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    Quote Originally Posted by SPEEDCORE View Post
    Nice work on the doors!
    And the carbon roof.
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    Yes i did put it in the wall on the slowest corner. Trying to get the power on early for a quick run down the straight. But it went sideways when i had 2 wheels on the extreme edge of the track. So then i was on the grass and it wouldn't stop. It was only a light hit, but it bent the lower a arm.


    The doors come up good. I am happy with them, they are really light, fit well. and open and close as per original.
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    I actually make the roofs and sell them. The new cars will have more carbon fibre than you can poke a left foot at.

    The fun part will be making the wide body moulds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
    The fun part will be making the wide body moulds.
    Cool. I presume something more upmarket than just a bolt on group c / a9x torana type flare job? Fully integrated into/replacing the front guards?

    How wide rubber are you planning to run, or is it mainly to increase track?
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    I am making these guards


    We wil be running lightweight 15x9's with 225's to start with. But we may be able to get 275's later. With possibly a 30mm spacer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
    Here are some pics for ya........

    A pic from sandown, last corner at the end of the back straight.




    Im not sure on the car but didnt you put this into the wall ( lightly ) at a wrx club event at sandown last year ? , sorry if its the wrong car / driver .

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    Back then the car was very unpredictable making it hard to drive consistantly. It had coilovers in the front with about 1" droop and lowered springs on standard shocks on the rear with about 8"'s of droop. And a viscous diff which would sometimes work, and other times would just spin one wheel. Since changing the coiolovers to a set of new matching ones and installing the torsen i haven't come of yet. Touch wood. Now when it feels like you have pushed it too far, you can get it back. No way you could do that before.
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    Looking good! Glad you found the forum, not sure if it was from my sig on the mxfag forum!??

    I'm on the waiting list for a hardtop.. by waiting list i mean i'm waiting until i can afford it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
    Back then the car was very unpredictable making it hard to drive consistantly. It had coilovers in the front with about 1" droop and lowered springs on standard shocks on the rear with about 8"'s of droop. And a viscous diff which would sometimes work, and other times would just spin one wheel. Since changing the coiolovers to a set of new matching ones and installing the torsen i haven't come of yet. Touch wood. Now when it feels like you have pushed it too far, you can get it back. No way you could do that before.
    Are you going to be doing the VicWRX track day on the 27th?
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    No, i will be going to the aroca day on the 3rd of july at phillip island. Need to give the old motor a quick freshen up and pull out the stock motor that is in it. Hopefully i will have it done by then. Should be good for 1:47's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorge View Post
    Looking good! Glad you found the forum, not sure if it was from my sig on the mxfag forum!??

    I'm on the waiting list for a hardtop.. by waiting list i mean i'm waiting until i can afford it..
    I am making 6 new ones in my spare time in the next couple of weeks. 2 for the new cars, 2 for james @ mx5centre, and 2 to sell. Still have to mould the spoilers and flares i have, and strip the red nb. Always plenty to do around here.
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    Still have mould for carbon doors?
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    Yep.
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    What kinda $$ are the lid and swinging panels?
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    Hardtop is $900 bare and $1450 fully assembled with lexan window, lower rubber, side window rubbers, lazer cut brackets and fastners.

    Doors are $1250 each - assembled with holes drilled/cut. Extra $100 each for window frames and lexan window.

    Clear coat is $200 for the hardtop and $200 for a pair of doors.

    I can also do carbon/kevlar combination too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Still have mould for carbon doors?
    Didn't you sell your mx5?

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    Yes I did sell an Mx5
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    I started getting the NB ready for the cage last night. Started at 8.00pm and finished ripping out the softtop, interior and boot by 11.00pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
    Hardtop is $900 bare and $1450 fully assembled with lexan window, lower rubber, side window rubbers, lazer cut brackets and fastners.

    Doors are $1250 each - assembled with holes drilled/cut. Extra $100 each for window frames and lexan window.

    Clear coat is $200 for the hardtop and $200 for a pair of doors.

    I can also do carbon/kevlar combination too.
    That's pretty good. I suggested a mate shoot you a line, we're starting on a time attack MX5 later this year once he sells his other cars and getting you to take care of the panels/aero would save a huge amount of hassle.
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    Buy an NB, i will have all panels for it. I only have the doors for the NA model. You could use all the front NB panels on an NA though.
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    At 450hp you will need to spend big $$ on the drive train.

    I have gone through 3 gearboxes and a diff and my turbo mx5 race car only has about 250hp at the rears. Also will need to look at drive shafts.

    Interested to see how it all pans out.

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    I have never broken anything except synchros, and that was my fault. I have 200rwhp and everything on my car was 20yrs old except the motor until recently. Maybe because it breaks traction instead of breaking parts.
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    No question. Slicks put a lot of strain on the drive train that isn't there with semi slicks.
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    In time attack you can only run semi's. Pretty much the only rule except the car has to be a production car.
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    And it has to have a roughly standard floorpan. I.e. profi's excel is out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    And it has to have a roughly standard floorpan. I.e. profi's excel is out.
    so no time attacks for me.
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    What the... is a profi's excel????????????
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    i worked it out, so what have you done to the excel?
    Last edited by lightyear; 08-06-10 at 05:48 PM.
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    No floor pan what so ever.... any chance to run a time attack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    And it has to have a roughly standard floorpan. I.e. profi's excel is out.
    I wonder what they would think of my floor pan mods? It is stock chassis from the front to the old rear seat line.

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