steve200TDi

Steve200TDi's New Racer!!

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The silicone hoses turned up last week and so with a bit of pondering I came up with a plan and set too with the stanley knife and I came up with this:

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Just need to make some brackets for the snorkel and finish the end off as it will go across the roof, but apart from a bit of paint and jubilee clips that job is DONE!

Now I can sort out the front shock hoops and get them welded into position.

I've also been playing with a plasma cutter I borrowed as that's for the lower shock mounts.

The tube for the rear shock mounts has arrived and I've also received another parcel too.........it's got FOX on the box :D:wub::)

Steve

 

 

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I wish you'd get round to 'squirting it so you can delete that ratty old airflow meter, cluttering up the engine bay!

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To be fair, looking at the condition of the AFM multi-plug boot, you could probably delete it now and not notice :P 

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On 3/7/2017 at 3:58 PM, FridgeFreezer said:

I wish you'd get round to 'squirting it so you can delete that ratty old airflow meter, cluttering up the engine bay!

It's working fine at the moment!

If the forum wants to sponsor a Megasquirt install then I'm not stopping you!

I've spent all my money on shocks! More progress with those this week hopefully.

Steve

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Update time!

Shiny parts have arrived:

2.5 Fox remote reservoirs, 12 inch travel

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Tomcat front springs all round inline with Tomcat guidelines

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Paul from Tomcat was very helpful with recommending and advice for everything!

I borrowed a plasma cutter and my god it's so easy and useful, it's definitely going on the Christmas list!

As the lower shock mounts are welded to the axle the spring seats and spring seat mounts need to be trimmed.

In future I will invest in a pair of lighter shade goggles, as I was using my welding helmet on its lightest setting, hence the slightly jagged edges!

Spring seat cut:

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Spring seat mounts cleaned up and cut:

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With the chassis cleaned up I was ready to offer up the upper shock mounts, do loads of measuring and weld them on.

With a couple of pieces of angle clamped to the chassis I could rest the shock hoops on the chassis while I cycled the suspension and adjusted the hoops to suit.

I also shaped the lower mounts and offered those in position too. Once I was happy I tacked them, checked again and then fully welded them in position.

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Also welded in the lower spring seats.

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And then obviously had to fit the shock :D:D

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So the front suspension is done!

I will be making a strut brace between the hoops, but I'm unsure of what to do until I get the bonnet to fit again! I have a few ideas in mind.

So it's onto the rear shock mounts!

I had bought the tube, so I chopped a bit off and started shaping!

The Air die grinder with a burr worked quite effectively after hack sawing and filing the rough shape.

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One down, three to go. The positioning is going to be interesting as I need to make a jig to find the bolt position as it's in mid air!

Steve

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Enjoying watching this come together Steve. Some nice work.

Will have to try and get down to watch a race one time.

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