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There is a naked picture of the car on our web site but I can't show you the actual front clam fixing system because it took us allot of time and money to work out and I don't want copied for while ye

You can do anything you want in the engine bay with the bodywork on, although engine removal etc is much quicker with bodywork off. The front panel which is bolted to the sides takes the longest time with so many bolts. It took us about 20 minutes in standard form just to get the front off, we made some modifications and it now takes 15 seconds and only 2 visible bonet pins give the game away!

You can also easily remove the inner wheel arches to access the sides of the engine bay.

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You can do anything you want in the engine bay with the bodywork on, although engine removal etc is much quicker with bodywork off. The front panel which is bolted to the sides takes the longest time with so many bolts. It took us about 20 minutes in standard form just to get the front off, we made some modifications and it now takes 15 seconds and only 2 visible bonet pins give the game away!

You can also easily remove the inner wheel arches to access the sides of the engine bay.

Got any photo's of that.

Here for a good time, not a long time

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What you planning on doing? Engine access with the panels on is much better in the 211.

Steve Williams is away to fit a GT4 cage, new radiator (thanks to Pro alloy), lamnova oil cooler and repair/paint the car. So its about to be taken apart and would be a good time to do any other jobs.

Here for a good time, not a long time

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You can do anything you want in the engine bay with the bodywork on, although engine removal etc is much quicker with bodywork off. The front panel which is bolted to the sides takes the longest time with so many bolts. It took us about 20 minutes in standard form just to get the front off, we made some modifications and it now takes 15 seconds and only 2 visible bonet pins give the game away!

You can also easily remove the inner wheel arches to access the sides of the engine bay.

Thanks for the info .

Recently sold an Exige , and as we all know not the most friendly car to work on.

95% of my use is at the track , so easy access is important .

If you had any pictures of the above mods , that would be helpful.

Any other "tricks" to this car , keeping in mind mostly track use .

Thanks

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Access to the engine is pretty good through the main cover but more engine bits make it a bit more cramped.

All really depends on what your going to do - I've changed the gearbox linkage and fitted new engine mount inserts withough having to take any body work off.

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Thanks for the info .

Recently sold an Exige , and as we all know not the most friendly car to work on.

95% of my use is at the track , so easy access is important .

If you had any pictures of the above mods , that would be helpful.

Any other "tricks" to this car , keeping in mind mostly track use .

Thanks

There is a naked picture of the car on our web site but I can't show you the actual front clam fixing system because it took us allot of time and money to work out and I don't want copied for while yet :sofa:

However, I booked a stand at the Autosports show today where the cars new colour scheme and some of the GT4 (on slicks) upgrades will be visible.

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There is a naked picture of the car on our web site but I can't show you the actual front clam fixing system because it took us allot of time and money to work out and I don't want copied for while yet :sorcerer:

However, I booked a stand at the Autosports show today where the cars new colour scheme and some of the GT4 (on slicks) upgrades will be visible.

Any news on the clam fixing system, like being available for sale :w00t:

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Yep we have fitted a few easy release fronts now. It also makes the front splitter assembly significantly more efficeint.

The only change to our original spec is the standard cars with front oil coolers make fitting and removal slightly slower (extra fixings) but its still only a 5 minute job max to take off or put on.

Mail me at Piranha Motorsport if you would like more information. I will have some pictures up soon.

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Simon fitted the Pirhana front clam quick release for me, it was a top quality job, I would highly recomend for any race car

I still have the standard oil coolers fitted but plan fitting a Laminova kit, it would then be seconds to remove or re-fit

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Yep we have fitted a few easy release fronts now. It also makes the front splitter assembly significantly more efficeint.

The only change to our original spec is the standard cars with front oil coolers make fitting and removal slightly slower (extra fixings) but its still only a 5 minute job max to take off or put on.

Mail me at Piranha Motorsport if you would like more information. I will have some pictures up soon.

Any pics of your setup ?

I think it's fast enough…maybe

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