Author Topic: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car  (Read 3999 times)

Offline Ian Johnson

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G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« on: December 08, 2016, 09:04:04 am »
Thought I should start a thread on my car.

The car is a well known original G40 Cup Race car from 1991.......it was converted in 2006/7 into a road legal Hill climb car (although it has never actually been on the road) and ran successfully in MSA Class 1b road modified under the peddling of Richard Vale winning a few Championships, having Class Course records and hundreds of class wins/podiums and even a 7 page write up in VW performance in July 2012. End of season 2012 it was sold to another Hill climb competitor Will Roberts with mixed results. Richard bought the car back in 2015 and has done only a handful of events since with a couple of podiums.

I have purchased it November 2016 to continue its progress in 2017 but changing class to MSA 3c Modified Production. Basically the car will return to its original stripped spec that it ran in the G40 cup.

I will update the journey with many photos (once I get photo bucket running again) so hope you enjoy  ;D

« Last Edit: December 17, 2016, 08:51:37 am by Ian Johnson »

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Re: G40 Cup Hillclimb Car
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 09:42:47 pm »
Looks cool, 15 comp mo5's? what arch kit is that mk2 golf?

Offline Ian Johnson

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Re: G40 Cup Hillclimb Car
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2016, 08:42:53 am »
Arches are G60 and wheels are 15 Compomotive MO yes

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Re: G40 Cup Hillclimb Car
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2016, 02:13:03 pm »
really glad to see that car still around being used as it should be. 

This car has definitely had an influence on mine!


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Re: G40 Cup Hillclimb Car
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2016, 08:05:52 am »

Car when Driven by Richard Vale Harewood Speed Championships



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Re: G40 Cup Hillclimb Car
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2016, 08:27:22 am »
Few pics of Interior, Engine bay, Suspension etc

























Offline Ian Johnson

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Re: G40 Cup Hillclimb Car
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2016, 08:41:04 am »
Started to make the car my own as a few things need doing prior to Race season 2017.

Bonnet Repainted



Spare wheels purchased



Dry and wet tyres purchased





Plumbed in Fire exstinguisher purchased



Race Livery done







Full Corner weighting and Geometry set up by Chevron Motorsport

Dyno run to make sure all sweet for 2017, made 177.2bhp at 10psi boost but running a bit rich at air fuel ratio of 10;1 at wide open throttle so room for improvement.





Ordered a CAE Ultra Short shifter which should be here next week...........will be fitted in the new year, a few small jobs after that then time for some testing and seat time.



« Last Edit: January 28, 2017, 11:08:39 am by Ian Johnson »

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2016, 09:14:09 am »
What a beast! really interesting running/chassis gear too + great job on the livery  8)

What other sort of cars will you race against in your class?

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2016, 09:30:23 am »
The Class is 1400-2000cc but mainly hot hatches........R5 GTT, Pug 205, Golfs, 106's, Intergra's. Type R's etc. All running much more power and prob a bit lighter. My car is not a full Mod Prod car yet as still retains glass windows, metal doors and hatch along with not running full slicks like most of the others in my class.
the Class usually is made up of between 8-25 cars so very competitive.

1st event is Anglesey sat 1st and Sunday 2nd April but will be testing at oulton park in Feb if anyone wants to come for a watch.

2017 Race Season calender.

Round Date Venue Event Club
 
1 April 1st Anglesey Sprint LDMC
2 2nd Anglesey Sprint LDMC
3 22nd Aintree Sprint LMC
4 April 29th Anglesey Sprint MGCC
5 30th Anglesey Sprint MGCC
6 May 14th Scammonden Hillclimb MGCC
7 21st Three Sisters Sprint LDMC
8 29th Blyton Sprint YMC
9 June 4th Harwood Hillclimb BARC (Yorks)
10 10th Barbon Hillclimb LMC
11 24th Aintree Sprint LMC
12 July 1st Barbon Hillclimb LMC
13 2nd Curborough Sprint NSCC
14 8th Blyton Sprint WSCC
15 9th Blyton Sprint WSCC
16 16th Scammonden Hillclimb Mid Cheshire MC
17  30th Three Sisters Sprint LDMC
18 August 12th Scammonden Hillclimb Pendle DMC
19 28th Harewood Hillclimb BARC (Yorks)
20 September 2nd Aintree Sprint LMC
21 3rd Three Sisters Sprint LDMC
22 30th Blyton Sprint LDMC
23 October 14th Anglesey Sprint LDMC
24 15th Anglesey Sprint LDMC

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2017, 03:51:36 pm »
Ian, regarding the arches, is this a complete set of G60 arches and trim pieces ? Or only G60 arches with G40 trim pieces?
It looks so good, wished they looked like that from factory

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2017, 06:30:44 am »
Many thanks for the comment, the arches are G60 and cut around the G40 trim pieces. Currently working on new arches for the front similar to Berg Cup as I need more track width. I should do an update on progress with the car as a few more things have been done

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2017, 07:15:55 am »
Are you allowed to run a subframe and retain the original ARB pickup points?

Offline Ian Johnson

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2017, 11:32:02 am »
Yes I am in Mod prod........roadgoing classes no..............it is something I'm tempted at changing but not sure how much benefit I would get on the Hillclimbs and Sprints as some flex is required lol

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2017, 11:44:21 am »
Update:

Iv had the CAE Ultra shifter fitted and removed the front and rear arches. The new front arches are modified from Golf berg cup, pic below shows test fit not finished fit. Front wings along with front and G60 rear arches have gone away to paint (white) and will be picking them up tomorrow.






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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2017, 11:03:57 am »
Picked up the front wings along with the arches from the painters yesterday, just need a couple of decent weather days to get the car finished and ready for 1st test day on 12th Feb at Anglesey Circuit.