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Offline Yoof

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #525 on: March 12, 2017, 11:17:14 am »
Nice work Pete  8)

Are you going to be using this for competition?

Nope - just for trackdays, racing involves contact, and deep pockets! This keeps me entertained in the garage, lets my try things out, and hopefully will translate to something quick on track!


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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #526 on: March 12, 2017, 11:23:22 am »
Almost finished the rear sections of the floor now, started off making a dozen nylon spacers to ensure the floor is at the desired clearance to the ground:

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After that I could offer up the laser cut plates I'd designed a few weeks back, and see if my measurements were correct (they were):

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With the help of various clamps, pri-pins and the button heads, I started to attach it to the frame:

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Many rivets later....

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Happy with the fit:

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So I've got to take the diffuser blades to a local company to be bent, as they're longer than any folder I can borrow, once that's done and they're riveted on, the floor is done (for now). Can then whip it off, primer and treat the underside, refit the fuel tank, make a few modifications to the axle, and then get the car back round the correct way!

All for now  :)

Pete

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #527 on: March 13, 2017, 11:29:14 am »
That looks really good. Can't wait to see the whole package with splitter etc. Are you going to make some bergcup style sideskirts as well to increase the area?

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #528 on: March 13, 2017, 09:13:34 pm »
Yup - they're being made currently  ;)

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #529 on: March 14, 2017, 07:50:50 pm »
Awesome work. Just a quick question I have been trying to get hold of Wl motorsport for some berg cup arches but i can't get any repley just wondered if you could help thanks

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« Reply #530 on: March 15, 2017, 11:34:08 am »
Thanks - try ringing them (preferably with someone who speaks German)

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #531 on: March 15, 2017, 01:44:23 pm »
I translated an email I sent them into German but still didn't get a reply to 2 emails I sent them either.

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #532 on: March 15, 2017, 08:45:20 pm »
Ok I will give it ago how did you manage to get yours ?

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #533 on: March 15, 2017, 09:21:39 pm »
PM me with what you need and I'll see if I can procure them through PPP
 

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #534 on: March 29, 2017, 09:27:37 pm »
Spent a little bit of time on this recently, first up was a tweak of the rose joint mounting position on the rear axle, rotated through 90' for clearance to the diffuser:

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Next up was painting all the flat floor supports, and heatshrinking the nylon spacers in plce so they don't move when I attach the floor:

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Repeat many times:

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Once I'd done that the diffuser plates had been done, so I rivted them up and admired my handy work:

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I then took the floor off, so I could remove the spit and flip the car over:

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I pushed it outside and checked my jacking bars fitted:

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Blew the dust off the interior

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 Then used two farm jacks to raise it onto my stands:

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Set it all level (flat floor is level with the sill)

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Re-attached the floor:

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And retired for the evening:

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Cheers

Pete

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #535 on: May 12, 2017, 08:20:09 pm »
Not done much on this recently, aside from lots of measuring regarding suspension/chassis pickup points, I think my Vento suspension will work...

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Finally worked out a combination of OEM components to give a fairly interesting Powertrain. Turbo from a Seatsport Supercopa, Transmission from a Mk5 Golf GTi, coupled with Audi A3 Diesel stub shaft and intermediate shaft, hopefully allowing far more even length driveshafts, all coupled to an old AGU I got for a ton!

More chassis leg doctoring required   ;D

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #536 on: May 14, 2017, 10:12:52 am »
Outstanding as always. Does that mean theres a spare adapter plate in need of a home? 😊

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #537 on: May 14, 2017, 09:52:23 pm »
Incredible work!

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #538 on: May 16, 2017, 07:20:00 am »
Oft! Great work Pete, love the floor! Have we started calling this Frankenstein yet?

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #539 on: July 29, 2017, 10:08:00 am »
Oft! Great work Pete, love the floor! Have we started calling this Frankenstein yet?



Surgery nearing completion  ;)

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