Just a quick update for all you Speedhunters ! We are in a bit of a transition period here, most parts have been mocked up and are away being machined (or moulded in the case of the FRP) so let's give you a small run through what we've done before we do a much larger update in a week or two …
As you can see from the above picture, that is a very odd place to have the steering rack in an AE86 but that's where it now calls home, right in front of the 13B motor.
Also we have cut the bulkhead or firewall on the drivers side (RHD) and that is mocked up nicely but without having our transmission back from being machined we cannot install the motor and finish the passenger side so that is cut roughly for now.
I really love this aerial shot from upstairs at MCNSPORT, you can really see how short this thing is from wheel to wheel. Oh and also our custom roof has arrived !
Here is how we attach the 13B to the hachiroku. With the motor mounted back and our front steer system it should give us the best possible weight distribution. Also notice how one tube is straight and one is at an angle. All will become clear once we update you guys …
Speaking of weight distribution, here is the intake that feeds our rear mounted radiator.
Here is the front of our roof. These intakes will also supply air to the radiator and some much needed air to myself while driving / holding on. This thing reminds me so much of an old Group B rally car, I love it!
Okay, here is the mock up of our front suspension system including the new steering bracket. Yes, the steering is now worked off the front coilover.
Like so. The slotted hole be changed once we map out everything at ride height.
Here are the coolant pipes protruding through the bulkhead …
And here they are running through the cockpit on the passenger side. Passenger might get a little warm in this car …
A big, big thank you must go out to Carbonetic who supplied us with a Carbon Twin Plate Clutch. These are just a beautiful piece of kit.
Sytec have this sweet bracket for the Bosch 044 pump. All Sytec products are available at MCNSPORT
And finally another shot from above as the fabrication process gets closer to being complete.
There is a lot of crazy things being done to this car and that's what we wanted, to build something away from the norm like those glory days of Group B rallying. It looks like Europe is the only place we could build such a project now with the new tire to weight rules being imposed by Formula D
Keep logging onto Speedhunters.com to see our next update. The next one should be a big one!!