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The Do's And Don'ts Of Building A Racecar


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#1 WillCarter

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:41 PM

Im thinking of making a track car Mini and was wondering what your dos and donts for building one are. I dont have a particular budget at the moment but any help but be appreciated.

#2 nicklouse

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:54 PM

read the regs. read the regs read the regs. ask questions about the regs.

 

visit events that are what you want to race. look at the cars. find out what regs they race under. read the regs.

 

do not build a car and then look for somewhere to race it.

 

so as you are UK based download the current Blue book from the MSA. then find your local event and get their regs.

 

then maybe talk to Mark at SouthLakes Minis then read the regs again.



#3 WillCarter

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

Thank you!

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:40 PM

Do's & dont's of building a racecar - don't. Just don't - it'll bleed you dry...!!  :proud:

 

Just kidding, I second nicklouse's advice - it'll more than pay dividends in the long run! Also go to events that interest you, look at the car's & how they've been built, and talk to the guys & gals racing them - most are only too happy to talk about their cars and what they've done to them!

 

Build one & enjoy it!

 

Keith


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

Buy one already done. cheaper



#6 WillCarter

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:28 PM

Nooo what’s the fun in that haha, although I bet it would be a lot cheaper. I’ll be on the lookout for cheap projects anyway.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:05 PM

I'm building a GTM for racing and I had picked the series before even looking for a car, now I am on the road to completing all the chassis work and it makes it a lot easier when you know what you are aiming at. Buying a already prepared car is definitely cheaper, but where's the fun in that?!

#8 WillCarter

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:07 PM

I'll have a look at what's around. To be honest I've got half a mind to just build something for the passes in the lake district as they're only 20 mins away. This would mean going for some kind of hill climb setup which I'll do some research into. 






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