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Old 20th April 2013, 12:47 AM   #381 (permalink)
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I've always loved the nsx. That looks great
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Old 20th April 2013, 08:14 AM   #382 (permalink)
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That's a pretty good saving
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Old 20th April 2013, 08:25 AM   #383 (permalink)
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Well the fact that we made the originals heavy make it look better than it would be for some bumpers but there's still a good saving even when you compare to other bumpers...... We don't need a lot of the factory bracing and supports when the new panels are so stiff and light on their own so there's a saving there too.
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whats the plans for the old panels? i know i will have a nsx one day so if ur gonna dispose of them i can make some sort of use for the

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Old 2nd May 2013, 07:31 AM   #385 (permalink)
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Should be good Fraser, that's a heap of weight savings!
How is the other project going.....has the chassis/shell arrived? Have you considered making it a three seater like the F1?

......and is that an R32 behind your NSX?
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Old 3rd May 2013, 12:00 PM   #386 (permalink)
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It's only a good saving now as we made the originals so thick and had to bog them up to make them look right and be even (stock kit we started with was all over the place)....... that's why we decided to just make it look and work right first and then if all was well them make light ones as we could of easily spent a heap of time making light weight parts that were awesome and then looked rubbish or didn't work aero wise......

GTR Nutter........ seriously you wouldn't want the panels we have on there now..... full of filler !

Chris, Yep it's an R32 that Steve from Frost Motorsport is working on at the moment. GTR shell with RB30 and rear wheel drive (rally car I think)........ well spotted my man
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Old 21st June 2013, 06:40 AM   #387 (permalink)
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Well we finally have got some time to make some more upgrades / adjustments !

We've been re-wiring some stuff inside the cabin which wasn't exciting enough to take photo's of, but when we initially wired everything up we didn't have enough inputs into the Racepak Smartwire and so we had to have some stuff wired up traditionally. I finally got my A into G and purchased a small input module from Racepak and Bam (He's been around the project for ages - see more of his work here at Bams facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BamsNZ?fref=ts) undid all of the old wiring and re-did everything behind the switchpanel on the dash so it was working through the new smartwire input module. Next step is to cut the loom and install some bulkhead connectors so we can easily remove the engine without having to unplug everything..... we can just undo the mechanical stuff and undo 2 plugs from the bulkhead and drop it out....... like this....



Anyhow...... we've also decided to make some changes whilst we were remaking the panels on the car also as I've always wanted to do something cool with the exhaust on the car and this was the time to do it so we can make the new rear bumper and not have to modify it later. We've also designed what we're doing to be able to be used once we put the turbo's onto the car also so it will handle what we need for now and later.

First step was to cut out the boot to make space for what I wanted....... the plan is to flip it upside down so the bump will come up instead of down.



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I have other pics but I don't really want to post them till we're done or closer to being done...........

Bam has done some amazing work so far and I'm sure he'll continue his good work till it's done which will hopefully be tomorrow........... so you won't have to wait long....
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Old 24th June 2013, 07:39 AM   #388 (permalink)
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As promised here are the pictures of the completed exhaust and I think its "SEX" ..............

Bam has really outdone himself in my eyes and given the timeframe and the awkward space to work in I couldn't be happier............... no idea if it's really going to be much quieter than before, but the main aim was to relocate the exhaust outlets to the higher bumper centre position and we tried to work on the noise level as it's over 100db at the moment and ideally needs to be 95db. We weren't overly concerned with the noise level as that will drop quite a bit once the turbos go on in the next stage of development.......















Zac still has to work his magic on the new rear bumper before it looks completely finished, but that will hopefully be done in the next few weeks and then I can take some pics with it in place........ now we have more space down low we can run a steeper diffuser angle also which was a factor in the new design also........
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Looks rather nice! Cant wait to see it fitted!

Hows the other project coming along?
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wowwwwww.... i want one for my nsx..... ahahahahahahahah fantastic piece of art!
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Thanks guys...........

Other project is here...... World first - Our FZ12 Supercar - Page 2
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I'm impressed, nice work!
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The whole car is aluminium?! thats crazy no rust issues nothing! and you are crazy for drilling that roof off! but nice work and the outcome is one superb machine!!!
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Yeah, NSX was the first all aluminium production car. There had been other cars with aluminium bodies well before, but this was the entire car. Suspension arms, chassis, body etc...... everything other than things like exhausts and stuff that had to be made of something else.
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Yeah, NSX was the first all aluminium production car. There had been other cars with aluminium bodies well before, but this was the entire car. Suspension arms, chassis, body etc...... everything other than things like exhausts and stuff that had to be made of something else.
Thats awesome, imagine if they made the R32,R33 & R34 in aluminium chassis, body etc.. would be an expensive car but I think it would be worth it!
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These pictures don't really shot it in a good light, but we mocked up the old rear bumper to get a feeling for what might be needed with the new one.

Looks weird without the diffuser and other parts on, but use your imagination



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Ah... NSX one of my dream cars. Loving it.

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Mine too............... know it sounds cliché, but I've always wanted to have my own dedicated race car and to be lucky enough to have it be an NSX and turn out like this, I feel very lucky.

Each time I go to the workshop you forget how cool it is compared to other cars parked next to it
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Wow, gotta love the NSX. Can't wait to see this finished...
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Old 11th July 2013, 12:33 AM   #400 (permalink)
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Coming to WTAC Fraser?

.....This is turning up, and Tarzan is driving it!

Pro Class: Esprit Honda NSX | World Time Attack Challenge
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