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Old 06-20-2022, 07:45 AM   #1
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A local man has decided to create a series of rallycross events at the dirt circle track in our small town. We (swedishK, mrak, & I) are unwilling to commit any money to this endeavor for like nine different reasons. Fortunately, we had a lot of stuff laying around.

The things we had laying around:
- 1983 245
- b23f which may or may not have come out of this car originally
- m45
- carb setup from a boat motor
- K cam
- bilstein HDs (?)
- old snow tires
- sick rally lights

The things we bought:
- spartan locker
- gaskets
- dirty WRX seats

This is a picture I took in the first moment I pulled up and saw it with its stripes and lights and was staggered by its beauty and power.



We have tried to keep it very simple, both in the interest of reliability and so it's easy to take apart and crush it later.









It would have been cool if I thought to document any aspect of the assembly process, but I didn't. I'm very bad about thinking to take pictures or video. I am never the one with my phone out.

We had our first test day this weekend. I was very bad about thinking to take photos or video. We were only allowed to go half-speed, but we got on it enough to gain a lot of confidence in the bull**** car we slapped together and also to be reasonably impressed with its performance.

Here it is lined up to be the first-ever car on this course. This was the last time the car will ever be not dirty.





The series starts next weekend. Hopefully we'll be able to get you some mildly entertaining in-car footage or something. Thanks for your interest in our garbage rallycross car. I don't remember who named it Daddy.
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Old 06-20-2022, 12:04 PM   #2
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This is rad.
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Old 06-20-2022, 02:27 PM   #3
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Enjoy beating this mercilessly. Now pls send me the trim.
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Old 06-20-2022, 07:37 PM   #4
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Hell yeah!
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Old 06-20-2022, 09:56 PM   #5
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That electrical tape is semi-structural
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Old 06-20-2022, 10:08 PM   #6
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Looks like a lot of fun!
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Old 06-20-2022, 10:24 PM   #7
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Absolutely loving those stripes.
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Old 06-20-2022, 11:50 PM   #8
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That's what you've been working on. Sweet!
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Old 06-21-2022, 03:36 AM   #9
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Super coolio! We use an oval down here in BC for one of our venues and it’s blast keeping her matted on it!
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Old 06-21-2022, 03:43 AM   #10
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Is there a grader on site? We use the infield for a technical course then pretty much leave the oval open for 100km/h sideways goodness
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Old 06-21-2022, 05:24 AM   #11
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Super coolio! We use an oval down here in BC for one of our venues and it’s blast keeping her matted on it!
i got to take a late model around this track for a couple laps once and nagged them to let me take my turbo wagon around on that occasion, to no avail. very novel for us to take a 240 around the bank. i even went around in my fiesta on the test day.

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Is there a grader on site? We use the infield for a technical course then pretty much leave the oval open for 100km/h sideways goodness
i'm not sure how they groom it, actually. i used to go to circle track races more, but only once or twice in the last couple of years. the infield is a mini oval for dollar stock, and that's smooth enough that i assume they must roll or grade it. for the full oval i think they just run the water truck around and then have race cars pack it on race days.
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Old 06-21-2022, 10:30 AM   #12
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This is sweet, cant wait to hear how it works out for you. I really need to get to a rallycross event!
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Old 06-21-2022, 11:29 AM   #13
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I love this car
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Old 06-24-2022, 09:49 PM   #14
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A small detail that I enjoy, and forgot to note: Andy tinkered a throttle solution together by 3d printing a small pulley and pressing a skateboard bearing into it.



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Old 06-24-2022, 10:40 PM   #15
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Neat!
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