Well here goes, my favourite pass time over the last few months has been reading all of the fantastic build threads on the forum, so I'll do my best to document my build as I go along.
All feedback, pointers and general banter gratefully received!
Having spent months pondering over the various 7 type cars available along with the various power train options, with help from you guys on here I eventually realised that building a Westfield ticked most of my boxes. Having looked at other engine options and the costs associated with getting a Zetec or Duratec over or even up to 200bhp, the Honda S2000 engine really made sense to me.
A visit to the factory in July impressed me in terms of the quality of components used in the cars and the backup that should be available from such a well established company. So decision made, I ordered a complete kit. Since July I have been stuck down by upgraditous on a regular basis, with the reasoning that it is cheaper to upgrade some parts now rather than later!! So at this moment the spec stands at:
Mega S2000 kit - white body work - carbon effect front arches
Powder coated panels
LSD - this will be a Mazda unit (the first customer build Mazda LSD chassis!) 3.727:1
Wide track wishbones
Hispec "Race" front callipers & rear Hispec callipers
Wheel package - 8" rears 7" fronts, 205 T1R's
MSA half cage
Sport turbo seats - white piping
Carbon effect stone guards
Black rear diffuser
and the latest edition.......Omex throttle bodies (something for the wife to wrap for Christmas!)
So having ordered the kit at the end of July, delivery should have been end of October, but is now looking like being the middle of this month.
Having spent some time looking for an engine and gearbox from a breaker I decided to buy a complete car instead and hopefully break what I don't need and recover some cash (to spend on more upgrades!)
So here it is, it's a 2003 Cat D write off with 52550 miles on it.
I bought it in an online auction without seeing it which was somewhat of a risk. Once the car was delivered, I put some fuel in it and charged the battery and to my great relief it fired up and ran really nicely.
Once I'd removed some of the bent bits, I was able to take it for a quick drive on the "private" road near where I work. It drove very well, all the gears work and it also does pretty good donuts!
The strip down to follow...