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by Fonzey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 101
Views: 1643

Re: 2006 Exige S

Yep hopefully he comes good, I'll be sure to feedback once we have a conclusion. If nothing else, I think he can help get me in touch with the right people. I've rung up about 30 hydraulics places (who knew North Yorkshire had such a demand for hydraulic engineering shops) and nobody will touch AC. ...
by Fonzey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 101
Views: 1643

Re: 2006 Exige S

It's update time: This week I've finished off the hose routing through the sills, where I left it the hoses were available to grab via the interior cubby hole but had no route into the front clam/radiator area. Using the endoscope I mapped out a few candidate locations for drilling. I had a choice o...
by Fonzey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 101
Views: 1643

Re: 2006 Exige S

I've found an AC guy!

He's about an hour away, has a mobile van with recharge kit and basic fittings / pipe benders to make up replacement lines. He's going to come take a look on tuesday, potentially taking my damaged pipe away but he sounds confident he can sort it for me.
by Fonzey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 101
Views: 1643

Re: 2006 Exige S

Roof, boot lid and the outside of the doors were painted to match the car, all the other parts were lacquered carbon. The big saving were roof all the external parts plus the seats, but you'd be surprised how much the door cards weigh, I think somewhere I posted most of the weight savings as I went...
by Fonzey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 101
Views: 1643

Re: 2006 Exige S

Good info that, I can imagine a huge proportion of your savings as come from will be the boot lid and spoiler - it's unreasonably heavy as I found when swapping out the old twin-struts for the newer single one. I'm not "into" carbon fibre as a rule, but the boot lid is one area I'd consider it even ...
by Fonzey
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 101
Views: 1643

Re: 2006 Exige S

Yep that sounds about right. When mine was on the scales last year it was 935kg with OEM intercooler, big battery and fat wheels. So you've gained the 14ish kg of Chargecooler, but ended up 3kg lighter through the wheels and battery... the maths add up. Nice turd on the morning of the trackday and i...
by Fonzey
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 101
Views: 1643

Re: 2006 Exige S

Oh a little nugget that I often hear/read speculation about. How much weight does a CC setup add? I've now got all of my "OEM" components off the car so I can work out the weight penalty delta. Assuming that the 5l of coolant spec from Pro Alloy is correct, then the total weight gain will be 13.55kg...
by Fonzey
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 101
Views: 1643

Re: 2006 Exige S

Seeing the trouble you went through I'm so glad proalloy fitted mine, well it was their test mule and it is hardly a surprise they had it for a while! I read through a lot of your early chargecooler posts when scraping for info, I certainly wouldn't want to be doing the R&D on this kit in the first...
by Fonzey
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 101
Views: 1643

Re: 2006 Exige S

Glad you're enjoying gents, I enjoy writing - a job like this feels hectic (and painful) when doing it but I know I'll miss the constant source of tinkering once the car is done, so reading these threads back that I write lets me re-live it from time to time. If somebody else enjoys reading, then th...
by Fonzey
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 101
Views: 1643

Re: 2006 Exige S

More updates, on babysitting duty tonight so good opportunity to sort through photos and get myself caught up. It's been a hectic few days, sorting out jobs on the Lotus in the odd 30min slots so progress a bit scatter gun but some pretty nice milestones have been ticked off and suddenly everything ...