Carbon fibre time attack twins - Page 23 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Build Threads Building a motor? Post the progress here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-12-2012, 07:37 PM   #441
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,711
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
Well it is the same height as oem, plus it has a bit more room underneath. Due to no bulky frame above the roll bar. So if you can fit your hardtop over your roll bar now it won't be an issue.
I will be selling them, but it will still be a few months away. And once I have sold a few locally, and sorted out any issues, and if there is enough interest, I will look into exporting them.
Well I will be trying my damndest to persuade you to sell me one; even if I have to get a plane ticket to AU, exchange a huge pile of cash, hunt you down, and throw it at you.
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #442
Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
 
rccote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 1,591
Total Cats: 11
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by absRTP View Post
Complete with the hate you can find on speedhunters.
rccote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 10:04 PM   #443
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: melbourne aus
Posts: 425
Total Cats: 36
Default

And they didn't get a pic of the real fastback, just the rendering. I have been working every night till 10:30 - 11:00 on the fastback. It is amazing how much work there is in such a small piece. I have set the rebate for the back window now, sanded the whole thing with 40 grit and filled and small spots left behind. It is within 0.5mm now. So will sand that today, and get some primer on it. By the weekend it should be ready for top coat paint. But i have to go to some fancy lunch sat at the races, then stay in the city. So should get back onto it by sunday arvo.

This is the hifill and guide coat.



And this is what it is up to now, all sanded and fill on the small holes and scratches.

Attached Thumbnails
Carbon fibre time attack twins-htpr0.jpg   Carbon fibre time attack twins-htpr1.jpg  
lightyear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 10:28 PM   #444
Senior Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 1,284
Total Cats: 159
Default

Looks great! I see what you mean about the trailing edge of the rear window and the trunk lid. I thought this was going to sit on top of the trunk as one piece.
99mx5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 01:55 AM   #445
A living god
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 5,953
Total Cats: 228
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rccote View Post
Complete with the hate you can find on speedhunters.
Yeah for real. I had no idea people on that site were just like the readers in all the grocery store magazines. Saying they don't like his "body kit" ---- like that is the reason I stay far, far away from the car "scene"

OP, your cars are beautiful and your accent makes me want to grow more hair on my chest, as I'm sure yours is adorned like a well groomed lawn and you can satisfy a blue whale with ease.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 02:49 AM   #446
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: melbourne aus
Posts: 425
Total Cats: 36
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by viperormiata View Post
Yeah for real. I had no idea people on that site were just like the readers in all the grocery store magazines. Saying they don't like his "body kit" ---- like that is the reason I stay far, far away from the car "scene"

OP, your cars are beautiful and your accent makes me want to grow more hair on my chest, as I'm sure yours is adorned like a well groomed lawn and you can satisfy a blue whale with ease.
LOL, that is funny. And i am married to a blue whale, but can not satisfy her. (actually any marine animals are probably hard to satisfy)

Not sure i can remove the bodykit either. As it is the body.....
lightyear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 03:13 AM   #447
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 4,655
Total Cats: 209
Default

Getting hate on speedhunters is a compliment. Any car that is widely accepted on there is almost always some show car pretending to be a race car.

When and if I ever do a crazy build of some sort Id almost be inclined not to post pics on the net simply because id be afraid it would end up on speedhunters, meaning that I had accidentally become what I hate.
Full_Tilt_Boogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 10:12 PM   #448
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,711
Total Cats: 2
Default

Lookin mighty fine! I'm looking forward to seeing how the trunk works out. Will you be integrating some sort of spoiler into the lid?
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 04:46 AM   #449
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: melbourne aus
Posts: 425
Total Cats: 36
Default

Yep, most likely the gv type lip.

I have it in primer now, and will sand it tonight. If i get time i will get a coat of paint on it.

Attached Thumbnails
Carbon fibre time attack twins-htopprimer.jpg  
lightyear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #450
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: melbourne aus
Posts: 425
Total Cats: 36
Default

Mould is made, next, make the frame.

Attached Thumbnails
Carbon fibre time attack twins-toolfast.jpg  
lightyear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 09:15 PM   #451
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,711
Total Cats: 2
Default

Oh man you work quick
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 01:50 AM   #452
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: melbourne aus
Posts: 425
Total Cats: 36
Default

I took the mould of and started cleaning it up. The plaster was a ---- to get off. You can see in this pic that it is almost done, and the pile of plaster.



I have spent the last day cleaning the car, put the carbon fibre hardtop on and prepping it for the next round on sunday. And i will need a couple of days to clean the garage - it is very dusty and messy.
Attached Thumbnails
Carbon fibre time attack twins-fbcl.jpg  
lightyear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #453
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 18,788
Total Cats: 329
Default

exhibit A:



exhibit B:




I've been dumb enough to leave off the PVA Mold release before. You need a jackhammer to remove the mold.
Attached Thumbnails
Carbon fibre time attack twins-premium_mold_release-l.jpg   Carbon fibre time attack twins-pva_mold_release-xl.jpg  
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 07:01 PM   #454
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: melbourne aus
Posts: 425
Total Cats: 36
Default

I did put on wax, and pva. The problem is I only sanded the buck with 320 grit, and gave it 2 quick coats of wax, then I sprayed 3 coats of pva. Should have sprayed the buck to give it a high gloss, and buffed it. But this mould is only to make the fiberglass one piece fastback. once I make a one piece fastback, I can then modify that to make the main fastback section, take a mould of that, and then make the trunk mould separately. So i didn't bother making this mould perfect, as it will only be for one piece fastbacks to do testing on. I have a couple of friends, and myself that want to do some on track data comparisons with a hardtop.
lightyear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 10:23 AM   #455
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 18,788
Total Cats: 329
Default

I getcha. sorry for undermining your efforts. it just looked like removing the buck sucked *****!
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 02:18 AM   #456
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: melbourne aus
Posts: 425
Total Cats: 36
Default

Went to a new track, lots of fun with hills and hairpins. Got 3rd fastest time, and 1st in my class.
Video of me racing a new clio racecar. I will get onto the fastback next week.


Pic of the car as it is now

Attached Thumbnails
Carbon fibre time attack twins-redcw.jpg   Carbon fibre time attack twins-redcw.jpg  
lightyear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 04:09 PM   #457
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: The Race Track & St Pete FL
Posts: 574
Total Cats: 49
Default

I was looking at some hoods with heat extractors built in, or building it my self. The lay out of the heat extractors would be a little different that the pic above. Since I plan on running a L33 V8 in place for a power plant, I would run the vents about where the headers are and behind the radiator. I looked at numerous after market hoods but they have shitty build qualities (Chaser) and/or they are heavier that the stock hood.

P.S. I haven't seen you post anything up on Time Attack Forums in a while
1993ka24det is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 07:09 PM   #458
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: melbourne aus
Posts: 425
Total Cats: 36
Default

The vents work well, I keep forgetting to bring wool to get a video of the air coming out. Bu you can see the heat escaping in the pits, even when it is only warm waiting to go out. I wouldn't put the vents any further back.
lightyear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 02:20 PM   #459
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,711
Total Cats: 2
Default

Yeah wool/yarn demo video!
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:45 PM   #460
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: The Race Track & St Pete FL
Posts: 574
Total Cats: 49
Default

How many layers are you doing on your body panels and are you adding (Kevlar, balsa, honeycomb)
1993ka24det is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
Raleigh: Fiberglass headlight scope, 1.6L ECU, AFM, Hardtop latches, more bigmackloud Miata parts for sale/trade 9 11-08-2015 12:58 AM
Expected intake temps on the track? tazswing Race Prep 20 10-03-2015 12:04 PM
Time to start learning and play with tuning The Gleas MEGAsquirt 3 10-01-2015 10:30 AM
Are my coils failing? viriiguy General Miata Chat 5 09-28-2015 08:39 PM


Tags
aero, carbon fibre, miata, time attack, turbo

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:34 AM.