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post Aug 27 2012, 04:53 PM
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Now just a thought before it get's hung up on the wall of waste??
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Just kidding!!
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post Aug 28 2012, 09:04 AM
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Hey, how 'bout twin engine now that you have a proper bonnet for it??!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mueba.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolling.gif)
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post Aug 29 2012, 01:32 AM
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Oh db9146, stop playin with me!! Actually the thought hadn't occurred to me until you mentioned it. What did you have in mind??no, no, no. just disregard the last question. But hypothetically possible if one were to use a spaceframe and extend panelwork to suit. Oops gota go, I hear the doctors coming to get me.
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post Aug 31 2012, 11:52 PM
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The boys have been modifying engine stands to form a rotisserie so the welds and other engineering work will be easier. This week should see a big push to get the cage more complete and all the body tie points welded in

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As soon as the car's ready to go on the rotisserie, the engine and trans will come out once more. I have a couple of upgrades to do on the fuel rail and install the LSD



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post Sep 4 2012, 01:11 AM
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A visit to the UCOL Workshop was in order this morning. The Guys have been busy on the roll cage, having made the main hoop and the two forward laterals

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We ( that is the collective We, of me, myself and I ) have decided to run with the original roof structure, so have made the cage fit under the roofline. We ( being all the others and probably excluding the other "We" that was previously mentioned) may end up making a steel or composite roof later on in the project.

I think all the guys are really starting to get into the build


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At least with his hands in his pockets he won"t cut any more of the car away!!!!
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post Sep 5 2012, 03:21 AM
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A bit more space was needed to carry on with the cage. Luckily the engine mount and gearbox mount bolts can almost undo themselves on command now

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Sometimes, three heads are better than one


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but they forgot to ask me!!!

Patches on the chassis rail have come up well


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post Sep 5 2012, 05:17 AM
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This is not a novel way to attach sponsorship but a really good use of old signage. Cut it up for a bulkhead template
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post Sep 5 2012, 05:23 AM
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Finally the pork, oops I mean Porsche is on the spit (rotisserie)


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Nobody better light a fire under it !
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post Sep 12 2012, 12:44 AM
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I dropped in today to deliver the radiator fans and found the tutor showing off the new reverse motors!!
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then he showed me what they were really doing back there. Welding in the rear tower supports


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post Sep 13 2012, 04:08 AM
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following the welding, the welds are inspected to ensure standards are met. It's great to see the guys have taken in all thats been taught in the welding classes


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After a little trimming, the twin fan and shroud arrangement looks right at home. These should suck harder than ... I mean cool very efficiently. We are waiting for a bonnet vent to arrive before the final placement of the radiator mount

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We will also be drawing air into the front of the radiator via a new hole in the front panel that will be sealed to the fibreglass front but first will have to fill the hole underneath where the air con radiator was.


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post Sep 19 2012, 03:43 AM
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I know I have already briefed you all about the front brakes but as they say "a photo or three is worth a thousand words" So I thought I could show you guys a comparison of the 914 rotor and caliper against the new setup. The tracks here have some fairly high speed straights going into tight turns so brakes do take a bit of a hammering. I'm reasonably confident that If i use the right compound pads this setup will give good stopping power.
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If anyone has used something similar and found any problems being able to get them set up, I welcome feedback


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post Sep 28 2012, 07:19 AM
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I thought I would keep away from the workshop and give the guys a chance to progress with a few things. I purchased a bonnet vent last week that will let all the heat out of the radiator and flow over the roof section. This will help the aero by providing a separation layer of faster moving warm air that the cold, dense and thereby slower air that would cause drag, to surf over top of Attached Image

I called in today to get some updates and saw the vent trial fitted


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This is looking just the part
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post Sep 28 2012, 05:45 PM
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Sometimes it can be a bit of a balancing act to get things done!!!!

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and in this case we had to balance the fact that we needed to get the front on for some repairs to continue, with the fact that the front of the car was suspended by the rotisserie

A drum roll please!!
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post Sep 29 2012, 01:18 AM
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If you're keen eyed you will notice there's no cage in it now. That's because we are working on the rear bulkhead. In every 914 there is a great possibility of secrets coming out like this
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yep 52 individual holes from a previous repair stateside. Each one had to be filled and then will be paneled and filed to finish!!!. It's not a resto but you might as well do the job properly if you're going to do it at all
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post Sep 29 2012, 03:53 AM
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Imagine the time it took to create all those holes. I reckon it was probably about the same amount of time that it would take to remove the door trim!!!

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post Sep 29 2012, 09:45 PM
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QUOTE (returf @ Sep 29 2012, 01:18 AM) *
In every 914 there is a great possibility of secrets coming out like this

More often than not, for sure. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)


The front end mockup looks good! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Sep 29 2012, 11:42 PM
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Well RacerChris, at least one door out of the two doors was good. And after looking through a lot of other posts both here and 914 World, I see that my car is pretty sound structurally. admittedly it has had a biff previously, but rustwise would be harder to deal with!!

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post Oct 1 2012, 01:18 AM
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Given that we have modified the trailing arms, we decided to strengthen the mounting points. Here is the pattern being made
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and here it is tacked in position


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post Oct 1 2012, 10:29 AM
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Thats a little bit like pieces of a kit I sell to reinforce the rear pickup points.
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post Oct 1 2012, 10:33 AM
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QUOTE (Racer Chris @ Oct 1 2012, 10:29 AM) *
Thats a little bit like pieces of a kit I sell to reinforce the rear pickup points.

I took the idea a little further though and include a gusset at the front of the console.
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