Help us create a championship race car from a standard Citroen 2CV6 special road car! The car will be entered into the 2014 championship.

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Présentation détaillée du projet

 

 

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

 

lighten flywheel

 

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!!

 

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Rebuilt front steering rack/axle

 

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Stripped and cleaned engine block (five hours to meticulously clean this part)

 

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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

 

 

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Carbon fibre panel already started with some switches added - just the gauges to add now!

 

 

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Already painted headlight unit - people will certainly see us coming!!!!

À quoi servira la collecte ?

Funding our project has rewards and will help us realise our dream of making the race car, all the modifications needed to turn the car from road to race!

 

the below photo is a car i raced this year with help from head mechanic and car cleaner (Patrick and Billy)

 

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naughtybear

I was always on the wrong side of the camera, taking pictures of the cars instead of racing them. We decided what could be more of a challenge than building and racing a Citroen 2cv6 in the 2014 championship and ultimately the 2014 24 hour race, I sat my race licence early this year and raced at Croft in April - We bought our road Citroen shortly after... Voir la suite