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Was tossing up whether or not to put up a build because progress has been slow. But i thought it will probably give me initiative to keep it going if i had a build thread.

 

 

The first car i built was my turbo b18c hatch

 

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It was fun but was issue after issue and was starting to cost an arm and a leg. Also i invested that much time, effort and money into it, so as soon as i ended up on the track i was too chicken shit to push hard. I didn't want to wrap it around a tree or sport the bill for the 4 hour tow home back to hervey bay from lakeside.

 

Always been a fan of building and not buying but this came up for a bargain so i picked it up for $3000

 

 

Stock sr20det

Intercooler

oil cooler

Power fc w/ boost controller

3" tbe

hks rs gauges boost / oil temp / oil pressure / egt

racetech fixed seat

sabelt 6 point harness

Harness bar

fire extinguisher

fuel pressure regulator of some sort

bosch fuel up of some sort

greddy catch can

R33 gtst brakes

2871

z32

700cc injectors

exedy ceramic button

Volk emu 17x8 17x9

RSRs

 

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Nick Reeves photography, Hit that guy up https://www.facebook...evesPhotography

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Always amazed how small the civic's radiator is =p

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Nice one, your doing it right! Actually driving the thing and learning and building all at once. Too man people go all out on a car before they even drive it.

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Thanks

 

I didn't want to drive it at a track until i got it tuned. Old owner said it was tuned on octane booster and i really didnt want to run it. Instead of getting it tuned then do bolt ons and re tune again, i thought id do it all before i drive it the first time.

 

Will be binning the octane booster and running 100 octane avgas

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Forgot i had this thread.. Wow its been over 12 months.

 

Had the car tuned and made a bulletproof 300hp at the hubs and ditched avgas idea when i decided to register it. Made it out to lakeside last weekend for its first time

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After a spin in my first hot lap i realized it drives completely different to the civic and i got a little cautious after that

 

Session 1 was a write off because my exhaust snapped a couple hangers and i had to do some ziptie repairs

forgot to turn my gopro on but will get footage off a mate from his rear facing gopro

 

 

Session 2 gave me a 1:08 which i wasn't too stoked with but was happy about a cleaner session

http://youtu.be/6XoGnW4jDqk

 

 

Session 3 felt better but was copping a lot of traffic. after a red flag helped me position myself better in the field my very last lap got me a 1:05.8 which i am super happy with.

Just a facebook video of the last lap but the whole session is uploading now.

https://www.facebook...151232467305862

 

Will go back next time (hopefully midweek sprints at the end of november or street sprints start of december) with sway bars to hopefully fix a little but of understeer i was getting and a bit more preparation. Don't want to do any aero until i start struggling to go faster.

 

Next on the cards will be sway bars / new bushes / half cage / 5 stud. Just keeping my eye out for any bargains

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Good lap times, will be at lakeside with www.timeattack.com.au next weekend myself.

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Thanks guys

 

33 gtst brake conversion is in the works at the moment. Just redrilled the fronts for 4 stud until i find some s14 hubs, rears were bolt in though. Obviously new pads a rotors before i race next.

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Also have whiteline f&r swaybars, 33 gtst master cylinder and HEL brake lines to go on before december.

 

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Brakes, sway bars and crushco cage in. Got my ebc yellow stuff pads just seeing how funds are looking if i can afford to replace rotors with them. I know i SHOULD but i am broke as a joke and there is still plenty of meat left in the old ones

 

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Ran a new PB of 64.9 last saturday. Video is being temperamental uploading but will post as soon as its up

 

Some rad photos from fifoto, when im not so broke i'll have to grab the hi reses but the proofs are good for now

 

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Definitely heaps more time in it. Much better to work up to a fast lap time than end up in the wall, especially at Lakeside.

 

Are you heel and toeing on the downshifts? I doesn't look/sound like it from the vid.

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Nuh not enough tallent at the moment. Does it make much difference?

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it feels more secure coming into the corner when down shifting because you can grab the gear quick (dropping the clutch) instead of releasing the clutch slowly hoping it doesnt compression lock. good for a hard entry into eastern loop with my diff ratio as im downshifting after my initial turn in point

 

@5:10 i have a brain fade while cruising and shift into 3rd without heel toe. being not used to it it locks the rears straight away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgSDwISLz0&list=UU4ouUoRcUuj9eE1ybolHXUg&index=3

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Ahh i see. most times hard into hungry i was getting compression lock. ill try that next time i'm out

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also check my youtube for a video called "test", it shows the pedal box video aswell for any tips and tricks, i'm only a noob to rl car racing so don't think my word is gospel

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Yep. Nicks onto it. You can practice doing it when you're just cruising around on the street. Get used to blipping the throttle while you're braking. Makes heaps of difference under hard braking.

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Thanks for the advice gents. I'm all ears if you spot any other imperfections in my driving. hoping for a 62 on street treads and no aero before getting a wing / splitter and semis happening

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Got impatient / bored and wanted to do a cheap and easy mod so i knocked up a trail splitter today

 

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Next day off i will attach the air dam and add a bit more structural bracing too it and i'm laughing. Once it's painted it wont look so obnoxious

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Just about done the splitter, couple more coats of paint and she'll be set. Now i just need a wing

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:D feels pretty damn good to be pioneering silvia racing in QLD, making it known that its achievable with only a mild budget to come and get amongst it.

Busting myths, proving that its not necessary to spend big dollars to meet the thick and picky rulebooks of CAMS and IPRA

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Haha callum you knobber

 

Air dam was just normal garden edging and some L brackets on the rear screwed into splitter. The issue is i cant take the front bar off or on with air dam attached so i had to have the bolts sticking outwards of the L bracket which looks aids but means i can remove the air dam to rip the front bar off without having to take the splitter off. I wanted to make the splitter completely stand off from the front bar. It isn't attached to it and it's such a snug fit it saves me having to put all 1,000,000 nuts and bolts back into mounting the front bar again

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BUT i will give cal credit.. I swear i harass that mofo twice a day with questions.

 

Without his words of wisdom my splitter would be mounted with dental floss, my brakes would fade, my sway bars would be completely wrong, if i ever used my tow strap i would have pulled off the front of my car and would have spent shit tonnes more money on other stuff where i wouldn't have had to.

 

Now i just need to stop driving slow

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