My Fraser Clubman
is when the car
was being tested in the 'lane change and swerving test' at Darlington
Park. This test isn't always required, but of course I
had to get it
done. It involved driving up to a narrow lane, demarked by a series of
traffic cones, then swerving from one side to the other at 110km/h.
You can see it still has the ugly roll hoop and is sporting a spare tyre and trade plates to get it to & from the track. There's also the rear bumper-bar.
get rego the car
also needed a front bumper-bar. Here's what we came up with, and it's
not a good look. But there's not a lot of other options
And yeah, that delightful roll hoop as well.
is the engine
bay as it stands now.
One thing we found from the odd bit of racing is that the VDO pressure senders (oil and fuel) that were mounted on the engine itself vibrated to death very quickly. So we remote mounted them, and you can see them on the back of the alloy block on the scuttle. The loss of the fuel pressure sensor was a close one - The T-piece it was hanging off on the end of the fuel rail also cracked at the same time and spray high-pressure fuel everywhere. Fortunately, it didn't catch on fire.
|Not terribly exciting, but we made a new 3rd brake light for the car, as the one that came in the Fraser kit was damaged when we did the torsional testing. (gee,thanks ...) Adrian Brooke milled it out of a chunk of alloy, and did a superb job. The light is a three LED Hella unit, very small yet very bright.|
of the strange
problems that we came up against was where to put the registration
label. That's because there's no windscreen to stick it to, no side
windows, not much at all. For a while I just used a motorbike plastic
label holder, cable-tied to the roll hoop.
It was ugly, and had to go!
I came up with the idea of putting the rego label in a pocket in the rear cover. It worked out pretty neat I think.
|In June/July 2006 the bottom of the bell housing was cut down to improve the road clearance and also to allow for a long sump guard to be fitted. I'll be adding a photo of the sump guard later, but here's a close-up of the modification of the bell housing of the big 6-speed gearbox. That part of the car was very low and I was very nervous about it catching on something and doing massive damage.|
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