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  1. 5 points
    Well after a visit to the factory its only taken a week for Mr Westwood to work his sales magic and so deposit is paid with delivery scheduled for early December (no body or trim as I can't make my mind up on colour) So as the title suggests its another Honda powered machine. Pretty standard options list I think, LSD Wide track Performance Calipers Protech Dampers Digi Dash Windscreen, half hood and heater as I want to use it for longer journeys Trim LED Lights (not headlights will swap post IVA) FW rear. Looking forward to getting the build under way and I'm sure I will be pestering plenty of members for advice. Just need to break the donor car whilst I wait.
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    I don't want to make assumptions but I'd guess Ads has thought of it/is aware of it, although good comment to raise. Ads is one of those annoying gits who not only predicts the slide before he's even turned into the corner, so that the correction has happened before the car is started sliding, but then seems to grow another 2 pairs of arms to catch everything in just the right way where needed. So I'd say that if he ever did get into a spin, he'd know about it well before you or I would, and he would have knocked it into neutral, put his smoking jacket on, lit a cigar and be pouring himself a margarita while waiting for the car to settle.
  4. 4 points
    Hmm. Righto, bit more serious than I thought then. Best gaffer tape my left hand to the shift lever More cradle work today, slow and fiddly... the idea behind having the top front mount attached to the cradle is that all the front mounts come away from the chassis, so engine will be easier to get in and out (thanks @tkm_dave). Not finished yet, the angle will bolt to the top chassis rail, which will have a bit of angle welded to that for strength, and captive nut inside for neatness. Needed a little kink to clear the clutch slave. Chuffed with how the cradle has worked out, all the holes in the bushes are drilled to 12.0mm and the bolts are M12 (about 11.8mm OD), yet they still all go in and out by hand Bodywork... unsure really. If it looks good then I'll probably keep it red, if it doesn't come up too well then either a new set of bodywork that's a bit thinner / lighter, or spray it some funky metallic colour!
  5. 4 points
    Great to see The Flying Scotsman at Beeston but we missed it at Mostyn Docks
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    @aeg I apologise, your Rebecca loves windmills and you were working today and missed this, sorry xxxx, beg, beg, beg We met at McDonalds, Scott and Charlie, Paul VX and the loving couple Andrew and Clare fresh back from their holiday to the Isle of Wight in the Westfield Andrew and Clare A quick scoot to GBS and park up Andrew was first in the queue for the cake. Clever man, get there before Julie tucks in eh! The target It was busy outside, all the regulars came and new folks too. Inside, the Kit Spares Shop has been reorganised and the display was much improved, with items much more visible. The GBS staff worked hard to make everyone as welcome as ever and there were plenty of cars on display too. If you can take your eyes off the Jag, we are parked just up from it. With the cake digested we now needed lunch, so we said goodbye to Scott and Charlie before heading all the way to Tuxford Windmill cafe, all of 6 miles away. The cafe is the building to the left. There are tours of the windmill as well as flour sales. The inevitable happened and we maneuvered the cars in front of the windmill for a photo or two IMPORTANT the German sausage man is coming to GBS again, he is their German sales manager and he is a hilarious, very friendly man. He is doing the German sausage BBQ on the 8th December, extra to all the cakes, so meet at McDonalds 9.30am, in a tin top if you prefer, just don't miss it. The Kit Spares Shop will be open for any last minute pressies for Christmas too, what's not to like, see you there!!! SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER 9.30 MCDONALDS, OLLERTON, NG22 9DT
  7. 2 points
    One of the nice features of this version is that (as well as the normal 8 momentary switch channels), it supports 2 potentiometer channels, either fully variable or with indexed positions. This gave me quite a headache to work out how to keep a great battery life without needing an on/off switch. I've done it by detecting when the receiver is powered up with the ignition circuit live - this puts the transmitter into a continuous 2Hz communication mode for the potentiometers, as well as having the instant communication whenever a button is pressed. When the ignition is switched off, the transmitter automatically turns off again. The battery test is well underway - so far I've reached 12.5 days continuous communication - that's over 2 million separate transmissions - and still going strong...
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    There's a red Peugeot 206cc near to me that has Ferrari badge on the grill and shields on the wings. I haveto look twice everytime I see it just to make sure it's not a new model from Italy.
  9. 2 points
    Milestone day.......Its on the deck. the front arches will need a bit of persuading as they rub the tyres a bit but this should not be an issue. Oh, second minestrone of the day........the engine goes in. Loads of room and I even did this one on my own. The lump will have to come back out as I need to grind off a lump of gearbox. A few questions for the Mazda massive. Is this enough room for the clutch arm? It has about 30mm of movement. I already know the answer to this one but for the record the nearside engine mount ill need re drilling. My gear lever when in second gear is awfully close to the handbrake lever. does this become a burden so should I shorten/bend the lever now? And lastly, the reverse switch on the gearbox is just touching the panel. I know it has about 2mm of dynamatting on it but I don't fancy moving the gearbox away from it otherwise it makes the prop an even worse fit. Apologies for the photos but I use a wide angle lense and its a b******* to get the depth of field correct. Well it is for me.
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    Karen and Hector Fitted Karen and Hector today, Karen can reach the pedals as well! Hector is concerned about the roof situation!
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    To be honest I'm surprised mine is still visible.I was almost sure there was going to be "a quiet word" heading my way
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    I don't think you can tell from looking on the outside if it's an lsd or not unless you can see a part number etched on it? The mk3 Mazda diffs were available as lsd or non lsd. The turning flange test doesn't always apply with these diffs from memory as it's a spring loaded conical type. The only way to 100% confirm is to look inside or try and paint 11's when the car is finished.
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    You guys are funny (and thanks) My response was going to be that I have two spare starters just in case! Hoping to get a few more hours on the car today, so will post a small update later.
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    Indeed, the 7 logo might suit a pre-lit, which is after all a “Westfield 7” - but I prefer the look of my car to a Caterham anyway, so putting a 7 on it just wouldn’t look right to me at all. But it’s all about personal choice- and let’s face it, our cars get personalised way more than Caterhams ever do!
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    Nooo. Looks like you're wishing that your car was something else cos it ain't good enough as what it is
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    Must have all of them, else it will be a it difficult to drive anywhere.
  18. 1 point
    Meet at McDonalds, Ollerton, NG22 9DT, 9.30am to take the short journey to Great British Sports Cars, Ollerton. Meet us there after 10am if you prefer. There will be lots of cars to look at and owners to chat to, everyone is really friendly and welcoming. The Kit Spares Shop will be open and there is a Germanic BBQ, cakes and drinks available for free. Donations to the Air Ambulance gratefully received. If the weather is grim or you are SORN please feel free to come in your tin top, it is not a run out as such.
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    Thanks Dave, you certainly won't be seeing it on the road again until its been transformed. Although you will see plenty of pictures (how else am I supposed to get my mistakes spotted) If the Cheshire group fancy a trip out to Warrington the fridge will be stocked with cold refreshments and the kettle is never cold. A few seasoned builders eyes over it means more than an IVA lol.
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    On calendar. Pray for good weather - the last 2 years have been dry for this event!!
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    Mine was so far out if position that I had to do this with the cable.
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    not quite what you are after as this was fitting an RAC roll bar but it may give you some inspiration
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    Seats Fitted the seats and harness. The seat adjuster bar I removed easily with a mallet on both seats and removed 40mm of each, this stops the adjuster bar hitting the cross member.
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    Apologies Alan, been a few passes recently, and couldn’t remember which of you it was!
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    I've got a metal 7 logo if you want it? It's just sat in the loft. buy me a beer and I'll stick it in the post. Geoff
  27. 1 point
    Yes, those were the comments made to me at the Bristol test centre.
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    Thanks Dave. i have found the holes in the side screens and mounted the hinges. They are a bit tight in the hinge pin receivers in the screen pillars. I have fitted the side screens to the pillars and moved the pillars around to get the best fit. I have attached some pics. The side screens do not fit against the rear wheel arches unless pushed. I have found the straps but the press stud is missing. Does the strap fasten to the side screen by drilling a hole and bolting it?
  29. 1 point
    Maybe we should have two each and then buy a set of 8 inch between us and share those for the rears
  30. 1 point
    A healthy bank account and being lucky in casinos.
  31. 1 point
    No. Just checked... it didnt. I was lucky then!!
  32. 1 point
    Adam is more of eating some raw vegetables and pour a cider... but will be spectacular in any way
  33. 1 point
    I don't think you know Adam very well...
  34. 1 point
    I noticed on your video that no plastic protector caps are fitted to your front upper wishbone locknut (camber adjuster) You can either: drill a hole in the top of the plastic cap and cut a slot down the side and slip it over...... OR drill a hole in the top of the plastic cap, completely unwind the camber adjuster so the upright becomes disconnected from the wishbone, remove the locknut then install cap, refit locknut, reconnect wishbone. CAUTION: support upright when finally unscrewing the adjuster! Personally, I prefer option 2. This gives the impression of diligence during assembly, option 1 looks like an after thought.
  35. 1 point
    Usb charger for my phone/satnav. Other than that just needs to run, and not leak various fluids all over the place!
  36. 1 point
    Fair enough, I can see what you mean. I think i’ll Happily spend my £77 on something else, like put it towards my half hood. I’ve changed my ball joint(split boot), upgraded my horns to FIAM and fitted the little lead/plug for my trickle charge yesterday, even got time to polish the daily!! I’m really getting there now, just want to change my Cambelt kit but I want a whole day where I’m undestracted, if I finish it in 2-3 hours then I can spend the rest of the day testing her then. had the bema 7 years its a 3.0 manual, still holds it own these days but I cannot decide for the life of me what would replace it without spending near to £15k-20k to truly better it! I did have a 130i m sport but it wasn’t much faster and was UGLY so it went and this stayed. Considering golf R- golf gti - but oddly most tempting is the little fiesta ST’s... I just know the boy racer attention would frustrate me- had a couple of the focus st’s with the t5 engine and they were great fun.
  37. 1 point
    I think the Seven grils look great on a Caterham, or on one of the Caterham/Lotus clones. But on variants that have had significant effort and cost, by the manufacturer, put into making the cars look “their own” within the overal format, they don’t just look wrong to me, but always seem faintly insulting to the marque. FWIW, if you like the general style, but aren’t hung up on the Seven logo, then you can get a conversion on eBay, normally, that has the Westfield Sunburst logo in place of the Seven. Its your own car to stamp want of personality you want onto, at the end of the day though. So if it’s Seven grils, Lotus badges etc. that make you happy, then go for it. But do expect a bit of mickey taking from other enthusiasts of all the different Seven inspired Marques.
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    Why 6 Sooty? (We drive WESTFIELDS OP not 7s IMO!)
  40. 1 point
    Great work Gary, be good to see a rolling chassis. A good milestone methinks. Keep up the good work.
  41. 1 point
    Try to twist the can about its longitudinal axis. Loosen the clamps to allow this.
  42. 1 point
    Do it in proper Gulf colours ,dark blue and orange . The light blue /orange is the colours of Mercury? oil a gulf subsidiary
  43. 1 point
    It seems a bit different to how I remember it...
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    Hey guys, stumbed across this offer on Ebay, when you add a Arai helmet to your basket, 50% comes off. Might be a bargain for someone
  46. 1 point
    Thanks for a great weekend guys, even if we did get a bit wet at times. The Welsh roads were spectacular as usual and we got some new views as trees had been felled in certain areas. Just been out cleaning the car, carpets are still wet but the rest is drying out nicely. Just need a shovel and wheel barrow for all the stones and grit!!!! Also just spent 20 minutes deleting 96 photos taken on my phone whilst out of the dining room in the loo. Pretty obvious who is the guilty one! All the shots are from the same place which just happened to be where Bollocky Bill was sat, what a surprise! ( note to ones self - don't leave phone anywhere near JD )
  47. 1 point
    The Craig Goch Dam in Elan Valley the water must have been 25 feet lower this year compered to September last year
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    One one word for the rain... BIBLICAL!!..... note to self.... must buy a half hood, Great weekend, superb roads, great company...
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    You'll need to fit a cover over the front top wishbone to ball joint locknut for IVA. If you bore out the domed end of one the right size, it's easy to fit at this stage, and slide back when you need to lock the nut up finally. Another option is to split the cover and slide it over. You can see the cover in place below
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