March 2014

29th

Testing indicator switch Finally got around to making a test bracket, to try out my indicator switch on the Fury. This is purely to test out the positioning and usability of this arrangement and the final solution will have this switch mounted inside a housing created using 3D printing. The same 3D printed part can be used on both sides :-)

Testing indicator switch This is what it looks like behind the wheel. It is basically invisible. The advantage of this approach is that it is very light weight and simply bolts onto the AB Performance paddle shift.

And so I went out for a test drive to see how well it works. Firstly it has a superb feel and weighting and is very easy to operate. A huge improvement on the dash mounted switch I currently use. Secondly, the stalk is too long. It basically gets in the way slightly when my hands are resting on the wheel. In fact the ideal length of the stalk in my view is exactly that on the original, unmodified switch!

This is good. I've got a very light and easy solution to providing indicator light control now and I can see how a similar switch on the right-hand side would be useful for the low and high beam headlight control. This means I don't need to fit many switches to the dash in the new car, resulting in a much cleaner and simpler dash layout.

Testing indicator switch This is the view from above. The paddle shift is an ideal distance from the back of the steering wheel and there is plenty of room for the switches, without fouling anything else.

27th

Zenos E10 The Zenos E10 is an interesting car, quite close to what I have in mind but it weighs 650 kg.

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