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  1. Jude - The Mad Widow

    Masks Please

    Please Mr Westfield can I have a black mask with Westfield in yellow on the front? OR... A yellow mask with Westfield logo across the front pretty please? Please hurry, I need to shop! 🙄
  2. Samuraipxi

    Oh god not another intro...

    Hi everyone, my name is James, I'm 28 from the northwest and extremely privileged to own a SEi wide V8 Westfield. I am an aircraft fitter currently working for Airbus UK and before that I worked, I mean, made the brews at a garage whilst I was in college. My hobbies include traveling, 2-stroke 1/5 scale RC cars and gaming mainly along with volunteering as an RNLI lifeboat crew member. My Westfield is my proudest possession, my Dad built her in 1996 in the garage in our back garden. She has always been his pride and joy and he loved nothing more than taking friends out for a quick scare. Unfortunately however, he passed away last year from pancreatic cancer. And about 2 weeks before he died, his last gift to me was the Westfield. So now the once hugely sentimental car my Dad built is even more sentimental to me. My family had gathered to watch him hand over the log book so they could see my reaction. It was as you would expect, I was dumbstruck, I had no words for him that could possibly describe what I was feeling. Even know I can't. 20 years on she still looked amazing. You may be wondering why I would tell you that. It's because I'm about to make a plea. 3 days ago I was driving to work when on exiting a blind bend there was a wagon overtaking a parked wagon. I was extremely lucky as I managed to avoid the collision with the wagon, however I was unable to avoid the brick wall and pillar. My heart broke the second I watched the nearside wheel crumple against the bodywork, I had done the unthinkable. He trusted me enough to look after her and I ruined her. This is my plea for help, I can't let her go, I have a need to get her back in one piece. So much so, the day of the accident I didn't seek medical attention, I spent the day removing the mangled parts I could. I couldn't leave her looking like that. But I need advice, I have mechanical skills but I don't know the first thing about rebuilding a car. Any advice you guys can give me on what the best course to take and parts suppliers would hugely appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read this, stay safe.
  3. £6,950 ovno MOT (No advisories), oil, filter & brake fluid change all completed on 21st June 2020. I purchased this car in 2015 and it has only ever been used occasionally (~1,000 miles, it is vehicle number 4 of mine) in good weather conditions and never seen a track. I bought this as a weekend toy, but two small children and other hobbies (motorbikes & cycling) has meant that it doesn’t get used much more than to keeping it running. With that said, every time I have used it I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It will be a shame to see it go, but the lack of use just doesn’t justify keeping it. The car is in good condition and has always run well for me, pulling cleanly in all gears with good brakes, tyres & tread depth and comes with two sets of keys. The battery is on a trickle charger and the car Is garaged. The car has benefited from the oil, filter and brake fluid all being changed on 20th June 2020, along with a new MOT running to June 2021 (no advisories). Wheels, tyres and suspension are all in good condition. There are a couple of areas I would tidy up if I was keeping the car (nothing that stops the car from being enjoyed now): • Fit new service kit for the Weber carbs (I have the kit ready to fit) • There is some very slight discolouration in very small areas of the paint due to a tyre sealant can that leaked (behind the passenger seat) • Replace the front left suspension gaiter The car was built in 2001 with the following spec; • Fully reconditioned 2.0 ltr Ford Pinto with Twin 40 Weber Carbs and a Piper cam. • Fully reconditioned type 9, 5 speed gearbox with new clutch • Reconditioned live back axle with all new nylon bushed just fitted on the links • V8 bonnet option which looks amazing, and also offers the ducted noise options which provides better radiator cooling. • Rear boot compartment with cover • Black pack – including headlights, roll bar, screen mounts etc. all factory powder coated black • New discs and pads • New full set of carpet and trim, all genuine with fully adjustable Corbeau leather bucket seats (standard seat belts) • Leather cover for the book and full Tonneau cover that fully covers the boot and driving compartment (it also sits down the centre so it can be driven like this when not carrying a passenger). It does not have the full wet weather kit (i.e. roof). • Westfield side wind deflectors – these make a massive difference to the driving experience • VDO gauges fitted • Laser line immobiliser I had a removable steering wheel fitted (due to my 6ft 2in size), making it easier to get in and out, but the original Westfield one is also available with the car. There is a large file of history with all the manuals, brochures, parts catalogues etc. and all the receipts for the part when built, along with the bills through the years of maintenance. All MOTs are available to validate the low mileage and it is fully HPI clear and not an insurance write off. This really is a beautiful and high specification Westfield and competitively priced, taking into consideration the few items that could be worked on in the coming years. You can find several photos here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nhsfq383d7x1jcn/AABEgEPVgOnYt6L0jkuNjZwga?dl=0
  4. (sold) 2004 WESTFIELD SEIW FOR SALE I have been the proud owner of this internally, externally, and mechanically superb car for 5 years now, but it is time for me to sell. I have cherished this car, it is so much fun to drive, has never let me down and has never failed to put a massive smile on my face! The reluctant sale is due to a change in my current employment situation and medical reasons, the latter of which is meaning that I am not enjoying the Westfield experience as much as I used to. I realise that it is not the greatest time to sell (Covid-19) but I wanted to get it out there and start the ball rolling, although I am in no rush to sell and will not be breaking the car. I will be advertising the car on other sites in due course but as a fully paid member of 6 years wanted to get it up on the WSCC first. £14,000 ovno I will be more than happy to take serious prospective buyers out for passenger rides, adhering strictly to any current Covid-19 guidelines at the time of viewing. I have tried to list all the salient points about the car below but may have missed some bits. Please PM/contact me if you are interested/would like to see more images/have any questions. Thanks for the interest so far - please see details & more images below, Martin. (WSCC member-Rallimart West Mids area) Email: m.deavall@gmail.com Phone: 07775735676 GENERAL INFO: Gel coat in crimson/burgundy red (white stripes are removable) 6,385 miles with 1 previous owner (who built the car) 2 sets of ignition, fuel cap & bonnet lock keys Comprehensive & detailed history folder documenting the original build with a range of WSCC magazines & calendars MOT expires 19th March 2021 ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN/CHASIS: Dunnell tuned Ford ZTEC 2.0lt ('93 Mondeo/pre-CAT) on Twin Webber 45 Carbs ITG Megaflow air filter Dunnell Lightweight flywheel & Lowline race oil sump Dunnell Techcraft Megaflow stainless exhaust with 4 into 1 manifold (internal ceramic, external base ceramic plus polished “Cermakrome” applied) Dunnell ECU & mapping (option 1 power kit) MT75 gearbox with Westfield Quick shift extension and aluminium Westfield gear knob “Caged” full race roll cage Avo adjustable alloy body front suspension Avo adjustable steel body rear suspension Powerflex Polybushes 2.4 Quick rack steering M16 Front brake callipers with drilled & grooved vented disks Stainless steel braided brake hoses all around Team dynamics Pro Race 1.2 Satin Black wheels with Toyo 205/50/15 R888 tyres (all good tread) EXTERNAL/INTERIOR: V8 locking bonnet (stripes are removable) Carbon fibre Cycle wings with mud flaps Carbon fibre seat belt mounting cover plate Westfield carbon effect rear light clusters & rear wheel arch protectors Detachable rear wheel arches Rear number plate housing is extendable to store spare wheel if desired Front & rear LED light conversions (apart from main/high beam- 3” headlights) inc. high rise brake light Westfield Sport Turbo seats Westfield 2” four-point harness Quick release removable steering wheel with Racetec boss Fire extinguisher Rear storage netting & passenger map storage netting & USB socket Wide angle rear racing mirror with light weight racing side mirrors IMAGES: SALE WILL ALSO INCLUDE: Tonnue cover (needs a bit of modification to work with roll cage- I have used it numerous times and keeps the cabin dry- including at my wedding! – tonnue pictured below) CTEK Battery charger/trickle charger/jump leads (harness is integrated into the cars wiring loom - pictured below) New/spare Alcantara flat bottomed racing steering wheel (fits installed removable boss - pictured below) Original cycle wings in crimson/burgundy - pictured below Original bonnet with intake hole (stripes are removable - pictured below) ITG air filter cleaner and conditioning spray Engine block top end & various gaskets/seals (it came with the car - block pictured below) New/spare anodised crimson/burgundy aluminium oil catch can with fittings – pictured below A bag of bits! (various Westfield bits and bobs collected over the years) £14,000 ovno Martin. (WSCC member-Rallimart West Mids area) Email: m.deavall@gmail.com Phone: 07775735676 Thanks again for looking. (sold)
  5. It is with a heavy heart but the time has come for my highly successful and much loved Westfield to go to a new home due to my moving onto single seaters. I have had the car for 20 years and it has been developed and improved in every aspect. During my ownership I have won the Westfield Speed Series outright (and come 2nd overall 5 times), won the British Sprint Junior challenge, had uncountable class wins and set numerous class records in both road going and modified classes at numerous countrywide circuits. No expense has been spared during my ownership in keeping it in tip top condition and specification and is ready to turn up and win in its new owners hands. The asking price no way reflects the amount of time, effort and money that I have lavished on it over the years. Road registered (but currently SORN) and complete with MSA competition car passport Specification below:- Chassis Strengthened and uprated 1989 narrow body SE chassis by Procomp Full Caged roll cage Wide track rose jointed front suspension with aluminium hubs Quantum double adjustable dampers correctly valved for car 2.2 quick steering rack HiSpec 4 pot calipers and lightweight discs Aluminium rear calipers and lightweight discs Bias floor mounted pedal box pedal box Engine Dry sumped Puma 1700 engine built and maintained by Protune running on Jenvey TBs and Emerald K6 ECU producing circa 220bhp / 150 ft/lb torque and revving freely and safely to near 9000rpm Ultralight steel flywheel with 7.25" Quarter Master clutch. (fresh plate fitted) Piper cams Flowed head Bonnet exit exhaust into Techcraft silencer Forged pistons Steel con rods Forged steel crank Pace dry sump system Lightweight Nippon Denso alternator Transmission Elite 5 speed IL200 gearbox (freshly checked and updated by Elite) Tran X plated LSD in strengthened English live axle with 4.44 crown wheel and pinion SBD flatshifter General Quick release SPA steering wheel 6 point TRS harness (driver), 4 point Willans (passenger) Tillet seats (only one fitted at present but other is included) 2 sets of Force Racing split rims (one with slicks, one with wets) Lightweight bodywork (graphics can easily be removed if so desired) Lightweight fuel tank Lightweight Lithium battery to MSA spec Carbon flared engine bay side panels Lightweight radiator Carbon front wings Rear diffuser Flat floor Weight approx 465kg Currently in mod prod trim on slicks but comes with V5 and all parts to easily put back to roadgoing (lights, passenger seat and harness but minus tyres) Lots of spares included including standard spare engine, drive shafts, rear arches, engine spares etc Too much to list. Better you come and see for yourself and talk to me. Price £16,995 ono (serious enquiries only) John O797I 576848 / jloudon@usa.net
  6. Brad Stone

    A Seven Tour (To Scotland!)

    Well, after a few beers in the pub at the start of April, it was decided that we should start scratching our itch to take the Westfields further a field than a weekend blat around the lake district. Destination - Scotland. Where in Scotland - Who Knew!! Date - 17th April and return sometime after the bank holiday weekend. @Bigchris092: 91 Westfield Seiw // 1660 Crossflow // Bike Carbs @Brad Stone: 06 Westfield Sei // 2.1 Ford Pinto // Weber 45s Joe Ashworth: Passenger & Media Extraordinaire (tech geek, who also likes road trips & motorbikes) Day 1: Manchester to Carnforth: Figure 1.1 - My route through the Forest of Bowland National Park - It only seemed right to take a photograph. We decided to originally set off on Thursday 18th April in the early AM, but realising exactly how much mileage we had to cover over the somewhat limited days we had available meant that we took the last minute plunge to get some mileage in the night before. My route was slightly different to Chris & Joe (C&J), taking the more scenic route via the Forest of Bowland national park - Arriving in Carnforth at around 7pm. The route itself was absolutely fantastic, and given that my Westy hadn't had much of a run since a minor rebuild, I was quite happy to arrive without a hitch! Phew. C & J took the more direct route from the other side of Manchester, going directly counter clockwise around the M60 and then straight up the M6 to the lovely caravan park up which was to be our home for the night (Alan and Maggie, Thanks - A very comfy night's sleep!). We then made our way to what seemed to be the only pub anywhere remotely close to the campsite - The Limeburners Arms. This pub was quite different to what the majority of us are accustomed to today, a real pub some would say. No gaming machines, no jukeboxes, just a bar, dartboard and some good ale. Oh, and all the drinks seemed to be £2.50 no matter what was ordered. Miles Completed: 70 Day 2: Carnforth to Dunoon (Via Lockerbie) Figure 1.2: Packed up and ready to take the long stint North. Day 2 involved an early start from the campsite with the absolute intention of getting as far north as possible. We loaded up the absolutely fantastic app: Kurvager, which Chris and Joe advised me is heavily utilised by motorcyclists (I can now understand why!!). The app, for anybody who is not aware, costs around £9.99 for the pro version and is essentially google maps but for driving enthusiasts. It finds routes that would be enjoyed by vehicles that love a corner / single track lane / alternative route to the monotonous A-Roads and Motorways. 10 Miles after setting off, the first slight hitch (although somewhat expected) - Chris' thermostat cap leaked somewhat under some slight enthusiastic throttle, throwing a raft of steam outside of the bonnet. A quick fettle and a muttering of "Be reet", and we were soon on our way again. We seemed to make great progress on the first day, eventually joining up onto an B road that runs parallel with the M6 just shy of Carlisle (B7076 IIRC), eventually ending up at our first planned stop of Lockerbie. For any Air Crash Investigation enthusiasts, I was quite keen to visit the Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial and we paid our respects in the memorial garden along with a very in depth conversation with the visitor centre assistant. I would highly recommend a visit here if anybody is passing. Figure 1.3: Lockerbie air disaster memorial garden - An eerie but peaceful place of rest. We had made probably one of the only conscious decisions of the trip on this day, deciding to head for the Dunoon Ferry Terminal to avoid the s****y roads around central Glasgow. This would also set us in good stead for our planned Blat up the West Coast. After a number of Fuel Stops (My Pinto was particularly Thirsty, averaging 25 MPG on A & B Roads, and around 15-17 on the roads which required slightly more strenuous usage of the gearbox and rev range) we arrived very wearily at the ferry terminal. A short wait and £20 lighter in the wallet, we made the short crossing across to the small town of Dunoon. Right on cue, the first technical hitch of the pinto powered Westy: Prior to the trip, the pinto had been fouling the plug on number 3 cylinder - a quick change prior to setting off solved this issue. However, the slow roads leading up to the ferry terminal had caused a build up of fuel and black soot on the plug, causing it to run on 3 cylinders. I think this car has probably been set up for the track in a previous life, and so is planned to go on the rolling road in the not too distant future for a tune and carb setup more suited to the road. The issue we had in this instance is that we had forgot to pack a spark plug spanner and wire brush (Doe!). At this point, we had had a very long day in the cars and were somewhat tired. We found ourselves sat in the cars on the sea (loch?!) front pondering what to do, it was 7pm at this stage and thought all garages locally would be shut on bank holiday. Figure 1.4: Dunoon ferry crossing - A highly efficient service and would highly recommend if a trip to Scotland is being planned. We hadn't planned anywhere to stay for the evening in advance as we didn't know where we'd end up, unfortunately we had rang around the campsites local to Dunoon on the ferry with no luck (Surprising given that it wasn't bank holiday yet!) and started looking into hotel or b&b's in the local area. It was at this current moment that a local hotel manager came out of his hotel and asked if we were looking for a room(s) for the night. We somehow ended up grabbing 2 rooms including a wonderful breakfast for the measly sum of £50 all in - A steal I'm sure you will all agree. For reference, the hotel was called "The Esplanade" and was exactly what we needed. A quick shower and to the bar for a pint to discuss a plan of action on how to solve the running issue. I decided it might be worth a try to call a local garage in hope that I could leave a message and borrow some tools in the AM the next day. To my surprise one of the garage owners picked up (7.40pm) and agreed to meet me at 8pm to help me out. What a saviour. A quick removal of the spark plug and and brush off with a wire brush, and we were back up and running. William even helped point me in the direction of a motor factors locally whom we could visit in the morning to pick up the tools we needed. What an experience so far. Figure 1.5: William came out late on to lend some tools to 3 guys in need. Thank you sir. After the vehicles had had the once over for the day, we put them to bed and headed out for some food - We ended up dining in a local Indian restaurant who'm seemed incredibly rushed due to the need for the waiter to catch the last ferry back to the mainland. The food was absolutely excellent however and the beers were much appreciated at this point of the day. Back to the hotel for a couple more beverages, and then straight to bed. Tired! Miles Completed: 190 Day 3: Dunoon to Isle of Skye (Via Glencoe) Day 3 was started with an early morning breakfast in the hotel (basic, but adequate) and a quick trip to the local motor factors. We were able to pick up all of the supplies that we required and were able to get on our way. The morning started off with some great roads next to the west side of Loch Lomond - I didn't realise how big this particular Loch was. Around 1 hour in, the Kurvager App took us onto a particular road, which was an absolute playground for Lotus 7 type vehicles. The 3 mile track was constructed from pristine, newly laid tarmac with great visibility into each and every corner, and the main bonus was that there was absolutely no traffic. Chris, Joe and I could not wipe the smiles off our faces when we got to the other side, what an absolute gem of a find. Unfortunately, we were enjoying ourselves that much, we didn't take any photos of this or note of the name / road number. You'll just have to take my word for it. The mid morning / early afternoon then allowed us to make significant progress towards the Isle of Skye - Taking us through some breathtaking roads via Glen Coe (I cannot get these views out of my head - Fully surrounded by huge mountain ranges) and the pictures could not do this justice. The one thing I would say about Glen Coe is that naturally it is very touristy and thus the roads can get quite busy. There are a number of great viewing points which allow visitors to capture some great shots. Naturally, the Westfields were attracting some significant attention from overseas tourists and we had some great conversations that may not have otherwise come about - particularly with an Argentinian from Buenos Aires who owned a whole host of Lotus vehicles. In the early afternoon we tried to touch bases with the Ferry company that takes vehicles across to the Isle of Skye - Unfortunately this was fully booked for the evening and we started making alternative arrangements. We had two options at this point: 1) Take the A830 via Fort William to Mallaig and find a local campsite on the coast. 2) Take the long route round to Skye via the A87 and utilise the bridge that goes directly onto the island. Figure 1.6: Stunning views from a pub in Glencoe. Note: Fabulous weather - Phone was indicating 24 degrees! Over a swift shandy at a pub in Glencoe, we decided to go with the latter option, it would add a significant number of miles to the day but would mean we see more of the things we wanted to in the short time we had available. We cracked on up the A82 and stopped off at a local Spar to get some BBQ supplies for the evening. We hadn't booked any campsite at this point and somehow managed to stumble upon a location shortly after arriving. I believe this was called "Ashaig Campsite" and cost around £9 per person for the evening. Although quite a basic (but developing) site, the beauty about this place was it's location, it had 360 degree panoramic views of the whole of Skye and the owner / manager was incredibly helpful and showed us around the site before we had to commit. Tents pitched and BBQ's fired up - 3 or 4 beers and a whole host of food later, we were ready to hit the hay. It was incredibly cold during the night and it seemed by sleeping bag was not quite up to keeping me warm. Luckily I had packed a number of other fleeces / blankets just in case which came in very handy. Ever more tired! Figure 1.7: Isle of Skye Campsite - Stunning views and great company. Miles Completed: 240 Day 4: Isle of Skye to Torridan (Via Applecross) We planned to have a shorter day than the previous 2 on Saturday as we had covered a lot of mileage up to this point. Chris' dad had previously done a tour of Scotland on his push bike and recommended that we take a smaller more intimate ferry back to the mainland. Glenelg Isle of Skye Ferry Terminal was the name, and again was one of the "Off the beaten track" type experiences that you might not necessarily find in a local guide book. We arrived with about 4 vehicles in front of us - 2 Minibuses and 2 standard family cars. Unfortunately the ferry was limited to a maximum of 12 people at a time, and had to make one journey at a time with the Minibus due to size. I think we waited about 1 hr 45 minutes to get across in the end, at quite a pricely sum of £15 per vehicle - not value for money, but an experience none the less. The ferry itself was great as it incorporated a swing bridge, which meant no awkward reversing off at the other side with a fully loaded roll bar and the staff worked incredibly hard and even had time for a brief chat during the crossing. Figure 1.8: The Ferry with it's incredibly handy swing bridge. Figure 1.9: Chris remaining in high spirits despite the delay. Figure 1.10: Chris and Joe locked in conversation about the need to be 'Qualified' to operate the chain carabiner on the boat. Once we crossed back to the mainland - I had the recurring misfire on number 3 cylinder once again. A quick extraction of the plug and a brush down and she was ready to go again. Far from ideal but not a huge problem to have given the mileage we were covering. It was then all mission go towards Applecross - a road I had been pre warned about in terms of it's beauty. On route, we came across a group of younger chaps carrying out a "budget £500 car challenge", basically covering our route but in reverse. One of the MX5's exhausts were hanging off - Chris was able to assist somewhat with the limited tools and supplies we had with us to get his exhaust in a usable condition again - The lads were a great bunch and were definitely happy for the help. We are all a close knit bunch after all!! Applecross road (or Bealach Na Bà as it is known locally) stretches for approximately 14 miles, and gets its warning signs in very early... "This road rises to a height of 2053 ft with gradients of 1 in 5 and hairpin bends" & "NOT ADVISED FOR LEARNER DRIVERS, LARGE VEHICLES OR CARAVANS.” just a couple of signs that get the blood running. With a series of hairpins going and sheer drops off of the side of the mountainside, it really does raise the hairs on the back of the neck. When we reached the summit, it was unfortunately very cloudy and so views we limited somewhat, however you just "knew" that you were in some place special. Monumental. Figure 1.11: A spectacular view of the Mainland - The Five Sisters of Kintail. Figure 1.12: The infamous Applecross Sign - Warning behind the array of Car Club stickers. After carrying out a quick fuel stop at the community run fuel station (Very good price given it's location), we stopped for a drink at the Applecross Inn (Recurring theme throughout this post), made plans to stop in Torridan as the end destination. Upon arrival in Torridan, we spoke with a local garage and filling station owner (Kinlochchewe Service Station) about possible locations to stay for the night - He recommended a campsite no more than 50 meters from where we had pulled in - great facilities and some really welcoming owners. I believe we paid around £12 per pitch in this site, which boasted some great facilities. We found a local hotel and eatery around a 5 minute walk from the campsite which we were able to grab some great food and more than our share of pints for the evening. This was the first time we had to put the covers on the Westfields overnight - as it was forecast rain, and lot's of it! Swift walk back to the tent and it was good night and god bless. Miles completed: 100 Day 5: Torridan to Inveranan This day started with some very damp roads - Caution was absolutely taken as we set off incredibly early and there was very little sunlight at this point. We decided to take a rather large detour than the most direct route to Inveranan, we wanted to touch the outskirts of the Cairngorn Mountains and chose Aviemore as the intermediary stop off point. Via some awe-inspiring Kurvager suggestions, we then picked up the A827 southbound, stopping at the Falls of Dochart for some ice cream en-route. At this point the weather was fantastic, and this lovely local village was full of fellow engine enthusiasts on both 2, 3 and 4 wheels. We eventually arrived at our campsite nice and early on the Sunday evening to set up camp for the night, which was based in Inveranan. Chris & Joe had stopped at this particular campsite before now, and recommended it due to it's lively atmosphere and likely host of person(s) completing the West Highland Trail. We also paid a visit to the Drovers Inn pub which was very closeby, and I am led to believe is one of the (if not THE) oldest Inn in Scotland. I found this pub to be absolutely full of Character, some great local ales were served and the food was great. We then made it back to the campsite for a final couple of beers and sampled the not so delightful whiskey, and then headed off to sleep. Again we had covered quite a considerable amount of miles given the Cairngorns detour. Figure 1.13: Chris enjoying life en route to the Cairngorns. Note: Long and twisty road in background - Epic thrills. Figure 1.14: Falls of Dochart - Based in the Historic Killin Village. Miles Completed: 197 Day 6: Inveranan to Manchester Unfortunately not so many great roads on the way home - We got on the road very early (7.45) with the aim of getting home as quickly as possible. The first 50 miles completed were quite nice, passing down the west side of Loch Lomond before heading onto the M8 around Glasgow. We then picked up the A74M via a quick coffee stop in Moffatt (This town is lovely), and joined the parallel road to the M6 as we got further South. This road is actually a fantastic option if you're heading up to / from Scotland, as it is so devoid of traffic and although it may be slightly slower, is much more enjoyable than the groan of an engine running at the same RPM for miles and miles upon end. We reached the Lake District at around 2.30pm which was really good going given the mileage we had done. We had a quick final drink stop locally in Kendal and then headed off in Seperate directions due to the alternate onward journeys that we needed to carry out. Mileage Completed: Circa 280 Final Thoughts: Although this was a very broad summary of the trip, we were able to cover a lot of mileage and visit exactly what we wanted to see + more. The cars performed absolutely flawlessly (apart from a couple of almost expected issues) and we seemed to benefit in certain situations from not being bothered particularly about where we stayed. The fact that we didn't book hotels and campsites in advance meant that we were able to be flexible in terms of our own itinerary. I will post a separate blog post about the type of camping gear that we decided to take as this may be of benefit to somebody else planning a trip of this nature. I think in terms of plans for future trips, we are definitely looking into Europe (France would be a great start) and we'd also like to carry out a trip to complete the North Coast 500 route in Scotland. //Brads
  7. tc3nitro

    2019 2.0 Zetec FW - SOLD

    After wanting to build and run a Westfield for over 20 years this past year I finally got chance to realise my dream but it is with a heavy heart I have to consider selling my freshly build Westfield. I have been offered a very nice 997 at a price I just can't resist and having known the car for sometime I cannot let this pass by if this sells. For anyone who is interested here is a link to the build thread : Build Thread All purchased new from Westfield June 2018 and the car has now covered 1000 miles with very very little in the way of teething problems. The car has completed one trackday at Blyton Spec : Registered 1/3/19 Electric Blue bodywork 2.0 Blacktop Zetec on Omex throttle bodies and fitted with a raceline sump. New style FW bodywork with no rear plate recess Sport turbo seats black with blue piping Mazda LSD Pro race 1.2 wheels 7" fronts, 8 " rears fitted with Nankang NS-2R's Westfield Hi-spec brake upgrade new front pads just replaced as the EBC's were not to my liking All LED lights front and rear AIM MXS Strada 1.2 Dash with AIM VIM kit Carbon - Dash, front wings, mirror covers, rear arch stone chip covers, diffuser and cage hole covers Genuine Aerocatch bonnet catches OMP Trecento wheel with quick release column TRS 4 point harnesses 8 channel Freewheel setup with wheel backplate (although I am only using 4 of the channels MSA safety devices cage Only ever seen Vpower fuel through its very short life ! Protech Trackday adjustable dampers Perpsex side wind deflectors Full silicone hoses. Full Geo and corner weight setup at Playskool motorsport less than a month ago. The only addition I was going to consider is some stiffer rear springs as if your lardy like me when two up the car feels way to soft at the rear. Oil changed for Quality 5/30 fully Synthetic ester oil around 600 miles. I have another 5 litres of 5/40 and a few oil filters that will come with the sale All bodywork and wheels were machine polished and had a Gyeon ceramic coating applied at the end of the build making it very hydrophobic. This kit was built with the intention of me keeping it many years (or until I could afford a 997 911!) so everything has been done to the greatest of my ability and with no corners cut on the spec I wanted, It really saddens me to even post this up but the wife has signed off on a 911 and knowing her mood swings I need to grab this by the balls. Any inspection welcome - viewing can be arranged most days or evenings - You can contact via phone or via PM on here.
  8. Good afternoon I maybe a little bit premature but if I am honest I’m so so excited to get started on what has been a journey of around 14 years. So I visited the factory yesterday and placed an order on a new FW SE Zetec with LSD, Throttle bodies, track day dampers, brake upgrade, MSA rollbar, 8” rears, 205 tyres,sport turbo seats and I’ve also gone for the LED rear light upgrade. I have also omitted the following parts from the kit as I’d like to source alternatives elsewhere - front wings as I’d like to source proper carbon items, dashboard inc clocks and switches as I’d like a proper carbon dash with a AIM MXS dash and freewheel buttons to maintain a clean dashboard, seatbelts as I’d like to choose the colour width and type at a later date. I think I have sourced most of the tools and kit I require for the build now and I am just preparing my workspace to accept the kit in 8 weeks time. Planning a visit to Stoneleigh next weekend to help make some decisions on a few bits of like and also to try and decide on a body colour. I really like electric blue at the moment but my original thought was orange. If anyone is interested I’m located in Wetherby so if anyone is local the kettle is always on and the beer is always cold ! Any advice is greatfully received and I’ve covered a few things in previous posts but feel free to offer up any tips or advice. Mark
  9. My winter challenge this year has been to attempt building a half hood for my Narrow body Westfield. Trying to purchase a hood has been extremely difficult so I thought I'd try my hand at making one. Attached is a overview of my build story! Whilst my limited sewing skills has led to some rough edges I am pretty impressed with the fit and look. Let me know what you think.
  10. Westfield SE Built as a track car but is road legal. Oz alloys, Corbeau seats, Willans 4 point harnesses, Momo steering wheel. Yokohama A008r tyres (tread is like that). Full spare (unused). Mileage 4600. Mechanic maintained. Original donor car registration plate. Always garaged. Never shunted. Racing spec chassis, 156bhp, rev limiter/change gear lights. 1600 Ford crossflow double valve spring head 711M block. Double twin choke 40 DCOE Weber carbs with K&N filters New rear wheel cylinders and brake shoes. New electronic ignition. New battery SORNed with no MoT at the moment. Starts and drives well. Receipts for several thousands of pounds. Several manuals. V5 shows car as 1977 Westfield 1600 and so should be eligible for zero road tax. House move forces sale.
  11. *Car now Sold* Hi all - Thanks for looking 1997 Westfield SEiW 230BHP black top Zetec Owned for 10 years. Needs TLC after long time of not much use. Just got it back from an engine and fuel line flush and running as well as the day we got it. Genuine Westfield Nose and wing ready to replace damaged (still boxed). Car could do with a respray if to be used on the road. Looking for £5500 – open to offers. Mobile: 07758944196 Chassis Westfield, IRS, widebody, Fully powder coate by factory. RAC spec roll over bar with detachable rear stays. FIA foam padding for RAC roll bar. CAT motorsport wide track front wishbones. CAT motorsport Aluminium hubs. Poly brushed at front. Front anti-rollbar by Terry Nightingale Adjustable front shocks with 2.5" springs Adjustable rear shocks with 1.9" springs Quick Rack with modified steering arms. Bodywork Plays-Kool Motorsport front carbon cycle wings Plays-Kool GRP race seats in black Black Boot box Plays-Kool motorsport dash Reverie seat cushions. Wheels 4 x TSW Evo alloys,black Fitted with Toyota R888 195/50VR15 tyres Engine Fors 2.0 16v Zetec worked on by Rick Wood Engineering, 227.8 bhp. 172ft.lb Torgue Ric Wood CNC Type R head Jenvey 45 Throttle Bodies Ported Dunnell race inlet manifold Dunnell shortend baffled race sump, with modified pickup Dunnell alternator mount Dunnell lightweight flywheel and heavy duty clutch plate/cover Lucas Starter motor Braided Earls hoses Tony Law 4-2-1 down pipes and collector Oil catch tank with pipercross breather MSD competion ignition leads and coil pack Ric Wood high performance cams Transmission Ford BGH made type 9,5 speed gearbox. Fitted April 2005 Ratios 1st 2.75 2nd 1.75 3rd 1.26 4th 1.0 5th 0.84 ford 3.92 diff with viscous LSD Westfield supplied propshaft Brakes CAT Motorsport 4 pot alloy calipers at front STD westfield at rear Fluke Motorsport lightenend drilled discs EBC Greenstuff pads all round Floor mounted pedals and clutch footrest in transmission tunnel Electrics Std Westfield wiring loom DTA 3d management Push Button start SPA design rev counter and speedometer Spa design oil presure and water temp guage Westfield Electronic fuel gauge Usual switches for lights etc Sabelt 3" shoulder and 2" lap with aircraft style release(Dec 2004) Other Alloy Radiator New Front Grill Westfield supplied fuel tank with dry breather Facet redtop fuel pump Facet King filter Momo quick release steering whee, SPA boss Westfield side screens with elbow room Carbon fibre rear light clusters Small black M & P headlights Boot box cover 3 piece weather cover
  12. hamlichr

    Westfield SEiW - 2L Zetec

    My much-loved Westfield SEiW is for sale. Excellent car, set up for performance, agility and every day driveability. I’ve owned it for a few years and it’s always been reliable, even for touring. I'm told it was set up and corner weighted by Northampton motorsport. The car has an age-related H plate but was completed and registered in 2007. It’s been well looked after, always garaged and due to lack of weather gear, used only in dry conditions. It currently has 12,462 miles on the clock (might change due to use) and MOT until 11th August 2018. I have a large box of paperwork and receipts. I've tried to include detailed photos, but let me know if there's anything you want included that isn't there. The car is based in Norwich and is yours for £9,000 ono. I work from home most of the time so i'm happy to do daytime, evening or weekend viewings. For any questions, please give me a call or text on 07990 590581. Please don't call after 9pm. Specification is as follows. Please ask if you have any questions or I’ve missed anything. Body/Chassis: Genuine Westfield SEiW chassis in black powdercoat. Genuine Westfield SEiW body panels in yellow. Carbon effect arch protectors and detail on cycle wings. “Triangle” roll over bar (standard square roll over bar to come with car). Lockable boot box. Lockable V8 bonnet with black mesh cutouts at rear of engine bay. Engine/Transmission: 2005 Ford Zetec 2L – Mileage of engine is approx. 60k. Weber Carbs recently serviced and set up (2017). Raceline Water Rail. Uprated engine bolts. New lightweight battery installed (2017), continually connected to trickle charger to maintain optimum charge. New water pump (2017). New cambelt (2017). New radiator (2017). Type 9 gearbox. Engine immobiliser. Repackable exhaust – repacked within last 1000 miles. Black exhaust cover. I have receipts for more uprated engine parts but I can’t verify whether they were installed as I’ve never broken down the engine. Interior: Comfort Westfield seats, mounted on rails for adjustable position. I’m 6ft 4” and quite wide; the car is still comfortable to drive. Carpets throughout. Floor mounted adjustable pedal box. Heater. VDO Gauges – Speed, Revs, Fuel, Engine Temp, Oil Pressure. Standard switchgear for lights, wipers, water spray, heater, horn, indicators. SPARCO suede steering wheel attached to gold 6-bolt pop-off mount on an Allegro steering column. Engine immobiliser. SABELT 4-point harnesses. Westfield full size side doors. Westfield wet weather hood frame (no hood included, I’ve never used it in wet weather). Suspension/Wheels: GAS adjustable suspension. M16 brake callipers (new calliper installed last year). Brake discs front and rear. 4 x Team Dynamics 15” wheels in black. R888 tyres – 205/50 R15 all round. Spare rear-mounted wheel with Westfield cover (not a matching Team Dynamics wheel). Extension number plate for rear-mounted spare wheel. Bad bits: I like to be up front about things so there's no surprises. As with any car, especially this type, there's always something that can improved upon, but this Westfield is in genuinely good shape. Here's a list of the things I've noticed that I'd want mentioned if I was buying: Both front wheel bearings have a little play, but nothing major. These will need doing at some point. MOT advisories. The tyres are down to the minimum tread so will need to be replaced soon. MOT Advisories. I haven't done it as you might want different tyres. There is a crack in the rear bodywork where the number plate extension bar passes through. It's not huge, nor structural. I've included pictures. There is a small hole in the driver's seat bolster. It's a few mm square so nothing to particularly worry about. I've included pictures. Air filter for Webers is scuffed where the bonnet goes on and off. Some of the engine pipework could do with replacing/upgrading but everything works fine and I haven't had any issues.
  13. tc3nitro

    Tools required for build ?

    I know this has been covered in various build threads but I did a search and couldn’t find a topic that covers all the tools required for a full build ? i have a fairly comprehensive tool kit including sockets, spanner’s, pliers, hammers etc. What I would like to know is what everyone recommends ? Links to the tools you recommend would be great if this is allowed.
  14. Raydaffurn

    Can I build a bec westie

    Hi guys first post on here. Been wanting to build a 7 for a while now and been on researching like mad on what’s the best spec kit and easiest to build and I’m thinking it’s probably a westie. I did purchase an mk Indy blade about 10 years ago and to be honest never got as much use out it as I’d like to. Been racing karts for last few years and really fancy doing a build, want the satisfaction of having built it myself. im not a mechanic but as I’ve said I’ve raced karts and can work on them no problem but a karts got nothing on it compared to a car. I’ve done the odd oil change here and there, changed brake pads, general car maintenance etc. fancy going down the bec route as just love the sound, sequential shift and screaming engine. Would like to do a busa. Would mainly be for odd Sunday blasts and few track days. is a busa westie easy enough to build for a non mechanic and is the manual good enough? What trouble am I likely to run into with the build? And any other comments appreciated. Thinking of going to the kit car show to talk to a few owners and see the Westfield stand. lastly what sort of costs am I looking at for the build? im in Glasgow btw. cheers
  15. beerexpressman

    For Sale threads with no contact details

    I am looking to buy my 1st Westfield imminently...I have looked at 3 so far. When cars are posted up for sale on here with no phone number or email address, is there a way to contact the seller, if you are not a fully paid up member yet? It doesn't seem possible to send a direct mail through the site or reply to the topic...? There is a car for sale on the site that I would be interested in. Cheers Bex
  16. Westfield SEi restoration - Part 3 Good to see it tipped by HPI & Pistonheads Making progress now I'm getting up close and personal with the car. Great to see HPI and Pistonheads tipped the Westi as a buy, good news for owners and values;o) Latest episode below for anyone interested https://youtu.be/AO0-gV-C3Z8
  17. hu7ch

    Xtr2 history

    Hi all So some of you may be aware in January this year I bought the xtr2 from malgene, this is Westfield’s ex demonstrator that appeared on topgear. When I collected it from the factory I was given boxes and boxes of parts but the only paperwork I received was the receipt for the work the factory carried out and the V5, As I’m rebuilding I’m trying give the car some history and didn’t know if it has previously been owned by a member on here, ive obviously seen the episodes of topgear and men and motors but if anyone has any pictures / info on it it would definitely help
  18. garytipping

    Crossflow Exhaust Manifold (Sold)

    Hi, I have a genuine Westfield crossflow stainless steel exhaust manifold. Unfortunately I couldn't use it, or modify it to fit the pre-lit chassis. In good condition, but has been slightly modified by a previous owner, as shown in the photos. How does £25.00 + postage sound. Happy for it to be collected from Buckingham. cheers Gary
  19. hu7ch

    XTR2 diff alignment

    Hi Guys So the XTR is now Taxed & MOT'd, I have a couple of little teething problems but noting too bad, the only one I'm unsure of is the alignment of the rear diff/sprocket. It all looks to be inline but as you turn the wheels the chain gets tighter and then loosens off, like its egg shaped, is this something anyone's come across. I've just read that maybe I should of loosened the grub screws in the bearing carrier, although I'm not sure how this would make a difference. Any help would be appreciated Chris
  20. Ron86

    Looking for a transplant

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum so please be gentle. I'll cut a very long story short to spare you all... I bought a part built GBS Zero last year which was supposedly almost finished. As you'd expect (and as I'd now expect) the car was not nearly complete and the work that had been done was poor at best. Although I've almost finished the car now, I'm not happy with what I've ended up with and am looking start again. I'd like to invest in a new chassis and body as the old one has been treated pretty badly during by the previous builder (their favourite tools appear to have been the angle grinder and a hammer). The car has the following parts (all new expect the donor parts) which I want to try and use for the new project: 2.0 Blaktop Zetec (new crate engine) running a GBS plenum Raceline sump, alternator kit, GBS cooling rail kit... Emerald K5 ECU Sierra Running Gear (could do with a refurb) Leather Seats and 4 point harnesses Wheels/tyres (ford stud pattern) GAZ adjustable shocks GBS factory wiring loom Lights etc GBS fuel tank Smiths flight gauges IVA bonnet catches (unused) Radiator So I was initially just going to buy a new Zero chassis in GT trim as I find this one a little tight due to the cross brace that sits above the right knee. Then I fell in love with the MK Indy. Seems to be a better design, well thought out and more roomy. I also like the full GRP bodywork for ease of assembly. The reason I haven't looked at Westfield was because I assumed they would be too expensive (as Caterham). However, at present, the starter kits for the Zero and MK (for what I need) will cost me around £3.5k or £5.5k respectively...then I saw the Westfield starter kits can be had for around the same money. Now, I'm no fool. I know it will still cost a fair bit more even with the parts I have but I must have nearly everything now surely - especially seeing as the zero is nearly finished. My question is, can I use most of the gear I have on a Westfield Multi-donor vehicle starter kit and why should I do so over buying another Zero or an Indy?
  21. hu7ch

    Xtr2 spare bracket

    Hi so I bought the xtr2 in the picture below just after Christmas, it came needing a lot of putting back together and it's about ready to go for its MOT I have 1 bracket left and can't figure out where it goes, it looks like it could be a bodywork support from somewhere. Does anyone have a idea ?
  22. LiveTheDream84

    Fuel Sender Unit Seal

    Hi everyone, I have a pre-litigation Westfield and have been struggling with a strong fuel smell when in the garage for a couple of months now. I have now identified the leak around a screw on the fuel sender unit which I have removed and found the seal needs replacing, I believe the sender unit is a MTU115 moprod from a MK2 escort. Westfield, Demontweeks and Rally Design have all been unable to help me find a suitable seal as a replacement so I am hoping you will be able to point me in the right direction. Could any of you tell me whether a newer sender unit from westfield would be suitable or where I could obtain a replacement seal from? Cheers Andy
  23. Ian Kinder (Bagpuss) - Joint Peak District AO

    I've been published!

    My local rag have ran a feature on my car and I; http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/westfield-s2000-gives-ian-lightweight-fun/story-30428494-detail/story.html @Simon Westwood - Westfield Sportscars Ltd You may recognise a committee Member in one of the pics too!
  24. I've decided to sell my Westfield which I have owned from the time I built it, registered in 2001. This is an ideal road car in immaculate condition. I am planning to retain the number plate. The engine was completely rebuilt using an older and mature block. This enables the car to run without Cats and MOTs without a problem. This car will be sold with a new MOT as it currently expires at end of May 2017. The engine was built and tuned by a V8 specialist (Progress Engineering in Maidstone). R380 gearbox (new when fitted) Heavy duty clutch LSD Diff (Westfield supplied) Moroso electric water pump Immobiliser Rev limiter Toyo R1R tyres 205/15 (almost new) New Protech shock absorbers fitted Wrapped stainless steel headers and stainless steel underslung exhaust (Westfield supplied) Tonneau cover with zip for half cover if wanted Removable side screens Full weather gear - Hood and frame Spare wheel and carrier included but not currently fitted. Various spare parts, Manual and many receipts and info folder If not sold this car will be at Stoneleigh on Monday 1st May Car is based in Letchworth, Herts. Contact Ron 07885 524495 Price: £14750 ono
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