Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby dbryar » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:08 pm

Brad wrote:So who wants to guess what colourmy new Manxter 2+2 is ? :lol:


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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby VWNuts » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:18 pm

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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby Brad » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:51 pm

VWNuts wrote:Blue



You win ....

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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby Brad » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:56 pm

I would be further ahead but this got in my way ..

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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby Matt » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:38 am

Brad wrote:I would be further ahead but this got in my way ..

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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby VWNuts » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:41 am

Brad wrote:
VWNuts wrote:Blue



You win ....

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That is an awesome colour :)
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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby Brad » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:32 am

Matt wrote:
Brad wrote:I would be further ahead but this got in my way ..

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Tell us more :D



It is one of those Manx Buggies ... come to fraser and you might even get to go for a ride in it .... :D
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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby Brad » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:07 pm

So with the Fraser date getting closser we have had a few wins with the Manxter bodies passing Fibreglass testing, the engineer approving the new roll bar design and the cooling solution all but sorted.

When it comes to cooling as far as I have found the best guys to deal with are ARE. (http://www.are.com.au). Richard and Drew not only know what they are on about they go that extra mile to ensure that the cooling solution will work and work well. They are not known for being cheap but when you see the way in wich they work it is money well spent. The design spec for the Manxter Radiator was very simple .. I want cooling and plenty of it. For all I know a customer may well use an EJ25T and be slogging it out in Soft Sand at high tide with a camper trailer on the back.

With that in mind we wend with a huge 62mm core with twin 13" Spal fans taking up the entire rear wing area and giving us bout twice the cooling a v* commodore has with much more pull through air. With the radiator being at the back we needed to be sure that the fans would pull enough to make up for a roof etc interupting flow.

The rear wing sits neatly on the rear. It is sold in the USA without any radiator supports or mounting kit. In Australia we will be offering a 3mm Alloy support system with Custom Radiator to make cooling a bolt in solution.

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The mock up radiator to make sure everything is going to fit.

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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby BlueV2 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:54 pm

If you wanted A/C would you put the condensor in the rear wing as well ?
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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby manxiberty » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:16 pm

a radiator at the rear? thats crazy talk.....that'll never work....... 8)
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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby Baja_Wes » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:42 pm

manxiberty wrote:a radiator at the rear? thats crazy talk.....that'll never work....... 8)


Yeah, what he said :lol:
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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby Brad » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:50 pm

So anyone want to buy a half finished Manxter Project build ?

Finishing stuff is way to hard :roll:
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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby Matt » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:41 pm

Brad wrote:So anyone want to buy a half finished Manxter Project build ?

Finishing stuff is way to hard :roll:


hehehehe……….

What have you started working on that has distracted you ?
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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby Brad » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:23 am

Hyperdrive .....

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Re: Making Sunshine - MMA Manxter No 1

Postby BlueV2 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:18 pm

Buggy looks great. How was the subaru gearbox ? I know the ratios would have been a bit crappy, but apart from that, how did you find it ?
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