Sylva in New Zealand

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Sundaydriver
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Re: Sylva in New Zealand

Postby Sundaydriver » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:33 am

Very very nice job !

So exactly what chassis did you use ? Not a Fraser is it ?

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7ishNZ
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Re: Sylva in New Zealand

Postby 7ishNZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:55 am

The chassis is a locally made version of a lotus 7 with inboard front suspension and lazer cut bulkheads. All up it weighs 670 kg wet with 280hp at the wheels.

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Re: Sylva in New Zealand

Postby peter030371 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:00 am

Looks really good, well done :D
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Marido
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Re: Sylva in New Zealand

Postby Marido » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:35 pm

That is an incredible job mate. Well done. She looks stunning

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Re: Sylva in New Zealand

Postby rotors7 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:13 am

It would be great to get an update on your build, have you raced yet and what's the handling like ?
As said before the front set up looks very nice indeed, quite 'trick'.
Is the chassis a proven design or just a one off ?

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Re: Sylva in New Zealand

Postby Boondougal » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:36 am

Wow... what a nice looking build. Body works great.

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Re: Sylva in New Zealand

Postby pigeondave » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:49 pm

+1 on the progress pics

a pic of the finished engine bay would be nice

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7ishNZ
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Re: Sylva in New Zealand

Postby 7ishNZ » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:12 am

All finished..

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Goes well, handles nicely, but still some setup work to do... Added the wastegate to control the supercharger boost.. 16psi was too much for the stock K24 honda, so dropped it down to 10psi.. works out about 320hp at the wheels now. Found 1 front shock (GAZ) was faulty, they are replacing it for me, all the way to New Zealand, so good on GAZ...

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Re: Sylva in New Zealand

Postby jeffw » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:24 am

Looks great.

I personally would not be running that canister air filter as I've always found them to be restrictive.

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7ishNZ
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Re: Sylva in New Zealand

Postby 7ishNZ » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:22 am

Thanks Jeff.

Will set up the manometer and check the pressures across the filter.


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