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Author Engine fires for the first time - better pics page 3
Ste
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It has been nearly 5 years since me and ian went to robin hood to collect my kit car.

The build has been somewhat slow due to a number of factors, but recently started working on it again and threw some more cash at the car.

The result being that i had all the bits collected to refurb the engine and get it fitted into the car properly.

Basic spec is:

robin hood 2b, (lotus 7 replica)
early c20xe running weber 45's and megajolt ignition.

once we figured the firing order, as the ford EDIS ignition module (that the megajolt is based on) fires a different sequence to vauxhall, it fired on its first crank.

Here is the VIDEO

sound is crap as it was filmed on my phone, and the exhaust isnt built yet so its straight out the 4branch.

Planning on finishing it by end of may this year.

ive got a build diary on my site http://www.kitcarbuilder.co.uk

any comments welcome

[Edited on 23-02-2008 by Ste W]

[Edited on 23-02-2008 by Ste W]

[Edited on 17-03-2008 by Ian]

[Edited on 18-03-2008 by Ian]


I would rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
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looks like it could be fun

but plz for the love of god gett beter quality vids next time

good luck finishing it
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ya, vid is crapolo but in the heat of the moment i didn't want to run back in the house for the camcorder and delay the start


I would rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
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i didnt know this was even beeing built
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Weight saving for the win.
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impressive
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and here it is as of tonight



bit of an improvement but a lot heavier, nearly 600kg now

oh well it works out as being the same as a corsa sport with 360bhp


I would rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
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Fair play, what's the spec to get it to 360bhp?
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They mean with regards of power to weight.

A corsa sport would have to have 360bhp to match the same power to weight as the kit car.

Looks good guys
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Two steering wheels

Looks cool
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haha yeah that would be scary, ian with a steering wheel in his hands whilst a car is in motion!!


I would rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
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again, sound and vid quality are very bad but we needed evidence of it moving under its own steam for the first time

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clicky2

and yes, in the last vid i did beach it getting in the garage, ride hight needs sorting.

[Edited on 23-02-2008 by Ste W]


I would rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
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cant wate to see it finished

vid quality
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Vid was on my phone, we'll get proper ones when it isn't dark and the car has brakes.

Its getting painted on the 15th as well so I would imagine that'll need its own thread and lots of smiling by Ste

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quote:
Originally posted by Ian
Vid was on my phone, we'll get proper ones when it isn't dark and the car has brakes.


[Edited on 02-03-2008 by Ian]


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Update - back from the painters today and looking FANTASTIC.

The pic doesn't even do it justice, it looks absolutely awesome.

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very sexy... No plans for a second seat?
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Yeah that's just not refitted, just had the one while it was going in to the bodyshop.

That pic is mid-refit. Exhaust, wishbones, lights, indicators were all off.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ian


Weight saving for the win.


is that a shell suit or overalls?
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Ace. Should have done it orange and black to go with a certain colour scheme
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They're scouse overalls haha

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quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
is that a shell suit or overalls?


Hes a scouser probaly a shell suit

wish i had the space and time to do something like this though

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Yeah I like orange but that blue is also rather lovely.

Those overalls are genuine FK Automotive pit suit I'll have you know.
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hmm ok

wheres your afro and big muzzy?
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is it ste's or a joint project?

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