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G130 YCF sprint car

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:32 am
by Dcrosby13
I thought it would be worth while creating a build thread, Since Curborough 2017 we have been building the Coupe/ SAAB/ SE5 thing... (search the coupe section) for sprinting and just for a laugh, it became apparent that we would most likely end up in Sports Libre with it hence I would need a Race national A licence to drive it. Given the Coupe thing is around 12 months from completion I thought I best get on with obtaining that National A licence, the quickest route I thought was to buy an 1800ti hence I bought a car a few weeks back in order to go sprinting. The first proper outing planned is Scimfest next month so time is a little tight, given the car has not had a valid MOT since 2013 we knew that it would need some attention in various areas before it could be used in anger. Having viewed the car and driven it on private land first impressions were good, the bodywork is a little tatty but the interior is in good condition and several improvements were already present such as, 15" wheels, GW vented brake kit, blow off valve removed, K&N filter, spax up front and AVO's without adjustable seats on the rear along with a club roll hoop, boost gauge and turbo timer, braided brake lines. preparation for the mot only required unblocking the windscreen washer jets, fiddling with the brake light switch and replacing the drivers side indicator housing so only a few hours of fiddling and it passed first time. once that was out the way the next job was to take it for a blast and find out what else needed attention. the first fault and quite a major one was the clutch slipping badly, other than that it was evident that the suspension bushes were shot and the brakes a little wooden, not a problem as all of these areas were to be upgraded anyway. Also the turbo was a little smokey when off throttle.

Even with the above faults I have fallen in love with it already and I can see the SE6 collecting dust in the very near future. The first job was to pull it apart and take the engine and gearbox out, this only took a few hours and within a day the clutch had been replaced with an Exedy uprated item, this should support 250bhp. The original clutch looked like a cheap standard item and not OEM so I am not surprised it was slipping, the original flywheel was in a very bad way with cracks, corrosion and clear signs of excessive heat transfer, luckily I had a spare on hand from the restoration project sharing the driveway at the moment. a few bits have been de-greased cleaned and painted, the next jobs are re-inforce the wishbones and trailing arms and polybush everything, fit the new brake discs, pads and shoes, fully flush and bleed with dot 5.1. I have also sent the Turbo away to price up a rebuild, it most likely just needs seals as there was no play in it and the wheels and housings are in good order. beyond that:

Replace engine oil and filter - done
Replace spark plugs with colder ones - done
Replace gearbox mount - done
Replace timing belt - done
Replace water pump - done
Replace timing belt tensioner - done
Grind cracked webbing out of the exhaust manifold- done
Refit engine and gearbox - done
Replace gearbox oil - done
Replace fuel lines with Cohline - done
Fit intercooler and pipework - done
Fit manual boost controller - done
Fit rebuilt turbo- done
Fit new exhaust heat shield - done
Fit uprated cooling fan -done
Replace coolant hoses - done
Repair knock sensor wiring - done
Refill coolant - done
Fit uprated front springs - done
Fit new shocks front and back - done
Fit tow straps and arrows front and back - done
Fit number panels - done
Yellow tape on the battery earth- done
Label ignition - done
Fit new tyres - done
Additional Throttle spring - done
Timing strut - done
polybush everything - done
strengthen front wishbones - done
Strengthen trailing arms - done
Re-fit engine, blow headgasket, remove engine and replace with a new engine and fresh headgasket- done

Pictures to follow:

G130 YCF

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:40 am
by scimjim
Moved to project progress for you Daryl.

G130 YCF

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:41 am
by Dcrosby13
Thanks

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:30 pm
by Dcrosby13

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:42 pm
by Dcrosby13

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:17 pm
by scimjim
Why has the Ti got a trigger wheel on the crank?

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:45 pm
by Dcrosby13
I got excited about that too, unfortunately it has a standard ecu so it must have been part of the cars past. I can only assume it was running a stand alone ecu hence the trigger wheel.

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:31 pm
by CNHSS1
I have a toothed pulley for an ET

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:44 pm
by Dcrosby13
Does the white dot on the flywheel centre have any significance?

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:56 pm
by Dcrosby13
A little bit more done tonight, front wishbones strengthened and bushed. Those stainless collars make for interesting fitting dont they! Steve actually managed to destroy the bench vice so I had to pay a visit to machine mart :roll: next steps are clean them paint them and fit them:

ImageIMG_20180718_184539 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20180718_183301 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20180718_175640 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20180718_173337 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:57 pm
by Benc
Blimy you don’t hang about :D

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:55 am
by Dcrosby13
Cant afford to hang around. :oops:

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:02 pm
by GTC Ian
I hope Barbara doesnt see this. She will want to know why I spend so much time in the garage.

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:08 pm
by Dcrosby13
:lol:

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:00 pm
by td99
if it's not too late...
maybe you should do this to the lower wishbones.
Used in rallying Chevettes/Kadetts etc.
A hole in the centre of the added plate is a good idea to stop water laying there.