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Aragorn
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:19 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

So i've been wanting to build a track car for a while, but the usual constraints of time and money have stopped me.

I read PPC, and a friend and i were chatting and we reconned that we could build a car for the PPC 999 challenge, but build it well enough that it could be used as a good fun track car, rather than just shonking some heap together for a one-off challenge. That way we have a limited budget, and a "deadline" for completion that will hopefully keep the build sensible.

More info here on the challenge itself and the rules: http://www.ppcmag.co.uk/999-challenge.html

Theres obviously a bit of banter between us as to who can build the quickest/best track car for the budget. Hes going to build a 2.0 Corsa, as hes had vauxhalls for years and likes them, and i decided i wanted something 4wd and being a B5 nut a B5 Quattro was the obvious choice!

As some of you may know, we recently reshelled craigs S4 saloon into a facelift avant. This left us with a gutted S4 shell, which was fit for not much bar scrap. Then the thaught struck me that it would make the perfect base to the 999 project, so craig let me have the shell for helping him out with his reshell.

I'll document the progress in this thread, as i go, but atm the general plan goes something like this:

Buy a cheap MOT failure 1.8T FWD A4, and pull its engine, bumpers, brakes and whatever else i need, then sell off whatever i can from the donor to recoup money to spend elsewhere. The rules of the challenge state i'm allowed to make upto £250 from selling parts. I hope i can get a cheap A4 for less than £500, and if i can make £250 back then i'll have around 7-800 left to spend.

Find a 5 speed quattro box, prop and front shafts.

Strip as much weight i can out of the car, i'm aiming for 1200kgs, or as close to there as i can get. I will probably retain the upper dash pad, and heater.

Use the remainder of the budget to make the car go, stop and turn as best as i can!

Some pics of how it stood when craig left in his new car:





Part of the agreement with craig is i could have the shell, but any of the desireable S4 spec parts such as the leather interior, trim and bumpers etc he wanted back so he could sell them, some of these bits are still visible in the pics above, but obviously they will disappear as he manages to get them sold off. I'll hopefully be able to replace these parts with standard A4 bits from whatever donor car i find!

I managed to spend some time on it at the weekend, removed the seats and hauled the carpet out, and started on removing the wiring harness for the car stereo.

Some pics of the weekends progress:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Looking forward to the progress

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Should be a fun project, will be watching the progress

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Good luck!

Interesting to see the normally-hidden stuff as you strip it out, too

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

so let me get this right the donar shell your doing the 999 with is pre facelift † your friends old car loving the thought of this † if its face lift would you swap the drivers wing with mine and cash your way mine has a dent in it not bad just a thought and cash your way only if facelift
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Its my brothers old car, and yeh its pre-facelift.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

you are certainly going to raise a few (worried) eyebrows when you roll up in a stripped down s4!!  especially as they wont know its only running the 1.8t underneath.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

s4forjim wrote:
you are certainly going to raise a few (worried) eyebrows when you roll up in a stripped down s4!! †especially as they wont know its only running the 1.8t underneath.

The 1.8T can be a very capable engine with the right add ons

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeh, that said its probably going to end up looking more or less like a yellow A4, as the bumpers and skirts will all be A4 spec (and probably the wrong color ).

1.8T's can be tuned nicely, but i dont know how much i'll be able to do within my budget.

Its actually a really good challenge, the budgets set at a point where you really need to carefully choose whats important.

For instance spending the whole budget on some top spec coilovers and ending up having to make do with stock power and plastic wanli tyres isnt likely to make a fast car. Similarly stick all the money into the engine ends up with a car thats great down the strip, but hopeless on the handling course.

Its about finding the right balance!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I read PPC too, the £999 challenge looks like fun but with cars like Impreza's and Sunny Gtir's being used you need something pretty serious to compete for top honours.  Good luck, should be a lot of fun!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't know what the rules are, but tyres are the single most contributing factor to lap time other than power.

If you're competing in it I will happily do the tune for you FOC.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ye i was thinking the same about the tyres. Maybe try to pick up some part worn R888 or A048's or similar.

I'll be in touch about the tune!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

love this

once funds allow again i will get myself a 924 or 944 and throw in a 5 pot audi 20v lump like so

http://www.944-20v.nl/

good luck maybe a cheap v8 instead of a 1.8t

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

aposegil wrote:
love this

once funds allow again i will get myself a 924 or 944 and throw in a 5 pot audi 20v lump like so

http://www.944-20v.nl/

good luck maybe a cheap v8 instead of a 1.8t


X2

a cheap V8 would be gorgeous...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

he has a 4.2 V8 in the garage, intended for use in a landrover... ive been nudging him for years about it. (yes, its been sat on the landrover chassis for years awaiting a custom bellhousing.)
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