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About Mitch_Dubya

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  • Birthday 08/30/1987

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  1. So I’ve remounted the fuel cell. Car fired up and runs fine. Finished stripping the wiring loom and bolted in the cage. A little worried about the rear stay mounting bolts fouling the tyres. I’ll cut off the excess just in case Just a few little jobs to finish off before Winton BP sprint round 1 on Sunday. Oil change, new pads, change wheels. I’ll go back to semi slicks which puts me in class D, save getting my arse kicked by built 32 gtr track car on full slicks
  2. I might be off the mark but this might help someone out. In my track car I was having trouble with the quick release and steering wheel combo I wanted, putting it way too close to my chest. I wanted to use a collar quick release instead of a push button one therefore no slim option. I also wanted to use a suede steering wheel which I couldn’t find in a completely flat option. Obviously the combo wasn’t going to work for me. I was trying to find a short/slim boss kit/hub but the only ones I found didn’t give measurement so that I’d know it was going to help. I bought one listed and ‘short’ and for a Nissan patrol but it was perfect. Not sure if that link will work. I had to lose the indicator cancel bracket which is no great loss.
  3. Fuel cell welded up and modified New pads, the best money can buy What a shit job that was. Some of it came away so easy and some I just beat with a hammer Before the cage makes the job harder I’ve stripped out a bunch of unused ‘commodore meets Nissan’ wiring loom. Could still shed about half again but I want to race in about 10 days so it can wait. I’ve also removed the two black flares to be painted. Removed the boot to be painted. Sprayed the interior all black for now. Made new mounts for the fuel cell, bought a short steering wheel hub so I can run a quick release. Bought a race suit and sent it back because it didn’t fit.
  4. Had one last local track day for the year. Weather was bad but was due to clear up as the day went on. Only got one session and then had a severe fuel leak. The way we’d mounted the fuel cell had fouled and cracked the cell. Roll call turned up from agi, I went with a bit of a custom design, less crossbars and weight, x side bars, stretched front arms and side intrusion for clearance with no dash or door cards. I’ve gutted the car, will get some dry ice when I finally get a day off. One benefit of working crazy busy and not being able to work on the car is being cashed up for car parts Winton now requires race suits for all proper events so I’ll order one soon. Theres an event in two weeks that I could probably make it to in some capacity but I won’t commit until I get the cell back. Was promised end of this week but I don’t have much faith. Not too worried as the to do list is long; Must do - Fuel cell Then race Want to do - Sound deadening Roll cage Quick release wheel (need to find a slim hub?) Fit new front bar/look at aero Paint two black flares New brake pads or big brake kit Paint boot lid Mount wing better/stronger/higher Lexan 1/4 windows with naca Rewire Weight reduction 1.5way Turbo Better driver Between this car an a vl beater I’d like to do 12 - 15 events this year
  5. Hey mate, are these still available?
  6. Yeh good point, still running a shimmed diff. Maybe it just felt like similar track time because there wasn't many wasted laps with traffic or having to do cool down laps to give the brakes a rest.
  7. Cheers man, yeh i forgot to mention what rear camber i wanted but assumed he'd do what he thought was best. I guess he just didn't touch it. There'll be a couple more tweaks ill want done so it'll be back. It was occasionally breaking traction in the rear on some exits but it kinda chirped then gripping up again. May be a 'slick' thing coz they dont really squeal to let you know you're about to break traction like semis do or it may be a little too much rear toe in. Format is excellent though, I'm thinking ill do all 5 next year if i can. Six groups according to previous lap times, grid up on the second straight and take off in pairs, drag to the first corner (or if you're smart, line up next to a mate and one takes off 3 seconds later) for 1 standing, three flying. Four sessions for points and there was time for a 5th so it was as much track time as the test and tune but apparently the numbers were usually higher.
  8. Alignment done just in time to load up for Winton Weather was threatening showers and storms possible all day but we had a pretty good day. In the top class Modified, turbo awd because of the slicks, the BP sprint runs a standing lap and three flyers and scored by adding you best of each for the day. Last time out here was a year ago on old semis and a heap of camber and I managed a 1:39. After the first session I was stoked to be P1 overall with a 1:33.4 flyer and a 1:40 standing. Obviously knew the car had a bunch more in it, taking it relatively easy on the first lap in particular. The car was basically faultless all day which was good because I managed to forget basically all my tools. I focused and learning how to get the best out of the new set up which I couldn’t fully master. If I remember some tool for the final sprint of the season next week I might check and play with tyre pressures also. I finished the day with a 1:32.0 flyer and managed to hook up and fluke a 1:36 standing lap which I’m stoked with. It was enough for 3rd overall behind two fellow club members in a 32gtr and SR20 Datsun. I’ll definitely be doing more of those days next year. The new wheels and tyres with a bigger overall diameter means some of the gear changes for this track have changed for my rig. Most notably, I wasn’t getting into 5th on the main straight but I think the engine may be slightly down on power from the last one. I’ll have to get it in for a tune in the off season and get a touch up. Despite being over 7 seconds quicker, coming onto the straight carrying a lot more speed and breaking deeper, the top speed was only 8km/h faster than last year.
  9. Got the slicks mounted up Shorter lcas made and fitted And a few other little jobs ticked off, replaced wheel bearing, tie rod boot. In for a full alignment Thursday and then BP sprint at Winton on Sunday
  10. New diff and fuel system were fine but alternator has died on me. Picked up some slicks ready to mount on my now vacant 18x10s I’ve ordered a new alternator and a flat Nardi style steering wheel so I can use a quick release adaptor. I’ll put my old one in my dirt track 92’ corolla. Next big purchase will have to be a roll cage, hopefully in the next month. I want to stick with bolt in because I’m convinced I’m gonna put this thing in a wall at some point, just need to do some homework. Next race is 6 weeks away, enough time to make some new lca’s, get a wheel alignment and mount up the slicks
  11. Pulled the stock tank out of the dirty3, not a fun or easy job. Needed a farm hoist to make the job easier. Tank internals were all f**ked up and bent out of place which meant we were never gonna get the last 20+ litres out of the tank. Explains the fuel surge issues we were having. Cut out the spare wheel well bracket an took to it with a sledge hammer to mount the cell and central and far forward as possible. Positioned the cell sump to the rear so fuel would run towards the outlet under heavy acceleration. Plumbed up the fuel lines and wired up the pumps and she's about ready to go again this weekend. With the 25kg+ reduction in tank weight and the unusable fuel we were lugging around this should shave 40 - 50kgs. I'll take it for a run at a fun day at Winton on Saturday to test the fuel system and diff. I'll just be running the fed 595's that came with the weds. I'll finish off what's left of them off at another drift day at Winton skid pan that the car club is running early October then I'll grab some slicks and see how it stacks up with the big boys.
  12. A few changes and a few purchases. Got a set of 18x10 weds sa70's real cheap from a local sau memeber. Wanted to get rims this size as a club member has a virtually unlimited supply of cheap slicks that most of those ahead of me are running. We've done the typical rough as guts door cards and rear fire wall hole filling with thin alloy. Rattlecanned the parcel tray black on Friday to get rid of the glare for a weekend of racing. I will dry ice the sound deadening eventually and paint it better. Toying with a xr8 powerbulge for a future top mount blower that may never happen and had it vinyl wrapped. The club ran a lap dash at Wilby on Saturday, camped the night at the local and ran a drift day there on the Sunday. The car ran faultlessly for grip, bar a little fuel surge issue in the last session when the fuel level was down under 1/4. Threw 20l at it as I'd qualified p7 for the top 10 shootout. Wasn't my cleanest lap as it just started to rain in my warm up but it got heavier for some so it was enough for p2 with a pb of 35.55 still with clapped out old semis. Big night on the turps and a trailer skid later, my first attempt at a drift day on a very narrow track. Was a heap of fun and spent a lot of time off track before I blew a hole in the diff. I was having too much fun to realise that I was single pegging my last lap for the weekend. I haven't pulled it down yet to investigate but happy with how the car ran across the weekend. Not wanting it to be out of action for long, it's back out to the farm for a freshly shimmed diff, a shorter set of modified lcas, fuel cell and a few other small jobs, should be ready to race again as soon as next week.
  13. Thanks John, in the essence of bush mechanic style build, our temp solution is a giant brake light in front of my eyes wired for oil pressure warning... can i ask what clutch master setup you used? we're contemplating a change