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#16 mmaci

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 05:27 PM

Afternoon everyone,

 

Not a particularly exciting update. It's more been a month of getting through wee jobs that need done. Carbon for the switch panel is being cut and will be sorted soon, I pulled the wiper motor and linkages and rear lights out of an old mini I've had for years, gave it all a clean and paint. Saves a few quid and satisfying to see!

 

33285039868_5d5be77be3_c.jpgUntitled by Mark Maciver, on Flickr

 

This will get mounted on a bracket just above where the cage meets the front subframe, about as close to its original position as possible.

 

47198535561_f1d22038dd_c.jpgUntitled by Mark Maciver, on Flickr

 

 

The rear bulkhead is ready for drilling and nutserting to the cage. I'll aim to make this as sealed as possible but once the side panels are in the rest can wait till after it's running.

 

40233805853_bd62603b52_c.jpgUntitled by Mark Maciver, on Flickr

 

 

Nice shiny arrival;

 

47198473051_84f14e6d22_c.jpgUntitled by Mark Maciver, on Flickr

 

This'll need a bracket made, as will the header tank. Any suggestions on where to fix it welcome. At the moment my plan is a bracket to mount them both behind the passenger seat (engine side of bulkhead) on a bracket coming down from the harness loop bar. 

 

Most pressing job next is sorting what seems to be a common issue. 

 

40195364253_dc2fdb54cc_c.jpgUntitled by Mark Maciver, on Flickr

 

The bottom UJ catches the brake pedal. Not ideal but I think the best way is to do as cptkirk has and cut where the bolt is and weld it.

 

Hopefully this week I'll get my box from gonzo which hopefully solves the rear brake issue and allow me to select gears! We seem to be missing a bag of banjos and fittings for the brakes which has led to a fair bit of head scratching. Hopefully enough will be done for the car to go off to PerformanceTek in March so a busy few weeks ahead.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark



#17 cptkirk

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:36 PM

If you do weld try n get something clamped to the UJ to dissapate some of the heat.

 

I was looking through my old photos for wiper motor bracket and was going to post them in here for you, but after seeing you noticed the welding of the UJ you've probably seen my effort...Let me know if not and I'll DM you

 

Looking good..



#18 mmaci

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:41 PM

Thanks, I have indeed seen the pics, a great help as always!

#19 mmaci

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 08:26 PM

Few wee jobs sorted this week. Collected my carbon fibre and steering column from an excellent engineering company which is handily round the corner from the house. They used a water jet to cut the carbon and their welder sorted the column without damaging the UJ:

 

46330758625_cae6656981_c.jpgUntitled by Mark Maciver, on Flickr

 

47193291922_00c73fda83_c.jpgUntitled by Mark Maciver, on Flickr

 

33369573128_8331a25828_c.jpgUntitled by Mark Maciver, on Flickr

 

32303237957_4d502e5726_c.jpgUntitled by Mark Maciver, on Flickr

 

The red part on the UJ will need ground further but it's much improved on before. Also sorted the bracket for the wiper motor and fuel pressure regulator. They both just need drilled and painted before fitting.

 

47245378331_ffc5987917_c.jpgUntitled by Mark Maciver, on Flickr

 

32303237897_f527fd2c4c_c.jpgUntitled by Mark Maciver, on Flickr

 

All small jobs in the grand scheme but nice to get them out of the way.

 

Have a good weekend  :D






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