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ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:16 pm
by THE BOM3
Well folks forgot I was a member here so I'm back anyway. Some of you won't like parts of this build due to my choice of engine and gearbox. We have chosen to use the Honda F20C engine and gearbox form a S2000. There were two reasons for this choice. 1: the F20 is an alloy block thus being lighter and 2 it produces 240-250bhp from the factory with a 9000rpm limit.
The aim of this build is to build the lightest car possible!! Our aim is 9
Somewhere around 900-1000kg without driver. Then we can add weight where we need it to further balance the car.
This is the car when I bought it.

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As you can see from the pics the car has a full BTCC wide arch kit along with a light weight bonnet and booth lid. There is also the original floor mounted pedle box from one of the btcc cars, I have the full btcc wiring loom and efi ecu.

So first things first I removed the cage because it wasn't good enough for what we are aiming for. Then the fun began and its not over first I drilled off any brackets, double skins, parcel shelf, and anything else that wouldn't be needed. Totaling 25kg from inside the car.
Next up was the roof skin to help with fitting the cage ;-)
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And one with the engine hanging where it will sit. Well back without cutting the fire wall!!

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I've done a lot more since them pics were taken ill add a few more when I get back down to GRIPFAB to do a bit more

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:42 pm
by jfatboy
this will be good! looking forward to seeing the f20 in there mate!

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:35 pm
by Robin H
looks serious 8)

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:50 pm
by wullie_trd
Can't wait for more updates!

On a sidenote there's someone on site who would bite your arms off for that body kit lol

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:51 pm
by E910
Serious build in the making!

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:02 pm
by THE BOM3
wullie_trd wrote:Can't wait for more updates!

On a sidenote there's someone on site who would bite your arms off for that body kit lol



Thanks lads. Ill have more pics on Saturday when I get back down to the car.

Funny I happen to have 2 of them kits ;-) and ill be getting them copied soon too

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:05 pm
by THE BOM3
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You can see in the picture the JEMS digital dash, the carbon fiber switch panel and the pedle box I have to go into my car all out of this car :-)

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:04 pm
by twiglett-RS200
hi mate any idea on pricing for the kit?
im envious of you having two of them and that shell looks mean.
look forward to hearing updates about this.

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:46 pm
by ESXTEZZ
Awsome build, the F20 is such and underated engine, ive done a lot of work on them and a friend has a s2k making 610 whp on a gt35.
Be great to see how this goes as im interested in doing the conversion myself.

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:29 am
by THE BOM3
ESXTEZZ wrote:Awsome build, the F20 is such and underated engine, ive done a lot of work on them and a friend has a s2k making 610 whp on a gt35.
Be great to see how this goes as im interested in doing the conversion myself.


If your doing the conversion for a road car you will have to dry sum the engine as the sump fowls the subframe and steering rack. We are fabing a new subframe with a front mounted rack because of this reason. I can't afford a dry sump kit at the minute anyway.

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:59 am
by THE BOM3
So the shell is just ready to go up on the bench to get the cage fitted. I just have to media blast inside the car and under the bonnet first.
Here is a pic of the drivers side of the car with the outer skin removed and the side impact protection removed. We done this because it is no longer a necassity with the full roll cage being fitted. By doing this we removed 35kg from the drivers side of the car!! That is 70kgs saved from doing this!!! In all so far we have removed over 100kgs from the shell not bad going? ;-)

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:19 pm
by poTTa
very nice build...
i would put the F20C engine in a tezza anyday...

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:45 am
by THE BOM3
So after lots of drilling spot welds and removing body sealer from the joints the car is ready for its new cage. We have taken a total of 110kg from the shell here's a few pics of it before it gets media blasted cage should be in by next Saturday all going well

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:50 pm
by ISred02
twiglett-RS200 wrote:hi mate any idea on pricing for the kit?
im envious of you having two of them and that shell looks mean.
look forward to hearing updates about this.


x2.
8) Yummy,yummy!! 8)

Re: ITCC ALTEZZA Build

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:13 am
by THE BOM3
Collected some of the very nice bits I have for the car last night ;-)

The Switch panel
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One part of the loom
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The toca efi6 ecu not using this due to being restricted to 8000rpm and not many people can map them
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