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  1. Asterix

    184bhp Westfield 1.6n/a road legal

    Thanks Adam, really kind
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    184bhp Westfield 1.6n/a road legal

    Remains for sale - am just about to organise an oil change and exhaust repack.
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    Best small (led?) headlights

    Thanks Mark. It's not a stricter test (as far as I know), it's a less lenient tester. Sounds like I need to go and find/ buy a set of 5.75 lamps.
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    Best small (led?) headlights

    Dominators they are. Yes, the smaller the better. It sounds like nobody knows of a small set of headlights that are MOT compatible - is that true?
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    Best small (led?) headlights

    Merry xmas all. I currently have 4" headlights on my for sale car. The local MOT station has applied a more rigorous test on those lights, so now I only have a daytime MOT. I'm not interested in a more lenient MOT test location because I want to resolve the problem, not pass it on to the ultimate buyer of the car. So, if cost was not an issue, what would be the best, guaranteed MOT-proof, headlights that could be bought?
  6. I'd forgotten what a faff the blue book is, but having looked, I can't see anything here... https://www.msauk.org/assets/153191commonregulationsforcompetitorssafetyk.pdf ...that would invalidate the cage Happy to be corrected.
  7. Ta both - been repowder coated since last competition - no sticker.
  8. Hi all, the car in the advert was last sprinted/ hillclimbed 7 years ago. Does anyone currently competing know if a "Caged full T45 tubing roll cage" is currently eligible or ineligible? Is anyone running the same/ highly similar setup? forum.wscc.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic/113913-184bhp-westfield-16na-road-legal/
  9. I have a 6" diameter SBD carbon silencer, can't remember the inner tube dimension. You can tell how little I get to use the car these days, because the last exhaust repack I did was winter 2006/ 2007. Whether it's cause and effect, I don't know - but the silencer is now blowing slightly at the front, so whether I keep the car or sell it, It'll need a repack. 10 years ago, I called an aeronautical company who's name I can't remember because they could supply material that was better than E-glass/ Basalt/ Acoustafil/ whatever else was available at that time. I gave them the can dimensions, discussed the requirements and they sent me a perfectly fitting mandril-wound repack kit. I removed the can from the car, removed the old from the inside, aligned inner tube with mandril, pushed gently and slid the repack onto the inner tube - perfect fit. I slid the carbon back on - perfect fit. Refitted the end caps, put the whole thing back on the car - significant difference heard, neighbours less upset, all good then. Confused, though, I phoned the company, "err hello, thanks for the excellent product, I was expecting to pay £X, but I have no invoice?" to which they replied, "No problem sir, we gave the job to an apprentice and used an off-cut from <<insert large plane manufacturer name>>, there's no charge." Many thanks I thought and said - bonus Anyway, fast forward a decade and am trying to short cut the garage-based-paperwork/ web research process by tapping up the wealth of knowledge that is the WSCC, regards the following questions: - 1) Has anyone dealt with such a company recently and if yes, have you got contact details? as last time, happy to pay for the right outcome 2) What's the current best repacking material/ technique for a steel inner/ carbon outer silencer?
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    Embed videos

    sorted...Scotts suggestion didn't work for me but FILFAN's did
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    Embed videos

    Does that embed the video or just post the link? Have tried, and I end up with code.
  12. *Video added from last visit to Northampton Motorsports For sale, my Westfield SE independent suspension – originally built from kit by previous owner in Summer 1996. I bought the car around 2007 and somewhere in the house I have copious amounts of original paperwork – instructions, registration correspondence, etc. This will be provided for review before sale. The engine is from a Vauxhall Corsa GSi (1.6 16v, x16xe/ c16xe - the differences between the 2 original engine specs aren't fundamental) currently producing around 184bhp at the flywheel. The induction roar is lovely, beyond that it's utterly ballistic until over 8000, when the dash warning lights indicate change. The car was stripped and rebuilt, completing Q2 2014, since which the car has covered road only miles. The entire car was stripped, the chassis was reinforced with additional tubing, chassis and cage repowdercoated/ repainted, new lightweight bodywork was fitted, new carbon panelling installed (dashboard, tunnel top and sides, rear bulkhead/ front bulkhead), new racing battery, new lightweight seats, engine bay undertray were fitted. Selling for the following reasons: - This would make a great competition car. However, I’ve realised that although I like sprints and hillclimbs, I’d much prefer to pay another owner, turn up, jump into a fast, well prepared car, leave just the right amount of rubber on the track, get as much out of the car as possible, cross the line in the full knowledge that I’ve done my best, applaud the winner, party a little and then drive home in a "normal" car (neither a motorhome/ nor with a trailer). For the 50 or so miles to work and back, I actually prefer driving my automatic (I know, you’ve just stopped reading). It just means I get there more relaxed and better placed to manage the daily battle. I haven’t got the time and this is unlikely to change. I get the car out for about an hour per month, if I’m lucky/ if the weather’s good/ if I’m not working the weekend. I am just not doing it justice. It weighs 509.5kg. Here’s the techie bit: - Steering Cat Motorsport quick rack – 2.2 ratio, reduced to 1.9 with lock stops EN3B steering column with no steering lock / ignition barrel Racetech quick release boss/ suede steering wheel Suspension Front AVO adjustable dampers (steel) with spherical bearings 9” springs – 275lbs Cortina cast iron uprights (powder coated) Cat Motorsport aluminium hubs Poly bushed lower & upper wishbones for fine tuning camber and castor angles Fittings for Playskool bespoked front ARB (unmounterd Playskool front ARB will be included in sale price) Rear AVO adjustable dampers (steel) with spherical bearings 10” springs – 180lbs Poly bushed upper and lower wishbones Westfield cast aluminium uprights Westfield modified Ford Sierra driveshafts Fittings for Playskool bespoked rear ARB (unmounted Playskool rear ARB will be included in sale price) Brakes Front Fluke Motorsport lightweight discs Outlaw M-16 4 pot aluminium calipers Hawk HP Plus brake pads Aeroquip steel braided brake lines Rear Fluke Motorsport lightweight discs Sierra 4x4 calipers Red Stuff brake pads General AP large bore master cylinder (13/16” bore) Aeroquip steel braided hose throughout the car – no solid pipes Brake bias controlled by floor mounted pedal set Engine : 1600cc 16 valve Vauxhall Ecotec engine Bottom end balanced Standard crank Steel con rods Forged “high top” pistons Lightened/ balanced flywheel Helix uprated clutch cover Helix sprung paddle clutch Cable clutch release mechanism Inlet camshaft – 11mm Lift 278 degrees duration Exhaust camshaft – 11.4mm Lift 284 degrees duration Vernier cam pulleys Standard valves (individually hand lapped and sealed) Uprated valve springs (head machined for valve spring and cam clearance) Titanium valve caps Uprated hydraulic cam followers Uprated steel cambelt pulleys Oil system SBD/ Pace dry sump system – sealed type, engine breathers have been removed/ sealed Slim Jim oil pump Low profile cast aluminium sump pan with dual scavenges (filtered) Crank pulley dowel-pinned to crank to prevent slippage Risbridger Cool-tec aerospace spec oil filter SBD dry sump tank Motec aluminium oil catch tank Fuel system Westfield fuel injection type tank Pre-pump filter (push on fittings) High pressure fuel pump Pre-injector fuel filter (-6 fittings) Jenvey fuel rail 45mm Jenvey individual throttle bodies Jenvey intake manifold (matched to throttle bodies and head) Bosch cream injectors Billet aluminium fuel pressure regulator Aeroquip FC322 hose used throughout Aeroquip / Speedflow -6 push-on type aluminium fittings used throughout ITG foam air filter MBE 967 ECU and custom loom, running wide-band, closed-loop lambda control and barometric pressure sensor. Exhaust SBD 4-2-1 exhaust manifold SBD 6” diameter carbon silencer Gearbox Tran-X (Ford Type 9) close ratio synchromesh gear set 2.48 1st gear straight cut 1.69 2nd gear straight cut 1.27 3rd gear straight cut 1.00 4th gear straight cut 0.87 5th gear helical cut Flowtech aluminium gearbox casing and lid (with drain plug) Westfield gear-lever extension/ Billet aluminium quick-shift gear lever Differential Standard Sierra 4x4 viscous limited slip diff - ratio 3.92 K&N breather filter fitted Cooling system VW Golf double pass aluminium/ plastic radiator Electric fan Thermostat set to invoke at ~95 centigrade Pace custom aluminium header tank Dashboard/ interior Aim MXL dash logger system, loom and Aim sensors Battery master cut-out switch, fully functional/ Blue Book compliant Aero killswitch Push button ignition LED indicator/ warning lights throughout Indicator self-cancelling timer unit High mounted low oil pressure warning LED Miscellaneous Black lightweight bodywork Caged full T45 tubing roll cage custom made for car Lightweight race gel battery with built in engine bay charge point (associated charger will be supplied as part of sale) Carbon effect aeroscreen Caterham style front indicator pods 4” headlights Flush-fitting aluminium fuel filler Willans 6 point driver harness with 3” shoulder straps and pull-down lap straps and twist-release buckle Willans 4 point passenger with 2” straps and pull-down lap straps with push-button buckle 13” x 6” Minilite alloy wheels, fitted with Yokohama A048R tyres Longacre central wide angle mirror (mounted to roll cage since pictures) Race mirrors (remounted since pictures) My remaining Westfield Sports Car Club membership will be transferred to the buyer MOT'd until 16 April 2017 Tax'd until 1 October 2016 Needs an oil change, cosmetic repair to bonnet trailing edge and an exhaust repack Price is £12,000. PM me, call/ text me on 07968 184107, email me on manager@petercox.net.
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