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Post by philhoward » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:46 am

I was obviously too subtle in my sarcasm - I couldn’t see you tarnishing this build with some Ripspeed tat.

Must use more smileys :mrgreen:


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Post by BigBobPilot » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:14 am

No, I got it. I just thought I'd make my position clear!


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:50 pm

I reckon one of these would look 'tiddly' fitted to door shell so covers exhaust stub when door closed? :wink:
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sorry a bit fuzzy, but best I could find . . . . .

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Post by BigBobPilot » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:32 pm

That took me a while to figure out what I was looking at, for any one else who was feeling as dim as me, see below (1F).
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I don't suppose the CA18DET has been compared (however tenuous) to a Rolls Royce Merlin before!


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:08 pm

given the BBP 'handle' I was looking for an image of the 1E bottom type as I thought it was 'better looking' but couldn't find any . . . ..

but maybe given the shortage of exhaust pipe and (potential) fire-breathing then maybe 1E top version would fit in with correct motor sport regulations ? ? ?? :lol:


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Post by BigBobPilot » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:08 am

I've got a flashy new wheel, just one mind.
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A guy at work gave me this MX5 spare wheel. My plan is to have a set of skinny (standard size) wheels for the car to sit on in winter, so the race wheels & tyres can be removed & stored properly. Also the front & rear wings can come off so it takes up less space in the garage. The tyres on there at the moment are used tyres that I bought for the build, so I could get the ride height & clearances all right. However, the diameter of the MX5 spare is too small, here it is against the race wheel:
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It's 35mm too small on the diameter, which is quite a lot when the (final) ride height is only going to be around the 75 - 90mm mark.

So, is anyone intersted in a swap? I'm after a set of 4 off 13" or 14" SS1 steel wheels with standard size tyres of any condition, as long as they hold air. In return, I've got a set of 4 KN Aztec wheels 15 x 7J with 5" backspace. These were on the car when I bought it. They have some old Yokohama A048 tyres 205/50 x 15. They don't have the centre caps and could do with some refurbishment, see below:
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Post by reliant-reviver » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:04 am

Come this way good sir.....

I have a spare set of 13 in steels with tyres holding air if that would suit.


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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:15 am

Are you after a swap RR, or offering the opportunity of a purchase?


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:33 am

Feel a straight swap would leave you a little short in the bargain, but I am certainly interested in the 15's in some sort of exchange. PM inbound


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