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Heat reflective boot made for clutch master cylinder.

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will seal up once master cylinder has been bled.

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Radiator fitted 20180630_083727.thumb.jpg.3fc6704da0d5bb0589bcc29ab4073e77.jpg20180630_083721.thumb.jpg.8cdc729c0c45703d8dc342f96e1018a4.jpg

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New exhaust brackets assembled (4mm stainless). Just awaiting some more washers as I didn't have enough 30mm ones.20180630_133349.thumb.jpg.c6dfd399fa899d6c16cb07b23927cac5.jpg20180630_133339.thumb.jpg.4982a971b89e12b8b5efbe1d6bbba07e.jpg20180701_154433.thumb.jpg.4cea5f9df6a9442a895ddc5db3c59a2d.jpg

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Not a lot happening but i have fitted the silencers now and to ensure Mr IVA would be happy with my silencer mounts I had printed some IVA compatible covers.

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Havent decided whether to leave them or sand them a bit and maybe even paint them.

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IVA edging added to my V band clamps and heatshrink added to bolt and nut.

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As previously posted silencers are on.

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Chuffed to bits with the 4 wheel speed sensors. Rears especially. Now car has Variable Traction control as well as road speed from any wheel of my choice. Some Aluminium brackets made up with triangulation to reduce flexing.20180803_191519.thumb.jpg.4c7544d9d2419c0c22c5da6639de5ebf.jpg20180804_085344.thumb.jpg.b3dca450bbf40bd556c5c69db0ca5c63.jpg20180804_085356.thumb.jpg.085a738cd54ed2e0ecc534ced1b3598a.jpg

And to add, ABS trigger wheels added to the Sierra driveshaft.

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How’ve you done the wheel speed rotors, are they a Ford bit, or something you’ve had made up? Are they slipped over the lowbrow joints? (Thought they were sandwiched between them and the stub shafts at first!

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3 hours ago, GaryD1971 said:

Variable traction control? I suspect that will be heavily used... :p

I think so too :d

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1 hour ago, Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary said:

How’ve you done the wheel speed rotors, are they a Ford bit, or something you’ve had made up? Are they slipped over the lowbrow joints? (Thought they were sandwiched between them and the stub shafts at first!

After lots of searching I found that the Trigger wheels from a Fiat Ducato van have 54 teeth and have an ID of 100mm (there's also another variation which has 99.7mm of something). Both were push fit onto the driveshaft. I bonded them on with some Aerospace glue I had left over from something else. They could just as easily have some tack welds I suppose.

They have a lifetime guarantee and a corrosion protection coating.

All for the princely sum of £2.49 each :d
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131138108682

 

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2 hours ago, TableLeg said:

After lots of searching I found that the Trigger wheels from a Fiat Ducato van have 54 teeth and have an ID of 100mm (there's also another variation which has 99.7mm of something). Both were push fit onto the driveshaft. I bonded them on with some Aerospace glue I had left over from something else. They could just as easily have some tack welds I suppose.

They have a lifetime guarantee and a corrosion protection coating.

All for the princely sum of £2.49 each :d
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131138108682

Excellent, added to the useful bits file on my lap top!

 

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@TableLeg , I have just been reading your build thread. Excellent work, and I really enjoyed reading it. 

I have a very similar car, LS2 engine and Tremec 6060 in a RoadRunner Racing version of the Westfield. I cheated and bought mine completed two years ago, but have since spent many hundreds of hours going right through the car, tuning the fueling/ignition, and rebuilding the whole car when I starved the motor of oil and destroyed lots of bearings. 

If my experiences could help you in anyway, just ask. 

My only comment reading your build is that the battery may not be man enough. I have the Odyssey PC545 which I think is the same as you - mine won’t crank the engine fast enough when it is hot - fine when cold, but does not have enough oomph to turn the engine over against compression when hot. 

Oh, and unsurprisingly, a hugely torquey American V8 in one of these is a whole world of fun. I am sure you will love yours when finished. It did not take me long to put mine backwards through a hedge :oops:  . 400lb/ft and wide rear tyres bite at the limit. 

Martin. 

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1 hour ago, Martin#30 said:

@TableLeg , I have just been reading your build thread. Excellent work, and I really enjoyed reading it. 

I have a very similar car, LS2 engine and Tremec 6060 in a RoadRunner Racing version of the Westfield. I cheated and bought mine completed two years ago, but have since spent many hundreds of hours going right through the car, tuning the fueling/ignition, and rebuilding the whole car when I starved the motor of oil and destroyed lots of bearings. 

If my experiences could help you in anyway, just ask. 

My only comment reading your build is that the battery may not be man enough. I have the Odyssey PC545 which I think is the same as you - mine won’t crank the engine fast enough when it is hot - fine when cold, but does not have enough oomph to turn the engine over against compression when hot. 

Oh, and unsurprisingly, a hugely torquey American V8 in one of these is a whole world of fun. I am sure you will love yours when finished. It did not take me long to put mine backwards through a hedge :oops:  . 400lb/ft and wide rear tyres bite at the limit. 

Martin. 

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the post. :yes:

My battery is a PC680, and I have a high torque starter so I'm hoping it'll be fine but I guess time will tell. :)

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