Rally XR4Ti build

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Re: Rally XR4Ti build

Post by m2motorsport » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:37 pm

So been a bit busy lately sorry for the lack of progress updates , and I've also been waiting for some cage pieces to turn up. But since these have arrived it's a green light for the rest of the way.
Car is at KRR in Kamloops having the FIA T45 cage welded in, all the Wilwood 4 pot brake setups and Tilton floor mounted peddle box are in the shop. ATL Welcel 12 Gal fuel cell and single lift and single main pump Radium FCST surge tank is ready to go. The Evo Corse wheels were dropped off.
I have gone with the PimpX and full loom that will tie in using Canbus to the Aim MXL dash and GPS driven speedo. All the old loom has been ditched in anticipation of a self made Milspec wiring setup with just the wires I need not all the silly extras.
The goal is to get the car to be right on 2900# as this is the lowest weight before I have to install a 32mm turbo restrictor to meet CARS O2wd rules.
I did have another good result with buying spares! I bought an engine and gearbox combo from a failed project in Edmonton for $100, when I got it home I thought it looked like someone had removed the intake and head so I investigated.... Lo and behold I found a gutted upper and knife edged lower, looked a little closer and found the head has had the intake runners opened up and valve stems cleaned up, I will be taking the head off to check the rest of it in the next few days.
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2003 Ranger Rally Truck
1986 XR4Ti soon to be rally car.

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Re: Rally XR4Ti build

Post by dhraakoxr » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:32 pm

Cool build man, good luck! I look forward to the updates.

Too bad I just left Calgary in June, it would have been awesome to see this thing.
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Re: Rally XR4Ti build

Post by m2motorsport » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:21 pm

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Well the engine fell out, now to fill all the spare holes on the fire wall as well as stitch weld the strut towers and inside.
The doors are rusted out where the mouldings were attached as well as a couple of spots on the arches and one place on the left lower rocker panel.
Yes it had two speedo cables, the original broke so the previous owner just zip tied the new one to the old. And someone had filled the power steering with motor oil WTH is wrong with people.
I just picked up an 230 whp motor with all the goodies for little money so that is going to be put in when all said and done. That only makes engine #6, 3 stock, 1 race motor to be built, one with mild head work and this one. And they said having a DSM was a nightmare!!
The good news is that the cage got inspected and passed, so it now has a CARS rally logbook. More good news is that as long as car is over 2900 then no restrictor
2003 Ranger Rally Truck
1986 XR4Ti soon to be rally car.

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Re: Rally XR4Ti build

Post by m2motorsport » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:02 pm

Say hello to the the new motor, the sum of all the parts is far in excess of the amount I paid for it.
From what the previous owners of it have confirmed is that at 15 psi on 91 octane it is putting a conservative 220hp at the wheels, even the dyno owner has said in the past that his machine reads 10-15% lower than others in the province so a true heart-breaker dyno.
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Re: Rally XR4Ti build

Post by Esteban » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:37 pm

Very cool progress. Nice deal on the motor too!

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