Author Topic: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car  (Read 5052 times)

Offline Ian Johnson

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2017, 06:57:13 am »
I can only go on the history given to me......anythings possible either way it's only ever been a race car since 1991, registered as a road car in 2006 to comply with msa road going production class rules but never been in the road. Shame there isn't a register with chassis numbers anywhere.

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2017, 11:50:12 am »
Hopefully i've attached this ok.  Pic of the car in its VW Cup and supercoupe guise.


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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2017, 11:27:54 pm »
Managed to get a look up Snett on Sunday; used a trip to Snetterton dump as an excuse to the wife. Unfortunately couldn't stick around for long as we had company for lunch. There were quite a few tasty looking (& sounding) motors knocking about  8)

G sounded good, how did you get on?

Short flyby clip..

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtukcp-2qmM&feature=youtu.be

Offline Ian Johnson

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2017, 06:44:45 pm »
Shame I missed you, Snetterton 300 was a good test and did decent times managed a 2:20.46 but struggled with horrendous brake judder which I have traced to a faulty AP rotor which cost me a lot of time and confidence in braking as pad knock pushed the caliper pistons back meaning I had to pump the pedal before braking hard. Also was 15mph down on top speed of the other class cars 105mph for me 120mph, needed more power to pull 5th gear even with running a 4:44 diff.
I was 2 seconds off the pace but finished 4th in the Highly Modified under 2000cc class. The next round at Blyton on 16th April will suit the G40 better as not dependant on top speed, also I have new rotors being made and new DS3000 pads on order. Hopefully will have my pedal box installed aswell for then.
Hoping to have fiberglass hatch and polycarb windows also fitted for round 3 on 21st May.

little action shot from Snetterton lol

Offline Ian Johnson

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2017, 07:55:40 am »
Managed to get the brake bias pedal box in still retained OEM cable clutch but had to use a mk2 golf throttle cable as OEM is far too short. Custom discs 300mm x 22mm 12 bolt also fitted along with DS 3000 pads.
Exhaust manifold also machined as warped after Snetterton again.








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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2017, 09:21:20 am »
Update: Uprated O/S Driveshaft needed urgently if anyone has one?

Round 2 of the JSS ended early again..............snapped O/S driveshaft on 1st timed run. On a positive note the Bias pedal box and brakes worked for the limited amount of braking done lol



My GRP Hatch turned up on Saturday so just waiting for the Polycarb windows and can then shed some weight before Round 3 on 21st May......be glad when I can just get in and drive without having to fix/modify.


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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2017, 05:31:34 pm »
Made a start on removing some more of the "road going"  parts that had been added. All glass removed, door cards and added window winders etc. Rear hatch removed and pins installed for the GRP hatch. GRP hatch is only a single skin so added Ali strips to top and bottom for mounting. Will cut out the window aperture once the polycarb windows arrive.










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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2017, 12:43:41 pm »
Are your rear arches standard? I need to get some for my conversion and can't decide whether to try generic ones or spend more time / money and get a std G40/GT? kit.

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2017, 08:54:01 am »
Rear arches are Golf G60

Offline randombadger69

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2017, 10:37:58 pm »
4th ain't too shabby for >2000cc. Nice going!

Gutted about the driveshaft! I guess that's motorsport.. pushing components to the limit!

I'd be interested in the weight saving of the glass; if you're able to get a rough idea?

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2017, 03:23:51 pm »
There was someone on here (and PSD) who I seem to remember did a very detailed list of weight of the panels and glass vs plastic versions. Mark Hunter I think? I forget his username but pretty sure he listed the weights, etc. Sure yoof or someone would know too.

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2017, 09:44:54 am »
4th ain't too shabby for >2000cc. Nice going!

Yes not too bad considering the power differences, most others are around 240bhp, my 177bhp is ok so I'm trying to get the car to around 700kg to get a better power/weight

Gutted about the driveshaft! I guess that's motorsport.. pushing components to the limit!

Yes but was shocked tbh, the bang made me jump lol.......im still blaming myself for being too aggressive, I pushed too hard not knowing the circuit and knowing rain was due at 12:00 so would only have 2 dry runs. All but 1 of my competitors were there the day before on a trackday or were familiar with the circuit. i'm usually pretty smooth........lesson learnt.

I'd be interested in the weight saving of the glass; if you're able to get a rough idea?

the rear hatch and window is the most weight, once my Plastics 4 performance windows turn up I will weigh them, rear window is bonded to hatch so that weight will be together. My GRP hatch without poly window is 4kg
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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2017, 04:05:50 pm »
Weighed the GRP hatch and 5 polycarb windows and came to 15.5 kg.
Will weigh standard stuff poss tom
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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2017, 07:54:02 am »
Nice! The bootlid must weigh more than that on its own!

Thanks

Offline Ian Johnson

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Re: G40 Cup Sprint/Hillclimb Car
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2017, 04:49:24 pm »
weighed the rear hatch along with all glass.........came to 28.5kg, so a weight saving of 13kgs. Not weighed the door cards, door mirrors, window mechanism and internal door skins but expect close to a total weight of 7kgs giving me 20kg.

Fitted the polycarb windows today: