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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:22 pm

Cool


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:09 pm

agreed, looks good


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Post by heathsabre » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:16 pm

It still looks lovely.


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Post by turbster » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:39 pm

heathsabre wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:16 pm
It still looks lovely.
It does, just need to get some nice wheels back on it instead of the old steelies!


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Post by scimmy ben » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:35 pm

turbster wrote:
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I’ll probably paint the intercooler black and fit some kind of grille on there to protect it..
paint it black and stick on white number plate characters like the prisoner lotus 7 - two functions in one :)

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Post by turbster » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:50 pm

scimmy ben wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:35 pm
turbster wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:10 pm
I’ll probably paint the intercooler black and fit some kind of grille on there to protect it..
paint it black and stick on white number plate characters like the prisoner lotus 7 - two functions in one :)

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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:23 pm

I did that years ago :mrgreen:
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Post by turbster » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:05 pm

I did it on my TVR race car and ended up removing them in a desperate attempt to solve a cooling issue... Surprisingly it didn’t make a bit of difference 😂
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Post by turbster » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:37 pm

So the next issue was the massive hole where the footwell/bulkhead used to be on the passenger side..

I’d already cut the old one away to a point where I could
access the join when I glass the new section in. A bit of cardboard engineering and I came up with these..
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And a new floor section..
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Over matting the thin sections on both sides to form the basic shape left me with this..
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Which I then joined to the body and luckily all the measurement were good and it fitted well to the existing body 8)
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Now to match the other side, so I built the over lapping body work up ready to paint..
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And then painted it...
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I then added some heat reflective matting and moved to the drivers side..
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Post by turbster » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:54 pm

On to the other side then, where I need clearance for the 3” downpipe out of the turbo which basically points at my feet so I need space for a tight bend which will get me into the normal exhaust area. The plan was to take no more out of the footwell than the restriction caused by the footrest. So I came up with the idea to just drop a recess in there with a squared side which would create a footrest. So the hole was marked with the engine in and cut out.
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So I just needed a shape like a fairly deep square sided tray :wink: So those who can remember will know I’ve done this trick before.. One of Home Bargains finest roasting trays as there wasn’t a suitable one in the cupboard this time!!
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So now to bond it into the hole...
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Happy with that, so finished the matting off..
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And put the engine in to make sure the necessary clearance had been achieved on both sides.. which it had 8)
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And we now have a passenger footwell.
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And a footrest sized lump on the other side.
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Engine and intercooler mounts to finish off now, then exhaust and the electrics/ecu..


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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:09 pm

Beautiful, good to see so much progress!

The (enlarged) battery tray on my GTC was a non-stick baking tray, too 8)


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Post by Corky » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:46 pm

Nice work Paul. Looking forward to seeing it on track 8)


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Post by MikeT » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:18 am

Lovely work!


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:40 am

If you saw last weeks Top Gear, the Dallara car uses this same engine albeit mildly tweaked to 400hp


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Post by turbster » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:51 am

CNHSS1 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:40 am
If you saw last weeks Top Gear, the Dallara car uses this same engine albeit mildly tweaked to 400hp
Oh I saw it 😂 big smile on my face when they said what the engine was.. similar weight too!!


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