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 Post subject: Re: my clubman
PostPosted: October 8, 2016, 5:04 pm 
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Boris, just wondering what spring rate you are running on the rear of the car? I think our weights should be pretty close.

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PostPosted: October 10, 2016, 3:54 am 
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300 lb but have not done any tuning of suspension bloke
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PostPosted: October 13, 2016, 2:25 pm 
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rx7locost wrote:
Nice doors. I had a similar idea for the hinges. The door doesn't need to be held open wile entering/ exiting. Your latch is about as simple as it comes.


Feh. I was stuck between "take it off and lay it on the ground" and "conventional hinges with latch at back of door." Boris's design is *much* better than anything I came up with.


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PostPosted: October 13, 2016, 3:30 pm 
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the door works a treat you can have steering wheel set up high or low with no interference to you hands, i made it like that as a mate made a bet that i could not get it to open with the side mirrors
on the scuttle. will now make the wind deflector wrap around on the doors a little to match the scuttle deflector.
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 Post subject: Re: my clubman
PostPosted: October 17, 2016, 3:23 pm 
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made a trial side wind deflector out of scrap last night
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PostPosted: October 17, 2016, 3:55 pm 
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I have a question or two about the wind screen.

Just how much air pressure is on those wind screens? I must use auto windshield glass (no lexan) due to local laws, and trying to get a handle on just how much "weight" will be exerted on this setup.

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PostPosted: October 18, 2016, 3:59 am 
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not sure of the pressure but have had the car on the trak and on one main straight it was just under 260 klm per hour
or in mph around 150mph did not notice any distorsion
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PostPosted: October 18, 2016, 10:37 am 
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Job very well done. It's distinctive in a very good way. One little question: Do you have issues with your elbows banging the doors? The Locosts that I've driven seem to end up with my elbows hanging out the sides.


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PostPosted: October 18, 2016, 3:07 pm 
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no it is not to bad a little tight at the shoulder but other than that it is o/k
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PostPosted: October 21, 2016, 5:12 am 
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finished side screen
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PostPosted: October 21, 2016, 10:31 am 
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That is pretty darned cool!

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PostPosted: October 24, 2016, 4:17 am 
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all done had to heat them up to make them sit in line with front screen
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PostPosted: October 24, 2016, 1:39 pm 
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Boris, your build is a beauty. Lots of inspiration and ideas to borrow. :cheers:

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PostPosted: October 24, 2016, 2:20 pm 
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If a Lotus 7 type could ever look sleek and stay faithful to the original lines Boris has achieved it! Looking sweet!

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PostPosted: October 24, 2016, 3:24 pm 
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thanks Larry have a new alloy nose section on the go at the moment.
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