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Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 22nd August 2014, 15:52
Replies: 5
Views: 3,873
Posted By GJGB
I've attached a drawing of what I'm proposing......

I've attached a drawing of what I'm proposing... if I can upload it!

Cheers
Greg
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 22nd August 2014, 12:18
Replies: 5
Views: 3,873
Posted By GJGB
Having chopped the old mounts off and measured in...

Having chopped the old mounts off and measured in place, it looks like the rack-mounting holes would drop by more like 30 - 40 mm using the existing mounting plates rewelded.

Also, the new hole...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 21st August 2014, 18:12
Replies: 5
Views: 3,873
Posted By GJGB
Steering Rack Brackets Mod

Seems the original position of the steering rack mounting brackets (angled 30 degrees upward) gives the knuckle in the steering column an excessive angulation. As I understand it, these UJ's are...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 14th August 2014, 14:44
Replies: 3
Views: 3,132
Posted By GJGB
Ed, Thanks for the response. Ordered...

Ed,

Thanks for the response.

Ordered the rack and pinion from Rally Design today. They're a good price at under 100 delivered. Thought getting the rack apart was going to require special tools...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 13th August 2014, 21:55
Replies: 3
Views: 3,132
Posted By GJGB
Corsa Column

Well, I'm going with the Corsa C Column on Chris G-S advice. Rather than redrill the front hubs to speed up the steering ratio (if it turns out to be too slow) I reckon the easy way is a Quafe quick...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 2nd August 2014, 09:21
Replies: 1
Views: 3,338
Posted By GJGB
Headlamp Electrics

Well, I've been playing with the (Vortex) loom spread over the chassis for a couple of weeks and am making progress.

The ten-page Vortex installation pictorial MS Doc at least gives an indication...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 11th December 2013, 16:12
Replies: 1
Views: 3,764
Posted By GJGB
GTR body lift with hoist?

Hi all,

I'd like to test fit the body onto the chassis now all the running gear is in place but am not keen on the "four strong blokes, one on each wheel arch" approach as it looks a bit...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 3rd September 2013, 19:23
Replies: 3
Views: 3,472
Posted By GJGB
Ed, Many thanks for the info. It will save...

Ed,

Many thanks for the info. It will save me further delays in my build if I don't have to b*gger about fitting a supplementary electric pump. I reckon cutting the extra slots can be done after...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 16th August 2013, 20:57
Replies: 1
Views: 3,653
Posted By GJGB
C 27 Gtr

Who built this one?

I'd appreciate a few mins to talk about
1. The lettering on the back ("liquid letters" or something like that?)
2. The grille on the front
3. The cowelled in headlamps
...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 23rd July 2013, 15:42
Replies: 3
Views: 3,472
Posted By GJGB
GTR cooling a bit marginal?

I see that with a 300+ bhp engine the cooling required an electric pump :shock: but have many of you other guys decided that was the way to go?

I'm judging the GTR cooling is a bit marginal (now...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 19th July 2013, 19:00
Replies: 8
Views: 5,017
Posted By GJGB
Phil, Thanks for the offer of the pdf but I...

Phil,

Thanks for the offer of the pdf but I already have a hard copy of the original manual for the electrics. I should have been clearer - I was suggesting you might find it useful if you hadn't...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 18th July 2013, 23:25
Replies: 1
Views: 3,112
Posted By GJGB
Seat Slides / Recaro

I've got some rather nice Recaro seats and have been looking for mountings / slides.

Checking the seats out in the car shows that I sure as hell don't need them raised! I'm looking at the Recaro...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 18th July 2013, 23:16
Replies: 8
Views: 5,017
Posted By GJGB
Very impressive! Having abandoned my...

Very impressive!



Having abandoned my build for some time, I resumed recently and electrics is what I am on right now. I'm building a basic 827 engined manual gearbox version and I have a...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 4th July 2013, 22:06
Replies: 4
Views: 3,582
Posted By GJGB
Eddy, Many thanks for your input. After a...

Eddy,

Many thanks for your input. After a bit of experimentation I concluded that the black was the negative wire on these fans so you are absolutely right.

I'm now happily (?) modding the loom...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 27th June 2013, 13:39
Replies: 4
Views: 3,582
Posted By GJGB
Boy, that was a dumb question when I sat and...

Boy, that was a dumb question when I sat and thought about it for a few minutes.

I put a battery charger to the connectors and it runs one way connected positive to the blue wire and it runs...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 27th June 2013, 13:01
Replies: 4
Views: 3,582
Posted By GJGB
Cooling Fans Wiring

Greetings good people.

Not been in here for quite a while as my Vortex has sat unloved and festering in garage (rolling chassis) and garden (bodyshell) for rather a long time!!

But, for various...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 3rd October 2006, 08:22
Replies: 84
Views: 43,444
Posted By GJGB
Good question! Mine, which is a pretty early one...

Good question! Mine, which is a pretty early one (4 or 5 depending on what you go by), has a tubular one that bolts diagonally across the top of the engine bay.

No sign of any bottom one - either...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 2nd October 2006, 10:27
Replies: 3
Views: 3,803
Posted By GJGB
I'd agree with you that the jag ones are not...

I'd agree with you that the jag ones are not really my taste either!
I think I'll stick with them for now to get the b***er built but would be interested to hear what you're trying to fit instead?...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 1st October 2006, 23:01
Replies: 84
Views: 43,444
Posted By GJGB
You dropped the lump in through the top???? ...

You dropped the lump in through the top???? Don't Norman's instructions say to lift the chassis over the lump and install from the bottom? Maybe you did do it that way and left out a few pictures in...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 28th September 2006, 21:13
Replies: 6
Views: 3,957
Posted By GJGB
Thanks, mate. By the sounds of it, I may as...

Thanks, mate.

By the sounds of it, I may as well stick with the "easy" option and keep the paddle style ones.

Maybe I'll hide them behind a nice steering wheel!

Cheers
Greg
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 27th September 2006, 14:34
Replies: 6
Views: 3,957
Posted By GJGB
Are you saying that early Mk2's have plug...

Are you saying that early Mk2's have plug compatible stalks? Are they round stalks rather than the "paddle shaped" early ones (as they look to be on my electronic parts catalogue)?
Thanks for the...
Forum: General Build Chat 27th September 2006, 08:56
Replies: 3
Views: 2,768
Posted By GJGB
I don't have enough breadth of experience to...

I don't have enough breadth of experience to answer that directly. I guess it does depend on your own level of knowledge and skill as to how easy or hard it is.

"Kit cars" are not, in my limited...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 26th September 2006, 14:40
Replies: 6
Views: 3,957
Posted By GJGB
It's all Mk1 - to fit with the loom that...

It's all Mk1 - to fit with the loom that Phantom's electrician made. Seemingly all the "factory" looms are based on Mk1 wiring.

Does anyone know if the Mk2 stalks are plug compatible with the Mk1...
Forum: Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds 26th September 2006, 14:35
Replies: 84
Views: 43,444
Posted By GJGB
I put a length of 6x4 timber through the door...

I put a length of 6x4 timber through the door apertures (with blocks so it lifts on the built-in steel cage) and used a couple of strops and an engine crane to lift my bodyshell off the chassis I...
Forum: General Build Chat 23rd September 2006, 17:17
Replies: 3
Views: 2,768
Posted By GJGB
In general, manufactures provide both...

In general, manufactures provide both instructions and drawings / photos in a "build manual". Quality and completeness seems to vary a lot and for my next build I will start by checking out the build...
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