[Es2] eS2 with gauge fetish
pcschulz at comcast.net
Tue Feb 3 12:25:45 EST 2004
In case you didnt know, Rick Houk on the 20v list (rhouck at neo.rr.com> )
tracks a 10v turbo'd CQ...
you may want to contact him directly since you are pretty much building a
gutted track car....
So you didnt like this gauge holder?
At 12:09 PM 2/3/2004, you wrote:
>Hey guys, just a quick update to indicate that my project is still alive.
>This has been cross-posted to my local club and to S2forum.com:
>Just a quick update on my eS2 track car. Instead of doing one of
>the mizillion mundane things I need to do on the project, I decided
>to do something sexy, to help with my motivation.
>Anybody have a gauge fetish like me? Only six auxillary gauges in
>the eS2 so far, but hey, there is room to grow.
>Home Depot was out
>of aluminum sheets, so I decided to be creative and make the gauge
>panel out of Lexan. Not a bad idea initially. It's light, easy to
>fab, inexpensive, and the fact that it is clear is handy when lining
>up holes; no measuring, just line everything up, mark it with a
>Sharpie and drill away. Unfortunately, this is not a good material
>for this application. As soon as you cut into it (with a jigsaw, in
>my case), the Lexan heats up and melts back together right behind
>the blade. So it instantly heals itself up! And if you don't pull
>the blade out in time, it gets stuck. D'oh! Anyway, I figured out
>some techniques that worked, but it way wasn't worth it. Also, even
>with primer, Lexan doesn't take paint very well. So, I'm calling
>this the preproduction model. When I have everything figured out,
>I'll have my machine shop guy cut one out of a sheet of aluminum and
>I'll have my buddy powdercoat it.
>Anyway, enough talk, I need to get back to work if I expect to have
>this thing running by Summer (and I do).
>P.S. My (borrowed) Bentley is temporarily back with its owner. Can anybody
>give me a quick rundown on how to remove the interior side of the HVAC?
>Everything is going. I mean everything. Do I need to pull the dash? Looks
>like a PITA. I got the blower motor out, but everything else looks like it
>is attached with "invisible" bolts. Thanks.
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