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Offline Jamie R

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #495 on: June 13, 2019, 08:30:57 PM »
I'd love to turn up to that.....

However I think they would wince more at the fact that the roof, boot lid and doors are the only bits that are as they left Norfolk lol
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #496 on: June 13, 2019, 08:58:53 PM »
Really taking shape nicely Jamie, great work  :notworthy:

BTW is this a Lotary car?  ;D
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #497 on: June 13, 2019, 09:10:01 PM »
Lol

Nope Rotus Wankelan

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #498 on: June 14, 2019, 07:48:55 AM »
Looks good  :sign0098:

Btw, I like this thread, nice to see some doing his car from ground up basically, and doing something different  :great:
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #499 on: June 14, 2019, 08:15:06 AM »
Awww fanx princess
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #500 on: June 18, 2019, 08:01:05 PM »
First tail light bucket off the mould tonight.....

Made a plywood former, shaped, primed, sanded, waxed.

I hammered 2 x cut down panel pins with the spike pointing up.

When I lay the glass over the top it will produce 2 x drill starts in the product, saves marking it out for the mounting holes, and its repeatable for the other side.

More cutting of the shell to graft in the new buckets.

Another productive evening, we like that.
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #501 on: June 18, 2019, 08:04:50 PM »
Ow, come on, we want to see what they look like on the car  :)
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #502 on: June 18, 2019, 09:26:19 PM »
Sorry that's as far as I've got, I'll upload more this week when I've made more progress
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #503 on: June 20, 2019, 07:56:02 PM »
Here ya go Clive....

Not got all the rads blended in on the edges of the buckets, but theyre on.

Im back to fitting the exhaust again............ I need to rethink that too.

Ive learned a lot since joining this forum, and I need to re-route the pipe work near the diff. Ive never been 100% happy.

So I have a question. I have a resonator fitted as youll see on the last pic, but its going to hit the floor and annoy me so that needs relocating too.

Does anyone know if there is an optimum place for a resonator to be positioned in relation to the silencer and the headers? Can it go just before the silencer?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #504 on: June 21, 2019, 04:56:41 AM »
Looks awesome, good job mate  :sign0098:

But one thing comes to mind, heat control. Rotarys generates lots of heat. You have to figure out how to get that heat out of engine bay. Also, under floor, seems a tight fit. Hopefully it wont melt that classfibre...
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #505 on: June 21, 2019, 06:56:21 AM »
Cheers bud

 Zircotec the headers and decat pipe.

Everything else is exhaust wrap and self adhesive ceramic sheet.

Some NACA ducts on the underfloor feeding air into the exhaust tunnel

I don't have many options, this car is tiny. There is zero room.

The only other thing I can do is run the pipe straight out the bonnet and put some flaps on the ends like the vertical stacks on the American trucks lol

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #508 on: June 21, 2019, 07:53:58 AM »
Cheers bud

 Zircotec the headers and decat pipe.

Everything else is exhaust wrap and self adhesive ceramic sheet.

Some NACA ducts on the underfloor feeding air into the exhaust tunnel

I don't have many options, this car is tiny. There is zero room.

The only other thing I can do is run the pipe straight out the bonnet and put some flaps on the ends like the vertical stacks on the American trucks lol
Ok, I see. Then there should be no problem

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #509 on: June 21, 2019, 08:03:18 AM »
I've only experience with turbo motors, 3 inch systems and quite a bit of overlap so strong exhaust pulses Jamie but on those the resonator seems to work best around 24inch from the downpipe. My default system now tends to be a flexi section right behind the downpipe into the resonator the pics of a larger 1 into 2 resonator system but you'll get the idea.
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