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Old 07-25-2015, 04:58 AM
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Re: :::Tassievteclude::: Tassie's 1994 JDM BB1

So I took a break from working on the Honda today. A little back story, I've been trying to get my wife into motorsport for years now, she's not completely against it but we haven't been able to find anything she truly enjoyed. She hates driving the 'lude and is not comfortable on a track due to the other drivers. One of our friends runs a local car club which puts on Khanacross and Motorkhana events. A few months ago we went and watched a Khanacross and she was pretty excited to get involved, so we bought a $400 beater Mazda 121 just for this purpose. All it needed was a new set of driveshafts and to rip out the mouldy rotten interior (also, because racecar) and she's all set.

Today was her very first Khanacross event and I'm pretty proud of her efforts. She took out the trophy for 2nd in the female class.

Introducing "Duke"





The other 121 sitting next to it in the last photo was run by another first timer, bought an unregistered paddock basher for a couple of hundred bucks and he took out the under 1.6L class for the day. He actually helped us out a lot, during her 4th run she must've rolled a tire off the bead a little where it's then filled up with mud, whatever the case it wouldn't hold pressure any more. Since he had the exact same wheels and he trailered his 121 out (we drove ours) we swapped our busted wheel for his good one after his last run and before ours.

I think she's hooked.

Also, thanks for the info Lindso. I've been cleaning up all the parts a bit and I think the UCA's are fine. I'm not too sure about the lowers, the rubbers are looking a little rough. I think I might wait to see what condition the fronts are in. Good news is I can get the Moog lower ball joints locally for not much more than getting them shipped from the US, so a last minute decision isn't going to cost me weeks waiting for parts to ship in this case.
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