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Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 10th August 2016, 16:39
Replies: 3
Views: 6,790
Posted By Flip
The LHD Vortex GTR now has a Czech registration...

The LHD Vortex GTR now has a Czech registration plate. So anybody in CZ who wants to buy a Vortex GT while sterling is depressed can do so with confidence that it can be registered. Goto...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 4th June 2015, 12:29
Replies: 5
Views: 5,170
Posted By Flip
It may be a bit amateurish but I just took an...

It may be a bit amateurish but I just took an oversized nut and cut it diagonally to make two angled washers which I put either side of the bracket. Had to use a longer bolt.
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 6th April 2014, 17:45
Replies: 3
Views: 6,790
Posted By Flip
Left Hand Drive

For anybody who might be interested in building a Left Hand Drive Vortex, the first example will be at Stoneleigh on the 4th and 5th May 2014. It will not be the prettiest car there but it will be a...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 9th September 2013, 08:50
Replies: 8
Views: 6,324
Posted By Flip
LHD wiring changes

Stalks - (Thanks for your advice Eddy, chose Rover and haven't lost the auto-cancel facility on the indicators.)
Brake light, Brake fluid reservoir, Ignition, Instruments, earthing points, electric...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 19th July 2013, 06:41
Replies: 8
Views: 6,324
Posted By Flip
Greg. I have a loom from Phantom Engineering...

Greg.
I have a loom from Phantom Engineering which is again without a wiring diagram due to some kind of disagreement with the electrician. I assume you are RHD? I have a copy of the electrical...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 18th July 2013, 19:31
Replies: 8
Views: 6,324
Posted By Flip
When there isn't anything on the market, make it...

When there isn't anything on the market, make it yourself. In total frustration the flute was airflow designed and 3D printed in the Czech Republic. The LHD project continues with all cabin airflow...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 29th May 2013, 19:42
Replies: 8
Views: 6,324
Posted By Flip
Thanks for the contribution Eddy. Wrote to an...

Thanks for the contribution Eddy. Wrote to an American "airflow" expert who criticised some expensive German car manufacturers for their inability to demist properly. His ideal setup is very close to...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 19th May 2013, 12:20
Replies: 8
Views: 6,324
Posted By Flip
Demist effeciency

Doing the LHD version throws up all sorts of questions. I am unable to use the existing flutes into the demist plenum. I am concerned that any amendments may not come up to scratch. I am interested...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 7th September 2011, 16:05
Replies: 5
Views: 3,825
Posted By Flip
The Ultimate solution

I now have a cast aluminium casing for the door button. The button itself is from 50mm Aluminium rod. It is designed to only allow 10mm of travel by turning the bottom part down to a diameter of...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 20th July 2011, 07:29
Replies: 6
Views: 3,316
Posted By Flip
Learning from Eddy, I bought a bonnet catch with...

Learning from Eddy, I bought a bonnet catch with a built in switch. It was advertised as a Range Rover P38 bonnet catch latch sensor switch. I have since fitted it and it is fine. So switched bonnet...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 25th June 2011, 14:20
Replies: 6
Views: 3,316
Posted By Flip
Possible explanation for failure of safety catch

Been thinking about your accident. Most safety catches operate sideways or towards the front. The Vortex safety catch, as fitted on my machine, has a wide flat surface and operates towards the back...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 23rd June 2011, 18:49
Replies: 5
Views: 3,825
Posted By Flip
After the horse has bolted

My car was built by Phantom Engineering but even they are not perfect. Getting a photograph of the lock position is like trying to plat fog!:ballchain:

The attached are my best shots. The...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 23rd June 2011, 06:31
Replies: 6
Views: 3,316
Posted By Flip
OMG. What speed were you doing when that happend?...

OMG. What speed were you doing when that happend? What about the damage to the bonnet?
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 5th June 2011, 14:18
Replies: 5
Views: 3,825
Posted By Flip
Door buttons

Am I the only one to have problems with the door push buttons?

On my car, the window glass is exactly in line with the mechanism for releasing the door catch. This meant that every time I pushed...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 15th January 2011, 17:05
Replies: 2
Views: 4,112
Posted By Flip
Hi. Just to follow up the comment from Eddy P,...

Hi.
Just to follow up the comment from Eddy P, I have the Honda Auto version and I drive mine across France, Germany and into the Czech Republic. On the open road she is pure adrenalin and yet in...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 31st December 2009, 13:58
Replies: 11
Views: 7,989
Posted By Flip
Finally solved the problem:

At last I have got round to looking at the driveshaft pop out problem, having had it happen numerous times.

1. The rear engine mounting has 2 parts. a) The welded plate on the chassis and b) the...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 15th July 2009, 08:00
Replies: 11
Views: 7,989
Posted By Flip
It has happend again!!!!! The left hand drive...

It has happend again!!!!! The left hand drive shaft has popped out. It happened when there were two largish people in the car and, on this occassion, on an 'S' bend when wieght is being transferred...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 19th June 2009, 09:24
Replies: 28
Views: 8,607
Posted By Flip
You are veritable mine of information. Thanks....

You are veritable mine of information. Thanks. Will mention it in my next email to him. May the Vortex by with you forever.
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 18th June 2009, 08:48
Replies: 28
Views: 8,607
Posted By Flip
Going back to the initial problem on this thread,...

Going back to the initial problem on this thread, I noticed that my large rubber pipes going into and out of the radiator are beginning to crack! What about anybody else. Have I just got an old part...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 14th June 2009, 17:17
Replies: 4
Views: 3,602
Posted By Flip
A little bit more information might be helpful....

A little bit more information might be helpful. Mileage, history, etc. I will need one eventually but probably in 6 month's time. I suspect that is a little too late for you. If it doesn't shift...
Forum: General chatter 13th June 2009, 12:20
Replies: 4
Views: 3,227
Posted By Flip
Hi. There is a kit car called a "Mini Ranger"...

Hi.
There is a kit car called a "Mini Ranger" for sale on ebay. Item number 200351019743.

Is it like yours?
Flip
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 11th June 2009, 18:28
Replies: 9
Views: 7,099
Posted By Flip
The wrong sized lights

Thanks for the thought. Under normal circumstance I would do as you have suggested but.......... mine's the Pearl one. No chance to touch up scratches let alone fill and respray. Mine was put...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 9th June 2009, 05:36
Replies: 9
Views: 7,099
Posted By Flip
Thanks for that. OK - so its 94 - 96. Sod's law...

Thanks for that. OK - so its 94 - 96. Sod's law prevails. I have ordered 92 - 93. Anybody want any clear Toyota Celica 92 - 93 clear front indicator lights? Going cheap!!!!!!!!!
Flip
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 7th June 2009, 18:14
Replies: 9
Views: 7,099
Posted By Flip
Red face Clear front indicators

Ooops Tell me more. Chris never mentioned anything about this. It might well be that I have thrown a few quid down the drain. Ordered some lights from the USA. Never mind - life is an expensive...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 6th June 2009, 16:03
Replies: 9
Views: 7,099
Posted By Flip
Toyota clear front indicators

If anyone is interested there are a pair of clear indicator lights going on ebay for not a lot of money. See item 160340083183. I would have gone for them myself only its UK delivery only. Good luck
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