Building a V8 Exocet Track Car

2/27/16
2/27/16
2/27/16
2/27/16
2/27/16
2/27/16

This is where we are now.  The car is ready for the track, except for a few very small details.   Hopefully, I’ll get it out on to the track  in mid March for some testing.   I have the time blocked off, we’ll see what the weather is.

For street use, I need to add headlights, a windshield, and a windshield wiper.   Headlights are easy.  But I’ll have to fabricate the windshield frame, and then have a DoT windshield made for it.

This is the basic frame we started with. Painted with Rustoleum.
This is the basic frame we started with. Painted with Rustoleum.
Added some wiring and electrical bits.
Added some wiring and electrical bits.
Dropped in a LS1 V8 engine
Dropped in a LS1 V8 engine

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A little extra power is always nice.

Rear suspension
Rear suspension

 

 

Added some suspension bits to the corners

 

 

 

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Put some minimal body panels here and there

And we’re  driving!

 

High Plains Raceway 05/16
High Plains Raceway 05/16

Update 1/18

So.  How has it been going?  GREAT!  This car is just a hoot to drive.  Except for the fenders, it’s been dead nuts reliable.   As I learn the car and hone my skills, it just keeps getting faster.   This is some of the best bang for the buck you’re going to find.   I’m outrunning Z06 C6 Corvettes and Porches in a $25K car that built in my garage out of mostly used parts.   And having a blast doing, too!  Hooray for the little guy!

I made some big suspension changes this winter, so we’ll see what happens this season.

We took the regional championship in 2016 and 2017.   The car attracts a lot of attention.  We got a 6 page spread in Speed News magazine, April 2017.  And we got an interview and segment on an Australian TV show that was filming out here last summer.  I’m pretty excited about that.  We’re infamous!  (Which is more than famous).

 

To try to avoid all the BS Spam I’v been getting over the last year, I got rid of the contact form.  If you want to contact me, try BobsExocet @ comcast dot net.   I have no secrets, and nothing to hide.  I’ll tell you anything you want to know.  🙂  If you want to copy my car, I’ll help you do it.