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PostPost by: stevebroad » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:04 pm

Started to sort out the door gaps. Work in progress.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:00 am

Interesting !!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPost by: stevebroad » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:11 am

For anyone interested, here is how I am dealing with the door gaps. This may not be the best way of adjusting door gaps but it works for me :)

Cardboard for the gap.

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P40 to fill gap.

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A little fettling still required bu getting there.

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:31 am

stevebroad wrote:I can't keep it secret any longer, here is my proposed paint scheme for the Elan.

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I think an Elise would look great with that paint scheme.
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:32 am

StressCraxx wrote:
stevebroad wrote:I can't keep it secret any longer, here is my proposed paint scheme for the Elan.

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I think an Elise would look great with that paint scheme.


It would certainly hide all those sharp, unchapmanlike, edges :-)
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:09 am

For anyone remotely interested in vehicle weight reduction, I have just compared the Elan's glass to polycarbonate. Original glass weighed 18kg, add the rubber seals and it tops out at just over 20kg. Allowing for the front and rear fixings the polycarbonate replacements weigh 5kg, so around 15kg saving.
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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:24 pm

stevebroad wrote:For anyone remotely interested in vehicle weight reduction, I have just compared the Elan's glass to polycarbonate. Original glass weighed 18kg, add the rubber seals and it tops out at just over 20kg. Allowing for the front and rear fixings the polycarbonate replacements weigh 5kg, so around 15kg saving.

I’m interested!!!!!

I’m not sure if it’s allowed for App K, haven’t checked. I might do if the car comes in overweight.
Now that Restopower’s Elan speedster is on hold you are the only kid on the block.

Keep up the interesting work.
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:17 pm

Made the rear screen today. Turned out pretty well, easy this thermoforming malarkey :-)

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PostPost by: stevebroad » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:23 pm

661 wrote:
stevebroad wrote:For anyone remotely interested in vehicle weight reduction, I have just compared the Elan's glass to polycarbonate. Original glass weighed 18kg, add the rubber seals and it tops out at just over 20kg. Allowing for the front and rear fixings the polycarbonate replacements weigh 5kg, so around 15kg saving.

I’m interested!!!!!

I’m not sure if it’s allowed for App K, haven’t checked. I might do if the car comes in overweight.
Now that Restopower’s Elan speedster is on hold you are the only kid on the block.

Keep up the interesting work.


:-) The Restopower's Elan looks an interesting project, although I am not sure how they are going to fit the Sadev box without serious mods to the chassis. I hope that it gets resurrected as it looks an interesting project and it would be fun to compare notes and see an Elan done by professionals.

What do you mean by App K ?
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:02 pm

Graeme,

App K encourages the use of Lexan. Just double check on the thickness that the FIA wish to see.

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PostPost by: stevebroad » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:14 pm

Frogelan wrote:Graeme,

App K encourages the use of Lexan. Just double check on the thickness that the FIA wish to see.

Andrew


But what is App K? :-)
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PostPost by: mbell » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:37 pm

I believe he is referring to appendix k of fia regulations.
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