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Rich's S2000 Build

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4 hours ago, Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary said:

Wipers.

OK, lets be clear, they'll never be as good as a "modern" era car, (late eighties or so onwards, when things moved on beyond the seventies era design and technology). Not without a major redesign.

I have managed to improve them by relieving top of the scuttle a little more, fairly happy with the position now. I will wait and see what they are like under power .

 

Rich

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Managed to get a bit more done on the car:

I wasn't happy with the ECU tray + the glove box hit the relays . I decided to make a new one thicker so I could have a radius on it and screw into it, used some Acetal sheet. Still needs a tidy up of the wiring but loads better and no sharp edges.

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I also fitted the scuttle screen and side screens before building up the scuttle .

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Fairly happy how it all fitted so cracked on with the scuttle .

 

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Turned up a piece of aluminium to hold the wiper rubbers whilst cutting them.

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Quite tricky bending the wiper tube, the core was tight at first, packed it with grease and it eventually freed up after lots of puling and pushing, still need to try it under power though.

 

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Decided to copy a few on here and use the big head fasteners, araldited on then fibreglass over the top.

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A little bit messy but it was going off quick, think I used too much hardener. 

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Bolted everything in and fitted all the pipework, I had previously bought a bypass valve as recommended  by @Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary. I also bought a bulkhead fitting and matched the valve centres all from T7 design, I actually popped in there whilst on holiday wife wasn't to chuffed! Thanks to everyone for your help on this solution. 

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Still got the header tank and pipe work to finish off once the scuttle is finally fitted, its been on and off so many times now I just whistle and it knows its own way !

So up to date: 

Fitted the exhaust and roll bar today

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Mark at Westfield said 65mm from the rear lip and central, I used a 51mm hole saw running in reverse . It was a bit snug so I just opened it up a fraction to give a little clearance all round, opened up the hole in the plate to 13mm a smear of copper slip on the bolts. I may fit some rubber trim just to finish it off.

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I then tackled the exhaust and bracket, also fitted some heat reflective material on the side panel.

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Made a little drill guide, to drill the hole for the exhaust bracket then opened up with 16mm hole saw. If anyone wants it its free just PM me not too difficult to make, but if you don't have access to a lathe?

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Does this look correct or should the silencer be turned to kick it in towards  the body near the join, if you know what I mean?

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14 hours ago, Rich201060 said:

 

 

Mark at Westfield said 65mm from the rear lip and central, I used a 51mm hole saw running in reverse . It was a bit snug so I just opened it up a fraction to give a little clearance all round, opened up the hole in the plate to 13mm a smear of copper slip on the bolts. I may fit some rubber trim just to finish it off.

 

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Made a little drill guide, to drill the hole for the exhaust bracket then opened up with 16mm hole saw. If anyone wants it its free just PM me not too difficult to make, but if you don't have access to a lathe?

 

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Does this look correct or should the silencer be turned to kick it in towards  the body near the join, if you know what I mean?

 

You may need more clearance round the roll bar as the fibre glass may move in use and end up cracking if it hits the roll bar. Others have had this.

The silencer looks about the same as mine.

 

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8 hours ago, IanK (Bagpuss) said:

You may need more clearance round the roll bar as the fibre glass may move in use and end up cracking if it hits the roll bar. Others have had this.

The silencer looks about the same as mine.

 

Thanks Ian I will open the holes up a tad I think, I had another look at the exhaust and I was talking rubbish just the angle of the photo. 

Rich

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