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Old 02-15-2009, 08:54 AM   #1
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This is a thread about my car that has gone from being a dailydriver to a self built racecar.
I do everything by my self (except the welding) and I don't do this for a living it's just a hobby. (I'm an explosive engineer)

It's also a warning how things can end up if you get mod-addicted. . .

The car started as a 2003 STi V8. This is the former car of Petter Solberg that he had as "company" car the year he become WRC champion.

I bought this car in january 2006, and had it for an hour or so before I turned in into the local EcuTek tuner and but on a new exhaust and did a remap.
This was done to make the car more drivable.

This winter I used the car for a lot of Trackday on ice and when the summer came it went to Trackdays on tarmac.
I had about 1500 - 2000 miles on different tracks this summer until this happend the 29 of july 2006.

Early in the mornig when everything was great:



A litle later on the day I lost my brakes and this happend:





I was able to fix the car in 4 weeks and went to the next big trackday event.


But since the airbags was so expensive to buy new, I made a desission and ordered a full weld in WRC spec rollcage form Custom Cages in the UK.
This I have fitted after the end of the 2006 season.



I also had a lot of suspension work done, new brake lines, rotated turbo mount etc. done this winter and the car was ready to the trackday events started up again in April 2007.

The 2007 season went on with much different chassie testing. I think I had the car in for about 10 different wheel alignments and tryed 5 sets of springs with different springrates to find the setup that was best for my driving style.
I used a Chiel Bos coilover kit at this time.

After this season I got the chassie to behave the way I wanted and now has the time come for some more power.

So in October 2007 I ordered a Cosworth longblock with billet crank, APS TSR70 turbo kit, APS DR525 FMIC, APS header +++

I put this into my car just before christmas 2007 and we had this on the dyno on new years evening so I knew everything was safe and I could start to break it in.

I drove about 1000 miles on the road for break in and then it was time for some ice trackdays again.




This winter I used a few hundred gallons of gas on different ice trackdays, before I had this accident. I hit a hole in the ice going side ways in 4 gear.

And this was the result of this hole:



Luckely it was the damper that broke into 2 pieces if this hadn't happend I think I will have rolled over and made much more damage to the car.

In 2008 it started a new racing serie here in Norway and my car classified into this serie, so now it was the time to start competing.

I have never been into any racing, but in the first race I finiched 2 in my class and 5 overall (among 27 cars) so I was pretty happy for this.

The rest of the season was bad.
I had top 5 qualifing times in the most races, but had one broken gearbox, one engine brakedown (injector failure), exhaust manifold that cracked several times. So I didn't finish any more races this season.

But the car has proven it's potential so this is where I am right now, making a total rebuild of the car.

I will thank Brett Moncur at www.celticmotorsport.com (former Harman Motive) for great service and helping me to source parts I need. I have bought all my Cosworth parts of him.

Here is some of the specs:

Engine:

Cosworth billet crankshaft
Cosworth rods and pistons
Cosworth Heads
Cosworth drysump oil system (when I get it)
Cosworth inlet manifold (when I get it)
Harman Motive closed deck 2,5 l block
GT35 turbo with .84 or 1.06 exhaust
Custom made Inconel exhaust manifold
1150 ccm injectors
RCM fuelpressure regulator
RCM adjustible exhaust cam sprockets
RCM pulleys
Bosch 044 fuelpumps x 2
Custom made fuellines

Electronics:

MoTec M800 engine management
MoTec SDL
MoTec SLM
MoTec CDI ignition
MoTec GPS logging system (10 hz)
Custom wire system


Transmission:

JDM 6 speed close ratio.
STi GrpN LSD front diff.
Cusco 1,5/2 way LSD rear diff.
DCCD
RCM carbon fibre prop shaft
DSS stage 5 axels rear
DSS front axels
STi 06 hubs machined to fit old coilovers and 5 x 100 bolt pattern
External oil cooling gearbox
External oil cooling rear diff.

Suspension:

Proflex EVO 3 3 way coilovers
7 kg/cm front springs
5 kg/cm rear springs
DMS top mounts
Whiteline swaybars

Interior:

Custom Cages weld in rollcage.
OMP Race seat
Schroth 6 point harness
Custum made dash

Need a litle bit more space in the enginebay:

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Old 02-15-2009, 08:56 AM   #2
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Making of new console:



New pedalbox:



Modifing of trunk:



New exhaust manifold of Inconel steel. Handcrafted of Mr Neil Clarke in UK.



After about 50 houers of grinding this is the look of underneath the car:

Right side front:



Firewall and backwards:



Trunk:



Right side:



It ain't only the car that changes color...



Will be updated as the works go on.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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HAHAHA! this is great! That manifold is just like the RCM one on gobstopper...very nice!
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:12 AM   #4
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I like posts like this. Accidents are not always bad things. Their battle scars to show what it went through and every time I had one I always took the chance to upgrade too. Bad to hear about your a luck but good to see that you keep on pushing. Keep it up
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:44 AM   #5
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:02 AM   #6
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OMG those headers are sick... I don't even want to know how much those had to cost. Subscribed
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:28 AM   #7
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sucks for your car
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:40 AM   #8
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It's looking like a sick setup. Keep us updated.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:08 AM   #9
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:24 AM   #10
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cool build. keep up the good work
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:54 AM   #11
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:55 PM   #12
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that is INSANE!
I love it.
Those wheels are super-skinny, too O_O
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:02 PM   #13
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Good God, I'm glad the car has survived what it has. Keep up the awesome work and the seat time.
I can't wait to see what else you have in store for it. What goals do you have for the car and yourself?
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:34 PM   #14
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Good God, I'm glad the car has survived what it has. Keep up the awesome work and the seat time.
I can't wait to see what else you have in store for it. What goals do you have for the car and yourself?
Thanks!

The main goal for the next 3 yars is to solve all the troubles I've had with the car and become Norwegian champion in circuit racing. But it's a differcult class to compete in and many other fast cars so I will se how things ends.
In this class I'm competing against Porsche, Audi, Corvette, Supra and Skylines etc.



And if I got the time and money for it I might drive some races in Sweden, Denmark and Germany as well.

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Old 02-15-2009, 10:36 PM   #15
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Hey I'm Norwegian

Nice suby! Question...why grind off the coating on the undercarriage...are you putting on some kind of special coating?
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That exhaust manifold looks so awesome! Please keep us updated!

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Old 02-16-2009, 02:17 AM   #18
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great work! good to see you are keeping the car going dispite the setbacks!
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:37 PM   #19
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Hey I'm Norwegian

Nice suby! Question...why grind off the coating on the undercarriage...are you putting on some kind of special coating?

This is for to reasons:

I'm seam welding some of the chassie and to save some weight. I will just paint it when I'm done.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:43 PM   #20
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Update 16.02.2009

I have made some brackets for some extra cooling and new floor in the trunk:



Just a litle more grinding and the car is ready for paint later this week.

Some parts that came in today from Brett at www.celticmotorsport.com



That's it for today!
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:47 PM   #21
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Quote:
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that is INSANE!
I love it.
Those wheels are super-skinny, too O_O
This is specially studed tyres we use in rally or Track Days on snow/ice.

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Old 02-17-2009, 01:16 AM   #22
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:38 AM   #23
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:20 AM   #24
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Dis thread so harrrdcore. Lovin it
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poor subie has gone through alot
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