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Insuranceman

I don't know if this is where a build diary is supposed to go but here goes.

 

I joined a couple of weeks ago and have just finished putting together the module 1.

 

Just a few pictures of my journey thro' the building experience.

 

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My name on the module 1 at Westfield.

 

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First rivet in first panel.

 

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Brake lines.

 

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Brake lines.

 

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Brake lines.

 

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Brake lines.

 

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Diff fitted.

 

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Rear suspension fitted.

 

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Front suspension fitted.

 

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Side panels fitted temporarily to get them off the floor.

 

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Some old wheels fitted to give a look of a car, well if you tilt your head to one side, squint and have a good imagination.

 

The brake lines have been fixed in place, no more tie wraps.

 

The wiring loom is fitted but will post some pictures later.

 

Thats everything from module 1 fitted but have ordered some ARB which I am waiting delivery.

 

Please tell me if things are not right.

 

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Kevin (Mr T)

First off, welcome. We all love a build thread and photos and, if there is anything that needs mentioning, I am sure you will get useful feedback from the wise folks among us.

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Welcome and good luck with your build.

 

Looks neat and tidy, and I think you've made a good job with the brake lines. I look forward to your next update and more photos!

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Insuranceman

Thanks everyone for the welcome.

 

I am going to use a ford zebec 2.0 ltr.

 

I have taken some pictures of the wiring loom route. It has been enclosed in flexible conduit. I haven't fixed it yet as I was waiting until the engine & gearbox has been installed.

 

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Can you seen any problems?

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Can anyone help with the position of the hole, in the tunnel top panel, for the gearbox lever? I have looked thro' the manual but cannot find anything.

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Stu Faulkner

The tunnel top panels never quite sit how you think they should so the best way is to fit the gearbox/engine and transpose the gearlever position onto the panel.

This way it will be spot on.

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Insuranceman

Thanks about the panels.

 

The manual says fit the shocks that way if fitting ARB, is the manual wrong?

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Thrustyjust

 

 

The manual says fit the shocks that way if fitting ARB, is the manual wrong?

You would need someone who has fitted an arb on that chassis, but I know of lots of cars with an arb with the shocks the 'normal way up' . The oil valving maybe dry of oil being that way up.

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Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

If an in-board anti roll bar is being fitted, I believe the dampers have to be fitted inverted. However, dampers ok with being run inverted, normally have slightly different innards from standard. (Bagged gas chambers or something like that, I forget exactly what)

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Insuranceman

The anti roll bars have been ordered from Westfield.

Does that mean they are inboard?

When the ARB arrive, I was quoted 6 weeks, I'll see if the shocks can be put the right way up after fitting the ARB.

After reading other threads on here about the delivery from Westfield and my own experience of parts missing when I picked up the Module 1, it would be a surprise if they do turn up in December.

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Are the brake pipes copper? They don't look like Westfield supplied ones, you should be using kunifer/cupro-nickel as i thought copper wasnt ideal

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The brake pipe was supplied by a ford dealership I do work for, I tried using the brake pipes from Westfield but could not get the pipes to fit.

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