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    Took my 81 year old mum out in the westy this afternoon, 58 years after mum and dad wanted one . she had a ball.
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    Well, as expected, they came out with a few defects. Couple of runs I should be able to block off & polish and a few lumps & bumps where crud affixed itself while the paint was still tacky. The rear arch would look better in the right location, but that'll have to wait until I've done the paint rectification. Cycle wing is pretty much as it'll be. Just missing the side repeater and there seems to be some fat ugly bald bloke looking out of it too.....worrying.
  5. 12 points
    Gosh, you people are so lucky...a mid-day update for you. Truth is, had to stop to do an emergency 3D print. I made a couple of adapters to fit the pop riveter to protect the finish on the painted rivets. Made adapters for domed and countersunk head rivets. Unfortunately, the domed one has failed after doing one side panel so I need another one to get on with that job on the other side. I want to get it done, so decided to have a short break for printing another. I'll print 2 I think.... Anyhoo, couple of quick pictures of the results so far - pretty happy with how this has come out TBH. A closeup: And a longshot. The rivets don't vanish, but they do look OK I think. Black might have worked OK too, although maybe just a tad too contrasty?? Anyhoo, green rivets it is and green rivets it stays.
  6. 11 points
    Bit more done. Getting the scuttle in place was tricky given the geometry but a hand from my very patient and willing helper Vickie sorted that without any drama. As I anticipated, there are a few 'wavy bits' where the panels clamped up tighter than during pre-fit, but it isn't too bad. Pop rivets grip quite a bit harder than Clecos. Still, scuttle on, and as hoped, with the bulkhead on it looks a fair bit tidier. The only thing on the bulkhead is the OBD connector for the ECU. I was going to put the chassis plate on there, but thought it might be considered an 'easily removable' panel so put it on a more permanently affixed panel just by the master cylinders. I'm so anal at times it makes me laugh....I used the digital angle finder to set both mirror casings to the exact same angle.....as the Bad Obsession boys say....make the noise.... Interior, such as it is, is looking tidy now most things are hidden away. Still need to stitch a gearstick gaiter and fabricate a suitable surround for the handbrake and do a gaiter for that too. Ages since I got the trusty sewing machine out to do car trim.
  7. 11 points
    Another grey one (shiny primer) here, its very 'Marmite' but i think it makes the style look very modern and stands out
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    Me and @RussH in his westy it's nearly ๐Ÿคžready
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    So i've been a member of the club on and off for a few years but never posted. Finally in the stage of having finished a car that i purchased the kit for almost 10 years ago... I have a good excuse (i think) - moved to the other side of the world twice and life tended to get in the way. At any rate I finally have a date for IVA so looks like one day soon i should hopefully be on the road... Kit is mazda SDV using a mk1 1.8 engine (but with head from a 2.5 for the VVT).
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    Got here out the garage a couple of weeks ago for a shake down, even sitting in the car puts a big smile on my face ๐Ÿ˜Š. Definitely need to bed the breaks in & think a slightly smaller wheel with quick release will help getting in & out! Not an elegant car to get into or out off with the full cage ๐Ÿ˜‚! So DVLA will be calling back on Tuesday for a possible test date.
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    Hi all just a few photos from my little trip down a south with some m8s
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    Jaunt up to the north norfolk coast for a day of driving alongside the sea! Fish and Chips at Wells were phenomenal
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    In the Peak District with all these weird things around, I think they are called 'empty car parking spaces' โ˜น๏ธ
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    It may be old school, but it gets the job done.
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    Just wanted to say how good it is to be back as a WSCC member! I bought an old (1989 chassis) SEiW around 10 years ago. I owned if for 6 years and in that time had many rounds of upgradeitous. I sold the car 4 years ago and regretted it pretty much immediately. A month ago I managed to track down the owner and bought it back! Many people asked why but my first drive put a huge grin on my face - it has a Dunnell 1800 Zetec that I purchased through this site when originally a member. Why this club is so good is the willingness of people to help out And share info. I just rebuilt the entire back end which is the old style English diff with Westfield case and uprights. I managed to track down all the bearings, seals, spec and information from very helpful club members and old threads. So thanks all, itโ€™s a great club to be a part of.
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    Replacement lower wishbones have been bushed ready for dispatch Monday. Hopefully I will have them swapped over by the back end of next week. To be fair to everyone at Westfield they have always in my case rectified any missing/wrong parts quickly and whilst this may be a bit of a pain in the ass you just canโ€™t knock the support from the factory. @Simon Westwood - Westfield Sportscars Ltd and @Westfield Parts Dept take note that the aftercare in my opinion is fantastic and pass my thanks to Ian for a quick diagnosis and solution.
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    Nice day for paint today. Got what I truly hope is the last bit done - they looked OK when I had a peek but I'll know better tomorrow when they get to see daylight. Whilst the paint was drying, I did a couple of small jobs that have been waiting. Fitted the recently printed gearstick gaiter attachment thingy ready for when I can make the gaiter itself and 'eased' the seat mounting frames so they fit again. Paint was a bit thick in places! These were the last two jobs I wanted done before fitting the side panels, just for ease of access really. Next time the tunnel cover comes off, I'll have to stick my head down the footwell rather than reaching across from the side. It would have been nice to fit the seats before the side panels too, but I can't do that, sadly, as the seats block access to some rivets holding the panels to the top rail. Just have to be darn careful putting the seats in. Assuming(!) the paint I put on today is OK, I plan on fitting the side panels tomorrow - no reason not to now. I've been avoiding this job for a while now - it'll be the first time I have to put pop rivets into a 'real' panel. The test piece I did worked great with no signs of distress to the paint caused by setting the rivet, but that was a test piece and didn't matter....so of course, I'm paranoid about the actual parts, because they do matter.
  26. 9 points
    I wish I had a better camera... and a second seat EDIT And the full movie is finished !!! : https://youtu.be/LgxL5J3ChPo . . . ( sorry, it is mainly onboard )
  27. 9 points
    Brief update: My carโ€™s been on the road for three years end of this month (September). Still enjoying the whole Westfield experience. Took the car for its first MOT today, pleased to report a successful outcome. Mileage just passed the 11k mark on the way home. Still running well, needless to say great fun to drive and means Iโ€™ve always got an excuse to tinker in the garage (and โ€œoccasionallyโ€ spend money!).
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    One of the few runs of late with covid and parking restrictions at work
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    Blue sky at Knockhill. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Well, good productive day today. Forst dropped 500ml of oil out the sump ๐Ÿ˜Š Set the tracking with my trusty trakrite. Then split the rear brake fitting to check its integrity after the front one failed. All seemed fine. Then had to bleed the rear brakes again. Put the rear cover back on then tightened the eyebolts, installed the harnesses and even put in the split pins. Then the big moment came... took it out the garage for the first time since I started to do a hot run and coolant burp. My assistant seemed very enthusiastic... ๐Ÿ˜„well, enthusiatically pressed all the buttons and was generally unhelpful... ๐Ÿ˜‚ Then got all the body back on and time for some photos... IT'S FINISHED! Boy is the engine running well... sounds like an escort rally car... Here's a video....๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป keepin it old skool... Revving so freely I think I'll have to install the omex rev limiter I bought... Wait... did'nt I say finished .... ๐Ÿคฃ It's never finished....
  32. 9 points
    So back to the dyno today. For a few little reasons really. 1. Low speed was a wee bit lumpy after the remote tweak for emissions last week. 2. I had a very slight hesitation between 2-3k rpm. 3. The car was last on the dyno with a probably failing fuel pump. I had always felt that this engine was tailing off early vs all the other aj30 dyno plots I'd seen. So back over today and it's now running absolutely spot on. Headline figures are now 229bhp and 216lbft. Gains of 20bhp and 10lbft. Power was starting to climb again at 7k rpm but didn't want to push the old girl beyond that. So the old pump was definitely goosed. Bear in mind this is on a hub dyno so they are very healthy figures and am very happy (I didn't think they were too shabby before though). More importantly though its now even smoother and driveable. He's even snuck in a very subtle pop on the overrun while I wasn't looking Plot vs the previous run Obligatory video or it didn't happen.
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    Few final bits from the weekend, clearance slot for the AiM dash, in the scuttle finished, filled and sanded. Will probably just paint the edge in, with mat or satin black, just so it looks like a finished edge. Test fitting the dash, on the bench, fully bolted down this time, though. And with the crash pad in place.
  34. 9 points
    While I was on holiday in Barcelona last year, I came down with a case of the flu. It quickly got so bad that I realised I needed medical assistance, so I called down to the hotel concierge. โ€So sorry to hear that,โ€ he said, โ€œbut donโ€™t worry, Iโ€™ll send the hotel doctor up straight away.โ€ Within minutes, the doctor was in the room and checking my symptoms, eventually giving me some meds to ease my discomfort. โ€œAnything else?โ€, he said. โ€No thanks - I canโ€™t believe this place has its own doctor!โ€ He smiled at me and said, โ€œNo one expects the Spanish inn physician.โ€
  35. 9 points
    Opened up my lights and installed my cheapo LED lights today. First I set it up to make sure it all worked as it should. I will run full brightness halo ring as sidelights, then reduce the brightness when headlights are on. I'm using this relay controlled dimmer to control the halo ring brightness. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303287232871 So i was happy that the halo ring dimmed successfully. I wired it up in such a manner if MOT becomes an issue with beam pattern I can swap back to my old halogen headlamp with ease. Mounted one dimmer relay per headlamp with sikaflex. I have no current plans on using the indicator function of the halos. I may wire up the halos as DRL's and side lights at the cockpit end with diodes / relays. But happy with juat sidelights for the time being. Removed the old white side stripes and installed a double carbon fibre effect stripe on both sides. Then built it back up into a car!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Loving it... ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
  36. 9 points
    To be honest the appointment paperwork was a bit confusing. In one paragraph it stated stay in the vehicle at all times. In another it said exit the vehicle and wipe down all surfaces. So I covered all bases and wore a mask. I stayed in the car to do emissions and he was going to get me to do the speedo on the rollers but as its on the front wheel I got out of the car, alcohol wiped down all the touch points and he took it for a drive to compare against GPS. My heart was in my mouth as it struggled on emissions again. It seems as though these magnaflow cats really need to be very very hot to work. I had driven the 50 miles to the test and was straight in for emissions. But it took the car to be sat idle at 3k revs+ for a good 5+ mins then you could see the emissions drop right off a cliff to spot on. Just dropped the registration docs off at the post office now. Hope to get some shakedown miles in before winter sets in.
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    Well, not too bad a day all in. The first panel I took a proper look at only had a couple of small-ish problems that needed something doing to them so I tried some careful sanding and a polish...and decided the result was good enough. Same for the second one, so I was able to (almost) complete the panels for the left side. The 'almost' is down to some of the masking letting me down - the inner face of the rear side panels is black, and in places the green has crept under the masking tape, so that needs some very careful touching in. I'll probably just mix up a tiny batch of Raptor and brush it on. All three left side panels (very) loosely in place. Loving the contrast of the green against the black. And a better shot of the side vent. The finish is far from perfect, but it's good enough. The other two panels though...not so good. I might have been able to rescue one of them, but it would have likely been more work than just sanding back and re-painting. The other, no way, so that one got sanded back too. Overall, actually not as bad as I had feared, and I now know that the paint takes a decent polish and is generally thick enough to tolerate a bit of fairly aggressive sanding & polishing without any problems. After Vickie expressed a bit of concern about just how much green there is, and how good the contrast with the gloss black looks, I've decided she's quite right, so the arches are going to be gloss black, not green as originally planned. The engine cover is going to be one very large almost flat expanse of green, as will the scuttle/bonnet/nose as well, so it'll be interesting to see how it looks once it's all together. I was only half joking about the stripes....
  38. 9 points
    Today... i realised fitting carpets is not my favourite... Looking good though... just need a matching handbrake gaiter.... Tomorrow I hope to get the new steering column and momo steering wheel installed.
  39. 8 points
    Sunday, drove from Essex to Bourne, Lincs, B&B and in parking, a clunk, was stuck in gear and gear stick not connected to anything. The well known Rover R380 gearbox design fault, with a small grub screw coming loose, and selector becoming disconnected. Monday morning had AA transport my SEiW V8 to Halls Garage, just 2.5 miles north of Bourne. The forecourt full of classic cars, mainly MGB's including V8's so I knew this was a good place. Owner Steve Hall soon had mechanics working on the car and I was immediately impressed - they certainly knew what they were doing and indeed Steve had experienced the same issue in his own car some time before. I caught the bus back to Bourne and was investigating bus/train availability back to Essex but in a few short hours a phone call to say job done and tested. Bus back to the garage, even original grub screw found and loctited this time, transmission tunnel covers perfectly replaced and 5 forward gear again. Charge - ยฃ78 - what a fantastic service and enabling me to thrash around the Lincs roads the next day. They even build kit cars so well worth a visit. Highly recommended and thanks again Steve. https://www.hallsgarage.co.uk Brian .
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    Sprinting at Blyton last weekend
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    Beautiful day for a run to Matlock Bath with the MEV in tow ๐Ÿ˜
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    Getting there at last with the plastic parts now. Finished with shaping/filling/sanding the other day and got epoxy primer on inside & out of all the remaining parts. Finished the epoxy primer with nothing left over and just enough to finish the job. Today was the last application of Raptor. I'd had an oops with some masking on the rearmost side panels that allowed green to get on some bits of black where it wasn't wanted, so that needed sorting out. First attempt was to try and remove the green paint without messing up the finish of the black...but that wasn't happening, so I just removed as much as I could then masked up. By pure luck, there was just enough Raptor left to get a couple of good coats onto these rear panels, the inside of the nose, the underside of the rear arches and 1 1/2 decent coats on the undersides of the front arches. Less bothered about those TBH as the underside will be invisible with the wheel in place. There would have been wee bit of Raptor to spare if I hadn't messed up that coat by using the wrong activator the other day though..... Anyhoo, another batch of parts now curing in the tent, once they are ready, that'll leave just two more paint sessions - arches in black gloss and nose & engine cover outer surfaces in green gloss. I've got some wet sanding and polishing to do on the green bits (and no doubt the arches) but at least I have plenty of those colours left over if anything goes badly wrong on that front. I had to buy more black as I'd used all I had previously on the chassis and suspension. Ended up buying way more than I need, just because I didn't want to be left with activator I couldn't use - they only sell it by the litre, and it's a 2:1 mix. Feels like I might finally be nerving the end.... Currently printing the first prototype of the gearstick gaiter surround at the moment. It'll take a few iterations I think as it's an awkward little piece, as is the handbrake gaiter surround.
  44. 8 points
    We had joining us Andy and Anne, Andy and Becky, Andy Greenstreak, Bill and dad Bill, Mike Snappy and son Ryan (14), Nigel O, Martin Neptune, Simon, Dave E, Ian K, Jim, AndyR in the Porsche, potential new members Jay and daughter and later on Chris and Mo. 14 cars not bad to say we only decided on Friday night to put a run on, so thank you all for coming. Breakfast at The Bull Heat wave? it was freezing up there yet as I write this I am stood in shorts and a t-shirt, weird. After breakfast and Ian's stories of his big, hot tunnel we decided to go and count how many cyclists were in the Peak District. It sometimes felt that way, Tour de France on the TV and they all come out, says she who is on a cycling holiday next week, it's Rutland Water so it's 95% off road thankfully. The roads were relatively quiet as it was still early, you should have seen the traffic that we passed in the opposite direction coming in to the Peak District as we exited later on. Simon has got a great trick there, photographing the cars in front and picking up the others behind in his mirror, just like Ian did the other week, I am jealous. I notice the naughty Honda Boys were at the back, the fastest place in the convoy, on a VTECH Venture. I have no pics on the move today. After a good wiz around, finding all the chevrons that we could, a squeak of the tyres and suddenly we were back where we started, the most COVID friendly place for all of us to be. The cake arrived, what is it with these Brummies, just like @Andy Westwood, Becky's cake came out twice as big as everyone else's, so we cake shamed her while Andy said his prayers. Mo was busy 'losing her glasses' but Chris asked me not to mention it, hope the 'doyle' fitted anyway. So here we are parked in some odd places at The Bull at lunchtime And soon one by one we left, with there being so many I thought I would ask if we had cleared the bill, I remember last year walking out without paying in the town centre, I felt like a right crim. Most places we pay on ordering and here is no exception so I don't know why they changed it today, I think to stop us all from coming inside - COVID friendly see. Simon next to Andy's Porsche Jim's new Honda Mike and Ryan's car Bill's car Andy and Anne's car Wow that was a great turnout but now we are restricted to meeting in a group of 6 people for the forseeable future. Glen and I will still be out and about and perhaps we can work out a fair way to see some of you. Thanks for coming everyone.
  45. 8 points
    Bit of progress on the plastic bits today. Front cycle wings pretty much done, just two tiny pinholes to put some knifing stopper into and they are ready for epoxy and colour. Rear arches getting close now, bit of shaping and a small amount of filler to finish. Blemish visible on the feature line here. Nose got a first couple of coats of primer, will see how it turned out tomorrow. This is pre-primer, obvs. Clear to see where I added 3" to the width and a fair amount to the sides. It came pre-trimmed to fit a Caterham (I think). Spot the 3D printed sanding blocks......great design these, found them on Thinigverse. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3671006
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    Plodding along still. Cleared out the tent from yesterdays efforts. Managed to find places to hang everything in amongst the bits already there. Prepped and primed the engine cover. This will be another two-step finish. Raptor on the underside, green on top. It's more work and time, but I do like the effect, and the Raptor is (allegedly) exceptionally tough once thoroughly cured. Then finished off the day by preparing and masking the frunk cover ready for greenification tomorrow (weather permitting). I'll also prep and mask the scuttle and side infill pieces that got their Raptor inner surface finish yesterday. Front indicator pods & bases are also ready for green.
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    A friend made me a small iso standard windscreen washer sticker with a vinyl cutter. I couldnt find one anywhere on t'internet. Just so people know its not an oil catch tank. ๐Ÿ˜ Some times the small touches are quite satisfying. Wired up the headlights too. Only blew 1 fuse in the process... managed to wire the high beam pin straight to earth... ๐Ÿ™‰ Halo big boy.
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    Fingers crossed that Luke gets his car fixed soon, Nigel too and that Trevor gets sorted also. That left Andrew, Andy, Billy, Martin and Rob with Lewis meeting us at Hassop where the queue for cycle hire came right around the corner by 9am, keen eh. Hassop Station is positioned right on the disused railway line which is perfect for cyclists. We were on 4 wheels today on this very clear, cold day, with the sun and shadows bouncing off the hills making the scenery rather beautiful. Hassop Station, Andy's car centre front has had a new windscreen fitted after receiving what looked like a bullet hole in his last one. After breakfast butties and lashings of tea it was time to move it. With all the tourists predictably in Bakewell and Matlock Bath it was easy to avoid them, we simply went in the opposite direction. It was a good run, I took off at one point, makes for rather light steering that does. We checked the car over as we cleaned it later and the welded wing stay has broken again with only paint and the solid pipe inside holding it together. You use 'em you break 'em and you cover 'em in cow cr_p, rinse and repeat hopefully for many years. There had been more cows on the road than traffic We finished up at The Bull I Thorn again, sound in the knowledge that we could comfortably social distance there, even on a Bank holiday Or is it sound in the knowledge that we could eat lots of cake, we wrote off the orange and almond cake today, only Andy couldn't wait until the camera came out, tut, naughty. Chris and Mo joined us as we spread across 4 picnic tables A few of @Ian Kinder (Bagpuss) - Joint Peak District AO's friends met here before their own much larger meet with BPJ a few miles down the road. They were friendly and invited us to join them, which we thanked them for but declined. We were far to busy admiring Chris's car with it's shiny new headlights and chrome roll bar, highly polished it soaked up the sun beautifully. Thank you Lewis for taking some lovely photo's on the move. It really has been another amazing day, thank you folks.
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    A pic taken somewhere in Cheshire .. I forget the exact location. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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