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Post by philhoward » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:56 am

Corky wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:46 am
Stacked up against the usual suspects, that is amazing value.
You could save yourself another £60 off that and get the soldering iron out...


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:47 am

I paid serious thought to buying one of these, great value.


I break stuff...... :w

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Post by Corky » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:07 am

Great value, my concerns for use with the DET would be finding someone to map it and reliability/support. The omex/emerald etc. for me are probably worth the £400 premium.
For an MX5 engine though, it looks like a no brainer. A well trodden route.


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Post by philhoward » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:10 am

If your dyno (or rather operator) of choice is OK with Megasquirt or ME221 etc then this is no different.


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Post by philhoward » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:41 pm

Low key weekend - trip to Gloucester to exchange bits, banter and ideas with Mr. King, come back with a single skin bonnet (easier to move on and off on my own, honest guv :mrgreen: )

Damn - supercharger bracket hits the bonnet. Good job I made it a bit too tall with spare to lop off.
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Trial fit of the new wheels and tyres.

Front:
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Might need some arch massaging...


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Post by philhoward » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:48 pm

Had a play around with the bits in stock as the BMW rims are surprisingly deep where the studs go through to the point I can’t get the prescribed 18mm (M12, 1.5 times width) of nut engaged.

Found some wheel spacers that will allow this but they stick out a bit more.
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Hmmm...

Back to the ever changing 3D jigsaw in the engine bay. Off to eBay and see if I can find some sort of coolant expansion tank a different shape to the ones I’ve got as none of them seem to fit..


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Post by philhoward » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:01 pm

The game of 3D chess continues. Luckily the amount of bits left on the shelf continues to shrink..

Just chargecooler water plumbing to go now I’ve found a handy coolant expansion tank that is tall yet small in footprint.
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Post by reliant-reviver » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:20 pm

Do you enjoy paint by numbers books as well power chance Phil ? :lol:

Coming together. Look forward to it firing up with that supercharger whine...


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Post by philhoward » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:43 pm

I started off colour coded - red for coolant and black for boost then ran out of relevant hoses so it went back to “what have I got in stock”..


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Post by philhoward » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:55 pm

Aside from the bolts that hold the crossmember in and the dampers I think the “shelf that has the bits you need to fit” is finally empty. :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:

There’s still a few bolts to tighten (and a few more not on the shelf), but almost ready to add fluids and connect a battery...

Chargecooler cooling circuit plumbed in; just need to add a supply to the pump. Need to add some bonnet pins and possibly hinges.

Add in some front feet mountings for the cage and it might be ready for Curbs after all :w


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Post by philhoward » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:56 pm

Oh yes, pictures...
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Post by Benc » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:04 pm

Nice one Phil looking forward to seeing / hearing this at Curbs 8)



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Post by philhoward » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:08 pm

So am I :lol:


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Post by Corky » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:36 pm

Nice one Phil. Can’t wait to see it in action.


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Post by philhoward » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:32 pm

Corky wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Nice one Phil. Can’t wait to see it in action.
Might have to wait a bit longer..
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When you fill a system with fluids, it’s handy if they stay there :evil:
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Self inflicted - didn’t change the water pump when I had the front of the engine in bits last time.

Bugger.


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