Daryl’s Rally K-EG Build… Part 13

Left with just under two days, it was crunch time for Daryl and the guys. In the previous post the guys over at MQI were able to get the shell completed going into the night. Followed by the pit crew putting in some serious wrenching to have the motor and suspension installed the same night. Things were looking good but it was still a long way to go. The wiring was the most challenging phase, and this still needed to be dealt with. Daryl had a plan for the guys to knock out the wiring the following day and try to squeeze in a few other misc things which needed to be dealt with.

Now you have a basic idea of where we are at, lets move forward with today’s update.

 

Some of you may be viewing this post for the very first time, feel free to click the link provided below for a recap of the build so far.

Daryl’s Rally K-EG Build…

 

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The car was back in the air once more while the guys worked tirelessly throughout the day, here you can see the 3″ exhaust has been installed along with the taillights…

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View from the back towards the front where you can see that the brake lines have been installed…

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As well as the fuel filter, Radium surge tank and the battery…

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Moving towards the front you also notice the Sadev sequential shifter and hydraulic handbrake installed. Taking a closer look the pedal box and reservoir tanks were in place along with the Accusump oil accumulator including all of the necessary lines…

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During the day the brakes were bled and the traction bar was fully bolted up…

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If you pay close attention you will notice the 4 Piston Racing valve cover has been replaced with a wrinkle black powered coated one…

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Russell busy trying to finish up the wiring within the engine bay…

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The guys put in yet another extremely long day with the help of some beers. The Rackpak Smartwire unit still needed to be fully installed, the car also needed to go back to MQI to have the body panels fitted along with the windshield and rear quarter glasses installed. On top of all of this, the car still would need an alignment and the motor still needed a tune. Daryl and the guys still had a lot of things to be done and the clock was moving at a rapid rate. They were now down to one day at this point not factoring in sleep…

 

 

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I wasn’t able to spend the day with the guys nor did they have the time to take any photos. When I checked in with them Saturday night things were looking good.

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Official race numbers and names were being applied to the car…

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Left and right quarter glass still taped down from when they were set in place…

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Everyone was busy taking care of some aspect of the car…

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Daryl purchased a new hood for the car, which needed to be cut to allow for the quick release hood clips to be installed…

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Chris was busy cutting and drilling trying to be as quick and accurate as possible…

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Meanwhile Bally was working on completing the switch panel for the Racepak Smartwire system…

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A glimpse of the havoc that is the interior, with wires desperately needing to be sorted…

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Black housing headlights and amber corner combo that will be used…

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Steering wheel and dash just before they were installed…

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VP Racing fuel that will be used…

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After Bally finished up the switch panel for the Racepak Smatwire system, he was able to start the car without any issues. The headlights and the hood clips were installed and it was time to take the car over to Auto Solutions for an alignment.

 

Everyone was in great spirits when the motor started up with no major issues. This brought the night to an end with the only remaining task was to make some adjustments to the map which the guys decided they would do in the morning. It was time to get some rest what little they could and prepare for the morning.

 

The following morning I got up early and made a trip over to make sure things were still going in their favor and to get some final shots before they left for the rally…

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While I was there I came across this bag which contained the previous wiring that the Racepak Smartwire system replaced. Its really amazing how much more simpler the system made things, let alone seeing what it eliminated…

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A couple shots of the carbon fibre roof scoop…

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A view of the completed rear end…

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Chris as he fills the tank…

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Daryl doing some cleaning to the recently installed windshield before they head out…

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Those of you who are playing close attention would realize the car is fitted with the 15″ wheels from last season, when in reality it was suppose to be on 17″ wheels. That is largely because the remaining parts needed to successfully rally the car on 17″ wheels are still in production and won’t arrive until after the warm up rally.

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Close up of the front end with the license plate installed…

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Daryl and Bally busy making some last minute adjustments before heading out to clean up the map on their way to the event…

 

It is easy to say the guys were successful in their challenge but this was by far not an easy task to accomplish. It has been a long stress filled couple of days but the team pulled through and got everything completed in an unbelievable amount of time. Daryl would like to thank Ryan, Bally, Chris and Russell for playing a vital part in the preparation for the event.

Thanks for taking a look, stay tuned for more to come on this build as it progresses.

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