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#1 THE STIG

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:05 AM

just spent a week up at z cars helping to fit together their new racer based around one of our sprint shells

the car will be racing at outon park at the end of the month

heres some pics of the build

frame as i arrived on tuesday morning engine fitted and running

#2 markrally

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:17 AM

anymore larger pics?

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:17 AM

more pics

the car has not been painted is as it came out the mould in gel coat

Edited by THE STIG, 17 March 2008 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:38 AM

Tis a thing of beauty!

Biased...me....;D....never

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:12 PM

the mutts nutts fella! very nice indeed ;D

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:25 PM

Thats going to be far too small for larger people like Stig and Chris, you need a smaller framed person like myself to really take advantage of the lower COG and weight! :D ;D

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:53 PM

Looks like the Monte carlo has had a little Baby!!! ;D

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 05:48 PM

Thats going to be far too small for larger people like Stig and Chris, you need a smaller framed person like myself to really take advantage of the lower COG and weight! :D ;D



fuuny as is a perfect fit for chris

being skinny is no substiute for experance even with the extra weight

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:27 PM

i can confirm that even slightly large people like myself can fit into the car quite nicely, once installed theres enough leg room and we have off set the tunnel a few inches to help my width on a lhd version we will do the reverse
im well chuffed with how its all gone together and in particular with how both halves of the body just slot together we literally started at 10 10 am and by dinner time both halves had been aligned and drilled to themselves and the frame
the top comes off with thirty 6 mm nuts and bolts and during the build we put it on and off a dozen times to check and fettle various things it was a pleasure to do and i reckon you could lift the top half off in 10 miniutes if youi wanted to change an engine for example
i will weigh it when i get back from a show in sweden but im going to need a load of ballast to meet the minimum weight limit for the series
good thing with that is ive got two big races in sweden later this year so i can ditch the ballast for those might even try a diet???
perhaps not
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:11 PM

That looks incredible, well done to all concerned! Also looks like its going to be a bit of an animal.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:46 PM

Spot on!!!

Me like.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:18 PM

lots of photos will be taken at the first race meeting end of the month and then posted on here

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:31 PM

Nice! Its a shame about the engine though..... wrong type...... wrong place

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:33 PM

was just talkin to wolfy about this! lol. Was saying you need to become anorexic and have a dump before getting in it just out of respect dont you! lol. But, absolutely stunning! Love it.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 07:52 PM

spoke to chris earlier they have weighed the car and it comes in at

490kg with a gallon of fuel on board

thats 60kg light than last years steel bodied car which had alloy doors ,fibreglass bonnet and boot and perspex windows




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