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    Starting from the inside out, a new cage.

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    Like the rear turrets. Will you be using the gaz shocks that are available or somthing custom?
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    Custom Gaz.

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    Jealous. WHen Im rich ill be doing that, cant deal with how it rides on the road with thicker bars and thick ARB.

    Did you design that your self Pete or help form Colin? Looks tops!

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    I did the turrets and Gazspeed did the cage.

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    Nice work. So I can commission you to do that to mine then!!

    Cant wait to see it on the track!

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    A big weekend on wiring and rear brakes. I've removed all unnecessary wiring from the car. In addition to engine management, it only has stop lights and wipers. I found an interesting article on wipers;

    http://iainseven.wordpress.com/2009/...-motor-wiring/

    and figured it can't be too hard to apply it to the 205. Thus here it is, reconfigured, complete with wiring numbers.

    I fitted some new Brembo Max rotors and DS2500 pads on the rear.
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    Get back under and take the splash guards off behind the rear brakes. Extra unnecessary weight
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    Still running the Autronic?
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    Nope, haltech sprint 500
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    I finally got the wiring finished today, along with new GPS logger dash, only to discover I'd forgotten the alternator warning lamp. Oh well, a job for tomorrow. The dash install was super easy. Just plug one cable straight into the back of the Haltech Sprint 500.
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    The dash works so well, in that it displays battery voltage, I've decided to ditch the alternator lamp and just replace it with a 47Ω, 5W resistor. The alternator needs to be excited to get it going. (does that sound wrong?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    The dash works so well, in that it displays battery voltage, I've decided to ditch the alternator lamp and just replace it with a 47Ω, 5W resistor. The alternator needs to be excited to get it going. (does that sound wrong?)
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    I had a new windscreen fitted today. I broke the original removing it to fit the cage. Shannons are great. You get one free screen per year per vehicle on the policy. So for the $200 or so it costs me to insure the 205 for the year, it's a bargain.

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    I made a boo boo during the week. I hooked up the alternator resistor to the start switch. Guess what? The engine never turns off! I fitted a DPDT switch instead which solved the issue.

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    Looking forward to checking it out on Sunday!
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    Noltec strikes again! This weekend was almost a non-event. On Sat morning I discovered my custom 60mm engine mount had started self destructing. It made by Noltec 5-6 years ago. Unfortunately it was part of a batch that they got the mixture wrong. It's just one of many unfortunately. They're no longer in business.

    AdrianW came to rescue however and pulled a special custom mount out of his magic toolbox and today went ahead as scheduled. I can report that the new cage made a massive difference to the car. Whilst my best time only dropped from 1'11.3" to 1'11.2", it was a lot easier to drive consistently fast rather than pull a fast lap one out of the bag.
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    Squeezed out a bit more power tonight. It's now 131kW @ 8200 and still climbing. Most importantly, picked up 15kW @ 4000. It should sling shot out of corners now. We had to stop because a bearing let go in the alternator. I'm probably spinning it way too fast now.

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    Hi Peter, the engine sounds very impressive, revving it out to 8K would be fun.
    With your new cage, does the body of the car feel more rigid? How can you best describe the behaviour, apart from being easier to drive? Perhaps your suspension is now working in the best possible way.
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    Matt205 best described it when I gave him a drive at Wakefield recently - "benign". I'm not happy with the front geometry and spring rates however. Definitely some work to do there.

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    I fitted some new rear arches. The originals weren't wide enough and I worry these are only just wide enough. Now I can lower the rear a tad more.
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    Whilst changing the ride height, the right ARB arm came out in two pieces. At last, something to blame bad track times on!
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    Wow Pete! That would make a massive difference in characteristics and definitely contribute to the amount of roll you've been getting.

    Will you make something up or just get some new ones?

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    Just welded to the bits back together. Improved handling, especially on turn 1. I was using another 200-300 rpm.

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    Nice work.

    Sorry I missed your call the other week. Ive just opened my shop and have been off the planet. Will be back soon!

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