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#16 cptkirk

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:24 PM

Sorry no updates as I dont have the car at the moment, picking it up again next weekend (15th Nov) so should have something more in a week or two. =]

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 02:46 PM

I saw you car at ZCars a while ago (pre-arches).

It looks brilliant now, the arches look great.

Looking forward to seeing it finished!

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 11:47 AM

Taking the homage north this weekend to Gallows Farm, only a 600 mile round trip.

CharlieBrown, thanks for the compliments, I have to say that the pictures (although great) dont do it justice, once the car is out in the sunlight with those big ass arches it does look pretty mean.

Going to hit it hard in the next couple of weeks so should have updates fairly soon. Hope to be picking up a few more bits n peices on saturday that may well be worth taking a few snaps of.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:29 PM

i seen a zcars supercharged vtec raing round croft... spoke to him and found out he had the wrong pistons in, but it still managed to be blisterngly fast. looking good so far!

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 12:28 PM

I beleive the car you saw is Jem Snowdens I havent actually met the bloke but I know he is running a Rotrex S/C in his and making more boost than I will be, his charger is a centrifucgal type, like a turbo but belt driven, mine is a Roots type with Helical rotors. The centrifugal chargers boost rises exponentially and gives max boost at top rpm (ideal for racing when your at top rpms most of the time) where as mine should give lots of low down grunt + good mid, the vtec changeover has been altered to reflect throttle position so can be vtec at 3000rpm with wide open throttle (what) or running at 6000rpm no vtec on 1/3 throttle. I have quite a flat torque curve to look forward to only starting to fade around the 7500rpm mark, making it ideal for road use, which mine will see way more of than track.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:39 PM

Picked the car up on Saturday and here are a couple of snaps of how it is looking now:

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More images to come in the near future.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:45 PM

That's just gorgeous. Not jealous at all :D , can't wait to see it finished

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 06:13 PM

wow thats looking really tidy very very nice example indeed i think i should throw some more pics up later tonight!!Its really hard not to want anything but the best when building such a one one as these z cars nothing beasts them in my eyes. I love the way they are all so individual and unique to each person who owns one!

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:48 PM

Thanks guys.

I cant agree more in your statement about making these things unique, many hours spent pondering about what colour, what interior and now pondering how the f*ck I am going to do all the wiring, gear cables, cooling hose, brake system....aaargh the list is endless.

But then thats why we bought them because we love a challenge, even though in my case I will openly admit to getting Zcars to have done all the donkey work so far, I just came up with ideas. Wait til you see some ofthe other ideas I am going to put into practice.

Philly C get your camera out and get uploading, there few things I like more than looking through peoples build diaries, they are an inspiration to us all.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 04:53 PM

that looks amazing, great work, it will be a shame to use it, as then it will get dirty.
cant wait to see it finished

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 03:10 AM

A shame? :P It'll be a beast... Can't wait to see how it progresses.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:20 PM

A few more pictures from stuff done on the weekend, sorry I didnt get more, I was rushed to get these before I had to leave.

Radiator is fitted, tapped out the holes in the radiator to use 6mm bolts. This going to get a shroud to aid cooling.....will be a few weeks for that though.

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Here are the Fuel Pump, High Pres Fuel Filter and Fuelcat (inline fuel catalyst, ups the octane of the fuel, **before rushing out and getting one wait til I have this setup to see if it makes much difference**, I am working on a hunch with it but as it wont do any harm it is in the mix for good). They are all getting mounted in the tunnel and the solid pipes for the coolant are going to be lagged to try and help fight against the radiant heat affecting the fuel line and ancillaries. Notice the 'M' shaped mounting brackets, these still allow mounting of the solid coolant pipes in the tunnel. I will have more photos of them mounted shortly.

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Gear Lever is in but not connected. Note the original sound proofing decided to snap of while I was drilling holes to mount the fuel line ancillaries....bugger....good job its getting carpet.

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More photos as and when. :)

As for getting it dirty I wont mind too much as it is for driving after all, it will get showed but it is primarily for being driven..........fast.

Lots of work to do on watertighting it sometime in the future, that way I wont mind taking it out in the wet. Could be 'interesting' in the wet though.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 06:25 AM

This is looking great... I am drooling as I read :dontgetit:

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 04:10 PM

looking spot on mate, loving the progress pics

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 04:45 PM

Thanks will try and keep as up to date as poss with pictures.




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