Hi guys, picked up the dog the other day and have just rolled it into a mates shed to await stripping. i am building a new house at the moment so it shall be a slow build process.
My plan is to build the car into a full spec dirt rally car. Yep I know the turbo install is a horses **** but most of it will be redone during the build
We already have a few floating around the Australian scene and once the suspension issues are addressed they are a weapon. Yep there is even one with full on Antilag that just sound bloody awesome.
Anyway the questions.
Water temp -How are you going with engine temps on slow tracks with high boost. Here in Queensland Australia we regularly compete with the ambient temp 80-90’F. The issue is that the average speed in the forest would be lucky to be 45-50mph. My concerns are FMIC – boost and heat with no airflow – any thoughts?
Cage – I know that it is possible to run your lower main hoop legs attached at the B pillar upper seat mount area but how do you tie you rear side intrusion bars to the car. Are you just plating the a rear bulkhead behind the seat. From what I have seen many of you run your main hoop down to the floor but don’t utilise the strong B pillar area. What are your thoughts
Cage – does anyone run their cage through to the front shock mounts or do you rely on the frog legs ?
Rear shock mounts. – has anyone turreted the rear shock mounts so as to give a better stroke length. On Gravel you try to run 1/3 bump and 2/3 droop with 4-6” if you can get it. -?
Clutch – this car has supposedly got a brass button clutch but it has the stiffest pedal I have ever come across. I am a 200lb bloke that runs 4miles three times a week and I would make 5 laps of Laguna before rolling out of the car with shaky left leg. The clutch has done very little work so it’s either a crap instillation or the slave cylinder is the wrong size. Do any of you upgrade the master or slave cylinders with Hduty clutches.
Brakes – Do any of you remove the booster and redrill the brake pedal pivot point to give 6.2:1. My concern is that if you run Antilag then you end up with no vacuum therefor no booster. Or do you all just **** the whole lot off and throw a bias pedal box in ??
Well that’s it for the moment I know you are mostly circuit runners but car dynamics and are the same no matter what the surface .
Have a great day