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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:50 am 
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getting there!

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:42 pm 
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The body is finally done!

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Dispite of it being only primer, i'm very pleased with the result, and i cant wait to let it loose on the Nurburgring Nordschleife! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 7:48 am 
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well first trackday went well.. the engine gave up on me after 6 or 7 laps.
need to fit a new engine and gearbox before my ring weekend the 16th :(

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:56 am 
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Time to share some pictures from the day my swift died on me:

The day before:
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ready for take-off:
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after i broke down:
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Towed off to my mates house, who lives a few kilometres from the track:
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then picked it up a few days later with the familycar:

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We did a compression-test this week and found out i have strong compression on the engine, so we decided to check why it didnt start first, and found out the timing was off.. so today we finally had time to check how bad it was..

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This is what we found:
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The spring was pulled around the crank sprocket and took the timingbelt off by about 180 degrees, without destroying the engine for some reason.. so all we had to do is reset the timing belt and we were good to go.
with the PU rear engine mount replacing the solid nylon mount, the gearbox-noise suddenly was gone for the most part, cant believe how much the noise was amplified by the solid mount and the bare shell.

so.. next weekend.. Nordschleife it is!!

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:37 am 
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Sounds like you are a very very lucky man to get away with such a potential catastrophic failure.

You better buy a lottery ticket....

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 2:03 pm 
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Haha, I must have some good karma stashed away somewhere.. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 2:50 pm 
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So I guess you not going to leave the spring in once the timing is set?

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:44 pm 
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I cant use this one anymore i think ;)
but no spring went back, so should be ok this time..

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:47 am 
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Did a few laps on the ring with the Swift, and one in my Lolvo!
The suspension of the Swift is finally spot-on!

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:55 am 
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Some more pics:

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The next trackday is already planned, and it will be at the Nordschleife again, the 6th of august.
This time no touristenfahrten, but a full trackday, which means you can keep on driving laps from 8.00 till 17.00
We will share the Swift with 2 or 3 drivers, and have kind of discussed to drive as many laps as humanly and mechanicly possible.
It is only 2 months away, but we've planned for some upgrades, some maintainance, and meanwhile we have some carbon/fibreglass work to finish aswell.
And... most importantly, we need to collect some spare parts to take with us.

To give you guys an idea, here's a small to-do list:

Basic Maintainance:
-Some fresh Castrol 10w60 in the engine
-Fresh gearbox-oil
-New oilfilter
-Decent alignment

Upgrades:
-Throw on my Cusco solid topmounts
-Take the body apart and respray in gloss white, and put on a fresh livery
-Fabricate and mount Lexan windows
-Create some more ventilation inside the Swift
-Finish carbonfibre Bonnet/hood
-Create carbonfibre doorcards

I hope the carbonfibre I ordered will arrive tomorrow, so I can finally finish my bonnet/hood.

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:29 am 
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I love the shot in the karussell, what a corner and I see you attacked it on the way out, wheels off the ground!
Great pics.
And there you go...I always thought it was the 'Englishers' who made a menace of themselves in their tow cars!

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:42 am 
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The lap around the ring with the volvo wasnt even planned.
The Swift was denied after 9 laps because of the "eared" seat and it bummed me out really bad.
The missus threw me the volvo-key to make me smile again, and.. well that worked.
Aaaand.. never ever doing that again (scared the crap out of me)

(we had permission to empty our card, and my mate had the last turn, so thats why the swift is in the pic with the volvo)

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:03 am 
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what? the seat is a road worthy issue? By 'eared' do I understand it has lateral head restraints.
Odd!
Anyway always good to compare the swift to a road car like a volvo. Not bad cars but nothing like a worked swift.

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:04 pm 
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Tell us about the tape over the bonnet pins?

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:13 pm 
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They are trying to ban full-blown racecars at the ring so things like "eared" seats, HANS systems, roll cages with door crosses etc. are not allowed anymore.
I was lucky, beacause i had a card for 9 laps and was told that after those 9 laps I would be denied.
My mate however, wasnt allowed to even enter because of his seat right away.
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When I arrived at the gate going on the ring, the guy told me that hoodpins are dangerous for motorcyclists in case of an accident, but they had tape there, so they taped it up :mrgreen:
Same thing with solid tow-eyes.. have been asked to remove one of those in the past.

The Swift performed like a dream, I've been figting with reliability and kept modifying to find the right setup since I own it, and its really nice everything is coming together.
I finally got my suspension right and since the turbo has come off the engine doesnt leak, overheat or anything.
Stock horsepower isnt that much, and I could use a little more, but I really love the fact that I can finally take it to a trackday without having to rip the car apart again to find problems.

and the volvo was actually scary because of the HUGE bodyroll, not being able to hear the engine when needed, and Trying not to overheat the brakes and constsntly being overtaken by EVERYTHING out there

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:57 pm 
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Why everyone who is not here (this forum) is raping Swift's.. I have to GTi:s and both are raped.. So much rost and "very nice" tuning..

But nice project man! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:29 am 
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thanks mate.. havent raped the swift yet btw ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:25 am 
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Finally got new suzisport lips front and back.
Its a shame we need to mold these first before I can mount them :(

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:00 am 
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SO, Time for some updates..

First of all, we built the CF Bonnet, we messed up, we tried quick and easy, but it didnt work that well.
We knew what we did wrong, so we will produce a nicer one in the future.

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For our Trackday we made some preperations:
-Changed the oil to fresh castrol 10w60
-Changed gearbox oil with 75W250
-bought a set of full slicks and some wheels to put them on and painted the wheels in a funky colour
-mounted the front bumperlip and skirts and sprayed them gloss white
-mounted the rear Cusco topmounts
-painted the toebars
-got a decent alignment
-made the interior cooling fan work
-mounted new rear brakepads and rotors(stock)
-and made a seat insert so we can both fit in our seat.

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
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So then we went to our first nurburgring nordschleife trackday.
It would be a day from 8 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon, so a full day of non stop driving.

Well, it didnt really go as planned, because after 1.5 laps my co-driver pretty much passed out for some reason.
So we ended up driving from 12 to 5 and the next day we got to do 8 to 12
In that 8+ hours we did 38 laps (changing driver every two laps), in full beast mode, and the swift never skipped a beat.
I did a 9.11 minute BTG time, wich is pretty fast for a <100 horsepower car.

We never Abused the swift this much.. EVER, but it didnt give us ANY problems.
The Castrol 10w60 is great, oil temps never got too high, despite of it being 30 degrees celcius+ most of the day.
The new gearbox oil seemed to work aswell, because the gearbox also took a beating without breaking.

we didnt get to test the full slicks though, because we were to lazy to fit them.

some footage of the 2 days (not my car unfortunately):
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MvctdjSWbs&list=UUvXVxIUT9MWktQ0IkLybjsw&feature=player_embedded

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