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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:37 am

Well,ran over to Newark Autojumble yesterday and at a true 95 the front end stayed planted firmly on the tarmac...

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Just need to get some chrome trim to fit on the cutting edge...
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:57 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Well,ran over to Newark Autojumble yesterday and at a true 95 the front end stayed planted firmly on the tarmac...

John :wink:

Just need to get some chrome trim to fit on the cutting edge...


Ah yes that edge should be protected from damage until you need it :lol:

Seriously though, at what speed do you feel "lift off"?
I have driven my S4 at up to 130mph for short periods & do not recall any problem.
On the other hand my old Mk14 Elite at that speed way back when was certainly considering flight.

Technical oddity: My S4 has a Zetec engine; supposedly lighter than the twin-cam.
My Elite had a 1650cc pre-crossflow Ford engine; most obviously heavier than the Coventry Climax.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:26 pm

John

On the same run (A617) at the same speeds the front end seemed a little "ponderous",maybe affected by crosswinds? I don't know,maybe the Elan has a slightly different aerodynamic than the Plus2? but I do know that I'm going to keep it,just need to sheath the "blade",am looking at Mini seam trim...

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:12 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:John

On the same run (A617) at the same speeds the front end seemed a little "ponderous",maybe affected by crosswinds? I don't know,maybe the Elan has a slightly different aerodynamic than the Plus2? but I do know that I'm going to keep it,just need to sheath the "blade",am looking at Mini seam trim...

John :wink:


Yes it's all a bit subjective.
Your Mini seam trim is a good idea but I can't stop thinking that I've seen chrome finish plastic trim that would slip nicely over that sheet metal.
Trouble is I can't for the life of me remember where I've seen the stuff being used. :?

I bet some of the well known trim suppliers will have rolls of it though.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:47 pm

Cleggy- this is what you need to keep the car on the ground:
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=h ... Q&dur=5614
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:16 pm

Pete
I'm a bit busy this year....but maybe next year???

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:23 pm

Finished job,just a touch of paint and a bit of edge trim....

[attachment=0]2005_0318splitter0001.JPG[/attachment]

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PostPost by: Bud English » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:58 pm

GrUmPyBoDgEr wrote:Your Mini seam trim is a good idea but I can't stop thinking that I've seen chrome finish plastic trim that would slip nicely over that sheet metal.
Trouble is I can't for the life of me remember where I've seen the stuff being used. :?


John, Did you find your edge trim? Will the chrome plastic trim widely used for door edge protection work or would it be too large?

Everybody and their brother here sells that, even Walmart. ...and for the life of me I don't know why. It might work for your purpose but IMHO it looks tacky on door edges.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:04 pm

Bud
It's there...fitted..click on the piccy and you should see it...
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PostPost by: Bud English » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:46 am

I should have enlarged the photo. I see it now. That finished up very nicely.
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PostPost by: theelanman » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:30 am

I think youre going to need shares in autosol...with all these shiney bits...:-)
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:05 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Bud
It's there...fitted..click on the piccy and you should see it...
John :wink:



Clicking on the piccy is not telling me what you actually used to cover that sharp edge John.
Was it the Mini Seam cover thingy or the plastic door protector stuff?
"Apologies for going all technical with those descriptions"

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:21 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Well,ran over to Newark Autojumble yesterday and at a true 95 the front end stayed planted firmly on the tarmac...

John :wink:

Just need to get some chrome trim to fit on the cutting edge...


Was that via a German Autobahn then John :wink: Be careful what you write here for all to see. 95 mph is 3 month banning territory and you don't need that this side of the driving season.

Good homebrew solution for your airdam/splitter/spoiler though, keep it up.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:16 pm

Alan
Sorry,I forgot to mention that it was in Kph for our Continental listers :wink: :wink:

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It was...

http://www.cbsonline.co.uk/product/Brus ... 5mm_TRMCU3

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:48 pm

Ah yes, that was what I had in mind; great & available to suit different thicknesses as well.
Might look cheap on car doors but ideal for your application & it doesn't cost the World-------What a pleasant surprise :)

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