Well folks, it is time for me to start my builder log, even though currently I'm doing more demolition work than actual building
Build outline -
An all out track car.
I'm pretty much done with dual purpose, it always bugs me that dual purpose cars end up compromising both purposes, I'm aiming at going fast around the race track.
Mostly parts sourced in my old miata track car that I parted out.
The motor is coming from a 2005 Yamaha R1.
Home made, full roll cage integrated into the chassis (rather than built after the chassis is done).
Double wishbones in all four corners, miata geometry in the rear end.
Possibly inboard shocks in all four corners but even if not in the rear end it is very likely that the front will have inboard shocks.
Shooting for $8500-9000 total, may go slightly higher if needed.
Must have -
A good driver seat, hopefully I'll manage to fit the one I had in my miata.
EDIT with specs as of Oct 2010 -
Frame - homebuilt 1.5" wider than book to accomodate seats, integrated 10 point rollcage with nascar bars
Engine - 2005 Yamaha R1 with 4-2-1 exhaust
Cooling - aluminum civic radiator, aluminum main pipes, SPAL 13" curved blade fan
Diff - Ford 7.5" IRS off a 90 Thunderbird, clutch type LSD
Axles - Hybrid T-bird into Miata
Front suspension - 95 Miata uprights, inboard shocks, Koni 2822 4-way IRL Dallara shocks
Rear suspension - 95 Miata uprights, double wishbone design mainly borrowed from the Miata with some changes, Koni 2822 4-way off a WC Mazda touring car
Steering - Miata rack, shortened and depowered
Brakes - 1.6L miata brakes in the front, 1.8L rear brakes, tilton hydraulics with adjustable bias
Inside - Sparco 260FSN steering wheel w/ SPA quick release, Cobra evulotion driver seat, Cobra Suzuka pax seat
Outside - Caterham classic nose cone