So you sold your Ultima, what do you build next Answer is !

So you sold your Ultima, what do you build next Answer is !

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andygtt

8,337 posts

225 months

Friday 2nd March 2007
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Joe, Fran... me and Clive are using the same expert to design our suspension so you probably saw the pictures you refer to on the wall in my garage....
In fact I also have some of those rear uprights and am seriously considering re-designing the rear of my car to use them as I originally didn't think my porsche bearings would fit them and used some steel ones I already had but can't get more of.... it also means going inboard shocks on the rear to match the front.

Fran Hall

135 posts

172 months

Friday 2nd March 2007
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Andy,

as far as you have come on your journey..you should continue and really go for it..

Inboard shocks and big uprights.....sounds like a winner to me..

cymtriks

4,551 posts

206 months

Saturday 3rd March 2007
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Where do you find uprights for a car like that?

This seems to be a major issue with many builds.

I can think of-

Elise
S2000
MGF
MX5/Miata
Corvette C5/C6
NF Auto (P4 replica)
GD Cobra

Of those the first three are expensive, rare or from a defunct company respectively. Most MX5's are still on the roads.

The next three are likely candidates for a supercar but only the Corvette is really proven. The others, I suspect, are based on Granada geometry, which most builders seem to want to avoid due to the scrub radius.

Are there any other altenatives besides breaking an exotic?

Those uprights don't look like Corvette, what are they?

andygtt

8,337 posts

225 months

Saturday 3rd March 2007
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they are specialy made castings made for this suspension design.

gtrclive

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4,149 posts

244 months

Saturday 3rd March 2007
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Bespokes the word Andy...

Seeing as nobody wanted to guess, like the F40 we have made a Perspecs rear section in the canopy, but it also has a Carbon Forced induction Scoop as an option... This I have a picture of if anybody interested ???

Davi

17,151 posts

181 months

Saturday 3rd March 2007
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gtrclive said:
Bespokes the word Andy...

Seeing as nobody wanted to guess, like the F40 we have made a Perspecs rear section in the canopy, but it also has a Carbon Forced induction Scoop as an option... This I have a picture of if anybody interested ???


ask a stupid question!

Actually, how long have you had this carbon Forced induction Scoop for, and did a certain suspension chap help with it? If so I might just have seen that sitting in his car

gtrclive

Original Poster:

4,149 posts

244 months

Sunday 4th March 2007
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It's the same basic scoop one we used on Waynes car...

steve_d

13,180 posts

219 months

Sunday 4th March 2007
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gtrclive said:
......Seeing as nobody wanted to guess, like the F40 we have made a Perspecs rear section in the canopy, but it also has a Carbon Forced induction Scoop as an option... This I have a picture of if anybody interested ???


Get those pics posted.

It's killing me having them here on my computer and not being able to show anyone.

Steve

vojx

271 posts

203 months

Monday 5th March 2007
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. . . smile

Edited by vojx on Thursday 10th April 18:03

Davi

17,151 posts

181 months

Monday 5th March 2007
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vojx said:

3 - what's the windscreen from? (just thought i'd throw that in)



hehe I wanted to ask that as well, but having asked for windscreen options about 50 times I thought it best not. Really is a major problem for this style car in low volumes though.

andygtt

8,337 posts

225 months

Monday 5th March 2007
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Windscreen is from a race car..... it's even heated, how many kits can offer that?

Davi

17,151 posts

181 months

Monday 5th March 2007
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sounds nice and cheap.....

gtrclive

Original Poster:

4,149 posts

244 months

Monday 5th March 2007
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It's cheaper than one I had to but for my Corvette trust me.....

Davi

17,151 posts

181 months

Tuesday 6th March 2007
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yep, that looks remarkably familiar - quality of the carbon work on the one I saw was absolutely amazing, I've seen many bits of "professionally" produced carbon that just couldn't compare.

Clive could I email you about the perspex?

vojx

271 posts

203 months

Tuesday 6th March 2007
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. . .

Edited by vojx on Thursday 10th April 18:02

ezakimak

1,871 posts

197 months

Monday 4th June 2007
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Bump

Any news ?

GTRCLIVE

Original Poster:

4,149 posts

244 months

Tuesday 8th April 2008
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ezakimak said:
Bump

Any news ?
Been a while but the cars still on track, I now have a nice new LS7 sitting in the back and have a (Koneggsaggeyggeey / Zonda) gearbox sitting behind it.. So that's the main parts bought..

I'm now in Canada, and about to build my dream workshop 1500sq ft with in floor radiant heating. Have my first new CNC machine arriving in the next month... So all's on track, the move here took longer than I had expected, finding the right house / Plot of land etc was not easy as Calgary is getting very expensive but am now settled... So busy summer ahead of me. The second car is already being made, as I have a customer that could not wait for me to finish the Prototype. We have made improvements over the first chassis already but mainly in the ease of production and appearance...

Web-sight is the next issue on the list so you can all see the progress and follow me along my journey... Brakes are sorted now and have a nice optional Carbon Ceramic Disc package for those of you that want to follow the latest trends, but is not cheap.....

Clive

neilrallying

200 posts

184 months

Tuesday 8th April 2008
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andygtt said:
Windscreen is from a race car..... it's even heated, how many kits can offer that?
Hi Andy - we do with the Murtaya, heated front and rear made specially for us by a company down in France!

Sorry, I know that you did not really want a smart Alec answer but if you ask the question ......

If you are still after window rubbers (think this was one of the discussion we had at Stoneleigh last year) we have some nice new ones that we are using on the Murtaya which do a great job. They are an OEM item which we have adapted to work with a new window mechanism which we have been working on for the Murtaya since Christmas, our doors are now one piece with the channels and electic motor mounts all moulded as part of the door assembly.

Hope to see you at a show sometime this year for an update on your project in person.

Neil.

fuoriserie

4,559 posts

230 months

Tuesday 8th April 2008
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GTRCLIVE said:
ezakimak said:
Bump

Any news ?
Been a while but the cars still on track, I now have a nice new LS7 sitting in the back and have a (Koneggsaggeyggeey / Zonda) gearbox sitting behind it.. So that's the main parts bought..

I'm now in Canada, and about to build my dream workshop 1500sq ft with in floor radiant heating. Have my first new CNC machine arriving in the next month... So all's on track, the move here took longer than I had expected, finding the right house / Plot of land etc was not easy as Calgary is getting very expensive but am now settled... So busy summer ahead of me. The second car is already being made, as I have a customer that could not wait for me to finish the Prototype. We have made improvements over the first chassis already but mainly in the ease of production and appearance...

Web-sight is the next issue on the list so you can all see the progress and follow me along my journey... Brakes are sorted now and have a nice optional Carbon Ceramic Disc package for those of you that want to follow the latest trends, but is not cheap.....

Clive
Clive
Any pictures yet of the first prototype ?

Italo

GTRCLIVE

Original Poster:

4,149 posts

244 months

Wednesday 9th April 2008
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Loads of pic's just have no Hosting sight at present.... Like I say realy need to start up a WWW.... on my list of things to do in the next month....