Racing Season Opener with Roll Cages at RS Fabrications

cimg8653aAt RS Fabrications there has been a run of Roll Cages and Exhaust Systems in preparation for the 2017 Racing Season.

Morgan Aero 8 previously had a rear cage but a full FIA Approved Cage was required, with additional A Pillar/Roof bars and removable Side Impact Bars.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for high powered race cars to compete with just a Rear Cage.

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Aston Martins have become increasingly popular for Roll Cage installation.

Working from RS Fabrications Templates, the Tubes are bent up to Motorsport Specifications and Cages are Fully Tig welded onto vehicles/bodyshells, with mounting points and gussets fabricated as required.

All cages are supplied with Material Certification for FIA or MSA.

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Feel free to contact Russell or Sarah on 01327 354445 for you Roll Cage requirements.

2016/2017 at RS Fabrications, wake me up before you Go Go!

cimg7220aE-Type Jaguar 40 FN has been back into RS Fabrications for the full FIA specification Manifolds and Exhaust sytem.

Regular contender at Goodwood, equal length manifolds were fabricated and  Qty 2 full systems have been completed.

Silenced  Twin Centre Rear Exit System with an alternative straight through Side Exit Twin Open System, and with Ben 10 taking over the fabrication duties on the Series I Jaguar, the balanced Systems have been designed, fabricated, Gas Purged and Tig Welded to the highest standard at the RS Fabrications Workshop, 2 Brackley Road.

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Moving from 2016 into 2017 is a busy time at RS Fabrications, with Vehicle Fabrication, Formula 1 equipment commitments, and general Racing Car Component manufacture.cimg8523

David’s 911 is under construction with a full car build, details to follow, and with the rule changes in F1, some equipment has become obsolete so replacements have to be manufactured. Also with the logistical nightmare associated with the Formula 1 Season, sea freight items have to be accounted for, manufactured and delivered prior to shipment. For an example, the first Sea Freight has been dispatched for the Initial Championship Race, Melbourne, Australia March 26 2017. Some Sea Freight containers have yet to return from last seasons Formula 1 Championship Races, as one year rolls into the next relentlessly.

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cimg8473aOther pending fabrications include Racing Intercoolers, Radiators and Fuel Tanks, for a Project that is currently under raps.

New RS Fabricator, Chi, has been taking on the duties on this project. and with his excellent Fabrication & Welding Skills, Chi has become a valued member of the RS Team and having worked with Russell previously, he has fitted in nicely at the RS Facility, Towcester.

 

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Feel free to contact either Russell or Sarah during 2017 on 01327 354445 for all you Metal Fabrication requirements.

Jensen Interceptor production with Jensen International Automotive

Jensen Interceptor Exhaust production continues at RS Fabrications.

Working with Jensen International Automotive, RS Fabrications manufacture a number of components for the Jensen restoration projects.

JIA specialise in the installation of the Corvette engine’s into donor Interceptor’s and the performance exhaust system was developed and supplied by RS Fabs.

The current order was for Qty 2 full exhaust sytems, manifolds back, and the parts have been manufactured from current tooling.

RS Fabrications also supply the Fuel Tanks, and the Exhaust System is unique in that fact that if passes through the center of the fuel tank due to limitation in packaging on the Interceptors.

” The standard of finish on these Vehicles is astounding”, commented Russell. “and we have to produce products that are manufacture to the same high standard, which is what we do at RS”.

JIA are currently producing a new prototype Range Rover, built on a Discovery chassis and packing 580 BHP. They have commissioned RS Fabrications for a long list of fabricated components currently in process.  The Vehicle is in paint as we speak, web update and details to follow.

For more information contact:-

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Jensen International Automotive 0845 519 5265/01844 210652

Alternatively, feel free to call Russell or Sarah on 01327 354445

Skoda Superb III 4×4 Journey, ending at RS Fabrications

What do you call a Skoda with twin tailpipes?

A wheel Barrow!!!   Good job its a Family 4 Door saloon not a convertible or else it would be a Skip!! circa 1980!!

Bloody hell!, this Skoda, less than a year old, is Ballistic, trust me!

What started life as a 280 BHP Superb has morphed into a Savage 520 BHP Rocket Ship!!

Steve, normally seen lapping up the sun in the Med, had other ideas about his Vehicle. Family, family saloon? Not Steve!!

The journey that started with small increments, 323, 340, 345, 368, and a massive jump with a Hybrid Turbo to 460, ended up at RS Fabrications with 505.

Full Cat Back System, Qty 2 silencers in the centre section with a 1 into 2 split, ending up with twin silencers on the rear section and twin rolled in slashcut tailpipes finished in Satin Black.

” We managed to get another 15 BHP out of it with our system and trust me, the acceleration at 520 with 4×4 in a family saloon was astounding. I took Sarah out for a run and she asked me to slow down as it was making her feel sick, that is the extent of the power in this Vehicle!! ” commented Russell

A quick blast up the strip at Santa Pod, produced a 11.4 E.T., not bad for a run to Tesco’s for some milk!!

Out with the family, things are regular, or as regular as they can be!

“Steve, what is that noise our car is making?”

“I’m not sure Darling, must be something with the VAG mapping issues, soz!, but it seems a lot better after my recent trip to RS”

Happy Days, this a brutal 520 BHP Family Saloon……………… not bad for a Wheel Barrow!!

For further information please call Russell or Sarah on 01327 354445.

Associated Site:-

http://www.mrctuning.com/

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Performance Upgrade for Dennis

Straight off the back of the Burghley Aston Martin Charity Event, Dennis arrived at the RS Fabrications facility in Towcester last week for a pair of RS 200 cell Catalytic Converters for his 4.7 Vantage, a popular performance upgrade for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

A quick tour of the workshop, and Ben 10 took on the duties for the installation on the vehicle.

Dennis & Russell jumped in the RS N440 Vantage, a Road Test for Dennis, and a trip off to Greatworth Park to meet with David Appleby. David gave Dennis the tour around the GT4 Aston Martin Vantages that he is currently running in the British GT Championship, along with other projects at the David Appleby Engineering Workshop.

Back at RS Fab the installation was complete, so it was out in the 4.7 for the Road Test.

A quick blast up to the Silverstone Innovation Centre was enough to put a smile on the face of Dennis and a chat about other performance upgrades for his Aston Martin Vantage.

Dennis works off shore and splits his time 50/50, but he will be back to RS, first available!!

Call Russell or Sarah on 01327 354445, for your Aston Martin performance upgrade requirements.

Burghley House, Aston Martin Day Out!

Another splendid day spent at Burghley House with David Appleby Engineering and customers past and present.

David Appleby Engineering is the leading installer of the RS Fabrications Aston Martin Performance Product, Manifolds and Tuned Exhaust Systems, this was chance to have a fun charity day out for the DAE workforce, the GT4 Race Team, and all the  1000+ Aston Martin Owners present at the event.

Matthew George was on hand to explain the finer points of driving the Astor Martin GT4, much to Sarah’s delight, but she has had a previous at Silverstone with DAE and the British GT Championship a few weeks ago!

On top of the racing side of things, RS Fabrications still produce the best Aston Martin Performance Product on the market, but as with everything, you get what you pay for!!

Also on hand was N0 23 of the 24 Aston Martin Vulcan,s built.

This Vulcan attracted a steady stream of enthusiasts and some were treated to the occasional “Fire Up” by Stuart, the vehicle owner.

Well, a splendid day out all in all, with continued support for Aston Martin Owners in pursuit of quality performance product for their vehicle.

Do not hesitate to call Russell or Sarah on 01327 354445, at the RS Fabrications manufacturing facility in Towcester.

Performance Exhaust product, Made in England, ready to ship globally!

 

Lamborghini/Radni GT3, back in the Saddle!!

Lamborghini GT3/Radni, back into RS Fabrications for a complete exhaust system prior to a test day this week. Exhaust suppression being the key to the new system.

Radni dropped off the Lambo the week before, after the “Midnight Oil” episode, with the strict instructions to get the noise down to the required dB level,

Week-end work, and hours, produced a full Stainless Steel system for the Lamborghini.

Repeat offender Radni,was back on track tuesday with the results.

New re-packerble twin primary silencers, oval X [Balance] pipe configuration Centre Silencer finishing with duel twin exit tailpipes, just above the rear diffuser.

Out on the track the car performed impeccably with a steady string of laps, again in the hands of Ken Moen and James Appleby.

Russell was strapped into the car with Ken at a later stage, obviously to monitor noise levels, and everything was good. “I love it when a plan comes together” commented Russell.

“Next time I hope to be in the “Hot Seat” just to see how the GT3 performs” he continued.

Noise suppression is the key to any performance machine under track legislation, without it you cannot run.

This is the driving force behind this RS Performance Exhaust system on Radni’s Lambohrgini, and the majority of the performance silencers manufactured in the RS Fabrications workshop.

Call Russell or Sarah on 01327 354445, for any of your performance upgrades.

Jaguar E-Type Re-packerble Silencer upgrade

A splendid example of an E-Type Jaguar was in a RS Fabrications for a pair of re-packerble silencers.

After running at the Goodwood 74th members meeting, the original silencer were deemed to be past their sell by date!!

Over to Russell, “What a fantastic car, it really is a nice to get your hands on a vehicle of this caliber, we removed the offending items and manufactured replacement silencers for this classic”

Ben took on the fabrication duties on the E-Type and manufactured a pair of period, re-packerble silencers. In what was a “calculated procedure”, the task was completed in just one week, getting the vehicle back up to its racing specification in time for its next outing to following week.

All this was completed within the refines of exhaust performance, noise suppression, and other criteria that is associated with current Racing limitations.

More performance updates to follow:-

Classics GT 40 at RS Fabrications

With a steady stream of classic vehicle coming through the workshop, as the racing season dictates, George was at RS Fabrications to pick up his GT40 this week.

A lovely recreation of the 60’s Ford Classic, the GT40 was in for a full set of manifolds and silencers.

Working from original Ford GT 40 Drawings, Neil fabricated the exhaust system in 1 3/4 Stainless Steel tube with racing merged collectors and finishing in a pair of custom silencers.

The GT 40, recently driven by Jodi Kidd at Reims, is destine for Le Mans this June, as it is the 50th anniversary for Ford finishing the 24 Hour race,  first, second and third in 1966.

George will be on hand for the celebrations, so look out for him along with his Gulf GT 40.

Call Russell or Sarah to book your performance upgrade:- 01327 354445.

Burning the Midnight Oil, Lamborghini Gallardo GT3

After a short conversation with Radni Molhampour, the GT3 Lamborghini GT3  [already on its way from Norway to RS Fabrications] arrived late Monday night.

Exhaust at 115dB and a test day Tuesday at Silverstone was the main Issue.

Large Cats were on the GT3 and Radni had a pair of silencers that were completely blown out of any Packing Material.

“Ben and I worked into the night, cutting open & re-packing the silencers” commented Russell. “we were also fortunate to have a pair of the correct size 90 degree bends to fabricate a pair of turn down tailpipes” he continued.

Fabrication and installation completed in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Gallardo was loaded back into the Brian James Race Transporter 6 for the short run to the hotel, for what was left of the night!

Ongoing test reports were received during testing, as the V10 engine was still breaking the Silverstone noise limit at full chat!!

With a couple of visits back to RS Fabrications during the day, Radni and his Team managed to attach the additional cats to the tail pipes and continued to run, putting 32 Laps on the GT3, in the hands of Kenneth Moen and James Appleby.

Test session over, Back to RS Fabrications for a complete system that will perform, “under the gun” to complete the Lambo for another test Tuesday next week.

No pressure then!!

Update to follow…………..

Associated Websites:-

www.tilhengernor.no

www.brianjames.co.uk/