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#16 lsdweb

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:13 PM

And here's the power steering column Attached File  EPAS.jpg   61.13K   9 downloads (before the brackets were beefed up)

 

The power steering and manual columns are from the same manufacturer and share the same mounting points so I can swap between the two quickly if I find I need PAS



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:26 PM

now that info i do need. but i dont think you will need it. but it will make it easier. (circuits yes)



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:57 AM

Interesting project. Look forward to following the progress.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:54 AM

now that info i do need. but i dont think you will need it. but it will make it easier. (circuits yes)

 

Having the ability to easily swap the PAS in and out is a bonus!



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:27 AM

 

now that info i do need. but i dont think you will need it. but it will make it easier. (circuits yes)

 

Having the ability to easily swap the PAS in and out is a bonus!

 

but which is it? and any info on the kit or what is needed. as i am thinking of adding some UJs to mine to allow an alternative wheel position.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:05 PM

 

 

now that info i do need. but i dont think you will need it. but it will make it easier. (circuits yes)

 

Having the ability to easily swap the PAS in and out is a bonus!

 

but which is it? and any info on the kit or what is needed. as i am thinking of adding some UJs to mine to allow an alternative wheel position.

 

Renault Clio (Phase 2 - 2001 - 2006 ish)  The Sport and Cup have hydraulic power steering so have a manual column. The diesel version has an electric column but the mounts are the same.

 

The mini steering column fits nicely inside the lower half of the Clio column (mine will be pinned and welded).

I just lined it all up, welded some brackets to the dash bar and Bob's just about your uncle. I haven't welded the lower half yet as I want to get the wheel position correct.

 

For the electric column, there's an ECU and also a controller is needed to simulate the signals that the ECU would receive in the original car (road speed and steering angle I think). I used the EPAS column in my Clio last year (to ditch the hydraulic pump and system) and used a controller from the company that makes the power steering systems for a lot of rally cars (Power Steering Solutions). It's a simple twist knob and works really well! I may simplify in it the mini to just have the EPAS on or off.

 

I'll try and get some photos next time I see the car.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:12 PM

Here's the PAS column with the mini column slotted in - almost looks like it was made to fit!  Attached File  Column1.jpg   16.24K   1 downloads



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:43 PM

My carbon fibre boot floor is in for a trial fit. It looks ok. It's really light - a little bit too thin to mount a big fuel tank but my little one will be fixed to the seat back / bulkhead not the floor anyway.

 

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:48 PM

I managed to get a better shot of the new bulkhead (Chris who's doing the fabrication didn't like some of the repairs on the old bulkhead so changed it!)

 

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:51 PM

I also picked up some 'Miglia' arches from my friend who does the CF - they'll need a little bit of TLC and paint but boy are they light!

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:02 AM

A better photo of the (cleaned) CF boot floor :-)

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:08 AM

mmm I would be wary of the boot floor.

 

12.4. The chassis or unitary construction must remain

to the manufacturer’s original specification in

construction and material within the wheel hub centres

with the exception of the following.

 



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:57 PM

Thanks.

 

There will be steel up to the centre line of the wheels! We'll use the new floor as a template to bend it then fit it in. 


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:11 AM

This project looks like it will be great to follow

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:33 AM

Progress has been slow as the chap who is working on the shell attacked his hand with a grinder (I won't post the photo!).

I've got somebody making an aluminium adaptor plate to bolt the fuel pump to the bottom of the 1 gallon tank. The tank will then have the adaptor plate and fittings welded on as well as brackets to bolt it to the rear seat back / bulkhead.

 

 

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