time to wait for the boost to build in these over complicated technology driven pussy wagons, impressing the girlies with spinning rubber as the traction is not available, I like grunt reliable power that goes on to the moon..
..and before you get all protective I am on the insurance of a 300+ BHP Scooby and the Murtaya was a strong option for this build and a serious option for the next.
I think I’m getting the picture.
Completing a ‘started kit’ is a duty I feel I have, the lines of the 5exi just need to be displayed on the road. I may well strip off and refit, to be sure some of the mechanical parts but to be serious the build is not complicated, compact but not complicated.
It also whacked a shed-load of the new kit price it was just a matter of waiting for the right opportunity.
The devil is in the finishing detail, its ok for these Racers that don’t need to make the car liveable and jump through complex hoops like SVA and registration to be able to enjoy the driving experence.
I like my cars to be finished and presented to the highest standard I can achieve.
I have researched this build for 18 month ever since I saw the WKC built Yellow 5exi at TrackDevelopments in Chippenham.
It was a moment a bit like Toad of Toad Hall in Wind of the Willows, for those of you that know the story. I just hope I don’t get into the same trouble as Toad with my car….
I said at the time to Dave Gallop and my son ‘I got to build one of theses….’ as I sat in it making brumming noises.
Look me in the keyboard and tell me you have NOT been there...