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#1 Barbbachello

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:58 PM

Spare shell + large parts bin of multiple hoarders + mates = racecar

Originally the plan was to use my old GX, but it was a bit too nice to take off the road and "ruin" so enter shitbox RX 2 :D. This one was bought by Joss for parts but fits the bill nicely for a track hack: no use, smashed up, blown head gaskets and already in parts. 

Heres some picks of the work so far. We all love a mad build thread so i hope to get loads of photos for us all

First off, the car. Its a gen 2 bilstein sedan. Has a lot of scatches paint fade and is filthy. So perfect for racecar
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Today we were planning on stripping it out more and hacking out the guards for a widebody cos why not, but decided to pull the engine as it was a better use of time seeing as we had 5 people and a whole day. It went something like this:

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We needed something to support the gearbag; enter old office chair with the seat removed. Perfect tool for the job, patent pending

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Also works sweet as a regular axle stand and to change light bulbs in a garage
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We decided to pull the engine and box out in one go as torque converter bolts are a cubt. This turned out to be a pain in the ass as the sump on the gearbox kept snagging the crossmember etc. forking autos

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We finsihed the day with the box and engine upright against the wall in Tys garage and a shell ready for some kind of boost

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Also this fell out of the water pump when we got the engine out and tilted it forward. God only knows....
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This project is 100% for fun. So if you could say "because racecar" were doing it. Open dump pipe, headlight turbo intake, widebody, stripped interior are all on the cards. Im also campaigning to somehow get the turbo outside the bonnet, highmount style

Its gonna be mad  :drinks:

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 10:05 PM

Nice. I have a B4 inlet manifold complete with 550cc injectors I'll donate to this...

MY02 Blue B4, aka 'The Project' - v8 Spec C engine package and assorted other 'goodies' - Sold, then bought back for parts. In process of stripping.

MY97 Silver RX, aka 'The Track Toy' - All good bits from B4 will find their way into this...
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Posted 29 August 2015 - 10:10 PM

Looks like an fun project. If no high mount turbo would love to see the dump pipe cut out of the quarter panel  :D


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 10:18 PM

So good lol....keen to hear more about this Mehican border crossing beast

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:19 PM

I'll make it some time to come help :) I was gonna drop by with Chris but time got to us.. Looks like a productive day


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:27 PM

Should convert omr outback while yoos are all at it

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 12:11 AM

He didn't even show up to help Adam, decided he needed to take his kids to sport...


Anyway, torqued to spec is just the manuals way of saying 'we couldn't get it any tighter, see if you can'.

 


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:53 AM

Thats why he needs help converting.


Also. Get some forking axle stands.

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:19 AM

Hahaha mad build, looks like multiple funs were had.

 

 

If I could suggest two things:

  • If you are going to fling it around a track, check the rules. (open pipes may upset the scrutineers)
  • INVEST IN SOME JACK STANDS! (scissor jacks and bricks are dodgy as fk)

edit: Adam beat me to it!!!

 

 

Following this thread with interest. :)


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 11:03 AM

Typically the rules state 95db at 30m whilst on song...most places have db metres set at certain points and if they are triggered you get a red flag and a chance to shut it up

2nd time its triggered youre kicked off

Turbos do shut the exhaust up a lot though ;)

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 11:25 AM

most places have db metres set at certain points and if they are triggered you get a red flag and a chance to shut it up
 

 

Hahaha you just reminded me of something from 20 odd years ago....

 

A mate and I were at Philip Island on a track day, I'm in the Falcon coupe and he's in his 8.0l fuel injected Torana.

Being a 479 cubic in V8, it was running a dual 3" exhaust and at 6000+rpm the mufflers would struggle to shut it up. Anyway, after a handful of laps he cops a red flag for noise so we looked at the car and discovered one of the hand built mufflers has blown open along the weld. Knowing he won't be allowed on the track unless we quieten it down we come up with a fix. I go over to the canteen and ask if they have a large tin, they hand me an empty large catering fruit tin so I ask them to cut the bottom out of it to make a cylinder. We cut down the side of the tin and I drove the Falcon over it to flatten it out. Then we got under the car and bent it to the shape of the muffler (mufflers looked like overgrown shoe boxes!) covered the split and tied it on with wire. It held and we continued the day.

BTW that thing freakin hauls serious arse. At the time it was nearly 700Hp and made stupid amounts of torque.


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 12:23 PM

Hahahahaha

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 05:02 PM

subscribed. Do like builds like this...

 

I vote for speed holes. :D

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 06:45 PM

Is this thing going to be a proper track car or just something that's been built for some fun?

MY02 Blue B4, aka 'The Project' - v8 Spec C engine package and assorted other 'goodies' - Sold, then bought back for parts. In process of stripping.

MY97 Silver RX, aka 'The Track Toy' - All good bits from B4 will find their way into this...
MY03 Holden Commodore - Daily. Because good on fuel.


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:32 PM

Is this thing going to be a proper track car or just something that's been built for some fun?

Just something thats built for fun, for now at least


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:06 PM

Sweet. I really hope I get a job that enables me to come down and help with this sort of stuff. Epic fun.

MY02 Blue B4, aka 'The Project' - v8 Spec C engine package and assorted other 'goodies' - Sold, then bought back for parts. In process of stripping.

MY97 Silver RX, aka 'The Track Toy' - All good bits from B4 will find their way into this...
MY03 Holden Commodore - Daily. Because good on fuel.


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:21 PM

This looks like its going to be awesome! I hope it turns out as crazy as I'm imagining

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:50 PM

Hopefully they'll allow it on the track...
I would actually like to drive it one day haha

Anyway, torqued to spec is just the manuals way of saying 'we couldn't get it any tighter, see if you can'.

 


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 05:15 PM

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Awesomo lebspec shift knob....as new speco water temp gauge and 52mm plastic holder

And the holy grail of race car bits...the multi earth connector...jdm yo!!!

Ill even throw in a magnetic race triangle....just cause

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:27 PM

I've got a r34 GTR intercooler you can have if you pay for postage lads.
 


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