Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 5

And we’re back with another instalment of Jerry’s Track Bred EG6 Build…

Today we have some photos with the painted body kit finally on the car and fitted in place, as well as some shots showing the interior as it starts to come together. As usual I’ve provided the links to the previous posts of this build below for those of you who are seeing this for the first time and would like to get caught up on what’s going on.

Track Bred EG6 Build… Introduction

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 1

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 2

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 3

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 4

 

Not missing a beat, on with the photos…

Picking up where we left off… I find this kit gives the car a kind of menacing look…

Here you guys can get a good idea of how the car will sit once completed…

Now that’s a wing!!! This custom made piece is to be mounted on the inside of the car and come up through the rear windshield. Here it was being mocked up to make sure the height met the required regulations for the group it will be racing in.

Rear suspension setup…

Fender  & wheel fitment of those 17 x 9.5 Enkei RPF1 wrapped in Hoosier A6 rubber looking really good…

OBP pedal setup in place. Sadly, this has to be one the most disappointing parts of the build so far. The quality of this setup has been disappointing. It has shown a lot of flexing and had to be further reinforced in order to be of any use so as a result, it might have to be swapped out for something of higher quality at a later date.

As you can see the seat also has been mounted. New K-Tuned shifter and hydraulic handbrake in place and you might be wondering what the fire extinguisher is mounted to. Jerry plans on running a side exit exhaust, so to accommodate this, while keeping everything streamlined under the car, he got a tunnel built that ties into the factory one. It now doubles as the mounting position for the hydraulic handbrake and the fire extinguisher. Directly in front of those you can see the Accusump bolted in place on the floor. For you guys who are unaware of what it does, here is a little info: it’s a storage container that acts as a reservoir of pressurized oil to be released when there is a drop in the engine’s oil pressure. The Accusump is connected to the pressure side of an engine’s oiling system and is charged by its oil pump. On the air side it is equipped with a pressure gauge and a schrader air valve, which allows you to set a pre-charge of air pressure to the Accusump. At the time the engine is shut off and the Accusump valve closes, any oil pressure in the Accusump is held there. After the engine is started and the oil pump has taken over, oil is pumped back into the Accusump. This moves the piston back and pressurizes the Accusump until it syncs with the engine’s oil pressure. While driving, if the engine’s oil pressure is interrupted for any reason, the Accusump releases its oil reserve again, keeping the engine lubricated until the engine’s oil pressure returns to normal. In racing or hard driving conditions, the Accusump will automatically fill and discharge as needed when you corner, accelerate and brake.

For those who maybe interested in finding out some more info can click here.

The interior as it comes together with the fuel cell in place as well as the swirl pot and fuel lines partially run…

Close up of  the Aeromotive fuel filter that will be used…

Due to the new seating position, the roll cage had to be done this way to avoid Jerry’s arm hitting it while cornering…

A steering column from an Opel Corsa was used in order to run the electronic power steering. If you guys checked out Daryl’s Rally K-EG Build you would have seen the exact same setup used there as well. This modification allowed for some extra space in the engine bay, making the car easier to work on when needed while allowing Jerry to shed some weight…

Hondata engine management…

Mishimoto full sized radiator…

Front end setup…

A closer look at the custom built wing…

Here is how the newly reinforced front end looks; the wheel wells were cut away and similar roll cage pipe was added to strengthen the front of the car. In doing this however, it interfered with the right side engine mount position so it had to be rebuilt completely…

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for taking a look, until next time…

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2 thoughts on “Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 5

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