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Post by Benc » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:47 am

Hi Dave thanks for replying all valid points I could also see that both door frames quarter lights are in different positions relative to screen/ each other so some adjustment shim could be needed.

I'd be happy if could get equal gaps on the window as drivers is touching without any seals.

More garage time :D



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Post by Benc » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:21 pm

Decided to get on with preparing the hardtop for painting first check the rear window fits
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It does 😀
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Then sanding for primer
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Can't decide on Matt / gloss black or gold



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Post by BigBobPilot » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:58 pm

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Post by Benc » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:54 pm

As car has a Matt black bonnet
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think will do HT in black similar. Think Steve C painted the bonnet in stone chip black, might do HT solid black then if get good results do bonnet to match😀
Cheers for the pics Ben👍



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Post by Corky » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:28 pm

The paint was so rough on the bonnet vents, stone chip seemed like the way to go :lol: And black does sit very well against gold.

Other option was use the gold bonnet, but that had more blisters than a roll of bubble wrap.


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Post by Benc » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:59 pm

MOT passed 13 months of enjoyment RG Classic Marques here we go :D :D :D
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Post by swoakes » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:19 pm

Nice one Ben...see you at the test day :)


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Post by Benc » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:04 pm

Cheers Steve I am a bit chuffed.
Hopefully see you at the rolling road day first. Can’t make my mind up to drive it or trailer.



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Post by swoakes » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:14 pm

Ah yes forgot about the rolling road :roll:


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Post by Corky » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:58 pm

Well done Ben 8)


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Post by Benc » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:41 pm

First event at Croft is only a month away I’ve got a couple of novice questions

1. Do I need roundals on the doors for numbers (if yes then probably prefer rectangular ones) do they need to be a certain size?
2. Staying with numbers how do you know your number for events? Do you keep the same number in CM or will it change per event
3. Does the Ti need an oil catch tank? Vent pipe goes back into turbo plumbing at present

Think that’s it for now

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Post by Nick » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:04 pm

You need numbers, advised with entry confirmation.Number will change with every event Self adhesive easiest, but will tend to remove paint over time which is why quite a few fit roundels. Demon Tweets catalogue/online easiest place to look.

You can check all this out on the test day.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:06 pm

Benc wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:41 pm
First event at Croft is only a month away I’ve got a couple of novice questions

1. Do I need roundals on the doors for numbers (if yes then probably prefer rectangular ones) do they need to be a certain size?
2. Staying with numbers how do you know your number for events? Do you keep the same number in CM or will it change per event
3. Does the Ti need an oil catch tank? Vent pipe goes back into turbo plumbing at present

Think that’s it for now

Cheers
Ben

Roundals are not needed, numbers just need to be clear. Sometimes that means using white instead of black.


Your number will be allocated by the venue in the entry list, rarely the same twice.


If the oil vent is fully rebreathing back into the intake that’s fine, if vented to atmosphere it will need to be in a catch tank.

Cheers JC


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Post by AndyM » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:19 pm

Hi Ben, sorry to hijack your post but I to have been debating the door numbers. My car is silver so I presume black numbers will show up ok for the events but was also concerned about removing paint. Could anyone tell me if the roundals are likely to pull off the paint off when they are taken off or is it the constant on/off of event numbers that causes the issues?

Hope that makes sense.



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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:26 pm

Roundals are largely “fit and don’t remove..”

When I sprinted my road GTE I didn’t fancy roundals so I used the rear side windows with white stickers.

I’m 90% sure Nick H’s old silver SS1 ran black numbers straight on the doors fine.

As has been said taking numbers on and off the doors will damage the paint long term.


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