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I don't have a classic Panda but regularly come here. It's much more friendly in the classic section than the nuovo section.
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Fabrication skills + Panda = racing Panda in a couple of months
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Great work once again.

The rose jointed gear linkage is something I've had in mind fot my 4x4's, now it's just gona look like I'm copying you.
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The rose jointed gear linkage is something I've had in mind fot my 4x4's, now it's just gona look like I'm copying you.
Great minds think a like

If you are thinking of making a rose jointed gear linkage the best and cheapest I have found is from Mcgill motorsport on ebay

Spent this week fabricating the new exhaust manifold and I mean the whole week of evenings mucking about with it would defenatly buy one next time but hey ho got there in the end another step forward to getting the engine in the car.

But now its begining to spiral from a quick engine conversion to a full rebuild as now the engine is all shine be aswell paint the engine bay and so on ..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Still need to weld the flexi and v-band clamp on but will do that when the engine is in to get the correct angles
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Again wow, looking ace. Brilliant that you're fabricating it all as well. I'm quite keen to get round to some exhaust manifold building at some point as well. Might ask you for some tips...

I presume you have to ensure certain lengths based on the pipe diameter when merging from 2 into 1 and also considering the firing sequences?

Liking the short shift idea as well, the travel on my marbella is far too much for competition.

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Talking of rose jointing, have you looked at doing something with the rear axle? Not the best photo below but this shows what was done to the y10 race car omega axle. One massive rose joint in the middle with the tie bars (if that is what they are called ) having a rose joint at each end.



Mike I see you are a fan of making things as light as possible so how does the following look? A bit too far?

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I presume you have to ensure certain lengths based on the pipe diameter when merging from 2 into 1 and also considering the firing sequences?
Technically I think your right but the manifold I made the lengths were determind by the old manifold that I had used so tried to keep them as close to the original as it was for a 2 litre which had 150 bhp so should flow ample for the 1.4

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Very interesting that back axle something Im very interested in you have anymore pictures or info ? Also is that the underside of a y10 is there anymore info or pictures on that ?
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Unfortunately the photos that I have of the rear axle are a bit rubbish as the car was sitting on flat tires when I shaw it. However, I do have a selection of photos of the car from when it was built about 15 years ago

This is a shot of the cage before the front wheel arches were tubbed to make it even lower



Side view before it was converted to LHD. (all Trevor's cars are left hookers)



Full AP racing brakes on the front from a Tipo with bespoke Leda coil overs



The rear axle showing the disc conversion and the adjustable Leda shocks. I think it was running on Ford Fiesta springs at that time



Some slightly rougher photos of what it looks like now

Showing the weight saving in the rear end



Showing the tubbed front wheel arch



Interior with the LHD conversion and showing additional roll cage bracing





A couple of rather dusty under bonnet photos showing the link to the cage and also the wheel arch work.





The engine is from a y10 gtie running a massive turbo. Unfortunately it died whilst going round Goodwood so will come to me with an empty engine bay.

Hope these give you some ideas
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Unfortunately the photos that I have of the rear axle are a bit rubbish as the car was sitting on flat tires when I shaw it. However, I do have a selection of photos of the car from when it was built about 15 years ago...

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Side view before it was converted to LHD. (all Trevor's cars are left hookers)



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The engine is from a y10 gtie running a massive turbo. Unfortunately it died whilst going round Goodwood so will come to me with an empty engine bay.

Hope these give you some ideas
I thought I recognised the car ...I saw this when I bought a gearbox off Trevor. So you're taking it on then? Would be great to see it back in action. What sort of events are you considering?

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Cheers Dave

Thats spot on gives me more ideas now where did I put those hole saws

You wouldn't fancy selling those leda shocks pretty please
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I thought I recognised the car ...I saw this when I bought a gearbox off Trevor. So you're taking it on then? Would be great to see it back in action. What sort of events are you considering?

Si
I have been planning to take it on since November 2010 But starting a new business and life got in the way. If I didn't have the Barchetta project at the moment then I would have the race car on my drive without a doubt.

My plan is to make it less race car and more road/track car but the modifications that have been done to it might make an MOT rather a tall order. So hill climb and track day might be all it could be used for but I like a challenge
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Cheers Dave

Thats spot on gives me more ideas now where did I put those hole saws

You wouldn't fancy selling those leda shocks pretty please
Not mine to sell...yet

Unfortunately the age old problem is that the front shocks and steering racks on Y10s are different from Pandas so they won't fit. I haven't tried myself but I am sure there are a few on here that have tried and unfortunately failed
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Cool, so we have at least a trio on the way for a hillclimb panda/y10 freak out and of course we can convince Lewey to bring his 100hp classic panda sleeper.

C'mon guys, I'm ready to go now

I'm pretty sure I have gotten into the Castle Combe sprint next weekend but still no email confirmation If any of you are bored on the saturday and want to watch a panda compete against single seaters

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