Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 37

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So close! With majority of the build completed, it’s now down to the minor, time consuming things which need to be done to cap off the build. The car is at the stage now where it can finally be fired up for the first time. It has been a long journey to reach this point but I’m sure it will be well worth it given the changes made.

We take a look at the first start up, along with some additional bits and pieces that were added along the way. The redesigned front end has also been completed and ready to be fitted. In between waiting for some stuff to be completed, Jerry spent some time coming up with some additional aero for both the front and rear of the car. There is also some additional coverage of the car on the dyno.

For those who would like a full recap of this build, I’ve provided the link below…

Track Bred EG6 Build…

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It took some time to complete, but the front end is finally finished and ready to head over to paint…

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Taking a closer look at the clean cut lines that give the illusion of headlights and also the lower portion…

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Fender vents where the front meets the door…

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A look at the hood area where you can see a series of vents which will aid in keeping the engine bay temperature as low as possible…

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Jerry finally got the harness completed in preparation for the first startup…

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Making some last minute adjustments before sending power to the motor…

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Rastaman Tuned himself at work to get the motor up and running…

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We have power…

A short clip of the first startup…

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Everything went well with the first startup, from here the next step will be to get a decent map on the car and take it for some testing…

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With the car back at home for the moment, Jerry had some time and decided to strip the livery from the entire car…

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The intention is to redesign a completed new livery from scratch…

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While Jerry was busy redesigning the livery, he thought he would swap out the end plates of the wing for some larger pieces…

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The front end had finally ccme back from the paint shop and was fitted to the car…

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Jerry opted to run the red and black theme throughout the front end, highlighting selective pieces…

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With a silver trim around the black areas, pictured here on the fender vent…

Taking a few steps back…

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A full view of the front end with some custom made headlight stickers which add to the illusion…

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Various angles of the completed front end…

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In the previous build, Jerry had plans of adding some additional aero. He started a design for a front splitter but was never able to complete it. As the car is now mostly completed he thought it would be a good idea to pick up where he left off on the design.

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A closer look at the aluminum frame, while the splitter is still a work in progress…

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Sadly from the time Jerry had the door made, the mechanism used for opening and closing them never worked properly. Jerry spent some time searching for another mechanism with hopes of having them closed properly for the first time in their existence.

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A look at the lever which would be pulled backwards to open the door…

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From the inside you can see the lever is attached to a rod which pulls a clip and releases the door…

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While Jerry was designing a new livery, he made some changes to the windshield banner as well…

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A first look at the redesigned livery applied to the front end…

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A full frontal view along with the partial roof design bearing the SDRR logo…

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A full view of the livery, from the front fender; down the side to the back of the car…

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Jerry applied the Barbados flag to the custom sized end plates…

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With the livery complete, and practically everything else done, Jerry took the car to the track for some testing to make sure everything was working the way it should…

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Jerry had the Trac Tuff value cover, which was originally wrinkle black, sprayed in a red similar to the colour of the car. It really stands out in the engine bay especially with the addition of the “Rastaman Tuned” decal.

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Sitting at the track…

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A shout out to Chillyz Custom Shop for the work done throughout the entirety of this build…

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With the new livery not only came custom end plates for the APR Performance wing, but also sponsor sticker places in the centre of it, visible from above…

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Full view of the rear end, the big ass wing, the almost realistic taillight stickers and finishing off with a view of the suspension…

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The first shakedown at the Bushy Park Racing Circuit went pretty good, there were a few areas which needed to be addressed. Mostly it was a chance for Jerry to get a feel for the car in its current state. Not only had he not sat in the car since its completion, but he had yet to be around Bushy Park since it had been renovated.

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Previously I mentioned that Jerry was spending some time working on some addition aero for the car. Along with the splitter, he was also busy designing a diffuser…

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A few angles giving you an idea of the fitment at this time…

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This piece is still however in the development phase and is subject to change after some testing is done…

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The splitter finally made it to the practical stage of development and was mounted to the car. This piece also maybe subject to change after some testing…

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For added protection from any rubber or debris that the tires may pick up, Jerry added this aluminum guard…

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To protect the Dailey Engineering dry sump belts and pulleys a similar block off plate was made…

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Trac Tuff released their billet water neck, Jerry liked the design so much that he opted to purchase one and decided to swap out his K-Tuned upper coolant housing for it. The materials used with the Trac Tuff piece makes it more sturdy and robust.

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Another new addition to the engine bay is this custom made air box…

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Since the return to ITBs on this motor, Jerry has been toying around with the idea of fabricating an air box that will suck fresh air as the hood doesn’t have an opening. What you see here is a trial version made to undergo testing before the final unit is produced.

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A rare piece found in circuit racing cars in Barbados is this CoolShirt Systems unit Jerry opted to go with…

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The cooling unit contains ice, water and an internal pump that supplies cool water to the shirt through double insulated hose with quick, dry disconnects. The Coolshirt contains more than 45 feet of medical grade capillary tubing securely stitched on the front and back of the shirt. In addition, there is a temperature control switch which will allow Jerry to regulate the flow.

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Even though Jerry made it to the track to do a light shakedown of the car, the motor was still no where close to where it needed to be. To aid with getting the motor to perform close to its peak, an appointment was made for some time on the dyno.

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Upon arrival, the car quickly made its way on the dyno…

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Strapped down and ready for some pulls…

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Doing the necessary checks before they began…

A clip of the very first pull…

A few more…

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A view with the air box removed…

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A close up of the beaten Hoosier A6 tires after they went beyond their heat range…

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To conclude, the car made 250whp on the road map which was loaded on for the testing at Bushy Park. Through additional tuning a further 20whp was extracted while cleaning up the mid range.

Now with a proper tune on the car, Jerry has decided to enter the next event scheduled for October 17th at the Bushy Park Racing Circuit.

That’s it for today’s post, thanks for taking a look and stay tuned for another update shortly after its first event.

 

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