Robbo's Clubbie Racer

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GR124
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Robbo's Clubbie Racer

Postby GR124 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:23 pm

Hi guys thought this may be of some interest to some of you.
I love the idea of fabricating my own race car, was going down the track of the Sports Sedan, but a little too expensive. So I ended up tacking up some SHS so I'll end up with a clubman style race car.
I purchased a NB8A write off for the running gear. I'll be running the stock engine with ECU for now. Has a 4.44 subaru suretrac LSD. Using the MX5 uprights and brakes.
Most of the build diary is on the OzClubbies Forum.
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Re: Robbo's Clubbie Racer

Postby 93_Clubman » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:41 am

Great project!

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Re: Robbo's Clubbie Racer

Postby Ned Loh » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:18 am

Subscribed.

Went to ozclubbies to have a further look but it appears you have to be a member.

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Re: Robbo's Clubbie Racer

Postby GR124 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:44 am

yeah Ned Loh wasn't sure if you have to be a member of OzClubbies to view. sorry about that.

Thanks 93_Clubman, it is a great project. It makes it a lot less hassle if you build one for the track as opposed to a road registered version.

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Re: Robbo's Clubbie Racer

Postby 93_Clubman » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:59 am

Indeed, especially in NSW of late!

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Re: Robbo's Clubbie Racer

Postby manga_blue » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:29 pm

Thanks for posting. It's looking good. I was going to ask about the 124 in your name. I used to have a 1600 BC - great car but fragile. Much of the time it looked like yours.
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Re: Robbo's Clubbie Racer

Postby GR124 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:37 pm

MB I am into Fiat 124s and Alfas I purchased the rust bucket Fiat in the photo for the clubbie running gear. But after a visit to Wakefield and talking to the Clubbie guys I scrapped that idea, went to the MX5 donk.
I've always had Fiat 124 CCs.

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Re: Robbo's Clubbie Racer

Postby Jeo » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:14 am

Book chassis, or presumably a little bigger?
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Re: Robbo's Clubbie Racer

Postby GR124 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:28 pm

After much deliberation I went with the book chassis dimensions. Talking to a few guys most of them said if its a race car keep it small you don't need the room. However I probably should have made it a bit higher to accommodate today's modern engine.


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