Part 6 - Building an £850 hatchback into a competitive race car.

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Bad Obsession Motorsport

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In part 6 of Bargain Racement, we look back at what happened in our first race and plan some improvements to try and go a little faster. We go to Wales for some testing before heading back to the shed for some last minute fettling.

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Ettore Villani
Ettore Villani 16 päivää sitten
19:10 Stupid wind :(
Jason Zecchin
Jason Zecchin Uukausi sitten
That sped up footgae of the car getting jacked up is VERY underrated
daniel wamathai
daniel wamathai Uukausi sitten
Anyone else got that 12:40 'far from optimal'/ f****ng $**7 swearing, hahahah
Rowan Wilson
Rowan Wilson Uukausi sitten
Wonder if the "no welding" clause applies to rust repair. When these cars start to get older or if you buy a bit of a tatty one that has had an MOT patch stuck on it, it seems a bit unfortunate that that effectively excludes the car altogether, unless I am reading it wrong.
eggypickle Uukausi sitten
The far from optimal overdub got me 😂
Trevor Kupetz
Trevor Kupetz 2 kuukautta sitten
All the brackets were not for naught, they give us all great satisfaction just seeing them made. Who cares if they actually work😂
J N 2 kuukautta sitten
These guys are insanely talented machinist
Gus Priyol
Gus Priyol 2 kuukautta sitten
12:40 "far from optimal"... sure... that's what the lips are saying. Pretty sneaky Mr. Blackhurst :)
MrAlexLamus 2 kuukautta sitten
Can you please share more information on the string alignment kit you're using? If it's a DIY setup, it would be awesome to have a cheeky mini episode about building that. Asking for a friend ;) Awesome motivating content, thank you! :)
backgroundbabble 2 kuukautta sitten
13:02 drinking tea whilst doing the voiceovers
Douglas Berg
Douglas Berg 2 kuukautta sitten
What about the chain modification, did it work?
BIG LUCIEN 2 kuukautta sitten
What will cut your lap time a few seconds is if you learn how to drift your rear end around turns...
Jason Elliott
Jason Elliott 2 kuukautta sitten
Squeeze the ink out of the rule book
George Beard
George Beard 2 kuukautta sitten
12:39 "which is far from optimal". Correct Translation: Fucking Shite
Mark Aldrich
Mark Aldrich 2 kuukautta sitten
Found this series purely by accident! I've now just sat & watched every episode! More! I need more content! I love the sense of humour, the how to guides & seeing the racing. Fingers crossed I can get to a circuit in 2021 to watch you guys! LOVE IT!
Al B
Al B 2 kuukautta sitten
How to make Bargain Racement quicker... paint Binky blue and slap a Citroen badge on it. Boom, job done. Time for a cuppa.
Matthew Gribben
Matthew Gribben 2 kuukautta sitten
The update rate on that link display is abysmal
Bad Obsession Motorsport
Bad Obsession Motorsport 2 kuukautta sitten
OBD2 will do that. It's instant over CAN but we don't have that option within the rules.
Sam Clarke
Sam Clarke 2 kuukautta sitten
The exploitation of grey areas in the rules might be my favourite part of racing. Engine wise could you get away with a balanced rotating assembly, polish the engine and exhaust and ceramic coat the cylinder walls. Also maybe a larger fuel pump, race fuel with a piggyback ecu and flex fuel censor? Chassis wise if you remove more weight you could have a flat underbody which would have an areodynamic advantage and lower the centre of gravity. You could seamweld the door seam, door frames, stut tops and perhaps lower the engine.
All Aussie Traveller
All Aussie Traveller 2 kuukautta sitten
Some big laughs in this one 🤣 Loving this series, awesome work lads!
kicsip 2 kuukautta sitten
I absolutely love the fact you didn't just go like "meh, if we can't weld onto the chassis, it's not even worth it to try with brackets and screws" and did it. It was really good seeing you testing it somehow too, scientifically with the jack, and not just say "yeah, we bolted them together, it's better, bye". Really my kind of entertainment these parts are!
Morten Bakke
Morten Bakke 2 kuukautta sitten
holy tits, that wind allmost took that door off, and Nik with it!
Craig Marden
Craig Marden 2 kuukautta sitten
Four stiffer 😂
vapewaves and subarus
vapewaves and subarus 2 kuukautta sitten
Great video but the volume is muffling too much when you talk, keep an eye on that
Kurt Sumthinorother
Kurt Sumthinorother 2 kuukautta sitten
Sweet haysuice I think you've got it!!!
Dawakins Robert
Dawakins Robert 2 kuukautta sitten
I ordered my first credit card today from @darkbolt1 I’m 21 yrs old, as you mentioned as long as you can buy what you can afford, there is no reason not to use one okay💯💯
salvage chaser
salvage chaser 2 kuukautta sitten
The scratched helmet and all the one liners lol
salvage chaser
salvage chaser 2 kuukautta sitten
Loving these videos. What's happening with binky?
Stig Andersen
Stig Andersen 2 kuukautta sitten
Less tirepressure in the rear and take a wider line to keep up speed in the corners. Is it possible to fine tune gear shift to target max engine torc?
Paul Cannon
Paul Cannon 2 kuukautta sitten
1st to come 2nd! How about setting the corner weights with thoughs coilovers?
Chris M
Chris M 2 kuukautta sitten
just saw a post by croft from 3 hours ago after wondering why all event information had been removed from their website. no spectators allowed. I'm mega bummed out. these series always have great racing and I was hoping to shout some terrible innuendo loosely disguised as a well wishing comment over railings to you while brandishing my BOM keyring. Best of luck nonetheless.
Gary Seymour
Gary Seymour 2 kuukautta sitten
You missed a very important part from Race Day - Scrutineering, even if you couldn't show t on track maybe you could do it in the garage showing what they look for?
Bad Obsession Motorsport
Bad Obsession Motorsport 2 kuukautta sitten
There's no scrutineering at the moment. It's all done on a form. Random checks during the day.
Sebastian Smith
Sebastian Smith 2 kuukautta sitten
Guys in the words of one Mr Rascal, I'm loving it, loving it, loving it. However, and say this with complete admiration. Could you do an instructional episode, of an 'OCD' complete car service. As in the best servicing you could do to your car. What are the best spark plugs, why should you gap them, oil filter selection and also if you want better brake discs and pads, how not to get stuck with run of the mill, rad flush (should you use rad flush), should you use engine flush. Basically be yourselves. Seb
- Russ14n -
- Russ14n - 2 kuukautta sitten
Niceee videeeooo
Dylan Angel
Dylan Angel 2 kuukautta sitten
"sim racing is too expensive" what much be getting close to 15 thousand pounds worth of parts and labour later later so about that 50 pound used logitech set with shoes over the whee ls to stop you rolling away....?
JakobusVdL 2 kuukautta sitten
Three questions; Are all of the City Car Cup competitors now subscribers? How far above the minimum weight limit are you? Will you be doing anything to shed weight? (from the car ;-))
Matej Mrkonjić
Matej Mrkonjić 2 kuukautta sitten
So,Binky still a thing or what?
elberto33 2 kuukautta sitten
@2:03: what is the tool did you use for geometry? it's a DIY kit or commercial tool?
elberto33 2 kuukautta sitten
@Bad Obsession Motorsport it it possible to have drawing if exist?
Bad Obsession Motorsport
Bad Obsession Motorsport 2 kuukautta sitten
We made it all apart from our digital level.
john kindon
john kindon 2 kuukautta sitten
whats happened to project BINKY have you painted her yet we are dying here please give us an update on when you might get around to building her for the final time even thou these videos are also very good and super interesting you have even got me salivating at doing this myself as 6 grand would just about do me as a fully qualified mechanic and auto electrician for 30 plus years this looks an easy rebuild to me and Citroen C3 are cheap as chips round here in Warwickshire I can get one in good condition with low mileage for 500 quid easy so might save a bit more on the an ex motocross rider from many years ago I've now got the racing bug again so the misses is not going to be pleased with me well 36 years married I don't think she will leave me now I hope not here
Ryan Shek
Ryan Shek 3 kuukautta sitten
a strap around the shock absorber would be better?
Peter Amann
Peter Amann 3 kuukautta sitten
Brilliant, you guys never cease to amaze, and it's out of the box thinking that moves racing ahead, well done rebels well done.
investinhudson 3 kuukautta sitten
Love the reference to Hal!
Rob Done
Rob Done 3 kuukautta sitten
OMG........ where is Binky........... it's been months...
eikliux 3 kuukautta sitten
Nearly 4 stiffer. Jesus that cracked me up
Stevo 3 kuukautta sitten
Rules are for the obeyance of fools, and the guidance of wise racers!
Kirk Nelson
Kirk Nelson 3 kuukautta sitten
good luck at the next race :)
Colin Brown
Colin Brown 3 kuukautta sitten
Simplify and add lightness? - Nahh
Brett Salter
Brett Salter 3 kuukautta sitten
I think (only 'think' mind you) that I am enjoying this more than Binkies build...
DenwayClassicCustoms 3 kuukautta sitten
Fkn brilliant. loving the videos, guys.
Jonathan Stodden
Jonathan Stodden 3 kuukautta sitten
Can you run some type of auto shifter? I could probably build and program something to control the shift cables with pneumatics or stepper motors and then you could use paddle shifters to keep your hands on the wheel at all times
Joel L
Joel L 3 kuukautta sitten
Martyn White
Martyn White 3 kuukautta sitten
Did you ebay all the trim you took off to offset the cost?
Gordon Galbraith
Gordon Galbraith 3 kuukautta sitten
B R I L L I A N T. A S A L W A Y S.
Ricky Dub
Ricky Dub 3 kuukautta sitten
Amazing engineering ingenuity 😎👌
PipelineProjects 3 kuukautta sitten
The navigator reference was genius!
Chris 3 kuukautta sitten
12:39 haha Utter shit I mean "far from optimal
Per Olsen
Per Olsen 3 kuukautta sitten
Hi guys been watching your bargain racer is it not allowed to port the cylinder head
\m/ MayheM \m/
\m/ MayheM \m/ 3 kuukautta sitten
I was wondering how much on the performance gains were due to your mods and how much was the changing track conditions and more experience later in your test session.
ae101craig 3 kuukautta sitten
If HAL mode is included in a LINK dash I'll buy one today
Alex 3 kuukautta sitten
Another cracking video, lads. I think we all miss Binky, though.
james dalton
james dalton 3 kuukautta sitten
Dyno Sesh and massage the Plug Gaps
Porci82 3 kuukautta sitten
Great job as Always!! I never had imagine that a C1 could be so interesting to watch 😍👍🏻 Cheers from Switzerland
Incognito Bandito
Incognito Bandito 3 kuukautta sitten
You guys alowed to run a little less engine oil?? less windage = more power, saw it on engine masters and it works
TTv 3 kuukautta sitten
Great videos but is there really any tea in those mugs u keep waving around while talking 2 camera?? 😳
Itsjustbriz 3 kuukautta sitten
This is all fine and entertaining but what about Binky and the transporter?
Steamy1225 3 kuukautta sitten
Great video mates. Cheers from Michigan USA. Looking fwd to the next race.
Cat xls
Cat xls 3 kuukautta sitten
My God man, these guy's are engineering genius'. Sweet series guy's! Love all you do!!
Aidan featherstone
Aidan featherstone 3 kuukautta sitten
Great stuff lads I love the c1 car Toyota Argo thingy
Ian Howden
Ian Howden 3 kuukautta sitten
Love that you showcased Anglesey circuit 24 hours before that popular uk tv car show 👍
Talisman1957 3 kuukautta sitten
you can change under-steer and over-steer by putting different tire pressures front to back - for instance if all pressures were equal and you were experiencing understeer - just take a little out of the fronts and put it in the rear - the front will gain a little traction, the rears will loose some and then you'll either be neutral again in corners or over-do it and end up with over-steer. :D And, tire chemistry can make a huge difference - can you change tire brands? Bridgestone RE-71's would stick you to the road like rails.
Adam Binnie
Adam Binnie 3 kuukautta sitten
Absolutely brilliant stuff
biggeordiej 3 kuukautta sitten
This is all very good but where on Earth is binky ? It’s been months and I’m suffering withdrawal symptoms. I may have to start from the beginning again.
Mr1234567asdfgh 3 kuukautta sitten
What alignment tools are you guys using in this episode?
Mr1234567asdfgh 3 kuukautta sitten
@Bad Obsession Motorsport Well then, I suppose it's time for me to get the funk out
Bad Obsession Motorsport
Bad Obsession Motorsport 3 kuukautta sitten
We made them.
Yanick Bourret
Yanick Bourret 3 kuukautta sitten
Interesting recipe at 25:58 !!
Spectacular Spaghetti
Spectacular Spaghetti 3 kuukautta sitten
This series: 50% stuff about racing 50% B R A C K E T S
David Mackieson
David Mackieson 3 kuukautta sitten
Can't say I'm not liking this build but I'd rather see binky going back together with its fresh new paint an see that get some action on the dirt or wherever its gunna be raced or is it just eye candy
stupidchicken03 3 kuukautta sitten
Still thoroughly enjoying this series, but 6 eps and still no Binky :(
Andy Glastonbury
Andy Glastonbury 3 kuukautta sitten
Not wishing to appear rude but one way to improve performance (legally) is to reduce weight. So perhaps a nice lithium battery, and less pies for Richard 😂
Greg J
Greg J 3 kuukautta sitten
mmmm think all the bits yous added post testing will eat into those hard found 2 seconds..
Michael Ördög
Michael Ördög 3 kuukautta sitten
I thoroughly enjoy these episodes!
sinbaadi 3 kuukautta sitten
3.2 basically says exactly the same thing but that maybe they'll let you if you ask!!
Matthew Coleman
Matthew Coleman 3 kuukautta sitten
You ever thought about increasing your seat time by driving in a sim racing set-up?...........
Colin Chaffers
Colin Chaffers 3 kuukautta sitten
Good job guys
D Burgess
D Burgess 3 kuukautta sitten
Awsome stuff boys
Dylan Nicholson
Dylan Nicholson 3 kuukautta sitten
12:40 great dubbing 😂
Tomas J.
Tomas J. 3 kuukautta sitten
Trucker Jay In the UK
Trucker Jay In the UK 3 kuukautta sitten
Cheers guys
Go Clunker
Go Clunker 3 kuukautta sitten
I’d love to see the engine bored and stroked
T. W.
T. W. 3 kuukautta sitten
Flow test the injectors and new fuel filter. :)
Adrenalfix 3 kuukautta sitten
" unfortunately we aren't allowed to do any of that Which is Just Shit!" bwahaahhahahaha
Anom Amos
Anom Amos 3 kuukautta sitten
One thing you can do to stiffen a chassis (depending on the wording of the regulations ) is to spray some closed cell fire retardant construction foam into every suitable cavity. You can even make some suitable cavities by riveting some aluminium sheet to the floor and ceiling with a gap of about half an inch between and spraying the foam in between. It has the added benefit of heat shielding and sound deadening for very little weight gain. Doing this can make a floppy sock as stiff as a board.
regan somers
regan somers 3 kuukautta sitten
Have you thought about a fuel cooler
rotor13 3 kuukautta sitten
I started on a project car of my own. Nothing to the extent of Binky, however, it does have some brackets that are showing what a life living near the coast in a former ownership looked like. Once i removed the engine to get it disassembled to be inspected and rebuilt, I got to work refinishing the brackets. Strangely, as I was putting a wirewheel attachment to my drill... I heard a faint whisper from Nik "Lets make new ones", so like any logical person, I made new brackets. As I was making the new brackets with my cutting wheel and making 90 degree bends using the bench vice, I could feel the warm yet ghostly feeling of Nik's hands gliding over mine and guiding me to bracket perfection. As if it was the pottery scene from Ghost.
Jim Clarke
Jim Clarke 3 kuukautta sitten
Well done Nic, weld on Richard )) oi oi oi
Bri 3 kuukautta sitten
This is such an informative build, I've learned so much about rules, handling geometry of steering etc. Really a nice track, makes me want to visit the UK....maybe.
felixrising 3 kuukautta sitten
"Far from optimal"... worst lipsync ever! hahaha
George Boyle
George Boyle 3 kuukautta sitten
Can you add a tow hitch and stay in the gray area?
jane blogs
jane blogs 3 kuukautta sitten
8:52 why try to fool us? You moved the jack handle further, of course the car lifted higher/faster First test, handle moves to mirror. Second test you pushed it to the floor. Just use a measuring tape under each corner of the chassis
David Reinl
David Reinl 3 kuukautta sitten
OK, I must say that I've enjoyed this series immensely, but I have to admit, I'm quite disappointed with the last episode. Playing devil's advocate and all that, and I have also come from a motorsport background, but I'm disappointed with the "cheating" involved in this. While I respect the modifications Nik & Richard have made, the fact remains that they are exploiting a loophole in the regulations - that being, the exclusion of the "if it doesn't say you can, then you can't" clause. They even highlighted that it was missing, and suggested it was a mistake! I would be very surprised if the publicly-acknowledged omission of this clause isn't immediately rectified with some Supplementary Regulations. At the very beginning of the series, they mentioned quite clearly that this series was developed to be: A) Cheaply affordable for people who can't otherwise afford to get a foot in the door of competitive motorsport, and B) the basis was that all cars were identical, so any success (or otherwise) came down purely to the skill of the driver, and not any mechanical, electronic or financial benefit that one team has over another. I'm sorry - as much as I thoroughly enjoy the engineering/fabrication & personal abilities of these 2 incredible people, this is out-and-out cheating, and goes beyond the "spirit" of the series. Their everyday jobs is exactly this - being paid to exploit loopholes in regulations and build competitive racecars for their customers. But that's NOT what this particular series is supposed to be about. This is not F1 or WRC. Fully expecting other people to respond to this comment with historical comparisons along the lines of "this is what motorsport is about, look at what Ferrari did in F1, look what Audi did in rallying" blah blah blah...... But please don't. This ISN'T world-class motorsport. This isn't even the "normal" class of rallying that Nik & Richard regularly compete in. This is SUPPOSED to be a ground-roots foot-in-door motorsport series.... What they are now doing is cheating, or at the very least, against the spirit of the sport; pure and simple.
Bad Obsession Motorsport
Bad Obsession Motorsport 3 kuukautta sitten
If you launched a new series and had just 3 or 4 races in a truncated year to sort a set of regulations out in advance of the first championship year, wouldn't you want a pair of sneaky bastards to stress test the rules? Because that's what we've done. And if you read the rules, it states that you have to check with the organisers before doing anything. There was nothing underhand here at all. So jump off your high horse...
s c
s c 3 kuukautta sitten
Well done lads great worj
The Box
The Box 3 kuukautta sitten
2nd place "1st looser" =)))
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