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    rally car: brap edition

    earlier in the year i had to sell off my time capsule spec s3 RX7 (as well as an e36 m3, E9 CSi, and 2002 amongst other things in clutchmonkey's great fire sale of 2018), leaving a figurative rotary sized empty space in my life and a literal empty space in the garage.


    i had been toying with the idea of another rotary at some point that i could tinker with, and at the same time was thinking of trying out some tarmac rallies or gravel rallies.
    the green 2002 shell i had fitted with m42 and steering rack was going to be built for this but the scale of the work needed, whilst possible, just wasn't going to happen with the small amount of spare time i had.



    so it got sold off, and then something popped up that could a) be ready to roll with minor cleaning up, and b) would fill both rally and rotary needs.
    went and inspected it, old mate took me on a... spirited test drive.. struck a deal and home it came.





    pic of it in former glory


    log booked, caged, mod plated for everything- will have it registered shortly.
    entered in dirt track event on the 16th!
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    Nice score. That should scratch the itch.


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    Nice If you need info on rallying a one - drop Spac a PM

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    nice, would love a toy like this

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    Awesome, nice purchase. They can be a pain to keep cool mid-stage but I think with more people running them now there is a lot more info out there on how to do so.

    Have fun!

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    Awesome, should be a ball
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    Looking forward to terrified reports of driving it in anger on gravel or worse!

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    In for roost pics! Nice score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdytoot View Post
    Nice If you need info on rallying a one - drop Spac a PM
    Sweet! Looks like itís done a few events- will mostly be driver mods I suspect haha
    Quote Originally Posted by Tardinator View Post
    Awesome, nice purchase. They can be a pain to keep cool mid-stage but I think with more people running them now there is a lot more info out there on how to do so.

    Have fun!
    Yeah the guy who built it was pretty switched on, was thinking maybe a water spray for the intercooler.
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    Looking forward to terrified reports of driving it in anger on gravel or worse!
    Proper rally will be a while away yet- doing dirt circuit at qr this weekend, then will do skidpan and maybe some circuit days to master the car before going into a bonafide rally.

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    Winning so much Winning !!!!!!

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    Top work Sam. Keen to see this spitting flames on the skidpan.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

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    Have a chat to Raynman on here, pretty sure he and his bro ran one of these in the ARC for a year or two (with cooling issues). If anything I would be looking for a water spray on the radiator and not the intercooler.

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    There's a few around now. But they all seem to get hot, so make sure all the cooling stuff is in good nic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swill View Post
    There's a few around now. But they all seem to get hot, so make sure all the cooling stuff is in good nic.
    Yep the radiator in it now is the second iteration- will see how it goes

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    Nice work!

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    Forget spraying water outside the engine! Water injection plus E85 would be my idea of keeping a turbo rotor cool.

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    If you do tinker with IC spray (which work great on top mount IC), the VN and VP washer bottle pump puts out 40psi and is $10 from all your local wreckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 200MPH View Post
    Forget spraying water outside the engine! Water injection plus E85 would be my idea of keeping a turbo rotor cool.
    So instead of towing a trailer full of water you will tow a trailer full of E85!?

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    I hear these have cooling issues. I feel you really should address these cooling issues.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

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    Just seen Ed post up that it was sold.
    Seems to be a well sorted car.
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    Just be aware of the rules for rally, water injection is not permitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexinPerth View Post
    Just be aware of the rules for rally, water injection is not permitted.
    Intercooler water sprays with really big pumps and hoses that run past the inlet pipes are fine...
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    ok so dirt track events are 10/10 hilarity. like the PF skidpan days but on quite a large clay base track.

    wasn't allowed dirt tyres so put the street ones. the long travel suspension makes it harder than the 911's etc because you can't just jack up one side from one point- have to go wheel to wheel.


    registered and put some plates on it, went to servo to pump up tyres and top up fuel:


    that's the first time i drove it. kept driving it out to QR and it seemed to go ok on motorway, soaks up the bumps of the shitty qld roads, but still points really well.


    eclectic line up for the dirt track. very fun casual day.




    all sorts of late model stockish car were out; old mate in the FG was having a ball. don't need anything special, just a car you don't mind washing dust off.

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    This is excellent!

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    What suspension is it running? Can you not just jack the rear end up under the diff?

    Well done but.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tardinator View Post
    What suspension is it running? Can you not just jack the rear end up under the diff?

    Well done but.
    probably, was just a minor inconvenience though.
    has some custom MCA golds. remote reservoirs and the whole shebang. previous O worked closely with murray coote apparently.
    rides well to say the least

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    MCA is the fucking business! Enjoy!

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    i'm probably the only idiot who washes their rally car after it's been used



    can't help it, too used to washing shit after track events haha

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    oh.. smee's clean rally car club now has another member, taking total membership to 2

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