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    5min of serenity update...

    Hacked all the fucked-up bits off. Panel beat out the dings as far as I could, confirmed all the important mounting points etc are true (yay). Sikaflex'd/riveted some alloy angle to improve the cosmetics (and conveniently provided a structural mounting lip for the front splitter).

    Regarding the brakes, I ended up buying the rear tesla uprights and rotors (308mm). As well as a complete set of new 308mm rotors all round. As mentioned, will just use the stand calipers for now (also picked up an OEM looking - obviously isn't, but looks it - front caliper spacer bracket to suit the 308s).

    also got a bit carried away doing a bit of Xmas gift shopping for myself...

    One m62 supercharger with built in bypass etc, one lsj supercharger manifold (with laminovas) to suit, one Saab b207e head.

    And being stubborn... I'm going to twin charge it, fuck it! 440hp 2.2l. K.thx.bi. I know I'm going about this all the wrong ways, but yeah, you get that. It's fun, I'm enjoying it. That's the point I reckon
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    could of at least got a modern blower, a TVS900 (harrop HTV900) would probably work well on a twin charged 2.0
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    M62 comes with a 'bolt on' manifold that is elegantly packaged. From a simplicity (irony!) point if view, difficult to argue with
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    i think im spoilt by PF

    its only after joining other forums and realising what crap cascasdes out the mouth of some, and how circlejerk reacharound-ness just self perpetuates in a heirachy of post-count posturing, that im reminded how refreshingly normal you cunts all are, and how refreshingly self regulated PF is.

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    Lol this is fucking winning. I have not much technical comments to make other than : mach dass mal, schnell! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor ed View Post
    i think im spoilt by PF

    its only after joining other forums and realising what crap cascasdes out the mouth of some, and how circlejerk reacharound-ness just self perpetuates in a heirachy of post-count posturing, that im reminded how refreshingly normal you cunts all are, and how refreshingly self regulated PF is.

    so you checked out the lotus forums, huh?

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    awesome. this will be cool. watching +eleventy
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    Currently trying to establish with Mr TV whether they'll allow/certify this widebody...

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    Add an exige hardtop roof with scoop, and I reckon that'd look awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor ed View Post
    Currently trying to establish with Mr TV whether they'll allow/certify this widebody...

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    Add an exige hardtop roof with scoop, and I reckon that'd look awesome.
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    Looks like shit from the back, but I'll work on that

    Edit, plus I seem to be gravitating towards white...

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    Jesus, zee Churman's make this tough.

    Basically, according to mr TV, I need a formal material assessment/certification of the fiberglass. Strength, deflection, impact absorption, shatter characteristics, burn/flame speed.

    Now after much headfuckery I've found a ISO certified fiberglass product manufacturer who have managed to produce a "standard" fiberglass technique, which if followed will produce a panel that meets the TV criteria, and has the needed certificates/stamps.

    I just need to convince the guys with the mold to use the necessary products, and follow the required layering technique, and then give me a letter to say the parts were made according to process XYZ and fulfil the criteria of the given TV certificate.

    Like I said, headfuck, but worthwhile if this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor ed View Post
    Jesus, zee Churman's make this tough.

    Basically, according to mr TV, I need a formal material assessment/certification of the fiberglass. Strength, deflection, impact absorption, shatter characteristics, burn/flame speed.

    Now after much headfuckery I've found a ISO certified fiberglass product manufacturer who have managed to produce a "standard" fiberglass technique, which if followed will produce a panel that meets the TV criteria, and has the needed certificates/stamps.

    I just need to convince the guys with the mold to use the necessary products, and follow the required layering technique, and then give me a letter to say the parts were made according to process XYZ and fulfil the criteria of the given TV certificate.

    Like I said, headfuck, but worthwhile if this works.

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    Bloody hell! My head is done in just reading it.

    Odds are it wont be cheap. Fingers crossed.
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    Well hopefully not. Essentially I just need to buy the specific matt and resin from this R&G company, which alone isn't too exxy. Then the glassing guys need to lay it up according to the certificate (which is easy enough... 5 layers each at 45deg to the last). Then they need to put it in writing that XYZ resin/matt/technique was used as per the given certificate blah blah blah.

    Just means the fiberglass guys need to alter their materials and technique for one set of panels. Should add toooo much cost (I hope!).
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    Trust ze Churman's to require an ISO accredited technique. As you say "worthwhile if this works". I like the storm trooper look but the roof needs something to break up flatness, a scoop will be perfect. Thanks for all the techie techie info.
    Are you thinking about optimising the track characteristics with the widebody? Does the TUV furor have concerns about track widening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor ed View Post
    Currently trying to establish with Mr TV whether they'll allow/certify this widebody...

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    Fuck. Yes.

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    I'm very limited in what I can do with the length of suspension members, and can't use dropped/offset uprights tec, so scope for 'optimizing the track' is pretty limited to be honest.

    I can play with the steering rack position, and the steering knuckle size and offset though, but that's something I'd need to figure out once the thing is driving.

    Generally speaking, front and rear track increase is the same, so no change in ratio, so change in lateral load transfer should be similar/same front/rear. The front are getting several extras inches of tyre, plus I'll modify the uprights to dial in an extra deg of camber. Caster I'll max out but are stuck with std range. basically, i hope the front end will simply have more grip, and stay tending to understeer.

    If it behaves like my gokart did when I pushed out front the scrub radius, I'll be pretty happy

    TV - this seems to be an area they don't get too stressed about. As long as nothing scrubs, the steering has full range (and nothing scrubs), the wheel arches offer proper coverage, and the wheels and spacers are all certified/approved, I think it'll be fine. One downside - i think I'll be using OEM bmw e39 wheels. They're a known quantity, are certified, and are normally used on a car twice as heavy... But they themselves are quite heavy too. Lotus people seem to jerk-off to wheel weights, and the 9kg range is where most play. These things are like 10-11kg... I'll be escorted out of lotus land for such a breech of philosophy.
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    Whilst in Syd this week, thought I'd swing past nepean bolt master, and get myself some fasteners for all the suspension members...

    Holy shit I love the industrial areas of western Syd. You can literally get everything. in comparison, it's so hard to find a retail industrial supply place in Germany where you can just walk in with a shopping list of bolt sizes by the 1s and 2s, and walk out with a bag full of various 12.9s all to the right length.

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    u pimpin yourself or just family visit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Duckworth View Post
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    Would like to catch up but ballz deep in a rennovation and at the mercy of the old boys time schedule all weekend. Will u have much spare time?
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    All good. Literally at the airport now on the way to euroland (free business upgrade to Dubai ftmfw!)

    Only worked over NY, spent the last week with mum. She's doing pretty good all things considered. Didn't really try to catch up with anyone, as wanted to just have some down time at home. Back in February again though. Pimp suit on, be will have a bit of time to catch up

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    No worries mate safe trip
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor ed View Post
    Well hopefully not. Essentially I just need to buy the specific matt and resin from this R&G company, which alone isn't too exxy. Then the glassing guys need to lay it up according to the certificate (which is easy enough... 5 layers each at 45deg to the last). Then they need to put it in writing that XYZ resin/matt/technique was used as per the given certificate blah blah blah.

    Just means the fiberglass guys need to alter their materials and technique for one set of panels. Should add toooo much cost (I hope!).
    To their benefit, their mould will then be easily certifiable in the vaterland so hopefully they don't sting you much extra as they are getting benefit too.

    Roof needs more Dachgepcktrger :-)
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    My thoughts exactly.

    I'm talking to them through a third person though, and they're in Lithuania, so not sure how many fucks they give.

    Hopefully they see the light

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