Happy New Year everyone,
The Mini's been home for just over a month now so it's been good getting stuck into it. Before parking it in the garage I managed a quick hurl (on a private road etc). I'm sure most will agree with me when I say you'll never forget the first time you drove one. So different to anything else and I couldn't stop grinning!
Delighted with the quality of the loom build from Racing Circuits. Can't recommend them enough and now they've built one loom for a ZCar mini I'm sure it will be a doddle for another. PerformanceTek have done a cracking job of the tuning and thankfully (considering how little we knew about the engines history) she sings as she should, sits happily on idle and can all be monitored by bluetooth until I sort a more permanent dash.
Off with the wheels mainly to sort a wee leak from the rear callipers (and so it sits at a workable height!)
So far the front section of the bulkhead is built with grommeted holes for the important stuff to get through. It's nutserted to the cage:
Still undecided how the aluminium will be finished. I like the thought of powder coating it once we've finished drilling holes in it. ECU will be mounted on bobbins near the battery and that's about all to finish that off.
The top section of the bulkhead will be sorted at a later date but that will be aluminium round the edge and possibly a clear perspex over the centre. Be a shame not to show off that rocker cover....
The Arc Angels carbon front is just about ready to be hinged on. It's a painstaking job cutting and then sanding where it meets the scuttle but its getting there. The A-panels will be welded on when the whole front is getting painted. This wasn't done before mainly because we were going to use a one piece front with A panels. Carbon Weezel arches are ready too and should be here any day.
Slowly but surely jobs are getting ticked off, with any luck she'll see a dry road this spring/summer!