My Lancia Delta Integrale Project.

My Lancia Delta Integrale Project.

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clonmult

10,528 posts

167 months

Tuesday 1st December 2009
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Club LanciaSport said:
Looks fantastic.

We love modified Integrales

J-P
Anyone with an ounce of intelligence and a love of cars would love integrales, especially modified ones.

dwrights

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241 posts

211 months

Tuesday 1st December 2009
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Evoman said:
Awesome wink What are you planning on using the car for? Track work / race series / road rally?
Hello Evoman,

I'm building the car up as a road legal track day car, but it will be built to race spec so I can race the car if needed. The car will have RSR suspension fitted for track work. If we wanted to rally it we would just have to change the struts and fit a nav computer.smile

A friend of mine entered his Integrale in a few rounds of the Performance and Economy Chip Tuning Championship last year. He bent the car first time out but still enjoyed himself . I don't think the Integrale would be a competitive race car due to it's weight in that race series but it would be great fun nevertheless.






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Dr Imran T

2,276 posts

157 months

Tuesday 1st December 2009
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dwrights said:
Hello Imran,

The original shell is like a shoe box with no lid. It twists and flexes under load, then stress cracks appear in various places. The worst cracks on standard shells is where the chassis legs attach to the front bulkead and where the rear suspension turrets split from the shell. Cracks also appear in the corners above the front windscreen and loads of other places!

The rally shell I am using has been fully strengthened and seem welded, plus it has an excellent roll cage fitted. I did look into having my Evo2 shell brought up to the same spec but the fabricators wanted £10k plus VAT to do the job!
OK, that makes sense. It is something that I have considered. There were a few Rover Coupe motorsport shells (Roversport) ones that came strengthed etc. It works out cheaper to get one already done.

From the pictures you have posted, the shell/cage does look pretty comprehensive. I believe there are key places on cars where stress fractures occur, I have seen this on various 'race' cars that run full slicks...

Be sure to post some updated pics too mate smile

cheers.

Truckosaurus

7,745 posts

242 months

Wednesday 2nd December 2009
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Looks an excellent project.

dwrights

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241 posts

211 months

Tuesday 8th December 2009
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Hello,

Well the Lancia is in the bodyshop being prepared for paint. Sean and Kevin keep shaking their heads in dismay when I pop in to see how they are getting on. There is such alot of prep work to do, it's going to be a long job smile

Meanwhile Derek has been busy making the tray for the ATL Fuel tank to sit in. (works style) Plus he has been templating for the ali panels which will make up the rear fire bulkhead. The position of the Facet fuel pumps has been agreed on so when the car returns from paint we know what the fuel refinary will look like.












The hubs have all been rebuilt with new bearings and powder coated.




Will post some more pics of the car when it comes out the paintshop.

Cheers,

David.

Altrezia

8,367 posts

169 months

Tuesday 8th December 2009
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Exciting thread this - looking forward to the future updates.

dwrights

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241 posts

211 months

Wednesday 9th December 2009
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Thanks Alex.


emicen

7,478 posts

176 months

Wednesday 9th December 2009
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I have been wondering for ages how serious this cracking issue is. As in, if you got a car that had these cracks in the places you mentioned, is it game over after a certain stage of propagation or is it fixable by a competent bodyshop/welder?

Sorry for the slight hi-jack. Love Integrales, be very interested to see how this one finishes up. There used to be a chef near my parents who had a pearlescent white Evo 2, absolutle porn (especially when he was parked up in the filling station next to someone else local who had a pearlescent white UR Quattro!)

dwrights

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241 posts

211 months

Wednesday 9th December 2009
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Hello Malc,

Stress cracks can be welded up or brazed. Thats not a problem. Just means a strip down of the car. If the owner intended to do a lot of track work a roll cage and chassis strenghtening plates would be advisable.


jezb

302 posts

172 months

Wednesday 9th December 2009
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I really want an integrale.

Look orward to seeing your progress.

SR06

749 posts

144 months

Wednesday 6th January 2010
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We need a progress report smile

indigorallye

496 posts

183 months

Wednesday 6th January 2010
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Too right we need an update!
I also assume that this is your friends Evo:




I have more if he is interested?

Psimpson7

1,070 posts

199 months

Thursday 7th January 2010
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dwrights said:

Looks good. When I built and raced mine a few years back (Evo1) I did something very similar with the fuel system, and it had to be fully paneled in from the passenger compartment.

I even paneled in all the holes in the sides of the boot.

One issue I had was the pick up position in the tank, which I put at the front, through a lift pump, to a 1.5 litre swirl pot, to a injection pump then to the rail. This meant that as the car accelerated hard with say less than half a tank of fuel, it ran away from the pickup then emptied the swirl pot causing it to missfire. - blooming frustrating in a race I can tell you!

Turned it around as soon as I got it home after that

I like your rear diff cradle. Nice bit of work.

dwrights

Original Poster:

241 posts

211 months

Thursday 7th January 2010
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indigorallye said:
Too right we need an update!
I also assume that this is your friends Evo

I have more if he is interested?
Hello,

Yes thats Nick's Evo. Have you any pics of it going into the hay bales at Oulton Park? It came off the track at Old Hall. I will point him to this thread.smile

My car is still in the paintshop at the moment. There is a lot still to do but most of the car is in primer. Should get it's colour on soon, then it's off to another paintshop who will paint on the Martini Stripes.

The engine has been completly stripped down to be checked and have new rods fitted. The new GT35 turbo has arrived from Owen developments which has been built to Nick's specification.

Individual throttle bodies have been purchased and the angled mounting manifold has been machined up and looks great.

Nick will begin to build the engine back up soon with some nice mods, then we will book a day on the egine dyno and get it mapped up. I have a Motec M800 whith a custom built loom to fit which will run eight injectors. The car used to run with an M4 Pro which worked great but you couldn't run twin injectors with it.

All the wiring loom which was in the car has been thrown in the skip and is going to be replaced with a full rewire using the Motec power distribution system. The dash will also be replaced with a Motec Sport Dash Logger.


Pete, thanks for the kind words about the diff carrier fabrication but I can't take any praise. It was purchased from Walkers, they have a chap who fabricate them. The fuel tank/refinary will be all panelled in like the works cars, but I will get Derek to do the side holes as well.

Will post up more pics soon.

Take care,

David.

Edited by dwrights on Thursday 7th January 20:48

duglia

47 posts

134 months

Friday 8th January 2010
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Club LanciaSport said:
Looks fantastic.

We love modified Integrales

J-P
We aren't racist, we love also stock ones.

dwrights

Original Poster:

241 posts

211 months

Thursday 21st January 2010
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Hello Everyone,

Well it's been about 5 weeks since the last update and in that time it's been all about bodywork. Lots of it!!

To get good body gaps on a 1988 rally car which has seen plenty of action has been a challenge, plus on top of this we have converted the car to Evo spec which means fitting new Evo rear quarters etc.

Derek made a good job of fabricating the rear arch extentions to fit the Evo doors, plus he provisionaly fitted all the panels prior to delivery to us.

Once in the workshop Sean set to work and stripped every panel from the car including the rear quarters and set about the job of preparing the bodyshell for paint. The bodyshell had been in storage for many years since it's last race in 1994 so the roof had plenty of dents in it from parts of cars being piled up on top of it. Sean spent about three days on the roof alone getting it straight and looking good.

Because of all of the shell strenghening around the door openings and at the base of the pillars a lot of rework had to be done so the door shuts had that factory look when you open the doors. We could have easily left this but it wouldn't have been a good look.

The rear arch extentions took a lot of work to make them look right, but they look great now and Sean is happy that this particular job is complete.

With all the panels refitted to check for gaps Sean stripped the shell again and started masking up ready for primer.

After the primer had been flatted down it was ready for Lancia Bianco 210. The car has had six coats of 2K paint and the bodyshell looks superb.

Next job is to paint the rest of the panels and fit them. After the car is painted it will go back up to Nick's place where Derek and Nick will start the proper build.

Can't wait.

More updates soon.















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dr_rallye

121 posts

139 months

Thursday 21st January 2010
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Looking lovely biggrin

Martin Keene

7,220 posts

183 months

Thursday 21st January 2010
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Nice. Looking forward to the finished result

Altrezia

8,367 posts

169 months

Thursday 21st January 2010
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Stunning!

dwrights

Original Poster:

241 posts

211 months

Thursday 21st January 2010
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Thanks Gents.

Slowly getting there.smile