Well, after months of planning my project is underway.
The main focus for this car will be a street legal (SA laws)/ Tarmac vehicle.
Stage 1 of the build which we hope to complete by November this year will include the following modifications.
- Stripped, essentially as much weight out as possible - All sound deadening removed - 2 Velo ADR/FIA approved bucket seats. - Cusco cage with removable front points (after talking with regency in SA i have an exert from an email
"A roll cage can be fitted into the rear section of a vehicle provided that,
the rear seat and seat belts are removed and the roll cage is at least 150mm behind the drivers and front passengers head with the seats in the rear most position
If you fit aftermarket front seats, verification that they have been tested to comply with Australian Design Rule 3/00 and 22/00 would be required and if the original anchorages are not used a report from a Chartered Professional Engineer would be required.") - Aftermarket steering wheel
- The magician Kurt's intake and dumps (along with a FCD) - Straight through 1 piece 3 inch exhaust - FMIC
- R154 Box - 3 in. Aluminum 1pc Driveshaft - 1JZ Lightweight Flywheel - OS Giken 1.5way LSD
- Adjustable coilovers - Slotted rotors
So after all this is done, the car will go back together and clock some times at Collingrove hill-climb, and if all goes well with CAM log booking the 2012 Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally
I will be posting pics along the way, and if anyone wants specific photos along the way, let me know.
For now, a couple pics of the interior being stripped.
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 03:17 pm, by: Ben Lipman(Ben12a)
I had my twins rebuilt and highflowed. Already have dumps and exhaust, but Kurts pipes might be something for me to look at. I have only managed 240rwkw, but have not been chasing outright power due to the expense involved.
Have you got the lightened flywheel yet?
Are you doing the head work yourself, or getting it done at a shop?
Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 01:28 am, by: Ben Lipman(Ben12a)
WHen you say you want the head worked, what do you mean? I know we used to do a lot of head work twenty years ago, on cars that were built in the 60s, 70s and 80s, because those heads were frankly pretty much cast lumps of rubbish in terms of efficiency.
Due to the ever tightening belts of pollution, fuel economy etc head work came a long way in he late 80s and early 90s. The Yamaha head on the 1J is allegedly quite good in this respect.
Have you identified some areas that need improving, or are you talking about the 'port and polish'/port matching job that Jeff (?) has posted up on this forum? He essentially port matched all the pipe work and manifolds for the exhaust, inlet, etc and found good gains.
Drift motion get a good rap from a few blokes on this forum. I have not looked into how heavy the stock flywheel is to make a comparison but 11.5lb is, what, about 5.5kg?
DO you have Kurts aluminium pipes or steel? I am all about the weight these days, LOL.
Ben There's not to much weight difference between steel and alloy intakes i make maybe a kilo or 2. I have a set of steel intakes here i can weigh them up and then weigh up a standard set to compare. It's all at work i can do that tomorrow.
Ezekiel, coming along nicely mate looking forward to seeing it in the flesh!