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Old 08-05-2016, 02:24 PM   #1
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I realized I never posted about my chump car figured I could throw some pics up..
1991 Volvo 245 I bought it for $150 for parts and ended up building it into our chump car. The inside was trashed and the outside was not much better.. We have not been any nicer but its faster now..

Currently we have raced the car 4 times and 1 track day

Charlotte 1+1+1+1+8hour "NA automatic miserably slow but reliable"
Road Atlanta 14hour " Turbo automatic much faster but not reliable"
Daytona 14hour "Better Turbo and 5 speed Even faster and more reliable but still failure"
Atlanta Motorsports Park 7+7hour "More upgrades finished 11th on Saturday and DNF on Sunday"
Road Atlanta 14hour Champ car 2021 "Finished 17th in Class C"


Small rundown of parts and stuff
IPD springs, koni yellows, IPD front bar, Hawk Black pads, 60/.63 turbo, MSextra, S60 green injectors, walbro 255 intank feeding surge tank and bosch 044 feeding main rail, toyota w58 transmission, hybrid bell housing, POS GD Spec clutch, honda clutch master cyl, OMP driver seat, ATL fuel cell, welded 3.73 diff, 04-05 STI wheels, some fancy gauges, 940 radiator and intercooler, homemade roll cage, fire suppression system,







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Remote oil filter and external oil cooler


Office Chair


Building a bell housing



STI Wheels


POS SPEC Clutch


Fuel system cover/firewall



Brake ducting





More build pictures HERE



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Old 08-05-2016, 02:25 PM   #2
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:32 PM   #3
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Looks like garbage. I like it!

T5 for trans?
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:18 PM   #4
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Small rundown of parts and stuff
IPD springs, koni yellows, IPD front bar, Hawk Black pads, 60/.63 turbo, MSextra, S60 green injectors, walbro 255 intank feeding surge tank and bosch 044 feeding main rail, toyota w58 transmission, hybrid bell housing, POS GD Spec clutch, honda clutch master cyl, OMP driver seat, ATL fuel cell, welded 3.73 diff, 04-05 STI wheels, some fancy gauges, 940 radiator and intercooler, homemade roll cage, fire suppression system,
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Old 02-10-2021, 09:41 AM   #5
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Back racing after a 5 year hiatus. We decided late last year to take our Battle Wagon 245 back racing. Numerous improvements have been made in the area of handling and brakes. Our first race would be 14 Hour Road Atlanta Champ car race. Some of the rules have changed since the last time we raced so we have a good bit of room available for more upgrades. We had a test day on Friday before the race and after a few warm up laps we realized that the car was fairly solid. One of our team mates with the least experience made a mistake going up turn 5 and found the inside tire wall. Fortunately for us the car was already fairly ugly so the new dents were barely noticeable. The start of the race is a random draw and we started in 59th position overall but after 25 laps we were up to 25th overall. Unfortunately that was about as far up in the running order we would get. We as a team were very rusty and our number one goal for the race was to just finish so conservative driving was a top priority. After about 5 hours of racing we noticed we were down on power and boost. We pitted and noticed that the nuts that hold the turbo to the manifold had fallen off and needed a quick fix.



The vice grips worked great for about 2 hours and then we lots them. This was a bad idea and thankfully they did not go through anyone's car that we know of. Once the pliers fell off the turbo completely fell of and this put us in the pits for repairs for almost 2 hours. We got the turbo repaired and back out on the track just for the weather to start turning. The forecast had been for rain all day and a high of 48 but we were fortunate to avoid most rain until about 3 that afternoon. Once the rain started it only got worse as the temps started to fall. Around 5:30-6 the rain turned to snow and things got interesting. The race continued on until they called it around 6:45.



At the end of the day we were still racing and that was a huge victory for us. We know the car is not going to be completive in this race series but we had a great time. The plan is to clean things up and hopefully race at Barbers in December.






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Old 02-10-2021, 03:10 PM   #6
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Cool another race wagon!
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Old 02-10-2021, 07:04 PM   #7
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I had two spec clutches previously in my getrag swap many moons ago that did the exact same thing. They're excuse was mute.
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Old 02-11-2021, 10:50 AM   #8
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I had two spec clutches previously in my getrag swap many moons ago that did the exact same thing. They're excuse was mute.

Yep ditched the spec setup and running a sachs pressure plate and ACT clutch disk


https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ACL-6224207


Hopefully it proves to be better than the SPEC.
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Old 02-11-2021, 01:10 PM   #9
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I had two spec clutches previously in my getrag swap many moons ago that did the exact same thing. They're excuse was mute.
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Yep ditched the spec setup and running a sachs pressure plate and ACT clutch disk


https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ACL-6224207


Hopefully it proves to be better than the SPEC.
Yeaaaaahhhh, don't use solid clutch hubs. They almost always shear at the rivets.
I've had nothing but success with Spec products, and a pile of burned up ACT clutches. YMMV.
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Yeaaaaahhhh, don't use solid clutch hubs. They almost always shear at the rivets.
I've had nothing but success with Spec products, and a pile of burned up ACT clutches. YMMV.
Mine was a sprung hub clutch disk that did that twice. The rivets they use are subpar
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Mine was a sprung hub clutch disk that did that twice. The rivets they use are subpar
Interesting.
How long ago was this?
I should say that I've never used as off the shelf clutch package from Spec, but a custom one every time.
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After about 5 hours of racing we noticed we were down on power and boost. We pitted and noticed that the nuts that hold the turbo to the manifold had fallen off and needed a quick fix.
I have had this problem for a while. I have tried many different solutions. None have worked. If you figure something out, please share. I'm about ready to weld the hot side to the manifold.

Copper lock nuts with studs safety wired together - fail
A286 studs with stage 8 locking nuts - fail

I have not tried Nordlocks, that's next with A286 studs.
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Old 06-23-2021, 03:45 PM   #13
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Some nice pics and vids from this weekend.
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Old 06-23-2021, 05:01 PM   #14
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Old 06-23-2021, 05:10 PM   #15
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How did it compare to the sea of Porsches?
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Old 06-23-2021, 06:12 PM   #16
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Thanks for that romp on the track! Is that the 2jz powered car? Really fun to see you handling the wagon around those turns. You got that thing handling very predictable and stable. Tearing up that track!

Edit:Ok nice to see it's redblock turbo powered.
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Old 06-29-2021, 07:06 AM   #17
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I love this car. Just watched the most recent video.
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