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Old 04-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #181
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Purely out of curiosity, I wonder what one of these would weigh with a Hayabusa motor?
Hmmmm, I just happen to have a Hayabusa motor, and it weighs about 150lbs, without headers or extra stuff bolted up.
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The new Porsche 911S has 400HP and weighs a svelte 3,075lbs. Power to weight 7.6:1

The Catfish with a nice low psi turbo will give 225hp at 1,500lbs. Power to weight 6.66:1

A little creativity should get 'er done, but 400hp in a car weighing an estimated 1,800-1,900lbs with an 89" wheelbase will be a crazy drive.
So me having 575hp in my 1950lbs car with a 95" wheelbase is crazy! That's what I like to hear!!!

Looking forward to the mold photos!
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1) LED lighting screw--this is patent-pending M5, M6 or 1/4-20 screw. The screws are machined, gun-drilled, and then a slot is milled under the head. A tiny (TINY!) printed circuit board is then installed, which includes not one but two micro-LED's. You can see the result when lit. The cool part is when you install them on glass or a motorcycle windscreen, as the edges light up. When done right, you can't even tell the light source.
Why are those any better than these?
http://www.customdynamics.com/illumi...#LED_Tag_Bolts

Completely serious question, I'm in the market for some.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:40 AM   #184
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Slightly off topic....

Why are those any better than these?
http://www.customdynamics.com/illumi...#LED_Tag_Bolts

Completely serious question, I'm in the market for some.

I have those too--for mounting license plates. I've got M6 and M8 styles, micro-LED, screw machined, multiple colors, built in circuitry to prevent reverse polarity damage, yada yada yada. The other lights are meant more as accent lights. They can light on a toggle, be used as an idiot lights, in array as a shift light, etceteras. The patent-pending design has the hole milled under the head. You can mount it through an acrylic sheet and the light will carry through it. I want to put them on the side of endurance racers as night-time marker lights.
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Cockycordy's pat-pend. slit is just under the head so it can light up plastic sheets. Slick idea IMHO. And they look nicer once you get closer than 3 feet, at least judging from the pics of each. But will cocky's be $20/pair? Or have the option of dual sideways white & amber/red lighting?
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Cockycordy's pat-pend. slit is just under the head so it can light up plastic sheets. Slick idea IMHO. And they look nicer once you get closer than 3 feet, at least judging from the pics of each. But will cocky's be $20/pair? Or have the option of dual sideways white & amber/red lighting?
Tim, the milling under the head is intended to light up the lower portion of a motorcycle screen. Too bright, and the screen edge can possibly cause a distraction while driving at night. Two should be enough to light up a sticker or etching. A pimpin' ride could use milled lights on all the screws and really light up the screen. For shows only.

BTW, I come here to share my projects and because I love cars. I don't want to trade barbs with anyone. Please just call me Cord.

edit--here are some pictures of the license plate bolts.
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the micro machined metal with an led back light is the same concept implemented for the new koenigsegg
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Mold update--about half of the molds have been machined, which is just part of the process. They'll need to be hand finished and plugs made from them.

The first plug will be fitted to the car to check tolerances, fitment, mounting points, etceteras. Each body part will also need a mating surface created so it can connect to the part next to it, and items like the head light and tail light buckets will require their own sub-assemblies. It's all very involved and time-consuming, dammit.

Sorry, but no pictures until the plugs are on the car.
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Good God man just been through your thread and your Sir are a different kind of Awesome
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Good God man just been through your thread and your Sir are a different kind of Awesome
Thank you! But there's no way I could tackle this by myself. I've got a really talented group of people helping. Right now Dave Green of DG Motorsports is doing all the work, as he will be making the bodywork. For reference, Dave made all the carbon bodywork for Brian Goodwin's evil yellow MX5 track car. This is a car where nearly every panel is made from carbon fiber, and regularly sets FTOD at some of the more fun West Coast tracks.

Dave's built dozens of SEMA cars for Ford, Mazda, GM, Dodge and others as well, so we know that the bodywork is being finished correctly. This ain't no off-brand fiberglass company making the body with a chopper gun. Check out his site at www.dgmotorsports.com if you're in the market for carbon hoods, tops, downforcers, center consoles, door panels and other fun stuff.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:11 AM   #192
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Quick pic--here's a couple of pictures of the headlight bucket. It's still a work in progress. The main headlight is dichroic, and has a high / low beam setup. It's SAE compliant (DOT approved).
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:43 PM   #193
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Default shakedown!

While waiting for the final body molds to be cnc machined, we decided to take the car to El Toro air base (closed) in Irvine for a shakedown. Long story short, the car is surprisingly close to the correct suspension settings and didn't do anything unexpected. No breaks, no surprises, only happy testers.

The initial feedback from our two testers (both professional drivers) was that the car had neutral handling, cornered flat and had progressive brakes that they raved about. Funny thing--the brakes are stock Mazdaspeed units. We put this down to the refreshing "new sensation" of not having ABS.

Check out the second run here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn2Qv...ature=youtu.be

Thanks to Tony Woodford, Roman, George, Gary and Mike for a successful test.
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So much want. This is turning out amazing. Keep the video's coming!
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:38 AM   #196
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Here are some still shots from the test. I like the first one because you can see the hanger in the background that Ken Block uses as his own personal obstacle course.

If you look closely at the tires in the turning sequence you can see that they haven't rolled over at all. The tires had 25lbs of pressure (cold) at this point, and it was way too much for the weight of the car. We'll sneak up on a correct tire pressure after we've added bodywork.
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Default Another shakedown video

This time it's Gary's turn. This is one of the early test runs where the tires are still over-inflated and the rear sway bar connected.

I just LOVE the sound this car makes--a raspy burble just like a sports car should. ITB's would just complete the sound effects.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJGw...ature=youtu.be
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What do you think the weight of that vehicle is as it sits?
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best thread ever.
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Do a rear coolant reroute while you're at it. I'm not kidding.
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