Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

2017 RallyCross Projects

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 2017 RallyCross Projects

    Anyone working on Projects for the 2017 season? I know I had a few changes mostly maintenance.

    1. Check the fuel injectors.
    2. Change bushings in the lower front A-Arms. Starting to make clunking noises.
    3. Installing new turbo inlet tube.

    Mark
    Mark Macoubrie
    RXB
    Kansas City Region
    2005 STI 41 PA

  • #2
    The plan was to pull the engine out of the RedX and install a complete engine swap including the ecu and wiring harness from a '06 WRX. Then the engine in my 2.5RS starting making knocking noises and it was one of the daily vehicles - so it's moved up the list. I've already pulled the donor motor. My garage is big enough but I had allowed it to get quite cluttered with other things and car parts so I've been making space prior to pulling the engine in the 2.5RS. I'm falling behind.
    Charles
    RXB
    RX Rule Committee chairman
    MR 1986 Mazda RX-7
    SA 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS

    Comment


    • #3
      I've started working on a silly little Mod-All project. Can't say it'll be done for 2017, but I'm trying. Indianola is just a 3500 mile tow away!
      Kent Hamilton
      RXB Chairman

      That guy from Alaska

      Comment


      • #4
        I acquired something new to me that has some Championship provenance and am in the process of rebuilding/restoring.



        The "other" RX-7 is still mostly broken and dripping, the new rearend for it is incredibly warped and I hit a kind of psychological wall on it. I'm not sure if driving other peoples' cars has been helping or hurting getting past that wall in 2015/2016. Thinking back I drove four different Subarus (a 2.5RS, a 2.5i, a WRX, and a RWD-converted 2.5RS) and two different Miatas (one very turbocharged, one not), in addition to running the Volvo at various events. Even managed to run the RX-7 a couple times in its weakened condition But I think this new car is going to do good for me because of the somewhat restrictive yet also liberating Prepared rules. Also, the POs never yanked the A/C out, so it will be nice to have an RX-7 with working A/C for the first time since 2001.
        Last edited by Pete; 01-04-2017, 06:42 PM.
        '84 RX-7 #9 Mod Rear
        '81 RX-7 #74 Prepared Rear
        '06 S60R #588
        '86 Quantum Syncro #34 Mod AWD

        Comment


        • #5
          The PF car project is quick and easy compared to those huge Mod car builds. Fix the leaking gaskets and a tune up. The REAL project is rebuilding the car trailer. Tires, wheels, suspension, blast and paint, new wood, a winch and box, new fenders and everything else. It's been needed for a while.

          Comment


          • #6
            trying to make a stage event or a rallysprint this year with the evo, but also am doing a MR build with an aw11. v6 swap, goodness. If i make it out again to nationals, it'll likely be in the mr2 if its done by then.

            Comment


            • #7
              Got the MF project done in time for drivers school, and the test & tune next weekend. Keeping my fingers crossed that nothing will break, or bend. If I can get enough seat time and experience driving the 10 event series this year, I will be saving up and installing a full cage, and an lsd by end of season; to start doing rally sprints next season.

              Comment


              • #8
                Cool, Hope ti goes well. Looks like a lot of fun.

                Mark
                Mark Macoubrie
                RXB
                Kansas City Region
                2005 STI 41 PA

                Comment


                • #9
                  Can I run this in Prepared AWD? It can drive the front wheels and the rear wheels and both cars are Prepared legal.



                  In actuality I had to drag the car to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for a VIN/odometer inspection, required when transferring title for an out of state vehicle. The weather had been mild and extremely rainy so there was a weekend with no salt on the road, so I bolted up the towbar and went for it. The BMV is only a couple miles from my garage and only 2-3 traffic lights, so it was no big deal. Now the title is in my name and I received confirmation from my landlord that I'll be able to renew my garage lease, so I can begin work in earnest.
                  '84 RX-7 #9 Mod Rear
                  '81 RX-7 #74 Prepared Rear
                  '06 S60R #588
                  '86 Quantum Syncro #34 Mod AWD

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I vote yes.

                    Also, paging Charles...do you have a pic of the train we made in St. Louis on the way home from nationals? We could start a whole new class here.
                    Christian Retterer
                    PA - 1990 Eclipse GSX
                    Atlanta Region

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      The plan for the RallyMiata:
                      Put bumpers on, cover up holes, replace stock drivers door and a few other parts for more lightness. Get race motor re-built and dropped in. Replace all bushings with custom ones that actually work.

                      The Reality for the RallyMiata: Move from one side of the garage to the other so my wife can get to the washer dryer easier.

                      In short, same plan as 2016.

                      Jay W

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        After unsuccessfully converting my celica gt back to pf specs for rallyx nats I immediately got home and started work on my daily driver 2000 celica gts. It's had a few events now and is proving just as quick as my mf car with room to grow. I plan on doing a full east coast schedule with plenty of nediv points events and a full dc rallycross schedule. I'm also in the process of building an interesting mf car for a friend out of an old crooked h car I had lying around. With any other free time I've been asked to navigate at a few east coast stage rallies starting at sandblast in a few weeks. Can't wait to see the eastern state guys in July and everyone else in October.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I got another engine for the MF class 1990's Escort GT. Hopefully that car will be operational again this year.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Nice score! Can't wait to see the project started.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              1984 RX-7's engine is finally worn out. It overloaded the oil with 2 quarts of fuel after 200mi of street driving. I built the engine in the summer of 2012 and installed it a month before Will used my car to embarass everyone else in the inaugural championship for Mod RWD. The odometer says that was 45,000mi ago but there was a year or so where the speedo drive was broken, so who knows. It's had a hard life and has served me very well.

                              1981 RX-7 is deep in the pits of "while I'm in there". Currently: repainting underhood, regluing the vinyl on interior trim that I removed after replacing the steering box, and while I had the box out I pulled the pedal box out and redrilled the pedal for a 7:1 ratio in anticipation of converting to manual brakes (PR legal), and STILL looking for enough good 12A side housings to assemble a Prepared-legal engine but for now there is a '88 13B resting in the engine bay so I can actually drive it. With an exhaust manifold and not a header because headers are obnoxiously noisy. But the $250 Atkins manifold that I bought for the engine does not allow the Dell'Orto carb to clear the manifold, so I just bought a $160 Racing Beat upper manifold, which arrived recently and the paint is still drying because I always paint intake manifolds gloss white for heat rejection reasons per David Vizard.

                              Teh Volvo is in the throes of being replaced soon hopefully by something containing the letters "R" and "S" and with all wheel drive and a turbo. It's probably not what you think, and if the somewhat shady dealership an hour away falls through, I found a non-sunroof Mazdaspeed6 that may be the next Volvo replacement.

                              Until then, I may just continue to drive friends' cars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKCu8KUr15U Sharing a ride is a lot of fun for both parties!
                              '84 RX-7 #9 Mod Rear
                              '81 RX-7 #74 Prepared Rear
                              '06 S60R #588
                              '86 Quantum Syncro #34 Mod AWD

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X