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Old 09-12-2016, 10:56   #1
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It's been a while since I've put any updates on here as we've been crazy busy recently.

Just thought I would share what we are doing with the 9RS and our plans going forward.

We were really fortunate to start off with an excellent base to work from with regards to the car. We've been running the car for the second part of this year and it's worked very hard indeed! With winter coming up it is of course the best time to strip and rebuild.

Like with many things, we had initial plans which we kept adding to...and adding to...and adding to

Here is how the car looked before we retired it for the year





We spent a couple of days mapping which gave the car a nice smooth (as smooth as is possible) power band and it made fairly decent power. Mapped for Q16 fuel.




The engine and especially the gearbox were on the limit for power and torque and as we wanted to take things further it is upgrade time for both.

We've opted for a Norris version 8 (ultimate) 4G64. Currently Simon is in dialogue with Bullet Cylinder Heads in Australia as we really wanted to use their billet block but need to know if they can manufacture a 4G64 block rather than a 63. Seriously well engineered piece of kit!



Part of the reason for using a Norris engine other than than obvious excellent reputation is all the testing Simon has done with his twin charged set up was obviously done on his own engine/s so it made complete sense to take that option as we will be going down the twin charged route using his supercharger and a 4202R turbo.

Transmission itself we are not 100% on yet, we have a few options to think about but we are getting on with obtaining substantially uprated drive shafts and of course transfer case and rear diff in the mean time.

Aero wise, we really wanted the same kit as the Tilton Interiors car from Voltex. Garage G-Force had a similar set up but not exactly the same. After some dialogue, Voltex are kindly making another kit which will be 100% the same as the Tilton kit. You may notice some subtle differences (and the lack of rear diffuser on the Garage G-Force car) below.

Voltex will be coming over to the U.K. fit in February

Garage G-Force car






The Tilton beast




I'll post some more pictures shortly of the mucky work taking place at the moment!
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:24   #2
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Wow, sounds amazing and good luck with the work over the winter, will look forward to seeing how it ends up
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It obviously serves it's purpose but that kit...good god
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:31   #4
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It obviously serves it's purpose but that kit...good god
Definitely not to everybody's taste but certainly 'function over form' due to all the wind tunnel testing.

Let's just hope it helps to keep me on the smooth stuff
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:39   #5
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Into the workshop to begin removal of bodywork

Doors stripped down and removed



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Next is a full strip down of the underside, everything taken off. Subframes, anti-roll bars, suspension arms all sent off to be stripped and powdercoated in Riviera Blue.

A few areas needed touching up and repair work but mainly it's stripping all the crud off the underside back to bare metal.




















Ideally acid bathing the car would have been much easier but the substantial cage in the car doesn't allow this to be an option as the fluid can become trapped in the tubing and weaken the cage itself.

Amazing the amount of crap that comes off!



A few shots of the front end here which needed/needs a little modification to ensure everything fits ok. Will receive a fresh lick of paint once everything is stripped out and removed.



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Once we are back to bare metal, next up is three coats of Rust Bullet.















Boot floor came out too and a bar welded across to add rigidity. We also need a solid mount for the new exhaust as we are going rear exit but will have to run two back boxes to try and keep the noise down. Solid mount is also needed for the rear spoiler which extends down through the bootlid to the boot floor.
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Lots and lots of tasty parts on the way so I'll keep you all posted
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Looks like a monster in the making

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The quality of that metal work underneath the kit is shocking.

Looking forwards to watching this progress Luke
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Looks amazing!! Look forward to seeing this next year! Thank god iam a few classes below you haha looking forward to cadwell
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whats hanging from the chains at the back ,surly thats getting to be a right PITA
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whats hanging from the chains at the back ,surly thats getting to be a right PITA
lol it's an old transfer case, the car is so light and the engine and box are still in so the buyer can see it running. Just conscious of having at least some weight at the back end for the time being.

Will be off soon enough
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