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Introducing: Project Futility! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Monday, 27 June 2016 22:08

So for those who didn't know, recently I bought an old Holden ute. I've been toying with the idea of a project car for years, and have always been of the opinion that I'd get something after I'd bought a house (which will hopefully be towards the end of this year). But regardless, I was browsing various classified sites and spotted a white HZ ute. It was complete and cheap, and I wanted it. I spoke with the girlfriend who was most gracious with her response: if you want it then buy it.

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We have the space and it's not like I'm spending our rent money on a car I don't need so I bought it and it was delivered to our place on the back of a tilt tray. Because buying cars that run and drive is overrated...

 
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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Monday, 27 June 2016 21:35

For a great many years I've argued that most people with modified cars don't need a "daily driver". That the whole purpose of owning a daily is counter intuitive when you've spent huge amounts of time and money turning a car into your pride and joy. I mean, why would you put all that effort into making your car just how you want it; building your ideal version of your perfect car, and then not drive it?

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Lets Upgrade the 180SX...! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 21:30

Something different this time around here at The Brash Australian. As most regular readers know I’m planning on entering my Nissan 180SX in some motorsport events, so I’ll utilise this site to tell you what I did to convert a daily driven road car into something that was appropriate to start doing some race events. Now I don’t want this site to become a simple how-to-do-this type instructional site, I want it to be about cars and enjoying them. But I also want more people out enjoying motorsport, so if we can show how easy it is to get out there then all the better.

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The other reason I’m putting all this stuff out there, is because there is a distinct lack of detailed information regarding parts of this exact swap. Plenty of people talk about having done it and there’s plenty of answers to some of the questions, but there’s lots of things that you just don’t find out until you’ve got the thing apart. I'm also justifying why this took nearly 5 months - we initially thought we could have had it done in a weekend!

 
And Another Thing... PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 May 2016 21:47

Following on from the post the other day, I’ve been giving my driving future a lot of thought. After all, I’ve owned the 180SX for seven months, and it’s been off the road for three of them. (However is back on the road at the time of writing - hooray!!) Not to mention I bought a ute that doesn’t run, and the Prelude that I’ve owned for approaching 12 years hasn’t moved since it ran out of rego last November (note to self – I should really do something about that) I planned on doing some work on it over the Christmas holidays, but I guess I was just too busy…

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It's Been A While... PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 22:21

So it has been a while since the last update here at TBA. I have my reasons, most of them being related to a lack of time or lack of motivation. It’s not because I have had a lack of opinion I tell you that much!

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Since the last post on here I've changed job and moved house; because those who know my history would well be aware that every time I've changed jobs in my professional life I've moved cities as well. At least this time I've stayed in the same state. The new living arrangement sees me having moved in with the ladyfriend which is great, though I no longer work full time in motorsport so cars and racing have moved back to a hobby/obsession level in my life rather than the cars all racing all the time regimen that I had going for the past couple of years. The thing of it was that a job offer was made and while I would have much rather stuck it out another six months or so and finished some of the things I was working on, the offer may not have been there in six month’s time if I needed to move on. Time will tell whether or not I've made the right decision but for now things are going ok.

 
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