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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:21 pm 
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Looking good mate!! Carbon bonnet doesnt look too bad for a quick job...

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:08 am 
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Thanks!
We are experimenting with building CF panels for other people aswell so if I mounted this on the car, people would never buy anything from us

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's Swift GTi mk3 track car
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:44 am 
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Sooo, we just bought a race chassis wich was used in several endurance races from 2006-2008, under wich 2 24h races.
My chassis isnt that good anymore, so I will in the future do a reshell using this one probably.

In the glory days:

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now:

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi mk3 budget track car
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:31 am 
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Because we're going for some start to finish racing and aiming for endurance with our swift, we have decided the pink chassis will stay in storage untill needed.
Last weekend it was time for another weekend at the famous nurburgring nordschleife again.
Before we went there we had a few things we did:

-mount a set of mikuni carbs

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-remove the ECU and tidy up the wiring

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-Have fun at the ring

Well we did.. but the nordschleife "touristenfahrten' was really chaotic, with changing weatherconditions, and a looooot of (really fast)cars, so lots of crashes.
We managed to get 11 laps out of the Swift, 3 different drivers and 6 different co-drivers.
halfway through the first thay the filters gave up, the fuel rail had come loose and i lost a bolt on the rotor cap of the dizzy.
But other than that it were a thousand kilometres of trouble free driving in a weekend (more than 220 on the ring itself)

Here are some of the pictures taken on the Ring (have a look at how the suspension has to work especially):

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Here is all of it:

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=G6MFVO78

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi mk3 budget track car
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:58 pm 
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So jealous. Would love to take my GTi around the ring.

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi mk3 budget track car
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:53 am 
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Make it happen man, it is better than advertised..
I'm at over 40 laps now and i get more addicted every lap.

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi mk3 budget track car
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:34 am 
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I've been stalking a fellow Suzuki owner I know for some time now because I wanted his wheels.. well.. he finally sold them to me.
These are our new reeeaally lightweight 13 inch wheels!

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi mk3 budget track car
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:51 pm 
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Getting ready for the new season with a 24h race in september as our prime target.
The cage has finally been extended to the front, and I'm happy how it turned out.
Now the car is stripped to get painted again, later the engine will get pulled, gearbox checked, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi mk3 budget track car
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:39 pm 
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Not much room for brakes inside those 13's?

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi mk3 budget track car
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:35 pm 
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Actually quite a lot, the back is a lot more spacious than the front. Of the wheel
And its low ET, and i use a spacer, so very little of the caliper is actually in the wheel.

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi mk3 budget track car
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:28 am 
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Small update:

Me and 2 team members are going to do a 3-day race Licence/training on the circuit of Zolder (belgium) so we can enter the 24h race in september.
The car has been kind of assembelled for that, and after the weekend we will make the swift a bit prettier on the outside, and then its testing testing testing for the 24h race.

few pictures:

got a "balli" Torsen LSD:

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Had it built in (dont really have the right tools etc) and the gearbox checked, new bearings put in, and the bolts holding the plate behind 5th gear have been replaced with hardened ones.

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ready for action:

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got the PU steering rack bushings and installed those:

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new control arms with PU whiteline bushings:

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actually, some more shiny new stuff:

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Supafly from teamswift shipped me a nice set of mk2 regrind camshafts, so we installed those

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The interior is almost done, we painted the cage, floor and firewall, trimmed the dash further, mounted the heater/fan, cleaned up the wiring loom, fixed some old gremlins etc.

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And because we will be driving the car with four guys, we were gonna need clear warning signals for overtemp and loss of oil pressure and simple layout of alle the information etc., so we bought a Koso RX2 dash unit to do all that.

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but that will be built in after our circuit training.

The exterior of the car is put together kind of sloppy, but it will do, I drove a few hundred kilometres, and the diff and Cams feel great together with the carbs..

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last but not least, we have had some trouble with the fuel rail and injectors vibrating loose, and we are not using them anyway, we decided to semi-permanently fix this issue by plugging the injector holes.

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi, getting ready for 24h endurance
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:23 pm 
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With four drivers, have you built in adjustability to the seat for different size blokes? Instead of plugging the injectors holes perhaps screw in vacuum ports for brake booster. Are you allowed to build in sub tanks for fuel as having a reserve tank that holds at least one lap would be advantageous on a long circuit. Beats trying to predict when your fuel will run out. Just thoughts.

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi, getting ready for 24h endurance
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:54 am 
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Yes, we need a FIA-spec seat, and seat adjustability is an issue.
I'm 180cm 60kg(skinny) my mate is 180cm 100kg(heavy and wide), my other mate is 2m and 90 kg(really fooking tall and athletic) 4th driver is unsure for now.
So we need a wide, tall chair, with adjustable seat rails, and I will need a foam seat to fit in. And even multiple steering wheels and hub lengths.

I have the brake booster connected to the runner of the 4th cilinder, and that has worked for some time now, so will probably keep it like that.

We are keeping our stock tank, but are adding a swirl pot so we can keep driving till fuel basicly runs out instead of at a quarter tank in long sweeping right hand corners. The Koso unit has a fuel supply meter aswell, with warning function, so it shouldnt happen.
Aaand we have a hour-and-a-half stint limit. So should be ok on that too.

Thanks for the input though.

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi, getting ready for 24h endurance
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:26 pm 
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Looks good.. Alot of good ideas on you have done on your car.. Hey Salto what distributor are you using with your Carbi setup?

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi, getting ready for 24h endurance
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We use a Swift mk1 dizzy, works on vacuum instead of ECU

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi, getting ready for 24h endurance
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:15 pm 
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We did our Licence training weekend and got our EU-licence, so we're able to compete at the 24h race now! :)

Got black flagged for being 1.4 DB too loud at 96.4.
We immediately got an offer from a company who wanted to build us a new quieter system.. so curious to find out how that sounds..

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi, getting ready for 24h endurance
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:20 pm 
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We finally had another open pitlane trackday again, at circuit park Zolder.
We had a brand quiet new stainless steel exhaust fitted, so shouldn't be black flagged for noise..

Soo. Highlights :)

-first lap out, first time on full slicks we blew a tire (turned out the adjustment ring on the shock sliced it open, yeah.. i know.. we suck)
-first time we timed a lap and got decent result with that
-first time in the gravel since I started driving on track (didn't quite make the chicane)
-Black flagged for noise again, but now from the intake/carbs(haha)
-Did a few passenger rides in the Swift and they actually loved the underpowered shoebox!
-my mate is getting seriously fast in the car too, so thats a really good thing.
-Drove the swift 2 hours to the track and drove it back home too
-Did a passengef ride in a 1jz BMW e36 with 400+ pk (wich also ended in the gravel :))
-passenger ride in a 200+ pk golf mk1 wide body beast
-6 hours of tracktime in the pocket again

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Next up is practice with our full 24 hour team ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi, getting ready for 24h endurance
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I took a little trip to the nurburgring last weekend, and did another 14 Laps.. here are two Laps on-board 1sr Lap is a bit of a relaxed Lap to check the conditioning and chasing a BMW, second Lap was my fastest of the weekend.

https://youtu.be/q2x0vORbjiY

Here is me Flying by one of the guys filming at foxrohre corner (my swift at 1.45)

https://youtu.be/63iNaaiO-HQ

Before the weekend we had the carbs set up and made 105 whp and 120 NM.
And painted it Black again

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi, getting ready for 24h endurance
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:31 am 
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Are your torque and power curves intersecting at 3650rpm?

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 Post subject: Re: Salto's carbed Swift GTi, getting ready for 24h endurance
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If i look at it now.. yes.
Haven really looked at it because it runs really good now.

I dont know what that says though.

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