The Chapman way : light is right

Not only a lotus or Colin CHAPMAN leitmotiv : light is right

This entry is part 23 of 41 in the series TrackDays EF7 HONDA CRX

Yes Mr Colin CHAPMAN : light is right

Car interior did not receive big modifications or updates. The entire harness has been swapped for the VTEC one and a lot of time has been spent removing blaxon after a complete strip down.

The way to follow ? The “Chapman way” : LIGHT IS RIGHT

The Chapman way : light is right

Removing everything.

The Chapman way : light is right

The worst task I ever done on this car : removing the blaxon !

The Chapman way : light is right

The main steering column reinforcement was in good condition but with small rust spots.

The Chapman way : light is right

The parts were prepared and coated with a galvanised primer.

The Chapman way : light is right

2 layers of black paint for the finish.

The Chapman way : light is right

Light at the end of the tunnel … !

The Chapman way : light is right

Checking engine parameters on track is mandatory ! I got rid of my no-name oil pressure gauge and installed a set of STACK gauges to monitor :

  • OIL pressure
  • OIL temperature
  • WATER temperature

The Chapman way : light is right

One gauge prepared with its own harness. All wires are connected to a custom removable plug for an easy access and removing.

The Chapman way : light is right

And even if the engine is ‘stock’, I took the opportunity to install my Innovate AFR gauge. I was wondering if my old narrow lambda were still working well and this will be very usefull later with the incoming upgrades …

The Chapman way : light is right

… Content of the box. A complete system ! You can just read the value on the gauge, send it to the ECU and even connect other plugs to have a working closed-loop installation. You can also rely on a good sensor : BOSCH.

The Chapman way : light is right

And something that was absolutely not in the shopping list for the car : a Nardi 350mm leather deep corn steering wheel. And after 10.000 kms with the car I have absolutely no regrets for this ‘error’ hahaha !

The Chapman way : light is right

Working gauges and a good AFR at idle.

The Chapman way : light is right

Interior with the cluster removed to finish some solderings.

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