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I have to say the brakes job didn't really interest me that much, so yet again I asked for a helping hand from my old mate Anton.

I reckon he should have been a male catalog model with that kind of meaningful expression on his face,
or maybe he's just lining up the brake caliper to the mount?

Jobs a goodun, right hand caliper fitted and ready to go.

Dan came over as well, he's the one that wants to do a spot of fine tuning with the hammer.
The brake master cylinder came from a scrap Suzuki 1100 motor bike, with the handle trimmed down a bit it makes for a perfect match for the 2 brake calipers.

Unfortunately a friend of mine has Fodded his compressor by running his jet kart on a runway with no intake grill, we were both surprised that the chipping's made it up that far, consequently this worried me enough to remove the engine and add some form of protection.

I decided that I would use my favorite form of FOD guard, a kitchen flour sive. Even though there will be a loss of efficiency, it will be worth the peace of mind.

I have been amused by some of the comments that have appeared on the web, for example:

It's a photoshop image, the C5 would just melt.
The sounds been overdubbed on to the video.
The folks at Jetpower.co.uk have proved that not just stupid people are eligible for a Darwin Award.
Not convinced,sounds like somebody blowing into a microphone and a bit of speeded up film to me..!
Your mother would prefer you had a motorbike!

For your reference, I think most people miss the point, I'm not after land speed records and I know for a fact that there is a C5, electric powered that will travel well over 100mph and get to 60 in less than 7 seconds. The jet powered Sinclair C5 makes me smile and if it makes you smile too, then I have set out what I wanted to do.


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