The Rywire ITR Build…Part 10…

A bit of a smaller update compared to the previous two… We took a trip down to San Diego once again and stopped by ASC Speed Metal to check on the progress of Ryan’s ITR. It’s been a good two months since we had been down there so we were interested to see what type of progress Dana, Gabe, and the rest of the crew had been done. Ryan and I didn’t stay too long this time around because they had already figured out the seating position issue the last time we were down there. One of the main reasons we had to go down there was to take off the Golden Eagle intake manifold that we had clearance issues with due to the second fuel rail. The clock is ticking so Ryan had to get the manifold off of the car so that Golden Eagle could get to work on a second one. Dana had sent a couple of messages to Ryan maybe a month before this so we had a good idea of what the interior was going to look like after they finished the second half of the dashboard. Other than that we really didn’t have any expectations as to what condition the car was going to be in. The goal was to get it down to Nisei for its first public appearance and to make it “part 11” of the build but we are on a pretty tight schedule and time will tell if Ryan gets the car back from ASC or not by that time…

We haven’t really done a video blog of the build in months so I thought it would be good to start doing those again. Who better to tell you about the build than the man himself… Before we begin I should mention that I kind of sprung the idea of doing video on Ryan pretty suddenly so he was not very prepared for it. You’ll see from the video that he kind of struggles through it but whatever, haha. The guy is a marvel when it comes to wiring and automotive electronics but being natural in front of a camera…ehhh…it’s going to take some practice. By the time this build is all said and done the guy will be a movie star, haha…Anyways, jump into the video and see what Ryan has to say and I’ll get going with the photos…

PLEASE READ THESE LINKS BELOW IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE SITE AND DO NOT KNOW OF THIS BUILD…

The Rywire ITR Build…Introduction…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 1…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 2…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 3…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 4…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 5…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 6…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 7…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 8…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 9…

New photos below…

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This is how the ITR sits as of Tuesday, 7/10, when we stopped by at ASC. The engine bay portion of the car is the last of what ASC will need to complete but everything from the firewall back is just about completed. A couple of things need to be fabbed-up here and there but it’s moving along nicely…

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A look inside the cockpit of Ryan’s ITR…I don’t know if you guys remember the notched area under the spot where the digital display is gonna go but that has since been filled. Here in the photo you can also see Dana mocking up the faux AEM Infinity EMS in its designated spot in the custom dash…

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The most significant amount of work since the last time we were down at ASC is the passenger side of the interior. Last time we were there, this second connecting piece wasn’t even done yet and it now bolts into place. Under it you will spot the oil tank for the dry sump system…

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The MoTeC PDM16 switch panel integrated into the custom center console…

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Behind the driver’s seat area is, of course, the custom fabricated battery tray that you saw in Part 9 of the build. New additions include the custom plate to cover where the fuel pump and harness would have been mounted. I guess you can consider it a “block-off plate” now since the dual Bosch fuel pumps will be mounted to the spare tire area…

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Underneath the ITR you can see now that the FCS fuel cell has been mounted….

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Closer inspection of the passenger side dash reveals the location for the AEM Infinity EMS (Black box) and the three Deutsch connector panel which is the MoTeC PDM16 unit. The round cap to the very left is actually the filler neck for the oil tank located directly underneath the dash… Very cool also that the curve of that second piece almost makes the dash looks like it’s one complete unit when it actually separates into two…

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The tank was going to originally be positioned behind the driver’s seat but under Dana’s suggestion, everyone agreed that it would be better housed in this location….

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This is the view of the dash looking in from the driver’s side window…

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Dana, Gabe, and Ryan discussing whether or not he plans to run power windows and how to mount a latch inside the door panel…

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You can see how the interior is near completion. Even the custom steering shaft is connected to the rack now. When it is fully completed, you’re likely to see more electrical work under the dash by the Infinity unit…

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The rear is essentially done. The fuel pumps just need to be routed and the necessary plumbing needs to be created for fuel delivery…

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I believe the seat position still needs to be adjusted slightly but everything else is ready to go in this area…

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Another thing that they need to figure out is where to mount the remote reservoirs for the hanging pedal assembly… On Jimmy Harris’ EF which ASC is working on right next to Ryan’s ITR, the reservoirs are mounted right here in the cowl area with a custom cowl that is cut out to expose the filler necks…

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The radiator pictured is not the one that is going used but Dana was holding it in place in this shot so Ryan could give him an idea of the size and position of his core. Since Ryan doesn’t have a radiator made for it yet, they’re just going to have a general idea of how much space it needs so that ASC can move forward with the intercooler piping and plumbing for the turbo…

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The hanging pedals are basically in the same area as the factory units so there is no more issue with having Ryan too far back in his seat. You don’t see a gas pedal here at this point because ASC has to create a new mounting bracket for the potentiometer utilized by the drive-by-wire system. They had it all figured out with the floor-mounted pedals but that’s been completely scrapped now with this set-up…

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Here’s an overhead shot of the custom metal dash…

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A view from the trunk… They asked if Ryan wanted to do more metal panels to cover up the rest of the exposed area but they agreed to just leave it exposed like that. Any more metal panels and it might be overkill…

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Ryan removing the custom Golden Eagle intake manifold. This piece will be going back to Golden Eagle and they will be making another one for him that will clear the hood…

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The manifold off the motor…

That wraps it up for now. Hopefully we will get another update in before Nisei with the car in a further completed state…. Stay tuned…

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7 thoughts

  1. What ever this build is intended for, it is looking very spot on and nuts as fuck. Looking forward to future post and finished product

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