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    Brett, do you have a cheap Chinese source of that mat?

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    I'll go on a diet Kevin and lose the equivalent.

    And c.lees I do have a contact their details are www.ebay.com.au

    Search ping jing, I've used dynamat before only diff I can tell is this is a quarter of the price.

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    Who would have thought 50 years later BMW would design their E46 M3 fly by wire ethrottle to perfectly fit an R8...

    Good bye cable throttle.




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    I have no idea how doing the wiring behind the dash has had me taking engine parts off and now has migrated into the boot and ended up with the brake system apart, the boosters being moved and a big hole in the boot floor.



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    Relocating the petrol tank into the scuttle area?
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    Yep right Kevin. As the new harness goes in its for an in tank pump controlled by the ecu with pwm in the new fuel tank.

    I have to say cutting an inspection access panel in the floor makes all those items so accessible. Even better I have the old r10 floor to make a perfect fitting removable panel.

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    Repair the heater controls with some fabbed brackets...


    Then a quick test fit before in car behind the dash wiring starts....




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    Quote Originally Posted by brettr View Post
    Yep right Kevin. As the new harness goes in its for an in tank pump controlled by the ecu with pwm in the new fuel tank.

    I have to say cutting an inspection access panel in the floor makes all those items so accessible. Even better I have the old r10 floor to make a perfect fitting removable panel.

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    I like the idea of cutting an access panel. I have spent a lot of time in the last two weeks lying on my back (no hoist) changing the master cylinder and brake lines on the R8G. It is particularly cramped with a front radiator and fans similar to the setup in the front of your car. Those pics of yours show how easy it is to get to that area if you cut an access panel.
    Thanks for sharing the info Brett. I have made a few alterations to the design of the fast Floride project as a result. No blower though !

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    Yes mate must admit it makes a huge diff. And Chris the hoist is here anytime you want it.

    New power lines in for the dash kill.


    And a new electric washer operated by the old pump push rod.




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    Quote Originally Posted by brettr View Post
    Yes mate must admit it makes a huge diff. And Chris the hoist is here anytime you want it.

    New power lines in for the dash kill.


    And a new electric washer operated by the old pump push rod.




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    Just a thought here, but how will the removal of a fair chunk of the pre-stressed floor affect the structural integrity (stiffness) of the front of the vehicle?
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    It won't make any difference. It'll turn to jelly anyhow when he stomps on the load pedal!
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    That piece I cut nothing.

    When I bolt the inspection panel back in that's made from an original floor it will be as good.

    Apart from that I reckon I could have cut that steel with a butter knife it is so thin.

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    AMAZING! And I thought I was the only one with this cut-out idea.
    Makes it real easy for rack n pinion changes and the Dreaded Master Cylinder removal. I had thought after the fuel tank goes back in I'll make up some inserts for the boot floor. Cheers Phil
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    Early start after a late night. Finalising pedals and bracketry.

    Using some fabbed steel strap to make the foot brace go in the right position. Braced floor to boot floor.




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    Non stop now to squeeze every avail minute in.

    Foot rest welded n painted n complete.


    Legacy washer pump push rod married to micro switch for washers.


    Step up to 24v transformer running into 4 15w 6 ohm resistors to current limit the wipers and give me 2 speeds, testing showed about 40% increase.


    Wiring continues, mammoth job with proper fuse boxes, plugs, relays for most things and led all the way through for not one bulb anywhere, except hid headlights.



    New ethrottle arrives from a mini Cooper s R53.


    Working on the decipher of the cruise control module from a vl commodore to wire in.


    Vt commodore abs sensor arrives for testing, will mount to pickup the wheel rim to flange joining bolts. Link ecu max sample rate is 500hz so 12 pulses per wheel rev allows monitoring south of 250kmh.


    Legacy dash wiring complete, electronic wizardry compartment (top glovebox) still to go.


    I'm seriously in the thick of it....


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    Hey Brett, great work, can you run off a copy of the wiring diagram for my fast Floride project ?

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    Can, it's about 20 odd excel pages now....



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    I'm even modifying the ecu for ethrottle support!



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    More wire than an electronics factory......


    Glovebox hides nerve centre now, it can be closed and nothing is visible.




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    Front harness finalised and new laminated windscreen and new seal in.


    Then dash finalised and in, and a quick power up to check.


    Then more sound deadening, but its ok Kevin I've got a few hp to spare for the weight...


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    And then even some more weight for more GT.

    Every square mil covered....





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    Did you consider that Mrs Brettr might like A/C? Where's that going to fit Brett?
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    She's getting an ethrottle instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Did you consider that Mrs Brettr might like A/C? Where's that going to fit Brett?
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    Might mess the mascara
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