Car of the Month July 2013

Peter Martin’s 02

 

After purchasing an honest looking shell, we began removing all the unwanted bits and pieces, reducing the weight as much as we could. Finished wet weight comes in at 935Kg.

Before rebuild at 189 Mallawa

Hopefully these photos show the result of my efforts and the extent I had to go to achieve my goal.  The accolades the car has received since it made it’s first appearance on the track, make all the hard work and long hours worthwhile. The car is now finished and competing regularly at local and interstate race tracks.

In workshop  during rebuild (1)

Since completion in October 2009, the car has been raced at Eastern Creek, Noosa Historic Hillclimb, Lakeside Park, Queensland Raceway and Morgan Park, showing the under 2.0 lt. Group Nc cars how it is done, leading the way on most occasions.

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In Australia, Historic Group Nc Racing is a Class where very few modifications can be carried out on the car. Body and interior must stay virtually the same as a road car, with changes to the gear ratios, engine performance and suspension settings being allowed within certain parameters. Slight changes to the brakes, wheels and fuel tank are permitted.  A full CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motor Sport) approved roll cage is mandatory.

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The engine runs 48mm Webers, good rods and pistons (12.5 : 1 CR), the head uses Schrick cam, springs and retainers, billet rockers and spending many, many hours on the flow bench to produce excellent results and 220 HP.

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A locally manufactured twin plate clutch, Close Ratio gearbox and LSD (3.9 : 1), along with the rubber donut being replaced with CV Joint complete the main drivetrain attributes for trouble free racing.

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After purchasing an honest looking shell, we began removing all the unwanted bits and pieces, reducing the weight as much as we could. Finished wet weight comes in at 935Kg.

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Hopefully these photos show the result of my efforts and the extent I had to go to achieve my goal.  The accolades the car has received since it made its first appearance on the track, make all the hard work and long hours worthwhile. The car is now finished and competing regularly at local and interstate race tracks.

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Since completion in October 2009, the car has been raced at Eastern Creek, Noosa Historic Hillclimb, Lakeside Park, Queensland Raceway and Morgan Park, showing the under 2.0 lt. Group Nc cars how it is done, leading the way on most occasions.

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In Australia, Historic Group Nc Racing is a Class where very few modifications can be carried out on the car. Body and interior must stay virtually the same as a road car, with changes to the gear ratios, engine performance and suspension settings being allowed within certain parameters. Slight changes to the brakes, wheels and fuel tank are permitted.  A full CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motor Sport) approved roll cage is mandatory.

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The engine runs 48mm Webers, good rods and pistons (12.5 : 1 CR), the head uses Schrick cam, springs and retainers, billet rockers and spending many, many hours on the flow bench to produce excellent results and 220 HP.

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A locally manufactured twin plate clutch, Close Ratio gearbox and LSD (3.9 : 1), along with the rubber donut being replaced with CV Joint complete the main drivetrain attributes for trouble free racing.

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17 thoughts on “Car of the Month July 2013

  1. Great looking car. I have been toying with idea of building a 2002 for tarmac stage events in Ireland to try to compete with the Escorts (which I already have). If anyone has a well prepared race or rally car I would be interested to here from them.

    Philip

  2. Impressive.

  3. チカ ちょっとずつステップクリアしましたね うちは子の間テディベアピクニックというのが公園であって サンタさんが来ました タイは会う前からチカのように張り切って サンタのひざのうえに座るとか お願いすると張り切って どうなるかなーと思ったら タイはその通りやってましたー あいつ強いぞー タイが”Can I have a Spiderman costume plseae?”と言うとサンタが”It’s all sorted.It’s already in my sack”と言ったそう そして”You can have 2 things”とか これはちょっと余計 笑 言ったらしい もしくはタイが勝手に作って私達に言ったか それとは反対にJJ 菊のように怖がっていました 去年はひざの上に座っていたのに 今年は近づこうともせず 私の腕にぎゅーーーーとつかまってしました 近づけようとしようもんなら さらにぎゅー顔をぐちゃぐちゃにして泣きました 結構おもしろがってた私よー マイアもちょっと怖がっていましたよ 小さな声で”I would like scrapbooking stuff plseae”って そうしたらサンタ”Are you sure?”だって 5歳にしてSBスタッフが欲しいって 少しずつ買いだめして私の部屋に隠しています チカはマイアと似てる マイアは毎週金曜の夕方に行っていたクリケットのゲーム 先週と今週だけ泣きませんでした 試合中に泣くのよ 行く前は やったークリケット楽しみー って言ってるくせに 試合中に泣く 毎日泣く を繰り返していました やっと泣かなくなったと思ったら もう終わり という 先週まではもう次のタームはサインアップしないと言っていたのに 昨日はまた次もやると言っていた また来年になったら変わっているかも なおpさんの写真どれもステキよぉ 心温まります yoko

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