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Road Race Build Journey of an auto Time Attack car

Average User Rating:
5/5,
Year:
1997
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
  1. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    No killers here dude LOL
     

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    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  2. gsxitement

    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Lol! Looks* killer
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    11.930 @ 119.000 MPH
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  3. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    Whats up peeps,

    Been trying hard to get ready for some test track days but keep getting delayed, but im nearly there and i am hopeing in july i can get out one 1!

    Mocking up the new wheels was a thing i had to do and make a choice wether to modify or run spacers, when i got the wheels i knew it was needing 1 or the other option! When online checking it showed the front needed around 10-15mm and the rear i would keep my 1' spacer. But i decided to change plans at the end LOL,

    I tested the fronts with no spacer with my mildly modified knuckles and they clear with close to 6.5mm gap clearance so thats good,

    The rears would not clear with no spacer so i took to the grinder and made a nice path for the tire ro sit and clear, it actually did not need alot off and for record i did not reinforce any of it nor the fronts either, the fronts are fine and i believe the rears will be aswel, lets just call it weight shaving LOL

    This now makes the setup different for me as i like the wider rear but i feel its safer for the wheel bearing strength. The rear will stick out 2" and the front 1.5". Now this is out the way my next steps are to modify the fenders to pull air out the wheel area and start making over fenders to cover the wheels and pass air over it.

    Been also mocming up my pedal box but in a bit of a pickle as its very tight, and as im doing brakes first then accel i have to try make it at least match somewhat to each other, its beginning to look like i have to make this pedal to my spec aswel which is not what i planned or wanted! I can cut it down but that will drastically make the ratio worze and a very hard pedal to push.

    So its coming along slowly but im doing vital bits now but getting there,

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    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  4. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    Been getting some bodywork done recently as its whats next in my long list of bodywork items to be done!

    Im doing this now as its ready to go to the molders as this is being made out of kevlar/carbon fiber in single skin form so its going to be pretty light but super rigid. The hood was my main concern because i want to extract as much heat as possible as we all know i melted a fan recently so i need as much help with heat as possible.

    Im not amazing at bodywork but i think it came out pretty nice.

    A few pics of the process along the way till final primer ready to be sent.

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    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  5. arrowhead

    arrowhead Proven Member

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    Did you speak to your mold maker about priming your plug.
    Better let that primer cure real good and plenty of wax coats and pva before doing lay up for mold.
    I would have left it with the old paint, and coat of sealer around your body work.
    Mandy
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Eagle Talon TSi

    Road Race Build

    16g   manual
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  6. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    He said to just prime it so he can see what he is working with, i guess old bad paint is hard to see stuff in compared to a fresh layer of paint,
    he will do any other final prep work needed to the hood that he has to for best results so im just doing as im told as i have no clue for the correct way to prep for such things,

    He might even sand it all down again to prep his way
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  7. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    Got some more parts developed,
    The fender braces are made and are to my shape as i have clesrance issues with my fenders im modifying, (wont be shown till complete) so because of this i had to go around and this is all the room i had, i might be able to add 1 other bar halfway up the middle support but it might not be worth it.

    Also hand made this pedal, just tacked together for now so i can mock the rest of it up and confirm the rotation is good for the master cylinders, its to my size because i was looking at all over pedal boxes and they all quite high and seem to be close with the stock steering column so i opted to make my own, i will be making a base to locate on the floor and fit nicely and as compact as possible. I got a billet accel pedal also i will tie into the floor plate and somehow figure out the cable situation LOL.

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    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  8. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    So a thing happened today! Last minute I decided to go to a local ish cars and coffee meet as i have not been very social over the past year and as i was about to leave got told i was getting an award for best car of the day! Awesome, so i won over many other nice cars and a viper ACR-S!

    First thing car related i have ever won.
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    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  9. gsxitement

    gsxitement Proven Member

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    YEEEEEEESSSSSSSS
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    11.930 @ 119.000 MPH
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  10. rEclipserGST

    rEclipserGST Proven Member

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    Kick a**!! Props to you sir! That is not an easy task to do. Love the socks && the shift padels. Would love a how to so i can build a pair for myself.
     
    My DSM:
    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.583 @ 108.440 MPH
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  11. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    I love these socks, i got like 3 pairs of them, 2 versions on white and black, LOL

    I never built them shifters, i bought them from the company who did which is track formula here in the UK. Well Scotland to be exact. Linked with a road surge unit it works really well
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  12. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    Its all on youtube aswel if you want to see it in opperation
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  13. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    Not posted in a while, mainly because ive had no time on my car and i got all these lovely arms to make for the group, but once im done i will get back onto the car once again alot more!!!

    I did manage to do a little fab work in break ti.es at work and got my rear roll bar canterlevers mocked up and ready to have machined out of billet, decided to make new rear lower arms and attach it to my shock instead, this setup and le.gth should see me in the mid 400lbs range of bar rate and its adjustable also and i can swap bars out in a few minutes to further stiffen or weaken it to suit,
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    Dont worry about the mix match parts as they inly mockup items, all new items perfectly sized and bolts are being used and the plate is just a temp/mockup, once this is complete i can set it all off for coating and then get my ice subframe and parts on the car!



    On another note a website is starting to blog my progress as they was very happy how i have gotten into suspension and wanting to learn it all being an amateur so check it out and look over the site! Its a great read and very useful
    http://suspensionsecrets.co.uk/bobbys-build-an-introduction/ they also have a Facebokk page aswel if you want to follow them

    Im looking into making my own racing radiator with internal coolers instead of air to liquid as i feel its going to need better cooling as time goes on so might as well make the jump now! So im looking at doing this by winter and adding an electronic waterpump with control unit to help keep it as stable as possible. Will have 2 built in coolers to the core, 1 trans and 1 oil, this is in phase 1 currently as i want to make it as big as possible to handle future power and cooling needs aswel.
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  14. gsxitement

    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Will this layout work with AWD cars? I'm really interested in bar options. Something these cars lack huge is bar options. I know that bars are the last step in suspension mods, but added tuning is always a good thing in my eyes. Great job as usual.
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    11.930 @ 119.000 MPH
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  15. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    Ideally yes however this is my custom location of ARB so its not stock location, but in theory it could work the same if the layout allows it to fix to the same location and results make it equate ro the same output, any minor alteration can adjust the bars rate, so it does vary,
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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