It does just keep getting better. Nice work!
Haha a good place to follow if your just after the photos with none of my bad English getting in the way ! The offshore rigs i work on block flickR (and every other social network) so i tend to upload all the photos from the trip at home, copy the hotlinks and then put the text together on my down time, kills a night of the tripActually saw your pictures on Flickr a few days ago, nicely done Jack!
I appreciate the photos as you take nice detailed ones. Always like looking at them as they may inspire ideas for me as well..Haha a good place to follow if your just after the photos with none of my bad English getting in the way ! The offshore rigs i work on block flickR (and every other social network) so i tend to upload all the photos from the trip at home, copy the hotlinks and then put the text together on my down time, kills a night of the trip
Love your thinking and upgrades Jack !So Update!
So got the new front support made up. T45 for the front bar and yes im aware the intercooler is in front of it... best not crash then!
Oil cooler has also been moved to the wheel well area, not my first choice but sadly the only place i have room now. Hoping with some good ducting i can get it to work, the old oil cooler was 10 row and worked "ok" , new one is 16 row so should hopefully help!
So moved the radiator as far forward as i could, as i said before the idea was to create a gap that would allow me to duct the air out the back and up out the bonnet, added downforce from the bonnet exit... i doubt it will be anything noticeable. Have been talking (annoying) to David long and asking about his wind tunnel experience and its gave me some vital info so much appreciated.
So was happy with the location of everything, old bonnet shut up fine to the new points so it was off the car and powder coated.
So built back up and new bonnet installed. A carbon one this time, the kevlar/fiberglass one gets a little floppy when hot, will see how this one does!
Cutting out the holes for the aero catches is never my idea of fun!
Luckly it was a success!
And to show how far the rad has moved forward..... headlight had to get a little tickle with the grinder!
So Now onto the ducting, as big as i could get away with was the plan. Got my cardboard out and got my blue peter on!
Transfered onto alloy!
If it works i plan to make it out of carbon!
And in place!
New Setrab oil cooler fitted and new lines made/modded.
Like i said, il be ducting this tight to the front bumper, where the "fake" indicator is.
So now we are in the new year and everything is open again, wipped the exhaust off and it is away on its holidays to get coated!
But then wanted to progress with the bonnet project so had to put the rad back in and then decided on a final location for the rad exit vent.
This Vent (white one) will have some adjustable gurney flap's added to the leading edge, this should allow me to fine tune them to hopefully aid pulling the air out from behind the rad.
I still need to make the "top" section of the duct, but it will all be flowing and sealed to the bonnet.
You'll also notice there is a 2nd pair of vents further up the bonnet, i still need to decide where they are going as to hopefully not have them in the high pressure zone, but their job it to pull hot air out the engine bay now there won’t be much air flow, flowing through.
And just a little before and after photo before i forget so you can see how far the rad has moved forward!
So thats it pretty much up to date now!
Comments always welcome