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AW11 track ready 16v Smallport...

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2015/03/02 09:17:52 (permalink)
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AW11 track ready 16v Smallport...

Well... this project started on next to no budget, I purchased the car for $100 as seen in below picture, pretty well just rolling shell, missing alot of parts.
 
It was at the end its life, & ready for the wreckers until I picked it up.
So my ownly option was to track this little car & give it a new life, unfortunately only a track one.
 
Progress started: picking it up.

 
Got it home... love having my own car trailer.

 

 
Interior was a disgrace... & missing a lot of parts.

 

 
Engine bay was missing something ???

 
Got it up ready for its new heartbeat.

 
Source a 4age 16v smallport from a 1993 corolla seca. (fitted some genni extractors).

 
After freshing up the engine / replacing a few little components, lifted car ready for the engine.

 
Engine in, waiting for some more parts, eg.. engine mounts - hence the wood bracing.

 
Updates to come....
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    Carmikey
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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/02 09:24:14 (permalink)
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    Some more updates...
     
    Started on the front end, removed the white guard.

     
    Was cheaper to carbon wrap as aposed to painting...

     
    Sourced a front bar & other bits.

     
    More carbon wrapping, white fuel lid, smurf blue rear bar, white boot lid etc..

     

     
    Relocated the battery to allow some more room in the engine bay.

     
    Stripped & cleaned out interior & fitted a nice wheel & short shift kit.

     
    Made some custom door trims, still kept the electric windows though.

     
    Fitted a pair of seats & harnesses.

     
    More to come!!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/02 09:37:11 (permalink)
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    This is how it sat just before MTC 2015.



     
    Its first apearance at Wakefield park (MTC 2015).  also fitted some 17' mini cooper S wheels & Fedral 595 RSRs.

     



     
    After Steve (B24) drove it, & recommended to fit an oil cooler.  (fitted when I got home).

     
    More to come...
     
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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/02 20:58:36 (permalink)
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    A lot of work done there   What size lines are they on the oil radiator? 
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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/02 21:53:35 (permalink)
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    An10 11mm id oil pressure hose.
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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/03 18:20:42 (permalink)
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    Great find! How did you fit the harness? By drilling through the firewall while the engine was out?
     
    Got a harness lying around but haven't made up my mind on how to fit it just yet.
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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/03 18:41:25 (permalink)
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    Great find! How did you fit the harness? By drilling through the firewall while the engine was out?
     
    Got a harness lying around but haven't made up my mind on how to fit it just yet.


    No fitted whilst engine was in. Just used existing hole behind head rest, but had to us a really long bolt thru firewall & locked it off with a nut.
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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/10 10:23:18 (permalink)
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    Small update:
     
    After fitting up the Oil cooler & installing an Oil Temp gauge..  It ran all day out at Mallala race way, oil temp sitting on 120deg, does anyone know if that is too hot or ok?
     
     
    Interior before the gauge install.. (far Right dash Air vent)

     
     Oil Temp gauge installed.. (Also fixed a permenant phone holder for when I am using 'RaceChrono' on the track)

     

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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/10 20:09:28 (permalink)
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    Yum....$100 Adub. Could never regret that.

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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/10 20:16:05 (permalink)
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    Where is the oil temp sensor mounted? 120c is kind of the limit before most oils start to completely break down. You really want it to get it in the 105-110 region. Maybe bend up a sheet of aluminum to duct air through the oil cooler and pick it up a bit from under the car.

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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/11 08:51:57 (permalink)
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    Where is the oil temp sensor mounted? 120c is kind of the limit before most oils start to completely break down. You really want it to get it in the 105-110 region. Maybe bend up a sheet of aluminum to duct air through the oil cooler and pick it up a bit from under the car.



    Yeah, that was my next plan of attack.  I located the sensor straight from the sump line, as the smallport from factory has the line there for the standard cooler - I just tapped into that.   Is there a more suitable spot to located the sensor?
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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/11 16:35:29 (permalink)
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    I've always put oil temp sensors in the sump itself.  At least then you know how hot the oil is as its about to hit the engine to try and cool it... And yeah, 120 deg C is on the high side... Much more and you turn it to the consistency of water lol

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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/11 21:33:44 (permalink)
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    estimate on cost so far? 

    a few motorbikes and an 87 AW11
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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/12 08:45:09 (permalink)
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    I've always put oil temp sensors in the sump itself.  At least then you know how hot the oil is as its about to hit the engine to try and cool it... And yeah, 120 deg C is on the high side... Much more and you turn it to the consistency of water lol


    Ok, I will install a pull fan on the cooler & make a shroud to channel the air directly onto from underneath.  Then see how it goes.
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    estimate on cost so far? 


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    Re: AW11 track ready 16v Smallport... 2015/03/12 23:21:48 (permalink)
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    Thanks for allowing me to drive the AW at MTC. Such a great little car to drive. Quite different from the SW20.
    If you fabricate a duct from your air intake to the oil cooler so air will only travel through the cooler and no where else, you should not have any issues. I did this to my car which worked well.
    Maybe you could add some ducting to the underside of the car to improve airflow into the engine bay. also improving airflow out of the engine bay will also help.

     
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