How to build a Westfield Sports Car
Shows the construction of my Westfield Sport 2000 module build (lotus 7
inspired) sportscar. The engine is a ford duratec 2.0l with a Weber Alpha
throttle body injection (204hp), with lightened flywheel, sports clutch
plate (hydrolic), connected to an MT75 - 5 speed quick shift gearbox. This
is connected to a 3.92 LSD Ford 7" differential. Suspension is fully
independent and fully adjustable with a wide track front arrangement and
front and rear anti roll systems fitted. Brakes are AP racing 4 pot
(ventilated discs) at the front and VW golf mk4 solid discs at the rear,
operated by an AP Racing master cylinder.
Westfield Sport Turbo Stage 1
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Steve Garner Westfield Megabusa Turbo Lydden 4th June 11 Race 2.wmv
First meeting with turbo on car, getting
used to the different characteristics of nearly 100hp more power and
double the torque!
Running in 2nd in class but alloy Exhaust boss melts and silencer comes off. I get
black flagged but everything looks promising!
Sorry driving is a bit rusty, I haven't raced for six months while I build
Westfield XTR2 - 1st lap at the Nurburg Ring
A great trip to SPA followed by the Ring the next day. This was the first
'shakedown' lap - I had done 4 laps many years ago on a motorbike (and a
few on PS2's GT4!!) so I had an idea of the track but I found that it was
much harder to see where the track went sitting so low down. So lots of
tentative moments and scope for knocking chunks of time off. Unfortunately
it then started to drizzle and remained wet all day!! So I intend to return
and knock off the required 37seconds or so to get a sub 8min time from
Bridge to Gantry :-)
Darren's Cosworth Westfield 16:9
This is one of a few videos I made a few years ago.
The car was crashed my its owner whilest out filming fot the day on
Dartmoor - England. It then had to be rebuilt with a new chassis supplied
by westfield with the old chassis number. The car has since been sold to
someone in Germany. Enjoy the vid
How to kill an R1
Loving the comments! :) Anyways, it is (well was) a Yamaha R1 engine in our
Westfield-based rallycar. The datalogging plots said 5-6, even the gear
indicator on there changes 5-6 - as said, in updates and description and
initial replies, the engine went bang when a rod let go shifting UP.
To answer some other genius comments. Yes, it has a rev limiter, but that
isn't going to do a lot when a rod lets go.
The system is using a flatshift, this is a sub 100 millisecond ignition cut
to allow flat-out gearchanges. Typically they are better for dogboxes,
offloading the gears while shifting giving less wear and a smoother change.
There are plenty of other videos of the car in this account, just search
Seems a lot of debate on the comments. As said in the description below,
the engine let go on an upshift. We run full logging on the car and strip
the engines ourselves so we know exactly what goes on. If anything is going
to break, it's going to break when the engine goes from 14,000rpm to
9,000rpm in about 0.1s, as it did in this case. A weak engine, with the
remnants of a rod in the engine bay afterwards. The fact the engine jumped
out of gear earlier in the lap was an indication it was on it's way out...
Graeme Finlayson, testing the semi-auto paddleshift. Destroying an engine.
A weak rod deciding to let go during a flat shift resulting in 24,000rpm
and a dead engine...
More videos available at http://www.fluke-motorsport.co.uk/videos/