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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #225 on: February 12, 2019, 12:25:25 PM »
Hose is fine...or new 8mm id cooper pipe for length of tunnel..

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #226 on: February 16, 2019, 02:00:41 PM »
Busy morning,

made the mould in the week, had to destroy the pattern to get it out....undercuts everywhere.

So laid up the centre console in the mould this morning.........

Looks like I've found a piece of furry road kill !! It just needs to marry up with the dash and get the gear shift cover to clip in nicely.

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #227 on: February 19, 2019, 07:59:51 PM »
Theres still a bit of tarting up to do and some additional Gel Goat, but its bolted down, theres provision for the new oil pressure/temp gauge and the stock centre console cover clips in place.

Its been a while to get to this point, but now im excited because next on the cards are new wings and arches.  :13: :13:
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #228 on: February 19, 2019, 08:10:40 PM »
That looks an amazingly good fit  :great:
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #229 on: February 19, 2019, 09:19:56 PM »
That looks an amazingly good fit  :great:

Yeah I'm 80% happy with it, it was a right b*****d to make.

I had to destroy the pattern to make the mould, then had to destroy the mould to get the product.

Won't be doing any production runs..........

The wings and arches should be easy in comparison......... Fingers crossed !
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #230 on: February 20, 2019, 06:51:00 PM »
Its up!

I put far too much faith in those engine mounts and lifting eyes!

Looks like its a display in an art museum!!

.......this one is called "Destroying British Sportscars" ;)
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #231 on: February 21, 2019, 05:35:32 AM »
This thing is going to be awesome!  :great:

Umm, what regulation roll gage is that? No door bars?
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #232 on: February 21, 2019, 07:10:44 AM »
Lol it's my own design.

I downloaded a copy of the MSA blue book and adopted as many principles from the regs as possible.

A basic cage doesn't require door bars from my understanding.

And besides which, top of the roof is 47 inches off the floor and I tip the scales at 118kg. It's a tight squeeze now, I'd never get in or out with door bars haha need a diet before race day lol.

My main reason for the cage was for added stiffness between the body and chassis. I can still unbolt the body from the chassis, but the cage is now a permanent fixture.  It's bolted to the steel sill members, eventually I will glass the a pillars around the cage for a bit more rigidity as they are cracked in places where the rubber trim goes so that will help too.
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #233 on: February 21, 2019, 10:52:59 AM »
Ok, I see... Doesent require door bars? Really? Well, I would ad those...

Looks really good, I hope I can see it live some day

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #234 on: February 21, 2019, 11:02:10 AM »
Not going racing Jarno so need and no regs.

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #235 on: February 21, 2019, 01:28:43 PM »
Yup!

I think its depends what racing series youre competing in.

I know you can do hillclimbs in a production car with no cage at all on a national B license.

Ya see the odd MX5 in some of the higher classes with a roll-over hoop and 2 x backstay maybe with a diagonal brace for triangulation.

Maybe when youre entering a racing class that demands the cage is FIA approved that you need the full blown cage.

Mines there for rigidity with the plus benefits as if I do have an accident, I will have protection as well......which is nice to know lol
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #236 on: February 21, 2019, 01:32:09 PM »
If it helps you sleep at night Jarno, I may fit some side impact bars inside the doors.

I could pop some stickers on the impact bars that says, "Jarno, my guardian angel!" "Protect me from that BMW M5 that's powering out of Quarry corner!"

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #237 on: February 21, 2019, 02:37:05 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Jarno - A Guardian Angel, whatever next  ;D
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #238 on: February 21, 2019, 02:57:54 PM »


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #239 on: February 21, 2019, 08:03:47 PM »
Had to share these pics with you guys as it made me chuckle.

Going back to the Henry Ford days of the Model T with wooden wheels lol or a pantomime car.

Not sure what tyre choice to go with........ maybe 18/20ZR24  ;D ;D ;D

For those thinking WTF is he doing????? its a guide so I can see how far I need to bring the arches out, to clear the wheels and not look like the suspension is broken.
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