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robhume last won the day on November 4 2017

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About robhume

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  • Birthday 14/11/1944

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    Westfield eleven
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  1. robhume

    Megapin rebuild

    It is a gsxr1100, water cooled. Not sure about the WP bit, as I'm more used to zx10r engines but assume that may refer to it being water cooled. The car is supposed to weigh in at 340kgs in two wheel drive format. It has been sat for a while so will need some fettling but am sure it will be interesting to drive.
  2. robhume

    Megapin rebuild

    There's a clue in the first post... Ian Scott. Pin seems to be the common thread, Terrapin, Megapin. I think they collaborated
  3. robhume

    Megapin rebuild

    This engine is water cooled, see rad in image 2. I believe the water cooled version was introduce in 1993. Not massive HP compared to a CBR1000R but enough to be going on with
  4. robhume

    Megapin rebuild

    Mark, I believe the only bit if kit left of the 4 wheel drive setup is the Quaife centre diff. I'm not sure if the existing front uprights are suitable for driveshafts and was not really planning to go 4 x 4, as that would send me into another class as well as having to go full width with ROPs. The position of the engine with regard to the steering wheel and rear axle and also the notional passenger area suits a clubmans car, requiring only the existing ROPs to be changed for a one piece hoop of suitable diam. It is quite small and only weighs 340kgs, so should be fun.
  5. robhume

    Megapin rebuild

    I miss bike power so decided to buy this little car. Designed and built by Ian Scott, it has a GSXR1100 engine and was originally a 4 wheel drive car but over time has been converted to rear wheel drive. It has a rather unusual layout with the engine alongside the driver, no heater needed. The plan is to strip it down and rebuild, replacing any worn parts and see what happens. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place but thought it might be of interest. Plus, floor detail.
  6. robhume

    1.8 zetec engine package for sale

    The engine is now out of the car, so available and to recap it is; 1.8ltr silvertop with dry sump system Danst engineering inlet with zx10r throttle bodies and filter Sytec high pressure pump and fuel regulator New cam belt and dry sump pump belt Newman fast road cams Lightweight flywheel (3.9kgs) and new clutch Westfield exhaust manifold, 4 to 1 system Retro Ford water rail ME221 ECU with plug an d play harness specifically for the Zetec Lightweight alternator Lightweight starter motor Last rolling road set up for the new cams etc produced 183bhp All of the above parts are out of the car a ready to go as a package for £2250 or very near offer
  7. robhume

    Building my Eleven

    At present the engine has a modified steel shallow sump but I do have a dry sump pan also. The plan is to mate the engine to the gearbox and see what height the engine sits at with the shallow sump and if necessary change the sump to the dry sump pan to allow clearance for the bonnet and ground. Once the final position is established, I can then make new engine mounts. Hopefully the crossflow will be positioned this weekend. Hope that helps
  8. robhume

    Building my Eleven

    The Zetec engine has been removed and has left a space than needs to be filled with the Crossflow. The clutch has been changed to suit the 23 spline gearbox output shaft and hydraulic clutch bearing, so should be a straightforward job to lower the engine, mate to the gearbox and position at a suitable height, to allow the fabrication of new mountings and also to clear the front clip, well that's the theory.
  9. robhume

    Smokey's JW4 Formula Four Rebuild Thread

    Glad to hear you will be adding a bit of ally sheet around the feet area. Regarding the fuel tank, I remember on my original JW, I used an Atco lawnmower tank which I think held about a pint and was gravity fed, with a little stop dangler at the bottom. I also remember the car being one that you wore, rather than just sitting in it. I'm really looking forwards to seeing it finished and running, which I am sure will be a new experience for you.
  10. robhume

    Smokey's JW4 Formula Four Rebuild Thread

    Mark, the JW is looking really good and looking at your chassis drawing reminded me how little protection there is for feet. It particularly brought back memories of being towed up Lanark High street with the bodywork off, trying to get the Bonneville engine to start and seeing my feet sticking out front, eventually ending up being escorted back home by the local plod, who I have to say were very good. Are you trying for Crystal Palace next year?
  11. Why have I got an eleven, what a bargain.
  12. robhume

    Clutch compatibility

    After a bit of searching, it turns out a suitable Crossflow sized clutch cover and plate can be had from Retro Ford to suit a type 9/Rocket concentric hydraulic clutch release bearing. Specifically 190mm clutch plate with a centre to take a 23 spline shaft.
  13. robhume

    Clutch compatibility

    That's what I thought and am trying to find a match for the profile or have one made. Cheers Rob
  14. robhume

    1.8 zetec engine package for sale

    Hi Fat Dad, sorry for ne reply, have been away. Yes still for sale and still in the car.
  15. robhume

    Clutch compatibility

    Having bought Kevin, Mr T's crossflow engine, I'm now thinking about installing it into the car. The existing gearbox is a 4 speed dog box with a 23 spline shaft and has a hydraulic release bearing which is for use with a pinto pressure plate and clutch plate. The clutch plate on the crossflow is 20 or 21 splines, so will need to be changed for a Sierra 1.6 clutch plate, I believe, which is easy enough but what I'm wondering is if the hydraulic release bearing will work on this and what fingers are needed, ie wavy or flat. I'm not sure if I have described it very well but any ideas, help would be appreciated.

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