McLaren M1 replica

#21
Andrew
That looks just fantastic, there is just something about that colour, looks and all the decals etc that just bring back great memories. Your body work looks perfect so I can only hope to achieve somewhere near that when I do my moulds for the M8B that I have started.
All the best and I hope to see it in the flesh some day.
Cheers
 
#22
Very Smart, Is that EFI or carbs on it?? I hope to see it at a meeting one day and maybe even get to run with you but you will have to own it for some time yet, my progress is nowhere near your pace. Love to see some video action. Again, congrats on a great job. Cheers Leon.
 
#24
Thanks Guys,

Leon, it's a Hilborn 2 7/16 unit with EFI injectors hidden in the centre. basically one of their traditional two-peice designs with a new top casting made to accept EFI hardware. Controlled by a Link G4 ecu. See here for details: Hilborn Fuel Injectors. I'd love to run with the M20 when it's done.

Terry, the guy who painted it for me is a Mopar nut, and said the colour is very similar to the early 70's colour "vitamin C" used on the Valiant Chargers in Oz and NZ.

Cheers, Andrew
 
#25
I'm still hoping for a roller by the end of this year and a runner by Xmas 2015 so you never know we could get together with Russel and his M8B now that would would make a great photo and stirr up the Trust people some what. I'm sticking to mechanical 3" Enderle on my BB, would love a Lucas Metering unit but they are quite expenssive so it will be a constant flow to start with.
Love your car mate and it does give me insperation and incouragement to press on.
Cheers Leon.
 
#26
The paint I used was called `HYDROLIC EXCAVATOR YELLOW` and was a standard chart colour from Wairau Paint supplies here in Auckland. It was the same as one of the paints that the Trust used to paint their car parts.
Not sure if they can be called the trust anymore as they have sold the M8 that was really what the focus of all the fundraising was about. It has been a very controversial decision to sell that car as everyone `thought` it was safe in the trust...how wrong.
Cheers
Russell
 

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#29
I wonder if all the people who donated time and money to the restoration got a share of the profit. You can be dam sure "SOME" did alright out of it and I think alot of people will think twice about helping the TRUST out in the future, which is a real shame. Cheers Leon
 
#30
The paint I used was called `HYDROLIC EXCAVATOR YELLOW` and was a standard chart colour from Wairau Paint supplies here in Auckland. It was the same as one of the paints that the Trust used to paint their car parts. Russell
Thanks Russ. Thus far, I'm having a great deal of difficulty in correlating any southern hemisphere paint names and colors to that used here in the US. I've decided to go with the Fiat color 519 (or "Arancio Narciso"). It is a fairly simple color with the vast majority of it being "Amarillo Yellow" (which is really an orange), and then some "Super" red, and a little white. I had the shop decrease the amount of red to 1/2 of what it call for in the code, and it came out to what I consider a final color I'm going with. It is a perfect match to the cast metal 1:18 scale models of the McLarens (not that they are by any means a measure of the true color), which is a pretty reasonable color for what I'm shooting for.
 
#31
So does that mean we will see it painted soon, its summer over there, a good time to paint. I think you would find even the real cars have different shades of the yellow so if its close to your model it will look great. Can't wait to see it, Cheers Leon.
 
#32
Hi Andrew

Great to see the car looking so good, its a credit to you !

Looking forward to seeing the car on track in anger soon !

Cheers
Richard Taylor
 
#33
How good did you find the Autotune chassis kit to be? Was it easy to work with from instructions & their supplied cuts (I assume it was in pieces?) Or was it an assembled & welded piece? Talking to Richard about possibly buying one from them.
Cheers
Mike
 
#34
Hi Andrew,
A question for you, I see your back stays on your Roll Bar are hinged how did you get on with Motorsport NZ as I have been told they cannot be hinged.

Cheers Leon.
 
#35
Leon
Look online under motorsport nz , schedule A PAGE 59 to 62 and you will see that they can be demount-able using two specific joint types. Had the bolt / insert type certified on the first car no problems.
Cheers
Russell
 
#36
Hi Andrew,
A question for you, I see your back stays on your Roll Bar are hinged how did you get on with Motorsport NZ as I have been told they cannot be hinged.

Cheers Leon.
Hi Leon,

Because the options available for de-mountable members under NZ regs didn't suit my application, I used the specific engineering design route where I had to get an engineers report.

I used Dwayne Zander, a design engineer who works at Gary Douglas Engineers in Palmerston North. he was great to deal with and it was straight forward.

He didn't need to see the car and use photos, drawings, and materials specs to do an engineering analysis and it flew through. My log book has the key pages from his work glued into it. I'll email you his report.

Cheers, Andrew
 
#37
Hey guys thanks for the quick replies. As you will both know my back stays come back to the heads, specifically the intake manifold bolts so I have to be able to remove them to work on the engine without removing the entire engine/trans/suspension assembly.
I have answered your PM Andrew look forward to reading that report as your set up would best suit my needs.
 
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