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Give your customers a treat

We're going to be targeting any garage businesses out there that would like to give their customers the best in wheel alignment, without having to shell out thousands on state of the art equipment. 

Why not send your customer's car to us to do the job for you. It's also a great service if you're a car sales garage, as it will give added confidence that the car they're buying has been four wheel aligned, so no previous unknown bumps, and no tyres to have to buy before time! 

We can offer great deals, with discounts, and we can collect and deliver the car to your business.  We will provide before and after printouts, and will keep you informed at every step, so no sharp surprises when you receive the invoice. 

Give us a call if it's something you may be interested in. We have a good reputation, and giving first class customer service is our priority.  Most of our customers have had someone recommend us to them. 

On another note, we have a new resident at the premises.  We watched her build the biggest nest in the smallest tree around, and now she's sitting waiting for the eggs to hatch.  She must get that nice relaxed atmosphere from somewhere!!

           

                Our Tomcat getting a little bit of sun

 

Blog re-started

I will be trying to keep up with the blog from now on, so hopefully will get some of you following and able to keep up to date with how Bram Racing is doing.

The really exciting news for this week is that our new advert for Ridings FM has started today (Monday) - keep your ears open for it.  We think it's great. As soon as I can work out how, I'll put it on here for you.

Last week was a busy, stressful week. Monday mornings always give the impression the week is going to be a steady one, but by Saturday (or in this case Sunday) we're wondering where our week and indeed weekend went!

  We have decided to get a courtesy car in the fleet, for our customer's convenience.  That way, they don't have to stick around while their car gets an alignment, although many are happy to watch it being done.  Yyou see, most of our customers REALLY love their cars, and they know what we're doing for them is the equivelant to us going on a spa day (ladies anyway) - the car will feel and drive so much better after a Hunter  four wheel alignment, so it's not like dropping it off for an oil change, we look after your car and make it feel like new again, and hopefully save you lots of money by making your tyres last longer.  Anyway, back to the courtesy car.  We have our trusty Polo, never let us down, and we're a bit reluctant to say goodbye, so we're giving it a service, changing the clutch, giving it some new tyres, four wheel aligning it (no excuses really), then giving it a full wrap in our Bram Racing colours.  Hopefully it'll be all ready and looking like new in the next couple of weeks.  A race car it's not, but it will do the job splendidly, and so you should be seeing it in the area soon.

  Our courtesy car being overhauled

Over the course of a week we usually see a particular car make/model more than others, and last week seemed to be the Ford Focus week for some reason.  Wonder what this week will bring?

Over the weekend we've had final accounts to do, which has ensured we haven't really had a weekend, but that's all done now, so we can concentrate on the important stuff again (getting the Tomcat ready for it's first comp safari event in August and getting wheel alignments booked in)

Will check in again next week, unless something really exciting happens before then!

New Unit

May 2012

We have now moved to a brand new, shiny, clean unit with workshop.  It has a bigger workshop area, with no leaks, draughts or creaky doors.  We are building a corridor, converting the space into a trade counter to enable customers to collect if they wish.  There's also a shiny new office, so Michelle is more than happy.

All work on the cars had to grind to a hault for about 3 weeks beforehand whilst we packed everything. We moved the cars,  springs were removed and it was dropped onto its bump stops (this was done before the engine went in to check that it didnt foule with anything).  The engine was tacked into place and it was "mobile".  This helped when we were putting it in the lorry. We're all "moved in" now and work can re-commence on the Tomcat.

Bram Racing New Unit

Building a new Tomcat

April 2012

Here we start our new FIA-spec 100" Tomcat build.

Featuring a 3.5 V8 and uprated components designed for the toughest races, rather than a nod towards road usage.

Many of the lessons learnt from the building of a road-ready Tomcat have lead to a speedy initial build of this machine.

The main difference between the builds is that this will be completly dry built, run around the yard, then stripped for powder coating and full refurbishment / replacement of every component.

Removing the 3.5 Rover V8 out of the old car, came out with no proplem just needs jetwashing now!

fia tomcat land rover v8

The chassis is a new Discovery 1 chassis, seen here temporary mounted to its axles.

The engine / gearbox / transfer box combo went in first time with only a little adjustment, and is mounted on custom engine mounts which use SuperPro bushes for strength and resilliance (these are the only bushes we would use or recommend - see our SuperPro page to find out why)

fia tomcat land rover v8

The axles will be all Ashcroft hardened shafts, pegged diffs and held in place with Superpro bushes.

Damping will be with Fox 2.5" remote resevoir shafts all round.

The gearbox is currently a LT77 mounted to a modified ratio transfer box, lightened , locked and low ratio removed for weight reduction.

Next step, whilst the axles are resting on the chassis, is to work out the exhaust system and the cooling system to the rear mounted Discovery 2 radiator, so that they do not catch when the axles start flying about.