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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by Manalishi » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:06 am

scoobyh123 wrote:
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One tiny problem with a wind deflector on a coupe - nowhere to attach it to!
Nothing is impossible. :D
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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:53 am

Manalishi wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:06 am
scoobyh123 wrote:
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One tiny problem with a wind deflector on a coupe - nowhere to attach it to!
Nothing is impossible. :D
Maybe, but that certainly comes close! :wink: :D
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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by Manalishi » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:50 pm

The thing is, maybe all it needs is s very small lip inserted between the a-pillar and rubber trim, the piece fitted to the a-pillar. Im atleast going to try.
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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:27 pm

Manalishi wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:50 pm
The thing is, maybe all it needs is s very small lip inserted between the a-pillar and rubber trim, the piece fitted to the a-pillar. Im atleast going to try.
Don't forget the window glass has to open with the door Henrik. Maybe a higed wind deflector but you'd have to make something bespoke for it.
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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by Manalishi » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:37 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Manalishi wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:50 pm
The thing is, maybe all it needs is s very small lip inserted between the a-pillar and rubber trim, the piece fitted to the a-pillar. Im atleast going to try.
Don't forget the window glass has to open with the door Henrik. Maybe a higed wind deflector but you'd have to make something bespoke for it.
No Dave, I dont mean a regular ABS large slab of plastic. I mean a very thin piece wedged between the rubber trims in the opening. It is quite possible to push a slim piece of plastic (think OverHead-sheet) at least 1/2 inch. Then it could protrude some 5-10mm just making a step for the air to pass the problem area which is the corner of the black triangular rubber thing by the mirror.


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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:23 pm

That might work Henrik - give it a try!

I might be wrong on this but i think the most noise comes from the top of the A pillar area where it joins the roof and so on.

I suppose if you had a wind tunnel you could identify it easier and sort the noise that way. I know if i have the sunroof open (even on tilt) it gets incredibly noisy above 60mph.
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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by Manalishi » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:14 pm

In my case the wind starts to make a noise and really break through at ~75mph and its worse in the drivers side. If pressing a finger on the top corner of the black triangular rubber/plastic thing helps so its coming from there. I did take it all apart a few years ago to soften it up and after finally adding a small strip of rubber it was better. But its definately coming from that corner.

Its not crutial though as I seldom go above 65mph. But I will try to see what a small lip could do as an engineering experiment. (Probably nothing!!) :lol:
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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:40 pm

Manalishi wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:14 pm
In my case the wind starts to make a noise and really break through at ~75mph and its worse in the drivers side. If pressing a finger on the top corner of the black triangular rubber/plastic thing helps so its coming from there. I did take it all apart a few years ago to soften it up and after finally adding a small strip of rubber it was better. But its definately coming from that corner.

Its not crutial though as I seldom go above 65mph. But I will try to see what a small lip could do as an engineering experiment. (Probably nothing!!) :lol:
That's given me an idea Henrik , let me think a little longer on it and i'll scribble a picture down, photo it and post it on here.
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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by Manalishi » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:44 am

Had some company today!

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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:59 am

What a lovely sight - a pair of Viking longboats! :P
Best looking cars in your road Henrik! :wink: :D
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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by Charles827si » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:30 am

Both coupes look very classy indeed. And still look like premium cars parked alongside the more modern Lexus 8)

The new RC Coupe is a very interesting proposition as an 800 Coupe driver, but I'm in no rush to change my daily wheels just yet. :D
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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by Manalishi » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:50 am

Charles827si wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:30 am
Both coupes look very classy indeed. And still look like premium cars parked alongside the more modern Lexus 8)

The new RC Coupe is a very interesting proposition as an 800 Coupe driver, but I'm in no rush to change my daily wheels just yet. :D
Yes, the shape of the 800 coupe grows every day. It's a really classy car! If I could afford it I would swap the Lexus (Gs300) for a next generation Gs450h. The trunk is too small on the older one because of the batteries but the next generation after 2012 is a lot better.
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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by Manalishi » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:28 pm

So whats wrong with this picture?

Yes. Spare tyre in the front.

Was hitting a large rock on my way to work the other day at speed. I just wasnt paying attention and had some bad luck. Tyre is likely to be messed up without the possibility to be repaired so will probably need a new tyre. Not great!

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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:56 pm

Sorry to hear that Henrik, on the good side you're alright and tyres and wheels can be replaced. :wink: :D
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Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Post by Manalishi » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:50 am

scoobyh123 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Sorry to hear that Henrik, on the good side you're alright and tyres and wheels can be replaced. :wink: :D
Yes, but still annoyed about not seeing the rock. It was huge! One good thing is that the exact same tyre is still available so I can change just the one and putting it in the rear.

I can really recommend this tyre. Good Year Eagle F1 91Y assymetric 3. Pretty cheap and good wearing quality.

I can really recommend giving the side wall strenght (load index) some thinking as this affects the ride and comfort. I was thinking about getting the 87Y as they are softer and what the later 17s once were delivered with but I think these are better. My previous were 94Y and they were too hard and had worse tracking on the motorway where there were grooves (everywhere). A softer side wall tends too give a better ride in our speeds.
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Rover 827 Vitesse manual (non cat) -89 (Spain)
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