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Gen 1 RX7 into tarmac rally Car - Group C Replica

Old 07-26-14, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by craaaazzy View Post
looking good. i thought about using an evo intercooler myself as well. looks like it's a good fit.
Yeah they are a good thing. Cheap sec d hand. Very light. Easily flow 400hp. Sensible size and the pipes turn back towards the intake and turbo for a nice fit.
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Old 07-26-14, 07:15 AM
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Can you elaborate on your dash fabric process? Im loving the look.
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Can you elaborate on your dash fabric process? Im loving the look.
It is typically a furniture for inside drawers called flocking. You spray a glue onto the surface, electrostatically charge the area and kind of spray the "flock" (fine short hairs I guess) and they stand on end and stick in the glue. Is kind of a velvety finish.

If you googling "flocking" it will turn up some info.
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MY. FAVORITE. BUILD.

This is seriously the cleanest and best looking first gen build I think I've ever seen. I want to build one into a racecar just like this someday after engineering school.

I'll be checking back frequently!
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I'm blown away by this build!! Please keep us updated with new pics and progress. And a video if possible!
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Cheers for all the positive feedback fellas.

So we put it on the scales today. 908kg.(2000lb in your language ) Admittedly the intercooler and radiator were out, as were the seats and the windscreen...and its dry. But safe to say we will land under 1000kg, (2200lb) I am punting 960-980. That with 450 odd at the treads should go alright.......
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Originally Posted by wangracing View Post
Cheers for all the positive feedback fellas.

So we put it on the scales today. 908kg.(2000lb in your language ) Admittedly the intercooler and radiator were out, as were the seats and the windscreen...and its dry. But safe to say we will land under 1000kg, (2200lb) I am punting 960-980. That with 450 odd at the treads should go alright.......
I would think so.
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Thanks for all the positive feedback Gents.

its very very close. Should be turning the key possibly as soon as tomorrow. Then its run in and then power tune. So extremely close. Got a few pics today. All the heat shielding is done. The exhaust is getting some final welds. Very nice work doing the lobster back welds to get it over the diff. Very happy with how it has come up. We have tested the fuel system and its pressurised without leaks. We have cranked it and have oil pressure. The hydraulic power steering works. Its all full of fluids and not leaking. Custom leads made. Just waiting on a couple of fittings to plumb in the overflow tank for the radiator and some final welds and bolt the exhaust on for good and we are good to go. Sooooo, next update should be a start up vid with any luck........

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Heat shielding and ceramic coating to the tunnel and dump pipe (inconel on the turbo and lower manifold as well.)

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Carbon shaft and Ti exhaust... Meant to be together.

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Some tricky welding to get it over the diff. Tight squeeze.

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Damn.....just Damn. Beautiful build. Thanks for sharing!
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Cheers Fellas,

well a bit more progress. All fluids are in, brakes are all bled up, it runs with no dramas. Heated screen went in today. Main fab job left is the in car adjustable sway bar. Is a fair bit going on with the rear diff so will be a challenge finding a home for it.

Crappy phone vid of the first start....

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Engine bay complete. All inconel and reflecta gold insulation in place.

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Advice taken and kevlar guard fabbed for the puel pump and surge tank.

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Ti exhaust all in.

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And the most complete looking pic of it to date. Excuse the ***** panel gap at bumper and bonnet. Was just dropped into place for some pics for the CAMS logbook.... thats right....its been inspected and signed off and the application went in to CAMS (our local Motorsport authority) today for the logbook so it can race.

Hits the dyno Wednesday and all going well, out to the track ASAP after that.

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I'm not WORTHY!!

Man, this has been an INCREDIBLE build! The car looks absolutely fan-freaking-tastic! Excellent job.
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That first start up was too easy.
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So much win in this thread!!
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the car came together very very nicely.
Great work.
I bet you are eager to get some track time in.

Congrats
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Cheers for that. Yep. Can't wait to get to the track.

I'll just leave this here...

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Oh my, that's delicious
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quite simply one of the cleanest, best-looking and most well-executed builds i've seen in quite some time. PERIOD!

congratulations, sir!
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I'm curious, how did you make that door skin. Or did you buy that whole door cover like that?
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Door cards are a sheet of carbon cut out to suit. Easy to make your own sheet. Get a glass door. Coat it with release agent. Lay the carbon cloth. Wet it out with epoxy resin. Then back it with normal fibreglass cloth to get thickness required to make it stiff enough. Let resin go off. Peel it out if the mould and nice glassy/gloss finish carbon sheet. Then just cut to pattern of factory door card.


Ps diabolical1 I need a like button. . Thanks for your kind words. I am humbled by the appreciation of the build from those posting within the thread.
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What an inspiring build!

Are you probing for EGT just after the turbo, or are you monitoring the runners in the manifold as well?
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Cheers for the feedback. You are spot on. Afr is monitored post turbo in the dump and EGT is in the manifold.
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Old 09-12-14, 05:46 AM
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Have you done a max power run yet?

Beautiful build dude congrats.
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I did do a run on the dyno. Got 417 RWHP. (allegedly aussie dynos are said to read lower than us) Am yet to actually drive it. That should be a week away. Be interested to see how it actually feels seat of the pants. Will give it a run own the strip at some point as well which is always a good way to verify the actual power.
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Good power dude, keep us posted how you get on. My 250rwhp feels **** your pants quick so that'll feel insane.
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Unbelievable. I agree with diabolical... a very very nice build. Hard to believe.
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