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Ste
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14th May 14 at 04:16   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So got the pedal box finished and painted. It is designed to take a Wilwood m/c for the clutch and the original mx5 brake m/c



I reached the big milestone of mounting the engine and gearbox.

















Only problem so far is the alternator is right in the way of the steering shaft. My only real solution is to route the shaft under the alternator. Did think about swapping alternator to other side, but wanted the space round there for a turbo in the future.

So fabricated a bracket and mounted a bearing carrier the end result is solid.








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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Great update mate
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Not updated this in ages, not because I've been doing nothing, just not bothered updating the build thread.

Got some body panels temp fitted to check clearances






Built a battery bay at the bottom of the passenger footwell. Also houses the ecu. accessed via a hinged panel in the engine bay (not shown)



Engine and box have come out to be cleaned up, painted and checked over with new seals etc.

This shows the de-oxidising gel removing the rust from the block. Awesome stuff and very very effective



Bought myself a zinc plating kit so have been restoring all sorts of parts then wrapping them up ready for final build later on.

Here's the plating tank



Nuts, bolts etc post plating and yellow/gold passivate





Hub carriers were done in clear passivate as were the alternator brackets and bolts





Also, stripped and rebuilt the rear prop shafts, and hubs which were all plated and look brand new again.



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.
boylers11
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Looking good! I'm liking the attention to detail. Can you post up the spec of the plating kit please?
I'm rushing to get mine finished to use over autumn, then I'm tempted to rebuild it again, plating parts over the winter.
Keep the detailed updates coming please!
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Awesome work!


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quote:
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Looking good! I'm liking the attention to detail. Can you post up the spec of the plating kit please?
I'm rushing to get mine finished to use over autumn, then I'm tempted to rebuild it again, plating parts over the winter.
Keep the detailed updates coming please!


I used the 10 litre kit from here
http://gaterosplating.co.uk/Zinc-Plating-kit.php
and bought the acid pickle too.

Easy enough to do with a little patience. And if you fuck it up, it's easy to put it back in the acid to strip the zinc off and try again.


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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Cool, thanks. Can't believe how cheap that kit is! Think it'll be going on my birthday list, lol.
Have you got an estimated completion date?
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What's the latest on this or have I missed something?
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Loads, come on loads since the last updates, I'll give Ste a poke to make a few posts.


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quote:
Originally posted by Ian
Loads, come on loads since the last updates, I'll give Ste a poke to make a few posts.
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Howdy

Been a long long time since I've updated this thread but a lot of work has gone on since the last update.

I've also had a baby and moved house in the mean time.

I've re-made my upper front wishbones to the book spec as the originals I made with camber adjusters built in but didn't like how they turned out.

Moving out my old garage:



New garage:



Car in there, temp wheels for moving it and dummy shocks



Bought my wheels, pro race 1.2 in satin black. 15"





Battery and ecu bay in front passenger footwell



Loads of time has been spent on the wiring loom, I've used the original mx5 loom but made loads of changes and mods to it.

Everything is working so far



LED side repeaters. Will need to be removed and repositioned in the front mudguard as they fail the IVA test as they are obscured from the rear by the rear indicator



Billet aluminium pedals from OBP with remote adjustment





Fog and reverse lights mounted to rear tub along with numberplate light



Had these seats made by intatrim in telford. GRP shells with padding in black vinyl. Really comfy and surprisingly light





Wilwood Ultralite 4 pots up front, rears are Audi S3 aluminium calipers, light and have a good handbrake function



[Edited on 03-12-2015 by Ste]


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Deffo didn't build those brakes and wheels, bought imo
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Great update, you've been cracking on! Congrats on the baby too. How do the remote adjusting pedals work?
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See the two holes behind the brake pedal?




It has two master cylinders, one for front brakes, one rear. they are connected to the pedal by a bar with a bearing that can be moved side to side via a cable to the dash to adjust how much pressure the pedal acts on each cylinder.




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Ahh that's cool. Be be great being able to adjust it yourself. Mine has a bias bar, but it relies on the pressure left in the system to decide how much pressure to apply.
Have you got a completion date in mind?
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Hopefully for the next summer, but depends how much time I can get on it.


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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Passed IVA 2 weeks ago and here are a few pics of my finished Haynes.

It is using a 1.8 mx5 engine














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.
Ste
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Still not found a gear knob i like


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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Ford puma gearknob
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I have one for sale, freshly polished
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Wrong thread pitch in the puma knob. Already tried one


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