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    That won't meet zee standards lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor ed View Post
    At 1st glance I thought the stroller was a larger novelty helmet.

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    Well outta nowhere some guy sends me an email (German bloke, but in English), saying he'd like to use my car to practice installing an A20NFT motor... Basically a 2010 ish high compression direct injection 2L turbo, making 280hp std out of the box. Bit of ecu tweaking to 320. It's a square bore stroke, full time,vvti, quite rev happy.

    He's planning on commercially offering the conversion, has done it once, but wants to play with the wiring for the canbus bullshit. Price is stupid cheap for the lot, considering I'm a wiring retard, plus he'd do the TV certification in it. ... I have to say I'm very very tempted

    Plus the supercharger manifold still fits the head
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    "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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    hmm

    crazy german bloke doing a HP matched conversion for you for cheap
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    bong resin fueled twin charge headfuck

    hmmmm
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    Good price plus much reduced head fuckery.....seems an easy decision to me
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    Sc + manifold still fit the engine too though... So not completly writing off the old plan.

    But certainly becomes a little irrelevant in the short / medium term. I'll keep the bits around in case

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justengt4 View Post
    Good price plus much reduced head fuckery.....seems an easy decision to me
    I endorse this direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor ed View Post
    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.
    Have you ever driven a small car testing two different weight sets of wheels back to back? I've gone through a lot of sets of wheels on my MX5 and you genuinely can feel a big difference between them if theres 1+ kg difference, even down to how much throttle and clutch slip you need taking off from a standing start. The Lotus guys might get a bit carried away with it, but I wouldn't discount the benefits because of that
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    No, never actually tested it back to back, can only recite you the theory behind it.

    Problem is... In DE most 'good wheels' i.e. wide and light, aren't TV certified, they're literally 'track only'. I'm looking at 8" front and 9" rears, and whilst there are some certified options available, cost is +++ and for that money id rather just get it up and running with the heavier wheels first, and perhaps leave that to upgrading in the future.

    getting oem bmw wheels through will be relatively easy. It's nice to just not have to think about yet another paperwork chase getting them through.
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    And not to self:
    M32 6sp gearbox specs:
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    oh, look, its a flying brick

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    oh, and in other news, i reckon i can mount R34 4door rear lights to this thing to un-gay it a bit. super important, i know.
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    "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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    gtr tail lights

    plus a bit of quick aero just to test in cfd to see kinda where it lands

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Duckworth View Post
    "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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    so comparison pics with a relatively big diffuser, with and without a wing.

    essentially the diffuser really, really needs the wing to pump properly.

    with wing (actually not bad despite the engine cover area)

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    without wing (flow is less draggy, but without the wing the diffuser really doesn't do much)

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    and finally... how badly can you flow a wing? about this bad! coupe back, massive wing, something something....

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    Last edited by doctor ed; 15-01-16 at 12:28 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Duckworth View Post
    "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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    Why not use OEM VX220 wheels?

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    because theyre 5.5" wide
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    "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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    ah. duh.

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    so i gots me a gearbox...

    Z22YH Zafira B 2.2L 6 Speed Gearbox
    close(est) ratio box i could find. 3.83 diff

    gear:
    1. 3,818
    2. 2,158
    3. 1,475
    4. 1,067
    5. 0,875
    6. 0,744
    R. 3,545

    final diff ratio:
    3,833

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    also jumped on a group buy of custom made adjustable 1" front sway bars

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    and opportunistically snatched this M62 (reconditioned, looks like new) with manifold (including laminova cores)

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    Last edited by doctor ed; 31-01-16 at 11:54 PM.
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    "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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    any pics of the laminova setup? I've always been curious about them but never could sit down long enough to engage the brain to actually think they work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Duckworth View Post
    "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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    Quote Originally Posted by kedderz View Post
    any pics of the laminova setup? I've always been curious about them but never could sit down long enough to engage the brain to actually think they work?
    Massive surface area...both for flow and heat exchange contact....pretty amazing things. I have a bunch of cores I wanted to use under the twinscrew SC but couldn't deal with the height needed. They are in the parts 'store' saved for some future project
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    Poo just got tangible

    Secured 50sqm in an unused rural factory about 15mins away. Middle of nowhere, no one onsite, no neighbours. Owner is happy with angle grinder at 3am, big concrete slab outside, and unused Tarmac road winding through the countryside at the gate.

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    Still trying to secure that donor car from the UK tho...
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    Rockig horse shit....

    Lotus Europa OEM driveshafts and engine mounts found, and cheap!
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    with a little assistance from my labour pool... and voila... mobile dolly. The jack stands were wayyy too dangerous, mostly as the chassis is so light. No way I was working on it as it stood before.

    Got myself a nice seat I'll start setting up the interior around, and now stable enough to facillitate broom-broom noises

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    I love Germany, try finding a shed like that in Brisbane for fuckall! Lol
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    parts forage continues...

    Mirco RS2 FIA Compliant - built for big bastards

    now just need to see how i can shoehorn that into the lotus chassis, not a fuckload of space in there. but im the driver, so fuck everything else, Ill make it fit, and ill make it comfortable. If the pass ends up sitting on a milk crate squished in the footwell, so be it!

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    ensure TuV milkcrate please

    on second pic of dolly - thought it was for you sit/lie on around the car - didnt realise it was for the whole car. needed nokia for scale
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    The car is tiny! Excusable mistake

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    I've spent prob 10 hours working on this car so far, and about 5mins of that was with a socket or other proper tool, the rest with these two fuckers.

    Seriously, I love Sikaflex, just not in the disassembly phase

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Duckworth View Post
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    Yikes, did it really require that degree of disassembly? Not a tiny bit concerned about gluing it back together?

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    Crashbox at the front was fucked, that's designed to be replaceable
    Didn't realise it at first, but the windscreen surround was busted. Manual says disassembly is "doable but not worthwhile"... Me and mr breadknife disagreed.
    Now taking out the roll bar (undecided whether to just put a diagonal in what's there, or go the whole shebang). Happily he rollbar is less of a headfuck compared to the windscreen, as it's just the rear firewall glued to it. Putting that back in will be easy.
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