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Old November 2nd 2014, 04:41
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Hi Jason,
Why would movement of the body put any stress on that joint? These are pretty big diameter tubes and aren't in any stress in the nominal position, I actually want a 'bit' of give to allow the adjustment at the rod ends but that is only minor. I was initially thinking of adding some extra bars but they are really strong as they are, I will monitor their condition though. In fact in my head I was thinking some sort of gusset would double up as the drop link bracket. The only bit that I'm not 100% happy with is the single shear of the front rod end and that's why I went up to M14, ideally that would be double shear and now I have the geometry and a better idea of the package that might be something I re-visit.

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Old November 2nd 2014, 14:34
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On a hard lateral load with braking the 'Y' would want to spread, do that a few times and a crack starts on the inside? I am not an engineer, but I think like one, and I tend to err on the overkill side. On a rear wheel I wouldn't be as concerned, but on a front you are along for the ride if something failed. I think if you check it often it will give you plenty of warning before it let go, unlike aluminum.

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Richard convertible is enjoyable
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Old December 17th 2017, 01:31
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Any updates to your build? Just checking, as the site was offline, etc!
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Old December 17th 2017, 10:16
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The bug is being boringly reliable! I've fitted a better header and modified the downpipe with a splitter to separate out the wastegate, also an extra muffler to make it a bit quieter. I also fitted a wide band lambda and went on mapping course so may have a bit of a play in the future.

For now I've updated my daily driver to a Tesla P100D which is ridiculously fast!!!



Thinking of a new project with Tesla powertrain now...
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Old December 27th 2017, 01:59
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Cut the body off the P100D and stick a splitscreen barn door on top, you know it makes sense
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WRX/Porsche Karmann cabrio 1303

P100D Are you sure Rich.... want face here, 0-60 in 2.4 seconds
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Old December 27th 2017, 08:57
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Some people have got down to 2.28s...

Best of both worlds, stupid performance and piddly running costs (not counting depreciation!!)

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P100D Are you sure Rich.... want face here, 0-60 in 2.4 seconds
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Old December 28th 2017, 06:03
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WRX/Porsche Karmann cabrio 1303

Bonkers quick
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Old August 21st 2018, 21:13
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Hey Rich hope all is well with yourself.

Just spotted this and thought of you.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLPoEcxBaJo

Enjoy
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Hi Graham,
Yes, I’ve been following their build closely!

Recently got back from Spa with a boringly reliable drive ���� Now on a Tesla road trip down to Sicily!

How’s progress with your bug?
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Old August 23rd 2018, 15:53
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Hey Rich
I really wanted to get to Spa this year with my car but it wasn't going to happen. The car was progressing but its stalled again, mainly due to us moving abroad, hoping to get back at it Sept/Oct, its not far off now I HOPE.

I am just waiting for your next build thread with your T25 Syncro on the drive and the Tesla up on axle stands
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T25s really aren't my thing but never say never..
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