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 Post subject: Re: Safari buggy + Rotary engine, now converting to S2000 en
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:42 am 
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Very true. Cool :)

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 Post subject: Re: Safari buggy + Rotary engine, now converting to S2000 en
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:36 pm 
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I don't think I was too far out on the CAD render for the dry sump pulley either, back from plating:

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:D

Need to make new pump spacers now though, as the eagle eyed may spot.

As if by magic...ta da:

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Yes, I have made more than one, before you all start!
A-pillar reinforcement and it's gussets are done, car looks a lot lower without it's normal 96 roof scoops ;)

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And roof gusseted at the same time - overkill really up there but regs is regs:

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 Post subject: Re: Safari buggy + Rotary engine, now converting to S2000 en
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:43 pm 
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looks like a lot of fun :P


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 Post subject: Re: Safari buggy + Rotary engine, now converting to S2000 en
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:45 pm 
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Cough...

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 Post subject: Re: Safari buggy + Rotary engine, now converting to S2000 en
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:09 am 
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oooooh....

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 Post subject: Re: Safari buggy + Rotary engine, now converting to S2000 en
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:37 am 
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Very pretty!


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 Post subject: Re: Safari buggy + Rotary engine, now converting to S2000 en
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:32 am 
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Slight issue - can't see the rev counter through the paddles!


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 Post subject: Re: Safari buggy + Rotary engine, now converting to S2000 en
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:54 pm 
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New dashboard:

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Obviously it'll have to be walnut veneer down the middle, just can't decide whether to go with plain or quilted leather on the outer ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Safari buggy + Rotary engine, now converting to S2000 en
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:34 pm 
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Now, since we can't see the rev counter because - a) It's behind the steering wheel paddles and b) The new mounting ring around the steering column fouls it - then we started the search for another, smaller one.
After several versions of sticker shock and not liking some of the cheaper tat available - which seems to be aimed at getting as many lights as possible in and the crap fonts that you can't read in the dark (Fast and Furious has a lot to answer for) - the next best thing came to mind.
Mount it in the middle of the dash and move the fusebox.

All well and good, unfortunately the ECU is behind the dashboard in the middle at the bottom, and at the top is the windscreen wiper mechanism, and the tachometer is almost 5 inches deep. Bugger.

So, out came the screwdrivers and the soldering iron, the original dial came to pieces and the internals have been shortened, moved or rearranged and re-soldered.
Next step is to machine a new case out of a bit of 5" aluminium pipe and some sheet in the scrap pile, et voila, one half height rev counter:

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Should have just fitted a bigger bloody shift light and left it off...


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 Post subject: Re: Safari buggy + Rotary engine, now converting to S2000 en
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:25 pm 
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Right, bit slow on the updates, but the above suggestion of "Just fit a bigger bloody shift light and leave it off" got decided about 2 days after, one trip to autosport and a chat to Alex and parted with some pennies a few days later.
So, there's a dashboard with an NT-dash sized hole in it sat waiting for one to arrive as soon as they actually get stock.

Bit of a waste on the new housing front though, ah well!

Whilst at Autosport we had a wander over to Demon Tweeks, had a look over the shiny parts and got pretty horny...

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Prototype frame for the new fiddle brakes got knocked up to use a template:

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All the hydraulic hoses have gone in, and the suspension interconnects, etc. The hoses are too sexy though so I've had to pixellate them as it's pre-watershed:

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Also, bought some woven charcoal and chewing gum...

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To finish the wings off with.
Front mudguard mounts have been altered/lightened and shifted around/down to make them a little less parachute-like and follow the arc of the longer front arms better but I don't have a picture atm.

Pretty much just waiting on the digi-dash arriving so I can rewire the dashboard - it needs the fusebox, etc, moving, so I've made a warning panel to go in it's place to indicate a blown fuse:

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Once the NT's here it can go off for blasting and painting!


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