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Offline jamesatfish


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I know there are a few guys here who have some serious track toys, and I'm hoping for some advice for a new dedicated track car.

I've been running a track prepped VW Polo for around 7 years - no wheel-to-wheel racing, just sprints, autocross, tarmac rallies and semi-regular public track days.  I was keeping it just on the fine line between track spec and road legal, but I'm looking for something different so am planning on buying a 'proper' track car and trailer.

My budget is $50K at most - so sadly can't afford a Radical which seems to be the track car of choice around here.   I'm tempted by a Formula 3 as something completely different, but I haven't ever driven a wings-and-slicks car so I'm not sure if the learning curve will be too steep.

Any suggestions would be most welcome!



Offline anotherforumuser

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Did you see this Spire for $45k? No idea what class it would race in as it's set up. Spires raced and beat the Radicals in several series in the UK this year but no idea how much different this 2008 car is to the ones winning this year. Worth a look.
http://aussieexotics.com/forum/for-sale/registered-track-car-for-the-road-similar-to-a-radical-27001.0.html



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Offline beankeen456


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Considered a Formula Ford? If you think a F3 car would be too much of a jump then it seems the logical choice.



Offline jamesatfish


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http://www.radicalsportscars.com/au/showroom/information.aspx?id=189

Thanks - I didn't realise there were any in my price range.  Looks like that might be a good option after all - will have to do some more reading of the Radical thread here.

Considered a Formula Ford? If you think a F3 car would be too much of a jump then it seems the logical choice.

I've looked at an FF but I'm not really taken by the non-aero open wheelers (Formula Ford, Vee etc) - they're obviously quick around tight circuits but I'm not sure how well they perform on longer, faster circuits with relatively small engines and little downforce?






Offline jamesatfish


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How about something like this
http://www.ozclubbies.com.au/index.php?/topic/8340-prb-033-s2-1997/

Can you copy & paste from that link for me please?  I can't access the site as I'm not registered over there.  Thanks!



Offline pistonbroke


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Due to health and eyesight problems PRB033 is up for sale. Whilst it has been a rather short relationship I'll miss it.

I'm not selling because of financial problems so the price is firm.

What is it?

It's a PRB S2 with a compliance plate dated 1997.

It is registered in NSW with the plate PRB033 which is part of the deal.

That registration is current until 2014 Oct 03.

Engine:

Gibson race engine.
Toyota 7A block bored and stroked to 1922cc. 16 valve twin cam heads.Cams from HKS.
Garrett T20 turbo - adjustable via software (included).
Custom intercooler, radiator and oil cooler plus special baffled sump.
265 BHP at rear weels (197Kw). Dyno read outs available.
Pistons and rods & rings from Argo (America).
One piece oversize valves and valve springs from Arrow (England).
Exhaust ports modified and flow tested.
Lightened fly wheel.
Motec race computer.
Exedy racing ceramic button pressure plate and clutch.
3" exhaust.

Other stuff:

T50 gear box and RX7 drive shaft.
Wide track suspension. Willwood race twin pot calliper disc brakes.
Suspension, front and rear both adjustable. Sway bars front and rear.
Peugot 406 rotors (cross drilled ventilation).
Toyota LSD differential with 3.9 ratio.
Twin fuel pumps; Aluminium baffled fuel tank with surge pot.
Roll bar with optional bracing bar (included).
Normal and perspex windscreens.
Full zip-up tonneau.
2 x 4 point harnesses.
Set of five mag rims and tyres (road).
Set of four 8" alloy rims - three piece - with used rubber.
 
PRICE: $35,000
 






Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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You can afford a good radical. One on eBay just went unsold and re listed for $45k and it's a lap record holder in qld.

Or, import your own.



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