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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby rallygarage » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:29 pm

Some more ideas from Celica people in Europe:
1. Gut the thermostat. Leave the plate with a hole as restrictor for flow.
2. Install a larger aluminium radiator with 2 pusher fans.
3. to control fans use two 3 position switches. Constant on, Off, thermoswitch control for positions. One switch for each fan
4. Using thin sheets of polyethilene or urothane make air ducts so that the air that comes in past the bumper doesn't escape up, down or into head lights but gets forced into the rad.
5. If the car runs too cold use cardboard to partially cover radiator and reduce air flow.
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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby JohnNK » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:52 pm

Nice cage assembly. What size tubing did you use? I am a welding neophyte and you have inspired me to take a shot at a non-sanctioned roll cage experiment. Thanks.
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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby klue » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:50 pm

rallygarage wrote:Some more ideas from Celica people in Europe:
1. Gut the thermostat. Leave the plate with a hole as restrictor for flow.
2. Install a larger aluminium radiator with 2 pusher fans.
3. to control fans use two 3 position switches. Constant on, Off, thermoswitch control for positions. One switch for each fan
4. Using thin sheets of polyethilene or urothane make air ducts so that the air that comes in past the bumper doesn't escape up, down or into head lights but gets forced into the rad.
5. If the car runs too cold use cardboard to partially cover radiator and reduce air flow.



1. your ice racing correct? thermostat is a must for cool temps. Running a thermostat also avoids #5, which poses problems in itself
3. if your using the oem rad switch it usually comes on a bit late for my liking
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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby yota 3.0 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:03 pm

klue wrote:
rallygarage wrote:Some more ideas from Celica people in Europe:
1. Gut the thermostat. Leave the plate with a hole as restrictor for flow.
2. Install a larger aluminium radiator with 2 pusher fans.
3. to control fans use two 3 position switches. Constant on, Off, thermoswitch control for positions. One switch for each fan
4. Using thin sheets of polyethilene or urothane make air ducts so that the air that comes in past the bumper doesn't escape up, down or into head lights but gets forced into the rad.
5. If the car runs too cold use cardboard to partially cover radiator and reduce air flow.



1. your ice racing correct? thermostat is a must for cool temps. Running a thermostat also avoids #5, which poses problems in itself
3. if your using the oem rad switch it usually comes on a bit late for my liking


Thanks Rallygarage! like Klue said; i am ice racing this all-trac so having a thermostat is pretty important. I do plan on installing an aluminum rad like you said but i just simply ran out of time. i am also planning an oil cooler/relocation kit. I have read that the cars cooling system is a bit weak when in a full racing application.. funny part is; i have only driven the car on and off the trailer, so there are a lot of unknowns right now that i need to focus on, i do appreciate everones input very much so keep it comin!

Luke - I think something might be wrong with my fan switch becasue it runs constantly.

ok time for an update:
We aligned and scaled the car! corner to corner the car is exactly 50/50!! i took as much weight out as time permitted but it wasnt as much as i was hoping. everything installed but without my racing hart wheels the car came in at 2800lbs. as this thread moves forward i will be trying to ditch as much weight as possible, including the ABS brick and anything else i dont need, maybe even a fuel cell.

some pics of the tires
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and some more of the car with the wheels on
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more updates coming,

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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby Tecker185 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:30 pm

If you removed your a/c or it is empty the fan will run constantly. You have to put a jumper wire in the pressure switch.
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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby yota 3.0 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:44 pm

^ this i did not know haha thanks man!
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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby yota 3.0 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:03 pm

Hey i need everyones opinion on this:

I have an opportunity to get the castrol decals put on my car :shock:

what do you guys think i should do?

1) keep it the way it is?
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2) Castrol decals?
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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby polm » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:06 pm

yota 3.0 wrote:Hey i need everyones opinion on this:

I have an opportunity to get the castrol decals put on my car :shock:

what do you guys think i should do?

1) keep it the way it is?
or
2) Castrol decals?

First, the car looks awesome, great job!
Second, I would totally get the castrol decals, they look absolutely amazing! It would really be awesome.
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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby toayoztan » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:59 pm

With the work you've put in it, I say why not. They look pretty good.

Your alltrac isn't typical, so the decals would suit it.

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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby yota 3.0 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:41 pm

alright guys,

i dropped the car off this morning to get the decals put on. im pretty excited for that.

update: finished the exhaust

cut the 3 bolt flange off my brand new ATS downpipe so i can weld on the v-band flange
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welded the new one on
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I made a mid pipe using a part of the old exhaust, the part that goes over the front subframe. i would of made a new one but i was just so strapped for time.
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Keeping with my light weight theme, i made the rest of the exhaust (after the midpipe) out of 2.5" aluminum.
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the race yesterday got cancelled becasue of weather conditions. so im hoping that this weekend is good.

more updates coming.

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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby rallygarage » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:18 pm

Rear view mirrors. I installed these
I removed OEM mirrors and fabricated small triangular plates and anchored these morrors to them. Then plates to the doors.
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ ... search.asp
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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby yota 3.0 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:23 pm

rallygarage wrote:Rear view mirrors. I installed these
I removed OEM mirrors and fabricated small triangular plates and anchored these morrors to them. Then plates to the doors.
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ ... search.asp


Thanks! ill look into this :)

stopped by the decal shop today to check on progress. almost done! i know its not exact but i was impressed!
I had them change all the door decals to stuff i actually had.

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it was announced today that practice is this saturday and the first race is this sunday

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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby underscore » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:52 pm

That looks awesome!
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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby BayAreaAT® » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:35 pm

Mean looking car...good job!!
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Re: FIRE! Pics! Racecar Build

Postby Insanity-74 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:49 pm

JohnNK wrote:Nice cage assembly. What size tubing did you use? I am a welding neophyte and you have inspired me to take a shot at a non-sanctioned roll cage experiment. Thanks.


Me? I used 42mm OD / 2.7mm wall thickness T45 tubing.
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