Fraser SP330 Build Log

Welcome to the build and running history of my Fraser Clubman SP330. SP designation as it was a special projects machine by Fraser Cars. Let’s just cut to the chase ~370hp at the crank – Drysumped, Supercharged VTEC engine, ~600kg, very sticky tyres, inboard pushrod front suspension and huge brakes. Got your attention? thought it might. A Fraser is a New Zealand made modern interpretation of a Lotus 7. Old school cool with mostly new components. Each as unique as their owners.

In my case we went a little crazy, what started out as a late night phone call from Canada theorising engines spiraled a little bit out of control. Like most car nerds I lusted after insane power to weight ratios in something that delivered that ‘race car’ feel. This is it and it delivers it in spades. I’ve driven my fair share of quick cars but nothing could prepare me for the first drive – the immediacy and the volume of the power delivery along with a blistering exhaust note screaming inches from your ear. Being inches (literally) off the road; no electronics between you and the road, makes for one helluva experience.

3 years and a whole lot of effort from the team at Fraser Cars has resulted in this machine.

Chassis

  • Fraser Clubman S Package
  • Fraser Race Widetrack front end w Push rod/inboard shocks
  • Fraser De-Dion rear end with race end plates
  • Adjustable F/R Spax shocks

Engine

  • Honda 2L iVTEC engine (proper K20A JDM 11.5:1)
  • Rotrex C30-94 Supercharger running 10.5 PSI
  • Custom engineered mounting system for the Rotrex
  • Bosch Water Pump (chargecooler) controlled via LINK
  • Davies Electric Water Pump (engine) controlled via LINK
  • Frozenboost Type 19 Water to Air Intercooler
  • Pace GT Dry Sump
  • Pace GT Remote Oil Tank
  • Oil filler removed/cam covered reduced by 20mm in height
  • Other various modifications to get it to fit
  • 4 into 1 collectors with Adrenalin-R silencer
  • DEI Header Wrap
  • LINK Storm G4Plus Engine management
  • 750cc injectors
  • Tial Q Recirc Blow off valve
  • Powermaster 93mm 75AMP alternator
  • Custom overflow/breather tank

Drivetrain

  • Toyota W55
  • Mazda MX5 w 3.636:1 gears
  • Custom pressure plate and cover
  • Carbon disc
  • Tilton Hydraulic Release bearing

Other bits

  • Wilwood 4pot Calipers w Cross Drilled rotors
  • Tilton floor mount pedal box, adjustable f/r bias
  • Dunlop DZ03G Mediums
  • Removable full cage for track days
  • Willans 5 pt Harnesses
  • AIM MXL Dash
  • Racecapture datalogger for the track
  • Deutsch connectors throughout
  • Custom made to fit Leather & Alcantara seats

Note my current fastest lap at Hampton Downs is now 1:13.91.

Read on for what it takes to build one of these machines and the joy of running one.

A man in his shed

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The lovely thing about New Zealand is you have some mad hatters, and they're quite keen to share their hobbies. The local Fraser car crew got an invite to see…

Adrenalin-R replacement silencer

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So the packing blew out of the old silencer, very handy. It's progressively gotten louder to the point of being obnoxious/painful to drive. We replaced it with an Andrenalin-R jobbie…

Racecapture Pro + Dashware = win

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So I'm a nerd, I love really fast cars, and have high standards. Bad combination when you're staring at some GoPro footage going "meh..." Ever since getting the Fraser I've been…

Hampton Downs 1:13.91

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Between some new tyres, the brave points from the cage, and a better understanding of braking capabilities courtesy of the BMW Driver training day I shattered my previous laptime getting…

Cage installed

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SP330 has just wound the aggression scale up with the full cage install. Boys have done a mint job. Looks bad ass, already hit my head on the garage ceiling…

Telemetry, Cage, Semi Slicks…

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Well things are getting serious, semi slicks on (they're not going to last long), full cage being installed and today Pete got the super fancy data logger wired in... This…

Glazed brakes fixed

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Fixed some glazed pads (Ferodo DS2500); took them out lay some 120 grit wet/dry paper on the garage floor, scuffed the pads over to remove the shiny bits then sprayed…

Who’s kidding who

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When I first got the car "ahh, primarily road use, maybe the odd track day". Yeah right.. Fast forward 1 year, 5 track events down and more planned. Scratch having…

Checking air/fuel ratios in the night

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Okay so there's absolutely no point to this, putting this in the "just because" pile... This post was automatically generated by GlobalWorkshop and is a part of Fraser SP330's online…

Taupo track day

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Catching up on my updates as you will have all seen the new GlobalWorkshop design go live. More time coding than keeping my profile update it seems 🙂 Last minute…

All set for Taupo

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Alternator – fixed!

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After the fourth issue with the thing it went to the great big scrap heap in the sky and will likely see it's next life in the material that goes…