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post #1 of 73 (permalink) Old 01-11-2015, 17:51 Thread Starter
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So work started on building my TF race car today.



Start of the afternoon complete car.



Interior stripped - dash caused headache with the 4 bolts where the vents are but eventually got it out.



Front end stripped, radiator removed ready to start making the ducting for radiator up through the bonnet.
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post #2 of 73 (permalink) Old 01-11-2015, 18:19
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This will be interesting to follow the build ,good going with the choice of car,keep the updates coming
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Looking forward to seeing this
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Looking to get one of these to create the gurney flap as per the 200 hpd.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Vehicle-Pa...p2045573.m1684
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Mk1 non EPAS steering column procured courtesy of MGFnTF Bitz - great svc.
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What's the plans for the engine/gearbox?

Good start so far ??
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Good start so far (and what should of been a thumbs up symbol came out as ??)

Look forward to progress updates
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What's the plans for the engine/gearbox?

Good start so far ??
MG ZR 160 engine/gearbox, Torsen type B, lightened flywheel, 421 manifold, kmaps remap.
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I'd recommend using tapered bearings and shims on the Torsen diff.. For strength.. And steal cage the other bearings

The Elise Parts EN24 fly wheel is nice
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The diff bearings are steel caged, but the rest are standard. I do have another box with all steel caged bearings.
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Tapered on the diff are stronger still.

What sort of power are ya aiming / hoping for
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Tapered on the diff are stronger still.

What sort of power are ya aiming / hoping for
170 will do for starters.
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Roll cage ordered. Went to fit the non EPAS steering column only to discover the bottom is narrower than the EPAS one meaning the collapsible joint is to big
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Are you fitting sump baffles too? Good idea if the car is going to be driven hard on the track
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Are you fitting sump baffles too? Good idea if the car is going to be driven hard on the track
Not this year, but I will fit the Cup dry sump kit I have to it next year
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Started work on the ducting for the radiator this evening. Will transfer to aluminium before cutting the hole in the bonnet.



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Rear part of the radiator duct fabricated this afternoon and hole cut in the bonnet. Next task will be to mount the radiator so i can do front part of the ducting to the bumper.









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Are you fitting sump baffles too? Good idea if the car is going to be driven hard on the track
I have revisited this and after researching have concluded that although I had no problems with the engine in the metro, the side loads with the engine in the rear will probably be higher - so sump baffle sourced.
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Race hardtop arrived yesterday







Started getting the cockpit ready to mount the bucket seat be removing the cross bracing tne OE seat fastens to - but the batteries in my drill ran out before I could finish 😕. I will be mounting the seat on to 25mm CDS tube which will allow me to get the seat really low.





I also removed excess material from the drivers door making the much lighter.



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Productive afternoon in the workshop today.

Finished removing the drivers side floor bracing to allow me to mount the seat lower. I will weld a stiffener plate into the void created in the centre 'tunnel' to add rigidity to that section. I wish I'd used spotweld drill bits years ago.




Finally got the steering column mounted, as someone mentioned earlier the mk1 non EPAS steering columns mounting is different from EPAS ones. I used 2 nuts to allow me to mount it to the mounting below the standard TF ones.



Got two sections of 25mm box section and sat them on the floor to try the seat position.





Which dash to use?



Carried on work with the radiator ducting. I realised the other night I needed to cut a section out of the front upper section of ally due to the shape of the slam panel. The rwar duct now fits better.





The next task was to actually mount the radiator.



Small bracket made to hold radiator up.



Front section of radiator ducting fabricated, but still needs riveting together.





Bumper refitted


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