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Straker

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    Rob
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    Eclat 521
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    Wiltshire

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  1. Spotted a very nice looking White Excel headed towards Abergavenny about 9:20 this morning didn’t identify which version, As I was distracted by my kids arguing about the differences with my Eclat…. The main one being my car is at least 12 months away from getting back on the road!
  2. Nice colour shame about the finish, you need a neighbour whose car has a worse finish! I’m lucky as my neighbour painted his wife’s 207 with a roller….
  3. That’s a very neat solution using the crash panels
  4. From fleabay for £100. It’s got a 40mm core which is twice the depth of the stock MGTF one. the stock one is good for 160bhp in the MGTF, Although I assume that they get some additional coiling from the length of coolant pipes running under the Car.
  5. I had the same thought when I realised the rad would fit! I bought the original mg Tf one mainly for the Fans which are the correct size for our cars. I then made up a frame to fit it which was a waste of time... as a friend suggested threading the pins at the top and bottom of the rad and using them. so I’m going to mount the upgraded MGTF one below, I’ve cut m10 x 1.5 threads with cut down mg mounting bushes and stainless nylock nuts. I’m going to use copaslip to minimise any reaction between the stainless and the aluminium.
  6. After a year of inactivity the 1st job is to replace the radiator. Mg Tf ones are almost the same dimensions, with the same outlet locations. The fixing points are more widely spaced than the original and consist of aluminium pins
  7. Cap heads is a good option, I used A4 80 grade stainless ones
  8. Using Black Eclats thread I made a set of brackets by folding 1.2mm stainless sheet (1st attempt was with 1.8mm but that was too thick)
  9. Look forward to seeing some pictures from The RedBull Ring
  10. Added MG TF radiators and fans as substitutes, dimensions are very similar, hose locations match. stock 2 fan radiators are fitted to 160 bhp rated TF’s so a close match to 2 litre cars output
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