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Road Race Build 2G Auto Time Attack race build!

Year
1997
Model/Trim
Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

ec17pse

Freelancer
5,060
2,306
Nov 1, 2008
London, UK, Europe
I colored the timing marks on the cover too. Much easier to see when you put the timing light:thumb:
Haha i had the pen on me and thougt ya know what! I wanna mark these to see easier. Dont k ow why they dont come white from the factory but its wayyy better now its color and can see it all better
 

ec17pse

Freelancer
5,060
2,306
Nov 1, 2008
London, UK, Europe
Been trying to do little bits here and their till the rad core turns up.

Managed to get the EWP installed and mounted which allows it to absorb vibrations and move around a small amount which is what they say is a good idea. The 20AN lines were a bugger to do in small places and i did struggle since its somewhat a tight ish bend. I ended up having to soak it in hotwater and it made it a heck of alot better to fit and work with and bend for that matter.
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I also found a spot for the ewp controller inside the car and now have to figure out where to get it through the bulkhead as i got no hole space left.
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My fans also turned up which are 305m? 1350cmf units each!! These are some nice quakity fans and many people here who race are using these fans.
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Lastly my new turbo blanket arrived as the old one is well...... Broken! Yet its only had 3000miles on it. The company didnt know why it failed outside but they discounted the new one for me.
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One last thing to tease you also.
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ec17pse

Freelancer
5,060
2,306
Nov 1, 2008
London, UK, Europe
Not much to report apart from getting my setrab oil coolers in and today went in to start mocking it all up for mounting and some ducting on them. I opted for some big buggers and perhaps a bit too big but these are rated to 47% more cooling then my current Long Tru coolers are.

Im just awaiting some rubber bobbins for the lower section but the top is done and the side ducts are done and will seal against the intercooler with foam padding and this will make sure all air coming through the intercooler will go through the other coolers and not around them.
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I also finished covering my alt heatshield so its all painted and gold lined.
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ec17pse

Freelancer
5,060
2,306
Nov 1, 2008
London, UK, Europe
Whats up you lot. Alot has gone on and good and bad things have happened!

My rad core turned up finally so i started work on that mocking it up and getting the end tanks welded up, i did not know the best design for end tanks so i tried to research on whats best but did not find much on this so i just went with a normal square setup as most are and they work well. Alot of the race rads also do this so might aswel to as they do right.

Once that was made i went on to supporting it and for this i used the upper rad bracket rubbers flipped upside down and they fit nicely with that done i had to figure out the AN fittings (shall come back to this issue later)

I started mocking up the ducting for it all and got most of it made. Its not quite how i invisioned it but its what it is and its mainly because i have the hood vent im going to vs a huge opening in the hood. Maybe next time i can redo it and chop the hood vent out and make new ducting thats more open and not as tight in the top!??

I just have the front duct left for the intercooler and then i can look at getting it all wired up and hopefully soon to start it up!

AN fittings!!!!! Well i want to say that 20AN lines suck! So much so i have now decided to cut off the bungs and weld on straight connectors and i will be going back to silicone hose. Its just a pain in the ass working in a tight space with huge fittings and a hose thats very stiff. At least with silicone hose i have some flex and movement. Thankfully i can send most of the AN fittings back, even then i will save money LOL 20AN are not cheap. Dont get me wrong i wanted to use AN fittings but they are huge fittings and they did not line up well and if they did the small amount of hose would of likely caused me issues down the line

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ec17pse

Freelancer
5,060
2,306
Nov 1, 2008
London, UK, Europe
Ditched the AN fittings and bungs on the rad and IN on the EWP! Decided last night enough was enough and made some slip on joints to weld on and i actually got to machine down the 16/20 AN adaptor so that saves me money and time so its now ready to accept a hose. This is much easier and more space friendly.

Ordered the hoses not long ago so should be here tuesday and can finally get this sorted.

I also had to make another coolant recovery tank as i didnt look at that when i made the rad and it was very close to the intercooler piping also. Thankfully i had another pro-werks cap sitting around so used that and got it sitting over the intake pipe.

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ec17pse

Freelancer
5,060
2,306
Nov 1, 2008
London, UK, Europe
Well this is the last weekend at work on the car. I have done aload of work and finally finished the biggest fabrication on it.

The smaller things are just trimming and such now which i can do later at home in the garage and bring it into work if required.
So the next stages are to wire up the EWP fuel pumps and into the wireless system. I have to replumb the fire extinguisher since i removed that out of the engine bay.

Once thats all done im going to put on a basic tune and see what i can adjust for idle and then see about getting to a dyno for proper setting up. This means alot of reading and learning fast to hone the skills in.

So as of today this is where i have left work with. All the rad and intake system is now fully ducted from bumper ram to vent out the hood! I could not 100% seal every area completely or i wont be able to get anything out or even in so the areas that are open is small and likely to only leak a small amount vs the rest thats done.

I also redo the coolant pipes with silicone hoses, this was way easier and much nicer to work with. Thankfully the company took all my remaining fittings back for a refund.

Another thing on my list to do was refix the lower bumper and its droop. I used some spare alloy L extrusion and cut and welded it into shape and then bolted it on, this was such a good idea from my first attempt and now the whole bottom side is flat and rigid! I shall take that win as its forever bugged me this has.

Also after this month once i get paid i will also saved up enough for my car wrap from KPMF! So then i can get that sorted shortly as the last job to do.
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ec17pse

Freelancer
5,060
2,306
Nov 1, 2008
London, UK, Europe
Had all my powder coating back now so i can start to get it all together. Im onto the last lart of the wiring also which is wiring up the fuel level sender and gauge and final fuel pump. The rest has been done and wrapped up.

Not much pics to show or details since its just small bits done so far.

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