Interior

The dash constitutes an enormous amount of work. A Stack display was chosen, as a road version is available. All information is shown on the LCD display, therefore doing away with all gauges. I decided to use carbon fibre (pre impregnated) as the material. This was a big decision, due the equipment and effort required. A big thanks to Martin Taylor-Wilde of Multi-Sports Composites, for all his help and advice. His aim is to bring this technology to the amateur. Pictures tell the rest of the story.

As I said the picture tells the story.

Interior

A view from above.

Interior

Being a left hand drive car (I am from the UK by the way) a major unforeseen problem arose. When turning left out of a junction onto the main road, I was unable to see right, due to the fact that the passenger seat is further forward than mine and also the 6 point harness was holding me back into the seat. The mechanism shown left allows me to lean forward by pulling the lever to unlock the drum to which the belt is connected. Powerful constant force springs return the drum to allow the lock to re-engage again. What a nightmare to manufacture!

Software Box

Pedal assembly showing balance bar and twin master cylinder, also note clutch master.

Pedal-Assy

Machining the dash pattern out of MDF. As you probably guessed, I am lucky enough to have a CNC mill in my workshop. I bought the machine at auction and retrofitted a modern control (Heidenhain TNC 351. Heidenhain UK had a unit going cheap). SharpCam CAD/CAM software was used to generate the NC code.

Software Box

Oven used to cure carbon fibre components. Heat comes from a domestic electric fan heater. The oven is collapsible and lives strapped up against the ceiling! A refrigerator pump is used to provide vacuum for the bagging operation.

Oven

Oven used to cure carbon fibre components. Heat comes from a domestic electric fan heater. The oven is collapsible and lives strapped up against the ceiling! A refrigerator pump is used to provide vacuum for the bagging operation.

Engine-Cover-Mould

The cover was wet laid out of Kevlar, to a thickness of 6mm.

Engine-Cover

For added protection a bomb blanket has been installed to help contain any objects that may penetrate the Kevlar engine cover.

Bomb-Blanket