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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby SwagSupercarsDad » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:01 am

eastlmark wrote:have received my engine cover strut from David in super fast time! (by RAOC standards that is). Will post up when I get a chance to fit it- busy month September.


Me too. Thanks, David. Was hoping to have fitted it over the weekend, but sadly no time. Will do it asap and also post a picture or two.
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:17 pm

Nothing exciting but it's a fibreglass car and I always intended to fit a fuel inertia switch. So found a nice yellow one to match and finally fitted it this weekend.

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Cuts out the fuel pump fuse if needed. Also has a buzzer so I know if and when the switch has tripped - hopefully should be fine on the UK roads but if not I will add an override switch so it can still be used on track etc.
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby eastlmark » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:25 pm

Fitted my engine cover strut today David. no issues and works fine. A bit tentative to close it the first time as I thought it had jammed but fine once you get used to it. Will no doubt show off mine and Ians at Origine RS and you may get some more orders.
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:11 pm

Glad the struts all arrived safely and fitted well. If anyone wants the details or a kit then please PM me.

Today I finally received my headrests. I designed these some time since and they effectively push over the Sparco seat (I had something similar on my Noble M400). They allow your head to fit closer against the seat when not wearing a helmet.

The headrests would probably be secure enough being pushed over the seats but we added a couple of velcro straps which neatly go through the harness strap holes and back underneath the pad at the rear.

Now I have a much more comfortable seating position and they can obviously be removed if you are wearing a helmet :-).

Door cards next.

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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby eastlmark » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:03 am

Just a thought about the strut David, assume it can cope with the heat of an engine bay on a spider? Did smell a slight "new paint" sort of burning smell on arriving home on Saturday. Although no sign of anything at all on the strut itself, and it wasn't that hot to touch, but was thinking about whatever is inside (air? oil?) and its temperature rating.
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:53 pm

Stereo install started - gone for a complete hidden bluetooth system so no dash controls. Just pair your phone or plug direct in to a connector in the passenger seat area.

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Speakers will be in the footwell, tweeters in the doors and may even add a couple more coaxial speakers behind the seats.

Holes cut - lesson learnt - buy proper metal cutters!

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Next the small holes in the doors for the tweeters, bit of Dynamat around and behind the speaker holes and the on/off switch for the amp then wire up including the AUX input locations - will probably add one to either side of the car. Hopefully will finish this weekend and then decide if I need rear speakers as well.

Now with speakers in the footwell and tweeter in the doors.

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And the tweeters:

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Have since added a stereo switch and just need to connect the front speakers to the AMP before deciding whether to add rear speaers.
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:07 pm

Now all finished - well front speakers and tweeters. Not sure rear speakers are required but I am sure I will add some when I want to play again.

Amp all wired up.

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And covers attached.

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Even added an illuminated switch so I can listen without the ignition on or just switch off.

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Works and sounds great - just pair a Bluetooth device and you are sorted although I have added a stereo input under the dash for anyone with old technology :o .
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