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Old 06-01-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I run a ford festiva with mazda BP engine in 24 h of lemons. Trying to educate myself on the whole BP+T subject here
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Welcome.

Let's see some pictures of your car.
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Welcome to the forum!

I think there is at least one other guy running around here with BP powered Festivas somewhere. Tell us more about your build (and btw: we LOVE pictures!!!) your goals and where your at!

Also: ¿Dónde está fotografía?!
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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Right, that's a good point.

At our first race - BP with stock festiva transmission means torque steering and clutch slipping


New setup with proper G series transmission - this moved the radiator from under the hood, that was a good moment to upgrade the radiator
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that's how we spend the night swapping an engine (not referring to myself as we, lemons is a team sport)


and that's our approach to converting a transmission to work with a cable, I hope it gives you a picture
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As for the goals... We still have plenty to do to make this car reliable & balanced, but turbo seems like something to work on during the winter. Do not need crazy HP - we want a motor to last 7 hours of racing...

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As for the goals...we want a motor to last at 7 hours of racing...
Talk to a guy named faeflora, that's about how long his motors last. HP unknown though.
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Talk to a guy named faeflora, that's about how long his motors transmissions last. HP unknown though.
Corrected.

Need more selfshots of your "team"
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The door hinge is pretty legit.
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russian, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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With a radiator in front of the car and our average Lemons driving abilities we have mastered swapping these in 10.5 minutes.

Still, time has come for a new look

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Leave the clamps, it makes the car look intimidating
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Leave the clamps, it makes the car look intimidating
If we do not figure our plan B for paint booth time, we are running next race without a nice paint job. This case the clamps would stay and the theme would be "our paint booth plan has failed apart"
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With a radiator in front of the car and our average Lemons driving abilities we have mastered swapping these in 10.5 minutes.
use a motor that will last longer than 7 hours and you wont have to swap at all. that saves you a whole 10.5 minutes.
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use a motor that will last longer than 7 hours and you wont have to swap at all.
You've mixed something up. The motors last long, it's the radiators which do not survive contact if they are in front of everything else.
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well i could have told you that. I'd also argue it's worse for cooling.
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If youre russian why do you have an eyetalian flag on your car?
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If youre russian why do you have an eyetalian flag on your car?
Italian or ayatollian? It's a joke because they still make these cars in Iran.
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The new body is ready -

By the way we are looking for a team member - we are in the Chicagoland.
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