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Old 11-15-2010, 12:39 PM   #1481
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First I was planning on spraying the original airfilter-housing, but what's special about that ? So I made a fiberglass cover for it.
Where the filter is taking it's air, I want to cover it in fiberglass too, so I got to the idea of making it all to 1 part.
Here you can see the first model.





I hope I manage to deduct the polyesterpiece without doing too much damage.


I'm closing the 2 holes against the windshield too, here you can see the right one.






Yes, yes, the liters of polyester are flying out the door lately
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:30 PM   #1482
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:23 PM   #1483
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:03 PM   #1484
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:33 AM   #1485
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Looking foward to seeing the final result. This is gonna look sick
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:21 AM   #1486
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So your idea is this:

Me lying awake in my bed, thinking of something original to make.
Then thinking and thinking and thinking of what I can do.
Making it, and eating a lot of dust.
Making a mold, and when this all works out, selling to a company who will make big bucks out of selling my product…
No dude, I rather put the disc in my molds…cause when I make something, I only make it once, and for my own
also his new wife to....he part of my car club...eurowerkz. and i would tell you anything you make.. make the molds and sell it direct to the people in the fanatics.. you have a big following in the forum as you are finding out.. you can make the money instead of the carbon fibre co's.... but i know your heart is not into doing that.....
but hands down you are the king of carbon fibre....anything you want in it you just make it up....their is no one in any of the forums that are on your level of workmenship in carbon fibre period. any your fiberglass isn't to bad to lolllll
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:42 PM   #1487
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:32 PM   #1488
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:03 PM   #1489
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This is the first part of the engine bay that is looking quite finished. And with that I mean, ready for the last fase.
When you see it, it's not so big, and it looks quite simple...but that wasn't the case...




This is the left-side I started. 4 layers of polyester.





What I'm planning of doing with this, I'm about 80 percent sure. What I am 100% sure about, it that it'll take again many many hours of hard work...pfff


I also made some quick abrading-blocks. You can't have enough of those, and they are quite easy to make:
saw some wood into blocks.
Take some sanding paper, and pull a fine layer of filler over it, and then push the block back in.









Once this is dry, you cut it out with a stanley knife.



I find this very handy to abrade with. These are just some normal aluminium laths, where I also taped some sanding-paper on.




When I've got a block where the sanding paper is worn-out, I throw this in a seperate box.
Once this is full, I do the same process on the other side, so you can use them 2 or 4 times.
Why not glue the sanding paper..? simple, when you are working with filler, you almost always make too much...so use it for that.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:12 AM   #1490
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:43 PM   #1491
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:02 PM   #1492
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The left and right covers who lean against the windshield, are ready for base-coat.
Now they well be sprayed, and ready to take a mold

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Left;






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Old 11-23-2010, 02:36 PM   #1493
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the work on the engine bay is impeccable, but have you thought about possible cooling issues due to everything being blocked off by those new covers?
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:50 PM   #1495
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:27 PM   #1496
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:15 AM   #1497
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I'm getting a lot of questions about the cooling of the engine. When I had the idea, I did some good thinking first. I worked out my plans, and asked the advice of some people.
A friend of mine, who worked at a BMW Dealership for over 14 years, told me (without hesitating) I shouldn't be worried about that.
Another friend who audits and revises engines for over 35 years also said it won't causes any problems.
As long as I don't cover up the radiator, and I mount the plastic cap for the airsupply towards the airfilter, there won't be any problem. These are the things that still original, only that I covered the airbox and supply.

About the left and right cover, they will get a better flow now it's all closed. There won't be any turbulence between parts who are underneath. Also these aren't any parts who get warm or so.
What I will do is mount a flexibel pipe onto the whole that's in my front bumper. I'll mount this so, that the air will blow towards the manifold.
If this will help a lot, I'm not sure, but all the bits help...And so there's a use for the whole in the bumper too
I also removed the big rubbers on top of my headlights. These were there to create a nice closing between the lights and the hood once it was closed.
I now took a much smaller rubber so there's room for air to pass there too, something that was not possible before.
Do not underestimate this, at BMW Performance you can buy an extra airfilterhousing witch end up there. So I'm guessing that BMW did some thinking and testing before producing that.
Here's a picture, the extra piece is marking with red.



And if it's does get to hot under the hood, the I'll take my disc, and put a hole in the hood...I'll invent something in carbon fibre to finish it off.
I wasn't serious at the last sentence ... or was I ?
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:17 PM   #1498
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:22 PM   #1499
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I made another grill for the BMW, with a lore modern touch.



Here a little spypicture of the things to follow...



What I meant of working on a couple of weeks, turned out in a few months
I'm in a fase now that every idea I get, gets better every day. The bar is raised every day, and with few inches at a time, and it gets cooler and especially more difficult every time...But for me that's a good thing, that's how I know I'm getting towards my limits. I LOVE IT.
In the meanwhile I went driving with the car (with a capital D ), and made some pitstops to see if there are some problems...
There is one place where it gets pretty hot, and that the place where the front manifold is placed.
Underneath the polyester it gets pretty hot.
In the meanwhile I found a solution for that problem, and it'll look cool too
I'll give an update on that shortly.
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