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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! HarryB's Avatar
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    Remember the inspiration pics from 3 years ago, when trying to decide on my wheels' color? I had also done this, but did not had the time to actually build it. Was reminded of it a few days back, and did another 2 versions of it. Picture 1 is going to happen sooner than later, already got the lights here for over a year now.






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    That's pretty cool!
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    I dont know a word you just said, but that **** sounded COOL.

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    Cannot wait Harry, that looks fantastic!!

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    That looks awesome!

    Definitely #1. I'm not sure where this whole mix and match wheel craze started but personally I really don't like it(that is putting it mildly) but there are plenty of things that I have done and will do that others feel the same about so to each their own.
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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! HarryB's Avatar
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    Thank you guys! 1 is most probably what's gonna happen, I am also thinking to make some magnetic off-white roundels to put on and off when I feel like it.

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power mx54life's Avatar
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    I like the yellow covered fog lights!!!
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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! HarryB's Avatar
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    Update time! During Christmas break, I did get started on wiring for the new engine. I have actually purchased a spare 1.8 VVT engine loom, but will cover that in an upcoming post. I also dealt a bit with the chassis wiring, tucking it a bit out of the way and re-looming areas that were not given enough attention at the factory. Before and after pics:









    Used a combination of flame retardant mesh/overbraid and Tesa automotive cloth tape, for that OEM+ look. Connectors did have to come off for that, so I de-pinned and re-pinned them back. The only ones I could not figure out (in 10') were the headlight connectors, so if you know how to take them apart please let me know.

    Next I decided to create a heat shield for the master cylinder/brake lines, as they are quite close to the exhaust manifold. Torn between adding a heat shield to the exhaust, add this or add both, but went on anyways. Cereal box CAD (cardboard-aided design) followed by quick drawing. Dimensions are in mm and measured with a ruler on the cardboard, so not 100% verified, but I will report back when I get this done; hope this is useful to someone!





    (Don't mind the dirty car or my valve cover)

    Plan to cut it in 1mm aluminum, roll some beads on the flat sides and add stick-on foam insulation on the inside (armaflex is quite cheap and effective).

    Designed myself some proper Elise seat mounts (these were designed to conform to the FIA regulations for seats).



    Usual process, measure, print in 1:1 scale in A3 paper sheet, trace to cardboard, test-fit, laser cut. They need the front tubular mount welded, hope to do that soon.





    Also made myself a "frankenstein delete" mount. This replaces the OEM mounting system for the hardtop, reducing squeaks, while it can also be an anti-theft protection.





    That's all for now. Unfortunately I will be crazy busy until the 5th of February, hope to catch up after that!
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