Ade’s Sapphire Cosworth

  • Fade Free

    Fade Free

    5th January 2017

    As you may have seen elsewhere in the mag, my initial brake upgrade mostly just very quickly showed up the weaknesses. Yes, at Burton’s Snetterton track day the rear pads disintegrated, so badly in fact that the calliper popped right…

  • Stop & Steer

    Stop & Steer

    5th January 2017

    The Cossie may be sorted in the looks and power departments, but the handling and braking have always let it down. Yes it does have an awesome set of Gaz Golds fitted, but the combination of winding them down to…

  • Serious Footwear

    Serious Footwear

    5th January 2017

    The last update saw me making a mess of my prized Irmler Racing splitrims in the salty Scottish conditions, and not being able to bring myself to fit some hideous old 17-inch aftermarket wheels I had kicking around. So with…

  • Reality Check

    Reality Check

    5th January 2017

    I’m much more of a ‘live for the moment’ than a ‘save for the future’ kind of guy, so taking cars off the road for winter has never been something I’ve ever enjoyed. The problem is this Cossie is just…

  • Final Mapping

    Final Mapping

    5th January 2017

    It’s been a long time coming, but all good things come to those who wait, right? Well, not to mention those who invest in a lot of parts, time and expertise of the right people! Before I started getting involved…

  • Ultimate Stance

    Ultimate Stance

    5th January 2017

    With the Cossie now freshly painted and polished by MJ Racing, it was time to fuel up and hit the road. The Telford International Centre was my destination, and the now-renowned top level event Ultimate Stance was the reason. It…

  • Stance Countdown…

    Stance Countdown…

    5th January 2017

    The countdown to Ultimate Stance was less than a week away, but the all-clear had been given to Ali at MJ Racing to basically get stuck in and give the Saph a good going over! My ideas of a quick…

  • Freshen Up!

    Freshen Up!

    5th January 2017

    With the car running well and made a good bit quieter with last month’s exhaust mods I’ve had no problem using it for all sorts of journeys. The latest was a trip to London in convoy with a mate who…

  • Exhausted!

    Exhausted!

    5th January 2017

    With the Cossie sorted out with a new loom by Auto Dynamix I made my way back home to Glasgow from Torquay. Everything was good apart from one thing; the four-figure mileage I’d racked up had left my head thumping…

  • Road Trip!

    Road Trip!

    5th January 2017

    It might not be mapped yet, but that hasn’t stopped me making full use of the Cossie and its fresh new engine! The recommended running in mileage by MJ Racing was easily passed by travelling to a mate’s wedding down…