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 Post subject: Re: My AU XR6 HP Track Car #14
Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:39 pm 
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1mm ally should be nice and light :)

dont cut too much out of the doors, thats strength and rigidity

no idea about the locking mechs, you might be able to pull the solenoids
or the wiring

my only thought is that they might not latch

have you pulled the heater out?

be interesting to see the final weight after you have done all this

 

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 Post subject: Re: My AU XR6 HP Track Car #14
Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:29 pm 
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Yeah I will have to plan out what I plan to cut if anything. I am not really sure how much will come out with the door locks etc.

I have taken out the heater unit. It was about 12kg. I have taken about 220kg out so far.
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 Post subject: Re: My AU XR6 HP Track Car #14
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:01 pm 
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Good read so far be interested to see what you can get car weight down to, you'll have to come do a sprint round sometime so can have a look!
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 Post subject: Re: My AU XR6 HP Track Car #14
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:28 pm 
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Car looks like its coming along nicely mate. If you want to drop some major weight get rid of all the glass except for the windscreen and replace with perspex/lexcen. Have you given any thought to suspension yet?? Are you going to run front and rear spoilers??
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 Post subject: Re: My AU XR6 HP Track Car #14
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:28 pm 
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Car looks like its coming along nicely mate. If you want to drop some major weight get rid of all the glass except for the windscreen and replace with perspex/lexcen. Have you given any thought to suspension yet?? Are you going to run front and rear spoilers??
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 Post subject: Re: My AU XR6 HP Track Car #14
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:15 am 
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It is coming along but very slowly lately. I have had so little time but I will do an update soon. I have painted the floor, fitted my race seat and made up some door trims for it.

Have had a look at lexan but some tracks don't like it so I need to do a little more research first. I probably wouldn't do the rear window because I would imagine that it would be structural to an extent??

As far as spoilers go I was just going to leave the factory rear wing on, for looks only. I hope it is quick enough that I need them though :D :D
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 Post subject: Re: My AU XR6 HP Track Car #14
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:33 pm 
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As far as spoilers go I was just going to leave the factory rear wing on, for looks only. I hope it is quick enough that I need them though :D :D



i do remember reading somewhere that the double rear tickford wing did work at like 150 ish kmhr
could have been a lot less been many years!

 

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 Post subject: Re: My AU XR6 HP Track Car #14
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:16 am 
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Time for an update. Things are happening, sometimes slowly but between a two year old and shift work, my time is stretched.

Since my last update I have mostly finished the interior. I will let the pics do most of the talking.

Floor painted, door cards made up (plastic), fire extinguisher fitted, steering wheel fitted, race seat fitted, anti - slip plates installed. I also removed some more wiring and a few bits and pieces.

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I installed my new shifter, I had to rebuild the selector bushes too which was a custom job but it feels great now! I will make up a rubber boot to hide the cut out.

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So I was ready to tackle some mechanical stuff again.

First, a new 26mm radiator. All new hoses and coolant flush.

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Secondly new extractors. Pacemaker 4480 tuned length. I will be making a decat pipe soon.

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Next was a new steering rack.

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I also took some time to install a tow bar on our family territory for tow car duties!

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I grabbed a good second hand gearbox as it was a good price and in great condition.

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And that is where we are. There are a lot of little things that I haven't mentioned. Gearbox and diff service. Unfortunately the previous owner has stripped the thread out of the diff hat where the filler plug goes. I am considering options for that at this stage.

I have ordered bonnet pins, a new fuel pump and my brakes so more updates soon!
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 Post subject: Re: My AU XR6 HP Track Car #14
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:17 am 
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Time for an update. Things are happening, sometimes slowly but between a two year old and shift work, my time is stretched.

Since my last update I have mostly finished the interior. I will let the pics do most of the talking.

Floor painted, door cards made up (plastic), fire extinguisher fitted, steering wheel fitted, race seat fitted, anti - slip plates installed. I also removed some more wiring and a few bits and pieces.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


I installed my new shifter, I had to rebuild the selector bushes too which was a custom job but it feels great now! I will make up a rubber boot to hide the cut out.

Image

So I was ready to tackle some mechanical stuff again.

First, a new 26mm radiator. All new hoses and coolant flush.

Image

Secondly new extractors. Pacemaker 4480 tuned length. I will be making a decat pipe soon.

Image

Image

Image

Next was a new steering rack.

Image

I also took some time to install a tow bar on our family territory for tow car duties!

Image

I grabbed a good second hand gearbox as it was a good price and in great condition.

Image

And that is where we are. There are a lot of little things that I haven't mentioned. Gearbox and diff service. Unfortunately the previous owner has stripped the thread out of the diff hat where the filler plug goes. I am considering options for that at this stage.

I have ordered bonnet pins, a new fuel pump and my brakes so more updates soon!
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 Post subject: Re: My AU XR6 HP Track Car #14
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:39 am 
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awesome dude

how much fun is the steering rack install ! :P


have you done an aircon delete?

 

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 Post subject: Re: My AU XR6 HP Track Car #14
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:29 am 
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It was pretty fiddly but I am glad I did it. I paid Pedders about $600 to do it years ago, not worth that at all!

Air con delete done, I got one of the delete pullys. Works well!
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