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post #21 of 73 (permalink) Old 19-11-2015, 00:52
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Looking good. Keep the pics coming.
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post #22 of 73 (permalink) Old 24-11-2015, 20:30 Thread Starter
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Not much to report, I've been working my way through the loom removing parts no longer reqd - heater, EPAS etc. I'm trying to relocate the fuse box as well, as I'm not happy with it hanging down near my right leg.

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Don't feel like I've achieved a lot today. Spent the afternoon sat down with the instrument loom and wiring diagrams trying to decifer some of the colours were a nightmare. Anyway paired it down and labeled all the wires so I could wire up the new dash. Added an oil pressure gauge and started wiring it up, although still waiting on some led warning lights so I can get them wired in as well.



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Back in the workshop this afternoon, just as I was about to weld the new mounting brackets for the fuse box on the welder decided to break. The arm the clamps the wire to the feed roller broke - but in true RAF fashion I bodged a fix and got it to work sufficiently to tack the brackets on ��.





Happier with the new position of the fuse box, much better access and not next to my leg.




Bracket to support new instrument panel.

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If it helps at all I have this weekend stripped down the MGF drag car I purchased for the engine which has a custom made loom you can have Freebie. The engine loom and Turbo ecu are the only parts not available
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If it helps at all I have this weekend stripped down the MGF drag car I purchased for the engine which has a custom made loom you can have Freebie. The engine loom and Turbo ecu are the only parts not available
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Replied. I just thought it may help you out a little and would be a waste to just bin it
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Not much to report, fitted the ignition, low brake fluid and full beam warning lights to the dash. Lightened the boot lid, tried to remove rear bumper - fell out with the 'crush can' on the N/S and then the bolt in the inside of the boot sheared off on the off side, but eventually got the bumper off. Went to remove the exhaust - not happening so cut the whole thing off in front of the cat with my reciprocating saw.

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Well looked at my bank account yesterday and decided to order a 4:2:1 manifold from Mike Satur - I just won't let the boss know.
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Tried the Wilwood Dynapro Single on the rear with 240 discs, plenty of space to go to 280 and 20mm clearance on the wheel.







Also trial fitted my Protech coilovers on the front.



I think I will have to get a shorter bolt though.

The roll cage arrived just before Christmas fm Safety Devices, but the front has somehow been damaged and the NS A piller leg was bent more than I could jack out, so the replacement section won't be here until the end of next week, this has put me behind at least a month .
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Now that the replacement front section of the cage has arrived from Safety Devices I have been able to finish welding in the reinforcement plates. I have also welded reinforcement plates for mounting the seat to the floor and harness anchor points.



I also welded some m6 nuts to repair washers and welded them into the passenger side to mount the fire extinguisher.



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Nice job but not sure why you need a shorter bolt. By the time you get a nut on there it will be about right.
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Built the exhaust system today, my aim was to increase its length over a standard one.



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Looking good, Your welding is better than mine but I probably shouldn't say that cause it's almost an insult for you.
Will you put a fake pipe out the back to keep it balanced?
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Will you put a fake pipe out the back to keep it balanced?
No, just going to have one tailpipe.
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So front subframe off and stripped down. Now covered in rust converter. I now need to get two upper ball joints and track rod ends as I can't get the bloody nuts to thread back on to them*
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Nice build dude,whats the reasoning behind the exhaust lenght?
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Nice build dude,whats the reasoning behind the exhaust lenght?
No cat so trying to make up for it with a longer system like a ZR.
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Front subframe got the attention of the grinder and welder this today. Removed the factory reinforcing boxes that replace the engine mounts and put CDS tube in as per the cup front subframes.



I also cut off the 4 'towing eyes' as will not be required and every bit of weight off the over engineered subframe is a bonus, already working out a tubular version in my head. Also welded up a few seams where they appear to have spread a little and painted it with dinitrol rust killer epoxy primer and dinitrol stone chip paint.



Next task get the rubber bushes out of they lower wishbones and replace with polyurethane ones and paint.
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Just read this from the start, nice work and interesting build.
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