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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:27 am

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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:45 am

well berry she's got some poke pal!! thought driveshaft where gunna come off its that torquey on boost! make for an interesting 1/4 drag our 2 cars i reckon. shame i can't come to pod. then again your a cheat with NOS!!! lol. promise me if it makes it back from pod you will NOS it when am in the car. i need to see this shit man. anyways good to c u n the twig. its been toooo long
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:24 pm

Yeah mate I will, and yeah its deffo been to long Question and yeah, rekon that I have to start putting some serious strength into the shell, its deffanetly starting to twist with the torque lol alien
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:52 pm

anyone got some scaffolding spare, a pipe bender and lots of welding rods!!
What a Face cheers What a Face
just an idea like but i know your struggling for a cage and like to keep it cheap atm
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:58 pm

You don't know how close I've been to doing that, trouble is there's 2 problems with that, 1 the weight, scaffold weighs a ton, and 2 if I get the angles wrong I could make it worse, Sad
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:10 pm

google roll cage C.D's you can buy the stuff thin walled, lightweight, strong.

i can find companies name if you want?
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:21 pm

Would love to pall, but I'm v skint till after pod, and was thinking that I'd put some strength back in the shell over the winter, so that would be perfect time to build a cage alien
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:30 pm

problem solved that can be the next project then DIY performance does cage building lol, as long as it doesnt require christmas like the astra nearly did lol!
always up for a challenge, im sure between us lot we have got the knowedge, contacts and time to sort it out
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:58 pm

right thats it then, we and who ever else are group buying a pipe bender, enought tube too kill youtube and enough welding sticks to join twin towers together, after pod of course, I NEED A CAGE.COM
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:09 pm

Ok you've convinced me, let's source parts and tools
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:31 am

these are in manchester.


http://www.hublebas.co.uk/products/product-overview.aspx?pid=40b7a57e-a12a-4818-825f-b2e5dc3ed789

cold drawn seamless tube, excellent roll cage tube, size used by my bmw mates is:

Tubing specs are standard FIA blue book 45mm by 2.5mm wall thickness

that way youve got FIA approved shit!! good if god forgive you roll it, also good strength/weight ratio. tightened your chassis no end.

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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:03 am

as if by magic here is a cheap pipe bender that does up to 3"
45mm equates to 1 3/4 it also does 2-3mm thickness and guess what the tubes are 2.5mm!!

bounce

oooooo yeah

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HYDRAULIC-12-TONNE-PIPE-BENDER-COMPLETE-WITH-DIES-NEW-CT147-/190703605355?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2c66d2166b

if me, you and berry can get one extra too share this its £20 delivered, surely thats worth it and pays for it sen just making 1 cage
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:13 am

Mint, il put in for sumat as i.might want to make some different door bars and if we make a go of it mite concider doing that space frame in justy you were on about shrek =)
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:47 am

ha ha sick, yeah, that sounds cool, we could use the beemer and astra as trial runs, and if all goes well, space frame a justy Very Happy nice
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:34 am

well lads i may be able to get cheeky drawings of where to mount etc for you cars watch this space
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:41 am

nice work boona, keep it up alien
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:41 am

i know things
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:25 am

Little up date, after test running today, trying to get more boost, the heator matrix has gone pop, so that's gona get ripped out, and I think I need another trip to see gav and get some more fans fitted to this alien
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:05 am

Oops , youre havin a day like mine, boody springs dont fit! Jareds having problems gettin his turbo off
Over 6hrs to fit the front ones to then find that the rear ones are too wide and touch the driveshafts, damn things, guessing your taking dashboard out tomorrow then, give me a shout if ya need a hand doing owt pal, im off work at 1030 tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:43 am

Sound, well I'm on nights but I don't start till 10, so,........ I want to rework the front end put another fan on it, redo the exhaust, rework the water cooling and work out why the Hell I cant get big boost pressure, no matter what I do I can't het any more than 5 psi :-( fed up, ha enough I'm gonna get aggresive with it now and I need to fill the nos, when I finally reach big boost we can set the nos up, need this running big power now, no moreesdimg around making it look good, skrew it, gotta get more power Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:48 am

good to see you all again today, glad youve got some serious boost on the boil now, thought reading up on it the actuator spring was your problem, if what you said is right it should be a real animal now, cant wait for a spin tommorow, well happy for you mate. not long till pod aswell, i reckon a hot sticky day, a good launch, 18psi and NOS and you will smash the 14 second mark, possibly low 13's!!! told ya you would have it done. STUPID ASTRA IS NOW BONKERS ASTRA!!! WELL PLAYED MATE.

need to organise a mini meet, plus you can have a spin in guys tvr V8 it really is UNREAL.

anyways see you tommorow, might let you have blast in the beemer mate, not quite the straight line speed of some motors but as a track car the handling/power balance is impressive i think you will agree
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:03 am

sound, cheers mate, you canplay with the boost whilst i drive, and watch the air fuel ratio Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:55 pm

what time you about?
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:56 pm

This afternoon, but I still need to get welder out on exhaust lol
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