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205hp was the max peak but it may be from tires slipping a bit and catching grip again. 200 is littel filtered number.

Couple pics from the bench.

Tommy

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Our first race was in Kemora track week and half ago. It was quite long trip: drive to the track on thursday, tested whole friday, practices and qualification saturday, two races on sunday and travel back on monday. As a whole the result was good although there was some trouble included.

Friday: on first laps I noticed bad vibration on main straight about 250 meters before corner. I had to lift gas not to brake the car. We figured it's the main shaft and changed differential from 4,45:1 to 4,11:1 to slow it down. It helped but acceleration from couple of corners suffered. Then we tested some different spring setups but didn't achieve much.

Saturday morning I was the quickest on first practice. Then they put the scales up and we got the car weighed - 96kg underweight!! That's how much we bolted counterweight on the floor and on the rear subframe - good thing we had it with us. Still fastest on the 2nd practise and qualification on wet track! I spinned on the last lap and a fuel line was cut as the tank moved a little. There was some luck as the leak really got bad after I was back on pits.

1st race: Pole position caused some extra swetting on hands. Car left quite well from the line but I was not able to get 2nd gear on and fell about 8 positions. In the end I just caught the leading group of 3 cars that had a tough fight through the whole race so I was 4th only couple seconds behind the winner.

I had 2nd best laptime so I started 2nd at another race. Even though I really concentrated on the start and shifting I still could not find second gear! Another race was just like the first one. I lost time in the beginning and then more when passing the slower cars and could not reach the fastest ones ending up 5th.

I'm happy as the potential of the car got proofed, no damage, some setbacks but nothing serious. About the shifting problem I really don't on which end of the stick there's more reason.

Thanks to all of you who have supported me during the project! You've really given me some motivation as it wasn't always easy to find.

Tommy

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I wasn't as competitive as I wished - result 5th and retired beeing 5th. The lack of power compared to Fords maybe effected more on this track. I don't like the track at all as there's no fast corners at all. Then there was also problem with the engine misfiring on the second start. I suppose it was due to low voltage. I trusted the alternator system too much and didn't charge the battery during nights - just stupid. I'm still happy - no damage or major setbacks and racing was fun. A bit disappointed because there was a chance to be third without the misfiring problem in 2nd start.

Now I started using 2nd gear. It wasn't a disaster as previous tries but tires were spinning a lot.

For those interested here's a link to Imp-site with over 400 pictures from the happening.

http://www.saarenmaki.net/impsivut/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=thumbnails&album=32

Tommy

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Where the Fords (I'm assuming the Escorts) running the SOHC or a Cosworth DOHC head? If SOHC, I'm surprised they are getting more power. How's your gearing? Where you using all your RPMs in top gear? Spinning tires in 2nd! Too bad close ratio boxes are extinct. You need a custom dogring box with taller gears 1st to 3rd!

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The "Fords" -

#1 is Cortina with Volvo engine I think its 2,7 liter 4 cylinder all home made. About 260 hp's and a alot of torque.

#2 is Escort mk1 with 2 liter SOHC. They are very popular in rallyes here and they take over 240 hp's out of them. I think most powerful na OHC's in world may be found from Finland.

#3 is Taunus coupe with v6. It's also working very well nowdays. The guy said he has about 230 hp, close ratio dogring box etc.

I also lost to the other 2002 which is much more stock than mine and not more powerfull. There I can't tell any other reason than a better driver which I have no difficulties to confess.

Tommy

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Hey, the season has been over for quite a while already. I finished third in the serie. It's quite good considering problems with brakes, main shaft, shifting etc. Without the troubles I could have been fighting for championship, but not this time.

I've already started some improvements for next year. I have Alcon 328x26mm brake discs for front and e34 300mm rear discs. It says CART racing on the Alcon box ;-) Rears are already mounted. Plans include an injection, probably KMS http://www.vankronenburg.nl/ Engine is dismantled and will be put back together with Skidmark rockers. Rev limit will be raised to somewhere between 8 and 9k, we'll see. Hopefully some hp's will be gained.

I will post some pics again when there's something to show.

Tommy

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The last post was a little misplaced so I copied it below. Here's something for starters. New adapters to use the old Superlites with Alcon 328mm discs were laser cut. Had to widen the calipers too. Still missing the center hubs. Big enough?

This may sound crazy but that's not new, you know ;-) I'm going to try making a slide throttle intake from scratch. The parts will be lasercut from 6mm aluminium. There will be ball bearings supporting the slide and teflon on the intake side to reduce the friction. We will see if it works or not.

Tommy

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Hey, the season has been over for quite a while already. I finished third in the serie. It's quite good considering problems with brakes, main shaft, shifting etc. Without the troubles I could have been fighting for championship, but not this time.

I've already started some improvements for next year. I have Alcon 328x26mm brake discs for front and e34 300mm rear discs. It says CART racing on the Alcon box ;-) Rears are already mounted. Plans include an injection, probably KMS http://www.vankronenburg.nl/ Engine is dismantled and will be put back together with Skidmark rockers. Rev limit will be raised to somewhere between 8 and 9k, we'll see. Hopefully some hp's will be gained.

I will post some pics again when there's something to show.

Tommy

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Awesome! This car is crazy! Although, it doesnt look like there is much '02 left now :-P

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Thanks Todd! There's still the -02 spirit! It's true that for the same effort this could be done using whatever body as basis.

Tommy

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I test fitted the brakes with wheel. Still plenty of space. I think even some 16" wheels could fit ;-) Also received the center hubs. Now I would just have to find them from inside of that 2024 aluminum block.

Parts for the guillotine ITB are ordered. I made the desing so that nearly all the parts are lasercut. That's easy and cheaper for me than milling. Still a big job and there's no guarantine it'll ever work. I think the intake manifold is the most difficult.

Head is in a shop for the Schrick 39/48 valves to be fitted.

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I been thinking about my engine and how to improve power and efficiency.

I just borrowed my friend Innovate air fuel recording device and I hope to use it to tune my webers so I can get some more power.

for improving efficiency I was thinking I would follow your example and fit and electric water pump and since I do not have a thermostat the pump can regulate flow to adjust for temparature.

this is the pump and the contoller I was thinking about

http://www.cdoc.com/detail.asp?id=1304&name=

controller

http://www.cdoc.com/detail.asp?id=1305&name=

what pump did you use? how much was it?

Could I use the electric pump but still retain the stock alternator position? How could I make a smaller beltin that case?

Is that a stupid idea? ....if I'm going to do it might as well remove alternator too?.........

I remember you saying you were having dificulties with the alternator in the trunk not spining fast enough to charge the bateries?

did you ever resolve this problem?

I also just started learning Solidworks 2006 software to design some parts for my car. It's very fun powerful program! Can't wait to make some parts! Was looking at your slider desing and it looks very similar to Dave mcintire race car see here:

http://www.davidmcintyre.org/rebuild-no.html

that page has hundred of pictures and is really amazing all the work he has done!

here is a picture of slide injection on his 2.0L s14

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for improving efficiency I was thinking I would follow your example and fit and electric water pump and since I do not have a thermostat the pump can regulate flow to adjust for temparature.

this is the pump and the contoller I was thinking about

http://www.cdoc.com/detail.asp?id=1304&name=

controller

http://www.cdoc.com/detail.asp?id=1305&name=

what pump did you use? how much was it?

Could I use the electric pump but still retain the stock alternator position? How could I make a smaller beltin that case?

Is that a stupid idea? ....if I'm going to do it might as well remove alternator too?.........

I remember you saying you were having dificulties with the alternator in the trunk not spining fast enough to charge the bateries?

did you ever resolve this problem?

I also just started learning Solidworks 2006 software to design some parts for my car. It's very fun powerful program! Can't wait to make some parts! Was looking at your slider desing and it looks very similar to Dave mcintire race car see here:

http://www.davidmcintyre.org/rebuild-no.html

that page has hundred of pictures and is really amazing all the work he has done!

here is a picture of slide injection on his 2.0L s14

installed.jpg

I have used the original water pump. I just added electric motor and a small toothed belt to run it. The motor was if I remember correctly a blower motor of a FIAT tractor. It was selected from a shelf of local car electrics shop - 100 euros. Controller is a switch on dash and a relay! Of course pump is runnign all the time when ignition is on but I can also run it after engine is turned off.

Davies Craig pump looks VERY nice but a bit pricey for my taste.

Sure you could use stock alternator position if you can fit them all in. If pump+motor are remote located it would be easy. Just use shorter belt!

I still have the problem with alternator. I will try to add the speed by changing pulleys but I'm not sure if it will be enough now that I'm going to injection.

I've been drooling on the keyboard several hours looking David's page too!

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