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Master O

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  1. Hi, I have what is referred to as the 'Half Cage, MSA Specification' on the Westfield website. It's brand new, never been taken out of its packaging after collecting from the factory. I've also got the fitting kit, also never been unpacked. Happy to sell it if we can agree a price.
  2. Have to admit if I was ordering the kit today I probably wouldn't go with the yellow.
  3. When I titled this thread 'The Tortoise Build' I knew it would be slow but I never envisaged it taking this long. In my defence in the last few years another child has arrived, a house extension (requiring the garage roof to be removed) has been completed, a new job, etc, etc. Anyway the 'car' is now out of storage and so the intention is get this build back up and running! I have done some work since 2015 and the car did end up as a rolling chassis with the engine and gearbox trial fitted and wiring started. This it being collected from my in-laws where it was in storage last year. Body side panels temporarily fitted it seemed the best way to transport them back home. So hopefully more updates to come as eventually this build gets finished. Anyone know how I move this thread to the build section? Don't think that existed when I was last active on the site!!
  4. Just noticed that the DVSA have published this on the 11th June, not sure if it's totally new but thought it might be handy! https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/individual-vehicle-approval-iva-for-cars-help-to-get-a-pass/individual-vehicle-approval-iva-for-cars-help-to-get-a-pass Mark
  5. I have a brand new 'Half Cage , MSA Specification' as Westfield describe it....... http://parts-shop.westfield-sportscars.co.uk/body-interior-electrical/body-fittings-trim-rollbars?product_id=706 Never been fitted, obviously I have all the fittings as well. Would be prepared to part with it for £300, save yourself £50ish and no wait. Collection from Bristol or delivery at your cost.
  6. Hopefully a simple question but does anyone know what the top ball joints used on the Reynolds tube wishbone is originally from? They're smaller than the 'normal' ones I believe, they're certainly smaller than the ones supplied by Rally Designs for the top wishbones anyway! Anyone need 2 new top ball joints?!?! Thanks Mark
  7. Pretty much as per the title, the ECU I'm thinking of using can take a wheel speed input and log the readings, use it for gear calculations, etc. Just wondered if I can feed the ECU and the speedo from the same sensor or would it require one sensor per function? Thanks Mark
  8. Good luck tomorrow with the test.
  9. Thanks Dave, I feared that it was an optional extra! I have the pin outs (at least what's shown in the ST700 manual) but may just bite the bullet and get the genuine item to avoid any issues.
  10. Hi Dave, Good to hear your car running, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter! Quick question when you bought your ST700 dash did you have to buy the loom that connects to the dash for the pressure/temp sensors separately? Just received my dash and I only have the connection for the engine speed, wheel speed, etc. The one I'm missing is another £135! Thanks Mark
  11. Apologies to those who have contacted me, currently in Scotland with no internet and flakey phone signal. Will respond properly once back home on Tuesday.
  12. Hi, I was thinking of selling my MSA 'Half Cage' as shown on the Westfield site: http://parts-shop.westfield-sportscars.co.uk/body-fittings-trim-rollbars?product_id=706 It's brand new, never been out of its bubble wrap! Not sure if you want to spend this much buit I was hoping to recoup as much of the original cost as possible, so around £300. It's also in Bristol which I appreciate is another issue. Mark
  13. Just thinking about how a momentary switch would work and I could be missing something but as the power supply to the fog lights goes through the switch if you used a momentary switch wouldn't it cut the supply as soon as you released the switch? Also with a momentary switch how would you turn the fog lights off without having to turn the headlights off?
  14. Hi, I'm currently building mine in a single garage. I've built myself a rolling stand, as Darve has said it's really useful being able to push the chassis across to increase the space on the side you're working. I know this is stating the obvious but when you're storing parts, write the contents of each box on the outside so you don't have to try and remember what's in each box.
  15. Thanks, did you bother connecting the ecu up to all the sensors go (knock, MAP, etc)? As people have mentioned the Omex setup from the factory doesn't use them so just wondered if you had? Thanks
  16. Hi, I'm thinking of using the AMS EMS4 ecu on my build. I read earlier in your thread about the issues you had using the standard Honda sensors with this ECU. Would you mind sharing the solutions you identified for correcting the problems? Thanks Mark
  17. Thanks Jos, I did see those however I was being picky and looking for the 'Closed End' type of rivet. Mark
  18. IANK, agree a lot of hastle but I only intend doing this once and so I wanted to give myself a few challenges for the old grey matter to have to work through. As finkangel says I'll need to lock off the bias bar for the IVA and have the appropiate 'warning message' in place which affectively states that if the bias is changed it invalidates the approval. The rest of the car will be pretty standard, I did take some of the upgrades so I have the Nitrons, FW rear bodywork, Reynolds front wishbones. The only area I'm going different to items provided by the factory is on the pedal box and the front brakes. I'm also trying some alternative items on the intake side of the engine, that could be a mistake as the Honda intake manifold I believe is pretty decent. Other things will be down to personal taste; lights, instrumentation, etc but nothing particularly radical!
  19. So as predicted progress is slow, however I have managed to get to the point where the chassis and body panels have been powder coated and some are even attached! The main area of focus has been getting the pedals to fit, whilst I bought the components 'off the shelf' there wasn't any way they would fit the tight footwell of the S2000 chassis. So after much measurement and calculation of spacing between pedals, master cylinder clearance, etc I finally took the plunge and out came the hacksaw. After a spot of weldng I ended up with a new one piece mounting bracket for the pedals that retained at the original geometry of the standard items but now it would fit! As you can see in the picture (pre powdercoating) I also decided to remake the tunnel panel with the footrest. The one supplied was a terrible fit and so it was remade in aluminium and then the footrest from the original was inserted. I did think about deleting the footrest completely but decided it was probably better to have it. Copious amounts of Silkaflex where used when fitting it to the panel, hopefully ensuring it doesn't leak. Looks a lot tidier after being powdercoated.......... and now finally in place...... I shortened the accelerator pedal to ensure it had full range of movement. You can aslo see my initial attempt to paint the rivet heads black prior to installing the footrest in the panel. As this was a failure I decided that I could live with silver rivet heads on all the other panels. I did try sourcing the black rivets that I know some have been supplied with as part of their kit but couldn't find anywhere that did them at a sensible price in the UK. Master clinders have also been temporarily fitted to allow brake lines and fluid reservoir fitment to be finalised. That's about it for now, hopefully the next update won't take as long!
  20. As a guide I'm just about to have my Westfield chassis and aluminium panels powder coated. Based on phone calls and sending photos to a local company they have give me a rough cost of £250 for everything. That includes blasting the chassis, preparing the panels and then using a priming coat prior to the final finish. Given the number of items being done they have also said I can gave as many different colours as I like, although it will all probably end up black.
  21. Not in the version I have been provided with, it just shows how to fit them.
  22. Can anyone point me in the direction of the details/process for assembling the driveshafts? I think normally the factory assemble them prior to the collection of the kit, however I just have all the components, presumably because I only bought a partial kit. I've tried googling this but didn't find anything that helped, what I have read is that it can be a fiddly, messy job! I do have a Sierra Haynes manual somewhere but I can't find it as I was hoping that would have had the relevant information. Thanks Mark
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