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Old 22-03-18, 19:49
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Which bit ? The stainless or the masking tape ?
I think it's safe to say an ounce or two extra of steel is not going to affect the results of a small French hatchback that runs in Sports Libre.
5g over weight at least
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Old 22-03-18, 20:27
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Thanks everybody. I'm going to go with black plastic I think.
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Old 23-03-18, 07:17
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Thanks everybody. I'm going to go with black plastic I think.
I cut a plastic one out of the corner of an office filing tray to give me a 90 degree angle for mounting behind the number plate and then painted it black.
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Old 23-03-18, 10:00
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Making use of existing office resources, has my vote.
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Old 23-03-18, 12:23
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Aluminium. Easy to make and when you walk in front of the car and smack your leg on it, it'll bend but not break into a million pieces like perspex will.
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Old 24-03-18, 16:05
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I used a curtain pole bracket and a piece of wood painted black, it was 3 weeks before the wife noticed the curtain pole wasn't sat right.
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Old 29-03-18, 15:59
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Another vote for aluminium.

I cut it out of oblong box ventilation ducting reclaimed from a skip, wire wool for a key for the paint, some solvent to degrease and then matt black rattle can and some parts bin set screws and washers (black number plate plastic screws and nuts can be handy for some of this). If you make it in two sections of flat sheet - the upright timing beam section including a 2" part jutting out a third of the way down the upright bit, pointing towards the car in the same plane as the timing breaking section and then bolted with two staggered bolts to a 2" wide L shaped right angle shaped bracket bolted to the car and bent from another bit of the same sheet ali, you can build in a bit of adjustability, uses less sheet ali than using one piece, plus easily modded for later competition cars just by tweaking the L shaped mount/making a new one!).

Dimensions of the timing beam upright section in the Blue Book, including min height above ground.

Same rattle can and ali used for fabricating additional dash switch panels/instrument blanking panels.

Easiest part of the car build and rather nice to DIY rather than cough up cash for from the usual suspects! And quite fun to look round paddocks to see what everyone else has done - can look a bit deranged doing this.

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Old 29-03-18, 20:15
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Old 30-03-18, 19:18
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Sounds a massive project to make a timing strut. Good to have all the "Expert" opinions on such a big job!!
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Old 30-03-18, 20:20
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Sounds a massive project to make a timing strut. Good to have all the "Expert" opinions on such a big job!!
Or you could cut some stiff cardboard , cover it with black tank tape and use the same to attach to the car!
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