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loggyboy

posted on 13/5/19 at 12:25 AM Reply With Quote
New race car...

Next tick box on route to racing has been made.
Picked this up today.




Tatty yes, but proven race winning car for only a little more than the parts alone needed to upgrade my current track Clio.
Next is my ARDs which i hope to book in coming weeks with the aim of doing a few events this year before a full season next year.
On a side note the Kia peformed faultlessly for the ~500mile round trip so even more pleased with that choice of tow car.

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Andy D

posted on 13/5/19 at 06:15 AM Reply With Quote
Nice. Which series do you intend to race in?
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loggyboy

posted on 13/5/19 at 07:46 AM Reply With Quote
750mc Ktec 182 series. Nice close racing and decent grid sizes.
https://www.750mc.co.uk/formulae/clio-series.htm

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theduck

posted on 13/5/19 at 08:54 AM Reply With Quote
If you havent already committed yourself to the k-tec series, the tricolore series is another very good option https://www.trackattackraceclub.com/series/tricolore/
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nick205

posted on 13/5/19 at 01:42 PM Reply With Quote
Loggy

Not familiar with the race series - are there rules on what you can/can't remove from the car to reduce the weight (bits of trim etc)?

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loggyboy

posted on 13/5/19 at 02:11 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
Loggy

Not familiar with the race series - are there rules on what you can/can't remove from the car to reduce the weight (bits of trim etc)?


Fairly strict rules but it can be stripped inside.
Basic regs are:

Clio 182 cup spec only
Control coilovers
Control ECU
Control engine mounts
Control wheels and tyres
Standard brakes, but Friction material is free

Then the usual 'If its not expressly permitted, then it should be deemed prohibited'


I did consider the tricolore but liked getting foot in door of the 750mc as would one day like to go into RGB series. As the car is fully to spec for the ktec series I cant see me changing, at least for a season.

[Edited on 13-5-19 by loggyboy]

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nick205

posted on 14/5/19 at 10:08 AM Reply With Quote
Sorry for the questions...

I'm guessing you're allowed to have a roll-cage fitted in the car?

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jps

posted on 14/5/19 at 11:02 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by nick205
Sorry for the questions...

I'm guessing you're allowed to have a roll-cage fitted in the car?


Required I am sure!! Presumably full incar fire extinguisher system too.

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loggyboy

posted on 14/5/19 at 11:08 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
Sorry for the questions...

I'm guessing you're allowed to have a roll-cage fitted in the car?


Yes, 6 point bolt in cage is mandatory, with door bars and harness bar. As is a plumbed extinguisher, cut off etc. Series falls under the usual MotorsportUK bluebook regs. All of which is fitted to this already, saving me a lot of time and hassle.

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loggyboy

posted on 15/5/19 at 10:14 PM Reply With Quote
Had a play around with a colour scheme to mask the dents!



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Ivan

posted on 16/5/19 at 03:47 PM Reply With Quote
Like the colour scheme - go for it.
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Yazza54

posted on 8/6/19 at 06:39 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
Loggy

Not familiar with the race series - are there rules on what you can/can't remove from the car to reduce the weight (bits of trim etc)?


Fairly strict rules but it can be stripped inside.
Basic regs are:

Clio 182 cup spec only
Control coilovers
Control ECU
Control engine mounts
Control wheels and tyres
Standard brakes, but Friction material is free

Then the usual 'If its not expressly permitted, then it should be deemed prohibited'


I did consider the tricolore but liked getting foot in door of the 750mc as would one day like to go into RGB series. As the car is fully to spec for the ktec series I cant see me changing, at least for a season.

[Edited on 13-5-19 by loggyboy]


Give me a shout if you have any queries regarding RGB.. or come find me at a meeting for a chat, works spire no. 54, cheers





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loggyboy

posted on 8/6/19 at 10:59 PM Reply With Quote
Passed my ARDs a few weeks back at brands, ARDs was no probs but sadly couldnt put in many laps as the slightly stricter noise restrictions in the evenings meant as soon as i went for it I was black flagged. They let me out again and managed 10 or so laps at 75%.
Was enough to know car felt good and is ready as it can be for a race weekend

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Originally posted by Yazza54

Give me a shout if you have any queries regarding RGB.. or come find me at a meeting for a chat, works spire no. 54, cheers


Thanks! Im hoping to be at Silverstone in Aug as its close and a track im familiar with. Im now registered with the series as car 44. If i get a moment to come say Hi over the course of the weekend I will come find ya!

A couple of shots from brands:





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loggyboy

posted on 22/7/19 at 11:37 AM Reply With Quote
its been a while since I updated this so here's what i've been up to in the last couple of months.
Not much left to do now, apart from actually race.

First race is on Sunday 11th August at Silverstone. If any of you fancy coming along to see how I get on the tickets are only 10 in adv, and give full access to the paddock and grandstands. https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/750-motor-club-august/


I started tidying up some of the electrics as the drivers window was unreliable - I suspected dodgy earth or similar bad connection. Eventually found a disconnected earth that had been bundled up with the disused airbag loom. Had been like it since I bought it so no idea why it wasnt an issue before. Reconnected and everything is back to normal. This gave me the chance to start playing with the less important bits and bobs.
First up was the interior trim. Door cards had been replaced with ally sheets, but the switches and door handles had been bodged by cutting the old plastic door pulls. So put the 3d printer to the task.














Not 100% happy with the design, but they work and not bad as a 1st prototype.

Also fitted the lap time transponder.

Took her for a rolling road run to confirm she was running well. She is.





A healthy BHP a smooth curve and a good AFR.

Upgraded to the latest MSA towstraps - not required yet, but saves adding them when they inevitably mandate them.




Added my old S3 phone to datalog and give me a predictive lap delta, and the 10hz GPS in the background.



Hardwired the camera power supplies so I dont have to worry about battery life, and can also set them to dashcam mode so they will record automatically. (regs state 1 camera must be fitted to see driver and front view, and its drivers responsibility footage is available to clerk of course on request.)



Gave her a quick rinse as shes going in Tuesday to have the graphics added.



The final design i've worked up with paintshop...



[Edited on 22-7-19 by loggyboy]

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loggyboy

posted on 25/7/19 at 03:25 PM Reply With Quote
Looks like a proper race car now







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