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907

posted on 20/2/08 at 08:48 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers Darren....


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Gaz 1977

posted on 20/2/08 at 09:53 PM Reply With Quote
She says we're Special.
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DIY Si

posted on 23/2/08 at 12:48 PM Reply With Quote
Having only just gotten the interweb back, all I can say is WOW!!! Also damn good to hear that you've gotten official backing now too. I love the changes you've made to the front end and the little tweak to the rear glass. It's the tiny things that'll make or break a car like this, and from here it looks damn spot on sir!
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andyd

posted on 25/2/08 at 04:52 PM Reply With Quote
Holy sex on wheels Batman!

I've not read much on the forum for a while and just dipped in to see what's happening and DAMN! That's some serious automotive porn Gaz!

I'm now gonna have to wander back thru your other posts to lap up the info.

Kudos my man, I hate you because you're so talented with that model and love you for the enthusiasm for my own dusty project you just given me!

I know I may be able to get the answer by looking at previous posts but... how did you start the model? Was it from a CAD drawing then formed by CNC or did you start with a blank table and a pot of body filler?

Whichever way, it's mega. Keep up the great work.





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DIY Si

posted on 27/2/08 at 06:44 PM Reply With Quote
Just thought of another question for you! Will Aeon be able to offer the wheels you have on the model? Or is there a similar wheel already out there? Otherwise, I think I've just found my replacement toy car! Would you have an idea on what the kit would actually contain?
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Gaz 1977

posted on 28/2/08 at 08:13 PM Reply With Quote
The wheels on the model are a mixture of various wheels. I am a bit undecided myself as to what to fit. I thought that i would leave it up to the individual.

The basic kit we be everything that is unique to Epona, Chassis, body etc. The best thing to do would be to ring Aeon

Gaz.

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RazMan

posted on 28/2/08 at 08:31 PM Reply With Quote
Those wheels are not a million miles away from Compomotive CXR s aren't they?





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DIY Si

posted on 28/2/08 at 08:39 PM Reply With Quote
Might have to give them a ring in the morning then!
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DIY Si

posted on 28/2/08 at 09:46 PM Reply With Quote
Sorry to be awkward, but I have another question. Are there any plans for a roll bar/cage in it at all? If so, any idea what form these may take, ie full race type cage, normal hoop with stays etc?
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posted on 29/2/08 at 11:28 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gaz 1977
Thanks again chaps.

I was worried that after admitting owning an Mx5 that no one would speak to me.

I am planning to build my own as a daily driver as i haven't got much space to keep loads of cars, (Saying that, my dads got a nice big, soon to be muddy lawn.)

I am going to spend today working on the revised model. As soon it has reached a suitable point i will put a few pics up.

Thanks

Gaz


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Gaz 1977

posted on 2/3/08 at 06:29 PM Reply With Quote
I had a look at the CXRs and cant make my mind up.

What about these.



Im am going to hide the mx5 now. just incase any of you get any ideas.

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Gaz 1977

posted on 3/3/08 at 09:02 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 3/3/08 at 09:03 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 3/3/08 at 09:04 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 3/3/08 at 09:07 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 3/3/08 at 09:09 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 3/3/08 at 09:10 PM Reply With Quote
and the last one.

Thanks chaps

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posted on 3/3/08 at 11:18 PM Reply With Quote
Love those rear lights Gaz





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DIY Si

posted on 4/3/08 at 04:15 PM Reply With Quote
Very nice indeed sir! As soon as I get my cars sorted and sold there'll be one of those under way in my garage. In black, I think.

Oh, is there a finalised idea for the exhaust(s) yet? Out the side, or a wobbly pipe up over the rear suspension and out the back?

[Edited on 4/3/08 by DIY Si]

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Gaz 1977

posted on 4/3/08 at 07:51 PM Reply With Quote
I am thinking of running the pipe down the sill and out before the rear wheel.

Always open to suggestions though.

Gaz

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DIY Si

posted on 4/3/08 at 09:53 PM Reply With Quote
Would there be space to run a pipe down both sides? I'm planning on running the alfa V6 as you intended, but would quite like rear exit exhausts, one from near each rear corner. Do you know how much space there will be in the sills and under the rear part of the shell? I know it has been done in a 7 as I remember seeing a pic on here, possibly by Donkernvoort (but I may be wrong), only it requires the exhaust to run up near where the wheel arch would normally be. I'm not sure this would be a good idea under/in a full shell though as it could get damn hot, and if it starts to blow at all, all those lovely fumes stay inside too......
I suppose the other option is a funny shaped tunnel where the pipe(s) could run along the lower edge and under/outside the car. Again though, heating may be an issue, as could fuel and brake line placement. Me thinks there needs to be a chassis first to have a look see what's doable and what's not.

Edited to say that twin pipes exiting flush to the surface on each side, whilst an ar$e to keep clean, could look very nice.

[Edited on 4/3/08 by DIY Si]

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Puk

posted on 4/3/08 at 10:14 PM Reply With Quote
If you do run the exhaust in the sill could you wrap it in kevlar fabric insulation? What about letting the pipe exit ahead of the rear arch - could look cool and would save a big loop over the suspension.

Slightly more radical how about having a silencer within the front wheel arch (where there is more space and could be more air flow) and then exiting the exhaust low and ahead of the door. If you did take the pipe through the sill the gases would (presumably) be cooler after they had expanded through the silencer.





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DIY Si

posted on 4/3/08 at 10:46 PM Reply With Quote
The only problem with wrapping the whole exhaust is that it makes the gases stay really hot. Which then makes where ever the exit is a touch dangerous, especially if it's anywhere near the nice fibreglass shell, as the last thing I'd want is to set fire to bits of it. That's happened with my 7 and none of my exhaust is wrapped at all! The front silencer idea could have merit, but where would it fit? The car looks too waisted to have space for such a trick, although there is already a big vent in a handy location. I'm not sure there will be a solution until we can have a nose round a rolling chassis to see just how much space there is where.
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posted on 4/3/08 at 11:01 PM Reply With Quote
I did have a go at a manifold that would get down to the sill area.

I can't do much more till the chassis is built but I'm thinking long & thin up the sill.

Nothing cast in stone yet. Would need to do a test one.


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DIY Si

posted on 4/3/08 at 11:09 PM Reply With Quote
Would that be for one exiting some where in front of the rear wheels? Now I've been thinking about that as an option, I'm in two minds as to whether rear exit or sill exit would look best. Sill exit allows me an easier rear diffuser/full under tray should I decide to fit one, rear exit doesn't mess with the lines from the side. Have you had a chance to think about where any silencers might go on the sill exit version you have in mind? Or would it/they be in the sill itself?
Sorry for all the awkward questions! I'm just hoping you can start to fill in the gaps in my head of what I'm planning/imagining.

PS, is that the engine and manifold that Aeon have to work around for the first chassis?

[Edited on 4/3/08 by DIY Si]

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