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Old 10th April 2018, 16:50
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Just thought I'd put an update up as it's been a while, I've had the car on the road over the last few days and it's been great!! definitely worth all the effort!



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Old 10th April 2018, 21:05
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Looking good best thing to do. Get out and enjoy it

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Old 11th April 2018, 05:14
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Very nice Joe, well played! I covet that day in the future! Great colour.....
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Old 14th August 2018, 19:09
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Evening all!

Just an update of what else I've done to the car over the last few months.
The car now has a hard top so its a little bit quieter for when the weather isn't as good. The car is now supercharged and going in for a remap on Wednesday next week. Hopefully there should be some serious gains on power once the remap has been done.

The interior is almost there now and just needs the dashboard wrapping and the interior will be completed. Then I just need to build a boot interior and the car should be not far from finished!
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Old 14th August 2018, 21:56
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Great look g car
MTell us more about the supercharger please

What engine are you runnng was it diy or a company kit?
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Old 15th August 2018, 17:00
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The engine I have is the 2.8 and I've used a M62 supercharger from a Mercedes . The setup is completely bespoke and has taken a while to setup in the car but it's almost complete and just needs a remap now to fully utilize the boost pressure. A lot of parts in the engine bay had to be relocated to accommodate for the supercharger and brackets but it all just about fits.



Unfortunately the air intake is now at the back of the engine bay however, due to the bonnet scoop/bulge on the z300s I will make something for under the vent to use this as a cold air feed for the intake!

Then just a photo with the new roof!

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Old 15th August 2018, 17:20
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Thanks for the reply does look a squeeze

Hardtop looks good
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Old 15th August 2018, 17:22
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Well done! Good luck with the re-map.
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Old 15th August 2018, 17:52
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It certainly was a squeeze! not much room left now!

Hopefully the remap goes well and I can see how much the charger has effected the performance.
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Old 15th August 2018, 20:06
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It certainly was a squeeze! not much room left now!

Hopefully the remap goes well and I can see how much the charger has effected the performance.
I'm sure you will be well pleased!
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Old 16th August 2018, 14:18
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Just viewed the pics on my computer screen, wow, great job. I am now wondering if that colour would be better than the green for my Z3gato, it certainly looks the biz. (Especially as I have the same wheels)
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Old 16th August 2018, 22:52
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A great looking car - can I ask...... what diameter are the rear lights?
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Old 17th August 2018, 00:37
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The rear lights are 75mm diameter led clusters. They’re meant for a caterham I believe.
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Old 24th July 2019, 11:17
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I thought I'd put up a little update of the car progress as its been a while!
The interior is coming together now and won't be long before it's completed.

I have wrapped the dashboard in leather and that is waiting to go back into the car. The fuel gauge and temp gauge were made from a combination of the original instrument cluster and some aftermarket VDO gauges.



I have finished off the speedo and rev counter and they are both are waiting to go back in.



I have also made a new switch panel that will fit into the bezel that houses the hand brake switch. This will all fit in the new centre console once I have finished wrapping it.





The next task will be to make some new heater controls that fit in with the new console.
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Old 24th July 2019, 11:25
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Some amazing work on the interior, it is going to be as stunning as the rest of the car when finished

How is the car after the remap to suit the supercharger?

P.S. If you happen to have any more exterior pictures don't be shy to share
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Old 24th July 2019, 11:42
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The car now drives so well! The combination of sounds from the supercharger and the exhaust are stunning! The only downside is that due to the bypass valve that I am currently using, the car is a little bit loud while idling. I am hoping to change the bypass to a different type soon so that should fix that issue.

The only recent photo I have is this one:



Excuse the bit of timber... I was adjusting the hand brake at the time so it was to prevent it rolling away!
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Old 24th July 2019, 12:01
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Looking really good.
How many miles on the engine when you fitted the blower? Was the engine rebuilt for it?
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Old 24th July 2019, 12:21
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Thanks!
The engine had done 90000 miles when the charger was fitted. It did not have a rebuild prior to the charger due to running relatively low levels of boost. It is setup to run with 6psi of boost at the moment but this could change in future.
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Old 24th July 2019, 14:45
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Fantastic interior job, well done!
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Old 24th July 2019, 18:33
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Looks really nice ... and I love the interior progress too.

Incidentally, what aftermarket gauges did you use for speedo and rev counter?
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