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Fonzey
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I think I know a Honda car using this, apparently it's a good improvement over the Lotus one.

Using a heater matrix bypass is something I planned to retrofit to my Lotus one next time my clam is off, it should work a lot better on cool air - even without AC.

One thing though, does it need a mechanical linkage from the control panel or is it a potentiometer? Lotus changed that at some point (maybe from Rover to Toyota?) so might limit what cars can use this?
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matt447
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That’s an interesting point! I’m pretty sure it’s a mechanical linkage actually… at worst, I’ll get a working heater that I have to set to the temperature I want from the access panels, lol - that’s much better than I currently have (no way to set the temperature and no fans!)
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Fonzey
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Might be able to retrofit a control panel from a Rover S2? Not sure how similar they are but you might be able to get something working if that's the case.
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matt447
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Yeah, I have a 2004 car, so all the old dash layout… might be worth a look in time - if I can make it work AT ALL I’ll be quite happy to start with :)
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matt447
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Very wet start to a Donny GP track day today! Brightened up mid-morning so I got to try out my A052 tyres for the first time - they’re really good! They melt quicker than the R888R but they remain controllable and they recover after just a few corners of taking it a bit easier. Thoroughly impressed!

The car felt so well sorted today - I kept going out for 15 lap stints and it just didn’t care at all - it looks like my laps were regularly around 1m55s and sometimes was on for more like a high 1m53s but got traffic… Obviously I’m just saying numbers though, not actually timing anything as I’m sure you know.

I met a couple of really nice guys who had some very saucy Cup 430s while I was there too… not jealous obviously… cough, cough… my little 4-pot put on a good show though, so I went away very happy :)
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Fonzey
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I saw the photos of the early weather (from the aforementioned 430 owners!) and it looked grim! What a turnaround.

Any gopro going?
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matt447
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Fonzey wrote: Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:56 pm I saw the photos of the early weather (from the aforementioned 430 owners!) and it looked grim! What a turnaround.

Any gopro going?
I’ll try to get the little footage off it tomorrow - unlike usual, the battery didn’t die…. but I filled up the storage! This thing is a nuisance! :(
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matt447
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Finally managed to get something off the GoPro and onto YouTube! It looks really slow and smooth - and it clearly shows I’m not pushing the car anywhere near its limits, but I was having a lot of fun and it felt fast at the time, lol! :) Don’t be too harsh! ;)

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Fonzey
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Love it :thumbup:
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Nice driving :clap:
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