Started to review last weekends damage/ issues;
My biggest concern was that the engine would not run after being hit so I at least knew that the shock of the impact had dislodged something.
Checked the connections on the pumps and the only thing found was what appears to be a dislodged pump fuse and as you will see on the pic below, that's never going to happen again! Just hope that was the fault but if it runs a long time on the Dyno then I know its cured.
Shame is, I would have still had a decent result had the engine worked after being hit!!
Stripped the rear bumper off for repair/ paint but the front of the rear wheel arch will take far more work.
The impact onto the exhaust meant the shock travelled though the system and broke the turbo
On Monday I decided that I need to get myself out of the situation of keep running with these other four cars if possible, so I have one of two options to stop fighting with these guys every race, go slower or go faster. Takes no working out which option I want to go for
I know the car has lacked initial acceleration due to Turbo lag and that the boost bleeds off when on the straights, which while safe, pulls power out of the engine.
So I am going to use a different Turbo configuration and dump the Garrett GT40 and go for a different Turbo set up.
Working with AET turbo's and Pip at WGT, who has spent a lot of time overlaying my map against other maps to work out between us what Turbo I need to get the car performing better
Outcome is that I am having a custom Borg Warner SX300 turbo built, then plumb the wastegate directly into the Adaptronic ECU to let Pip control the duration of the wastegate, which will hopefully give me much more power low down giving better initial acceleration taking me out of the clutches of these smaller lighter cars (hopefully).
I also still cant get the car to turn in how I need it to so after talking to Tein, I will up the spring poundage on the back.
Hopefully next week I can look at bolting the new Turbo then up to Pip at WGT to get the mapping sorted.
Deadline is five weeks to Donnington when the car "should" look back to its old self and be faster as its new self