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#1 260Coupe

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:44 PM

Hi guys

I went and met Freddy from Topstage Composits today and got a price on reproducing my Prince GTB airbox in carbon fibre. (BTW his work is first class!)

The price on a repro airbox in 100% carbon fibre will be $450 ex gst if I can get a minimum of 10 (ten) firm orders (this is my break even price).

Once I get 10 orders I will then request a 50% deposit to cover materials and initial labour (CF is exy at $85 per sq/m) , I will then remove the induction system from my Zed and get Freddy to start work on the mould. (Allow four weeks to manufacture mould and 10 x air boxes)

The airbox will be supplied with a blank rear panel to be hole cut as required so it can be fitted to most triple carb applications
(Ram tubes and 90 deg elbow not included in price)
The benifit is that this airbox is dyno proven, slim line and allows for crank case and rocker cover venting to be connected (EPA friendly) 


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#2 Riceburner

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:49 PM

This would be fantastic. Definately put me down for one Alan! Thanks.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 01:25 PM

Hoping the funds will allow but yeah...I'd be in it..

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 01:26 PM

Will it come with the vent hole already pre-drilled? If not then I will order one as well.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 01:48 PM

there will be no holes in the airbox at all (only the 80mm inlet hole in the top cover) so you can cut holes to suit your particular application (triple carbs, injection throttle bodies etc)

BTW- shipping interstate at additional cost

So we have

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I may get a few more buyers at the Zed Nationals over Easter to make up further numbers

cheers

Alan


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Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:56 PM

us there an option for glass only as a cheaper alternative to make up numbers?

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 04:07 PM

There may be some possible savings if made in F/G however the glass will be considerably thicker to get the same rigidity, labour is the same so it will only be the materials cost saving.

I will look into a Fibre Glass option

Alan




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Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:24 PM

Fibre Glass option could be made available for aprrox $270 ex gst

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:32 PM

Put me down Alan for a F/glass one.

I notice the MJP airbox comes in a mesh pattern glass mat which looks similar to carbon, I wonder if the topstage one will be the same?

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:37 PM

Can you clarify how much thicker (ie depth measurement increase) the FG version would be?

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:18 PM

No idea on the thickness of the F/G V's the C/F until the mould and some prototypes are made............and these can't be made until I get 10 x firm orders with deposits

Sort of a chicken and egg thing

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:19 PM

what would it look like if mounted on the other side of the engine bay aka a triple throttle bodies RB engine ;) no idea what the bottom looks like and if flipped would look ok? I could be down for one if it looks good when flipped. Not sure if F/G or C/F

Don't worry about my location I will have some in Melbourne collect and store for me ;)

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:45 AM

C'mon guys, we need some more! :)

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 09:55 AM

Geeeeeeeeeeez

Looks like this died a quick death, what happened?

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:15 PM

Looks like there was only around 6 interested :(  I might have to look at the MJP box then.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:09 PM

if it ever pans out, you can put me down for a fiberglass one.

where would you get the elbow pipe attached to the box shown in the picture?

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:54 AM

Kent

still not enough committed interest to warrant making the mould
90 deg elbows in various sizes can be sourced from auto and truck supply specialists.........there is a local supplier here in Melbourne where I found the silicon 80 to 65mm reducer 

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:31 PM

no problems.. just let me know if the numbers do eventually get up there.

thanks

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:53 AM

Can we try and get this going again for the 3rd time?

I would be down for 1 100%

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:21 PM

Would it be possible to get some dimensions Allan, especially the depth of the outer half of the airbox. As you know, I have an odd ball setup with long ram tubes, but I may be able to customize it to fit.

Would it be ok to buy just the outer half?




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