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Show us your Kit Cars You've just taken 2 years to build your pride and joy, right? Then why not show it off here. Let us see your creations.

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Old 1st July 2009, 10:05
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Serial number inspection is on Tuesday they accepted the paperwork
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Old 8th July 2009, 08:18
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all registered, taxed and road legal on a current 09 plate

Just need to remake a hose over the weekend and should be ready to rock
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Old 8th July 2009, 12:57
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Yepppee.

Well done mate.

Always a good feeling when you can drive it on the road legally.

Just need the weather to pick up a bit. But I bet that won't stop you popping out with your new plates!
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Old 21st August 2009, 15:55
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It's been a while since I posted an update, still not turned a wheel in anger - but with good reason, I accidently ripped out the old ECU and bought one of these:


Then I found I was up to by eyeballs in this:




Then thought "I should do this properly" so blew the budget on these:

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Old 24th September 2009, 12:51
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amazing car. yo created.congrats.
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Old 14th October 2009, 08:41
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Default Engine sensor loom progress

Although still not quite finished, here are a few photos of the wiring loom in progress...

Each wire has been colour coded with heat shrinkable "idents" to allow easy diagnosis of problems and allow tracability throughout the system - it also allows you have 100+ different colour codes so you never have to have the same coloured wire twice

Wires all coded up, crimped and ready to be inserted into the connector


The motorsport connector (20mm diameter!)


Close up of the sensor ends of the loom


The engine loom ready for the sensor connectors


Just need to finish off the sensor connectors then there's 8 other loom sections to build!
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Old 14th October 2009, 09:06
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Looking good Chris.

I know how you feel. Takes a lot of time to do the wiring and get right.

Trouble with the wiring is, once finished and looking neat, people don't realise what work has gone into it and the amount of hours involved.
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Old 18th December 2009, 14:58
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Nearly complete...

Rear engine bay power harness to fuel pumps and accusump


Rear engine bay sensor harness to oil pressure & temp. fuel pressure, lambda, fuel level and rear wheel speed sensors


Wheel speed sensor connector


Connectors passing through rear bulkhead


Auxillary sensor connector for future proof expansion


Souriau connector with wiring inserted


Harness being laid up in the cockpit


Should fire up before christmas
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Old 18th December 2009, 15:23
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fingers crossed Chris all goes well for Christmas.

Talk some video of it's first start up.
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Old 18th December 2009, 15:35
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Will do I think I'll save the wiring up of the digital dash for later once I've run the engine in as I'll be running it on the laptop during that time doing some road mapping
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Old 6th February 2010, 18:55
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Been laid up with 3 slipped discs so progress had pretty much slowed to a stop, but this week I've been doing 1/2 and hour a day just finishing off the small jobs that always get put off, so here's a few pix of progress to date:

Engine bay:

Wiring loom 90% finished:


Closeup of some of the pipework:

Front end off to make a cowl for the radiator(s):


I've already had the DTA running with the loom off the car so (fingers crossed) it should work now it's in!
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Old 6th February 2010, 20:06
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Looking good Chris.

Those silicon hoses look nice and brighten up the engine bay.

Hope you get better soon.
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Old 19th February 2010, 12:31
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Just got my custom radiators, all copper/brass for durability rather than lightness!! (and cost!)

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2 core Charge Cooler Rad:

3 core Engine Coolant Rad:


The charge cooler rad fixes to the main rad with the fans bolted onto a mounting flange on the front of the main rad. The flaps that are on the main rad are also to fit the cowling to guide the flow from the front grill openings

Got some fibreglass arriving later so will make the cowling out of that
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Old 19th February 2010, 17:19
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They look meaty! Should have no trouble cooling there!
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Old 19th February 2010, 17:22
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a total thickness of about 115mm
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Old 3rd March 2010, 11:36
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Quick update, so far so good, the engine has oil and water in it for the first time since November 2007!
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Old 5th March 2010, 14:46
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it lives

Road testing next week hopefully
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Old 5th March 2010, 15:00
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Great stuff. Can you take some video of it started? Would love to hear it.
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Old 5th March 2010, 19:29
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Will do, it looks like I've got a couple of oil leaks I need to sort first and there's one follower that hasn't filled with oil yet so I'll get that lot done early next week
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Old 5th March 2010, 22:21
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Teething problems. We all have them.

Can't test for leaks etc until she's started and under pressure.

I had the same with oil and water. God that oil is under some amount of pressure. Especially when it goes all over the engine bay and floor!
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