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big_wasa

posted on 23/5/16 at 03:26 PM Reply With Quote
Wow double the power it was born with and somthing like four times what uncle Ron planned on
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daveb666

posted on 8/7/16 at 12:39 PM Reply With Quote
me again

So following the 300bhp mapping and upgrading of the coils I had a bit of maintenance to do. With the new z32 afm, the air filter wouldn't sit where it did before so I went to Slide Motorsport to have custom hard-pipe fabricated.




This took something like 4 hours and is made up of over 25 individual 'slices' to get the angle correct. The pipe size goes from 3" to 2" over the course of the bend.

It worked perfectly and gives an entirely different turbo-stall sound now that the pipe isn't compressing under boost.

I went shopping -



and then booked my second trackday of the year at Blyton again.






I also bought a cheeky private numberplate



With the more hp came less traction, so my hand went in my pocket and I bought some new Nankang AR-1 semi-slick tyres. This is a photo of them side by side with my previous ones -



The difference is huge. They are so sticky.

Videos from the trackday -

Me getting absolutely destroyed by a 300bhp, 400kg kitcar


Me vs a 400bhp Turbo Reliant Kitten


Overtake Compilation


Oh, the mapper put a bit of 'pop and bang' into my map, which produces stunning flames. I really like flames.





The temperatures of the car at the track did still keep creeping up, so I installed a 'post-turbo' water cooler in the side panel -


I also swapped out my aluminium rear diffuser for a carbon fibre one, saving me nearly 3kg.




Last month I booked on at Anglesey and shared a garage with a car-friend








Some videos -
Me vs Cayman S


Compilation of Sliding



The videos and day at Anglesey highlighted something. I have major, major traction issues. That's going to be pretty obvious given the power and weight but there's something a miss somewhere. The next job is to do some checks on the chassis, with the possibility of altering the axle mounts. Swapping the Capri LSD for a "proper one", and altering the spring-poundage to something that is more suitable.

There's always things to do, but I wouldn't have it any other way

Oh, in other news I killed a bird with the car






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Andy D

posted on 8/7/16 at 04:28 PM Reply With Quote
Far too much power!
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daveb666

posted on 9/7/16 at 02:05 PM Reply With Quote
Agreed





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daveb666

posted on 24/12/16 at 08:20 PM Reply With Quote
Long overdue update - most updates are now on instagram (locost_turbo) if any of you are on there.

Videos on my YouTube channel as always...

Anyway...

I had a YouTube feature by a chap called MonkyLondon; loads of fun. You may enjoy it, you may not. A few photos and a link to his feature below -

https://youtu.be/7NqSOrtb8cM







i had some new rear shocks fitted by Procomp to try and improve traction - Custom valved Protect..



I cut up the front end bit to get more air in!



Bought some new wheels..


Bought and modified some carbon fibre rear arches



I did a trackday at Croft, managed 8 laps before I broke it I did however manage to get past a GT3rs which I was fairly happy about!









Made a carbon fibre bootlid



Ruined some tyres -


Did plenty of miles on the road...




...and finally some proper mods. Boost pipes replaced with all stainless ones to reduce hose clips and therefore the risk of leaks. Coolant hoses replaced and improved. Oil cooler moved somewhere more practical too.








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daveb666

posted on 12/6/17 at 07:08 PM Reply With Quote
All sat tight ready for the bi-annual update? OK then

After the last trackway I decided it would be a good idea to change the clutch and flywheel. The flywheel was replaced for a 5kg, down 8kg from the factory 13kg one!! Great weight saving and great improvement on acceleration.

I also replaced the clutch at the same time.







It's a good job I decided to take it out...this could have been very nasty indeed.



I then broke the clutch in, the only way I know how



I did a trackway at Blyton to get the year started







Managed a 1.11 around Blyton, more than happy with that.


Made a car friend and went to the East-coast




Time for some improvements; I'm all about the carbon fibre this season -

















Interior done (unless I trip over some CF seats somewhere...)

Now lets look at that mess under the bonnet;

















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big_wasa

posted on 12/6/17 at 08:03 PM Reply With Quote
You missed out some of the rivets.
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daveb666

posted on 12/6/17 at 08:05 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by big_wasa
You missed out some of the rivets.


was easier to use a wood chisel and a hammer





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daveb666

posted on 11/9/17 at 08:08 PM Reply With Quote
Ultimate weight saving with a carbon fibre VIN plate -



I was having major problems with over-heating still. I spoke to numerous companies that make bespoke stuff but was told to simply replace the 'copy' chinese radiator I had for a proper one. Out came the wallet







The old rad was replaced for a slightly thinner (but crucially lighter!) Mishimoto version. Temps are hugely reduced, I genuinely can't believe the difference.

More carbon weight saving in the form of a carbon-fibre coil-pack cover


I then decided to rip the car apart during the 'warmest' weeks we had over Summer. The reason; carbon fibre side panels. Partially weight saving..partially to save me money when the car gets its new colour. More on that later..

The old side panels were fibre glass so it was a mixture of wood chisels, dreamers and grinders to get it all off.









I decided to 'do it properly' which meant all the front suspension came off.







I had vented side panels before; this time I upgraded them to 'fins' to give further cooling.





Finished!!!









Replaced the headlights for something brighter, smaller and again lighter!


Then went out for a drive with my buddy. He has a Hayabusa powered 'MK' kit car. We did some comparative roll-racing. My car goes past his like it's standing still; I genuinely thought he'd put the brakes on and given up as I went past!





I'm at the last car-show of the year this weekend and then all the panels that are currently green are coming off to go to the local bodyshop for a new colour. This will be totally different to the current/previous ones.





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daveb666

posted on 25/9/17 at 07:41 PM Reply With Quote
The car made it's trip the most pointless show ever. It was a local Gala/Country Fair that had a stand of Classic and Sportscars. The organisers for some reason stuck the cars in the corner of the field miles away from footfall and the public.





The outcome of that meant I was home by 1pm so decided to tear the car apart ready for the bodyshop.

Scuttle and bonnet vents off




Rear panel removed (this took so long!)


Panels loaded into the daily for paint. Holes to fill all marked up


Time to paint the cage whilst I've no panels to worry about. Nothing lairy, but I am swopping from matt black to a gloss black to tie in with the new paint and the carbon side panels.




...and this is just one of the potential new additions. A big rear wing. Currently just thrown on the cage as a test-fit but the end-game is to have custom CNC brackets off the rear bars. I have a friend in SA that competes in their TimeAttack and the rear wing made a big difference to his traction in high-speed corners; something I really struggle with.



The Jury is still out on whether or not it will actually go on. But my other on-going project is a big front spoiler/splitter to match from a Formula 3 car. As with the rear one; I'm still not 100% on how I'll progress with this yet.





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daveb666

posted on 2/10/17 at 07:55 PM Reply With Quote
This weeks update -

The roll cage is all finished in gloss black


I'm never far from 'For Sale' boards on a variety of forums.

Last week I found a reasonably priced steering wheel to replace the Momo Caterham one that I already had.

The old steering wheel was 260mm whilst the new one is 240mm, so a fair bit smaller. (and crucially lighter, ha)



and all fitted into the shell of my car


Good news from the bodyshop - the panels are all prepped and ready for paint -


Now a step-back in time.

This is the development of my front 'aero' - still very much a WIP. Still very much a learning curve for me. Whether or not it will work, make me faster or slower, or just fall off is all up in the air. It may not even make it onto the car, we will see.

No idea where the front spoiler is from; I suspect some entry level 'formula' racing? Jazzy graphics that's for sure.


Removing the graphics and marking it up


VERY rough idea for a bracket


Original mounting brackets on the wing removed and new ones made. I just needed to make some holes for them


Something like that -


New bracket plates mounted. Sikaflex always comes in handy. Along with some fixings underneath that have been ground off. They aren't going anywhere!


That's as far as that's got at the moment.

Whilst waiting for my body panels to come back I thought I'd give the car a check over. Around a month ago I smashed the sump pan on a spirited drive over Holme Moss. I knew I'd hit the floor but, as it wasn't leaking I didn't really worry about it.

On jacking up the car the sump had clearly taken a big hit -


Not ideal - decided it best to take the sump off and find a replacement.

On taking the sump off I found -


Urgh.

Doesn't look better on your finger either!


Best take a look at the bearings then -


Clearly worn but not that bad. Original as they have a 1989 date-stamp on them!

I've examined some of the other oil-ways, checked the filter etc and there is no other gunk or mess anywhere. I'm fairly convinced (or should that be have convinced myself) that the gunk and mess was in the sump was all dislodged when I smashed it. I also noticed the pickup mesh was damaged and dented so was obviously resting on the base of the sump itself.

I've ordered some replacement bearings (Clevite) and will of course flush out the engine, change the filter and replace all the necessary gaskets. I'm not one to spend money un-necessarily being a Yorkshireman and I'd love an excuse to actually rip it out and rebuild it with uprated parts but until it ACTUALLY breaks SWMBO says that's not an option





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big_wasa

posted on 2/10/17 at 08:24 PM Reply With Quote
Hope non of that has gone through the turbo.
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daveb666

posted on 3/10/17 at 07:09 AM Reply With Quote
Seems to be ok...





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daveb666

posted on 14/10/17 at 05:15 PM Reply With Quote
The bits are back from the bodyshop

So happy.

The colour is Yas Marina Blue (New m3/m4 colour)- it changes colour in every photo I take. It's such a great colour.

Just after the spraying


Collected in the daily


Rear panel bonded on and held with multiple 'clamps' (looks like the car has a nappy on!)


Scoop going back in the bonnet. Mesh to follow on the holes at the back



Scuttle panel back on


Carbon fibre aero-screen back on


Nose-cone in the boot of the daily to fit the NACA duct


Bonnet and nose-cone offered up on the car (see what I mean about the colour changing!)


Hoping to finish off building it all back up tomorrow, then it's just the engine I need to worry about it.





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Angel Acevedo

posted on 25/10/17 at 01:21 AM Reply With Quote
I missed your previous pictures so this is a little bit late...
The square corners in your bonnet may lead to premature cracking.
I sincerely hope Im wrong.
AA





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daveb666

posted on 25/10/17 at 10:52 AM Reply With Quote
Been like that two years now with no problems...





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big_wasa

posted on 25/11/17 at 09:51 PM Reply With Quote
Looking fresh for next season
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daveb666

posted on 8/1/18 at 09:07 PM Reply With Quote
Wing on. Car built Up. Engine back together.

Job done (yeah right!)










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big_wasa

posted on 8/1/18 at 09:19 PM Reply With Quote
I do like the blue
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posted on 9/1/18 at 12:24 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by big_wasa
I do like the blue

Some left overs from the roller door?






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