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Old 01-20-2015, 08:53 PM   #21
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Please tell me what tracks are available to you on the island. I'm very curious.
We actually have two:

Vaucluse; which is pretty run down and bumpy, so it's mainly used as a rally stage and party venue.

Bushy Park; which was newly renovated and upgraded to a formula 3 spec track, since we hosted Top Gear Festival of Speed in August and Race of Champions in December.

You can check it out, pics should be up on: http://www.bushyparkbarbados.com/
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:11 PM   #22
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We actually have two:

Vaucluse; which is pretty run down and bumpy, so it's mainly used as a rally stage and party venue.

Bushy Park; which was newly renovated and upgraded to a formula 3 spec track, since we hosted Top Gear Festival of Speed in August and Race of Champions in December.

You can check it out, pics should be up on: Bushy Park Barbados
Nice! I'd love to have a chance to drive bushy park! That looks amazing.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:01 AM   #23
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Nice! I'd love to have a chance to drive bushy park! That looks amazing.
Hopefully my car will be finished by the next track day on February 15th and I can head up with a go pro and get some footage for you guys.

You can check last year's rallycross videos as well. Ken block had a spectacular crash so it should be all over YouTube.
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:16 PM   #24
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Finally she runs again!

Here's the short story leading up to the first drive as a turbo car.

Some new pipe:


Some old pipe to steal v-band flanges from:


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Out with the old:


Test fitting the new:











Loving the turbo positioning relative to the engine:


The hood/bonnet isn't though


Final welding/Alterations:


Paint time:
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All done and ready to bake on the 2000*F paint to cure it:
(For those of you with a keen eye you'll notice the collector still needed to be ported at this point)


While that was baking I drilled and tapped the sump ( worst job ever! took me 3hrs )


Waiting to be re-assembled:


Didn't take many pics as I reinstalled as i had a leaky oil feed to replace and a couple other small issues... but now she runs and drives!

Noisey Miata:


Another bad cellphone video:


After I was sure it worked and drove as it should, it was time to do some bodywork to fit this unorthodox turbo mounting position.

In addition to deleting power steering the hood had to be modified.

Suddenly a wild NACA Duct appeared to channel air into the turbo mouth




Then the guy spray painted my hood with tentative placement for some hood vents that should help with hood to turbo clearance, heat dissipation, and pressure drop in the engine bay to allow more efficient airflow through the heat exchangers up front.


Me overseeing the hood carnage, while my friend Jacqui looks away. She said she can't believe I painted the car and then let a guy cut and scratch the hell out of the hood


thinking to go with this style vent, what do you guys think?
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I'll be back to update once I get the hood sorted and run a line to the wastegate so I can actually go on boost, tune and hit the track
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