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Post by Kimmo » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:56 pm

If you have an Exa, you can piff this little bracket off and have the brace's foot go all the way around the top of the strut.
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And when I looked at some ETs at the meet, I couldn't see why you can't just use an Exa bonnet brace on your ET, which would then allow you to piff off that bracket.

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Post by etking » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:34 pm

you make a good point there kimmo
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Post by The Renegade » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:32 pm

This is a good point.
It was one of the first things I did when I got my Pulsar home - I took the bonnet support from the Exa and stuck it on the Green Machine.
Mostly because I HATE the way it twists the whole bonnet, it must really give the hinges the shits.
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Post by etking » Thu May 01, 2008 9:07 am

next mod for me lol

straight swap is it>?

throw up a pic renegade?
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Post by The Renegade » Thu May 01, 2008 3:35 pm

Not terribly straight simple, but very straight forward.
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Post by tassuperkart » Thu May 01, 2008 6:54 pm

Having this mounting ring in a full circle will have almost bugger all effect unless you are prepared to extend the tube bracing much further around the circumference of the ring.

A lot of work for little, if any gain.
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Post by etking » Fri May 02, 2008 9:06 am

i wont be changing the strut brace but the bonnet holder will be good to sway over as i dont have ths stock holder for the little ET one so it just dangles
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Post by Callumgw » Wed May 07, 2008 7:22 pm

Actually, you could cut the circle off at that point because the back portion doesn't seem to do anything, once the thing has been braced like mine.

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Post by etking » Thu May 08, 2008 1:18 pm

got the pic of your exa bonnet holder install mr renegade?
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Post by Ben Hewitson » Sun May 11, 2008 11:15 pm

Interesting..... i really like the look of that battery re-location isolation (marine) switch and strut brace on that awesome EXA turbo you showed earler.. Also that engine bay is sweet as it has the EGI manifold that only 3 people have on their cars... cool.. Oh.. btw that is mine.. heheheheh. nice writeup callum, i'm gonna do a similar thing with mine as its definately not stiff enough and will eventually fatigue.
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Post by Callumgw » Mon May 12, 2008 8:03 am

Ben Hewitson wrote:Oh.. btw that is mine.. heheheheh.
Yeah, pinched them from the web when I was talking off line with BTR. Did the pictures up to show what I was on about before I actually modd'd mine.

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Post by TimmyET » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:17 pm

How would things go if we welded up the pivot points on the BTR strut brace?
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Post by Callumgw » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:59 pm

TimmyET wrote:How would things go if we welded up the pivot points on the BTR strut brace?
be hard to adjust, so you'd better be certain it's right...

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Post by Android 360 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:58 am

the exa bonnet strut is annoying - it's in the way.
i pulled it off and installed an n13 one which fits into the other bracket :)
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