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Timbuk2

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1,134 posts

35 months

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Thursday 8th March 2012 quote quote all
After getting annoyed by the Evo constantly breaking on track days (at great expense) I've decided to get a kit car!

My cousin has one of these and driving it on the track is so much more fun than the Evo, you feel so much more attached to what is going on.

It's going to be ready in about a month and I've only got these photos of it so far.

Not sure what colour I'll have it, it's got yellow bodywork on at the moment but they'll change the colour if I want.

The engine in the photo is not the engine it's having, it's going to be a supercharged Zetec 2 Litre with about 220hp. I can always upgrade to 320hp at a later date hehe.

It's a brand new car and will also have an LSD which is a must have in my opinion (I've driven one with and without).

Very excited and will be doing lots of low cost track days this year! It will also be road legal but primarily used as a track car.





Just thought I'd share my good news smile

jeffw

548 posts

108 months

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Friday 9th March 2012 quote quote all
looks great...

This is my supercharged Zetec in a Phoenix




Timbuk2

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1,134 posts

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Saturday 10th March 2012 quote quote all
Nice! Did consider a Phoenix but thought I'd just go with the traditional kit car look. What horsepower are you running in that?

Am really looking forward to it being ready!

jeffw

548 posts

108 months

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Saturday 10th March 2012 quote quote all
when it is finally mapped it should be around 340BHP.

Wheelrepairit

1,998 posts

84 months

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Saturday 10th March 2012 quote quote all
Jesus, I can't even imagine that amount of hp in a striker.

I've just an 1800 pinto in mine with twin carbs and it's enough for me, 330hp is just bonkers.
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Timbuk2

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Saturday 10th March 2012 quote quote all
jeffw said:
when it is finally mapped it should be around 340BHP.
It's not at the Raw garage at the moment is it buy any chance?

jeffw

548 posts

108 months

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Saturday 10th March 2012 quote quote all
lol, no. Strangely RAW have a Hi-Boost Superchargered Zetec engined Phoenix as well. We are in a bit of a race to be the first to finish. They are both Omex kits but mine is a Sylva Phoenix and it has had head and cams whereas theirs is new and has a sequential box. There are pictures of my car on the Phoenix advertising material.

Timbuk2

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Sunday 11th March 2012 quote quote all
Yes I saw that when I was there. It is the same colour as yours and is also waiting to be mapped! Thought it was coincidental enough to ask anyway... I bet yours will be a beast when finished!

I hope to have the power upgrade at some point, although it should be plenty for now I think.

jeffw

548 posts

108 months

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Sunday 11th March 2012 quote quote all
You will enjoy it...just make sure you use it and not leave it in the garage smile

Wheelrepairit

1,998 posts

84 months

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Sunday 11th March 2012 quote quote all
Damm you lot, I now find myself on the raw website looking at engine upgrades.


jeffw

548 posts

108 months

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Sunday 11th March 2012 quote quote all
Just don't go to the Omex site then lol

Timbuk2

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Sunday 11th March 2012 quote quote all
jeffw said:
You will enjoy it...just make sure you use it and not leave it in the garage smile
Trust me it will be being used! I plan to do a track day at least once a month!

emwmarine

20 posts

47 months

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Wednesday 21st March 2012 quote quote all
jeffw said:
looks great...

This is my supercharged Zetec in a Phoenix



There looks like a long travel from the supercharger through the intercooler and back to the inlet manifold. Does that give any lag type issues?

jeffw

548 posts

108 months

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Wednesday 21st March 2012 quote quote all
It is a Rotrex system and doesn't have lag in the same way a turbo system would.

andypg

35 posts

43 months

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Wednesday 21st March 2012 quote quote all
i have a striker which i've painted in porsche riviera blue,with black arches and white wheels.check out my profile to see what it looks like.great colour for a kitcar....just a thought!!

Timbuk2

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Looks nice Andy!

My car is finally ready, it has been a while and summer is nearly over now but will maybe get a track day in before it goes away for winter!

Some pictures:










p1doc

1,915 posts

64 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
nice exhaust manifolds look superb
martin

timrw81

235 posts

68 months

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Tuesday 23rd October 2012 quote quote all
So???? How does it drive? I trust it's not TOO boring?

(more pictures would be good too smile )

Timbuk2

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Tuesday 23rd October 2012 quote quote all
It drives superbly! I've only done about 100 miles as the weather has been so rubbish!

I'm hoping to do a track day in the next few weeks but don't really fancy a wet one...






timrw81

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68 months

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 quote quote all
Nice one. Looks great in black with the anthracite wheels. Your car is my dream spec. Thanks for the pictures, and do report back if/when you do your track day or some spirited road driving. .

Tim
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