Building a FiST for Road Racing with MotoIQ!

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Road Racing' started by McRib 1s Back, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Yes, and I had a funny set of conversations about that! You'd be surprised how many wheels have changed cars -- these are practically heirlooms now! Don't break one, or you're out of luck! :)

    These wheels were always coveted, but never popular as measured by actual sales. I have an inside contact that initially said they'd handle this for me, but rescinded the offer after remembering these were the oddball format.
     
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  3. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

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  4. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Fuel system plumbing is now complete.
     

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  5. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    We had to weld up a special fitting for the boost regulator.
     

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  6. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Here's a few shots of prepping the Mountune charge pipe with a fitting for boost reference.
     

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  7. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, the rear hatch Lexan window is back in now too.
     

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  8. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    It's really looking more and more like a full-on race car! Bet you can't wait to get it finished and to the track!
     
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  9. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Yes, definitely! It happens to have plates and a current valid registration, but it's all race car now. :) I thought it would be nice to make a few test runs outside of the track to do things like a basic tuning test. I'm worried I won't be able to even do that now -- not so much because it's not street legal, but certainly does not look legal. Operation on public streets could be dicey. Fortunately, it's pretty quiet.

    These types of projects always take more time AND MONEY than you think. Something always comes up!
     
  10. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    I don't want to even think about how much time and money it's taken to get your car to the point where it is now. Really hope that you get to enjoy it to the fullest!
     
  11. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

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    Here's some nifty carbon fiber wrap that helps with scuffs in high traffic areas.
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  12. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

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    Front windshield is in!
     
  13. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    You should put all these photos into an album! When is Motoiq going to do another story with lots of pics?
     
  14. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    I really do. I have a collection of the lower resolution shots, and plan to do something with the better "pro shots". It seems I always plan to do something better with my photos, then life gets in the way!

    So, this site and MotoIQ are a pretty good record of the build.

    The next story is coming soon!
     
  15. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Any feedback on how the brake module works comapred to stock ?
     
  16. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Oh hey RodMoe! Right, that...

    It feels like one problem after another on that front. Did I write about this or only think about writing about it?!

    First, let me say that this part is plainly not "correct" part for our car. I have been working with FRPP Support (good guys over there), and we all seemed to figure out a few things together...

    It comes down to being a part for 2011-13 Fiesta cars, and maybe even current non-ST units. They think the part may work okay, but the real bummer is that nobody has tried it before! The physical electrical connectors are simply different, and wrong for our car.

    They recently updated the description based on my feedback. It really was not clear that this part wasn't for us! So here's the new link:


    FRPP ABS Module
    https://fordperformanceracingparts.com/parts/part_details.asp?PartKeyField=22542


    After some pleading, I got them to send me the wiring diagram and pin-out documents!

    So, we're doing a Dr. Frankenstein style operation here. I don't know if it works yet but I'm giving it a go!

    *Edit clarify Fiesta model year and update information about FRPP link.
     
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  17. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    ...oh and FRPP said there are no plans to make an updated model right now. I don't know if that means they really don't know, or what the future for this part is. I still believe this could be a big upgrade. When they designed this part, it was made with the use of stickier tires and big, aggressive brakes in mind. That's a big plus in braking feel and performance, I'd think! Most importantly -- it would permanently disables all traction control/TVC devices!
     
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  18. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    ok I may have missed your other write up on it but this is good to know and I hope you get it figured out ..
    Thanks
     
  19. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    I've since talked to FRPP again, traded a bunch of email, and visited the local Ford dealerships -- all without success. Well I have the wiring diagrams, and happy to share those with anyone that needs it.

    I simply can't buy the the pins/connector. Weirdly, the new system wants a VIN for the other car (that I don't have!). Without this, I'm afraid I'm stalled.

    Maybe there's luck to be had at a salvage yard? Get the entire pigtail/harness?

    I'm back to thinking that I'll disable the sensors. I'm also thinking about simply disabling ABS. I know that a good racing program ABS setup is better, but I also only drive it under ideal conditions. Plus, I used to know how to drive cars without ABS! :)

    What do you guys think? Maybe just find the matching fuses to start? Pull ABS and disable TVC sensors? Anyone try that yet for temporary testing?
     
  20. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Here's a custom panel. For now I have the ESC switch mounted again. I sure hope to ditch that. I don't know why the SD card/USB module is on there! :)
     

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    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

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    More carbon fiber tape, and the fire suppression system is ready for use!
     

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