richard

e36 racecar

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4 hours ago, gjm said:

Makes space under the back of the car, smooths airflow, or... Something else? I can see some benefits but just checking I've not missed anything!

Richard - what size rims (including offset) are you running?

More room for Aston Martin mufflers! ;)

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wheels are

18x10j offset +20

I also have 17mm spaces

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1 hour ago, aja540i said:

More room for Aston Martin mufflers! ;)

NO mufflers straight pipes turned out by rear wheels

 

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On 11/16/2016 at 11:24 AM, gjm said:

Makes space under the back of the car, smooths airflow, or... Something else? I can see some benefits but just checking I've not missed anything!

Richard - what size rims (including offset) are you running?

exhaust space and makes changing the diff so easy too. 

 

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update:

So had to widen the guards from felony form by 35 mm over their  std 45mm to a total 80mm not ideal but have chosen function over fashion. Still have to do the fronts but I'm wanting for front bumper to make my finale decision on how they will be formed. These won't be everyone's cup of tea but hay, its mine.

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should have just put on some stretched tyres and more camber :ph34r:

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red

 

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Today after work I decided to check the water hoses on the engine and look for way to hook up the expansion tank.

The hose from the back of the head was the first to come off and to my surprise found this inside, have no idea how it got there.

Then gave the rest the squeeze test had a fail so have decided to replace the lot.

 

 

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That interior pic is awesome

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Yea, Red sure shows more than Green.

Red and something ....Black is my pick at the moment or maybe dark gun metalgrey on all the other panels

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Update.

Been a bit slow over the last couple of weeks.

Fitting off the brakes from peddle box to the front brake lines and where it meets the rear lines. Running the lines through the bulkhead and tiding it up. I've used lots of braided lines as the peddle box is adjustable not the drivers seat. Fitted a pressure switch for brake lights.

Expansion tank install in the water system, I plumbed this into what was the heater inlet and return.

Oil cooler.

Radiator'

power steering pump and lines.

Ready for liquid's , If all goes well I may even have it running over the weekend.

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mate, that's trick.  love the bottom-pivot pedal box.  Dr Porsche 'got it' decades ago.

 

need mored detail pics of your pedal box, want to see the adjustment mechanism.

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17 hours ago, Olaf said:

 

need mored detail pics of your pedal box, want to see the adjustment mechanism.

Nothing to special just some box steel with holes drilled and taped  every 25 mm x 5 and held down with some bolts.

you can kind of see it in this pic

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she lives,

the real credit goes to Ray at HELBM. I just reconnected.

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E36 wide body kit arrived today.

after 4 months of waiting I saved about 76kgs over standard bare body parts.( No glass , door latches, locks ) .

Biggest problem was getting it over the customs line and the TAX that DHL charge.

 

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This just gets better and better

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and costs more and more.

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stuff I don't need

 

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That's a lot of wires....

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Just now, Garett said:

That's a lot of wires....

That's a lot less wires. :)

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6 hours ago, richard said:

stuff I don't need

 

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What do you reckon that lot weighs?

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on the fish scales 11.5kgs, but like all fish stories maybe a little heaver than really is..:ph34r::ph34r:.

 

on a different note I'm filling up the gearbox and manufactures guide says ATF, is there a better product for racing application...   

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7 hours ago, richard said:

on the fish scales 11.5kgs, but like all fish stories maybe a little heaver than really is..:ph34r::ph34r:.

 

on a different note I'm filling up the gearbox and manufactures guide says ATF, is there a better product for racing application...   

Kayne Barrie would be a good person to ask.

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