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      08-02-2012, 06:01 AM   #89
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The Shakedown Test

With the car somewhat complete we headed 3 hours West to Morgan Park, Warwick for the first drive.
Fitted:
PWR Radiators and intercooler
Akrapovic Exhaust with Downpipes
KW suspension
Evolve Automotive Stage 1 tune

The car ran well, some fine tuning to be done. PWR making another oil cooler to add into the system. Overall we were all very happy with its performance in all aspects.

Next Test - Race meeting Practice Friday 10th August before 2 x 200km Races on 11th and 12th August at Queensland Raceway.

Some short videos of car on track:
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http://s1170.photobucket.com/albums/...nt=1MFlyby.mp4

Some incar shots to come once we've edited it down to a smaller video.

Thanks to the Team who have worked hard to get it to this stage.
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      08-02-2012, 06:09 AM   #90
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Sweet. I wonder what it weighs? Also hope they get as much as they can out of the engine. There's a few cars on this forum making 300rwkw already
Gazz is right. Car has to be 1462kg without driver. Car can only run boost of manufacturers maximum boost. Due to 1M over boost function this will be around 14psi.
Boost is monitored by category. Rules cover brakes, fuel capacity etc.
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      08-02-2012, 08:39 AM   #91
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With the car somewhat complete we headed 3 hours West to Morgan Park, Warwick for the first drive.
Fitted:
PWR Radiators and intercooler
Akrapovic Exhaust with Downpipes
KW suspension
Evolve Automotive Stage 1 tune

The car ran well, some fine tuning to be done. PWR making another oil cooler to add into the system. Overall we were all very happy with its performance in all aspects.

Next Test - Race meeting Practice Friday 10th August before 2 x 200km Races on 11th and 12th August at Queensland Raceway.

Some short videos of car on track:
http://s1170.photobucket.com/albums/...current=1M.mp4

http://s1170.photobucket.com/albums/...nt=1MFlyby.mp4

Some incar shots to come once we've edited it down to a smaller video.

Thanks to the Team who have worked hard to get it to this stage.
Looking good!
Would be very interested to know what engine oil temps you run on track, before & after fitting the extra oil cooler, particularly at a full throttle track like QR.
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      08-02-2012, 08:48 AM   #92
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      08-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #93
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Good stuff, can't wait to see how she goes when you take her racing
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      08-02-2012, 06:01 PM   #94
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Nice ! I did not like the sound of the Akrapovic on a 6 cylinder the first time i heard one, love the sound on a V8 (M3). That said, it sounds pretty darn good at the track
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      08-07-2012, 02:31 AM   #96
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Looking good!
Would be very interested to know what engine oil temps you run on track, before & after fitting the extra oil cooler, particularly at a full throttle track like QR.
At Warwick car got to 150 degrees before retarding power, approx 7 laps in. Outside temp around 18 degrees C. We've now added the extra oil cooler and I'll let you know how we go ar QR. First run on Friday morning.
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The Start

This was how it came..... Tomorrow some photos of it all but complete!
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      08-07-2012, 03:12 AM   #98
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You guys are doing a wonderful work!
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      08-07-2012, 06:38 AM   #99
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At Warwick car got to 150 degrees before retarding power, approx 7 laps in. Outside temp around 18 degrees C. We've now added the extra oil cooler and I'll let you know how we go ar QR. First run on Friday morning.
I'm surprised it got so high with the limited boost you're allowed to run. I'm not getting over 140 on a warm summers day at QR - which is more of a full throttle track, running 16psi. Mind you I suspect you hold it at full throttle a little longer than I before hitting the brakes... Even at just 140 I've upgraded my my cooler to a much bigger one. Ran 130 deg at QR a few months ago with similar ambient to you. Interested to know what temps you run at QR this weekend. Good luck!
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Good luck Beric. Interested to know how the extra oil cooler goes.

What are your impressions of the car so far.
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      08-07-2012, 12:57 PM   #101
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Really looking forward to seeing the finished race car

Keep us posted on when you win your first race with it
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      08-08-2012, 04:17 AM   #102
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In Car Camrea from Shake Down

Sorry not the best angle but gives you an idea!

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      08-08-2012, 04:28 AM   #103
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Stickers On

Looks Good

In the truck tomorrow and off to the track ready for Friday practice.
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      08-08-2012, 04:44 AM   #104
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AMAZING STUFF! Is this available for viewing at Southport dealer? I will def pop in and check it out next time I'm down there for the weekend.
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      08-08-2012, 04:59 AM   #105
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      08-08-2012, 05:04 AM   #106
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What a great job you have done.
I'll follow this thread closely.
Please post race reports.
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      08-08-2012, 05:19 AM   #107
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What a transformation! Great job to all involved.
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      08-08-2012, 06:50 AM   #108
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Great outcome!

All the best on the track.
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      08-08-2012, 07:05 AM   #109
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Car looks and sounds the money...great job.
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Looks great. Good luck on the track
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