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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #103 on: June 04, 2017, 09:34:02 AM »
I was saying over on kitcentral that I was dropping the car off at a buddy's shop and probably not working on it while it was over there...

Ok, so after dropping it off, I'm still running out and doing stuff to the car.  I replaced the fans as mine were growling badly (bearings were going in them).  The growl was louder than the air moving through them, that's how bad it was.  But now they just sound like air moving so fast that I could knock it neutral and ride on it.  :-)

I will download all my pics and videos for updates and get them posted up on the build diary and a link to them here.

Oh yeah I got a cool new FI computer setup that I will talk about too.  Very easy to get it going.  Now we'll see if it is easy to get it going on the car itself.  But loading the code and testing the board itself was a snap.  just followed the page and it worked as it should.  Speeduino is what it is called.  All open sourced hardware/software.  I'm all about that.  :-)

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #102 on: May 24, 2017, 04:38:33 PM »
Oh, it's pulling well.  Next up will be mapping the FI output to tables.  (RPM + MAP) & (RPM + TPS) and I'll not have to turn the knob anymore after that!  SWEET!!!  ::bounce

https://youtu.be/cJkqKtjkZ-w
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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #101 on: May 23, 2017, 11:23:27 PM »
Small update and a link to the video I was in.

http://100mpgmotors.blogspot.com/2017/05/may-24-late-update.html

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #100 on: May 17, 2017, 09:57:51 PM »
I got a  alignment today.  W00T!  ::bounce

Another milestone down.  ::salute

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #99 on: May 11, 2017, 02:23:18 PM »
 thought I'd share my lock screen i made for my phone. It's my wheel from my car.

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #98 on: April 02, 2017, 07:57:29 PM »
I've finally got my front suspension all torqued down.  Yes.  The videos you've seen  of me driving it around before now had some bolts with nuts and some were just bolts.  :-)  Like the top of the shock was just pinned (and yes there is a ton of friction there) and I wasn't doing any highway driving so I wasn't worried about it.  The few passes I have videos of are about all of the ones I've ever done.  I think I only have one drive without it being video'd. 

But I'm so glad that this is finally done.  Was a real bear trying to find all the right metric hardware to put my stuff together with.  3 out of 4 (as it turns out) of my bottom A-arm bolts are M12x1.75x90mm long. One of them was a 1/2-13x4!  Whatever.  It's all smooth and as it should be now.  I have some extra 1/2-13x4 bolts and nylon lock nuts lying about now.  I guess I'll take them back to the store and get my money back.  Don't think I'll be needing them in the rest of the build.

But the big deal (drum roll please) is that I can now get an alignment.  YAY!  :-)  I've been looking forward to that day for some time now.  My crap toe job and non-center steering wheel days are about to be over (until it needs another alignment).  hee hee

I've got a guy I've used for my regular cars, he does a bang up job and has a nice laser setup.  I'll be talking to them first about the settings.  I have the Diablo manual that has been floating around out here forever and will see what he thinks about mostly following that.  I don't know that every number will be the same or not.  As these things (even though mine is coil over) are not the same as factory.  Plus it has to look right in the wheel arch.  :-)  I noticed when screwing around with my caster and camber that it can move the wheel to the point that it interferes with the body.

Anyhow, thought I would share.  I'm also posting this to my build dairy, so no link, as it is the same info.

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #97 on: March 25, 2017, 10:23:26 PM »
I think you guys know I'm not bashful, I will ask for help on things that I need direction on.  I've been reading for about 10 years before i started the build so I have a lot of things that I've already decided that I'm going to do.  Thanks RT for the nod on having the right attitude.  I understand how folks feel about what they do.  Not trying to step on any toes anywhere.  I know that this car will never be to the Nth degree of a real one.  If I were to go that route I would have had a tube chassis from day one.  But I always knew I wasn't going to do that.  My thought on that was to save my money and get a real one, one day if I wanted to go that degree.  But that's me.  I may still get one.  I was thinking the other day that I'm paying over $2k/month on both my 1st and 2nd mortgages at the same time (total for the two together).... I was thinking that could be a car note.  hhhmmm  :-)  hee hee

Here's my latest update.  May get more done tomorrow.  Depends on if the rain holds out or not.

http://100mpgmotors.blogspot.com/2017/03/mar-25-more-on-doors-pt-2.html

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #96 on: March 20, 2017, 08:32:03 PM »
Oh, totally. I'm going to connect it. :-)

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #95 on: March 20, 2017, 07:52:43 PM »
I agree with you about using the parts you have on hand...these are costly projects otherwise.  However, 01Lambiero's comment about connecting the latch to your door frame is very valid and may save you serious aggravation later.  The fiberglass could give way during normal door usage...at best causing closing problems...at worst, serious safety issues.  It may seem like a lot of extra work, but realistically, connecting the latch to the door frame now is relatively simple and quick. 

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #94 on: March 20, 2017, 07:49:31 PM »
Coop...
You have the right attitude.
Build it the way you want.  Use what you have and make it functional.
Just remember you are on a Lamborghini site and most of us are really "into it".
Lambo is king!  At least that is the way I started my project.  After spending crazy money, I began to wonder why.  After all I am building a custom street rod that LOOKS like a Lamborghini.  Not a Lamborghini.
You are building a "test bed" car that will demonstrate the fumes engine.  Go for it!
We will still be with you because of the enthusiasm you exhibit.  We are all car-guys.  You are welcome here.
Comments made are just trying to help with no criticism.
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It isn't enough to want a Lambo, you have to want to BUILD A CAR.

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #93 on: March 20, 2017, 06:21:10 PM »
I can appreciate that.  I really do.  But... ;-)
Something that I've been saying from the beginning of the build is that I'm using what I've got, what came with the D&R kit, and that my car is functional first and pretty second.  There are all sorts of upgrades I suspect I will swap out over time in an effort to make it more OEM like, but I was never going to go through the extra expense up front to do it once.  This car really is going to be a mule for the various methods of fumes as its primary purpose in life.  I'll make it more OEM like where I can as I go along that isn't having me bin existing components that I already have.  I suspect this car will always be my project car forever.  I'm sure I'll get things and have weekend projects where I'll upgrade something or swap something out, but I want it on the road soonest that I can.  So I'm using my vast pile of parts that will go into the initial build and see where the dust settles after that.  I just lucked out getting into the Murci wheels and suspension/brake setup from Tom.  So I did that.  But I know I can get into lil part hell with every little thing if I want to.  I'm already feeling like I'm a year behind.

Excuse the rant.  Just wanted folks to know that I truly do appreciate the advice.  I'd like to be able to help others out where I could as well.  I'm working on the plan and then coming back for lots of little stuff over the coming years.  I think in either case it'll take the same amount of time, I'll just be driving it already and still making upgrades where I can.

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #92 on: March 20, 2017, 11:41:38 AM »
Hey Coop.  Coming along fine.  My $.02 on the inner door construction:  Use the Mercedes latches for an OEM look.  Reinforce the latch inside of the door inner and weld it to the inner door frame.  This will make the latch strong enough to handle the force of shutting the door better than the fiberglass.
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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #91 on: March 19, 2017, 07:06:17 PM »
Newest update.  Has the door window and regulator.  Most of it anyway.  Enjoy!

http://100mpgmotors.blogspot.com/2017/03/mar-18-more-on-doors.html

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #90 on: March 13, 2017, 11:49:42 AM »
No.  :-)

I do plan on making a lap of America in it if I can get it funded.  If that goes well, I'll see about making a lap of Europe the following year.  ::thumbup

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Re: D&R Coupe - just now building it
« Reply #89 on: March 13, 2017, 11:22:21 AM »
Are you planning on racing it?