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#1 custom2ltr

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:11 PM

Hi all here you have a few pics of my R1 conversion Attached File  14092010161.JPG   37.15K   106 downloadsAttached File  23122011361.JPG   53.63K   138 downloadsAttached File  29112011354.JPG   48.05K   376 downloadsAttached File  30122011366.JPG   43.82K   142 downloadsAttached File  29112011354.JPG   48.05K   376 downloadsAttached File  29112011354.JPG   48.05K   376 downloadsAttached File  20120226_130804.jpg   81.09K   172 downloadsAttached File  20120226_130812.jpg   92.56K   210 downloads[attachment=129614:20120226_130759.jp

project has took a while i just need 2 stop using it know and finish some little bits off but it's going on another track day first cheers Jon

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:23 PM

Looking superb mate, when's the turbo being fitted!?

Particulalry like the coilovers/mounts, manifold and smooth bulkhead, keep us updated with how she drives, would be really interested to know more about the setup of these things and how you might try to deal with getting off the line?

All the best.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:19 PM

Thanks for that. Did a track day Monday had a great time at the Bedford autodrome the car handled great no problems with the setup. With the tryes fitted didn't expect other to stick the way it did. Think a gripper diff is needed the escort diff is a little old and Wayne thinks its the way forward. Still feels strange holding a car flat out 2 over 10 000 rpm.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:51 PM

That looks a great piece of kit.Does it have a reverse gear like the pro motive kit?

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

No reverse at the minute but there will be bolt on starter for reverse coming soon its easy enough 2 push though. The car will come 2 pieces soon for a re paint just to finish it off properly.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

Stripped the car down last week to look at my diff and discovered that i had seized my rs diff due to lack of lube. Glad it broke on the track could of been nasty otherwise. Finally bit the bullet and rang gripper to order a proper diff i knew my diff was temporary but would of been good to run at mitp i was gutted to miss out especially with Avon.park being cancelled.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:43 PM

Hi all car is now stripped and ready for paint however i'm still waiting for the gripper diff to come before its mobile again.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:49 AM

hey looks nice . care to share some more pics how you did the chain to diff etc . im planning to do the same but in std front round nose

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

Hi mate, that is a cracker. Really looking forward to seeing the pics whilst you are finishing it up.

Did you make the frame yourself?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

Looks awesome!

The frame is made by knight motorsport. http://knightmotorsp...ngineering.com/

Hes done a few now. No prices or anyhting on the website.

How much did yours cost?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

i plan to make my own frame . just to expensive to get one from the uk .. just trying to get heaps of pics

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

lynx frame is approx 670 pounds that includes the vat ,dont know what it would cost to ship to new zealand though , might be worth a phonecall

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

lynx frame is approx 670 pounds that includes the vat ,dont know what it would cost to ship to new zealand though , might be worth a phonecall


I presume you are talking just the frame. Kits are a lot more than that.

http://www.lynxae.co.uk/Products-MiniR1_Pricelist.htm

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:59 PM


lynx frame is approx 670 pounds that includes the vat ,dont know what it would cost to ship to new zealand though , might be worth a phonecall


I presume you are talking just the frame. Kits are a lot more than that.

http://www.lynxae.co...1_Pricelist.htm


As the frame is made to suit a custom differential housing, you would either have to buy all the associated differential stuff aswell or heavily modify the most complex part of the subframe to use an alternative differential. It's all doable but by the time you cut and modify the bulk of the frame then you would of paid something like a thousand pounds for this frame delivered to the other side of the world and then only use a minor portion of it, the easy bits, engine mounts and engine support.

If your capable of doing all that, then buy yourself £30 worth of box section and do the whole lot yourself to suit a locally sourced differential

Cheers
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

yep il be using lynx frame and diff ,still loads cheaper than buying the whole kit




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