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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:46 pm

Dear All
After someone posted the aerodynamic A-frame panels,I vowed to get my tinsnips out and have a go.....mission accomplished and below..

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forgive the rust but it gets used

also thought about the amount of road muck thrown up by the tyre onto the calipers/handbrake mechanism and had a go at that as well..

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I'll let you know

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:21 pm

Keep it up John, I've got a Honda S2000 engine and box sitting under my bench if you want to go the whole hog.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:35 am

I would take you up on that but how would I get the hot exhaust gasses through the plenum without major explosion risk ?

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PostPost by: elj221c » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:57 am

What's with the notches on the disc, John?

Homemade ABS?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:31 pm

Correct,the story goes....in the early days I was enjoying spirited driving but was unable to practice " cadence breaking" ( still can't ) when a sharp bend appeared before me,not having the confidence to take the bend at the speed I was doing hit the brakes,wheels locked,slid across the road into a grass verge..thinking cap on,looking around ,found a Renault in the scrapyard and all the kind man wanted was ?50 for any bits I fancied,a few hours later had a pile of Bosch ABS bits...after a couple of days tinkering ( re-plumbed the brake lines,mounted the sensors,figured out a wiring diagram ,etc.etc.etc) and now have a car that stops as good as she goes....

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:40 pm

:lol: My cadence braking is pretty good, ask Tim Wilkes about that :wink:
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:06 am

Amazing what a tractor in front of you does to your right foot ...

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:12 pm

But now grey as a badger and trousers in need of laundering!
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:35 pm

It works..ninety miles of the Peaks and Dales on Sunday in the usual British Summer ( Sun and Rain )

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and only the smallest dribble of mud ventured towards the calipers etc

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PostPost by: Bud English » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:56 pm

John, It looks like your rig works at least as good or better than the folded steel contraption that came from the factory. I've toyed with the idea of recreating the originals in alloy but that's quite a bit more work to accomplish the same results. Yours must be a fraction of the original weight as well. Nicely done.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:27 pm

..and it sits on top of the A-frame,not underneath so any gravel etc will slide off not collect..

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:38 am

...and now the finished version Mk 2, I didn't want the tea-tray effect ( collecting stones etc ) so fitted the plate to the top,now have a full ali. ( top and bottom ) A-frame clamshell...

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