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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:42 am 
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Full drift spec! :P I'm interested to see how it changes things for you though, Hopefully a plus as it looks to be PITA to fit

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:19 am 
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Does it have much sideways movement? It may need to braced to the roof. As the movement may affect it under cornering. I would cut some speed holes in it to make it lighter. Looking real good.


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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:40 am 
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It's not finished. I spent so long getting the mounts right for the height and how far back i wanted it I ran out of time to rig the wire rope. I'm going to x brace it to just below the factory wing on either side of the rear window. As for speed holes :lol: is ugly enough now........ If I ever go zuboo spec with the weight reduction then maybe.

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:09 pm 
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You might want to have a look at the adjusting points between the wing and the uprights. One of the guys on PF had the same links, which he thought were very tightly done up and his wing tilted 45* at the end of a straight. So he had some adjustment plates made up that eliminate the issue. Yours probably wont need to be as high as his as he wanted to raise the wing some.
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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:44 pm 
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Pretty good idea. The original links are a shitty design.

Old mates look a little over engineered. Surely a longer front side link and a second bolt would be sufficient (the rear of my mounts have the adjustment)

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:12 pm 
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Yea, you could simplify it a bit but it is pretty basic when you look at the design and still having adjustability . Just that his is cut to look like (sort of) the rest of the mounts.


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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:59 pm 
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His uprights mustn't have any adjustability in the first place, I made mine with the rear hole slotted, gives me between 7* and 21*

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:49 pm 
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That's right, the top of his mounts only have the 2 holes, front and back, so has made the new section adjustable via the multiple holes.
I couldn't see the ones on yours, so a simple plate with 4 mounting holes would be enough if you have enough scope for adjustment on the long mounts.


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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
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I'm just going to leave this here :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
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Scrubs up pretty well i think!

Ready for a weekend of racing at Queensland Raceways for QRDC rd2!


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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
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Killer mate, go have some fun!

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
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Looking great as always mate! Nice to see I'm not the only one running bonnet spacers too ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
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Tassie_mk1 wrote:
Looking great as always mate! Nice to see I'm not the only one running bonnet spacers too ;)


Thanks. I'm not a huge fan of the spacers but it was the best option to mount an external battery cut off pull cable.


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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
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Looks like a great weekend mate! Certainly an interesting mix of cars.

I run the spacers to help with cooling, it's only theory at the minute as I need to run the car at full noise to see how it goes with them and without, but that is my theory anyway :)

How did the weekend go for you?

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
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Tassie_mk1 wrote:

I run the spacers to help with cooling, it's only theory at the minute as I need to run the car at full noise to see how it goes with them and without, but that is my theory anyway :)


They do work for cooling but where the air is exiting is a high pressure zone which restricts the exiting air.

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 4:35 pm 
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Thanks man good to know. Makes sense when you think about it :)

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 5:41 pm 
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It was a great weekend of racing. The variety of cars saw a variety of speeds too. Luckily I was able to find a couple of decent battles. I just need to work out how aggressive I'm willing to be! :lol:

The field on Sat morning was 18 cars. I managed to qualify 9th and out of 4 races I finished 8th, 6th, 7th and finally 8th

Looking forward to doing it all again!

The video highlights from the weekend
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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap (Swift GTK)
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Top work man. You did great in a crowd and ran without mechanical failure all weekend. Seems to be half the battle. You were more aggressive than I would have been in the same situation. =D>

Looking forward to joining you once mines sorted.

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