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> Call me crazy, I'm thinking about building an IT car
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post May 15 2017, 08:57 PM
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So the closest I came to selling the Black Beast was a scammer on craigslist. It's still in the garage taking up space but I've started thinking: the car is paid for, and I've wanted to go road racing forever.

Enter the Improved Touring category, an email to SCCA, and the thinking that perhaps I could build it into a race car. As of right now, the XD isn't classified, but I'm figuring it will fall into ITB. I don't think we can hang with the Neons in ITA.

Improved Touring gives me a lot of leeway as to things to make the car handle better. I can install coilovers and put bigger bars on front and rear. I can run 225s, if I'm reading the rules right.

Hoping I can make this happen.


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post May 15 2017, 09:57 PM
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I hope you can make this happen, Ben. That would be awesome.


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post May 15 2017, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE (elantragt @ May 15 2017, 10:57 PM) *
I hope you can make this happen, Ben. That would be awesome.

Thanks. And, of course, the Club would be featured on it somewhere prominent.


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post May 16 2017, 12:50 PM
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Heard back from a representative of the Club Racing Board. He thinks it could be an ITA, ITS or ITR car. I have to fill out a Vehicle Technical Specifications sheet (which is CRAZY thorough) and send it back. After that, I know which way to go.


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No matter what, it should be a blast, right?


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post May 16 2017, 02:18 PM
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QUOTE (elantragt @ May 16 2017, 02:43 PM) *
No matter what, it should be a blast, right?

If I can find all the info I need to fill out this sheet... anybody have part numbers for the block/head/crankshaft/camshafts? Valve material? It's 6 pages (well, 5 plus the cover sheet) of pure technical hell right now.

If I can build it, it will be a blast for sure.


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post May 17 2017, 09:52 PM
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Got a line on a shop manual. Hope that lead pans out.


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Dude that V6-swapped (Delta, I believe) his XD and works at a dealership just happens to have the shop manual and the wiring manual. Working out shipping details, but BANG. Now I hope I can complete the VTS sheet and get it submitted.

I should probably mention, my goal is not to have the car rebuilt by the end of the year or even next year. If I can have a trackworthy car by 2019, I'll be ecstatic.


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Shop manual is on its way. Next step: finishing the VTS and submitting it to SCCA.


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Good on ya, Ben!


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