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Motors I'm building my own car... UPDATE - Stoneliegh 2013

Discussion in 'General' started by GreatOldOne, 8 Sep 2005.

  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Trickyish - the large majority of kit cars (Chaterhams, Westies, Pilgrims etc) need to go through it. It's only the rebody jobs that don't, IIRC. I'm pretty sure that Oz would have gone through it with his Westie.
     
  2. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Pics, as promised.

    The radiator is sat on these two rubber mounts, that are bolted onto two cranked stand offs

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    the radiator is prevented from toppling backwards into the engine by this A frame

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    You can see the tops of the cranked standoffs in that pic as well - both they and the A frame are attached to the chassis via rivnuts.

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    there's plenty of room for an electric fan between the back of the rad and the water pump pullies.

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    The loom looks a lot smarter now it's been recovered in the loom tape.

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    The self amalgamating tape is the mat grey tape

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  3. speedfreek

    speedfreek What's a Dremel?

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    Getting closer, The wiring would be the worst part of it for me. That has to take patience. Keep on going, its looking nice.

    edit: Love the new avatar and title.
     
  4. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    What kind of fan are you going to use? What size will fit in your space?
     
  5. Lupo_IM

    Lupo_IM ItaliaModding staff

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    wow!!! great work!!! and great car!!!! ;-)
     
  6. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    I'll be using some type of Pacet fan - they mount directly to the radiator matrix, and do a variety of sizes & thickness.
     
  7. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    OWOWOwOWOOWOW WOOOOOOOOOOOOT

    DAMit best car on the whole world and kickass work

    and really this thing is the best

    good luck and show us update S
     
  8. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    I can't believe I missed this. I never really looked in the Motors forum, but now the layout has changed I have spotted this.

    Just read it from beginning to end, thats some damn fine work there GOO! I'm looking forward to seeing the end product :thumb:
     
  9. Ron Burgundy

    Ron Burgundy What's a Dremel?

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    While your working on electrics have you ever thought about installing the OBC which came in the e30? It's not very difficult and it would be cool to know your fuel consumption, average speed and ambient temperature. Good work by the way!
     
  10. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    No - I sold all the OBC gear. And I snipped off the OBC harness connector from the engine loom! :)

    I didn't think that the display / keypad would look right in something like the Sportster. The whole dash will be analogue gauges.
     
  11. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    I cant believe it, that engine looks brand spanking new. Such a great job you have done on it, makes me wonder it it looked that good when it came out the factory, somehow I doubt it looked that clean even out the factory.

    My car actually came factory with that type of tape all over the wiring in the engine. I personally think its a fantastic product but it looks kinda ugly in the engine bay. I want to cover it up with regular hose style wire loom but I haven't had the time.
     
  12. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    A little more progress.

    Now that the loom has been refurb'd, I've gotten round to installing it. I've tried to do this in such a way that the loom didn't need shortening (hence the positon it's ended up in). This also entailed making some stand offs to mount the ECU to.

    These where made from 10mm diameter Aluminium rod - 4 60mm lengths where cut, and then drilled (as near as dammit to central as I could get with my pillar drill - I don't have a lathe) & tapped to accept an M6 bolt:
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    The top of the chassis on the passenger side was then measured up (using the ECU as a template), and then 4 6mm holes where drilled:
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    The standoffs where bolted in place (after the holes got a dab of paint, and the paint had dried). The bolts got a dab'o'locktight.
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    Then the ECU was bolted to the standoffs - again a dose of locktight to stop them working loose.
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    The engine loom has to enter the cockpit somewhere. After looking at what all the other builders had done, I chose this location. It seems to be a popular place, and the loom easily reaches through and round the engine. Being up here also has the bonus of being reltively out of the way of any splashes of water that may get kicked up. A large 50mm diameter hole was chain drilled out, and all the rough bits where filed away. Again, paint and time to dry before fitting.
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    Once passed through, the loom was plugged into the ECU, and the free cable was secured to the chassis using some adhesive cable tie mounts and cable ties:
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    Then the other end of the loom was snaked to the various locations on the block - the alternator and pulse sensor:
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    Starter motor and IIRC the crank angle sensors:
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    And the injectors on top:
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    You can also see the un-terminated wires that will go to the oil pressure sender & the coolant temp sender

    The only things left to plug in are the Air Mass Flow sensor and the idle stabilisation valve. As the AMF isn't on the car yet, these have just been left loose along with a pair of relays (fuel and main) that will get anchored to the chassis at some point.
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  13. alastor

    alastor Minimodder

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    Great to see some more progress, very nice work as always :thumb:
     
  14. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Astounding, awe-inspiring work.
    If only i had enough money for my own crazy project like this!
     
  15. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Great job GOO, always good to see that email of an update in the thread.
     
  16. ComputerKing

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    Dam flickr website and facebook and some of that sites... Not working in UAE they blocked :( Dam I can't see the update... mmm I really want to see it

    Come on :( :wallbash: can you upload them on photobucket or even imageshack? I really want to see your car and know how you do it :D
     
  17. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Looks like you're getting close now GOO. I can hear your keys jingling from here! :D
     
  18. MRMOBEUS.

    MRMOBEUS. Voided Rev-Hoe-lutionary

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    Wow, I just read thru the whole lot and I'm impressed, Very impressed!
    Throughout you have shown exellent skills and resourcefullness, and It was an enjoyable read
    ( takes me back to my streetmachine subscription days lol )
    Anyway, I look forward to seeing an update sometime soon!

    Paul:)
     
  19. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    Wow, looking really good!
     
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    Nice wireing job there GOO.
     

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