Scotland Tornado

Front compartment pretty much finished now, just need to add windscreen bottle, but I'll do that later. All brakes fitted and plan to presure test, fill and bleed sometime soon. Also fitted a spring return on the accelerator pedal; not sure if I'l really need this but its easier to fit now than later. Plan to start fitting the body in the next week or two; not sure how easy thats going to be?
 

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Some more pictures...........forgot to say, just ordered my wheels from Tornado. Should get them in a month or two. No more mini-moke for me!!!
 

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Andy Sheldon

Tornado Sports Cars
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Ian

You will probably need to cut some holes in the side panels behind the radiator to let the hot air out.

Thats why that area is not panelled in the build manual.

Thanks

Andy
 
I see 2 brake things(don't know the name in English)

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why is that...most cars have only one.
just curious, and euhm...nice work, still enough to do :thumbsup:
 
Hi Ian,

The car looks very impressive. Most people who panel in the front compartment increase the size of the exit ducts in the front hatch. This is the best place from an aerodynamics perspective to vent the air. Tornado keeps the front bay un-panelled, as there ducts in the front hatch are generally considered on the small size.
Here’s one that one of the forum members has modified

Regards
Andy
 

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Ian Anderson

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I know Frank does these "deep nostrils"
Wealden Engineering Development


I believe there are others too - probably Lee Dawson and Southern GT

They must help with areodynamics and also keeping the drivers compartment cooler by not having the hot air blowing against the footwell area.- It for this reason I'm looking at one for the Dax

Ian
 
I have a set for sale if anyone is interested. Fitted them to my last GTD and what a difference they made to the engine temp and high speed handling. They have been cut in half for postage but would need glassing to an existing front panel anyway. I have a panel ready to accept them which I would throw in from Lee Dawson.

Martin.
 

Andy Sheldon

Tornado Sports Cars
GT40s Sponsor
Ian

No need to worry about the cooling as you have one of our Radiators which actually work unlike some others.

Thanks

Andy
 
Hey Ian, just wanted to say your car is coming along really nicely and I like your panelling. As I am a good way into panelling mine now I can really appreciate what it takes to achieve a good fit and finish on the panels.

I was also looking into panelling the front of my car like you but am worried about it affecting the aerodynamics of the car so might look into it a bit further into the build.

Keep up the good work

Trev
 
Guys,
Thanks for the feedback. I'll fit the standard nose that came with the Tornado package and see how it goes. My intention is to get the car IVA'd before I paint it, so if I need to make any changes later, it will be an easy fix anyway. By the time I come to paint, I'll know if there's a problem.
Ian
 
A bit more progress to report. Have now pressure tested the brakes, filled with brake fluid and bled them; they seem to be working fine. Also fitted the handbrake and connected this to the rear brakes. Made up a gear linkage housing with removal panels for access. Also fitted the roof spider.
 

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Rear end panelling completed. Off to watch the football.....
 

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Ready for the rear clip, but realised I need to do a bit of preparation on the rear clip first.....this will have to be next weeks job! Bought a Black and Decker power file this weekend for the bodywork, have to say if you've any cutting or filing to do on GRP or metal, this is the business. Makes light work of if and gives a good edge.
 

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