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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So here’s a quick couple of photos of the stage 1 process of the carbon fade idea. The paint shop has applied the special directional transparency coat and faded it to the rear. The 2nd stage is adding the Porsche body colour over the front tips. So, the plan is...... from the front (looking under the upper wing) the ducts will look like factory painted spec. From the rear, the carbon weave will be just visible. Why?

Why not. Just for fun.





Oh. And the GRP set needed......er. Quite a bit of fillering.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I should be concentrating on the exhaust project at the moment, I do have a habit of multi tasking. It’s going to be a challenge diverting the ram air from the newly cut slots. I have cut a piece of carbon fibre tube that perfectly encompasses the snorkel outlet. Now I need to control the air so it feeds this pipe. The challenge is to not obscure the original vents (so not to affect the heat removal from the original design. But also that I need to be able to access the nuts for the original vent grilles & also the new scoop nuts.

I love a challenge.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve parked the ram air idea for the moment. I think it’s do-able but I really want to get the exhaust completed.

Whilst I was re-fitting the air box, I did notice a mesh panel at the bottom of the box. Is this to allow rain water collected by the intake snorkel to drain? I would need to seal this to produce the ram air effect (and introduce a different drain idea).



Whilst the main spoiler blade is off, I though I would refurbish the brackets and make an adjustable bracket for the rear (non GT3) position.
So, I found a bag of machined brackets in my workshop and with an hour after work I quickly machined the countersunk holes, shortened them then added a coat of body colour and the obligatory GT3C logo. Just because.









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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the carbon fade on the scoops , it adds a touch of personality to the car but I am worried for your bank account as I can see the next thing being getting a carbon wing blade and adding the same carbon fade effect to that Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C11BRA wrote:
and the obligatory GT3C logo. Just because



...because it's uber cool Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The carbon fade thing is interesting. I probably would have got carbon without clear coat and then had the sprayer do a very light coating of paint. This is how they painted the Ferrari F40. When you see it up close it looks amazing.

But still looks different, and as long as you like it, that's what matters.

You can see it here
https://stevs.ca/blogs/articles-insights/ferrari-f40-thin-paint
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
The carbon fade thing is interesting. I probably would have got carbon without clear coat and then had the sprayer do a very light coating of paint. This is how they painted the Ferrari F40. When you see it up close it looks amazing.

But still looks different, and as long as you like it, that's what matters.

You can see it here
https://stevs.ca/blogs/articles-insights/ferrari-f40-thin-paint


Yeah. We did try this. But I preferred the blend to black carbon. It’s special paint rather than just a dust coat fade. Uni-directional particles. Silver from one angle, black (transparent) from another.




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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tweaked the design of the bespoke spoiler adjusters.

All fitted now. Back to the exhaust now. TiG welder repaired.






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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Final push on the exhaust this afternoon.
Bespoke tailpipes are a bitch. Factory silencer pipes (at the actual silencer end) are miles away from the DesignteK I have removed. So basically I’m having to remake the centre section pipes. 7 cuts last night. Just a bit at a time. Going to trial fit the bumper next to check alignment then it’s time to fully weld the last pipe on.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea whats taking you so long GoodJob

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And because I’m using the original bespoke tailpipes, after all this work, it will look exactly the same! frustrated

(But that’s not the point huh? #titanium #stainless)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All done. And road tested.



NS valve plumbed in with stainless pipe.



Valves fit nicely under heat shields.



X pipe looks pretty cool between the tailpipes.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome work worship

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another reason for pushing hard to finish the exhaust yesterday was because a mate had booked his Caterham Academy car in for some prep work in my newly cleared garage.



That was fun. Especially the expanding foam in a bag seat support thingy.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst I wait for the carbon fade scoops to arrive, I thought I would fit the GRP ones last night ahead of today’s exhaust road test.

Such a strange effect they have produced on these. Some angles they look grey. Some angles green. Beneath the lacquer is this oil like texture. Very interesting. But tbh, I can wait for the carbon fade ones coming next week.











Oh. And if anyone wants to hear the new exhaust in idiot mode, I did my unofficial track day DB test today.

102db with valves closed! Yay!

But with them open........... https://youtu.be/Pb8cbKhr0n8
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loving the thread and great work on the exhaust, looks great.

What’s the fit of the scoops like? Hard to exactly see on the pictures but looks like there are some small gaps , which is the exact problem I have with my after market scoops as well.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

elliot_holder wrote:
Loving the thread and great work on the exhaust, looks great.

What’s the fit of the scoops like? Hard to exactly see on the pictures but looks like there are some small gaps , which is the exact problem I have with my after market scoops as well.


Thanks Elliot

I pre-fitted then before painting. I cut some studs off leaving 4 at the calculated pull down points. The passenger side scoop fitted near perfect. The drivers side was a little twisted but nothing that the front stud wouldn’t pull down. I made some felt gaskets and tbh I’m happy with the fit. Hard to see on the photos due to the shape but they look pretty neat.

The carbon set were a slightly better fit but the lift on the drivers one was at the same point (so probably use the same master mould.

The carbon set should be ready for when I get back from Finland. Been practising some winter driving with the family. Coming back to drive the Porsche driving experience when the kids grow up.


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