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1 hour ago, The Cakes said:

Think that rear clam would have been the death of me 😂

As always, amazing stuff!

It nearly was, and the guy doing the repairs too! Both of us used some colourful language......

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Not much update I'm afraid. Been really busy with work, garage is freezing so all in all not much chance / motivation to go in there!

Oil filter remote head now all sorted, fitted and engine re-filled with oil.

Still waiting for door cards but I have made something for the interior. In previous posts there were questions about the roof vents and screws for the roof scoop:

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The standard setup is the roof vents in the holes and screw heads for the roof scoop showing. Not a fan of the screws showing so I made a thing......


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It will be covered in Dianamica fabric to match the roll cage. Should look pretty good when done I think. Looks very stark in aluminium but covered will be much more in keeping. No screw heads showing at least. If it doesn't look good I'll rethink it.

Should receive the first pics of the custom equal length exhaust manifolds tomorrow ).gif

New inverter for the dash dials received from Speedhut in the USA and wired up. All working now.

ITBs currently off the car and on a jig to have new linkages and arms made to sort out the fine control at small openings identified at the first RR session.


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However I have also thrown caution and budget to the wind and am replacing the current ECU (EMU Black) with a Motec tsk.gif. This will be fitted by Daniel of Calibrated Performance in Feb and the next RR session is booked for Monday 17th. If all goes to plan then that will be the engine all sorted.

Then it really is just bolting the everything back on and getting it ready for IVA........famous last words!

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One of me new manifolds is ready for welding D.gif

Just shows how incredibly 'unequal' the runners are on the original!


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Still not great progress with Christmas and stuff but today I did a bit.

I fitted the fuel tank neck and cap. Measured lots and lots as it's very tight to make it line up. Came out OK.

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I removed the ECU part of the loom and boxed it up to send it back to Daniel @ Calibrated Performance (now in Australia!) to be altered to take a Motec ECU. The ECU will be fitted on 16th Feb and RR session on 17th.

That is all....apart from clocking the side of the car with a ratchet and chipping the paint in a very obvious place.....
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Not much progress been messing about with bits and bobs. Fitting an RJ45 socket to connect to the new Motec ECU, making some more brackets and stuff like new ECU bracket.

Loom is back with Calibrated Performance (now based in Aus!) to be converted to Motec plugs etc.

But things should move on a bit more next week. Tomorrow my new manifolds begin there trip over to the UK.....).gif

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I collect the GP4 exhaust and end cans on Tuesday from LB.

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Those manifolds look expensive! God knows where you start building those! Getting closer 👍🏻

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1 hour ago, The Cakes said:

Those manifolds look expensive! God knows where you start building those! Getting closer 👍🏻

I know what you mean, I have no idea how they do it. Expensive but not totally mad £950 inc shipping to UK. Made in Bulgaria.

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New manifolds have arrived and I test fitted them at the weekend. Front side all good. Back side has one issue I expected and one 1 wasn't!


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One side touches a coolant pipe (aluminium) which I thought it would. I will get this sorted by rerouting stuff. Wouldn't survive a mapping session would it? Would melt the pipe possibly?


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Other slight issue is on the AC compressor side. One of the headers is 3mm from the end of the end of the compressor. I guess this would survive a mapping session but will nee sorting long term.


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Luckily LB have a solution. Turns out that they had the same issue making some tubular manifolds and have a bracket that drops the AC compressor by about 20mm! I picked it up yesterday when I dropped off the manifolds from them to jig things up and make them fit the current silencer and the new GP4 setup I've ordered from them.

All coming together for the next mapping session on 17th Feb.

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Great stuff Leigh, getting closer! 🙌🏻

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Turns out LB had a solution on the shelf , all sorts mysterious stuff being developed in that place!

A bracket designed to drop the AC compressor for use with tubular manifolds. The 'new' one is on the left (the rivnuts are my addition for something non-standard). The bracket is also an engine mount, that's why it's so hefty.


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All fitted, gap to manifold with be closer to 25mm rather than the 3mm it was! Managed to get the standard 1890 belt on but had pull the tensioner right back to get it on. Might get a 1900 instead.


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And Dan at HPE has made be a coolant pipe clp.gif so that's that sorted as well!

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Well done Leigh, looks like it's all starting to come together now :)

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New manifolds back from being modified to fit LB exhaust (at LB).


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All V-bands


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And the new Group 4 style silencers. Will be fitted post IVA but need them for next mapping session to make sure map is tweaked for them.


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Need to make a heat shield for the manifold in the pic to protect the starter and some cables. Also need to do one for the rear manifold for the AC compressor. Will knock summat up for mapping and then work on them afterwards. Only have this week, then away for a week and only 1 day between getting back and going on the dyno.

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Proud. mega buddy. Keep going...  

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Lovely heart shaped manifold there Leigh. You can tell you love that car. 👍

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2 hours ago, Steve J said:

Lovely heart shaped manifold there Leigh. You can tell you love that car. 👍

It's a replica of the heart attack I'm going to have when I finish it and see the final build cost figure....

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