MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:19 pm

So moving on... As Nic keeps exclaiming... STANCE!

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And the rears need to move out 40mm too.

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:21 pm

Hit a roadblock. They say assumption is the mother of all fuck ups, well they're right. After all our debating on whether we should use S550 Mac strut set up or go SLA, and deciding to go the S550 route, we realise we just can't. Bloody things are way too long, come up at the wrong angle and are just a load of balls to make work.

Back to the drawing board. More head scratching. :oops:

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby James7 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:47 pm

Looking good :mrgreen:
Struts can be a pain. The car/body shell is usually designed around them, and not as flexible as a wishbone set up. Especially for a "fun" car.

For some reason i have started receiving notifications about updates on this thread again :mrgreen: so all is good in the world :rock

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:32 pm

Yeah yeah...

Bloody knuckles I'd spent ages sourcing and cash paying for are probably down the toilet now too. Double wishbones and a pair of these might work though. :D
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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:39 pm

Oh and while I'm in posting mood, we scored some of these adjustable rear camber arm beauties from Steeda!

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On-car adjustment with left and right thread. Billet-tastic! Truly top notch stuff.

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:40 pm

So excited to announce another build partner! Hellraiser will be working in partnership with Forgeline wheels!!!!

If you've not heard of them, Forgeline Motorsports manufactures the world's finest custom made-to-order lightweight forged aluminum street and racing performance wheels for the most discerning enthusiasts and the most demanding applications.

That's us!!!! lol

We're looking at Forgeline's Center Lock Conversion kit which replace the multiple-lug nut mounting system with a center lock hub adapter and a single center locking nut on each wheel - identical to those used on the world's most exotic race cars.

Looks like we'll be getting ourselves something like these CF3Cs:

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Or these CV3Cs:

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5 or seven spoke, they'll be bespoke built to our exact size and offset etc. and our choice of colours. Currently thinking gloss black rims and Matt bronze or Matt black centres.

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby Manders Mustang » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:10 pm

Go one colour, i've seen gloss black barrel with a gold spokes and it looks shocking in the flesh. I like 5 spokes more because that'll show off the calipers and brakes more. But nice work they're gonna look sexy af.

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby Spanner Monkey » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:22 am

badhand wrote:So excited to announce another build partner! Hellraiser will be working in partnership with Forgeline wheels!!!!

If you've not heard of them, Forgeline Motorsports manufactures the world's finest custom made-to-order lightweight forged aluminum street and racing performance wheels for the most discerning enthusiasts and the most demanding applications.

That's us!!!! lol

We're looking at Forgeline's Center Lock Conversion kit which replace the multiple-lug nut mounting system with a center lock hub adapter and a single center locking nut on each wheel - identical to those used on the world's most exotic race cars.

Looks like we'll be getting ourselves something like these CF3Cs:

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Or these CV3Cs:

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5 or seven spoke, they'll be bespoke built to our exact size and offset etc. and our choice of colours. Currently thinking gloss black rims and Matt bronze or Matt black centres.


Centrelocks - Hell yes!

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:10 am

Yeah, but would you go big ol' Hex nut...

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Or the more modern GT nut?

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby Manders Mustang » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:06 am

Hex nut if five/six/seven spoke, GT nut if more than 5-7 spoke alloys. As you look to be going 5. Go for Hex nut imo. Just looks more pleasing on the eye.

Go for the concaved wheels above because everyone knows concave is best :D

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:12 pm

I agree.


But worth considering EVERY option as we have all along the way with every detail. We've been all over the place on front suspension for weeks now. Nuts are the least of my worries!

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby Manders Mustang » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:43 am

badhand wrote:I agree.


But worth considering EVERY option as we have all along the way with every detail. We've been all over the place on front suspension for weeks now. Nuts are the least of my worries!


As the car is custom, and therefore tailored to your tastes, yes. Be pedantic, be a cun7 with every given option. Better to perfect than try and retro mod parts after.

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:15 pm

This is an easy one though. We don't need to be a difficult over this, as Forgeline are being really helpful here.

And Wilwood are running high in my estimations too at the moment. They might have the solution to all our front end problems.

More on that later...

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:59 am

OK. Wilwood have the right product, so hats off there, but couldn't deal with me as a non US resident, so they passed me over to Summit Racing who were not only very, very helpful, but cheaper than the manufacturer too. :)

http://www.summitracing.com

Waiting now begins for a set of Wilwood Aero 6 pot callipers in custom colour (i know, flash aint we?), 14" two piece rotors, hubs and their Mustang II pro spindles with 2" drop. Plus line kit.

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That not only means we can add another generation Mustang part to our component list, but that we can start speccing the front wishbones as soon as this lot gets here...

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:17 pm

It all arrived yesterday. Snuck it in the house while Mrs. Badhand was out to unbox and inspect it all. Gotta say I'm so impressed with the Competition Orange callipers. Can't wait to get these behind the Forgelines.

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I'll transfer these to the workshop on Monday and we can, at last, start taking measurements for the double wishbones... Back on track


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