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Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Post by wiggles » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:15 pm

There was a thread somewhere on pistonheads I think, a guy had an old mg or something else completely unsuitable looking with a massive rear wing that was hinged with a spring so that at X MPH the downforce would move the wing decreasing drag for the straights which was pretty clever for a few bits of metal and a spring
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Post by wiggles » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:30 pm

Finished the wheels off in the new colour (badly, please don't look closely :lol: ) and wound the coilovers down a little
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Post by benedwards64 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:46 pm

That looks well :)
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Post by wiggles » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:05 pm

Thanks, Its getting closer to what I want it to look like now.
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Post by Rotary Potato » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:08 pm

Very moody looking. :thumleft:

(In a good way! :lol: )
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Post by wiggles » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:51 pm

Changed the rear plate (still trying to get the rest of the old residue off!)
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Post by benedwards64 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:56 pm

Use a rag dipped in petrol, it'll have it off in no time.

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Post by warpc0il » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:08 pm

The original wide numberplate would have been lit by the two lights either side.

The hole in the middle is designed to take a single light for a square plate.

The light units are all the same so I'd get another unit from a breaker and put a bright led bulb in the middle with dimmer leds either side so the square plate is better lit.

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Post by wiggles » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:35 pm

yeah i`d seen that about the lights so will do that at some point.

I really need to stay off ebay... just a wheel like this one (different link as better pictures but mine was well under half this price)

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Post by brix79 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:34 pm

I got some great stuff for the plate stickers, all we need is a local meet so I can give you some of it.. #-o :D
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Post by wiggles » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:29 am

Cheers hopefully there will be one soon... should have it sorted just needs more elbow grease.

Just paid for the steering wheel and the guys paypal is maxpowermagazine :lol: wonder if it came from a saxo that had naked ladies posing on it? :-k

has a clock instead of a horn for some reason though...

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Post by mrspiller » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:46 am

wiggles wrote:Cheers hopefully there will be one soon... should have it sorted just needs more elbow grease.

Just paid for the steering wheel and the guys paypal is maxpowermagazine :lol: wonder if it came from a saxo that had naked ladies posing on it? :-k

has a clock instead of a horn for some reason though...

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You’ll find that unless you buy the proper steeringboss that the horn will need to be wired up independent


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Post by warpc0il » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:34 am

mrspiller wrote:
wiggles wrote:Cheers hopefully there will be one soon... should have it sorted just needs more elbow grease.

Just paid for the steering wheel and the guys paypal is maxpowermagazine Image wonder if it came from a saxo that had naked ladies posing on it? :-k

has a clock instead of a horn for some reason though...

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You’ll find that unless you buy the proper steeringboss that the horn will need to be wired up independent


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That clock is how you measure 0-60 times in a Saxo

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Post by Lemon » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:56 am

warpc0il wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:34 am
mrspiller wrote:
wiggles wrote:Cheers hopefully there will be one soon... should have it sorted just needs more elbow grease.

Just paid for the steering wheel and the guys paypal is maxpowermagazine Image wonder if it came from a saxo that had naked ladies posing on it? :-k

has a clock instead of a horn for some reason though...

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You’ll find that unless you buy the proper steeringboss that the horn will need to be wired up independent


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That clock is how you measure 0-60 times in a Saxo

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i thought you used a calender for that??
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Post by mrspiller » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:07 pm

warpc0il wrote:
mrspiller wrote:
wiggles wrote:Cheers hopefully there will be one soon... should have it sorted just needs more elbow grease.

Just paid for the steering wheel and the guys paypal is maxpowermagazine Image wonder if it came from a saxo that had naked ladies posing on it? :-k

has a clock instead of a horn for some reason though...

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You’ll find that unless you buy the proper steeringboss that the horn will need to be wired up independent


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Post by Scartlead » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:52 pm

Wash your mouths out!! :lol: Fond memories of my little pocket rocket :D
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Post by wiggles » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:56 pm

Scartlead wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:52 pm
Wash your mouths out!! :lol: Fond memories of my little pocket rocket :D
I cant say much I used to have a (1.6) astra with a terrible bodykit and 18" neon green wheels :shock:

I will be changing the clock for a horn for ease of use with the HKB boss. Or other option is just wire up a horn to fake NOS button :lol:
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Post by wiggles » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:31 pm

Got the wing today,,, good news is it is definately real carbon (very light) and appears to be the seibon claimed. Bad news is the (not carbon) end plate didnt like the journey much.... And it has something rattling around inside it
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In fairness to the seller it was well packed but im a bit pissed after he overcharged a lot for postage I obviously knew this when I bought it and factored it into the cost but still £50 for P+P when it costs about £12-15 to post and gets damaged...
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Post by wiggles » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:37 pm

Started the whole eBay hassle of trying to get some money for the endplates rather than send the whole thing back... Probably going to get some carbon sheet/abs that looks like carbon and make my own endplates.
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Post by wiggles » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:43 am

Decided to do some CAD to design my new endplates and have ordered some material to make them ;)
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Post by Rotary Potato » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:52 am

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Love it. :lol:
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Post by wiggles » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:47 pm

Only the most high tech methods for me ;)

Coincidentally I am fitting laminate flooring later this week so will be borrowing a jigsaw for a few days so will try and get the end plates made while I have access to that, ordered some carbon effect ABS sheets.
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Post by wiggles » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:34 pm

Ordered some brackets for the wing as well for £25 from china they are due in 20-40 days :shock:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item-img/7-U ... 894293vgvi#

Hopefully not sent by airmail as the brand is "neverland" apparently
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Post by wiggles » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:20 pm

Got stuck in all the rugby traffic heading into cardiff so had to slow right down through a tunnel so obviously....

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Post by wiggles » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:07 pm

Not updated i a little while, unfortunately the seller stoped responding regarding the steering wheel and I have just managed to get my money back via ebay after the seller having it for just under a month! Also didnt bother with the wing stuff as ebay is just too much hassle...

Also had a few issues with insurance, sorted a new policy with adrian flux (all mods declared) for £350 which is about the same as my berlingo cost last year! but then they have said my claim from last year where someone hit the back of my old car is recorded as a fault claim! so have sent all the details to try and get that cleared up and now they are saying they need my licence details to check that as they think i have points I didnt tell them about! I have never had any points on my licence and I am in the process of renewing my photocard so its all a load of unnecessary hassle...

Wing mounts are here, but the top part for actually attaching to the wing is not ideally suited so will need to do some cutting probably, also need to borrow/steal/buy a jigsaw to cut my new endplates
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