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

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    Here's the photo that was intended in the previous post. I'm not quite sure why I get those rendering artifacts. There's something that persists even if you erase all visible content.
     
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  3. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Lately I have done much of my posting through "Tapatalk" (iOS). I've noticed the iPhone client handles photos differently than the iPad. It is isn't until I get around to using a full browser that I catch these quirks in how the photos are placed/rendered. Doing the same thing yields different results. I've cleaned up a couple that were just small thumbnails or links. Anyone else notice that? It's a minor bug, but still annoying.
     
  4. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    What a quality looking build :thumbsup:
     
  5. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    You still have a seat heater?
     
  6. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure that's the symbol for ejector seat! :)

    Nope, this Sparco seat does not have a heater (EVO II US). I know street versions have that option. Without a heater core, there will surely be days that I wished I had heated seats! I have actually used them once or twice on the track!

    That two-button cluster will be removed later, but for now I'm still relying on it for an easy way to turn off traction control.
     
  7. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    I was only kidding

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  8. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    The hood is now 6 pounds lighter!
     

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  9. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    The new Sparco hub and steering wheel are finally in!
     

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  10. McRib 1s Back

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    The front splitter is complete -- it's very strong.
     

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  11. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    You can really see the improvements in airflow with this shot. I thought about punching out the rest of the honeycomb, but the solid low-speed bumper is there...
     

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  12. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    My car is getting very close to being done. After the Quaiffe is installed, it's just down to buttoning up the little things. We've been "one week away" for months, I know. :)

    The APR front splitter is really nice. It provides belly pan functionality, too. Check out these photos.
     

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  13. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    This photo will look strange until you know what you're looking at. Before Mountune had their "Sound Symposer" removal kit, Scott cut down some PVC pipe that fit inside the cavity. It was sealed with epoxy adhesive, and cotter pins in two directions. From there, heatshrink was put around the whole thing. It isn't going anywhere! For those who want a DIY, here's one way to do it.
     

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    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Now that the stock wing is back on, we're trying to figure out effective ways to extend it. I like the Mountune extension kit, but I'm looking for something more aggressive. If you have wing ideas, I'd love to hear them! So far, I'm trying to figure out ways to attach a plane of sheet metal or use some wicker fabric (which apparently is a new trend?).
     

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    Here's a few updated photos of the fuel system, with everything in place in the background, too.

    I dig the extra engine bay room!
     

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  16. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member

    Awesome build! As far as the spoiler, the base model Fiesta spoiler is a good anchor point for an M Sport rally wing. There was a dude on here that did it, but I can't remember who...
     
  17. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I hadn't considered that idea, and I'll see what I can come up with here. My buddy (a Chief Engineer for a Formula Drift team) thinks the car will really profit from a better wing. Another good friend that co-drove recent track events with me, thinks the car really needed a splitter the most -- but both think the aero work is a big bonus either way.

    What are other FiSTers doing for aero?
     
  18. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member


    Mr. Bomber:

    http://fiestast.net/index.php?threa...ng-for-Fiesta-ST-installed-on-my-car....2340/


    Mr. kamikaze:

    http://fiestast.net/index.php?threads/Fiesta-R5-Carbon-spoiler-and-carbon-wrapped-pieces.1995/
     
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  19. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that. Since I'm building a "track only" setup, I want to go as functionally aggressive as a I can. These are great ideas.

    I have seen setups for the street that literally fall apart at track speeds -- and I don't want to be that guy! :) Splitters have to be able to take a good knock, and wings need bolt-down hardware that can handle high downforce loads without ripping out, right? No knock on these designs. Some are clearly for the street, and others have race-inspired cues.

    I'm going to run these ideas past "the gauntlet". I'm afraid they'll poo-poo anything that can be purchased and bolted on -- instead favoring something custom and expensive! ;)
     
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