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  1. As a lot of us are facing lockdown 2 and some people might be struggling with it, I thought as one of the quietest members of the community that I should write in this post because it feels relevant to me. I often want to reply to threads and be more active but often just lack to confidence to type anything and I feel I want to explain by sharing with you all. Where would I begin to even start, I'm sorry for droning on but maybe me, sitting here typing this may one day help. I hope someone will actually be interested enough to read this and that this part of my life that I'm goin
    16 points
  2. Ready for the MOT now, took a few dodgy pictures while it was outside.
    16 points
  3. Hi Everyone, So I wanted to share with you all my IVA experience, I went for my first test a while back at the Gillingham center which unfortunately failed, all were valid reasons and I agreed with them. A few nuts and bolts needed tightening but the main two were an emissions failure, and the rear brakes were locking before the fronts. On the emissions front, it was suggested that I look at the exhaust. I went along the exhaust with a bottle of water and washing up liquid, found some leaks so I resealed the whole exhaust with some gum on all the joints checked and
    13 points
  4. Passed. CO2 readings were initially a fail, but Troy at NMS was able to remotely take control and set up the Omex ecu during the test, to get the readings within acceptable limits. So massive thanks to Northampton Motor Sport.
    12 points
  5. The Cobra is on the move again. This week the primer has been flatted back, pinholes filled, bit more reshaping and then it was back in the booth again today for a second layer of primer
    11 points
  6. Whoop whoop. Engine in; right first time. Hour and a half from first lift to slings away. Nothing went wrong, just inched it in ever so slowly. All the holes lined up. No load leveller, we just slung it so it was tailshaft down.
    11 points
  7. Snuck out for an hour this morning, it was a bit crisp n icy underneath, but lovely to get out
    10 points
  8. So after getting no response from a radiator specialist that was recommended to me (despite me talking in person to their MD they didn't bother replying to the emails I sent that they had requested!) I noticed @Westfield Parts Dept were doing a Black Friday discount. I also needed some other parts so I called them yesterday morning and placed an order. Some of the parts have 8+ week lead times (due to COVID and/or normal manufacturing lead times). However some of the parts they had in stock and I was told they'd be couriered next week due to how busy they were (I'm assu
    10 points
  9. Right, just back from the MOT. First the good news - pass. Couple of issues I need to sort for the IVA though. Firstly the speedo is playing up as speeds increase. I hope this is just a matter of adjusting the sensor gap to the trigger wheel......relatively easy to test at least, just put it on axle stands and 'drive' it. When it was working, calibration was actually bang-on compared to a GPS reading, but I'll tweak it to slightly over-read rather than risk an under-read (and fail). Secondly...and here I'm not sure where to start TBH so welcome any th
    9 points
  10. Doors, bonnet and boot flatted back and then 2 pack primed again.
    9 points
  11. After finally finding a cam sensor related issue that had turned the engine into a non runner since summer 2019, the car finally moved, (well 3/4 of it did), all be it four or five metres(!) under it's own engine power, considering it's running NA, with just a base map on the new DTA ecu, although rich, it's running nicely now the cam sensor reading issue is resolved. It was still covered in masking tape and a thick layer of dust from cutting, drilling sanding etc, so I reversed it, perched in the one snot bolted-down-seat, with no dash, just the laptop for instruments, out into th
    9 points
  12. So a BIG UPDATE on Maverick today! And for the record I'm actually really proud of myself today. I know for a lot of you what I've done is something you can do in your sleep ... but for me it was a first and considering I had no extra help due to lockdown restrictions I feel that I can celebrate a little tonight 🤣 --- The weather looked nice today and the wind had died down so I decided to remove the engine ... after spending the last couple of weeks removing all the bits & bobs connected to it. Having NEVER taken out an engine & gearbox
    9 points
  13. This area of the forum, whilst titled 'Stuff and Nonsense', is to enable members to raise topics which clearly don't belong in other sections of the forum. However primarily, we are a Westfield sports Car forum and members should strive to contribute in a balanced way. We'd hope 99% of member's posts are on Westfield Sports Car related topics and 1% are 'stuff and nonsense'. Hence before posting in here, please consider: 1. Do I really need to share this with the WSCC Community (i.e. is it all ready covered on main stream news sites, Face book etc)? 2. Is th
    9 points
  14. I live fairly far north (Montana, USA) and at a bit of altitude (5000') so when you get a sunny and calm day in December and the roads are clear of snow you take it. It was chilly (30°F/ -1°C) so it means that the engine makes great power with all that cold and dense air while the tires have little grip. It's not the best combo now that I think of it but it sure was fun. dave
    8 points
  15. Having sold the Megapin ages ago I decided I needed another challenge so bought a mk 18 Mallock. It came as a rolling chassis and already having a zx Kawasaki engine that seemed the obvious choice. The car does need quite a bit of tlc but should make an interesting project.
    8 points
  16. Having owned a westfield mega blade for 6 years in several guises finaly converting engine to Honda fire blade 1000rr it was a great car and much loved, time came to sell it on to a guy in Spain . Moving onto a Ab performance Arion s2 again with honda fire-blade Sp 1000rr power a fantastic package well engineered , great handling and performance , then covid struck and buisness income dropped i reluctantly decided to sell the Arion on to generate some cash for the bank a very sad tough day for sure . Then out of the blue the guy in Spain contacted me to say he was sellin
    8 points
  17. I have started pre commissioning. Did a splash test on the battery, Tick. Did my own virgin brake bleeding with my mate who hadn't done any since childhood and we worked our way through with a bit of spilt fluid and a few messy hands but finished after a couple of hours with a rock hard pedal and no leaks. Tick Started looking at the cycle wings and realised I had used the cycle wing spacers on the fuse box and had to swap them for the ones still in my hand that were too big for the cycle wings. Should have taken 5 minutes but it took a full hours work to remove t
    8 points
  18. That’s Tommy had his mot and passed just a couple of points the tester wasn’t happy with the hydraulic brake switch as he had to stamp on the pedal to get the lights on, duly changed to an electrical switch today, had the stuff here as others had passed comment when on runs. new bulb in number plate, done and a good reason to take the westy out this afternoon; it’s essential shopping lol. 1 advisory was for a shock lower rubber bush so got that to source and do. he did say he had fun doing it and commented on the mileage increase despite this year’s restrictions 🤣 so all le
    8 points
  19. It’s alive 🤪
    8 points
  20. After literally minutes of planning, covid permitting, I am pleased to announce the first, the inaugural, likely to be the ONLY NMNC21 is go! Yes it's the: Nissan Micra Nurburgring Challenge 2021 Have you always wanted to drive the Nurburgring, but have been too much of a mummys boy (or girl)? Have you had a list of excuses as long as your arm? Well make excuses no more my friends! Coming soon, Q2 2021, the Nissan Micra Nurburgring Challenge! The Rules Participants vehicles must be: A "K11" Nissan Micra 1.0L Purchase p
    7 points
  21. Saw this while picking up some milk and it threw me. I think that’s a bit of a given, isn’t it? Don’t think there’s much choice in the matter. Not exactly newsworthy.
    7 points
  22. It's been a somewhat weird and uncertain year for everyone, no shows, no WSCC Speed Series / Awards evening - a few socially distanced club meets and drives ....... just to say, despite the lack of events ..... what a brilliant WSCC Calendar we have for 2021. A thank you to all the contributors for digging deep in their albums and of course an extra big Thank You to Peter O and the team for putting it together and fingers crossed there will be more to look forward to in 2021. 👍🏻 🤞🏻
    7 points
  23. New purchase all ready to leave it's former home. Will post one from mine once the sun comes out.
    7 points
  24. Been considering flared side panels for a while. One major factor was the apparent benefit of reducing under bonnet temps, which I felt would benefit my Ecoboost installation. Wasn’t sure how they’d look on my white bodywork, but figured there was always an option to paint or wrap if I really wasn’t happy with the carbon finish! Decided to take the plunge after seeing Jon’s back in the summer, so order placed with Carbon NV. Arrived mid September, usual high standard of finish. Put the car up on stands to improve access underneath. Offered carbon panel up, and worked out where rear
    7 points
  25. Knowing precious little about my car, I though I’d take it a V8 specialist for a check over, power run and some general advice. And it all worked out better than expected! Mine has the Rover 3.9, but was apparently worked on by the guru John Eales many years ago. In standard form these engine give about 190 bhp. So anything around that would have been okay, given that I’d no idea what work had/hadn’t been done. The first run proved the mixture to be a little lean at times. But after several tweaks with the carb, adjustments of the ignition timing, and numerous re-runs,
    7 points
  26. Managed to get out for a couple of hours this morning with John and “Lizzy”
    7 points
  27. Front upright all happily reassembled, so next job is the big one.... I spent the morning checking everything and now I am all prepped and ready for the big lift tomorrow morning. I hope.
    7 points
  28. Well after a lot of research and asking questions, and selling my 2lt Ztec. 16 plate. I finally bit the bullet and bought a sport 250, I almost went over to the dark side while waiting to find one and looked at a Caterham 420r and 620r, But the price and lead time is just crazy. So just get on and build it, ah not so simple. This is how the storey starts. I get a quote from the factory to build a car to my spec. Wow how much ? don't ask but it sure isn't cheap, cheaper than Caterham for sure, I then ask around if anyone has a part built 250 for sale, nothing much about, th
    6 points
  29. Here goes, built from new as a Westfield "standard" Megabusa SEIW, IVA'd in 2014, registered as new on a 64 plate. Since then I've been on quite an extreme upgrading journey as you will see from below. Only owner on V5 MOT'd November 2020 - no advisories Chassis has around 1000 miles, Engine around 100 miles from full rebuild. Chassis corner weighted and geometry setup by Playskool Motorsport (540kg wet) Chassis SEIW Megabusa Chassis built from new Freshly powder coated wishbones all round Playskool Front Anti-roll ba
    6 points
  30. The throttle body project is ticking along. The cad meister @Paul Aspden The 2nd has worked his magic again and come up with a really clever design to mount the bodies and even get rid of the silicon joins. Firstly checking the flange and bolt holes line up. And now that my printer is up and running went for a trial print And now a full set And trialled on the engine Everything fits up a treat. Only issue that's cropped up in the first model is the transition from round
    6 points
  31. Potential Westfield owner no longer - I've gone and bought one! The black / carbon fibre 1800 SEiW for sale on here. Lovely looking car, honest and helpful owner, good history and lots of receipts / photos to prove work done. First drive was interesting - started in Tavistock in the sunshine but by the time I'd got to Okehampton it was misty and getting colder. By Exeter it was down to 6 degrees and full on fog (I'd obviously not fitted hood / doors / side-screens for first drive. 😀 😀 Thanks to all on here for helpful comment / advice - it was invaluable
    6 points
  32. First run out after IVA and reg docs to Morfa Nefyn, 85miles covered. Great fun but cold. Need a better woolly hat
    6 points
  33. I’m just going to leave this here!!! To say we are happy is an understatement. Plates on order & first drive will be next month!
    6 points
  34. And after a few hours fannying about, here's the piping completed to my satisfaction....
    6 points
  35. https://www.abi.org.uk/products-and-issues/topics-and-issues/coronavirus-hub/motor-insurance/ If I drive during the lockdown period, will my insurance be invalidated? Your cover will not be affected if you drive during the lockdown period. However, all motorists should follow Government advice and avoid non-essential travel. That's from the Association of British Insurers. As a broker we use 40+ insurers, and we have had no notification to say cover is going to be affected at all. Carlie
    6 points
  36. Hi Ian yes it’s my Westies name, apologies to those who know the reason, but it’s also my dads name. Way way back in 1961 he put a deposit down on a lotus 7 came home full of enthusiasm, brochures in hand for my mother to ask if it had 3 seats. So I was the reason he never got his car . Family work and everything sensible meant he never did. So when I built this one I put dads name on it, and I’m sure he watches down on all of our shenanigans with a wry smile so heres “Tommy” and here’s mums first ever run in him at 82, a very happy and tearful day for all the right reasons
    6 points
  37. Unexpected day off today. Thought I’d tackle the “diff”- icult job I’d not been looking forward too again 🤪 .....it’s in! for anyone following I hope this helps a bit as the manual was no help for me . (Definitely a two man job and a sling/engine crane required along with cardboard to protect the chassis etc) I basically attached the lower bracket loosely to the chassis, then sat the diff (with engine crane) on the lower bracket. Lined the bottom two holes up and popped the 22mm bolts in (not tight at this stage). I then fitted the top bracket with the fo
    6 points
  38. Moody! - Should have swept up the leaves!
    6 points
  39. Bought a good pair of 3M Peltor ear defenders at Aldi (because of course I did) for £15... ...and as I was mildly chuffed about m purchase, I was dumb enough to show Lady Colonial my prize. “Why do you need those?” ”To protect my eyes... why do you think? Because some of my man tools make a lot of noise, that’s why.” ”Do you want me to shout so you can try them out?” At this point my brain-mouth filter should have kicked in... but no. ”You mean up until now you haven’t been shouting?” Sure is c
    6 points
  40. After another Tech Talk query this week, and a really helpful variety of suggestions, I made a steering lock limiter out of some MDPE and solved my cycle-wing-hits-bodywork problem in about 10 minutes, which was good news. Today, I have been back in the panel beating game, making a duct for the front of my radiator. I had previously floated the idea of using spray foam inside the nose, and then cutting it away to form a light-weight, shaped duct which would be attached to the nose rather than the radiator. Potentially a good idea, until I was reminded how easy it isn't to control
    5 points
  41. Decided to get rid of the race/advert decals, fit an aero screen, new grille, nose cone detail and stripe. I've got a carbon fibre boot on the way, then it's a carbon tunnel cover and new seats.
    5 points
  42. MOT time this morning. That's another pass. Question is now, "do I SORN, or not".
    5 points
  43. All the way from the US via UPS this lovely billet sump for the ZX arrived this morning. Once fitted this will allow the final positioning of the engine to make the mounts. Also nothing will be below floor level, apart from a very small section of the Watts linkage at the axle but might have a plan for that. I was thinking of more bodywork possibly ie, sidepods, full width nose etc but I think now I'm going to use the minimum amount of bodywork. Previously when the car had a zzr engine and charger, it weighed in at 410kg, so aiming for 400kgs
    5 points
  44. Very light flywheel/clutch - I recently made a modification to my 2014 Mega S2000 that I thought a few others might be interested in. In 2014 when I built my car I left the stock Honda flywheel and clutch in place and it of course worked just fine. The stock combo weighs 27.5ish lbs (I never weighed the actual items but the webbernet says this is what they weigh). After a few years of use I wanted to up the performance so I installed a new lightweight flywheel with a stock clutch. This flywheel was 6 lbs lighter than the stock Honda part and brought the combo weight dow
    5 points
  45. A little closer! I really hope to have her dropped in over Christmas.🎄
    5 points
  46. Enter contestant number 1. Been and collected this just, under the guize of let the lad learn to drive in it. So lucked out because it was paid for out of the joint account 😁 Roll on May £495
    5 points
  47. Lessons learned the hard way. Give yourself access to the gear lever bolts otherwise the scuttle and top panels need to be removed. Hopefully that’s now sorted if I ever have to remove it again.
    5 points
  48. Well you can’t knock WSC for customer service. 3 day chassis turnaround (Kent to Birmingham and back again). The diff brackets removed and replaced in correct position. The work appears almost factory finish. First impressions Iam very pleased. Let’s hope the diff fits now 😊
    5 points
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