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#1936 Deathrow

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:39 PM

 

 

Photobucket has ruined this thread as well. 

 

Have you waited a few seconds after the Photobucket notice for the pictures to load?

 

 

I have now, have they always loaded after a short while since their new policies?

Unfortunately not, it's a workaround. I won't go off topic, I just didn't want you to abandon the thread. Don't worry about the old images, they will be dealt with along with the rest in good time  =].

Track action looks like a lot of fun! Unfortunate about the clutch. I was just about to say rebuild the slave before remembering you're running a Vauxhall engine.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:09 PM

 

 

 

Photobucket has ruined this thread as well. 

 

Have you waited a few seconds after the Photobucket notice for the pictures to load?

 

 

I have now, have they always loaded after a short while since their new policies?

Track action looks like a lot of fun! Unfortunate about the clutch. I was just about to say rebuild the slave before remembering you're running a Vauxhall engine.

 

 

Yeah a-series would have been easy. Unfortunately Vaux conversion means Gearbox has to come off. I've got a list as long as my arm of things I want to do, so may do some of them while its out. I think an LSD will transform the car. 



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:53 AM

 

 


 

Yeah a-series would have been easy. Unfortunately Vaux conversion means Gearbox has to come off. I've got a list as long as my arm of things I want to do, so may do some of them while its out. I think an LSD will transform the car. 

 

I haven't read your full thread so I don't know if you have power steering. I drove a 2.0l Vauxhall conversion with an Quaife ATB diff and its hard work in the corners under full power. If you've got arms like Popeye you'll have no problem otherwise its something you may want to consider.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:03 PM

 

 

 


 

Need an LSD

I haven't read your full thread so I don't know if you have power steering. I drove a 2.0l Vauxhall conversion with an Quaife ATB diff and its hard work in the corners under full power. If you've got arms like Popeye you'll have no problem otherwise its something you may want to consider.

 

 

I thought about power steering, but the car doesn't really need it. I only have 100bhp on tap, so it probably won't be too bad. But it is just constantly scrabbling for traction, I can always add a power steering column after if I need too, may need too if I ever get the z18 in.



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:54 AM

Next trackday is 2 weeks today. I have not fixed anything. Apart from buying a new battery the car is the same. Need to sort clutch and cooling.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:06 PM

The car overheats quite alot when using it hard on track. I was advised to fit a Polo radiator, but its about 5cm too tall.

 

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You can see the silver Polo radiator has lots of marks on it trying to get it to fit in the front.

 

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The cardboard pictured is the dimensions of a Cinqecento  radiator, which seems the same height as the mini MPI radiator I was using, just about a 3rd longer. It fits in the gap nicely, so i've ordered one of them. 

 

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I rebuilt my clutch master cylinder as well. The old seals seemed ok, and it was only when on track that the issues appeared. So Saturday will be the test.

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 01 November 2020 - 09:19 PM

Is it finished yet?



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Posted 31 May 2021 - 05:37 PM

Yeah



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