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The Long Cold Winter and winter projects

Post by IAN51 on Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:29 pm

After the weekends frivolity im still completely buzzing about . I feel the mornings are getting darker and next April seems a long way away. The car has left me with numerous jobs to do!

Rejigging the pedal box so as Billy suggested the throttle exits in the inner wing
removing the gearbox and getting it rebuilt
aero mods
convert the clutch to hydraulic action
removing the sump and assesing the wear in the bottom end
trying to stabilise the boost surge I fear im gonna end up where I was two years ago and running an amal valve
water/methonal injection to cool inlet temps
and finally the brakes all need replacing

I've still got to finish off the welding on the race van and paint the bastard then rejig the interior to suit

Hopefully finish off building the 2.5 litre engine for my Vitesse

Anybody else got things to do over the lay off
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Re: The Long Cold Winter and winter projects

Post by billy f on Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:21 pm

HORNET Mk4
Make a new bonnet to replace the one that was temporarily repaired about 4 years ago!
Maybe make a replacement tweeked engine from the ones lying around in the store-room.
Maybe finally sort out an LSD (requires custom driveshafts making).
Get a replacement racing wet for the one that died at Silverstone.

HORNET Mk2
Complete getting it reliable.
Fit fairy lights ready for the Plum Pud at Mallory clown
Make a new bonnet.
Maybe finally sort out an LSD (requires custom driveshafts making).

DUTTON PHAETON
Cut and fit ally panels for the body sides and body tub.
Install the Red Top.
Re-weld the repositioned front chassis in position.
Complete the conversion to Hornet IRS.
Re-wire.
Produce and fit a roll cage.
Paint and fit body panels.

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Re: The Long Cold Winter and winter projects

Post by bill2b on Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:41 pm

205
Find it from underneath the junk
Remove junk stickers on the left hand side
Dismantle engine
rebuild engine
New master cylinder
Bigger torque link thingys on the rear beam
fix windscreen wiper motor
See if my suit still fits.

Bonneville
Finish

House
Fit Bathroom
finish kitchen
finish patio
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Re: The Long Cold Winter and winter projects

Post by IAN51 on Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:20 pm

And what repairs /upgrades will you be paying to have done for you this year Ed Very Happy Razz Twisted Evil
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Re: The Long Cold Winter and winter projects

Post by numbnuts on Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:17 pm

(Despite what you might think)
Do Myself

flat floor
new diffuser as old one damaged when it was dragged round Silverstone last year
change to 13" wheels
fit smaller LED headlights
Build a new office/house extension



Pay a man to

change oil in gearbox and diff
upgrade to Westfield gear remote
poss dash layout change to allow rigid passenger cover wont be able to see all gauges at mo
convert from wheel bolts to studs to aid F1 tyre changes
re stock port cellar with a jolly good vintage

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Re: The Long Cold Winter and winter projects

Post by Jackracing on Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:09 pm


Presuming I do not go mad and buy another car......................

Fit new engine mounts to allow me to run 13" rims.
Current clearance on 13's is 23mm.

Fit new front wishbones and bushes. On order.

Drop steering column 2"

Make a bag seat

Fit ARP bolts to the bottom end.

Open up the ECU.
Currently cuts at 6250 rpm as per old Tiger Standard Class reg's.

Rolling road session

Geometry set up.

Find another set of Ford laser alloys.

Buy some more race boots.
Both my pairs go out of date December 31st.

Get another pair of Ford Focus space saver wheels, very useful things

Looks like Father Christmas will be busy putting shiny things in my garage.
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Re: The Long Cold Winter and winter projects

Post by Sean Graham 72 on Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:09 pm

Locost #1;
Make and fit rear diffuser
Change power plant to Zetec
Make and fit passenger tonneau cover
Make and fit front lip spoiler

Locost #2;
Same as #1

Locost #3;
Just a basic chassis at the moment, so too much to list

Marrow;
Complete engine and box swap to Suzuki.
Fit new seat harness

All sounds way too easy, let's see what the difference is come March '15.

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