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ratface 29-03-2015 18:37

370BHP ZR Track Car
 
In case you've not seen it over on Rovertech here is our little build which has taken a couple of years so far

I forgot to get any pics when it arrived, but it was a tidy ZR 160

As it looked stripped, almost ready for the Custom Cages International weld in roll cage, which I'm not looking forward to fitting

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...9/P1000433.JPG
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...9/P1000452.JPG
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...9/P1000454.JPG

Nearly finished playing with the scaffolding :lol:

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20120121/cage1.jpg
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20120121/cage2.jpg
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20120121/cage3.jpg

Caliper brakets made and 330mm front brakes now fitted with brembo radials

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20121119/brakes.jpg

A bit of paint

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/IMAG0009.jpg
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/IMAG0010.jpg

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/IMAG0013.jpg
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/IMAG0014.jpg
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/IMAG0015.jpg
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/IMAG0017.jpg
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/IMAG0019.jpg

M Series manifold modified to take the Cosworth throttle body

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/201...914_133013.jpg
http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/201...914_133022.jpg

And then onto the fuel lines

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/201...914_133002.jpg
http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/201...914_132946.jpg

Still need to tig weld the return line at the 90 bend

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/201...914_132928.jpg

And fix the 044 pump and tank

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/201...914_132922.jpg

After removing the front of the car including the cross member the RS500 cooler was fitted into place

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20140907/P1000440.JPG

Then it was time to warm up the TIG and make a water return pipe

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20140907/P1000443.JPG

Whilst the TIG was out it was time to make the air intake

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20140907/P1000442.JPG
http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20140907/P1000441.JPG

ratface 29-03-2015 18:37

Finally the MIG was dragged out to knock up some alternator brakets

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20140907/P1000445.JPG

All fitted into place with MGF hydraulic clutch setup showing

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20140907/P1000448.JPG

Alternator brackets done and mounted

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...2/P1000595.JPG

Electric waper pump going in

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...2/P1000579.JPG

Electric power steering pump going in

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...2/P1000585.JPG

Last of the boost pipes being fabricated, just the welding to do

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...2/P1000589.JPG

Top water hose

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...2/P1000591.JPG

Hydraulic clutch done, incorporating coil pack mount

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...2/P1000597.JPG
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...2/P1000599.JPG

Rear brake lines going in

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...2/P1000596.JPG

Quickshift made ready to fit when the box goes back in

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...2/P1000578.JPG

Spherical rear top mounts fitted, plus fuel pump wiring and pipe work completed

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20141027/P1000604.JPG

ratface 29-03-2015 18:37

Whilst playing with wires I decided to replace all the dash gauges for Stack ones

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20141027/P1000606.JPG

Downpipe closeups

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/P1000622.JPG
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/P1000621.JPG

Doors done

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/P1000623.JPG
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/P1000624.JPG

Tailgate lightened

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/P1000625.JPG

Fibreglass bonnet fitted

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/P1000613.JPG

Front engine mount made up

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/P1000616.JPG

Oil cooler fitted and connected

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/P1000626.JPG
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...8/P1000627.JPG

Front engine mount fininshed and VibraTechnics installed

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...9/P1000643.JPG
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...9/P1000652.JPG

I wasn't happy with the pedal box so I cut the floor and bulkhead out, modified the pedal box and moved it all down and forward

Manged to get another 60mm of leg room

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...9/P1000661.JPG
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...9/P1000656.JPG
http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...9/P1000657.JPG

Finally started fitting the door cards

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...9/P1000649.JPG

Got the car weighed with all remaining parts in the car along with fluids and it came in at 930kg which isn't too bad considering the T16 weight

ratface 16-08-2016 11:40

Been a while but it is finished

New brakes

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/250...425_115313.jpg
http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/25042015/photo%206.JPG

Sneaky peak of the final look

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20150504/photo%201.JPG
http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/201...503_113735.jpg
http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/20150504/photo%204.JPG

Swirl pot fitted to fuel system

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...430_154438.jpg

Engine bay complete

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...720_143425.jpg

Front end complete, including fiberglass bonnet and splitter

http://www.chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr...720_143748.jpg

Dyno printout

http://chippers.me.uk/gallery/zr/201...103101_001.jpg

JOHNDQ 16-08-2016 15:54

Looking good was tho on Passion Ford?

ratface 16-08-2016 19:17

Yes, been a member of PF for years

Still love Cosworths

JOHNDQ 16-08-2016 22:17

Thought I remembered talking about it on PF, not been on there since I sold the MK5 RS2000 track car ages ago


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