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Jitterbug

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  1. Jitterbug

    Fitting engine on build stands

    Great thanks guys, my garage has a low roof so will need to see what clearance I have. I can definately see the access benefits of the stands.
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    Fitting engine on build stands

    Hi All, This is a basic question, when people were fitting their engines and gearboxes did you take the chassis off the build stands so that it was sitting on its wheels? or did you hoist it all into position with the chassis in the air? If you fitted it to the chassis on stands, how did you safely get the chassis back on the floor with the extra weight of the engine and gearbox fitted? I assume you use the engine hoist and some straps to drop it one end at a time... I just have visions of my whole project falling off the stands and landing on me. Thanks Mike
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    Bristol / South West Meet

    Hi, I am in Brislington BS4. Its a shame the Queens Square gathering has moved on. I stumbled across it a few times as a pedestrian and there were always some interesting cars present. My westfield is a project, so far from able to drive to an event at the moment. It would be good to meet someone locally with a Westfield though as I have not yet been in one! Thanks Mike
  4. Hi All, I am selling a genuine Westfield Stainless Exhaust system with manifold for a crossflow. This came with my project pre lit Seven SE car but I am going a different engine route. It is in good condition. There is a Westfield branded plate welded onto the exhaust manifold which says 1711002 then 16521 then JC. Not sure what this means but I assume it is a part number and the initials of who welded it. The exhaust is currently on ebay but I am open to offer; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223071465020 Located in Bristol, I can ship if required.
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    Bristol / South West Meet

    Interesting, well David cheddar is a lot closer than Bridport! I do enjoy a trip to Haynes motor museum, the food when I went was excellent and if you are member of the caravan club which my in laws were, you get in for free. Not sure if wscc qualify for a discount... As a member currently rebuilding a Westfield, I have not actually been in one so was hoping to shotgun a ride in someone's locally.
  6. Hi All, If I am right, I don't think there is currently a South West Area Representative? Is there anyone on here near Bristol that has a Westfield? I know a lot of other car clubs in the area hold regular get togethers, but I have yet to see any Westfields on the road since living here. Relatively speaking we are closer to the factory than some of the other areas, so I am hopeful there are some owners around. Best Regards Mike
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    Anyone fancy a reshell project...

    Haha 2 pages of responses! Amazing. From what I can gather, copart are auctions. You can enter your bid before which shows the highest live bid on the listing or bid live as the car scrapes across the block so to speak when the auction date and time come up. Cat b is definately licenced dismantlers only but I have seen a few other squished Westfields listed before, with much newer registration plates on cat c and d. I rang them up and asked if you can become a member as a private person and you can, but you pay an annual membership fee before you can bid. If the money doesn't go much higher it's a decent drive train for not a huge outlay. However the old adage of one man's junk is another man's treasure may apply here...
  8. Hi All, Spotted this on my lunch break; https://www.copart.co.uk/lot/45873237 The exhaust is mangled and the rear wheel ripped off, so they must have hit something pretty hard. If you are in Chester, this would be a good basis for a reshell IMO
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    Best book for a Rover K Series

    Thanks, I also just found this link which is pretty decent; http://www.myothercarsa2cv.co.uk/howto/buildacaterham.htm
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    Best book for a Rover K Series

    Hi Guys, I have a pdf version of the Kent Crossflow repair manual that is classed as the bible for repairing or rebuilding a crossflow. Does anyone know of a similar book / recommendation for a Rover K Series VVC engine? My gut reaction is maybe a Caterham build manual or a Rover Haynes manual maybe for one of the later MG series cars? Thanks Mike
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    Mystery chassis can you help identify?

    Hey Martyn, I am afraid I didn't. I have his contact info though so please can you send me your WSCC contact details for the area meet and I will forward them on. Thanks Mike
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    Mystery chassis can you help identify?

    The Chassis sold on ebay and was collected by Sam and his Dad. Top blokes, and a unique way of moving a chassis... 4 bloke lift to get it on the roof. No paint scratched which is amazing. It then went for a 2 hour blast from Burnham on Sea to Solihull up the M5. Looks a bit like Santa's sleigh.
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    Mystery chassis can you help identify?

    Thanks All, the chassis is up for sale on ebay and listed as a locost, currently selling for a staggering £102, which no doubt will end up being about £50 after ebay and paypal fees are taken off. The engine and gearbox are making their way into my 87 prelit rebuild. Check out my build diary 'Back from the dead 1987 pre lit' in the builds section of the forum. Appreciate the responses.
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    Back from the Dead 1987 Pre-Lit Seven SE

    Good thinking Thrustyjust regarding the painting. That still feels a million miles away! So latest updates; Mystery chassis with caterham K Series engine and ford gearbox delivered; Then I removed the engine and box; Took the chassis back to a chassis and now its up for sale; Those with a keen eye will notice that this is a different garage. I did the stripdown at my parents house as there was more room, and hired a van to move the pieces. Next job is to sell / chuck out everything that is surplus to requirements. Including all the old crossflow blocks, type E gearbox, wheels etc... to make room so that the build can actually begin.
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    Mystery chassis can you help identify?

    Hi all, I bought it and now it's been stripped for sale. Still no idea who made it, it looks professional but no makers mark or stamp anywhere... I emailed MK and they said it's not theirs. Has a de dion rear end and was using sierra running gear.
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