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Old 11-03-2009, 08:50 AM   #51 (permalink)
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You could make the belly pan flush with the spare, leaving just a small gap between the two, and give the spare a smooth wheel cover.

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Old 11-03-2009, 09:23 AM   #52 (permalink)
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You could make the belly pan flush with the spare, leaving just a small gap between the two, and give the spare a smooth wheel cover.
That's probably what I'll end up doing. Ha! A mooncap for the spare

I guess I'll start at the front and see how far back I can go.
There are enough bolts hanging down in the midsection to get a stable attachment, but out towards the sides there are none.
Maybe the first try will be coroplast (I still have a mess of it left over from the 'Kornet'), but I'd like aluminum for the final version. Maybe it'll turn out to be a mix, with coroplast in places where there is less heat or chance of damage?
I'll have to make vents for cooling, not only for the tank and exhaust, but also for a small fuel radiator under the passenger floor.
I've got all winter to think about it.
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It looks nice so far, I realy do like it. Keep up with the good work.
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I've finally added a small PV to trickle charge the battery during the 1-3 week periods of not using the car.



After buying it, during the week I was waiting for delivery, the weather was nice and sunny. Ever since I installed it's been overcast and rainy In fact, it's so dark with the heavy clouds and short day (sunrise 7:30am, sunset 3:30pm) that even at noon any automatic dark sensors turn the lights on.

Yesterday I finally switched to winter tires. Topping off each tire's pressure with 2-3 pumps every 2 weeks is nothing compared to the workout I get after each visit in the tire shop. I took the rear skirts off before going to the shop and decided that the car is much uglier without them Of course, I had a few minutes of explaining what the mounting tabs in the wheelwells are for, what the Kammback does, etc. Here's a picture of the inside of one of the skirts, just for those wondering what's going on in there.



Other than lots of dirt, there where small dimples and scratches from flying rocks and sandblasting, but no signs of the wheel or tire rubbing against the bracket. That's good

When I came back from the shop I noticed that the summer tires may be wearing down in the middle, but when checking the tread depth I got around 5mm both in the middle and closer to the sides, so maybe it's just the tread pattern. Another funny thing is that three tires look at least their age, but the rear left tire looks like it has had just one season on it. The tread depth is similar to the others (barely deeper), it just looks much newer. I'd understand if two tires looked better than the other two, either front-rear or left-right, but 3+1 is weird. My theory is that previously one of the tires from the front got mounted in the back, so the one 'newer' tire has spent all its time in the rear, while the other three have been both in front and rear. But then one of the tires should look more 'used' than the rest. I dunno. Just 1-2 more seasons and I hope to finally get LRR's.
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:52 AM   #55 (permalink)
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I really like how your Kamm matches the line of your tail lights. I can't get over that, honestly.
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I really like how your Kamm matches the line of your tail lights. I can't get over that, honestly.
I am going to be egotistical and say I had a virtual hand in it :

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Wow!! Thanks CarloSW2
I told you I liked the Peugeot 307, .

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[I]You saved me time with my GIMP, and did it better than I would. My wife has seen your pic and hasn't said "No" yet, which is good. To me, the car just plain looks better. The only thing she asked about is the rear view through the kammy. I think that if we ever do get that far, it will have to be shorter, say flush with the bumper, for parking reasons. Also, I'm not sure what the local law has to say about anything extending beyond the bumper, excluding a towing hook.
I'm starting to look around for materials to use for the grill block, mooncaps and skirts. Unfortunately, I don't think we have coroplast here, so I'll have to improvise. I'm wondering if I should totally block the lower grill, because next to the radiator is the intercooler. Would blocking it give me a drop in performance?
I agree about the limit to the parking bumper (I applied that rule for my car's computer mock-up also). When I apply the bumper-limit rule, look at what happens :



The "side-slant" of the rear light assembly *extends* up "into" the kamm-back naturally. What an excellent design accident!

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Now, I want ALL of the credit for doing NONE of the work! Am I ready for management or what!?!?!?!?!

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Now, I want ALL of the credit for doing NONE of the work! Am I ready for management or what!?!?!?!?!
OK OK, I know what you're getting at. You got a THANKS

Actually, that picture of yours got instantly copied to my disk and has been there ever since. MUCH inspiration when preparing for the Kammy. I still see it 2-3 times a week when rummaging through my files. Maybe I should finally let the cleaning lady in there.

Would you rather work in management, or be an eco-prophet (eco-profit)?
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Piwoslaw -

Just kidding, I can't stand management. It's bad enough that my brain tells the rest of me what to do. Who put him/her/it in charge, anyway?!?!?!?

I just like your Peugeot 307 so much that I wanted to contribute *something*.

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