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1  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Re: AIG1355 Tarting Up Diary on: October 15, 2016, 04:01:16 PM


Rich, glad the converters did the trick. I hardly ever use mine, but when I do I just think there's no way I can sell this ! So going to keep it for the moment. Smiley
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Glad to hear it. Would you consider doing a show next year? Thats my plan now there is a good chance of a decent turnout. I hardly used mine too, but to be honest I didn't get it to go posing round the streets on a weekend, it was the odd country blast but mainly shows. I guess when it comes back it will be used a bit more to take the kids out, the 8 year old talks about it all the time.

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Hey rich, that sounds like a good idea. HuhHuh??   Yes I can imagine it makes it quite an event for the kids.
2  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Re: AIG1355 Tarting Up Diary on: October 15, 2016, 12:03:59 PM
Hi Steve, not sure. I got the info by email and they have been on hols since. He did say that it will pass the MOT but with a bunch of advisories one being...loose dash. But its just to get it to the trim shop.The trim shop will be trimmania in Wokingham. Now furiously saving as I am sure it wont be a cheap trim.

Hi Nick  thanks, I am looking forward to getting it back, its so close now after 3 years and thanks for your help. The signal converters did the job. Have you made any further decision on yours?

Cheers

Rich

Rich, glad the converters did the trick. I hardly ever use mine, but when I do I just think there's no way I can sell this ! So going to keep it for the moment. Smiley
3  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Re: AIG1355 Tarting Up Diary on: October 15, 2016, 10:18:52 AM
Excellent work, that's going to look amazing, bet you can't wait !
4  Extreme Kits / Extreme 430 / Re: engine sound on: July 08, 2015, 10:15:27 PM
Nice, so is that straight through once the valve opens or do you have a cat / primary silencer before ?

Yes its straight through, no cat. When closed, its gas tight. No problem for the MOT (or NCT as they call it here in Ireland). Loud and rather nice in tunnels, but under control. Some added BHP when its open too (bonus). THis is the Camry 3L V6 Mr2 conversion y the way (engine behind)



Thats a great sound !  I do like the idea of it being vacumn actuated so it opens when you put your foot down. nice job.
Whats next on your list of things to do, or is it finished now ?
5  Extreme Kits / Extreme 430 / Re: engine sound on: July 07, 2015, 05:32:06 PM
Hi everyone just wondering is there any good tips to get a close to realistic sound from the v6 engine in the pug

My hot tip is to fit a vacuum actuated bypass valve between the downpipes and the first box, get a Y piece welded in, then a stubby exhaust to let the engine roar at higher revs. Here's one I fitted to my V6 355 replica, worked a treat. Prevous to that I experimented with electronically controlled ones, however the electric motors ended up failing.

I added a solenoid so I could have it stay at any level of opened I wanted, or just let it open up when the revs increased. Sams as they use of ferrari, if you're going to use a genuine back box, you could fit there, but personally I'd have it forward of the cat



Nice, so is that straight through once the valve opens or do you have a cat / primary silencer before ?
6  Extreme Kits / Extreme 355 / Re: Tuning on: April 13, 2014, 09:46:51 PM
Have you checked out Aldon automotive in Brierly hill, they used to have a rolling road too.
7  Extreme Kits / Extreme 355 / Re: Just saying Hi-new member on: April 13, 2014, 09:42:24 PM
Congratulations on your new purchase, have your dials got replacement faces ? Since sometimes people remove the needles to fit the new faces and don't always replace therm in the right position, especially so with the fuel guage.

You don't need a tein dealer, first find out which teins you have. Super streets are the softest ( relative ...)  Any other model will be rock hard ( IMO )
Damping is usually done by a hex adjuster in the middle of the shock.
However this adjustment is small and unfortunately it doesn't turn a hard riding car into a soft riding one.

The other thing if it is lowered too much, the rear suspension can bottom out on the subframe , not nice !
8  Extreme Kits / Extreme 355 / Re: is this an Extreme? on: February 16, 2014, 03:16:07 PM
Another one on fleabay  today?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141192386239?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Does this one look like extreme kit guys?


Yes it is. I'm liking the black rear light panel, but not sure on the round holes in the bootlid .....
9  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Re: Ferrari 360 JD Build diary on: December 08, 2013, 01:34:40 PM
Going to be a good result this one I think !

With the space frame rear , I'm guessing you won't be limited so much for the drop compared to sticking with the original suspension mounts ?

Then interested to know where you start with the geometry settings, since its not the peugot linkage now ?

Cheers nick
10  Extreme Kits / Extreme 355 / Re: MR2 Low rise headlights? on: April 09, 2013, 06:14:07 PM
Certainly a much better look than the Rogue ones. Wish I'd seen that before doing mine.

I think on the mr2 the smaller rectangular headlight looks much better but would look strange on the ex355 without modifying the sides since it would highlight the different widths of headlight to headlight cover whereas you can get away with the rogue ones since the twin circulars don't draw so much attention to the width difference.
11  Extreme Kits / Extreme 355 / Re: MR2 Low rise headlights? on: April 09, 2013, 09:46:26 AM

nice link, i hadnt come across these before. He'd made a good job and even a modified shroud. The picture links are broken in the above but also
found the same guy ( Gaz) on imoc, see for pics:
http://www.imoc.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1381235&sid=cea5804fa7bc9508ddb558d6ac6fdbac
12  Extreme Kits / Extreme 355 / Re: MR2 Low rise headlights? on: March 26, 2013, 11:04:24 PM
I think rogue just did quad lights ?

You might want to have a look at this
http://www.imoc.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1138546

It may give you some ideas, but basically you will have to maker your own.
I did do this myself, looks alot better but also a lot of work !
13  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Something new is coming.... on: March 17, 2013, 09:31:21 PM
Also look like the alfa ones 156, gtv.

Peggyontherun how do you do your carbon fibre ? Is it the transfer stuff on top of a fibreglass shell ? Since whatever it looks good !
14  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL on: March 02, 2013, 03:36:37 PM
Yep, I think they must have stops somewhere in the mirror. The reed switch seems an easy solution.. just need to find a nice small normally closed one that can take enough amps for the motor... It's only a tiny motor.. I will measure the current and see what's needed later.

It would be a case of wiring it up like below.. so when the magnet opens the switch (mirror in folded position) it would then cut the power to it. However since the diode is there you can then return the mirror to its open position by running the motor the other way for the time it takes +  a couple of seconds to make sure it's fully out.

What do you think?




I think it will work and its a neat idea, but ....... I'm not sure how long the reed switch will last, since you will be breaking the motor current with it, and the motor being an inductive load will cause a nice spike across the switch. 

What's the spec on the reed switch you've got ?

PS lucky about the mirror fittings !
15  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL on: February 28, 2013, 06:26:12 PM
I can't remember off hand what technique the mr2 uses  ?? but I have a feeling you need mechanical limit stops whichever technique is used. A timed partial sweep ( without end stops ) might vary with temperature,

Current sensing would be nice if something got in the way, but initial movement would be current hungry although not as much on end stops.

Quite an interesting challenge !
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