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Agriv8

posted on 5/10/05 at 01:05 PM Reply With Quote
Yes dont quite understand that I must have posted them under the influence





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G.Man

posted on 5/10/05 at 01:09 PM Reply With Quote
Looks like I may be able to blag 2-4 weeks off work from next week when I hand my notice in...

If so, could get MOST of my car finished...







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Winston Todge

posted on 5/10/05 at 02:48 PM Reply With Quote
I'm certainly game for a laugh Iain!

Post the weight when you know it!

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Agriv8

posted on 5/10/05 at 03:34 PM Reply With Quote
Am I allowed to answer with the same accuracy as the following:-

i.e. when the doctor ask's

Cigarettes smoked ?,
Units of alcohol ?,
Portions of fruit ?,
How many times you exercise a week ?







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G.Man

posted on 5/10/05 at 03:59 PM Reply With Quote
No I want it accurate...







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Winston Todge

posted on 5/10/05 at 07:10 PM Reply With Quote
Haahahhaah!

You could answer to the nearest 100 kgs?








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G.Man

posted on 5/10/05 at 10:04 PM Reply With Quote
Just got my weights by u2u..

LOL

Looks like my 500kg weight target is out the window...







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Winston Todge

posted on 5/10/05 at 10:17 PM Reply With Quote
Come on then! Spill the beans...






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G.Man

posted on 6/10/05 at 06:18 AM Reply With Quote
122kg for the motor

40kg for the box







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G.Man

posted on 6/10/05 at 07:41 AM Reply With Quote
There is no manifold or turbo included in those weights...

So add the manifolds induction system, clutch, intercooler, looking at another 30-40kg's

Gonna be approx 550kg's I reckon...

still bloody awesome with 350bhp







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marc n

posted on 6/10/05 at 07:46 AM Reply With Quote
may have to allow a bit more, the engine mounts, exhaust cast manifold comes to another 14 kilos, dont have any other bits here to weigh
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G.Man

posted on 6/10/05 at 08:07 AM Reply With Quote
The inlet manifold is 1.5 kgs inc all the other bits plenum etc, exhaust is heavy, about 1.5x exhaust manifold, and the turbo is less than exhaust manifold...

Should still come within the 40 kg's but then you gotta add fuel/water/oil etc...

Should be around 550kgs still...

If not its going on a diet, 4wd manifolds Light weight battery....







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G.Man

posted on 7/10/05 at 03:25 PM Reply With Quote
Okay, My life has just changed considerably...

I have just discovered I have got a 3yr contract to go and work in cyprus...

Its a good job and there is no question I am gonna take it, but it leaves me with a dillemma..

1. Complete the car in cyprus - not really practical as Cyprus has no SVA test for kit cars so would mean shipping it back to the uk for registration and sva etc

2. Abandon the project and sell the parts - Nooooooooooooo

3. Complete the car before 1st december, get it sva'd and registered, and then ship it to cyprus and use out there...

Spoken to Chris and they are up for it...

So I am off to stay in harrogate fairly soon to get this beast finished...

OMG how scary is this... kit to finish in 1.5 months max...







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Winston Todge

posted on 7/10/05 at 03:58 PM Reply With Quote
You are a brave man!

So you're building the kit up in Harrogate with Marc and Chris or they are building it for you?

I'd certainly be gutted to sell the car before I'd even taken delivery of the kit!

Does the car have to be registered in the UK for a certain time period first though?

Well done with the job and good luck!

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G.Man

posted on 7/10/05 at 05:35 PM Reply With Quote
The car will need to be registered in my name for 6 months before I can get a cyprus registration....

I will be building it with an MNR mechanic... At least thats what Chris has said...

Idea is get it finished, sva'd, registered, ship it over round about march april next year before the wife emigrates, use it on UK plates with a green card, then once time limits reached, register in cyprus as a 6 month old car and re-insure with local firm...

The time between december and shipping next year, should be able to let marc and chris use the car as a show car if they wish...







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Winston Todge

posted on 7/10/05 at 05:45 PM Reply With Quote
It could be the loan car for when people smash up their's!

Should be one heck of a show car though.

Sounds like you've got most of the logistics sorted. Are you going to stay in one of their cottages up in Harrogate then?

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G.Man

posted on 7/10/05 at 10:58 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chris mason
Good luck Gman with the relocation

at least shipping the car should be cheap with the car being so light when compared to others

Chris


Saloon car is 400, I can live with that..







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G.Man

posted on 9/10/05 at 03:53 PM Reply With Quote
This took some work, but I think you will agree it was worth it...










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G.Man

posted on 13/10/05 at 04:03 PM Reply With Quote
Well its been a busy week organising the final selection of critical parts for the build, but its finally done...

(sorry Chris for all the phone calls)

So far this week items added have been:-

B+M Quick Shifter
Bailey Swirl Pot
Bailey Breather Kit
Recon rear calipers
Miscellaneous Gaskets
New Rear Disks

I have gone so far over my budget now its untrue, but hey, its gonna be worth it right?







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G.Man

posted on 19/10/05 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
Sheesh how things change



Now ZX12R bike engined, will start posting some pics this week and next as the build happens...

Chassis off to powder coaters tomorrow, back friday, build starts...

This is gonna be an interesting daily driver in cyprus







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smart51

posted on 19/10/05 at 09:18 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by G.Man
Now ZX12R bike engined


Finally seen sense then? Bike engine definately the way to go

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G.Man

posted on 19/10/05 at 09:25 PM Reply With Quote
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quote:
Originally posted by G.Man
Now ZX12R bike engined


Finally seen sense then? Bike engine definately the way to go


Not seen sense, just been convinced to save 6000 in import tax to cyprus







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andy d (rizla)

posted on 19/10/05 at 09:25 PM Reply With Quote
couldnt agree more,what was the thing that finaly persuaded you on sunday mark

ah to slow i am

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G.Man

posted on 22/10/05 at 09:43 AM Reply With Quote
Well, had a good week at MNR, Marc's family have made it a home from home.

Sadly we havent got the car started yet as Marc is such a perfectionist the chassis had to be perfect before hitting the powder coaters, so looks like Tuesday for full steam ahead..

The ZX12R motor is an absolute peach, 4,000 miles only, and all the parts are immaculate except for the genny cover which is scuffed badly (where the guy fell off). Luckily I have a carbon cover for this courtesy of Chris Norden







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Winston Todge

posted on 22/10/05 at 10:12 AM Reply With Quote
Should be an awesome car mate!

Make sure you take pictures at EVERY step and post them!

Good luck for the build next Tuesday. Not that you'll need it in the company that you're in...

Chris.






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