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  1. 3 points
    That looks really nice. Glad to have been an inspiration.
  2. 3 points
    rest easy men, I have found the new purple throbber and its mighty heart.... I have a mighty cross flow that has achieved a class victory in the speed series this year, Class A if i might add but i dont like to mention that too often. Read the next bit in the style of "swiss tony" from the fast show.... You will find, as I have, that driving the mighty cross flow at speed is like making love to a beautiful woman, you will need to warm her up first, push her to the limits of friction and enjoy the ride of your life. Remember these engines need time to get hot...just then keep them on the boil... seriously enjoy what is the best engine for these cars...
  3. 3 points
    If the car is as fast as that colour is loud, you'll never stop grinning! Looks fab - enjoy!
  4. 3 points
    Afraid I can't help with the question, I'm sure James "the mighty x flow" will be along soon, but boy is that car PURPLE or what? Love it! A new "Purple Throbber" perhaps?
  5. 2 points
    Actally inacurate you are minus 1 mud gaurd thanks to @Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO c*cking up at croft
  6. 2 points
    Thank you, l will be there watching !
  7. 2 points
    Slight jump at the end but a good 260+ so I'm happy... The RPM is the dyno not the car so its a bit misleading as it was peaking at 8250rpm Rob Edwards westfield_best of day april 2019.pdf
  8. 2 points
    It lives .... And now it's officially a Red Top
  9. 2 points
    Amazing how much better she looks with a bit of a polish...
  10. 2 points
    Got to make the most of the weather in the winter, glad you had a good run out. As for indicators, treat yourself to a Blinkstop kit for Christmas, I can highly recommend it.
  11. 2 points
    Better in the garage than the tax man having it!
  12. 2 points
    Yep, you can run an aeroscreen without wearing a helmet, but that's one hell of a risk to take and I don't know anyone who would. Helmets are fine of course, but SWMBO has to be a pretty good sport to get out the other end of a trip with hair like a troll. Half doors with the wind deflectors are well spoken of as an alternative. Finally, and this may sound obvious, is the passenger seat all the way back against the rear bulkhead? If it's on runners, bringing it forward somewhat might change the dynamics just enough to work.
  13. 2 points
    As stated, it's an open topped car and you're always going to get buffeting. The windscreen cutting through the air creates a low pressure zone in the cab, and as nature abhors a vacuum, the air rushes in from behind to fill the low pressure area, which is why you get buffeted from behind. If you really want to get buffeted, take the side wind deflectors off - you'll find you can't breathe after 60 mph. This is commonly known as "Westfield nose". A rear mesh and perspex roll hoop wind deflector will help slightly, but it won't eliminate it. Full side doors work pretty well, but you do lose some fun IMHO as it can feel a bit claustrophobic. Side wind deflectors, a fashionable head scarf for the missus, and good sunglasses / goggles is how I tend to run, along with keeping a good hairbrush in the boot box. You need to enjoy the experience rather than fight it too much.
  14. 2 points
    Liking your work Quinten, oh to be a whizz with electronics....
  15. 2 points
    Great write up Martin and you captured the ethos of the weekend. Well week for us as we left on Tuesday and returned on the following Tuesday - every day and evening a load of laughs and a bucket of fun. The hill was secondary to the fun, but we didn't disgraced ourselves on the hill with all showing that we were there to go fast.
  16. 2 points
    Good to read another blog about the Westfield guys Well done everyone
  17. 2 points
    basicly same set up as mine just i still have 4 speed box mine is 101bhp at the wheel lots of sideways fun with solid back axel welcome to the mighty crossflow club
  18. 2 points
    I had one with a similar set-up many years ago. The sound was amazing, you can't beat twin 40s on a crossflow. It'll perform like a rocketship! Love the purple.
  19. 2 points
    can we have a parts list i need one. in yellow though great work
  20. 2 points
    Way too much spare time.......must work in IT!
  21. 2 points
    Looks great,my son Matthew hopes you will do instructions when its finished.
  22. 1 point
    I read a theory recently that the reason vinyl sounds warmer is that they limit the bass frequencies. Because proper bass would rattle the needle out of the groove.
  23. 1 point
    IVA nut covers are really handy for putting at least some protection on the kill switch terminals, I’m always very wary about having such (potentially) high current carrying connections completely bare.
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  25. 1 point
    Great write-up Terry but one correction - Howard (and I ) are running Nankang AR-1's this year and not ZZS's
  26. 1 point
    Engine completed and very happy with the results...
  27. 1 point
    Cheers JJ, interesting that it comes with sensors. I was about to buy an oil temp sensor to replace sump plug but might hold off. New Digital Dash Display will be next winters project!
  28. 1 point
    Thanks... Its been hard work, but almost there with the big stuff...
  29. 1 point
    So we stripped the head off so it could be ported and the new cams fitted... What we did discover was the ports had been polished but very little else had been done and they were at 23.5mm. it also transpired that some of the exhaust valves were leaking and two were very slightly bent.. We replaced the valves, ported the head correctly and re seated all the valves etc... We also discovered that the ITB's where out of line and this was also rectified as this wouldn't have helped with the mapping..... Should all be good to go on the dyno on 4th of Feb..
  30. 1 point
    Top tip cover the top of the front shocks with grease as the water collects in the cup at the top. This then makes the shock and top nut rust together making it impossible to remove the nut without grinding it off. Been there and got several t shirts for grinding the nuts off.
  31. 1 point
    Well done Simon, a great read and superb achievement on the track.
  32. 1 point
    Well done Syman84. A great result and love the tankard!
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    Well done Simon. Great to me you and the other Westfield sprinters yesterday.
  35. 1 point
    Like the look, my Rover type mirrors are a pain, I cannot seem to adjust them into the correct position, and they lose adjustment easily,might take one off and see if I can do something like you. Where did you get the new mirrors from?
  36. 1 point
    It’s worthwhile. In heavy front end impacts, heavy fire extinguishers have popped out of there mounting frames before now. Trouble is, they then often have a lot of momentum, and shoot forwards, bounce off the dash or screen, and come right back at the passenger or driver! One of those ironic injuries, survive the crash unharmed, then end up brained by your own extinguisher! You can buy general purpose Velcro straps off eBay. They’re then easily enough adapted. Not the clearest of shots, but you get the idea; the broad Velcro strap is trapped behind the bolted in bracket, so won’t pull free itself. The bracket is bolted on to the rear bulkhead with large spreader washers, (known as repair washers) on the rear side of the panel. These are the same size repair washers as used to secure the seats to the floor, they will not pull through, in an impact. (Least, not in any form of survivable impact ) The strap itself, isn’t just Velcro, it had a metal buckle on it that the Velcro strap loops through before securing back on itself. This bit is important, as it makes the straps “hold” massively stronger
  37. 1 point
    Keep the lotus badge, it's where Westfields came from... I too was flamed for the lotus badge but some members have no sense of style...
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    I was thinking about writing something Simon, but you made a far better job of it than I would have done... well done! I stayed for the presentations and picked up the trophies for John and Dave John Graham was chuffed to put it mildly! I must agree with you Simon.. for shear driving enjoyment Pembrey is one of the best events of the year...it would be a shame if we lost it if BARC made a loss on the event....55 cars was very poor. :-(
  40. 1 point
    Wrong model Tyres too! :D
  41. 1 point
    The badges always look like they make the car "finished", but I can't believe how much difference the "Westfield" script decal makes, I've never seen it done before like that, but it's a really nice touch. Between that and the black pin stripe, yours is probably the most nicely striped Westfield I've seen.
  42. 1 point
    I do hope the Purple Throbber will make an appearance at Stoneleigh next year? What a great looking car to show people
  43. 1 point
    fuses will cover you if you have made a mistake - so id not worry too much - if youv not butchered the harness i cant see there being much problem
  44. 1 point
    I have mine on agreed value with Adrian Flux, I figured a few pics and 15quid was a small price to pay compared to arguing the toss on market value should the unfortunate happen.
  45. 1 point
    Right, the licence is posted - check. I have a race suit - Check, I have small boots (size 13) - check, I have a helmet - check, I have a car ready for scrutineering - check, I have a supportive partner and kids - I think so as she has just asked me to ensure I have life insurance. I think she means death insurance but the devil is in the wording.....as it doesn't pay out in the event of my "life" continuing...... I have a trailer now and a jack that fits under the car. Ive got loads of wheels with tyres on and i've got the green light from my Operations Director. Just got to sort a hub seal on my axle, get the engine fetlled when it's warmer, organise some liveried pit wear for the dog and the kids, find a winnebago with 40 foot awning and i'm good to go! Oh and i want a mini-moto bike to ride around the paddock on.....
  46. 1 point
    Nice model but I can't see any carbon bits
  47. 1 point
    Id love a copy of the instructions too. GF would much rather I built a lego Westy once I've completed the real thing, rather than starting another whole car!!!
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    or make them indicate to let you pass on a track day...
  50. 1 point
    That could be interesting. You could sound another cars horn while passing young ladies
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