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sand-eel
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17th Jan 11 at 16:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are any of those aeroquip fittings, snap on connections for quick removal? As its a known fact that the quick snap on/off connectors reduce flow, which is not good for a car like this.
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quote:
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Are any of those aeroquip fittings, snap on connections for quick removal? As its a known fact that the quick snap on/off connectors reduce flow, which is not good for a car like this.


No they are designed for high performance use, not snap on quick removal things.

See HERE


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Any more updates Daniel
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Another little update to keep things up to date.

Hamish has had half the fittings and hose delivered, which is to do all the fuel lines. The oil lines are to follow at the end of the month as they had to be ordered in. Everything is from Torques who sell on ebay. Got a superb deal on the bulk order and he has been super helpful if anybody else is looking for a supplier.

The hose is all PTFE lined to stop the fuel vapours from getting out. The fittings are all swivel ones and in black as he thought the blue and red looked slightly tacky!

So starting at the back of the car. Holley fuel pump lifts out of the ATL tank and this feeds the swirl pot through a pre filter. There are then twin bosch 044 10 bar fuel pumps pulling from there. They feed twin fuel filters and then into a Y piece. The swirl pot has a fuel sampling connection on the return to the tank. This means that at events the scrutineers can take a fuel sample by pushing on the dry break coupling.









From the boot the lines go through into the cabin using bulkhead fittings. The feed lines goes directly to the front bulkhead. The return goes through a cooler under the floor.









From inside the cabin it passes into the engine bay through more bulkhead fittings. Into the fuel rail, and then back around into the fuel pressure regulator. Excuse the mess, he hadn't had a clean up since drilling all the holes!





So thats the fuel set up sorted apart from some tidying up and tieing down. He is aware some of the hoses need something wrapped around them to stop them wearing through other bits. Hopefully the fuel set up will be good for any power he needs and shouldn't suffer from any surge.

He's picked up a couple of other bits recently, firstly a brand new clutch master cylinder, which had a HEL line made up for it when the brake lines were done:



Yesterday he also picked up a couple more 8" ronals, that gives him a couple of spares now. Think he will fit some drag racing tyres to them eventually.



So that brings everything upto date. The intercooler is due this coming week. That means he can get on with the boost pipes and get everything away for welding.


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What size fuel lines has he used ?? An -8??
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Quality as always
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quote:
Originally posted by Daniel_Corsa
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Originally posted by sand-eel
Are any of those aeroquip fittings, snap on connections for quick removal? As its a known fact that the quick snap on/off connectors reduce flow, which is not good for a car like this.


No they are designed for high performance use, not snap on quick removal things.

See HERE


You can get quick release hose fittings that are high enough performance for F1 teams to choose. Can't for the life of me remember who makes them though, they're advertised in Race Car Engineer usually...
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Need an update, can you get us a weekly one pretty please?
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God how much money has been spent on it?
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Thought it was about time for a small update.

The oil lines are now all run through the car:



















He then moved onto building the turbo brace:







Finally the intercooler turned up, still waiting on the boost pipes then he can get on with the boost pipework.





Hopefully Hamish will get all the pipe work finished off and get it away for welding this month then its just down to wiring and getting it fired up!




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cannot wait to hear this starting! going to be an animal
Graham88
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This really is mental!
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Any more updates on this?
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Any more updates on this?
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my gosh this is a proper project!

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Took a while to get the intercooler mounted as its such a bloody big thing. He made a new bar which comes down from the chassis legs to underneath the intercooler.

As well as holding the intercooler its going to hold the front of the sump guard.



Made it so that the metal holding the intercooler is hidden behind the bumper.



Once it was mounted he made up the 3" boost pipes:





Sent them away with a load of other parts he had been making to be tig welded. whilst he was waiting for the welding. He got some stainless ties for the driveshafts, a job he's been putting off for a while:





This week picked everything up from welding.

First the exhaust:











See through silencers!



Seriously tight with the 3.5" downpipe and seperate wastegate pipe:





Boost pipes with tial blow off valve:







Bleed nuts welded into the 90 degree water pipe bends that come through the front bulkhead into the engine bay:



Had to have the pro alloy swirl pot cut up so he could get the twin pumps joined directly onto it due to lack of space to get everything in the boot:





-12 welded onto the bottom of the dry sump tank so the oil can be dropped out through the floor rather than removing the tank.



Water header and oil catch tank that he made up and had welded with all the rest:







-12 stainless fitting welded onto the 90 degree bend in the boot for the header tank to drop into:



Tanks will sit equally in the boot one on each side:





So that brings everything upto date.

He's very happy with all the welding done, but has decided the alloy bits could do with blasting to remove the oxidisation and give them more of a matt finish. He has also ordered a sheet of 5mm alloy plate which is going to make up a sump guard as the front edge of the sump looks very vunerable. It will also stregthen up the front end by tieing the subframe into the front bar under the intercooler. It should give worry free driving when giving it some stick and also make jacking the front up very easy to get it onto the sill stands.




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Wowzers!
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Is there anything not new on this this mans pockets must be DEEP!!!
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quote:
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Is there anything not new on this this mans pockets must be DEEP!!!


i was thinking the same, at the moment though i am eager to hear it, eta on turnover?
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Pretty much everything is new, or custom made. Alot of money and hours going into it but will always be worth more , than he's put in (IMO)

Needs to make a loom, finish few bits off but I'd imagine it will make all the right noises before long!


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stunning as always
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Hamish went over to see Simon and Olly at Solway blast cleaning after work today. They are the lads that blasted the shell and lots of engine/ chassis parts for him. All the alloy parts were blased with glass powder and have come out very nicely, no more oxidisation or shineyness!









Also waiting on some wheel studs to land from America and then he can get the car back onto its wheels again!

The sump guard. The front edge of the sump has a vertical face and sits quite low at the front which Hamish didn't fancy smashing off. So he bought a sheet of 5mm alloy and had it cut and bent to shape. It bolts onto the subframe at the back and the front goes onto the front chassis leg brace:







Sits just under the sump.



He's very happy with how it has come out. The car can be jacked up using the sump guard. It will take any hit its likely to get in normal use and has added a good bit of strength to the front end. It just needs some sand paper over it to take away the shine and it will be done.

Next it was onto the exhaust. Firstly the downpipe and wastegate pipe were wrapped to keep the heat away from the vital bits.





Then got the rest of it mounted, He knows the V band clamps need turning so they arn't pointing to the ground, it was just on for a test. The inner wing and underneath have been covered with heat reflective tape in an effort to keep the paint intact and the cabin cool.









Also got a couple of fabric towing straps. Bolted the rear on.



Having a few problems finding a place for the front one. Most places he has tried if it was pulled up or down it would destroy the front bumper, so he is working on that at the moment.




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Wish i had not only the cash but the skills for a project like this. Brilliant work
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Thanks for the update, coming along nicely it seems
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must be close to turning the beast over now dan, which i hope will mean you will have some videos

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