We are a father and sons team, my name is Ash and I am 35, Patrick my eldest son 15 is head mechanic (he works in his spare time at a local garage) Billy is 7 and loves racing as he is in charge of cleaning the car - Charlie isn't taking an active role as he is only 18 months old but we cant get him out of any kind of car!
We will be taking on all the work ourselves even down to spraying the car, as said before Patrick is a mechanic in his spare time and I have experience in car builds and auto electrics. We aim to be in the 2014 UK Citroen 2cv championship and are realistically looking to be the top running new entrant and start to mix it with the seasoned competitors in the top ten of the series.
A little about the project - We have to strip out and rebuild (according to championship regs) although We can design and implement different ideas as long as they conform. what could be more challenging than making a little French car run competitively for 24 hours ? for me this is the driving force behind this project, We want to build the car and be out testing early next year in preparation for what we see to be the build up to the 24 hour race - four race meetings in which to modify and build on what we hope to be a solid base for a race car, we also aim to be competitive in the sprint race series too. Also as the driver I have to get myself up to speed for the challenge too, I have raced in the championship but alas in someone else's car. I know I have the drive and ability to implement this task and we look forward to the challenges it will present.
modifications required -
full racing seat and harness
MSA spec roll cage
plumbed in fire extinguisher
master isolating electrical switch
removal of all glass apart from windscreen and replace with 4mm Perspex
fuel filler modification to accept club spec filler bottle
run on toyo 310 tyres
addition of third brake light in rear window
addition of rain light to rear of vehicle
means of activating both electrical and fire extinguisher switches from outside the car
addition of a roof!
removal of existing cam shaft and running a 'club spec' cam uprating valves and pistons
installing electronic ignition
uprate ignition coil
THESE FOLLOWING UPGRADES ARE NOT COMPULSORY BUT WILL MAKE THE CAR BETTER (this doesn't mean all of the above are)
uprate springs and dampers
add a 2 to 1 exhaust system
alter camber and caster angles on front and rear arms(see photos below)
removal of material from A panels pictures
Below are parts of the car we have already rebuilt or stripped off and cleaned ready to be put back together!!
Rebuilt front steering rack/axle
Stripped and cleaned engine block (five hours to meticulously clean this part)
Modified and strenthened front and rear arms - front arm has caster and camber angles altered for handling and rear arm has 3 degree camber added for improved cornering
Carbon fibre panel already started with some switches added - just the gauges to add now!
Already painted headlight unit - people will certainly see us coming!!!!