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  1. OK, just back from the re-test and we have a pass. Next step, registration. I'll get into that tomorrow. Off for a celebratory beer now.
    21 points
  2. It was Steves funeral today. We had a good showing from the WSCC with 4 Westfields and 2 other kit cars escorting him on his final journey.
    16 points
  3. I am approaching sixty and have owned and driven many classics, hot rods and sports cars. It is the anniversary of my Westfield purchase in 2018, so I thought I would celebrate by writing this. I was looking for a "classic" car but the purchase price, poor handling, inherent corrosion and poor performance had put me right off anything that fit my budget. In desperation I purchased my "project" (wreck) of a 1990 Westfield SEIW (Q823 DSA) because for the money, I believed it to be the best British sportscar I could buy. Today, after a complete body off restoration I am s
    14 points
  4. After some help from @corsechris this week, all the resistors have been removed from the dash looms and everything is working correctly. So today I spent some time tidying up the looms on the back of the dash as well as in the car. Then I fitted the dash. It is held in place with 4 wing nuts onto some big head fastener threads that were glassed into the back of the dash. All of these are right at the top of the dash. I don’t think I have ever sworn so much trying to get them 4 wing nuts on this afternoon. Hopefully that dash is in for good now!
    14 points
  5. just a quick note to say thanks to Ash @Rednop1 a call for a spare singular kick strip for a small project on the car. didnt want anything for it so chucked some cash into the wscc charity pot. I think it really shows that even during the last year when we can't be in each other garages helping each other out, that the spirt of helping each other is alive an well. This can be even if its in the form of words of encouragment and technical help via the forum. So Thanks Everyone
    13 points
  6. I intend to fit a Cobra replica gear-lever once registered, but for now I need to do something for a gearknob. This is one I had in the garage from an MX5 as the gearbox didn’t have a knob on it when I got it. I decided to have a go at improving it. I put an M10 bolt into it and stuck it in the drill. The drill went into the vice and then I cable tied the trigger into the on position. An instant mini lathe 😂 I sanded it all down, and then applied a layer of filler over it. Then sanded the filler d
    12 points
  7. Q: How many group members does it take to change a light bulb ? 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed. 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently. 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs. 17 purists who use candles and are offended by light bulb discussions. 6 to argue over whether it's 'lightbulb' or 'light bulb'. Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid. 22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being jerks. 2 industry professionals to inform th
    11 points
  8. She's finally here. Taken her out for a quick run but my god it's cold, she looks great and sounds even better. Not given her the full beans yet. What's everyone's favourite valeting/detail products?
    11 points
  9. And after 166 days, this was the big moment
    11 points
  10. I work in IT. My Westfield build was late and over budget.
    10 points
  11. so finished off some riveting and some small brackets supporting the steering over the weekend took most of the weekend to do these little jobs chris
    10 points
  12. I've treated myself to £600's worth of new VCDS diagnostics kit and don't want to be selfish with it, It can do all sorts of stuff to nearly all of the VAG group cars, I've also got some Vauxhall stuff, so if you're near enough to me and have an itch that needs to be scratched (over a weekend as I work away from home(in Chester)) and you want to have a play with it then let me know, there will be no charge for the sharing to WSCC members as I'm such a nice guy, but if you want me to come to you then just I'll ask you to cover my fuel cost, bartering and beer tokens accepted. Nem...
    10 points
  13. The topic has come up several times recently, “back of house”; PLEASE, PLEASE, be aware that if you post personal details, whether it be phone numbers, email addresses or whatever, in the open, publicly viewable areas of the forum, which is most of it, sales sections, too, along with blogs and photo galleries, then these details are both visible to THE ENTIRE INTERNET, and they will be searched, indexed and archived by Google etc. And will subsequently appear in Google and any other search engine, searches. Even if the details are subsequently removed or edited, there are lots of r
    10 points
  14. I made it this far before the wife dared to stand at the garage door with an angry face. Something about noise and kids in bed or some such nonsense. I think she really wanted in the freezer so she could make some dinner. Oh and I’m also cooking dinner apparently!
    10 points
  15. Brace yourself I'm back! It's been a difficult year and I let my membership lapse. Lockdown 1 triggered a bipolar episode during which I dumped a boyfriend it had taken 2 years to find. So I was yet again alone which gave me ptsd from the loss of Brian. Its been utter s1t. I've had another episode half way through last year and seem to have cried for a year. The good news is, thanks to legal drugs, a vaccine, my family and friends I've popped back up like a champagne Cork in a jacuzzi! I found a family classic car restoration business near me and they serviced the Westf
    9 points
  16. Probably the worst kept secret, but I can now confirm that I am travelling on Wednesday to collect my Westie to return it back where it belongs. It looks like its going to need a bit fettling to correct the running issue, but hopefully nothing too major.
    9 points
  17. Whilst this is a couple of days overdue, I am now the proud owner of an XI kit! I collected the kit on Friday, having arrived at Westfield at 8am. Given how little I slept, I reckon I could've been there earlier! My first glimpse of the car, once the guys in the factory were ready for me, was it flying out of the roller doors. As I was sat down, I couldn't see the chassis stand and it looked bright in the early morning light. Once the guys had loaded the shell, packed it out nicely with plenty of foam and explained the pick lists, it was
    9 points
  18. At the second attempt, the Westfield passed it's IVA yesterday ! A long round trip to Exeter DVSA from Portsmouth was worth it in the end. Car was re-tested on lights (independent side lights, and fog warning light), steering effort (recalled Westfield steering column causing binding) and emissions. To fix the binding steering column, I removed the 'sleeve' on the steering shaft. It appears this sleeve was attached to the steering shaft to help locate the locking pin into the shaft (A bodge IMO). The metal was too soft, and deformed causing the binding (Westfield recalled it, but
    9 points
  19. If you want an age related plate so you can get a personalised plate afterwards, it would be cheaper and easier to change your name by deed poll to match the Q plate. I’m planning to change my name to Q180 MPU.
    9 points
  20. I guess this is it really. Unless I fail the IVA again. From this To this
    9 points
  21. Sorry this is a bit long... Naturally an advocate for adjustable dampers and their merits. The reality is most if not all people will have a road setting, and maybe a few track settings depending on weather and track. The initial setup is an important factor. In the first phase of any car being on the road there can be changes in spring rate, personal preference of stiffness and so on so having an adjustable damper helps with that. A factory built Caterham has less variables than a Westfield and there for most run fixed rate dampers. To throw something extra in the mix
    9 points
  22. I'm now very excited, and doubt I will sleep much for the next 9 days. It is very, very ORANGE. I'm so happy with it!!
    9 points
  23. Drivers seat and harness fitted today, along with the chrome covers on the door latches and then the door cards.
    8 points
  24. Stephen, Inboard brakes and de-Dion, much like the original Eleven's is the plan. The aim is low unsprung weight, but using more modern, and generally bigger, components to improve reliability. The current plan is to use Sierra drum brake bearing carriers and outer CVs mounted on a carrier and then a bent tube to carry the loads between the hubs. A bit like this, only with beefier driveshafts:
    8 points
  25. I had Monday off work, originally with the aim of making a start on the XI. However, due to all the stuff from storage the day was spent tidying up and sorting out what I might need, what I shouldn't have really kept as it was rubbish and what could be sold. Due to not continuing with my Sprite, I have lots of bits to sell. I'm hoping they will get me enough to go some way towards justifying keeping all my old tools! Half way through the day, my fabricator friend turned up. So now my workbench has the steel top it was meant to have last week. It turns out the guy he uses to bend bi
    8 points
  26. Hmm, Still going, but nearing the end now. My six month project got interrupted by finding much troublesome powder coat on the chassis, requiring a lot of remedial work, a major change of jobs, moving house and a pandemic, and suddenly became a two year plus job, but... Convert Honda F20C back from ITB to Honda OEM injection. Fit S2000S supercharger package Fit ultralight weight flywheel and uprated clutch cover Fit new clutch MC to give lighter pedal with uprated cover Completely strip and re-finish rear chassis section to get rid of corrosion
    8 points
  27. While I was waiting for the DVSA to reply, I did the nut covers and straightened the fog and reverse lights best I could yesterday. I got a notice during the day that my application was accepted and I needed to pay, although it didn't say who or how! I worked out from the IVA section on here that I had to phone the DVSA to pay so this morning I did that and talked to a nice lady who took my money and negotiated my test appointment at Kidderminster while I was on the phone. 8am next Monday. OMG!
    8 points
  28. Evening, Sorry for the absence, work has been long and hard trying to keep people working from home, and dealing with peoples mental state (especially my own). so here is the funny. i have been offered the CV19 vaccination for Friday, when asking why a 46 year old has been offered it, they told me its for a pre existing heart condition. what the devil pre existing heart condition? so i ask to speak to someone over this and they say they can't and a doc needs to call me , turns out i had a suspected heart mumor when i was 6 years old, now not a pr
    8 points
  29. So along with the new look rear end with led rear lights , fog and reverse. the new heated seats from intatrim are fitted and working . The passenger side was really neat width wise ( Mazda sdv) but really happy with them just the clutch m/c to swap out for a .625 now to give a lighter clutch action.
    8 points
  30. I had a day off work today so spent some time in the garage. First off was to glass the panels together around the drivers door area. Then I set about fitting some carpet. So passenger footwell vertical bulkhead panel, outer side panel and tunnel side panel are done, and I have made a start around the door area. I finished the day off with a trip to the trimmer to collect my tunnel.
    8 points
  31. As it has finally warmed up this morning I went back to the car and adjusted the clutch. It looked to me like just exercising it a few times before I started it had put initial stretch in it. There was no pretension left in it at all. I added 4 turns on the cable nut which seemed about right and went for a drive! I did a full length of the track and back and ticked off a few uncalibrated checks:- Service brakes 1st gear 2nd Gear Reverse HFW demisting Speedo ODO This thing is a hoot! When I got back to the garage, the
    8 points
  32. Tonight I dismantled the tunnel panels and the added some beads of Carbond and pop riveted them back together. I think I will glass the joints as well. I also laid up some glass to make some angle fixing brackets from.
    8 points
  33. Some more work on the tunnel for an hour this evening has got me this far. I have had this in the car assembled as it is in the photo and managed to get it out again. A bit of a battle but achievable. I need to do some work on fixing points next and then bond/glass it all together. Once that is done I can get it trimmed.
    8 points
  34. So now I am happy that all my electrical gremlins are all sorted, I rolled her out blinking into the sunlight. Emptied a 5 litre can of unleaded in. The video of what happens next will be along shortly.
    8 points
  35. Those with good memories may recall, my exhaust split last summer and I had it welded up. I wasn't happy with the quality of the repair and it's gone rusty! So last week, I sent it back in (they did agree to do so when I complained originally). I asked for it to be suitable quality to go on their Facebook page. It's much better and It's had a new Mikalor clamp too.
    8 points
  36. Floor carpets templated/measured and cut to fit.
    7 points
  37. Test booked and confirmed today, 19th March it is.....................best I write a list of what’s outstanding and get cracking 😳
    7 points
  38. finished fabricating a foot rest today. 2mm alum alloy sheet, rubber matting bonded on. it's hinged at the top and so can be lifted up to accommodate taller passengers. Lockable chrome hasp at the bottom creates a nice 'secure-ish' storage area. Just need to install a couple of press studs on leather loop straps to secure it in the up position when not in use.
    7 points
  39. I spent an hour chasing an electrical gremlin this afternoon, hopefully that’s put to bed now. Once that was out of the way I completed the carpet fitting around the door areas. Then finished off by slotting the tunnel into position. It still needs fixing but that won’t take long.
    7 points
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  41. Whilst walking the dog, I occasionally meet a lady whom I took to be in her late 70s at least. “Have you had your Covid jab yet?” says I. “Good God no”, says she. “I’m only 64”.
    7 points
  42. Gold Cup meeting. This three day event on the 28th to 30th August is always one of the highlights of the year. The Wirral and North Wales area have a stand at the show for you to display your Westfield and enjoy the show and the racing. And Jeff wants to know if you prefer Victoria sponge, chocolate cake or apple pie and custard. Tickets this year are not free as in the past, but are discounted 50%, so excellent value even so. The three day ticket is the best, it doesn’t mean that you have to attend all three days but you have a choice, handy with our Britis
    7 points
  43. I have an awful feeling I will be judged badly here, but I like it - Gentlemans Club 'n' all that. Carpet was from Fleabay low pile but hard wearing ( if it lasts with my Border Collies running around the dining room all day it will last in the car).
    7 points
  44. Glad I could do it justice. I just couldn’t leave it in that scrap yard. The heart of Steve’s car is still there, engine, gearbox, diff, hubs brakes. We have even left a bit of orange paint on the sump because we just felt it should be left there.
    7 points
  45. It turns out my driving instructor was right, back in 1986; Wing Mirrors are key...
    7 points
  46. Westfield V8 Nicely put together genuine SEight, registered in 1996 and currently on only its third owner. The car is on a Q plate and was built from a Kit with numerous genuine Westfield parts. Obviously its correctly registered as a Westfield. Finished in the traditional dark Blue with Yellow wings and Ducted Nose, with Yellow Chequeers on the bonnet Prior to purchase the car had stood for around 15 years in dry storage, so had suffered from some neglect, with all the rubber elements of the car deteriorating and getting really dirty! As part of the recommissioning th
    7 points
  47. Ignition switch and start switch fitted. Guess I do like carbon ‘look’ items.
    7 points
  48. I have started to look at how to trim the tunnel. I have decided to try and make up a complete fibreglass panel for the tunnel. Hopefully my plan works. So first off it was CAD time. I then made up a couple of side panels from this CAD template and left them to cure. These will also hide the majority of the heated seat wiring I wasn’t happy with the junction/join and shape between the front top panel that goes under the dash and the rear curved tunnel panel, so decided this needed to change. You can see it in the photo above ⬆️ I spent some time
    7 points
  49. Wasn’t sure where to a actually put this but given the popularity of his parts. This notice is on the website
    7 points
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