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performance 2wd colorado.


with the class 7 gone, i thought id start a thread in here detailing my progress with the class 5 colorado extra cab.  updates will be sporadic, basically as bits are done they will go up.  quick couple of photos of how we started and getting the engine mounted.

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hope the photos arent too big.

more to follow in the next cpl of weeks



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I like your style. that motor is WAY back.
Have you got any photos showing the construction of the engine cover, thats really neat.

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http://s6.beta.photobucket.com/user/dags260/library/?#/user/dags260/library/class%205%20build%20up/engine%20cover%20class%205%20by%20fuge?&_suid=136305190861008559277407319662

 

try that.  it has most of the photos of the cover being built.



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thought it time to update with a few more photos. had a scrutineer check our chassis at the front and tell us our interpretation was incorrect, so weve changed the design put the bits back in that needed to go back in. anyway, heres a few photos.

following shortly...for some reason they didn't attach

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-- Edited by Dags777 on Monday 2nd of September 2013 11:54:59 AM



-- Edited by Dags777 on Monday 2nd of September 2013 12:02:08 PM

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Are you building this to run NSW events or Bigger? looks fantastic by the way!!

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thanks goanna. we are lucky enough to have a fabricator whos top shelf and willing to work with our ideas.
at this stage it will mainly be run in SA, maybe a few western vic events. after 12-18 months we may look at doing a couple of nationals. unsure yet.
nai and I both just want to get in it and hit the loud pedal!

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car is back at our workshop.  hoping to get the 6 litre back from the builder in a few days, mount that, plumb the radiator then get onto putting the shocks in. 

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-- Edited by Dags777 on Monday 21st of October 2013 04:24:03 PM

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shocks all mounted and pretty like, radiator and brakes plumbed, fuel system plumbed, dash built, switches installed, CDL3 display installed. car has just been delivered to paint shop. starting to get exciting!

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couple of photos showing the dash and the shifter dummy mounted.



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here they are...dunno why I didn't put them in...



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paint done and im a little bit hard thinking about driving!
the car is in with TZEE tuning in Adelaide being wired up now. dyno booked in for 21/3!



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I want more. Will your man bits be able to handle that ride?

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probably not. I was thinking of handing the car over to someone to drive cause im too scared....know anyone who might want a drive??

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hey dags nice build ,what's the first race you planning on ?

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Thanks datto. We're hoping for Cullellaraine in late April. As long as shocks dial in with little hassle and we don't find major issues during shakedown.

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nice build, you guys thinking of running off road masters or pines

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Thanks Patoh. We would like to do both masters and pines. All depends on what breaks between now and those races and how much we have left in our budget!!

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Dags777 wrote:

Thanks Patoh. We would like to do both masters and pines. All depends on what breaks between now and those races and how much we have left in our budget!!


 

BUDGET !!!! what the hell is that ???? :)

our racing will be like , ok race meeting this weekend and mortgage payment ummmm looks like were going racing :)



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got the Colorado on the dyno.  300hp at the wheels with not much effort.  builder hopes to get closer to 400 by the end of today!



-- Edited by Dags777 on Wednesday 19th of March 2014 07:35:34 AM

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car has been on the scales with 1/4 tank of fuel. each corner sits at 450 kg. stoked with that!!

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How will you balance that with your butt on one and your wifes on the other? won't that end up 650kg on the drivers side and 500kg on passengers side. Better beef the missus up a bit. Or trim down. Option 1 would be easier.

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if I didn't trim down when the dr said mr vanderwoude youre at extreme risk of a stroke and or heart attack why would I trim down for the race car!

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but i think a heart attack maybe closer than you think in that thing. Both in fuel budget and speed.

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first drive!  yay im so excited.  bash plate, tool box and send off log book paper work and im done!

 



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fingers crossed the dutch courage Colorado will be racing at Parilla in S.A this weekend. we are waiting on a couple of things after testing on the weekend which we hope will add to the reliability but can race if they don't turn up.
fingers crossed!

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Gee I wonder what issues they were. I still recon it's the passangers fault.

Seriously you ve done a bloody good job of that rig



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the passenger did weigh a lot!
thanks, we appreciate your input aswell!

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so we got the car up in time for parilla, day 1 saw us finish a minute infront in class 5 which we were really happy about seeings as we thought we would find issues and not finish the day!
we pulled out during the 2nd lap of day 2 as sand clogged up our engine oil cooler causing the engine to run hot. also the shifter cable seems to have melted the inner making it extremely stiff! next hit out will be at Koorlong after fixing our issues. if no more are found, off to sealake for our first really long lap!
heres a short video taken from a long way away. dave fellowes is the buggy behind encouraging us!



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heres the finished product, all stickered up (until the guards get wiped off)



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Hope you got super fun cuddles after that.

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