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Thread: DKOV... UPDATES ON THE MIRAGE??????

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    DKOV... UPDATES ON THE MIRAGE??????

    Hey DKOV,

    I am dying to see the ongoing progress of your mirage but its been almost an ice age since your site was updated.

    How far are you?
    Have you mounted the body?

    Please...... some of us wanna be's are dying to see whats become of the mirage in your garage.
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    Re: DKOV... UPDATES ON THE MIRAGE??????

    Wow... I didn't realize anybody cared

    Not much has happened since I posted the site. A little, but not much more... You see, it's RACING SEASON and I've spent all my "spare" time at the local race tracks on Rally tracks racing.

    I'm running my Lotus Esprit on-road and my Durango R/T SC off road in Rally Cross.

    How much work have I got done on the 355 Mirage?

    Well... reworked the braking system and got the huge 13 inch brakes all tuned up. Master is in and the prop valve tuned.

    Tore down the steering column and got that set up with the new wheel installed. I went with a quick release racing kit so the authentic Ferrari Wheel hooks right up with ZERO compatibility issues.

    Decided not to leave well enough alone... You all know I've been working this project from the inside out. Well... went back to the inside again...

    Pulling the motor back out to have it re worked. I've finally got all the components together for the massive Turbo System I designed for it!!! Need O-Rings instead of head gaskets to deal with the boost.

    I'll be starting it at 7 lbs (+110 HP) with the intent to run it up as things break in. The Turbo will put out up to 18 lbs but I doubt I'll ever go that far. 11 lbs is probably all. Even so, at 11 lbs that an additional 200 HP or so. That'll put me at around 500 - 525 HP in my Fiero

    That'll just about do it.
    So, once again, the motor comes out and the tranny's gonna get some attention as long as it's out too. I plan on doing all of this while the body gets is first test fit

    So, before too long, I should have some GREAT news and updates.

    Oh, went with a rear mounted fuel cell so the center console is getting "adjusted" for a lower stance for a more correct look.

    Pics to follow...

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    Re: DKOV... UPDATES ON THE MIRAGE??????

    By the way, still have ONE Mirage (out of 3) left for sale.

    Interested anyone?



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    Sweet... I am dying to see more pics of your car DKOV, As for the other mirrage.... I am seriouslt re-thinking about my tastes :-/ ....seen the attack lately?

    None the less... I alwoys check your site out but wish there was more... belive me a quality replica like yours will go a long way to motivate everyone out here too.
    The Needles Dance, The Gauges Glow,
    As Engine Speed & Heartbeat Grow,
    Gears They Shift 'Neath Anxious Thumbs,
    SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...
    Formerly: Powerhouse

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    Re: DKOV... UPDATES ON THE MIRAGE??????

    DKOV,

    That last Mirage you have..... is it a spyder? or coupe?
    Any price deal for us Canadian dolloar holders? Can the Coupe be modified to a Spyder?

    Plus Can we PLEASE SEE some pics... Anyone have pics of completed Mirage's?

    I am narrowing my first build to a mirage or B&B .... but i am waiting to hear from B&B regarding the spyder version.
    The Needles Dance, The Gauges Glow,
    As Engine Speed & Heartbeat Grow,
    Gears They Shift 'Neath Anxious Thumbs,
    SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...
    Formerly: Powerhouse

    www.facebook.com/TheCalgaryBatman

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    Re: DKOV... UPDATES ON THE MIRAGE??????

    I am also curious to see some pics of completed Mirage kits as well. Anyone?

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    Re: DKOV... UPDATES ON THE MIRAGE??????

    Completed Mirage Kit pics are on my site.

    www.gopc.com/F355/F355x.html

    Go to BODY page and take a look

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    Re: DKOV... UPDATES ON THE MIRAGE??????

    Am I the only one who notices that just about every one of those cars looks like the body is sitting too low? They almost look like G-rides because of how low they are.

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    Re: DKOV... UPDATES ON THE MIRAGE??????

    Nope... you're not the only one. However, consider this...

    ALL of the pics I have were provided by a single local builder who INSISTED on 2 inche drops. I have zero plans on going down that far because it puts the wheels out of alignment, creates massive bump steer and generally give the car a poor look.

    I'll be dropping the car about an inch is all. Will look alot better than that. I wish I had better pics to show you but these are all I have for now. I'll have pics of mine to put up when it's done.

    Good eye though.

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    Re: DKOV... UPDATES ON THE MIRAGE??????

    Hehe, thanks. I was kinda wondering if I was being too critical of other folks' cars, considering they're not the real thing. Having viewed those pics, I'm almost definitely gonna go with real F355 wheels. I like the 18" look a lot more than 17". That picture of the real red F355 Spyder is precisely the ride height I'm shooting for as well.

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