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hi guys and girls,

thought i would introduce myself as im sure ill be looking on the forums a fair bit and its only polite to introduce myself first.

Im a motorsport engineer student and currently am working as a trainee at a dyno and tuning specialist. I love cars and most things related and am not a typical girly girl.

Ive owned a few jap cars, mainly crx's and colts, inbetween my fords but not anything close to my new addition:

Ive just got myself a stunning GMG r32 GTR with only 45k on the clock, currently she is looking alittle sad as engine and front hub assemberly is out but im hoping by the end of the month she'll be purring for the first time in over a year. She's standard at present ignoring the exhaust and induction kit but am spending alittle bit of cash to get her to where i want.

Due to my age i have to keep engine modification to a minimum but im having the head repaired as it cracked when it was previously owned, im ordering a set of stage 1 hybrid turbos and changing the gasket for metal ones, also fitting a walbro motorsport pump and a few other bits and pieces here and there.

im sure ill be calling upon your wisdom and knowledge at some point.

look forward to getting to know you better
 

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welcome to the forum, and well done for chosing the best gtr of them all:D.
if you dont mind me asking, is that motorsport engineering at uni or college? the reason i ask is that im thinking of going back to uni to do motorsport technology. not sure yet, i dont know whether to go uni or college.:nervous:

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course i dont mind you asking.

im doing imi level 3 national diploma at college, going onto my foundation degree next year. id advise doing the college level first. unless youre very good with physics, maths and electronics.

im fairly clued up when it comes to physics and maths and can happily work out compression ratios without computers or anything other than pen and paper but i still struggle with the maths.

I dont regret it tho and i thoroughly enjoy the course. I would earge anyone to do it as its so worth while.

if you go for it and you ever need help just give me a shout passed level 2 with 2 merits and 2 distinctions which im very very proud of.

people dont tend to view me as a stupid girl that thinks she can be a mechanic, people tend to now respect me for my ability to show people the workings behind their power and torque curves and to work out detailed measurements and ratios of their engine without seeing it.

I dont claim to know everything, ill be learning something new for the rest of my life but i have such a great understanding for everything now.
 

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Excellent:clap::thumbsup:

Welcome to the forum, as said earlier you got the best model out of em all, 32's all the way:D
I'm sure we'll all be asking you for advice and knowlege soon enough. I'd love to do a course like that. If its something yr into and enjoy even better :thumbsup:

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a clever chick whos into cars?!:D do you have a boyfriend by any chance;)

so its a diploma in motorsport engineering? did you do normal mechanics courses first? like an apprenteship?

im ok with maths and physics. what level is required, do you need a level maths or is gcse good enough?

lol, tonnes of questions comming your way.:thumbsup:

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Hi and welcome . . . . your welcome thread will have 123356378pages before tomorrow . . . which let's you have a good insight in to what peoples, you are dealing with, on this board.;)

Regards

Chris
 

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sorry for the delay in replying, thank you all for the warm welcome..

firstly kev yes i do have a partner altho how long that will last when we go to a rwyb and his cossies left eating my dirt i dont know hehe.

i went straight into the imi national certificate level 2 motorsport engineering, i already had past experience with cars so was failry clued up. think level 2 is the equivilent of as level.

now doing the imi national diploma level 3 which means when completed ill have the equivilent of 8 a levels.

i study at northbrook college shoreham, i think the entry levels are gcse grades 4 above a c and atleast b grade in maths... but they are fairly leinient on the b grade so aslong as u have a c in maths youll be ok. i left school 7 years ago and i had real trouble getting back into the maths so got myself some books studied at home and have no trouble keeping up with the17-18 year olds.

heres some pics, please remember shes work in progress so is looking alittle sad. I appologise for the size i dont know how to resize them, they only looked small on the screen





 

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car looks good.:clap:

i left school 5 1/2 years ago after 6th form and had no idea wat to do at uni. then 2 years later i got into cars and now all i want to do is work with them. im also 23. do you have any suggested reading to see if the course you are doing is what i want to do? i got a b in gcse maths but that was a long time ago, so will need to do a bit of reading up also. how practical is the course? am i right in thinking its not an actual apprenticeship?!

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I would imagine there would be on the job training kinda routes out there.. Would just depend if there was a decent employer out there willing to give you a try...

Would have thought there would be a bloody long queue to get a trainee type position in any motorsport role.... could be a case that you need to put yourself out there, pop in to a few places, let them know just how enthusiastic you are.. thats what I'd do..
 

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the course doesnt involve any apprenticeships although with our college we go to race days with our cars which is a great oppotunity to hand out cvs. i got where i am after finishing my first year.
 

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That workshop looks exactly like the old Jap Village workshop in Horsham when it was around.

welcome btw...:thumbsup::runaway:
 

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cos its exactly the same place just under new ownership :)
Ah, well that explains that then.
Funnily enough i am still good friends with Tim who owned it back then, albeit he is overseas now. Still very much the petrol head..just yankee muscle now. :)
 
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