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> HomieGohan | Track car, Global Time Attack | Nasa Utah
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  Posted: Jun 23 2013, 08:39 PM


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Round 2 having to pull the engine back out. Purchasing a Rallispec block tomorrow. Will finally be able to practice on the track more and get better.

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Nice setup bro
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QUOTE (FC_spec @ Yesterday, 11:39 PM)
Round 2 having to pull the engine back out. Purchasing a Rallispec block tomorrow. Will finally be able to practice on the track more and get better.

Oh jeez, what happened now?
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  Posted: Jun 24 2013, 12:03 PM


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Thursday last week when I started the car up it did not sound healthy at all. Everything was double checked and everything looked great.

I took the car in to a Shop to have a down leak test and we found out my sleeves pretty much were not holding pressure. Cylinder 3&4 were at 70 which is extremely low and cylinders 1&2 were at 105 which is still low.

After talking to the shop for a couple of hours we decided getting the Rallispec block will be the best thing to do for a track car. I could rebuild mine but rather get a new block Cosworth built.
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Posted: Jun 24 2013, 05:21 PM


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QUOTE (FC_spec @ 5 hours, 17 minutes ago)
Thursday last week when I started the car up it did not sound healthy at all. Everything was double checked and everything looked great.

I took the car in to a Shop to have a down leak test and we found out my sleeves pretty much were not holding pressure. Cylinder 3&4 were at 70 which is extremely low and cylinders 1&2 were at 105 which is still low.

After talking to the shop for a couple of hours we decided getting the Rallispec block will be the best thing to do for a track car. I could rebuild mine but rather get a new block Cosworth built.

Ouch... Did you recheck your studs after the first couple heat cycles? I've never been told to, or bothered to, but just recently a buddy of mine warped a composite HG the first time the motor was ever boosted, and the studs on one cylinder came up at half the torque they should have been. I will be retorquing mine from now on, starting with when I do my upcoming head gasket job.
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When I take the block back out ill check the torque specs to see if they lost anf ft/lbs. I most likely will be re-torquing them as well after a heat cycle to be safe when the new block arrives.

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Legit.
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  Posted: Jul 18 2013, 08:27 PM


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Finally got the motivation I needed to get me to work on the car again.
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Ralli spec block!!
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Yay motivation.

Seems like a lot of us are lacking that right now, I think it's just that it's smack dab in the middle of the season and we're all neck deep in huge, expensive projects on our race cars...

I could have squared a lot of things away last night, for example, but I settled for 6 beers, 3 episodes of Dr. Who, and 2 movies.

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That's good you're getting things done with the Evo, should be more beast when it's done. Glad you created a page on FB!

I got some work done today on the subie, the heads will come off tomorrow so I can take them to the shop to have the valves inspected and the block as well.

sexy...
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My old block with the heads still on. Tomorrow they will be off
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Yays, new bottom ends are always a good feeling.
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Last race of the season was last week.

New Cosworth engine is fully broken in and feels great! I got 2 new sponsorship's to help me out for next year. My internship "Ziptie Dynowerks" decided to hire me full time to help and it has helped me out so much especially if I plan on doing this expensive hobby. Next year we plan on going to GTA "Global time attack".

Car is back in the garage on jack stands. I got someone to buy my 18x8 +35 RPF-1's and im picking up some new RPF-1's 18x9.5 to run a wider tire. I will be focusing on aero and losing more weight on the car and hopefully get it to around 3200lbs or lower with me in it. I got some other plans for the car but over all i'm happy to see my car back up and running.

First day getting it back up and running
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Eff you splitter. I'll get you fixed during winter.
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Awesome update! Sounds like you had a solid finish to the season, and I'm looking forward to the changes to come.

Though I do have a hard time wrapping my head around the car being more than 3200lbs, mine was right there fully wet and occupied, and the only major things that affected that were the exhaust, rotating assembly, and clutch. I also deleted a bunch of random stupid brackets and things in the engine bay, including around 6 or 7 lbs of emissions trash.
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Wow, that looks really cool... so want to drive that.

I WISH my MR2 had a new lower end right now (piston #2 is basically dead).

Are you wheel to wheel or time attack?


FWIW, Spaz, almost every performance mod ends up adding weight to the car, and most lightweight parts reduce weight less than you expect (depending on the stock parts of course), so unless you completely strip the interior and remove every ounce of extra weight (hours and hours of work to remove every last bit of sound deadening for example) a street-focused tuner car usually ends up either weighing more, or at best, about the same as a stock car (not including things like taking the rear seats, spare, and jack out).

Actually, about the only go-fast mods that don't add at least a little bit of weight are the exhaust (but only if carefully chosen) and lightweight flywheel.

Of course, if you take care of the ounces, the pounds will take care of themselves...
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I don't disagree. Then again, adding a FMIC to a Subaru isn't just 30 or 40 lbs, as you're doing all the piping too. That bit admittedly did slip my mind.

Though my car DID come in at 3050 by itself on the scale, 3200 with me in it.
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QUOTE (Spaz @ 9 minutes, 24 seconds ago)
I don't disagree. Then again, adding a FMIC to a Subaru isn't just 30 or 40 lbs, as you're doing all the piping too. That bit admittedly did slip my mind.

Though my car DID come in at 3050 by itself on the scale, 3200 with me in it.

So...like, 30 pounds less than stock?
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QUOTE (Banken @ Today, 9:22 AM)
So...like, 30 pounds less than stock?

If it were JDM, yes. USDM had increased reinforcement in the doors and notably heavier crash beams, among a few other things. ~3200 wet, unoccupied was where it weighed in stock.
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QUOTE (Spaz @ 7 hours, 44 minutes ago)
If it were JDM, yes. USDM had increased reinforcement in the doors and notably heavier crash beams, among a few other things. ~3200 wet, unoccupied was where it weighed in stock.

Then besides exhaust and emissions, how did you get it so light?
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Cars looking great, anxious to see what you have in store for next season!
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QUOTE (Banken @ 5 hours, 23 minutes ago)
Then besides exhaust and emissions, how did you get it so light?

Bunch of useless brackets disappeared with those, and a few other jobs. Iron brackets. The stock exhaust is also pretty heavy in comparison to the Buschur unit (The lightest stainless exhaust available)... Lots of small stuff that added up.
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The car is looking awesome! I'm glad its up and running strong! Do you have any videos of it in action?
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QUOTE (Spaz @ 5 hours, 35 minutes ago)
Bunch of useless brackets disappeared with those, and a few other jobs. Iron brackets. The stock exhaust is also pretty heavy in comparison to the Buschur unit (The lightest stainless exhaust available)... Lots of small stuff that added up.

That still only accounts for like, 100 pounds at most.

Did you weigh the car at stock?
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QUOTE (Banken @ 4 hours, 59 minutes ago)
That still only accounts for like, 100 pounds at most.

Did you weigh the car at stock?

Didn't buy it completely stock and it had been modded and reverted to very close to... All it had was an intake and fuel pump. Not sure what else disappeared that I hadn't touched.
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Just some questions about the shortblock.

What made you decide to go with Rallispec and why street rather then race.
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