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« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2009, 08:57:13 PM »

I thought everything got scrambled when it turned from upside down to right side up en route  wink
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« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2009, 11:16:33 PM »




The steering wheel appears to be on the wrong side...  rolleyes
Gentlemen, Gentlemen.....that steering wheel is on the RIGHT side, were it on the other side ...it would be on the left...come on ya gotta gimme that one wink
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« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2009, 12:22:59 AM »

A bunch of comedians. It's on the right side, if it was on the other side it would be on the wrong side.
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« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2009, 12:47:14 AM »

A bunch of comedians. It's on the right side, if it was on the other side it would be on the wrong side.

I can but agree  grin  wink
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« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2009, 06:59:28 AM »

Mirror of post over at DLRA forums, for those who only frequent here...

Been doing a bit of swatting up on the rulebook, and also making a bit of progress on the build too, which is a good job as the little widget thingo on my desktop tells me that it's only 78 days to go.

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The new running gear parts have been ordered and should be with me next week, the pans are already here. The body is off of the pan and the old pan halves have been cut out ready for the new ones. I've sourced the IRS components for the rear IRS conversion and have made a start by stripping the old front and rear suspension components off of the pan. Had a set of steel double banded wheels lined up but lost the guys number - D'Oh!

Next job is to get the gearbox fitted in and check clearances with the engine fitted. This will obviously require the body on, so the next week will probably involve fitting and removing the body a few times until things are sorted.

I've cut the rear valence to allow for easier engine fitting and removal and will be fitting some dzus fastners to hold this in place. This saves having to lift the car over the engine to fit it, and also provides better access to the engine for maintenance.

I've a Kirkey bucket seat on order from the states, and will be talking to CB performance tomorrow to get the induction system components sorted out. They have off the shelf plenum chambers for their own turbo kits that will suit my build perfectly and will save lots of fabricating time, although I intend to use a single throttle body rather than two 48IDA style throttle bodies they normally use. They also have a lot of other stuff that I simply cannot get locally, I just hope that they can ship it relatively quickly.

The car is booked in to have the cage made at Donegal engineering in the new year, one big prob with this is that the turnaround I've been given is about a month, which is simply too long. So I'm currently investigating other alternatives - top of my list is to see if I can buy a cage from another bug, or buy an off the shelf kit.  hopefully I will know more in the next couple of days.

Also paid a visit to the local race shop and had a look at race-wear packages - gloves + boots + suit + underwear + helmets.  Also had a look at fuel tanks, fire suppression and other such stuff. Picked up a few goodies to get on with.

The pan should be mostly finished this week, hopefully I can get it painted, assembled and rolling before the new year, then I can get the cage sorted (somehow) and start fabricating the header system. Still lots to do, and I might hopefully make it - provided I don't lose a month to getting the cage made up.

Anyhows - here's some pics...



The body off of the pan



One of the new pan halves. Much easier to replace the whole pan half, then try to patch the old one up.



The old suspension removed and one of the IRS arms offered up.



The Rear IRS suspension setup I sourced. This is basically from a later model bug and fits right on. The only modification is that the inner pivot housings need to be added to the swingaxle pan - these are available off the shelf.



Pan halves removed and pan completely stripped.



Pan halves trial fitted. I will leave these off for the time being as it makes the pan a little easier to handle on my own.

There's some more pics, vids etc over at my site (see below).

Mick.
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