Mocking up 330mm front disc brakes

Well, since its time to get going on the wishbone design; we need to determine the clearances around the uprights and brake components.
So before we order a 330mm disc, I’m cutting out a mock disc to check for clearance.

Can’t beat Makita!! Trusted build tools for project N2!!

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Brakes!

Check these babies out! Brand spanking new Progressive AP 6-pot calipers for the fronts and progressive 4-pot calipers for the rears.

These should stop the car nicely!

Stay tuned for the custom floating discs and bells!

NITRON STYLE!!

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Gearbox oil cooler

Right guys and gals. Lots has been done but again… Little time to blog. So ill try to get pictures up; as and when I do stuff from now on.

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Carbon Engine Hatch

Courtesy of Mr. Dale Edmonds; our new carbon fiber engine bay hatch has just arrived.
The hatch has been moulded without any of the mesh vents that a standard Exige comes with; to induce superior air flow over the top of the car.

Foam core has been integrated into the part to increase the strength and rigidity.

What does everyone think?

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Rear clam mounted

The rear clam is on the car!!!

Finally dove in head first into getting the rear clam on the car. In order to keep clear of any exhaust manifolds spoiler mounts, oil coolers etc. it was deemed necessary to keep the body mounts up high and out of the way.

Using some t45 tubing, body mounts were TIG welded in place; intertwining the rear roll cage and mounting points. They’re nice and stiff so they can be used to mount other brackets such as spoiler mounts etc.

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Roof mounted

As promised, more updates!
So the roof is in place, the safety devices cage had 3 small tubes welded onto the front roof cross member that acted as good mounting points. I welded 2 more points into the left and right roof tubes for the rear fasteners.
The bolt points have been bonded to the roof; one in every corner and another in the center to secure the inner roof scoop skin.

Further reinforcement may be needed however it seems as though the compound used to bond the fasteners to the roof is quite strong.

The roof is a carbon fiber copy of an S2 exige roof with the extended roof scoop. The roof uses foam core in either side as reinforcement along with a Carbon inner ski to seal the air duct. It weights approximately 3.5 KG’s.

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Rear side scoops mounted

FINALLY BACK TO WORK! Sorry it’s taken so long to update but with vacations, North America trips, and other shop duties… There hasn’t been much time to blog!

So, the side pods have been mounted solidly into place. A series of aluminum riv-nuts have been drilled and fastened into various chassis/ body panels to secure down the side scoops. The inner arches have been fastened down with 1.5mm thick aluminum panels which also double as stone guards for the rear air jacks.

Notice the side scoops are quite prominent compared to the original scoops… Back around January time, we sculpted larger scoops and moulded them in carbon fiber. This was all done to increase air flow into the engine bay for both the oil cooler and the engine air intake. The fact that they’re now roughly 25% lighter and way stronger doesn’t hurt either ;).

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