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Matta last won the day on August 8 2017

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About Matta

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  • Birthday 19/03/1960

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    SEiW, 2.0XE on 45's, Quaife box and LSD
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    Linlithgow, Scotland

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  1. For Sale - Westfield SEiW with C2.0XE Vauxhall 16v Engine Summary: Registered in 1997 (Q regd.) and it has done around 17.5K miles. Originally factory built and sold by Terry Nightingale as an ex-demonstrator to former WSCC Chairman Paul Edden, then one other owner before me. I bought the car in May 2014. Fitted with a CVH when it left the factory but converted to the 16v Redtop by the first owner (engine originally built by Ash Mason I think but fully rebuilt in my ownership). I have lots of paperwork, including the original build manual and for sale advert. The car was a regular competitor in the Speed series and hillclimbs until I bought it. I converted it back to ‘road’ spec (i.e. refitted the windscreen, wipers, interior trim etc.) and spent a small (or not so small) fortune getting it up to the standard I wanted. It’s only done one trackday at Knockhill in my ownership and plenty of road miles. Apart from the engine rebuild (£3k+ with receipts) and regular maintenance, it’s also had new rear shocks, disks and pads, new brake master cylinder, Willwood front calipers, alternator, inlet manifold (SBD), headlights, fuel filter and hoses, re-plumbed and simplified cooling system (no heater), new cooler running thermostat, new R1R’s, Simpson’s exhaust box, front ball joints, suspension set up and corner weighted. Basically, anything it’s needed has been done. MOT to December 2018 and next oil change also due December 2018. It's not an immaculate show car but is generally in very good clean condition, is reliable and has been maintained regardless of cost. It has all the right bits, IMO, and is equally suited to road or track use. This is my third Westfield and I had never planned to sell it but times change. PM me for a chat or email to mattdotalexanderatvirgindotnet if you want more information or pictures etc. Engine: C2.0XE Vauxhall 16v Redtop ~200bhp Fully rebuilt around 4000 miles ago. Early block with later head. Re-bored and decked block with new forged Omega pistons, re-bushed steel Carrillo rods, ARP big end bolts, reground crank, lightened flywheel and everything fully balanced, including clutch. New oil and water pumps. ~30psi oil pressure when hot at idle / ~60psi at revs. Rebuild stage 3 GM head with oilway mod (head was pressure tested and didn’t need it but was done as a precaution), skimmed, ported, new valve guides, new hydraulic followers and re-profiled cams (286deg/10mm lift). Standard valves. Head has water outlet if you wanted to add a heater. QED alloy shallow sump (with 6mm alloy plate sump guard) and it doesn’t leak! Webcon Alpha 3D ECU Weber 45’s (152G) with Pipercross foam filter and twin throttle cable linkage Vernier pulleys and new timing belt/idler pulley kit SBD inlet manifold SBD Stainless 4:2:1 exhaust manifold Re-packable 7” ceramic coated Simpsons non-cat silencer (or optional re-packable lightweight carbon Techcraft one). Both re-packed with Acoustafill last year. Rally Design oil catch tank (Alloy) Facet Redtop competition fuel pump & Malpassi Filter King regulator (with new filter) Lightweight Redtop battery Denso lightweight alternator Omex rev limiter (currently not used) I can comfortably get 30mpg+ on a long run, 2-up with luggage and being (fairly) sensible. It idles smoothly around 1000rpm and pulls well in all gears. Sounds great with the Webers and big Simpsons exhaust. Drivetrain: Alloy-cased Quaife Type 9 5 Speed straight cut gearbox with long 1st gear (~50mph). Short input shaft version. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 2.040 1.540 1.210 1:1 0.870 Alloy bell housing Westfield quickshift extension Competition clutch (QED) - cable operated Sierra Viscous LSD fitted 4.4:1 CWP Suspension: Cat Motorsport quick rack (1.5 turns) and wide-track front suspension with rose-jointed adjusters. Disc brakes all round. Front - Cross drilled and lightened with Willwood 4-pot calipers. Rear - new grooved disks, Sierra calipers & new pads. Adjustable brake bias from inside the cockpit. TSW Stealth 7x15" Alloys with 195/50/15 Toyo R1R's Front & Rear adjustable anti roll bars (front one is Cat Motorsport, not sure about rear) AVO dampers with bump rebound adjustment (new alloy rears and new springs) Body and interior: ‘Kit’ fixed-arch bodywork in original red gelcoat. Good condition for year with very slight crazing on O/S rear arch. Windscreen and earlier, stiffer doors (don’t flex like the later ones), WF half-hood with storage bag. Metro mirrors. Bootbox and full tonneau cover with centre zip VDO instruments, keyless start and master RAC cutoff on dash New capillary oil pressure gauge (original electric one and sender available) Manual cooling fan override on dash (uses heater switch) 12v charging socket Standard WF sports seats and 3” 5-point harnesses Top-mounted pedals Heavy duty removable fitted rubber floormats instead of carpets Std 5” headlights with Osram night-breaker bulbs RAC rollbar with rose-jointed backstays Wide Westfield cycle wings (will easily cover 205’s) Standard WF fuel tank with locking cap. Quick release steering wheel Optional aero-screen available. I absolutely love the car and didn’t think I’d be doing this but I’m just not using it nearly as much as I’d like to for a number of reasons and it doesn’t make sense to leave it sitting in the garage. However, if it doesn’t go for the asking price, I’ll hang on to it. Price: £9950 Located in central Scotland.
  2. Amazingly, the forecast is looking DRY for the weekend
  3. Rab - Dean will be at mine for 8.45 - 9.00 and we'll leave from there, so you're welcome to join us.
  4. Who are the folks planning on meeting at Kilmahog @10:00 on Friday? Just want to make sure we don't leave without anyone. I'm assuming: Dean Rab John Matt Brian Westy Dave? The van Feel free to add anyone I've missed.
  5. Matta

    Clan McWesty Bo’Ness revival

    For those that haven't been to this event before, have a look at http://www.bonessrevival.co.uk/ It's actually run over both days at the weekend and is a great combination of the pre-'72 (mostly) competitive hillclimb and car show. Usually very busy on the Sunday and we've had a stand at the show for a few years now. The paddock for the hillclimb competitors has some brilliant classic racing machinery and is as good, if not better, than the classic show itself. As the clan generally prefers to drive the cars, rather than sit and look at them, this is the only show event on our calendar - well worth a visit! Bob - I'm sure you'll still be there nice and early Matt
  6. Nope, sorry Bob. Might be worth sending an email out and see if any non-forum users know of anyone?
  7. Matta

    various things

    Second dibs on the shocks if they don't go please Ash. can you confirm the length? Thanks.
  8. Matta

    Fuel Pressure Regulator - suggestions

    Thanks guys. Dave - can you point me in the right direction for one of the holders? I'd thought about that but the only one I saw was about as much as a remote FPR. I'll also see if I can find one of the older Vx Bosch ones. Matt
  9. I'm in the process of collecting bits for my conversion to throttle bodies (Jenvey's or similar and not bike ITB's) and am looking for a FPR of around 3-3.5 bar. Ideally fixed pressure and want to avoid paying a fortune for a new remote one (am doing this on a budget, so mostly used parts). I will have a return line but not a fuel rail I can plug an OEM FPR into. Also it needs to have push-on hose connections. Does anyone have suggestions for potential matches? I've heard about Lucas 4RV ones that were fitted to some Jags, Rovers etc. but before I head for the breakers yards / ebay, does anyone have other ideas? Thanks, Matt
  10. I should make this too now. Will be at Lizzy Brice for 10:00. Matt
  11. Matta

    Coolant piping on a C20XE - help needed

    I thought that takeoff from the manifold was needed to ensure decent coolant flow around the head - especially if you don't have a heater and the rear output from the head is blanked off. I'm happy to be corrected though. I had that manifold on mine (my alternator is on the exhaust side) but with no coolant outlets at all and it was a pig to bleed without a top output. I eventually changed to a manifold with top and bottom outlets and re-plumbed the system to us the original VX 3 way hose out of the water pump. Was easy to bleed after that. However, I should say that I'm using an old Escort radiator and it doesn't have a bleed outlet on it. Cheers, Matt
  12. Hi Dave - How's it going? Are you doing the run next weekend, or what about Applecross this year?



  13. Definite maybe at the moment for me.
  14. I think that's the longest run I've had in the Westie just wearing a teeshirt (and breeks of course ). It must've been in the 20's around Kenmore but was freezing going over the Forth bridge on the way back in the mist.

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