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drakos, omega trackday toy
« on: 11 May 2015, 22:13:55 »

after i saw that my welcome topic is closed after a week ( that must be why i didn't get any response anymore  :-\ )
i thought let's post the updates for my trackday toy over here.

it started a few weeks ago as a full option 2.5 manual.. it is painted in plastidip so it wil get back to it original deep red soon
(they only put up one or two layers, nightmare to remove )









after a good few hours of stripping it looks like this










the plan is to strip out all of the weight, build a rollcage, allready got 2 cobra seats, rebuild the engine (headgasket failed) and then tear it down the track  8)
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #1 on: 11 May 2015, 22:35:42 »

"the plan is to strip out all of the weight, build a rollcage, allready got 2 cobra seats, rebuild the engine (headgasket failed) and then tear it down the track"
sounds like a good plan  :y
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #2 on: 12 May 2015, 08:31:07 »

that is the plan, i've paid around 250 pound for it,
so if i park it upside down in the gravel, no loss  :P

it doesn't have to be road legal anymore so i can literately strip out all the weight.

so here's an example of my dedication for the diet  ;); (still in progress, this is a rough first try to see how far i can go)
 

already am quite a bit further in the build, dash is out, all the heating and junk, all of the wiring is out.
will make some more pic's later this week
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #3 on: 12 May 2015, 10:47:30 »

'after i saw that my welcome topic is closed after a week ( that must be why i didn't get any response anymore  :-\ )
i thought let's post the updates for my trackday toy over here.

Hi...just a note to say that the Newby Welcome section is just for new people to say hello. No slur on you whatsoever that it was closed. :y
Keep posting your updates and pictures here. I am sure we are all intrigued. Best of luck with the project :y
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #4 on: 12 May 2015, 20:50:32 »

Looking forward to updates on your track toy :)
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #5 on: 15 May 2015, 17:36:16 »

a few extra pic's.

dissembled the head's and removed everything that is not necessary (still debating with myself on the abs)





removed the battery tray



and on the inside; removed the dash, stripped the wiring loom (stil got a lot to go)






and the cobra bucket seats that i bought for less than 20 pound :cool: (gonna re upholster them)





and the finish t the first door.. removed the impact bars and even more sheet metal around, only had to reweld the reinforcement of the window frame back in place (top left corner)



and this is how she stands now..  half peeled plastidip and tape to keep the windows up :lmao:



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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #6 on: 30 August 2015, 17:39:38 »

long time since i've updated this. just din't had the time to work on the car..
but the last few days i've been cracking on.

first of, removed the abs, wheel arches, unnecessary wiring, heatshields and so on.
reason why i haven't finish t the engine is because of the space.. want to make some more modifications before i fill the engine room with the head and intake









next up was to skin the remaining doors (still some impactbars remnants to go)






than it was time for some more metal cutting... removed the base of the back seats





and the entire rear firewall to make room for the cage.. really roomy now inside the car :lmao:







and trial fitted the dash to look what brackets and stuff can retire  there





still an evil looking car :cool:



and this is how far it has raised itself.. already was lowered 2,5 inch :)







next up is to remove the sound deadening, make a new tunnel for the side exhaust and some new mounting points for the seats.
after that its off to the fabricator for the rollcage.. can't wait
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #7 on: 30 August 2015, 19:00:29 »

MrsGK and I are considering something similar in the future - why not build up a 3.0 to go in there? Could even experiment with some tuning...  :D
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #8 on: 30 August 2015, 19:40:05 »

Very nice building my omega to track and drift spec as well at the moment looking forward to seeing your cage  :y
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #9 on: 30 August 2015, 20:59:13 »

don't need to expiriment with tuning a x30. 8)..



this is my 3.0 4x4 calibra.. make's around 270hp

reason i'm sticking with the 2.5 for now is simply because it is in it.. with the camshafts and intake from the x30 it make's around the same number as the 3.0.. and that stuff i've also got lying around so it is free  8)

first the car wil only do trackdays for testing purposes, at a later stage i'm going to change the engine depending on the rules the racing class it's going to enter.. so probobly going to be 4banger saab/let turbo or even atmospheric high reving xe or something.

so rather trow my money and time to the suspension and brake setup, instead of an engine that may not even be legit for racing.


@jamiew; thanks.. do you have a topic somewhere?, maybe we can steal ideas from each other  :)   
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #10 on: 15 September 2015, 14:52:11 »

few more updates.

removed a large part of the sound deadening, removed some more brackets, mounting point etc. sanded it down and gave it a bit of primer











next up was some more weight savings.. skinned the bootlid and hood








next was to measure the needed parts and body modifications for the suspension.
so removed the springs and dropped the car on its shocks.. no space issues there only some minor modifications needed.
after that raised the car a few inches with metal pipes around the shocks to determine the ride height and get a measurement for the needed coilovers and springs.
this gonna be it ( probably a bit more lower on the front )





and had a go at removing the plastidip.. quite a decent car under it :cool:


 
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #11 on: 15 September 2015, 14:59:59 »

Great work! More pictures when you have them!  :)
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #12 on: 18 September 2015, 13:20:32 »

what front bumper is that looks good
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #13 on: 18 September 2015, 13:30:45 »

Nice project, keep up! :)
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Re: drakos, omega trackday toy
« Reply #14 on: 18 September 2015, 14:48:26 »

Old Steinmetz one, isn't it? About the only aftermarket styling bit for an Omega I like, to be honest. (not including Irmscher as 'aftermarket' in this instance)
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