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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby Gazza » Mon 17.05.2010, 15:37

Phil

Why remove the EGR system? Sinclaires have been telling me to remove it for a couple of years now. What's the point?

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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby surfboardfiller » Mon 17.05.2010, 16:09

EGR takes some of the exhaust gas and puts it back through the engine to help pass emissions. It hinders performance as the exhaust gasses reduce the amount of oxygen in the cylinders. Also adds weight.

I got some Steel Plate off my dad to make some blanking plates. He also parted off the PAS Belt pully from the Altenator pully this will remove a bit of Mass from the engine. :)
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby Gazza » Tue 18.05.2010, 19:12

Cheers Phil

So would you recommend doing this to my car?

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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 18.05.2010, 19:35

Gazza, assuming the valve is normally closed until activated by the ECU, why not just disconnect the plug on the EGR valve solenoid to try it out?
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby Monty » Mon 20.09.2010, 18:19

Hey Phil,

Have you had chance to do any more work to the Track Elan?
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby surfboardfiller » Mon 28.03.2011, 23:34

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Blocking out the shape in foam for the new bodywork

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Last bits of bodywork being shaped and laid up with Carbon Fibre

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Wheel arch exit vents finished and prepped for paint

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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby Monty » Tue 29.03.2011, 09:30

coming along nicely 8)

Nice place for the racing seat too :lol:
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby surfboardfiller » Tue 29.03.2011, 20:42

Monty wrote:coming along nicely 8)

Nice place for the racing seat too :lol:


Thats the new Recaro 'Star Gazer' seat. :-D

I took these photos today:

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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby Doug » Tue 29.03.2011, 20:47

love the pics.

any more prose on the updates and plan timelines?
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby theelanman » Tue 29.03.2011, 21:11

suspended in the air like that with the suspension at full droop.........looks more like the elan 4x4......
:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


good skills tho......:)
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby surfboardfiller » Tue 29.03.2011, 21:23

Looks like a dune buggy.

Doug wrote:love the pics.

any more prose on the updates and plan timelines?


The plan is to get it done ASAP but it's been a huge job. I think the custom down pipe group buy will be the final part needed, so 2 months and then it should go to Thorney Motorsport for the ride and handling development.
Fitting the fuel tank at the moment and fabricating a custom facia.

The finish is not going to be good as there is no gel coat, which makes it lighter and cheaper. :wink:

I'll take some more pics soon.
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby Monty » Wed 30.03.2011, 09:37

Thats looking great 8)

Loving the look on the rear wing and boot.

Wonder what the weight will be once complete :?
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby Steve A » Wed 30.03.2011, 13:50

8) very impressive :clap:
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby surfboardfiller » Wed 30.03.2011, 13:54

Monty wrote:Thats looking great 8)

Loving the look on the rear wing and boot.

Wonder what the weight will be once complete :?


Less than 1000 kg :?:
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby tomac1975 » Wed 30.03.2011, 17:47

Thats great work Phil, the cars looking good. :clap:
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby surfboardfiller » Wed 30.03.2011, 22:32

Work in progress. I have been ambitious and cut the boot off the bottom of the car and the lower back end to lighten it up a bit. It may seem extreme, well I guess it is.
Did someone say diffuser! Where's Joss? I guess he's building F1 cars :bowdown:

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I widened the cooler apertures on the lightweight bumper and gave it a couple of coats of the old Norfolk Custard.

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Close up of the LED conversion I did on the side lights and indicators. I get a bit of fade in the sidelights when the indicators flash on. :roll: Elastictrickery is not my strong point.

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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby steve matthews » Wed 30.03.2011, 22:43

Phil, for some strange reason I like the vents cut into the A panels.
What's up with the cut out in the front center of the bonnet :?:
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby surfboardfiller » Thu 31.03.2011, 00:20

steve matthews wrote:Phil, for some strange reason I like the vents cut into the A panels.
What's up with the cut out in the front center of the bonnet :?:
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An intake for the short induction mod I did, if you look at the bottom of the last page there is a picture of the engine bay before the turbo was removed and you can see the custom induction pointing foreward.
Some ducting is reqired and a nice grille to finish it a bit (and hide the mess inside).
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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby surfboardfiller » Tue 05.04.2011, 17:28

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Re: The Flying Cat

Postby surfboardfiller » Thu 20.10.2011, 18:38

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