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Re: Freakynami's [Actual] build...

Postby ChrisS » 07 Jul 2018, 00:36

No lids to keep the funnel webs out?? :D

It's always good to have a tidy isn't it.

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Postby freakynami » 07 Jul 2018, 00:43

ChrisS wrote:No lids to keep the funnel webs out?? :D

Nah, it's the redbacks I've gotta watch out for ;) 8x bug bombs every three months keeps them at bay!

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Postby rennkafer » 08 Jul 2018, 12:31

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ChrisS wrote:No lids to keep the funnel webs out?? :D

Nah, it's the redbacks I've gotta watch out for ;) 8x bug bombs every three months keeps them at bay!


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Postby freakynami » 10 Jul 2018, 04:04

These were collected from the powder coater today, very nice finish.
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AU$66, US$49 for the finishing, I still don't know how much for the media blasting as the guy won't return my calls trying to pay him!!!
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Postby ChrisS » 10 Jul 2018, 11:10

They came up nicely. Price sounds OK to me - large parts like that take longer to heat.

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Postby freakynami » 18 Jul 2018, 16:22

ChrisS wrote:They came up nicely. Price sounds OK to me - large parts like that take longer to heat.

Yes, I'm very happy with both the finish and the price, and the garnet blasting was another AU$20.

No visits to the shed for a little bit (work and a quick holiday this last weekend), but I've been hatching a plan to get over a stumbling block with the drivers seat slides, that involves cutting some brackets off the chassis (first time!) and a do-over to a much simpler and more sturdy design. I've never been happy with the seat slides from the cheap chinese racing seats I had kicking around in the shed, and trying to get them to play turned into a dead horse flogging exercise. Moving on, I've got a set of slides from a Mitsubishi Mirage (Colt), again, that I had in the shed already. It's all in the CAD and working nicely, so next time I'm in the shed those should get some action.

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Postby Midlana1 » 18 Jul 2018, 17:48

Good to here at least one build is progressing!

When I had dinner with the ex-Lotus engineer, he asked how many cars have been built. I had to say, "oh, maybe 20, but no one's on the road yet."

Someday that will change!

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Postby freakynami » 18 Jul 2018, 18:21

I originally said 7 years was my aim, but I've always said I'm not working to a schedule as the journey IS the destination for me. In a way I'd like to keep building and never stop, but I'm okay with finishing it, then starting on the upgrades!!! :lol:

It looks like I started in January 2015, so yeah, I'm still on track to finish around 2021!

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Postby freakynami » 02 Aug 2018, 04:07

Rear lights have arrived.
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They all look the same! But powered, there are red marker lamps, that get brighter as brake lights, amber turn, and clear reversing.
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First stab at roughly where they might work. The car is quite narrow so the turn signals have to be this far outboard to comply with ADRs, but the brake lights only have a vertical position, which they are fine for.
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Re: Freakynami's [Actual] build...

Postby Midlana1 » 03 Aug 2018, 16:40

I've seen (in some long-since forgotten thread) round LED taillights like that, but they have rings of lights for different functions, stop, turn, and running lights. If you can find them, it would be a way to reduce the number of required assemblies.


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