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  1. 17 points
  2. 14 points
    It’s just about in! And test fitting bodywork together. Off side seems fine, but near side is definitely needing some fettling.
  3. 12 points
    After my engine woes I thought I’d get this new to me engine in for mapping at BHPerformance. Glad I did, running lean at low & mid range revs & had a bit of detonation at around 4000 rpm which was possible the cause of my spark plug disintegrating. The noise was unbelievable at full chat & after 4 an half hours & a tank full of fuel I was glad to get out of there. We we did have a small issue with it cutting out a couple of times & wouldn’t start, found out there wasn’t any power going to the injector relay & eventually found a plug had come loose by the main fuse. The final power run prejudiced a respectable 252bhp. The power delivery is a lot smoother & it’s a lot more responsive going on throttle, it had a slight hesitation before which I hadn’t thought anything of before.
  4. 12 points
    I recently put up a post 'Duratec Overheating' Had great response from persons within the club to help resolve the situation. Many posts were put up including detailed pictures to make it easier for people like me !! Without this I'm sure a costly visit to the local garage would of been had. Instead I learnt a lot more about my car and resolved the issue. The cost of membership seems very small when expert advice is freely available Once again, many thanks. Regards Richard
  5. 10 points
    And now pictures...
  6. 10 points
    Hey I have not got a copy yet! All hugs welcome.. I don't know what to say.. You lovely lot xx Here is my lovely man...
  7. 10 points
    Wanted to reduce dust from the floor and smarten the garage up a little. One coat of clear sealer & one coat of 2 part epoxy floor paint, transforms the floor.
  8. 9 points
    Iv'e build enough Wessie's for now so I need something different to build so I thought 'what about a tank' I used to make a lot of Tamiya WW2 models when I was younger and when I saw that you could build model tanks in 1/6 scale I was sold. Iv'e settled on a WW2 M3 'Grant' which although wan't the best tank of the war it certainly was different. This is the model unpainted and for an Idea how big it is it's about a meter long, all metal and weighs 50KG without the motors and radio gear. Here's how they make one component. And here is the turret being milled from a solid block of ally. I take delivery tomorrow and this should keep me busy and will post updates on here if people are interested. There is a proper forum for these tanks but there are a lot of people refereed to as 'rivet counters' that will constantly point out that the real tank doesn't look like that. . There forum isn't as good as this one. I'm blown away just from an engineering point of view but that's just me. So tomorrow when the three big boxes arrive I'll be as happy as a pig in poo on Christmas morning.
  9. 9 points
    Had to make a call to DVLA today as it’s been three weeks and the lady told me the application has been approved and will get the documentation in the next few days. Just in time for Silverstone.
  10. 9 points
    So, bad news, good news! Due to the vagaries of the Racing season, it proved I possible to get the Honda in for mapping/geo this week so, with little time left, I had to down tools on it Sunday evening, and put Plan B into action. A friend of mine, who thanks to a bad back, hasn’t really used his Westfield much for a few years, indeed last year it only came out to go and get an MoT, had mentioned possibly selling. So I contacted Nige on Monday morning, and a rough deal was sorted out during the morning, subject to giving it a look over that evening. I’ve known the car for years, it was purchased from another club member, as a Cat C right off, the best part of ten years ago. At which point, Nige and another Westfield owning friend, and ex Cheshire AO, Mark, rebuilt it with a new replacement chassis, (returning the old damaged one for destruction), and many new parts. Ove got to admit, in some ways it was a bit of a relief, so many none-priority jobs that I wanted to do on the Honda were getting set aside, it was starting to feel almost like I’d have to begin again this winter. Now, I’m going to run the new car over the summer, finish the Honda how I wanted to do, and if it doesn’t surface again till the Autumn, or even the winter, so be it. I don’t want to have to be re-doing stuff. (Suffice it to say, that parts of the TTS conversion have been an absolute nightmare, thank goodness for Luke at Playskool helping keep me at least half sane! One word of advice though, for any S2000 owners wanting to go supercharged; take it to TTS, hand them the keys and your wallet, and walk away till it’s done! However it may appear, there is not a conversion kit for a Westfield, as far as I can see, they’re taking a few core components, then just grabbing whatever else they need from the parts bins at TTS as they go along, and I can only assume, fabricating parts on the cars to fit each set up individually.) Anyway, Austria will be done in a lovely little crimson Westfield, with a brilliantly crisp and incredibly light, Sigma engine. Started cleaning it up and prepping it. (It’s had no jobs done to get it ready for sale, I just took it as it was and all it needed for its mot was a fresh wiper blade on one side, which I’d spotted on Monday evening. Mind you, the tyres were about nine years old, and not the best, so I swapped my wheels on tonight, in a way, then, a bit of the S2000 is going to Austria! Still needs some polish to refresh the gel coat, and a few other little jobs sorting, but it’s only done 6400 miles, roughly, and the Sigma was originally supplied new by Westfield, I believe. It certainly feels low mileage.
  11. 9 points
    Made a bit of progress. I have made a small modification to the radius arms perticularly the sliders that sit on top. While they are in the 'U' shape you cannot fit the wheels and also they arn't like that on the real tank so it's a good excuse to alter them. I'm also in the progress of altering the axles as currently they have a 6mm bolt with a 10mm head and a 12mm wide washer behind which isn't quite like the picture above or the comonly found type with a hole in the centre but I'll post pictures once I have finished. As the wheels have brass bushes that have been pressed in and seated with retaining compound they are a tight fit. This unfortunately has made them bit tight so the best option is to run a parallel reamer through. This not only gives me the correct diameter for the axles but ensures that the two bushes are in line with each other. Ready for assembly. Now I have hit a problem. As I want to paint the tank and also add a camouflage scheme with weathering effects, if I fit all the bogies now it will be difficult to paint round them later particularly one I glue the tyres on so I have put all the suspension components to one side and moved on with the hull. This makes life a bit easier as well becaurse the springs can be difficult to fit but if the upper bogey frames are fitted to the hull and its all upside down then gravity helps out a bit.
  12. 9 points
    Got the sucker out with the sucker! The camera could quite clearly show me the location (the white reflects quite good with the tiny light at the end of the camera) so although using the vacuum blind, after I extracted the thin tube with that piece lodged into it, I knew it had to be gone. The camera confirmed that as well (went full 360 degrees to doubly check). Plugs back in place, crossed my heart, and started the car... Anyone want to go for a spin? 🏎️
  13. 8 points
    Will update the thread properly when I get time, (July!) But For now, a few more jobs done, the tub is on, and fitting of the other body panels is cracking on... Just built up the boot lid in the garage while it was chucking it down, moving back on to other bits of the car now it’s stopped raining. (The boot lid just needs the strikers fitting for the Aerocatches, must say, the router jig has been a real bonus. It’s back with Si, now. Tea’s brewed now, time to head back outside.
  14. 8 points
    Sunday : check early : check Weather: check Blatter's down Avon gorge :check
  15. 8 points
    We have a new 8 channel backplate design available now, ideal for large digidash displays as all 8 buttons (or six plus 2 pots) are below the centre. It works with our new Easy-fit transmitters or with standard pigtail versions, too:
  16. 8 points
    Some progress with the car but nothing much 'physical' happening yet. Have done a lot of thinking, research and maths regarding dampers (and suspension in general) though, building a damping curve and rate calculation spreadsheet before chatting to a couple of specialists. This also tied in with my thoughts that what I have on at the moment is too stiff. The specialist I went with confirmed that my theory matches well with that they've found in practice, so I bit the bullet and have 3-4 weeks to wait for a shiny new set of dampers to arrive. This process has left me feeling a bit drained again, as it's taken so much mental energy, but then again I guess I have learned a good chunk of what normally is covered in a whole module at university in a few evenings. If anyone is interested I have a load of informative (if a bit 'heavy') documents that explain a lot of this stuff. Overall - happy to have finally made a decision that I'm sure to be chuffed with Decided to try and get all the other handling changes ready for when the new dampers arrive, so I can stick those on and get a track day booked immediately afterwards. Don't think I'll need to change the front ARB, will try that as is for now. Hopefully will get a bit of time in the workshop this week to get my hands dirty and fire up the TIG!
  17. 8 points
    Hi All, Thanks for all the positive comments at Stoneleigh. It was my first proper run out and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The car went well and took the 90 miles or so in it's stride! Complete Kit Car ran an article on the build this month, and are featuring the finished car next month, so well chuffed with that. Hope the weather holds for the Silverstone Classic, should have it there all weekend. Cheers Gary.
  18. 8 points
    Progress yay! Finished off some more wiring. Made up the sub loom for the electric mirrors and fitted the wideband sensor and loom. the last of the wiring was dash related and once the carbon panel arrived on Friday cracked on with making a template. And then transferred onto the carbon and got the big boy pants on and cut it. The rest of the switches will be looked after by a freewheel, but for now they'll be on a panel under the dash. a while back the inlet arrived back from Jim at alloy racing fabrications and as usual he's done a great job with the box of bits I sent him. I've only slaved it on for now but it all fits remarkably well and have clearance under the bonnet. It's a little clunky now its here in the flesh and I may look at doing a more slender mk2 version over a winter if I dont try itbs. Just some small fettling to do and I'll get it sent for powder coating or paint.
  19. 8 points
    Just waiting on the extra ignition driver to be added to ECU,and getting ignition leads made up and it will be ready to try Have taken some pics,but still not done a thread
  20. 7 points
    Finally after all that priming, reaming, fettling and base coat I have started to assemble the suspension. All the parts required for one bogie. The springs are exact replicas of the Volute springs. This set up was referred to as the VVSS (Vertical Volute Spring Suspension) and was quite successful and found it's way onto the M4 Sherman tanks. It was simple by design and all the parts could be quickly swapped out rather than some tanks of the era that had springs/Dampers hidden behind the wheels. This gave them some protection but made them a PITA to work on. Wheels and radius arms assembled. Springs in situ. And the whole lot the right way up with the track roller fitted. Apologies for the slight out of focus pictures, they look ok on the camera display. Must try harder.
  21. 7 points
  22. 7 points
    Hello, Before I ever used the half hood I broke the plastic u channel that clips to the windscreen, I took this as an opportunity to improve the functionality of the hood. The repair was a piece of aluminium formed to the profile of the u channel with two boss’s welded on, this was adhered to over the broken channel. This will now take two 11mm tent polls into the boss’s. Modified two clamps to fasten the tent polls to the MSA roll bar, two tubes slide over the tent polls onto the clamps with knurled bolts to clamp the tubes in position. On the hood three pieces of Velcro hold the hood onto the tent polls. I have can supply a more detailed description if any body is interested.
  23. 7 points
    Started gluing a few rivets in On the original M3 tank the rivets made the tank quick to build in fact the four factories that made them churned out 6200 of thees in 14 months. The big draw back to rivets is if the tank was hit by a shell that didn't penetrate the rivets could shear of and ricochet around the dank with lethal effect. 😲 Onto the transmission casing. On this model the tranny case is made of CNC machined aluminium in three pieces. If I was to leave the model unpainted these would look superb but as it ill be painted they need to look like they were cast. Iv'e used my Dremmel with a small grinding bit similar to the engraving tool and left it sticking out the chuck by an inch. With the dremmel on a very low speed and using the side of the tool as the cutter touches the work piece it chatters and gives a fairly decent effect. Hard to see in the picture but even when painted there is still a texture to the tranny case.
  24. 7 points
    Well that was fun, setting up a new laptop, not my idea of a nice Sunday evening but it gets me to here. We met at McDonalds, a very soggy McDonalds, but it was warm and friendly inside once everyone had turned up After Martyn2breakfasts 😀 finally finished eating, we went to a very quiet GBS and made straight for the Escort Nice interior, you would feel safe in that I asked for the bonnet to be opened, but disappointingly the bay was empty An example of the engine was in an adjacent Zero. It is a 2.5 litre Duratec which are normally found in heavy vehicles, they are imported from Mexico, it has their own design water rail (no expansion bottle) and their own design throttle bodies. The ECU is either Emerald or Life. An overview of the factory area, Escort on the left and the Zero containing the engine on the right. I feel very uncomfortable calling it an Escort, it would be like calling my car a Lotus 7. Outside Andrew and Clare were looking very lonely in the car park Next, we went to the Thaymar Ice Cream Farm for a hearty lunch and ice cream of course. I was highly delighted when they got my order wrong and fetched me an extra ice cream. Here is a tip, order a Rocky Road and a Raspberry Ripple so the waitress writes it down as 1xRR, 1xRR, you will get a double raspberry ripple and they will bring you an extra rocky road. It was lovely.
  25. 7 points
    I could have got the colour match to the body work a lot closer but I prefer the “you’ve been tango’d” orange I chose. Just need the spark plug cover and a blank and that’s it complete.
  26. 7 points
    My wonderful girlfriend decided to have a go at painting my Westfield. I love how it's turned out so thought I would share it with you guys. She's so talented!
  27. 6 points
    There has been a lot of little jobs tackled recently whilst I’m waiting on a few bits and pieces to sort the coolant system out. first one was to mount the fuse blocks as they were getting in the way whilst sorting through the dash wiring. Also fitted the original S2000 start button with its relay mounted to the back of the dash. Instead of chopping into the wiring I took the ACC wire off of the back of the ignition barrel and moved the starter fire signal wire to match it. This way I can easily switch back to a normal key start. By just switching the wires back. I have re done the lettering on the spark plug cover. I didn’t really want a Westfield badge on there but it’s hiding a bit of powder coat I caught with the sander. Started to tidy up the engine bay wiring using the original Honda rubbers under the cover. Looks like I have an issue with the ECU as when I was checking out the new TPS it started to jump around freezing on map4000 before disconnecting. Tried to reconnect but noticed the fuel pump no longer runs and it’s not talking. Omex support were really good and after confirming the ECU was getting powered they started a returns for testing. I’m hoping this was down to not having the earth wire between the chassis and block. Now that I have the correct bonding lead fitted once the ECU is checked and hopefully repaired it will all be good with no further failures. I had to test the start button without the ECU but it works just fine. As does the modified horn setup
  28. 6 points
    I have also sorted out a position for my coolant tank, just need to knock up a little plate to connnect the side bracket on the tank to the central rad strap bolt.
  29. 6 points
    I picked up the modified radiator tonight I had some fan mounting brackets added to it I also had a couple of mounting brackets and an 8mm diameter overflow barb inlet added to the expansion tank
  30. 6 points
    Good run to south Wales today
  31. 6 points
    My 8 year old nephew screams when the throttle bodies really start to roar, and hits me to slow down. I kinda treat him like a shift light... :-)
  32. 6 points
    My 12 year old nephew was screaming by the side of me when giving him a "ride".. obviously I thought whoops of joy, so naturally kept the boot in..... the reality was he'd gone a funny colour with dribble all down his face on the verge of puking. I Had to drive home at about 25mph 😁.
  33. 6 points
    The latest edition of Westfield World arrived today. It is brilliant, pages 8 and 9 especially. Thank you Sharon and Jude for sharing two wonderful stories about their families and their cars. Stories like these, tragic and uplifting, are what makes the WSCC the friendly club it is.
  34. 6 points
    Before fixing the front of the body I want to refit the radiator and get it supported properly as there is still a bit of flex in the front of the body which will allow a bit more wiggle room. The rad is not finished yet, so whilst waiting for it I decided to attack the mould lines with the DA machine to get the worst of the mould lines off. So pink dust is now absolutely everywhere!
  35. 6 points
    The issue of CATs is being brought up again at a meeting with Motorsport UK and we have submitted a letter requesting the withdrawal of the Rule.Let's see what happens.
  36. 6 points
    I'd planned to work on the car today but set about tidying the garage instead. I came across an old socket set that belonged to my grandfather. The tools themselves are in great condition, but the case had seen better days, with pretty heavy rust set in. So I decided to clean it up. At least an hour on the bench grinder wire wheel took off all the visible rust, although there was still some quite deep pitting that I decided I could tolerate. A couple of coats of matt black later, it looks brand new! I find fixing up old things like this extremely satisfying, I imagine that'll translate to a classic car restoration at some point in the future. Better finish the Westfield first though! 😁
  37. 6 points
    A couple of minor upgrades which took longer than expected . I acquired some MGF mirrors + switch turned out the switch was faulty, which had me going for a while. Thanks to @KugaWestie for his mirror blog really helpful. The mirrors were a bit tatty but a few coats of paint sorted them, I disconnected the heater wires leaving 4 wires to each mirror , ive attached the wiring diagram (googled) if its any help, this confused me at first but pin 4 of the switch is live pin 6 earth.The switch position then distributes this with pin 3 being common changing polarity depending on direction. If you want to do this try and get the switch plug, I had to use micro spade connectors and terminal blocks not the neatest solution but its all working. Oh yes and a new steering wheel .😀
  38. 6 points
    Hi Paul, See comments below labelled <IK> <IK> Green is the ignition feed to the alternator and yellow/brown is the warning light feed. Using this Honda diagram: <IK> You need to connect the green on the loom to blk/yellow on pin 1 and the yellow/brown on the loom to the white/blue on pin 3. The other two pins aren't used in a Westfield. <IK> Note the factory build manual for the S2000 incorrectly shows: <IK> Get them crossed and you fry your alternator! 😂 <IK> See attached loom digram from Omex does this help? These two are the HT earth and the power earth. These need to be on the bolt on the back of the cylinder head above the bell housing. Circled in blue below: <IK> The intake cam speed sensor isn't used in a westfield and hence is left unused. (circled in blue) <IK> The connector circled in Red is your water temperature sensor connector. you need toremove the honda coolant temp sender circled in red too and replace with the Omex supplied item. <IK> Mine is circled in blue below: <IK> The two pin connector looks like the air temperature sensor plug found here circled in red on the intake manifold <IK> The three pin connector looks like the TPS connector plug Found here, shown arrowed in red I'm more concerned with your USA Spec engine statement above. Are OMEX/Westfield aware of this as you may need a different ECU or you'll need to change the crank sensor and timing sproket as it's different to the UK ones. Westfield Mega S2000 Harness rev b Customer HT Splice Location.pdf
  39. 6 points
    Thanks Julie for another great day. The company was great and the route you planned and the food was great too what more could you ask for😎 I still can't believe they could get 60+ TVR's to work at the same time.
  40. 5 points
    My car blocked in the garage due to some routine maintenance by my son on his CRX
  41. 5 points
    keep watching Scott, it's not long now before he starts adding all the chrome bits
  42. 5 points
    Anyway, back to business. Fitted the tranny case into the hull and after etch priming the whole thing it's been painted base coat outside and white inside. White is conveniently the colour of the time for tank interiors as it makes the best use of what little light they had. It suits me as well as it keeps the interior tidy for all the electronics.
  43. 5 points
  44. 5 points
    Thanks @CraigHew as Ian mention problem now resolved and was a very simple one, no need for me to strip down the solenoid or check the relay 😂 Root cause the bolt bolt behind the loud pedal had come loose so was limiting the right foot to less than 30% throttle opening hence no vtec, a short trip to the very accessible pedal box and all is now good! thanks @IanK (Bagpuss) for the phone call and manuals you sent across. Another day spent learning.
  45. 5 points
    Took the car for its first drive this morning. I only drove it a couple of miles. Everything works ok. The steering makes an effort to self centre and the car drives in a straight line. The track will be set up at my local garage before the IVA. The cooling fan comes on at about 88 and goes of at 83. This seems a bit low because the fan is running a lot of the time? I know need to fit carpets and boot box. Also all the IVA covers.
  46. 5 points
    At Bhperformance for a few tweeks on the mapping😉
  47. 5 points
    Here’s the photo Rallyman was trying to post...
  48. 5 points
    Needed a clutch alignment tool - so...
  49. 5 points
    For removing the old pulley, what I tend to do is to wrap the old belt once round the pulley and clamp both the ends tight in a bench vice, then you can normally undo the nut with a normal socket and the belt keeps the pulley still.
  50. 5 points
    Today I went to the Breakfast Club meet at Winchester Auto Barn. I was the only Westy there but a lot of other exciting stuff! Countach and GT40 were probably the highlights!
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