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  1. 15 points
    Just testing slippy diff, don't get why their so angry with me🤷🏻‍♂️
  2. 7 points
    Let the mayhem start...... Photos taken by Marie, sent to Michael in Ottawa and then forwarded to me in Blighty. That’s the wonders of the www! Wish we were there. Looks like you are barking mad but having a good time. Happy Christmas everyone.
  3. 6 points
    More aluminium torture. Been working on the internal structure/supports for the engine cover. Taking ages, but everything I do seems to these days. Done 3 now, think that'll do. This was somewhat complicated by the fact that the curves at front & back are different, so the middle piece had to be interpolated. Final piece left to do is an inner skin to give it stability. Could probably do without this, but I think I want to add it for a few reasons. I'm going to need to watch clearance to one or two sticky-up bits on the engine though - it's closer than I was expecting in places.
  4. 5 points
    Just bought her but not so much as driven it yet,
  5. 5 points
    Might change his Jinglepants. Seriously though, I was looking at him today, all forlorn and lonely. He needs a good run out in the new year! I have a few bits to tweak as identified in my last post, but I don't think I'll bother with the rear ARB for now. It's fast enough, lots of fun and easy to slide about, so that'll do. Mainly I just want low hassle and plenty of laps 👍
  6. 4 points
    gee guys i am in tears thanks for the birthday wishes now we are not moving it looks like some stuff for car the bolt on stuff that cost a fiver all delivered to a mates house sneak the parts in when she is out when she gets in the car and says is that new you reply no love cant you remember getting it from stonleigh early this year it was only a fiver thats how its done guys thanks again now i am 61
  7. 4 points
    If you are going to attend and take part in your first track day then firstly I would make sure your car has had a recent service, any oil leaks fixed, recent brake fluid change and make sure you have a descent amount of pad and Tyre life left etc. Dont worry about spending money upgrading the parts on your car before you go but make sure the car is in good order before you go, you know common sense. You hear so many say they get through a set of pads and tyres on a track day, and while this is true with some track day veterans you are very unlikely to do the same on your first track day. Most track day organizers have instructors on the day (usually free) and getting an instructor alongside you in your car telling you where to brake, where to keep your foot in and position your car etc will be the most sensible thing to do and you will be amazed at what you, and your car can do when you get your lines right. The other thing is keep calm, I have seen so many people on their first track day nervous as hell and it shows when on track. Dont worry but just get used to the track first, do a few laps at moderate pace, track day rules means no overtaking in the corners and if the other drivers obey the rules you wont need to worry about what the other drivers are doing behind you as they should position themselves safely. If the person is clearly faster than you the track marshals should see this and you "should" be shown a blue flag, if this is the case then just keep your pace the same and when on a straight pop your indicator on to show that you are going to pull off the racing line and let them by, they will appreciate that, once done if they are struggling to overtake you then just let off the throttle a little to enable them to pass. If you notice someone coming up fast behind you in your mirrors and there is no flag then just do the same, indicate and then pull off the racing line calmly when its safe to do so. Once you get used to the layout of the track, then pick up the pace a little at a time, no one is timing you and its all about having fun. If you are at a large circuit like Silverstone GP then because the track is so wide you can get a false representation of speed and you can easily go barrelling into a corner faster than you feel comfortable doing. So its important to just build up slowly. I always found that for a new person on track, the best thing to do is to go out on the warm up laps (most organizers do this) this is 2 or 3 laps where everyone gets to check out the layout of the circuit at a moderate pace. Then as soon as you are able get an instructor in with you. He will tell you how to get your car around the circuit quickly and safely. Then when you break for lunch see if you can get the same instructor to hop back in the car with you when the afternoon session starts he can then tell you how you are doing and see where or if any improvement can be made. The most important thing is to have fun and to build up at your own pace. Dont worry about being overtaken.. after a few track days this wont happen so much.
  8. 4 points
    Not sure what you mean mate...
  9. 3 points
    Yes he has. Something to do on Christmas day, once I've finished watching the Queen's speach with my comrades in the morning.
  10. 3 points
    Just stopped raining in Nottingham but were still coming. (That is if I can get the teenager out of bed) and 😂
  11. 3 points
    Unless you are @Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO
  12. 3 points
    Kiki is all trimmed up washed and ready to go. Tash is washed with new cold preventing clothing. I'm not washed yet but it's raining hard enough today so I should be ok. Bought a can of water proof spray so Tash is gonna spray me in the morning so I should stay dry all day. Santa's sack is being filled by elves as we speak so I think we're good to go.
  13. 3 points
    Sounds good, fingers crossed 🤞 my Santa’s suit turns up in time. See you all in Ashbourne for some festive frolics!
  14. 3 points
    Will that stop you leaving the circuit? 🤣 Sorry I couldn't resist Happy Christmas jinglepants
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    DOUGHNUTS? Confirmed as Saturday 21st
  17. 3 points
    So today I pretty much completed the car, with the exception of fitting the turbo (and obviously exhaust). Reason being is because I have decided to change the 'clocking' position of my turbo so that the compressor outlet is like so..... On the Locost previously, it was positioned downwards which made for some tricky intercooler pipework. The Westfield engine mounts are bulkier than those of the Locost which makes the old route impossible. This new position will allow for a much cleaner and direct routing of the intercooler pipework alongside the top chassis rail. However, I need to task @PeteMoore with making this new position work as the turbo actuator mounting holes are now well off. This extra room underneath also allows me to mount the air filter further forward and away from the heat of the exhaust. I will be able to duct air directly to it here also. Repositioning the compressor housing on the turbo also reminded me that my turbo core had a chuck missing. It was like this from day 1 and was mapped like this with no issues but for the sake of the cost of a brand new core, I will replace this now while it is in pieces. I then found two random strips of carbon tape which happened to be a perfect fit for my 'door' area. I got the coolant pipework mounted too And I sacrificed a metal ruler to make up the lower radiator mounts LOL With the exception of fitting the turbo and exhaust, that pretty much completes the car mechanically. Pretty happy with it although I will be happier when my fancy, flared carbon side panels, front splitter and other bits arrive! I also intend to wrap the front slats on the grill in black as they're keek looking but that stuff can come later. Oh and because I am a child, I got a sticker!
  18. 3 points
    That’s the opposite to what I told my wife...
  19. 3 points
    Its impressive to fall off at the speed you go!
  20. 2 points
    SOLD to Nick D from Devon Deposit paid - I'm still crying! Westfield SEiW – MX12LNO £11,500 ovno Location: Rochester, Kent (ME1 2**) Contact: 07858 948218 or weathers75@hotmail.co.uk First registered in 2012; I’ve owned the car for nearly 3 years now and driven approximately 9,000 miles in that time. But it’s time for a change and I need the garage space. It’s had regular services/oil changes and been generally looked after. Lots of recently upgraded parts as I was preparing the car for next year before an opportunity came up for a different car. Mileage: 17,502 MOT: 16 March 2020 The specification is as follows: Engine · 2.0l Raceline prepared Ford “black top” Zetec (rolling road print showing 181bhp) · Raceline sump · Jenvey throttle bodies · Omex 600 ECU · Westfield branded “sausage” filter · Upgraded aluminium catch tank & Pipercross breather filter · New uprated aluminium Coolex radiator, fan and temperature sensor · Replacement Sparco coolant hoses · Recently replaced battery and fitting for trickle charger (charger included) · New heater matrix Gearbox & Brakes · Recently serviced and rebuilt T9 gearbox (5 speed) · New Westfield sourced clutch (less than 200 miles) · Limited Slip Differential · New uprated grooved disks and pads (front & rear less than 100 miles ago) Body · Wide body chassis · Lowered floors · Pillar box red body work with a few marks associated with use. There is some crazing to the fibre glass at the rear which isn’t noticeable until close inspection · “Racing” graphics including Westfield specific decals all of which can be easily removed · Carbon fibre cycle wings · Carbon fibre mirror covers · Carbon effect stone guards · Full weather gear – doors and soft bits half roof (with soft bag) · New kick strips · New headlights · New front indicators · Kit car “cap” cover Interior · New Westfield branded sport turbo seats (black with red detailing) · 4 point red Westfield harnesses · Carpets removed for ease of cleaning (I have the carpets) · RAC Roll bar · Quick release steering boss · Sparco 300 steering wheel · Richbrook handbrake handle · Cooling fan override switch · Dual power sockets front & rear (permanent feed) · Rear “cage” for portable radio · Lockable and removable boot (for easy maintenance) Suspension, wheels and brakes · Team dynamics Pro Race 1.2 black 7 x 15 wheels (black with red Alloygators – all wheels in excellent condition) · 4 Toyo Proxies R1R tyres (loads of tread left on all 4) · Protec adjustable coil over suspension (Westfield’s “track” suspension option) · New rose joints rear suspension · New bushes - front suspension (I have new ones from Westfield for the rear) Other · Detailed build file · Westfield build manual · Rolling road print outs · £1,000’s in receipts
  21. 2 points
    Hi - Allow me to introduce myself - Dafydd Thomas "Daf" Recently retired, live in Colwyn Bay. Needed a hobby, always wanted a sports car soo bought a Westfield SEIW 2ltr Duratec OMEX Engine 205BHP - OMG. New experience but great fun will load some pictures up shortly. Looking to attend the monthly meet this Tuesday 1st Oct - Cheers Daf
  22. 2 points
    I started messing a few weeks ago, I decided to make my car interior a more pleasant place at the moment ive just got bare ally panels , originally the interior was red with red seats red side panels with speakers fitted, red dash and carpets and every thing was chrome or polished ally . First on my list was to lower the floor on the drivers side mainly so I could see my dash better through the wheel ,I've seen it done a few different ways but I decided to cut the floor out and then make a tray that would fit inside the tunnel panel and the rear bulkhead panel and fix into the box section in front of the seat and the box down the right hand side, I made the tray out of 1.5mm stainless steel folded front and back and two strips welded to the sides, I made it so it had cut outs in the corners so I could bend it slightly to get silicone between it and the box/ally panel I then riveted it and sealed round underneath I also sealed down the sides inside just to cover the back of the weld. I also made some new side panels from 1mm ally and black vinyl, really happy with them they've turned out very good , original i tried to make them out of 2mm black acrylic sheet but its just to brittle and broke when i tried fitting them, next job was a new screen and my window pillars powder coated black , I got a local glass place to cut me a new piece of glass ,the original rubber gasket had perished so I just siliconed both sides of the glass, My door mirrors are starting to look a bit tired so I decided to get some new ones escort mk2 the new ones are a copy and made from plastic they look good but I couldn't get them to tilt up far enough compared to the old ones so I bit the bullet and ordered some SPA design mirrors the gt one's , I filled the holes in the pillars with liquid metal filler and drilled and taped them luckily the mirror bracket covers the filler , I wasn't sure they would look ok on the pillar but I'm really happy with them just waiting for wippers and carpets from the factory 4/5 weeks And new seats from jk composites I've ordered two seats with black pads with integrated heat matts 4/5 weeks ,hope the pics might help others thinking about upgrading . Tony
  23. 2 points
    Minilite style wheels, 6" front, 7" rear
  24. 2 points
    It's dry in derby.😁 I'll look for Addams family rain cloud arriving from stoke
  25. 2 points
    Bagpuss Blat-cast Trevor’s not been so clever with the weather. Currently raining in Stoke-on-Trent 😱 However it’s not going to dampen our enthusiasm or stop us having a great day👍 See you all later.......just off to put my Xmas frock on 😜
  26. 2 points
    Some great advice there. The only thing I would add is after the sighting laps everyone is very keen to get out on track straight away, and it can all get a bit mad with a lot of cars on track on cold tyres. I usually sit out the first 15 mins, watch the other cars for awhile and then go out when things have calmed down a bit and there is a bit more space on track. Also to pace yourself and just do a few laps at a time to give yourself and the car a breather. Usually by mid afternoon a lot of people have started to drift off home for one reason or another, and it’s not uncommon to find yourself as one of the only cars on track.
  27. 2 points
    Hey this Westy is familiar, These were 11 years ago
  28. 2 points
    It won’t be clean for long, given the usual state of the peak roads 😎
  29. 2 points
    My car still has all the motorway crud when it was trailed back from oulton park. We can be the scruffy half of the oddball couple
  30. 2 points
    Great company and great food make a great night, thanks to all for coming. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  31. 2 points
    Hmmm, I might have one last trip into the peaks before Xmas, to see what TangoMan get's up to.
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  33. 2 points
    Happy Birthday John...🧁 Is it true that when your cat was ill you went to the vet and said, "Ayup, lad, I need to talk to thee about me cat." and the vet asked you "Is it a tom?" and you said....."Nay, I've browt it wi' me."
  34. 2 points
    @Scotty72 I'd put other clothes on as well as a hat! I can't believe the Lady who requires heated gloves in a car with a heater, is suggesting you dress in just a hat! She's clearly not had enough cake!
  35. 2 points
    Yes we will be there....Not sure if I will get chance to trim the car up though. Out on my works xmas party 🥳 Friday night as well.
  36. 2 points
    I use action cams day in and day out in my line of work. GoPro Hero 7/8 Black is the one to go for if you're stuck on GoPro - the image stabliisation is just out of this world and they are just about decently reliable (if you get a good memory card in them). Buy them with at least one spare (genuine) battery. Older GoPro's the stabilisation isn't as good and they get unreliable as hell. Anything before the 6 I'd throw in the bin. Sick of them. And don't trust the remote on any of them - voice control is a much more reliable way forward. Alternatively, the DJI Osmo Action is a great camera, better menus and similar or better stabilisation - and no fisheye. But ironically, for car stuff, you may want the fisheye as it gives an illusion of greater speed. I tend to use the Osmo Action for all onbody/non speed action filming, and the GoPro for cars/karts/anything that needs a sense of speed. Final note is that the GoPro 7/8 have the GPS overlays available and Race Technology have some useful software out there that turns it into a basic cheap but decent datalogger/analysis tool.
  37. 2 points
    @syman84 We need another project!
  38. 2 points
    you mean @maurici hasnt put his bit in for it yet.
  39. 2 points
    I can’t begin to tell you how badly I misread that at first.
  40. 2 points
  41. 2 points
    Yes that charger looks good. It's 1A for a 5-10Ah 6V battery (you have 5Ah 6V), so should take approx 5 hours to charge.
  42. 2 points
  43. 2 points
    I paid 8k for my 2.0 Zetec Westfield SEIW about 4 months ago. For my budget at the time it was the best I could afford (at the low end for a Westfield). Cosmetically it's not perfect but then its 23 years old! Previously it was owned by 2 club members. When I viewed it, John (the owner) presented me with 2 boxes of history, from MOT's and servicing to rolling road plots, original build receipts and even back copies of the WSCC magazine and calendar! John couldn't have been more helpful and was genuinely upset to part with it, we have even stayed in contact since! I saw a number of others, mainly xflow and the odd low spec 1.8 zetec. Some were cosmetically stunning but we're missing items I wanted like an LSD, good lightweight wheels, good spec coilovers, wide track front end, doors and weather gear etc. My advice would be to listen to the great people in the club, they are genuinely the nicest and most helpful bunch! Also, tag along to one of the Peak District runs and take look at a few cars when you can. For your budget, it will always be a compromise on what you value the most, but I can't recommend ownership enough! Good luck with the search!
  44. 2 points
    Are you seeing double? 2 Tango's OMG, what's happening?
  45. 2 points
    Hi Nick, good decision, they really come alive on track. Personally I'm not a huge fan of "Airfield days" so I'd be looking at somewhere with plenty of run off should it go awry, Blyton Park and Bedford are ideal to pop your cherry. Some (most?) organisers offer tuition - I think a full day is probably overkill, they come in 20 min sessions usually, so I'd probably do 20 mins early in the morning and 20 mins in the afternoon once you know the track. If you do a day with some other club members I'm sure they'd happily take you out to show you which way the track goes and possibly come out as a passenger to give you some tips. Have fun!
  46. 2 points
    Wow over 2 months since last update. Sadly a kitchen refit and then other house titivations have taken over and emptied my slush fund . Anyways I've managed to get back into it this week and have ordered the last remaining items to complete the car. Firstly was the seats. I've always fancied a set of tillets but was unable to try one. After a quick chat with the very helpful david @Tillett Car Seats a seat was sent out for me to try. The b6 seats are absolutely lovely and so well made. but my child bearing hips were just a smidge too wide. But again big thanks to david for his assistance and can highly recommend him if your after any tillets. So have now ordered some JK's which are slightly wider in the hip and a bit taller which suits me being 6ft4. They are also making the shoulder section a touch narrower to save any fouling and have gone for the heated pad option aswell. Have wrapped up a few other bits and pieces in the engine bay including getting the catch can fitted and chasing a few hose seeps. Then onto getting the screen fitted. I dropped lucky and from a member converting to aero bought a sport 250 screen, sidescreens and half hood as being tall prefer the taller screen. Before bolting the scuttle down I did a final check of all the electrics and found the wiper wheel boxes were making a right racket so stripped them all down and regreased everything and all was well. Screen on with calibrated stick. Just lined it up to suit the sidescreens. Then sorted the electric mirrors out and Gave them a coat of paint. Not overly fussed on the finish as have carbon covers to go on post iva. Then all assembled up. The sidescreens are going to need some modifications as the leading edge of the vinyl is a bit big. I will get this sorted at the upholsterers when i get the carpets stitched.
  47. 2 points
    The other job for this month was trial assembly if the engine and transaxle in the chassis. Some time later in the cars history it was fitted with a Honda S800 engine so before the chassis goes to paint I wanted to be sure that the engine mounts were still in the right place for the imp engine. For now I'm just using a scrap gearbox and an old engine till something more suitable is built. In the advertising literature for the car it was stated that the engine and box could be fitted as a single unit to ease assembly. Encouraged but this news I set about trying to squeeze everything into the small engine bay but there was just no way it would fit from any angle. Disassembled again the transaxle was slotted in first and the engine dropped in and bolted into place. All the ancillaries and manifolds were then fixed into place to check for clearances.
  48. 1 point
    You're beginning to sound like Russ Just lob some cardboard and a tin of Castrol's finest in the engine bay, that should do the trick.
  49. 1 point
    In big broad sweeping strokes you’re looking at £8-12k for a half decent Zetec powered Westy with independent fuel injection. More if it’s fairly new and well built. Things like BGH/SPC gearboxes, LSD diffs, decent shocks, nice wheels, and other desirable mods will often add to that figure. Things like tatty wiring, rusty chassis, tired components etc will lower it. Also be aware of what ECU is with it as some are a pain or impossible to access. For a Duratec you probably need to budget £10k and up. But that’s a proper Duratec with a driver-side exhaust! Engine tuning will not add as much as it costs to the overall value and can possibly make a car less reliable. Age is also less of a factor than build quality and condition. But you need a keen eye and knowledge to appreciate the difference between a well polished car and a well built one!
  50. 1 point
    Phew i was out of breath just watching that 😲
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