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    Nice update guys, what fluid do you plan on running for the brakes? Front splitter looks fantastic, a very nice pick up indeed. Chosen a colour for this thing yet, or will you wait till its fully complete to decide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToCo View Post
    Nice update guys, what fluid do you plan on running for the brakes? Front splitter looks fantastic, a very nice pick up indeed. Chosen a colour for this thing yet, or will you wait till its fully complete to decide?
    Fluid will start with something like Motul 660 or an AP fluid. Using something cheaper initially while we set up the brake system (pedal box, brake bias etc) as we will be bleeding it a lot. No point wasting good fluid. Once we go racing, I'd say castrol SRF fluid will probably be used.

    As for colour: Blackbird

    It will be a mix of matte black & black carbon vinyl. There will be red accents and possibly a hint of chrome/silver. Livery has not been designed yet. That is a while off.
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    Progressing along really well. Love the pickup of the front splitter. Is it hard to pick up other parts such as rollcages etc from race teams? Just thought that this might be an easier way of getting a few jobs done. Keep it going and keep the pics coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grum View Post
    Fluid will start with something like Motul 660 or an AP fluid. Using something cheaper initially while we set up the brake system (pedal box, brake bias etc) as we will be bleeding it a lot. No point wasting good fluid. Once we go racing, I'd say castrol SRF fluid will probably be used.

    As for colour: Blackbird

    It will be a mix of matte black & black carbon vinyl. There will be red accents and possibly a hint of chrome/silver. Livery has not been designed yet. That is a while off.
    Good thinking in regard to not wasting good fluid, setting everything will take a fair few goes I reckon, sound a like a lot will be involved.
    Look forward to seeing what it will look like once finished, might have to get someone to photoshop something up!

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    Great pickup with the parts. Looking forward to more updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perko View Post
    Progressing along really well. Love the pickup of the front splitter. Is it hard to pick up other parts such as rollcages etc from race teams? Just thought that this might be an easier way of getting a few jobs done. Keep it going and keep the pics coming.
    There aren't a lot of other parts from a V8SC that will be of any use to us. Remember BA-FG spec supercars are not production based cars and all panels etc won't bolt straight onto a production chassie like ours. The front bar is by no means a bolt on fit.

    Roll cages are not that easy. They are welded and made inside the car and then CAMS certified. No way they can be removed. I'd doubt you would find a 'straight' cage left in the supercar field anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by ToCo View Post
    Good thinking in regard to not wasting good fluid, setting everything will take a fair few goes I reckon, sound a like a lot will be involved.
    Look forward to seeing what it will look like once finished, might have to get someone to photoshop something up!
    Ideas will definitely be photoshopped. We will require a lot of test and tuning, which is all part of the fun.
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    Coming along nicely. I love the extra forethought and patience you guys have.
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    Not really, we've been playing around with our road cars a bit this month...

    This is from Wakefield Park on Monday;

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Inc. View Post
    Not really, we've been playing around with our road cars a bit this month...

    This is from Wakefield Park on Monday;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaOtN_8wllk
    Nice work. I had to do a double take on the video when your gloves appeared half way through a corner!! I would like to have a run on Wakefield one day.

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    Time to crack the whip. Greg, Gab, Updates!

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