Archive for November, 2013:

Ian Gratton AE 86

Ian Gratton has been out with his S2000 Honda powered Toyota AE 86. This vehicle was an RS Fabrications Bare Shell Build with Honda Engine & Gearbox installations many moons ago, and Ian has been using it to good use on track days & hilclimbs. See associated link from back in 2008-2009:-http://www.rsfabrications.com/2009/01/25/rs-build-f20c-powered-ae86-competition-car/ Ian’s Corolla was […]






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N440 RS Aston Martin V8 Vantage Featured on MRC Tuning YouTube Channel “dougatmrc’s”

RS Fabrications 4.3 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, FEU 02, has been featured on MRC Tunings You Tube Channel. The 440 PS Package, features full Equal Length Manifolds and Performance Exhaust System. MRC Tuning provide the sophisticated equipment to benchmark and test all the RS Fabrications Aston Martin upgrades that are available for the V8 Vantage. […]






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Aston Martin V8 Vantage RS, 2014 Hill Climb Challenge!

Aston Martin V8 Vantage RS HillClimb Racing Car Project:- Again, in association with David Appleby Engineering, an Aston Martin 4.7 V8 Vantage Hill Climb Race Car is under construction. V8 RS power being the preferred option, V12 being too large and cumbersome for a lightweight vehicle that has to perform. Sometimes less is more in […]






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Precision Mandrel Tube Bending at RS Fabrications

With the increased demand in precision tube bending, at RS Fabrications the Tubobend [Mandrel Tube Bending Machine] has really come into it’s own this year. Purchased earlier in 2013, the Tracto Technik Machine enables RS to pull mandrel bends in stainless steel and inconel to their own requirements. Whether Racing Cars or Performance Road Car […]






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Aston Martin V8 Engine Development with David Appleby Eng.

Aston Martin V8 Engine Development is moving forward with David Appleby Engineering at their Engine Dyno Facility at Greatworth Park. Rolling Road Dyno data is a good benchmark for any vehicle,  but actual engine power figures and engine development cannot be truly evaluated in this way. This is mainly due to anomalies associated with power […]






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Toyota Corolla Compressor, 200 Cell Cat & Full System

Joe contacted RS fabrications for a complete Exhaust System, with a 200 Cell Performance Cat, for his Toyota Corolla Compressor, a supercharge version of the small hatchback. 1 of only 250 Corolla Compressor’s imported into the UK, the mighty Toyota  is now becoming a rare and sought after variant and was the top of the Corolla […]






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Aston Martin 200 Cell Cats go North of the Boarder!

Jim & Dave from Arbroath, performance car enthusiasts, have matching Aston Martin Vantage 4.3’s. They have been researching replacement 200 Cell Performance Catalytic Converters for the Aston’s, and their research put them in contact with Russell. A brief conversation between Jim & Russell, followed by a conversation with Dave, to establish if this installation could […]






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VW T5 Transporter Bull Bar

Tony’s son Harry, contacted RS Fabrications because his father was having a problem locating a front Bull Bar for his T5 Sportline Transporter Van. The problem with the Sportline T5 is depth of the lower section of the front bumper. The custom Bull Bar you see here, was mandrel bent at RS  Fabrications, using the […]






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