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  2. Stuart Faulkner - Shows & Events Coordinator

    Roll bar and screen wanted

    Roll bar now sorted.
  3. Stuart Faulkner - Shows & Events Coordinator

    Roll bar and screen wanted

  4. tc3nitro

    Build Diary - BugMan's Sport 250

    Thanks for the tips with the catches I'll get some ordered up. Great write-up it's got me all excited for when it comes to my time !
  5. graham frankland

    21st Party -Hillclimb try and evening dinner

    Martin The program and timetable are on: www.events.wscc.co.uk Click on Shelsley Walsh and then select Timetable Hope you find it ok! Thanks Graham
  6. Dave Terry will be along and correct me if I'm wrong but when Loton ( I think) was resurfaced a couple of years ago it was discussed and decided not to treat it as a new venue purely based on the resurfacing work alone, so a president was set to some extent. The venue and track layout hadn't changed so therefore it is not a "new event" as such. Its a question of how far do you go. If for example half the track had been done or just one section on a fast bend and the rest not, at what point do we say it has to be treated as a new venue. Clearly new records have been set on this occasion so probably the new surface had an influence but equally if it had rained and or/no records broken it's unlikely this would have been raised, as the new surface could have had a negative effect just as easily. I wasn't there but I'm told the paddock is still rubbish a full of loose stones and debris if that's any consolation. Mark
  7. GaryD1971

    Engine mount.

    Thanks Chris. I've added a tag to the title now.
  8. Robert (bombero)

    Applecross 2018 clan McWesty

    You free tonight for a quick chat?
  9. NDS

    Ford crossflow dry sump kit/parts

    Phil Did you find a dry sump? Neil
  10. KugaWestie

    Need a wizard, electrical type.

    Is the ECU reading the temp from the same sensor location as the VDO gauge?
  11. Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO

    Engine mount.

    The NS blacktop mount fits a silvertop but the silvertop won’t fit a blacktop! It is all to do with oil filter location.
  12. GaryD1971

    Engine mount.

    Thanks Chris. I didn't realise there was a difference. I was under the impression the Silvertop and blacktop blocks were the same, but I have been known to be wrong. Lots of times...
  13. Ian Whetton

    NEW MEMBERSHIP PACKS

    Thank you
  14. Today
  15. Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO

    Engine mount.

    Looks like a Silvertop Zetec mount if that helps.
  16. GaryD1971

    Engine mount.

    Westfield part number 27953. Don't actually know which engine this is for. I bought this in error for my blacktop zetec and it didn't fit! Very good condition, just a tiny bit of powder coating missing from the back of the flat plate. I paid £35 plus postage for it so would like to get somewhere near that if possible. If anyone can let me know which engine this fits, I can amend the listing to suit. Many thanks Gary.
  17. BugMan

    Build Diary - BugMan's Sport 250

    These are the Aerocatches I used, you NEED the internal ones, not the external ones I bought first time around. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AeroCatch-Quick-Release-Bonnet-Boot-Pin-Catches-Flush-Locking-In-Carbon-Pair/361020101408?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 I went for the lockable type, which added a few quid, but thought the extra expense worth it. the trick I found when fitting was to get the catches as low in the side of the bonnet as possible and parallel to the bottom edge first, then you end up cutting away most of the catch material as the curvature of the bonnet will get in the way. To cut the hole I followed another build idea and used the backing moulding, as a template, stuck on with double sided tape to the outside of the bonnet, ghet the catch to fit the hole, then using a small cut-off disk in my Dremel, through the hole to take away the internal surface until the catch fits flush. Have to say this is a particularly horrid job, you cant make a mistake or the bonnet is cream-crackered, so take lots of time and my way was what worked for me but may be different for anybody else. Use a 2 part glue (not Araldite) to then stick the catch in. Hope that helps?
  18. BugMan

    Build Diary - BugMan's Sport 250

    IVA DAY Pt3 I then bolted the car back together as Phil said he had to go and put the brake figures into a spreadsheet, so he disappeared into the office. This was really odd for me, Phil having told me it’s a 4-hour slot for an IVA and we appeared to be at the end at about 10:30, so I took a few pictures, and tried not to get to excited and waited. Phil appeared as I was chatting to one of the other testers clutching 2 bits of paper in his hand and said “have you stopped panicking yet as you have passed?” and handed the papers to me, it was 10:45. . Overall, I found it to be a very good personnel experience, and thoroughly enjoyed myself, not what I was expecting at all and this was all down the Phil the examiner – A great and approachable bloke. Jumped back in the car, revered out of the centre and headed for home. Got myself very lost on the way as the sat-nav wanted me to go on the motorway, and I still was not going to do that and ended up going back to Huddersfield down some VERY single lanes, but eventually got home. Pulled up on the drive, got out of the car and had a little dance. Did a bit of messaging around friends and family, and then on the forum, and then put the car away and tied to carry on the day’s work.
  19. BugMan

    Build Diary - BugMan's Sport 250

    IVA DAY Pt2 As time went by a few people arrived for work, and eventually a chap opened up the entrance, so I took a few more pictures, including this of my first ever 25 miles in the car. From the waiting room you could see inside the testing centre. A chap showed up with a prototype speed camera van, so watch out for this in the future. So just gone 8am, the examiner came out and introduced himself and asked me to pull the car around into the bay. An extremely nice chap called Phil then explained the process and set the scene and made reference to the fact that “you should not expect to pass first time” which scared the willies out of me. First, we started with the emissions test machine while chatting away, which easily passed said Phil, all the time looking over the car with the bonnet off. Turns out he drives a Focus ST and we chatted about the powerplant etc. for quite a while the engine warmed up and then the machine spat out the results. Then I moved the car onto the car lift and the car was hoisted up in the air with me in the seat. We went through hand brake, lights, horn while Phil was under the car, busy inspecting. He immerged with a handful of nut covers, saying you don’t need these. Phil then lowered me back to the ground and tested the front headlights, and he adjusted the driver side to get it correct, we then had a chat about this and a bit of a giggle. Turns out my attempts at setup were spot-on for the LH side, and just out on the RH side. After that we moved onto the brake testing machine, front wheels first and I climbed out of the car. Phil then attached a fancy pressure sensor to his foot and climbed into the car after we had a chat about what he was going to be testing. Once in the car Phil then using his equipment to run each of the front wheels up to a speed and then measured the braking force required a number of times. This was then repeated on the rear wheels. After a bit more checking, we both got into the car, with Phil at the wheel and drove out into the testing area, where Phil put the car through some figure 8’s, a bit of braking and a check on the mirrors. He commented that everything was very good and felt fine, so back to the test centre. Back in the centre we chatted on about experiences Phil had seen and disastrous things others had presented for testing, a different side of the business we just don’t generally hear about. Phil asked me to pull back the steering rack gaiters so he could check the lock nuts and went and made us both a coffee which I though was fantastic. I then went for a wee, and when I came back there was some edge trim on my tools, the same stuff Robin had given me, which I also had, as Phil said the trim had obviously fallen off the outside edges of the front mudguards. Have to say the was a absolute surprise and just shows that the hidden face of the government is actually human and a blood nice chap.
  20. BugMan

    Build Diary - BugMan's Sport 250

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018 RIGHT, I’m playing catch up here as I had not done a proper update with all the excitement of the IVA, so back in time a little. IVA DAY Pt1 OK, so having planned my route the night before and programmed this into the wife’s sat-nav as well as into my mobile I was up at 5:30AM and have to say I actually slept OK. After shoving some toast and ½ a cup of tea down my neck off into the garage. Door opened, sat- nav stuck to the windscreen, mobile phone on top of the tunnel, 2 min check that I had everything, car started and pulled onto the drive to shut the door. I had chosen to go to Manchester from where I live over the moors through Holmfirth and Ashton-Under-Lime as it’s a road I know very well, and TBH did not fancy the M62 for my first drive. Weather was somewhat overcast, but at least as I set off it was not raining. I had my hoody on to hold my Westfield baseball cap on, which I bet looked funny and a light coat and an old pair of gloves as the car has no hood or doors on for IVA. Now this was my FIRST ever drive, apart from up and down our side road, so I was setting off at about 6 to get there for the appointment at 8am, so I had no intention of going in a hurry. Got off of our housing estate with no incident going over all our speed humps and hit the 30mph road at the bottom of our estate. All felt very strange and new so was taking it very careful, trying to have eyes on every bit of the car I could see at the same time. Through a couple of villages, all seemed OK, then onto Holmfirth at a blistering speed of about 50mph. Negotiated the tight turns in Holmfirth, then hit the open road over the hills toward Manchester and opened up to 60mph. Now this road is very exposed in a TinTop, so was yet another new experience. Overtaken by a few commuters as to be expected, but still all felt OK. Into the outskirts of Manchester, over the ring-road and eventually found the VOSA testing station at Chadderton after stopping to ask at a DAF Truck place. This was at about 7:10am and as I pulled into the back of the centre I found a mock roundabout and took a quick spin around this to see if my car attempted to self-centre as Johno had said it should, and to my ultimate relief it did, well I though it did as TBH I’ve nothing to go by. Pulled up to the reception sign and stopped the car. Now during the trip over I had noticed that I had put my steering wheel on wonkey, so I could not see my engine temp unless going through a turn, which was a steady 90DegC. And I sat thinking to myself do I fix this or do I leave it alone. Had a drink of water and decided I had to fix this. Then I noticed to my absolute horror that the steering wheel was moving in and out by a few MM so that was it I had to get the bonnet off and investigate ASAP. Found that the top UJ had worked loose slightly, so had the steering wheel of and sorted that and then out with more tools to tighten up the UJ, and then packed everything away again.
  21. Vulcan. My favourite plane. Im just going to do a Chocs Away Breakfast and a run somewhere for maybe an ice cream. I have to get back for the animals so want to be home about 1pm I will do a Cosford run out maybe in September. It looks a really good Museum. It’s on my bucket list.
  22. tc3nitro

    Build Diary - BugMan's Sport 250

    Do you have the details for the aero catches you have used ?
  23. Route66

    Build Diary - BugMan's Sport 250

    I have the R1R’s. Can’t comment on road use yet as I’m in final prep for IVA but they do pull the paint from the garage floor when parked.
  24. Exitus

    Build Diary - BugMan's Sport 250

    I’d be really interested to know what you think of those tyres, once you’ve had a chance to get to know them! I’ve known for a little while that the T1-Rs that we have probably aren’t right for the car, and now having driven it I’m sure!
  25. bollockybill

    Need a wizard, electrical type.

    Sensor is a new VDO unit, same rating as the gauge.
  26. bollockybill

    Wirral & North Wales

    It’s not Birmingham, it’s closer to Telford, easy run. Please see Mark’s post regarding the trip to the museum. Jeff is routemaster so please let him know if you are going. They have one of these. And one of these. And one of these.
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