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

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

  1. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    It picks up engine speed I believe to reign in the steering assistance if your accelerating hard. i.e if someone was to dump the clutch the steering would be offering full assistance whilst in a stationary position and would continue to supply it until the threshold lower speed limit has been achieved to start reducing the assistance.

    It's a double check system.

    Those little corsa's did get some very nice engines for the size of car, Corsa C got a 1.8L 125hp lump from the astra, previous to that a 1.6 GSI wasn't to be sniffed at either. (personally I wouldn't own a small vauxhall or ford, the french do small better.)
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Indeed - had a good encounter with a modded 1.8 C over winter, normally they're not quick enough to keep up, but this one had cams etc. Went well!
     
  3. GreatOldOne

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    Santa came early this year, and left this under the tree for vikki:

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    A new polished header tank, made by the same chap who did my washer bottle. He followed my drawings (well, most of them - he did weld the top plate on back to front, but when I pointed it out he split the top off again, turned it round and welded it back on. You'd never know from looking at it!)

    Also, I've been busy polishing:

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    It probably needs another going over to get it really bright. Then it's onto the air intake manifold! :)
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Ooh, nice. Although the welding on the tank could be prettier. :p

    Are you going polish-mad on us now GOO?
     
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    I'm more Autosol than man, now. :hip:

    Welding is prettier than anything I could manage. :lol:
     
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    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    ;)
     
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    The reflection in that photograph is rather unfortunate, but everything else looks excellent. Is she hibernating for long?
     
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    LOL! Rep for that PureSilver....
     
  11. GreatOldOne

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    Until we have good weather again. I have a long list of jobs to do:

    Sort out the high idle
    Fit the new header tank
    Finish polishing the throttle, and do the air intake manifold
    Fit the racelogic traction control system I won on eBay a few days ago.
    Start assembling the Hybrid BMW / Corsa PAS column using the parts I've machined at engineering class
    Build the arduino based controller for the above, and program it.

    It's going to be a busy winter. ;)
     
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    Some nice progress there!

    In some ways it's a shame about the ePAS not fitting, after all that work, but it'll drive better without it. ;)

    TCS looks good - I've heard of Racelogic's CS being stellar before, certainly confirmed now!

    I would've thought the ECU learning would be something you'd know by now GOO - mine idles and drives noticeably worse for the first few miles, then when it's been warmed and taken up the revs a bit it settles down again. Amazing machines are standard ECU's, with their fancy transient learning etc, makes aftermarket ECU's look like toys!
     
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    Ah, no. Obviously ;)

    In my defense, the old ECU didn't have a learning mode... :)
     
  15. Krikkit

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    Out of interest what's the ratio you've got on at the moment? Apparently the quicker Z3 racks are a straight-fit for E30's, so if you fancied something a bit snappier it wouldn't be hard to do.
     
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    It's not a BMW rack at all - it's a Ford sourced one (Sierra, I think) that Marlin supply with the kit. 2.5 turns lock to lock, IIRC.
     
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    Ah, I see. 2.5 turns is plenty on 195+ section!
     
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    Congratulations are in order! Although I've got to say, it turns out that motoring in the period Vikki's styled after was actually a lot more complicated and refined than Marlin want you to believe (DO NOT STOP WATCHING BEFORE 2:30):

     
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    The French: purveyors of wacky voitures since the dawn of motoring... ;)

    It does have a slight wiff of deux cheavaux about it... And I expected to see Mr Burns get out of it at the end. :D
     
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