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IanA 13th July 2014 21:55

Z300S Barchettas #1 and #4 together
 
What is the collective noun for barchetti???

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6.../DSCF1716a.jpg

WorldClassAccident 13th July 2014 21:58

PM or email me. I have a friend who might be able to reprofile your bolts

IanA 13th July 2014 22:02

Thanks- that would be my favourite option.

Tribute Automotive 13th July 2014 22:10

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Originally Posted by IanA (Post 57454)
Just driven 230 miles in my Jago- the last 120 miles like this http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6.../DSCF1727a.jpg

I'm not sure the Z3 body conversion based on the Jago jeep will catch on Ian! :bounce:

Tribute Automotive 13th July 2014 22:14

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Originally Posted by IanA (Post 57471)

As with Nick's car the transformation when the wire wheels go on is fantastic. What section tyres did you decide on?

IanA 13th July 2014 22:43

These are 195/65x15 Falken AS200 All-Weather tyres.
I can see why it's called a Barchetta- it steers like a boat...I think I need to play with the tyre pressures. It is a very comfortable ride though.
Repeat- exhibition revs only until I get the adapter bolts sorted. Alloys back on for now.

IanA 13th July 2014 22:45

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 57476)
I'm not sure the Z3 body conversion based on the Jago jeep will catch on Ian! :bounce:

I don't know... 27mpg and great ground clearance !!!

IanA 17th July 2014 21:13

Stripes and Show Plates
 
Yes- another good evenings work

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6.../DSCF1772b.jpg

Have to say that the effect is not as good as I'd expected. I think that's because the Maser I modelled it on is that bit smaller.

I used 4" stripes spaced 4" apart. Maybe that should go to 5"+5"+5" for a better proportion.

garyh 17th July 2014 21:36

It looks smart, nice job.

WorldClassAccident 17th July 2014 22:24

Make sure you spray the front bumper bar balck so it doesn't stand out through the front grill.

Perhaps widen the stirpes

IanA 17th July 2014 22:39

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Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 57616)
Make sure you spray the front bumper bar balck so it doesn't stand out through the front grill.

Perhaps widen the stirpes

Yes- twigged that matt black spray requirement already- the expanded metal grille I have to go in there is quite expanded but will try it anyway before getting anything with a smaller mesh.
No problems with overheating in this weather I suppose???

WorldClassAccident 18th July 2014 09:25

Driving up to Stevenage and back without issues. Mixture of fast motorway and then sat stationary in traffic on the motorway.

Biggest problem was other drivers slowing down to look at the car

landmannnn 18th July 2014 11:31

Agree on your stripes - most Cobras and others similar have much wider stripes. On this example they look to be about 6" wide with an inch gap



http://www.sportscardigest.com/wp-co....1-620x411.jpg

oxford1360 18th July 2014 12:44

An alternative to the Cobra approach and one that may look more 1950s is to think about Golden Ratios. See -

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

A 5 - 3 - 5 stripe/gap sequence will be close enough, and very pleasing to the eye. Your current configuration will make the eye want to check that the gap in the middle is the same width as the stripes.

landmannnn 18th July 2014 15:13

So, if you have any tape left over you might as well try try making them wider towards the middle.

IanA 18th July 2014 23:49

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Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 57622)
Driving up to Stevenage and back without issues. Mixture of fast motorway and then sat stationary in traffic on the motorway.

I was surprised when I first saw the size of the viscous fan on the engine AND the electric one on the rad. I'd never compared the size of the original intake with that on the Z300S so glad to hear it's all adequate.

Quote:

Biggest problem was other drivers slowing down to look at the car
Slowing down? You obviously weren't driving fast enough then. Although I do remember that part of the A1 as being prone to 100mph cruisers in the morning and then seeing the Talivans on bridges when coming back- so it's obviously closely monitored.

IanA 18th July 2014 23:58

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Originally Posted by oxford1360 (Post 57632)
...Golden Ratios...http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio
A 5 - 3 - 5 stripe/gap sequence will be close enough, and very pleasing to the eye.

I'm familiar with the concept and yes it does make sense but the point of the red stripes on a white car is to emulate the Maser A6 GCS pictured earlier.
I come back to the issue of scale meaning that the 4"+4"+4" is altogether too narrow on the Z300S. Also, I wouldn't want a casual observer to confuse it with a Cobra.

I measured the centre line down the bonnet but the stripes are not symmetrical on the bonnet bulge so I may be trying out 5" tape sooner rather than later.

WorldClassAccident 19th July 2014 09:34

Now people have said your stripes don't look quite right I went back to the picture on page 1 of the original and they don't look quite right either.

Maybe you could ask the owner to put some wider stripes on his car too?

IanA 19th July 2014 23:15

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Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 57652)
Now people have said your stripes don't look quite right I went back to the picture on page 1 of the original and they don't look quite right either.

Maybe you could ask the owner to put some wider stripes on his car too?

Yeah right, I'm sure that Bruce would be up for changing his 1954 Maserati A6 GCS paintwork if I pointed that out to him..

IanA 21st July 2014 22:58

Too quick flash
 
Z300S Barchetta #4 has LED front and side indicators and as a consequence exhibits a very fast flash sequence. A MOTable offence probably.

So- I eBayed and fitted a "25W Car LED Turn Signals Indicator Light Load Resistor Flash Rate Fix Relay" in parallel with each of the front indicators and that returned the flash rate to normal. They are just resistors, not relays.

Only problem is that the resistor blocks run very hot so for now they are out in the air flow behind the round vents on the front. Long term it may be an idea to mount them actually on the expanded metal. They get too hot to mount on any plastic part. Of course they can be wired in at any position on the circuits but it was most convenient to mount them using the existing connector break at the front.


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