Get by with a little help from my friends, thats the best way to describe last weekend. It always makes me think of the Joe Cocker track. Last weekend we worked on the Trackday Civic as we are trying to get the car ready for the Superlap event. A few weeks ago i asked a few of my friends if they had time to help out and do a little work on the car. As most of you know i’m handicapped and can’t do all the work myself. So it goes without saying that i want to thank, Kay, Johan, Theo, B-eg, Snobbert, Kevin and Machiel for helping me this weekend on the car. We started work on saturday 09:00 and worked until around 23:00, saturday there was a lot of fabrication to the floorboard. As i’m using an AP Racing Pedal Box we needed to modify a lot to make it drivable, worth it? Yes! Because it’s turned out to be rather nice. As pictures say more the words i’ll just put a gallery below so you can have a look at what we’ve done!
On sunday (page 2 and 3 of the gallery) the car started to come together, all parts and tabbed up parts where falling into place. This may sound a bit gay but the car was really evolving into a proper trackday car! Some highlights:
The Pedal box, with linkage system and the brake reservoirs fully bled for use!
The tank breather system / external fire extinguisher handle are placed in the filler cap to prevent jokers pulling the T-cable on a car park.
The almost finished engine bay…
Most of the Fuel and brake lines in place…
I hear you thinking, why haven’t we got (dyno) video’s yet? Well there is quite some work left I.E. the interior electrics (which are in the trusted hands of Martijn @ Bekerom Tuning). Putting some Bio Ethanol in the tank, and a lot of small finishing touches. We’re aiming to finish the car for a test day on the 24th of august and then compete in the Superlap event. But we’re only going to compete if the car is up to our standards, as a saying goes “you can only make one first impression” so lets make it a good one!