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PostPost by: The Veg » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:39 pm

Gear lever strain gauge? How hard do you shift??? :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:21 pm

The Veg wrote:Gear lever strain gauge? How hard do you shift??? :mrgreen:


Since I posted this I have found out that I don't need one using flappy paddles and pneumatic shifting :-)
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:32 pm

Car is now away being completely rewired. This has given me the opportunity to build a bigger prepreg carbon/aramid curing oven. I decided on 6' x 6' x 3' as a complete flip front will fit in this :-)

Constructiuon is (from outside) plywood, 50mm Cortex, plywood, double sided insulation blanket.

Heat is provided by 150w bulbs on two circuits. One circuit will be on permanently during curing supplying the base temp of around 80 deg C. A second runs of bulbs will be thermostatically controlled, allowing various temperatures (80-150) to be maintained. A couple of fans will circulate the air. I have placed temp sensors around the oven so I can monitor the temp, making sure that I am getting an even heat.

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:51 am

Steve, I’m shocked you don’t do your own wiring? You seem to have the skills to do just about everything else :D
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:08 am

Car finally off for wiring. Engine loom design complete. Chassis harness design is ongoing.

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PostPost by: stevebroad » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:52 am

Main chassis loom.

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