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14th Dec 09 at 21:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thin alloy would be too flexible. Carbon or fibreglass with a foam or ally honeycomb core would do a good job once you've got the design sorted.
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16th Dec 09 at 15:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

alloy wouldnt be good... doesnt keep go back to its orig shape when bashed either
ed
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Hardboard/MDF/Ply is probably quite a good material to use for it actually
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24th Jan 10 at 13:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

really need to start working on this car to get it ready for the 6th :O

Just bought a battery cage for a varley redtop 15, will buy the battery from Demon Tweeks on Monday. I have all the cables and conectors ready to relocate the battery to behind passenger seat. Also have to wire in the cut of and remote cut off switches.

Then.. the rain light which i'll have to read up on as there arent any instructions. Must be simple enough. I'd think the resistor just goes in line with the +ve feed from a switch.



Sooo much stuff just piling up to fit to the car
Rich H
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24th Jan 10 at 15:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm not mechanically minded enough to understand half your threads, but I still find it an awesome read - very impressed!

at the brake discs too. Car's looking great though
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24th Jan 10 at 16:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers Rich. Hopefully the car will have about 20-40 more bhp when it gets back on Mon/Tue then will try some E85 maps

Suspension:

Just waiting for the EXE TC's to arrive via Lateral.

pics of the Whiteline gubbins waiting to be fitted... didnt get any nuts/bolts with them so bought new for droplinks and will use OE for ALK (if they are ok)




Here are links to instructions, they are from Whitelines website

Roll Centre Kit :- http://www.whiteline.com.au/instruction/Z370_KCA313.pdf

Anti Lift Kit :- http://www.whiteline.com.au/instruction/Z179f_KCA319A.pdf

Front Drop Links :- http://www.whiteline.com.au/instruction/Z321_KLC30.pdf

Rear Drop Links :- http://www.whiteline.com.au/instruction/238_klc26.pdf

Diff / Subframe lock bolts :- http://www.whiteline.com.au/instruction/Z200_KSB750.pdf

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25th Jan 10 at 13:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

battery and tow strap ordered (cant use OE tow point with JUN lip and big splitter )

same battery as Skyline - Varley Redtop 15

•Voltage=12
•Capacity=14Ah
•Weight=5.0kgs
•Dimensions=200x77x140mm
•Terminals=M6 male
•Cranking current (20°C for 5secs)=400A.



and an adjustable TRS tow strap

AK
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25th Jan 10 at 14:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

RE: Spiltter Material discussed earlier. Once I'm happy with the design i'll use this.



Product Description

This specially developed Foam-Cored Carbon Fibre Panel 4mm uses a combination of genuine 2/2 twill, 3k carbon fibre (to match our full range of carbon fibre products) with an ultra light weight foam core and either black glass top surface.

To ensure great bond strength and minimum resin content the panel is laminated and cured in a specially made vacuum press. This process also allows us to produce sheets with a high gloss on both sides, which is not possible with open wet-lay manufacture.

Performance Advantages

This Foam-Cored Carbon Fibre Panel was designed specifically as a high performance replacement panelling material for weight conscious kit-car builders but is equally suited to any application where maximum deflection resistance strength is required for the minimum weight - requirements often present in marine applications.

The foam core allows us to make a panel of satisfactory thickness to be very stiff for the minimum possible weight. Conventional panels (made without a core material) are significantly heavier for the same deflection strength. The core material (and thicker panel) also eliminates the rattling associated with thin aluminium sheet.

Suggested Uses

Made specially for those projects requiring much larger carbon fibre sheet, this huge 2000mm x 950mm sheet is perfect for Caterham / Westfield body panelling and will fulfil the majority of applications in a single span. The following list of suggested uses is just a small sample of the many products this Foam-Cored Carbon Fibre Panel could be ideal for:

•Interior Panelling
•Tunnel Tops
•Under-Trays
•Boot Lids


Composition:

•High-gloss clear gel-coat surface
•2/2 twill 3k carbon fibre fabric
•Single layer of woven E-Glass
•3mm foam core
•SIngle layer of woven E-Glass
•Black high-gloss gel-coat.
•Total thickness 4mm (+/- 0.2mm)

[Edited on 25-01-2010 by AK]
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26th Jan 10 at 17:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1 tiny battery arrived (and tow strap)



Demon Tweeks - cant fault them! Always lower there prices if you have history with them. Very quick delivery!
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28th Jan 10 at 12:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

got the car back now though... still misfiring though

BUT more power, more boost




379bhp & 358lbft

Still plenty of room left for the switch over to E85 once misfires are sorted. 65% duty at std pressure, 1.7bar peak dropping to 1.45 at 7000rpm or so
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30th Jan 10 at 17:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Battery Cage - wrong one sent RT 20 instead of RT15 that I needed!



Front dropliks fitted





Anti Lift Kit - pain in the arse gettign the subframe brace to line up afterwards and the big feckoff bar made to get the bolts loose!!!




Old 4 pot OE brakes with 2 piece discs



stripped


Whiteline gubbins on, will get the rod end's done soon enough


New brakes on.... spot the deliberate mistake and also had to grind the calipers to clear the wheels! (even with 5mm spacers on)



AK
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Started work on the oil cooler today... and in the end just removed it all again. I dont have much more time before Sat and wasnt overly happy with the postion and pipe work. I think a different shape cooler might work better but a bit of time (and some heat sleeves for pipes that run my the headers) will prob sort it out. Cant see oil temps being that major of an issue this week!





not happy mounting this way round...



headers etc





Replaced some breather hoses for some better looking black ones.





and the tow strap


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3rd Feb 10 at 10:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by AK
spot the deliberate mistake and also had to grind the calipers to clear the wheels! (even with 5mm spacers on)


Nipples are down need to have your nipples up
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You buying the carbon panel from Carbonmods?
AK
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Stu - Aye... i just fired the caliper on to see if it would clear the wheel. Then noticed it was upside down.

Lee - eventually, thats the plan.
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7th Feb 10 at 18:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cracking progress

i had similar trouble with battery cage too.

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Nick-S
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9th Feb 10 at 14:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

^ they look expensive! and awesome
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parp - engine not at its greatest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG9A6vrf-T4
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Oh dear, I see Hydrasun tape around those hoses. Terrible company...
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its hoses..... thats all... hoses! Simple stuff.
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Hydrasun are good for their hoses and fittings?

see what you mean about the noise that engine makes..... doesnt sound healthy!!
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11th Feb 10 at 18:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

aye aye,

Some Q's about the EXE TC front top mounts. I have fitted them acording to what I would think would give most castor. Are the markings on the top mount supposed to mount at certain directions to aid future adjustment?



Its just on and nipped up just now, will need to remove the strut brace as the threads on the top mounts arent long enough for me to comfortably use the OE strutbrace. Thread is only about 3/4 through the nut.

anyway

RightRear

on no probs, just a big of the usual jiggery pokery to get things to line up.






Rear Left - EXE TC put the strut together with the wrong topmount Quick phone call confirmed it to be for a newerage impreza (wider bolt pattern). Should have the right one soon.




Front Right

On, and nipped up till I decide what to do with top mount, and remove strutbrace.







Will do the front left tomorrow.

Some brake dust from the weekend. Taking it easy then





Wired up the wee battery and junked the OE one that seems to have been leaking and rusting away the tray!








Thats all for today.
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12th Feb 10 at 17:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

New top mount arrived from EXE TC - super fast turn around makes up for their mistake Thanks to Simon at Wallace for swapping them over - dont have a 26mm socket and air gun lying around

You can see the old one has a wider bolt pattern (on right)



All struts on and tighted, lines clipped - just need to have a look at ride heights.






PORN sticker



Old TEIN HR's (anyone want them)




DENTS.... Fixed one dent I made when rolling the rear arches. Gave the lip and upwards belt with a rubber mallet and out it popped, but i still have this one in the rear pas side piller. Any idea for sorting it out?

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13th Feb 10 at 12:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

See if you hit/punch to the left of the dent, it may pop it back out, i've done this on a few cars.

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