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Got word from painter that chassis can get picked up tonight. Powder coat guy called to say wheels are ready. Plus Millionaireracing exhaust arrived today. Great day for the Exige build 😀

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Great thread. Amazing how efficient you are.
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Great thread. Amazing how efficient you are.
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Thank you. Helps to nearly 40 years automotive knowledge and be self employed. Took half day today

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Excited that I'm somewhat local to this car and can't wait to see it in person someday.
You still on target for your track day?
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Excited that I'm somewhat local to this car and can't wait to see it in person someday.
You still on target for your track day?
Barely. Car should be running by the end of week. Worry is painter finishing rest of paint work in time. Secret custom paint job coming soon. 😉

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Semi took the day off, I had been too busy all week since chassis got back from paint shop. Funny thing with my business i had my best sales day of the year while trying to work on Exige. Started day with engine still sitting behind the car. Finished the day fully installed. Wires, hoses, mounts, cables finished. Tomorrow will do gas tank, radiator, new battery mount and maybe even get it started.
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It’s Runs !!!

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Busy last couple days but wife helped me bleed brakes tonight. Her first time lol. One more thing off the list.

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Pretty good progress this week. Got left seat back from body shop, was damaged from rocker being pushed into it. Dropped off at interior shop and got back the next day. Looks as good as new. Hope to get most of interior in this weekend but ended up working on from structure. The new chassis was also from a wreck and the sway bar area was a little more damaged then I could overlook. Sway bar mount points were distorted and lower bolt area had a crack on each side. Luckily I had a really nice piece of high grade aluminum sitting at the shop. I constructed a mounting plate to go across the whole front, give a flat and strong surface to mount sway bad to and for front crash structure to adhere. Bonded plate with body adhesive and urethane for crash structure. Finish up and looks nice.
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What resonators for the exhaust?
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What resonators for the exhaust?
Titanium exhaust from millionaire racing. Was part of group but on here about a month ago.

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Titanium exhaust from millionaire racing. Was part of group but on here about a month ago.
Is it custom?never heard of a dual tip titanium option for the car. Sounds great.
Look like bullet type resonators. Could you share the dimensions of the resonators? The dimensions should pretty much dictate the sound
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Radiator installed last night cooling topped off. Tonight shifter installed.
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Looks good but no chance to make your track day I suppose. I ran at the Lotus LTD HPDE yesterday at Watkins Glen. It was awesome.

Can't wait to see your paint job.
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Looks good but no chance to make your track day I suppose. I ran at the Lotus LTD HPDE yesterday at Watkins Glen. It was awesome.

Can't wait to see your paint job.
Missed track event. Pushing deadline to July. Should still have time to make some other events. Also will be at LOG

Working on interior now. Took a little time getting seat brackets straight again but came out good.
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First test drive since rebuilding. Everything seems to work well. Felt like a high speed dune buggy. Will have doors back in the next couple days
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Looking good. Impressed with your progress.
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