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Tel's Tales Issue 042 - Feb 2015

Posted by terry everall in Tel's Tales, 24 February 2015 · 97 views

Tel's Tales 042– 2015 Season preparation

It seems a long time since the November 2014 awards night and the Speed Series Committee meeting held the day after. 2014 had been a successful season but one or two issues were considered for improvement in an effort to make a level playing field for all competitors no matter what class they enter or what car th...

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Roll Cage

Posted by pickmaster Andy Lowe in pickmaster's Blog engine swap, 12 February 2015 · 183 views

Roll Cage Last year after seeing a photo of a Caterham stuffed under some Armco on the internet and being horrified by just 4 x 8mm bolts through fiberglass holding my windscreen away from my face I started making some phone call about buying a cage
For one reason or another I could not buy one off the shelf, have a delivery date or I would have to trail the car ha...

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January 2015

Posted by Quinten in Q's Mighty Blog, 31 January 2015 · 95 views

January 17th, 2015
Spend: £29.35

After a very docile December month, we're finally getting into the 'spend a weekend in the garage' routine that I need in order to get the car back on the road on the 1st of March (this year!).

We're starting off with a piece of dashboard off-cut that will serve as a holder for the relays and fuses. I've had to order s...

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XTR 2 or 4

Posted by Master Thatcher in Master Thatcher's Blog, 27 January 2015 · 131 views

Spent 8 months looking for a decent XTR, Anyone out there help me?

I had a 2 year association with a 2 in 2006/8 and want to reaqaint myself with this quirky mini Le Mans racer.

I would appreciate any help in finding the right car!!

Do you know anyone who is hiding one??

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Electric Sprint Racing - Year 1

Posted by johnev in johnev's Blog, 17 December 2014 · 131 views
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My first sprint event with the electric Westfield was at Croft. This is quite a long circuit so I wondered if one charge could last for a whole days sprinting? I also wondered what sort of reception the car would receive from the authorities. The MSA Blue Book has nothing to say about electric cars. In the end the scrutineers were diligent and helpful if...

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1st track day.

Posted by Chriscooper1 in Chriscooper1's Blog, 03 November 2014 · 107 views

I'm thinking of doing my first track day, is there anything I need to do to my westy or just the usual, tyres, water, oils etc?

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12v spaghetti fest

Posted by Wagoneer in Wagoneer's Blog, 26 October 2014 · 39 views

More progress. Having discovered that the original screen washer bottle had a hole in it I ordered a nice new kit:

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Bag, fittings and wiring all for a very reasonable sum. As far as the MOT tick list goes, this is near the end of the jobs. A quick fiddle and one broken replacement washer jet (...

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Back on the road again

Posted by M444TTB in MattB's Blog, 21 September 2014 · 156 views

20th September 2014
After the track day above I quickly took the Dunnell water manifold off and got it sent away along with a new VDO water temp sensor for machining and installation. Dunnell turned it around within a week. I then left the car in the garage doing nothing until today!

The water manifold is on and the car bled through fine but I have a sl...

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Taking the plunge

Posted by Dave Stirrup in First Westi, 20 August 2014 · 236 views

Well after a couple of years warming the passenger seat in Mark Redpath's SEW i started to look for one of my own. Following a car accident when i was younger (which we don't talk about. do we Mark?) its time to give up motorcycling. The pain in my wrist and hand is just to much. I needed something to replace the feeling i get from biking but without the...

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IVA passed

Posted by JPLS in Nothing ventured nothing gained, 23 June 2014 · 221 views

It would seem i have been a little remiss in keeping this blog up to date - but all things come to an end. So ends this blog

Long story short I passed IVA on Friday 20th June :t-up:

Admittedly it was 2nd attempt, but not dissapointed - I trailered the car for the first appointment on Tuesday and as it passed all the safety bits i.e brakes, steering, bui...

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Prescott Blog

Posted by alexander72 in Alexander72's Blog, 20 June 2014 · 273 views

Apologies for the delay in preparing this blog but I have been on a Site Supervisors Health and Safety Course all week.... enough to drive any one insane!

Prescott Hill is owned by the Bugatti Owners Club and as such is one of the old classics in the Hillclimb world. Situated in gorgeous woodland on the edge of the Winchcombe hills it really is typically...

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Curborough July 6th

Posted by Paul Morcom in Speed Series Results, 17 June 2014 · 296 views

Received these from NSCC.....

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Another small update

Posted by czphillips in czphillips' Sigma Swap, 09 June 2014 · 213 views

So, I've not had a great deal of time to work on the car, but some stuff has happened.

I finally found an exhaust manifold that will do what I want.
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It's a universal type thing but it's p...

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Reports from Committee Members, 2014 WSCC AGM

Posted by Scott Young - WSCC Chairman in The Committee Blog, 16 May 2014 · 271 views

The reports from the Committee members, presented at the 2014 WSCC AGM at the National Kit Car Show in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on Sunday 4th May @ 1730 are now available for members to read, starting here .

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Northweald Green Belt Sprint - 20th April

Posted by Beez in Beez's 2014 Sprint Blog, 21 April 2014 · 283 views
northweald, sprint, megabusa

The last even at North Weald I left feeling a bit frustrated by the huge margin by which the others had beaten my by plus my struggle to actually put a clean lap in!

I was hoping for more sun shine but the weather forecast was for rain all day, never having driven the Busa in the wet i knew this would be an interesting day should it rain. The morning was...

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Fitting the Head

Posted by Adrian Clinton-Watkins - WSCC Webmaster in How to Assemble a Duratec, 09 March 2014 · 404 views

So the next job is to fit the head to the block. Start off by fitting the oil restrictor to the block. It is critical this this has the tapered hole towards the top to ensure that it will align up with the head regardless of the casing position.



Next the ARP studs are screwed into position. These need to be cleaned spotless with brake cleaner, and I u...

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CO2 Emissions

Posted by japltor60 in japltor60's Blog, 20 January 2014 · 370 views

I have a year 2000 SEiW westfield with a 1996cc pinto SHOC engine. Does anyone know the official CO2 emissions (g/km) for this model, and if so do you have (or can you direct me to) official documentary evidence of this from Westfield Cars please.

Thanks,
Gerald

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Moving on

Posted by JulianE in Julian's 7se rebuild, 01 January 2014 · 606 views

Moving on literally , hopefully will have the up to this point pictures soon .. Interior and panels are well stripped , wooden
dash has gone , wilton carpets and soundproofing has been removed. Crossflow has gone , sigma is trial fitted , Isobel is driving and Jack better watch out !!
Q357GDH is now being moved to the unit where I had hoped for some swift...

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Longest Build Ever? (Part 2)

Posted by waynezilla in waynezilla's Blog, 27 November 2013 · 613 views

Before too long a rolling chassis was stood upon the chassis stands. Looking quite good but not quite looking like a Westfield yet. Still a long way to go... The bodywork was hanging from the roof out of the way and my parts box was pretty much empty. Time to start thinking about how to power the beast.

I'd already decided that Zetec power was the way to...

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chinon lunch with the pennine to pyranees mob

Posted by Norman Verona in Norman's Blog, 25 September 2013 · 538 views





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