Keep everyone up to date with how your project is coming along.
I'm in Sydney Australia and I have been building this car completely self taught, solo in my garage for the past 4.5 years. It was originally purchased as a shell with panels straight off the production line in Japan, its never been built into a complete car and contains no sound deadener or seam sealer, I was told it was used to set up the robotics for painting on the production line.
I already have an extremely detailed build thread over on https://www.ft86club.com/ and an Instagram account for the car @brzdiy but to give a quick overview of the main features of the project so far it has:
Honda K24A3 engine
AT Power Dry Sump
BMW ZF320 5-speed manual trans (PMC Motorsport Adapter)
Double wishbone front suspension conversion (Mazda RX8 uprights)
Tube chassis rear suspension incorporated into the roll cage
Rising rate pushrod front suspension (not finished yet)
I've just started on the cooling package and my wheels have also arrived so soon I will be starting some work with composites as the car has been lowered significantly and I need to re-design the body panels to accommodate the new ride height and large tyres (295/35/18).
I've just enrolled in some HPA wiring courses with the idea of completing the wiring harness myself even though that is still a long way off.
A couple of photos
what a great project Joel
Looks like a massive amount of work. Well done.
Thanks guys, things are really coming together now I got my new wheels this week.
They look massive! Going to be a very aggressive looking car once it is all together.
They are 18x10.5 with a 295 tyre.
I have been following you on Instagram for a while, the build is awesome!
This thing is awesome! Nice work.
time attack has been getting my interest lately. It doesn’t seem as popular here in NZ compared to Australia and the states which seems a shame.
can’t wait to see your car out on track.
Lots more progress has been made. I have finished adding all the strength back into the front end, lots of tube work in there now. My heat exchanger cores have arrived and also my new turbo so I have a lot of fabrication to do, I will be building my first ever turbo manifold.
Huge amount of work and awesome project man! Looking forward to seeing how you get on with that manifold 😎
My turbo ended up being rather large and didn't fit where I had initially planned so I had to move the shocks to a horizontal position. It was a lot of extra work but I didn't want to high mount the turbo.
The turbo is a EFR 9174 with a IWG that will be controlled by an electronic actuator, this is a newly released kit that should be out soon from Full Race Motorsports. It was used on the car that just won unlimited class at Pikes Peak.
I should be starting on the turbo exhaust manifold very soon.