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StruveD 10th September 2013 05:25 PM

DaveStruve Build Log
 
Completed Car:


Build Log:
Kind of getting a late start to this build thread, so I'm going to back date it a bit to show whats been done.

Project Outline:
Start Date: May 7, 2013

Build Plan: Haynes Roadster with Saturn Modifications

Donor: Mazda MX5/Miata (on this side of the pond)


Slideshow: http://s125.photobucket.com/user/xcr...show/Lotus%207

Engine: Cleaned up, painted and supercharged 1.6


Seats: Lotus Exige


Rear End:
Torsen Limited Slip Diff

StruveD 10th September 2013 05:30 PM

Ok and now on to where we are at today. As of yesterday I had a rolling chassis. Ride height is a inch to high at 6.5"/165mm. I'm debating whether I should lower it.





K4KEV 10th September 2013 05:53 PM

lookin swell there Dave and love the rims....engine looks mint

twinturbo 10th September 2013 05:53 PM

that's going to be an interesting fitting job on that power plant..

Welcome

TT

StruveD 10th September 2013 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twinturbo (Post 93526)
that's going to be an interesting fitting job on that power plant..

Welcome

TT

Biggest concern is clearing the supercharger. But I'll either make a custom hood, or fabricate a new bracket for the supercharger so that it sits a bit lower.

Dualist 10th September 2013 07:26 PM

Quality stuff so far mate, love the seats and the engine :)

vmax1974 10th September 2013 08:45 PM

Looks very nice indeed

Was about to say about the steering column being on the wrong side but its been said to death and its only the japanese and australians that listen

All seriousness very good work in such a short space of time look forward to seeing your progress

Talonmotorsport 10th September 2013 10:02 PM

The ride height will change when you swap those box section shocks for some thing with a little more give to them. The lower wishbone bolts and the ball joint bolt should be more or less horizontal to each other the bend in the lower wishbones is to clear the rack arms.

StruveD 10th September 2013 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Talonmotorsport (Post 93531)
The ride height will change when you swap those box section shocks for some thing with a little more give to them. The lower wishbone bolts and the ball joint bolt should be more or less horizontal to each other the bend in the lower wishbones is to clear the rack arms.

I was just looking at that, so I should base it off the bolts being horizontal and not the wishbones? It threw me off a bit because the 2 plates that clamp the upright are even with the bottom of the frame.

Johno 10th September 2013 10:22 PM

Looks absolutely stunning there matey..:cool: :cool:
Very envious of your engine setup but the only problem I can see is it's not mine....;)
Cracking build throughout so far, so please keep the photos coming.


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