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    I took the 405 I picked up on here recently down to Mt Gambier for a try at Rallycross at the challenging SEAC Park track. It was a try out for the car, totally stock with compression down to 73 lbs on one of the cylinders, but seemed to go as well as any other Mi16 I've driven. Also a try out for the tow car, a 504 wagon which I've been resurrecting over the past couple of months and a new trailer, just big enough for a 405. Apart from some minor issues with the tow car and the trailer all went well.
    The 405 went very well, great handling and power wasn't an issue, I just needed some more confidence off the start you had to dice for the lead down a tricky hill, once you got behind you had to follow for the rest of the run as we were pretty evenly matched except for the wet run where my tyres were hopeless and I fell further and further behind. I'll be entering Winton next month with a lot of weight taken out of the car. I was going to fit a gun engine with my stroker crank in an XU10 block and my special parts from the 309 but it seems that a lot more work is required to fit the crank into that block. As I said power wasn't an issue even with the worn out stock engine, so another one like I now have in the 309, stock but with higher compression, GTi6 manifold and Megasquirt will do the job. So I have a special head with Piper cams, solid lifters all set up ready to go, Jenveys, Wossner pistons 83.5 mm with liners sized to match if anyone is after some bits. Also the stroker crank, made by Auscrank to fit XU7 block.

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    As for the 205 RallyX car, I have the engine and gearbox together, all serviced and ready to go, i also swapped both ecu and engine bay looms with my spares, as the ones in the shell where pretty hacked up.
    Will drop the engine and box in this evening and hook up the loom, I couldn't find a crank angle sensor anywhere around the shed and you must have grabbed the one out of the gearbox.
    I then only need a radiator
    should be ready for a try this weekend.
    Current -
    65' 404 Sedan,
    88' 205 GTI/16V
    92' 505 Custom Turbo Wagon
    92' 205 SI
    88' 505 GTI Wagon - PARTING OUT PM ME


    Gone -
    04' 206 RC (GTI180)
    2 X 405 STI,
    405 MI16
    98' 406 Coupe
    406 2l
    91' 205 SI
    306 Style,
    3 X 306 GTI6

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    Just checked and they have made the amendments to the "Excel" class, now the <1600cc
    Most of it looks fine however this one is a major bummer -

    20.6 Minimum class weight is 1000kg including driver, helmet, HANS device (or similar), drivingsuit, gloves and boots.

    The SI is about 820, wet with driver, so going to have to add 180KG+


    http://rxaus.com.au/wp-content/uploa...egulations.pdf
    Current -
    65' 404 Sedan,
    88' 205 GTI/16V
    92' 505 Custom Turbo Wagon
    92' 205 SI
    88' 505 GTI Wagon - PARTING OUT PM ME


    Gone -
    04' 206 RC (GTI180)
    2 X 405 STI,
    405 MI16
    98' 406 Coupe
    406 2l
    91' 205 SI
    306 Style,
    3 X 306 GTI6

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    Time for the reverse diet Cal,
    McDonalds 4 times a day, no exercise, nothing but soft drink.

    Seriously, don't know how you could add 180kg to a 205.
    I would be double checking the current car weight though, because as fit as you are, 750kg ish car alone, full of fuel, is pretty good going without composite body panels.

    Look forward to seeing how they go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Codman View Post
    Just checked and they have made the amendments to the "Excel" class, now the <1600cc
    Most of it looks fine however this one is a major bummer -

    20.6 Minimum class weight is 1000kg including driver, helmet, HANS device (or similar), drivingsuit, gloves and boots.

    The SI is about 820, wet with driver, so going to have to add 180KG+


    http://rxaus.com.au/wp-content/uploa...egulations.pdf
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    Im not getting fat,just cultivating mass!

    Thats based on my SI with a halfa tank of fuel, Im yet to weigh Grahams car, but there would be abit in the cage and such but still going to have to tack on a significant amount, pour some cement into the rear footwells? hahaha
    Current -
    65' 404 Sedan,
    88' 205 GTI/16V
    92' 505 Custom Turbo Wagon
    92' 205 SI
    88' 505 GTI Wagon - PARTING OUT PM ME


    Gone -
    04' 206 RC (GTI180)
    2 X 405 STI,
    405 MI16
    98' 406 Coupe
    406 2l
    91' 205 SI
    306 Style,
    3 X 306 GTI6

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    It was 900 kg when I weighed it. I wouldn't worry about the weight at all, they are just after entries.
    I have plenty of radiators and crank angle sensors, drop over tomorrow?
    Standard weight for a 205 Si is 875 kg, the GTi is 930kg.

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