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  1. I used 8mm thick high density polyethylene, which can be supplied black. There is no electronic template as it needed to be crafted together with adaptions to the arches. I have the other half of the polyethylene sheet and plan to made a spare.
  2. It was bitterly cold in the workshop today (-8 deg C), but I really wanted to get the new front splitter finished and installed. This is allow me to have the car run at a more desireable height on the road.
  3. These images represent a massive amount of work and pioneering developments. Great things yet to break cover.
  4. Considering some additional engine oil cooling up-front between the two existing coolers. Options for either 6 or 10 row slimline unit. Will be able to minimise the airflow impact on the chargecooler and main coolant rads.
  5. Maybe Father Christmas will bring us a small update.... doesn`t seem like too much to ask for.
  6. Those are connections for the remote damper reservoirs for the Penske 3-way dampers
  7. Rear cross-member re-designed and fabricated using 40mm x3mm tube. This is to provide clearance for the gearbox and greater strength in the rear.
  8. Got the machined eccentric tensioner and it`s looking good. Simplifies the aux. belt run and looses some weight. Very happy with that.
  9. The inlet/injector manifolds are bolted to the cylinder heads with the aide of an alignment plate. The plenum(s) are then bolted to the injector manifold.
  10. The bellmouths will be welded on the underside, although I don`t have an image of that
  11. @ProAlloy-Alex please can you confirm that you have received the compressor ducts.
  12. Another small job ready for plumbing. Burp tube from the chargecooler radiator back to the header tank. Will have an in-line reducer.
  13. Just got an update on the plenum fabrication from SMD Racing - coming along nicely. Matching of the port openings and inlet manifolds still needs to be done. Test fit on arrival and once the clearances are measured, the fuel rails will be fab`d up. Depending on the additional clearance between the plenum and the motorsport rear deck, an additional space might be used to bring up the torque. This set-up will be fitted once the engine is run-in and ready for the Motec update for 8x larger injectors.
  14. 80mm eccetric tensioner arrived and with a little milling of the base will make a perfect companion for my shorter aux. belt run. I`ll add some drillings to allow easy use of the cam belt tensioner tool.
  15. Back out in the cold today. Got the original lower valance back and installed. The front carbon arch section fettled and fitted. I will not be using the original front splitter, as it is forced to sit too high for road car usage. I`ll be coming up with a decent compromise that will allow me to run as the desired height for the road.
  16. Although it`s an interesting idea, I`m going to stick with the Lotus/Saginaw pump. I know that Lotus did a lot of testing with different pumps/calibrations to get the right PAS feel. I don`t want to have that impacted.
  17. Following the work that Andrä has put into different hardware and belt configurations, I received my v-belt in 1330mm length. Need to get more engagement on the crank pulley. By using the original belt tensioner fixing, an eccentric tensioner should do the job nicely. Lots to choose from so going for an equivalent SKF part for a BMW in 80mm diameter. Checking with the standard tensioner pulley for measurement but if I`ve calculated that correctly, then I will have the necessary movement for the tensioning I will need.... 12€, so if I need another then so be it.
  18. As the stock ported manifolds are only a temporary fitting, I decided against the Zircotec coating. The fabricated exhaust manifolds will hopefully be here before Christmas. Manifolds, turbos and plumbing done for now. Now waiting for the top-end parts to be fabricated and the flywheel for my 140mm clutch to be machined.
  19. With the EWP150, the mechanical water pump is rendered unnecessary. There is also no need for the thermostat, but the coolant bypass in the block needs to be closed. 1/2BSP does the job, although a low profile plug will replace the crude plumbing cap used to check the thread. The EWP runs at low volume when on power with coolant flow increasing at the temperature comes up. The fan controller is completely configurable so temperature thresholds can be selected as the user wishes. This is also a reversible mod. since the thermostat sealing face is retained.
  20. Cam timing complete. Personal target for new belts is 130Hz. Cam cover sealed and torqued. Inlet manifolds being ported as part of the motorsport plenum fabrication. Hopefully news on that soon.
  21. Stock camshafts: Inlet Lift: 9mm Duration: 245deg MOP: 116deg ATDC Opens: 6.5deg BTDC Closes: 58.5deg ABDC Exhaust Lift: 8.15mm Duration: 230deg MOP: 104deg BTDC Opens: 39deg BBDC Closes: 11deg ATDC
  22. Well done. Good to have a positive outcome with little outlay. Enjoy yourself.
  23. Opening up and tapping of the SAI port for blocking. Also blanking off the pressure sender on the oil filter housing. Pressing on with the tappets, camshafts, oil seal installation and position setting
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