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  • Things are coming together.

    I've received most of the parts from Caterham, with the two front wings remaining. I may just patch up the wings I have in order to get the car to the paint shop faster.

    I now have the following new shiny bits:

    FIA roll bar (which will be extended with side-impact protection).
    Half doors
    Tillet seats (Fibre glass, black).
    Start and horn buttons (very important).
    Rear wings.

    The new dashboard is more or less complete. See attachments.

    The buttons and switches are (from left to right)
    Horn, start, headlights, blinkers, hazards, ignition key, ECU port, USB port (for data logging).

    The M.1b is installed behind the dash on the right hand side of the car. The only thing left to do, sensor-wise, is to convert the fuel gauge signal to something that the M.1b A/D converter can read.

    Saturday I'll bring the car down to OC to clean up the engine harness, which needs numerous minor mods. After that I'll book a time for a paint job.

    /Magnus F.
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    Last edited by magnusfeuer; June 2, 2010, 09:37 PM. Reason: Button explanation.

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    Oi,

    What is that square thing above the steering wheel? We with ancient Caterhams want to know. Looks like a small TV to watch reruns of The Prisoner on while driving.

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    • #3
      Dave,

      See here: http://magden-auto.com/
      Tom "ELV15" Jones
      http://PIErats.com

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      • #4
        Today I dropped the car off at John West, who will extend the newly installed FIA rollbar to become a complete roll cage.

        He will do a halo hoop running forward from the top left edge of the roll bar, looping forward to the left A-pillar and then over to the right A-pillar and back to the top right edge of the roll bar.

        The two A pillars will roughly follow the windscreen sides down.

        The cage is completed with two side impact protection bars on each side and a few diagonal braces.

        1.5" cro moly tubing and fully NASA CCR compliant.

        I'll post pictures when the design starts to come together. I'll also post the price when I get the quote.

        There is a local paint shop around the corner from John that apparently does a decent job. They will come down and have a look at the car and the photoshopped image of what I want and give me a price.

        /Magnus F.

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        • #5
          John wants between $1500 and $2000 to do the roll cage. Done by Friday next week.

          /Magnus F.

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          • #6
            Sounds like a great setup. My cage still leaves my arm hanging out the side of the car!

            Justin

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            • #7
              Justin.

              How about wearing arm restraints?
              John Norris
              '91 Caterham 1700 c/f
              Green/Aluminum W/Clamshells
              '94 BMW 325I Racecar
              '94 BMW 325IS Racecar

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BMWRACER View Post
                Justin.

                How about wearing arm restraints?
                I always use them. You should too.

                Interested to see the cage Magnus. Post em when you've got em. :D
                Chris
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                A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                • #9
                  Magnus

                  I've fairly sure MMurphy paid more for his cage than that and it took longer too. So it seems like a reasonable price.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by magnusfeuer View Post
                    John wants between $1500 and $2000 to do the roll cage. Done by Friday next week.

                    /Magnus F.
                    The R400 cage on CC's online shop is آ£795 - about $1250. Add shipping and it's probably about the same as the low quote. It's not NASA legal but that only matters if you're going to race, which I'm not. So it's all about weight. Imagine that.

                    Post a weight comparison if possible. Looking forward to the pics.
                    Chris
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                    A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                    • #11
                      According to [email protected], shipping is almost as expensive as the cage itself. I think he mentioned $3000-$3500 for the whole thing at your door.

                      /Magnus F.

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                      • #12
                        Ok. The paint job is out.

                        I found a local guy who could do the stripe and everything really nice, but at $6500. Since I've already spent a fortune on this project, I'll strip what's left of the BRG paint from the panels, brush the car down with red scotch brite and possibly paint down the yellow nose cone in black so that it just has a yellow lip left.

                        That in combination with the new black wings (back and front), should look acceptable for now.

                        Aircraft paint stripping maybe?

                        /Magnus F.

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                        • #13
                          John Deere "Blitzblack" seems to be a popular and durable choice for rattle-can self-painters

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                          • #14
                            Try calling these guys for a quote, http://www.mulhollandmotorsports.com/

                            Ask for Julio, tell him I sent you and that you have a car like mine but for fat kids.... :D

                            Not sure the price will be better, but worth a try and they do good work. He will be fixing the carbon fiber wings on my car as soon as I get the dosh

                            .
                            Last edited by mopho; July 16, 2010, 12:01 AM.
                            www.morgansegal.com

                            The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by magnusfeuer View Post
                              According to [email protected], shipping is almost as expensive as the cage itself. I think he mentioned $3000-$3500 for the whole thing at your door.

                              /Magnus F.
                              I wonder. At over 100 kilos the engine cost آ£600, picked up in Woodbridge and delivered to LHR for air freighting. A bar would be a somewhat bigger box (not that much surprisingly) but much lighter. I think I'll inquire.
                              Chris
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                              A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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