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Old 12-14-2014, 04:39 PM
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Evening all...

Been putting this off for a while now (i hate drilling spotwelds!)







next up.. more exhaust..

Purge gear setup





Leaves it all clean inside



Need to order some wadding and work out how to hang it..

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Old 01-01-2015, 06:11 PM
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Just a quicky..

Discovered there may be a small clearance issue with the bulkhead connector:



now, i wont name names as to who decided to put it there but its not where i'd asked and quite frankly there a thundercunt!..

So i machined up some delrin blocks and clamped them tight against the bulkhead and hauled the bitch up:



fingers crossed that'll sort it!!!

Threw the engine harness in, lengths all look good, still some bits to terminate/dr25 shrink but all in all mega chuffed:








and there ya have it..

2014 is just about done, so.. happy new year! In terms of the rattlebox it started off pretty shit with yet another let down on the wiring but has ended with a surge (albeit slow)

Have fun peeps
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:43 PM
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Pretty cool.

I'm just now noticing those metal shielding cups on your torch, how do you like it.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:31 PM
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peugeot 106 (euro-trash)

I don't for one moment believe that all this work is for a Sunday afternoon drive, with a roll cage? Come on man own up.

From across the pond!
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Old 01-02-2015, 02:55 PM
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Pretty cool.

I'm just now noticing those metal shielding cups on your torch, how do you like it.
haha yeah the Chris Davenport Ti cup.. i got it thru a friend of mine over in the states (Drew @ Dimes fabrication) its pretty good but you do need a LOT of gas going through it to take advantage

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I don't for one moment believe that all this work is for a Sunday afternoon drive, with a roll cage? Come on man own up.

From across the pond!
Haha i'm serious man... the brief was always - build a toy to hustle my arse across the back roads as safetly and quick as possible... the twisty roads i use mean even in a McLaren you'd sturggle to get above 100mph anywhere so handling and chassis were always priority over power..
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:12 AM
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Afternoon....

Ive been tinkering!!

Those with LONG memories will remember the exhaust was like this:



Well for various reasons.. it now looks like this:



Brackets cut off, modified, turned through 90, re-tacked...

Couldnt find any 8mm bar though so this is as far as hanging the sucker got:



Stu
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:00 PM
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Hallelujah..

Exhaust - done..

Made a hanger:




Buzzed that on and filled the can:




finished up the centre pipe:




Penetration looked ok:




Fitted up:







And stuck the girl back on the floor:

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Old 03-14-2015, 08:12 PM
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:03 PM
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Hello everyone.. time has been flying past..

But last week i got sent these pics:






Which means!!!!!!

https://youtu.be/TfuII_J6W3I


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Old 06-04-2015, 04:25 PM
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I heard some motors and solenoids going. Nice to see signs of life! How far is it from running under its own power?
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:59 PM
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Hey everyone... apologies fir the lack.of updates.. its been pretty slow going until recently.. work and parenthood have taken a higher importance that the project... however...

A while back i had a call from the satchell boys asking if i could do some laser cutting for them ASAP, which of course, i happily obliged.. the parts were for a reinforcing kit for the rear wishbone pickup on the shell..

My fee????

Well.... i got a set cut for myself while i did them...

These need welding in and the tubes cut down..



The wiper motor was terminated to fit in with the harness, the original sleeving cut off and replaced with DR25.. i noticed where the wires come out of the sealing compound on the unit the wire insulation has broken away exposing bare wires, i mentioned this to Sean and he's left me some Raychem.. errr.. gunk.. that i need to mix up and smear over it all to reseal and reinforce the wires..







After going thru all the lighting and ancillary circuits and ticking them off.. it was time to look at the engine bay side of things..

I still need to input the data for the KAsensors air temp and the oil pressure sensors.. i'm also waiting on a gasket for the fuel cell top plate so holding off putting petrol in..

But i can confirm it cranks over and is firing... so thats a good sign!!!


https://youtu.be/-Jv9zT4No88


Before i can fill the tank... i needed a gasket for the top plate.. so a call to ATL saw that sorted.. while i was waiting i drew up a new nutring in CAD, had it laser cut at work.. fitted new hex shank nutserts.. and grabbed some bolts and washers.. a few different types so i can see what i prefer the look of.. lol.. this is why things take so long!! Most of the parts I MAKE!!! And even the tiny details cause me hours of thought!!





Ive also finalised the last 3 power cables i need making so they can get underway too.. just need to order a 90 terminal...




I also threw the SpecialistComponents and RaceTechnology software onto the laptop and had a play...



Then got scared and decided to leave it to someone else!!!




The final power cables have been made from some super flexi 25mm2 cable...

Master switch to bulkhead
Bulkhead to starter
Starter to alternator

All dr25 sleeved and of course with THAT connector..[/quote]



Some bits fell off...

Its a bugger when that happens..












Anyhow, got the revised tow strap anchor fully welded:



Where the 2 connecting bars for the gear linkage pass thru the bulkhead i welded 2 spigot tubes so i can fit gaiters to seal it up:



Finally, finished up the bias pedalbox.. after a bit of trial and error the mock up pedal was remade, jig'd and fabricated:


















after a morning at 'work work' i popped down the folks to do some 'work'






Yesssssssss

They're fitted...







Got the shell spun over and the exhaust hangers welded fully- forgot pics though sorry..


Handbrake reinforcing plate was next. The one i had made was a bit heavy and didnt fit that well.. so..

1.5mm bit of crgp sheet:



A bit of stepdrill/hammering/cutting disc:



Tacked up:



Stitched + nuts welded on:



Got those big ass plates that secure the rear seatbelts cut off and cleaned up:



And the list was updated!!:



Chassis rail notched out to clear the moved over MA













Turret/Wishbone braces are in:







Brake pipe brackets and mountings are in:



Captive nut has been welded under the brace tube to allow fitting of the satchell lower brace...
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Old 01-03-2016, 02:56 PM
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:03 PM
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The boys now 3 so this xmas really started to 'click' with him.. santa/presents etc etc i'm a miserable bitch most of the time but it ws great to have 10 full days off work with him..
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:21 PM
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Well then doorbar gussets FINALLY got welded in place..











It aint perfect but its ok...












Then i spotted a potential future mod on the V8 my dads involved with.. a very compact alternator apparently 85A output.. will grab some details next visit...






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Old 09-15-2016, 05:38 AM
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Hello all.... hope things are all good for you guys???

Been a bit of a quiet period as work and family life have taken over from my hobby, been trying to save for the paint too...


decided to bung up all the factory floorpan holes and in a moment of laziness got laser cutter fired up at work and chopped out some discs to make my life a bit easier...




















Got me gussets.....






Also decided to bung up all the factory floorpan holes and in a moment of laziness got laser cutter fired up at work and chopped out some discs to make my life a bit easier...





The discs!!

Got the floor holes filled in:




Then got a load more cut at 20mm round and with the aid of a step drill started going round the inner wings opening everything up to 20mm and plugging them all up:




Finally bit the bullet and took the lip RIGHT off the scuttle area too, the cage blocks off the std drain points so there was a risk of the scuttle becoming a bird bath:









Finally, the wishbone gusset things are all welded in:

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Old 09-15-2016, 11:00 AM
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Not sure if I missed this build or just forgot...


It kicks ass. Excellent work, A+++.
Looking forward to more updates.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:47 PM
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Got me gussets.....






Finally, the wishbone gusset things are all welded in:

Im trying to figure out exactly where these are, the pics are so close.

But, did you just double up the OE panel or is this a purpose made aftermarket part?

And as always kick ass project.

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Old 09-15-2016, 05:05 PM
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Thank you for the kind words gents..

Juicedz4 - the bare shell i have was used for both mark1 and mark2 peugeot 106s (they just changed bumpers/wings/lights/rear hatch) when they brought out the Mark2 they also added those gussets to the 'sport' model and luckily they're still available from dealers..

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Old 11-06-2016, 01:35 PM
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Brace yaself... its a biggy...

Spits out! (Just like your missus):




As always Robin Hunter was called in to move the shell with his covered trailer, and it was fitted up on the spit:




Then Zane and his 2 helper set to on the underside, my prep work saved him a lot of time (and me money) and after a bit of thinners and scotchbrite was applied the bay and underside was in the bay for a coat of etch and 2 coats of high build primer..






Monday should see fresh seam sealer thrown down then stonechip in the arches and a few litres of blue+laquer..

Happy times
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