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About Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

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    AO - Cheshire / N. Staffs, Club Secretary
  • Birthday 25/09/1968

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    Mega S2000
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  1. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Fuel pipes do they need covering for IVA?

    My argument that they shouldn’t be covered would be that they’re coated steel, any covering, long term, could trap moisture on the pipes and promote corrosion.
  2. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Fuel pipes do they need covering for IVA?

    Not unless there’s been recent changes. The flexible hoses, yes it’s wise to cover. With the metal, it shouldn’t be needed. The only exception is if something rubbed/brushed against them - like a cable, or other hose. But even then, I’d say the cable or hose should be covered rather than the metal pipe - and to be honest, it shouldn’t be rubbing on the pipe in the first place!
  3. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    So far

    Put the fillet back into safe storage and step away from it! Apart fro the fact it’s a tricky one to get right anyway, and that it’s best not to try doing two or more really fiddly awkward jobs back to back. You can’t find it’s final position anyway, until the screen rake is set, and the screen is in its final position, AND the wiper bosses and arms have been located in their final positions! In essence, it’s clamped down in the middle, by each of the screw in top hat bushes on the wiper boxes, then each outer edge tucks under the lip of the screen pilar, on each side. The top and bottom edges don’t normally rend to get altered. Though they don’t always fit massively well. The two bits that tuck under the uprights normally do need a small amount of trimming, though sometimes they’re barely long enough, and no trimming is needed.
  4. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Fuel pump relay.

    Did you buy a generic Omex loom, which essentially is a kit of bits, or a fully pre made Omex-Westfield loom?
  5. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    GBS German Sausage Time, Sat 8th Dec, Ollerton

    Ditto!
  6. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Another Mega S2000 Build By Si

    Great news, unusually, the donor car has already been a regular, with Si at their summers Cheshire Area meets, be fantastic to see it return, once transformed!
  7. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    New silencer info

    Nope, no lower than the car there, thinks it’s just an optical illusion in the photo.
  8. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    New silencer info

    Not a great shot for seeing the silencer, what with the hood up and what have you. But hopefully you get the idea, 7” Simpsons can and large bore manifold. The Simpson stuff, even at bulk buy quality level like mine, is superb.
  9. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Seven 7 grill for Westfields ?

    Yup, but colours are rather a different matter! You could paint a Relian Robin in Rosso Corsa, or whatever the current Ferrari red is, but no ones going to assume it’s trying to be something it isn’t! (and this from me, who has just fitted a Caterham billet keyfob in place of my old breaking up plastic one, on the ignition key. The Seven logo on that is only just smaller than the one on the grill but I’ve not found anyone other than Caterham doing anything similar, that would fit.)
  10. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Non-Westfield build

    Must admit, every time I’ve seen it done on tv, lighter fluid or some other flammable solvent has always been used. Looks cool to have a go at, just wonder how steep, or not, the learning curve is. Look forward to how you find it.
  11. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Rich's S2000 Build

    Yeah, I do find it strangely frustrating when I read some Facebook threads occasionally, with Westfield builders listing what they’d failed on, and thinking even if you’d just had a build thread with pictures in, three out of potential five fails would have been spotted and explained before you’d even got to the test, and the other two items would have come up if you’d just asked what you needed to do for the test. (Read one like this only a few months ago, and every fail, we would have caught, as they were things that always come up. So basically, in exchange for a years membership, we’d have saved him the retest fee and associated expenses.)
  12. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Not sure if I have an LSD!

    All done for you.
  13. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Not sure if I have an LSD!

    I can separate it out into a new thread for you if you like?
  14. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Rich's S2000 Build

    Apologies Alan, been a few passes recently, and couldn’t remember which of you it was!
  15. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    So far

    There should be pre formed holes for the hinges through the metal frame. They can be a devil to find, to be sure, as the vinyl is quite stif, but you can feel them through the vinyl. So the front hinge height is set. Its wort being aware that the screen uprights position on the scuttle doesn’t necessarily give a perfect fit between the curved base of the Pilar and the surface of the scuttle, but it’s the height and position that is critical, (for weather gear use), not the fit. There are dimensions in the manuals of where the front lower corner and rear lower corner should sit on the scuttle, these are a good starting point, but bear in mind, the sidescreen sit on the rear arches is the key factor, so getting that right, overrides the precise “book” position of the uprights, if necessary. The rear of the sidescreen has considerable inwards force applied from airpressure, at motorway speeds and upwards. So it’s imperative that it sits well down and securely on the arch, with a decent bit of tub side behind it, for support.
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