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NorthloopCup

ClioSport Moderator
Time for a bit of an update then.

Tweaked the design for the angled spacers and put them out for quotes to be cnc'd

Wasn't really sure what to expect with the bore having a sweep and a taper but quotes came back ranging from ยฃ224 each ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ to ยฃ98 each ๐Ÿ˜ฌ (still a bit of a sting)


Anyways they turned up this week and has to be said they're worth it ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

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Much better angle and room around the the trumpets for the airbox ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
As said mate, looks awesome! And a much better angle for the airflow directly into the ports from a ram air perspective.

However.


















You forgot to mention custom steel selector forks for the gearbox. ๐Ÿ˜‚
 

Tom Johnson

ClioSport Club Member
  clio 182
Look nice (y)

but wtf did you design them like that do you know how much of a pain in the fanny they would be to machine?

Designed like that because they need to be like that mate.

The straight spacers that was in before put the trumpets nearly touching the bonnet. And the taper is to go from the 50mm bodies down to the inlet manifold
 

Tom Johnson

ClioSport Club Member
  clio 182
As said mate, looks awesome! And a much better angle for the airflow directly into the ports from a ram air perspective.

However.


















You forgot to mention custom steel selector forks for the gearbox. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Was keeping that one on the QT till we got them modelled and into production ๐Ÿ˜‚
You can go into that one if you want to mate ๐Ÿ˜‰
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
Designed like that because they need to be like that mate.

The straight spacers that was in before put the trumpets nearly touching the bonnet. And the taper is to go from the 50mm bodies down to the inlet manifold
Looks like you could have gotten away with something like this no (I just guessed at dims and angle)?

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I think the slowest and most expensive part would have been removing the material around the outside - just that you made the comment about cost. Looks like theres enough room to get bolts in from the other side of the manifold flange, into 4 tapped holes on the wedge spacer. The center can still be nicely tapered etc.

Im not knocking yours btw, I think they look great just addressing your cost comment.
 

NorthloopCup

ClioSport Moderator
Looks like you could have gotten away with something like this no (I just guessed at dims and angle)?

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I think the slowest and most expensive part would have been removing the material around the outside - just that you made the comment about cost. Looks like theres enough room to get bolts in from the other side of the manifold flange, into 4 tapped holes on the wedge spacer. The center can still be nicely tapered etc.

Im not knocking yours btw, I think they look great just addressing your cost comment.
They look far too heavy. Easily an extra 50 grams. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
 

Tom Johnson

ClioSport Club Member
  clio 182
Looks like you could have gotten away with something like this no (I just guessed at dims and angle)?

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I think the slowest and most expensive part would have been removing the material around the outside - just that you made the comment about cost. Looks like theres enough room to get bolts in from the other side of the manifold flange, into 4 tapped holes on the wedge spacer. The center can still be nicely tapered etc.

Im not knocking yours btw, I think they look great just addressing your cost comment.

You're probably right I could of got away with something like that but wanted to try bolt from the spacer into the inlet manifold as per the standard.
Plus as Mark said #becauseracecar weight saving and all that ๐Ÿ˜‚
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
You're 100% right Rob, its just that I've spent ยฃ400 on these so I can't openly admit that your right. Either way could you stop being a massive prick now and just get on with enjoying my car porn thread I could of got away with something like that but wanted to try bolt from the spacer into the inlet manifold as per the standard.
Plus as Mark said #becauseracecar weight saving and all that
๐Ÿ˜‚

I am being a dick now - I do realise that but...

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Can you get a bolt in that, and if you can, will it engage by more than half a thread? This must be a bolt from the back job anyway?
 

Tom Johnson

ClioSport Club Member
  clio 182
Things have been slow going again lately with building cages and moving house.

Slight bit of progress yesterday though getting the Laminova mounted and the oil lines done. (One fitting short of finishing them ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ)

Fab'd up a lower bracket to locate the tank as trying to holding it place with blocks of wood just wasn't happening. Will look for something more suitable off the shelf but can see it having to be a couple of fabricated brackets.

Couple of pictures

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NorthloopCup

ClioSport Moderator
Things have been slow going again lately with building cages and moving house.

Slight bit of progress yesterday though getting the Laminova mounted and the oil lines done. (One fitting short of finishing them ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ)

Fab'd up a lower bracket to locate the tank as trying to holding it place with blocks of wood just wasn't happening. Will look for something more suitable off the shelf but can see it having to be a couple of fabricated brackets.

Couple of pictures

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Slow progress is still progress mate ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
 

Tom Johnson

ClioSport Club Member
  clio 182
Bit more done today,

Fittings arrived this week to make a start on the fuel lines and get the last oil line finished but like always what you think is right never actually is ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Bottom feed line done.

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Tank did have plastic push fit 90ยฐ fitting with a ยฝ" BSPT thread but trying to find a BSPT to AN fitting was a no go so tapped the bosses out to ยฝ NPT.

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Made a start on the fuel lines but need to order a couple of Banjo fittings for the regulator.

Will be another dry break coupling getting fitted on the return.

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Fuel lines running through Torques Fibreglass heat sleeving. Will be getting a heat shield over the top as well.

Need to get a catch tank ordered next to get the last line done from the top of the oil tank. Will have to try decipher the MSUK website for the bluebook to see what size is needed.

Also getting the engine bay 3d scanned in the next couple of weeks so I can design the airbox to fit around everything.
 


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