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Digimon

posted on 23/5/13 at 08:44 PM Reply With Quote
Gulf MNR Vortx

Hi Guys,

I've been looking on the forum for a few weeks and thought its about time I said hello

So I have always been a Ford man and I've just sold my Moonstone 3dr to get something a bit cheaper to run and more track focused. I have just bought an MNR Vortx RT from Pure Lotus in Harrogate.

I have been trying to find some history on the car, Chris from MNR has told me the car was originally owned by Dave Watson who race's in the 750 Motor Club / RGB and then they sold it to Chris Simpson from Ripon. If anyone knows anymore info on the car that would be great

I haven't manged to take any photos yet but hopefully the weather will be nice this weekend and i'll be able to use the car, in the meantime I have found this one on here




The car has got a few silly problems so I'm properly going to be pestering you guys quite a bit lol

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Simon

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posted on 23/5/13 at 08:49 PM Reply With Quote
Welcome to the forum . Very nice looking car too.
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daniel mason

posted on 23/5/13 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
thats my old car. i bought it part built and put it through sva. that pic is outside my house






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posted on 23/5/13 at 09:27 PM Reply With Quote
Well, I can help you with it's earliest days. I bought it as a kit from MNR. My blog covers its build, starting here. Sadly a lot of photos are now missing.

It was originally built to go sprinting and hillclimbing - hence the original small fuel tank etc. The recession effectively led me to sell it to Daniel before it was finished and he then made the strides required to convert it to a road-legal car.

Daniel then sold it to Dave.

It's changed quite a lot since I owned it - different wheels, front arches, driver's seat, gear change system, my design of livery (based on the Porsche 908/3 in Gulf livery) never fitted etc.








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posted on 23/5/13 at 09:39 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by daniel mason
thats my old car. i bought it part built and put it through sva. that pic is outside my house


That's twice in as many days someones come asking about one of your old cars ....lol

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posted on 23/5/13 at 09:40 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by daniel mason
thats my old car. i bought it part built and put it through sva. that pic is outside my house



LOL, that's the 2nd of your former steeds that's popped up on here today






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posted on 23/5/13 at 10:15 PM Reply With Quote
Where about do up live digimon?

I'm near Dartford. If you want to meet local LCB peeps then log onto SKCC.

Welcome along.





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daniel mason

posted on 24/5/13 at 05:52 AM Reply With Quote
i have had far too many cars obviously
im wheeler dealer style trading up until i have either a single seater or aero car!






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fesycresy

posted on 24/5/13 at 08:20 AM Reply With Quote
That car brings back memories.

Tim, remember the day we had chains around the front chassis legs trying to straighten them out after the crash?




















Only kidding

Nice car.





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Ben_Copeland

posted on 24/5/13 at 08:31 AM Reply With Quote
Where abouts in South East Kent are you?





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posted on 24/5/13 at 08:44 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fesycresy
That car brings back memories.

Tim, remember the day we had chains around the front chassis legs trying to straighten them out after the crash?




















Only kidding

Nice car.





If the new owner read that the way I did first time, I can imagine the sinking feeling it induced






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Digimon

posted on 24/5/13 at 09:06 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by daniel mason
thats my old car. i bought it part built and put it through sva. that pic is outside my house


Hi Daniel,

I didn't look to see who posted the photos up lol

quote:
Originally posted by TimC
Well, I can help you with it's earliest days. I bought it as a kit from MNR. My blog covers its build, starting here. Sadly a lot of photos are now missing.

It was originally built to go sprinting and hillclimbing - hence the original small fuel tank etc. The recession effectively led me to sell it to Daniel before it was finished and he then made the strides required to convert it to a road-legal car.

Daniel then sold it to Dave.

It's changed quite a lot since I owned it - different wheels, front arches, driver's seat, gear change system, my design of livery (based on the Porsche 908/3 in Gulf livery) never fitted etc.


Thanks for the info Tim, the guy I got the car from didn't know anything about the car and the only paper work I have with the car is this years MOT and the V5 lol

I think I did stumble across your blog with part of the build the other day

quote:
Originally posted by bi22le
Where about do up live digimon?

I'm near Dartford. If you want to meet local LCB peeps then log onto SKCC.

Welcome along.


quote:
Originally posted by Ben_Copeland
Where abouts in South East Kent are you?


Hi bi22le / Ben_Copeland

I'm in Deal

quote:
Originally posted by fesycresy
That car brings back memories.

Tim, remember the day we had chains around the front chassis legs trying to straighten them out after the crash?











Only kidding

Nice car.


Don't do that to me, I nearly had a heart attack lol




Thanks you all the reply's guys

[Edited on 24/5/13 by Digimon]

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Ben_Copeland

posted on 24/5/13 at 09:23 AM Reply With Quote
Ah not far then !

Good good could do with a few more people's down in this corner!!

Give me a shout if you need any help, I'll be happy to pop over when possible and give ya a hand

Mines on the road now, so hoping to get some use out of it this year!!


[Edited on 24/5/13 by Ben_Copeland]





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Digimon

posted on 24/5/13 at 09:48 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ben_Copeland
Ah not far then !

Good good could do with a few more people's down in this corner!!

Give me a shout if you need any help, I'll be happy to pop over when possible and give ya a hand

Mines on the road now, so hoping to get some use out of it this year!!


[Edited on 24/5/13 by Ben_Copeland]


That's great cheers Ben

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Digimon

posted on 24/5/13 at 09:54 AM Reply With Quote
So Question number one lol

The speedo on my MNR isn't working, I have gone back through the old MOT's on-line and the mileage hasn't changed in 3 years

The car has got an aftermarket Koso RX-2 gauge with a magnetic sensor, I have tried moving the sensor within 1mm of the two magnets on the prop shaft and set the gauge to 2 pickup points but no joy. Is it common for these sensors to fail?

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Ben_Copeland

posted on 24/5/13 at 10:02 AM Reply With Quote
Does the sensor have a little LED on top?

It's worth checking the cable as well in case it's broken sonewhere

Also put a multimeter and see if there's any resistance change across the sensor as the magnet passed?

I guess they can go randomly.





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Digimon

posted on 24/5/13 at 12:25 PM Reply With Quote
Not that I have seen, it looks like this

I will try a multimeter tomorrow and see if it reads any resistance when a magnet pass's the sensor



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Digimon

posted on 24/5/13 at 12:27 PM Reply With Quote
Question number Two

FAO Daniel Mason & TimC

Do you know if the engine has had a baffled sump plate fitted to your knowledge?

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posted on 24/5/13 at 01:43 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Digimon
Question number Two

FAO Daniel Mason & TimC

Do you know if the engine has had a baffled sump plate fitted to your knowledge?


It certainly did when I had it.

I can't really help on the dash I'm afraid - it was a Veypor VR2 when I built it!






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Digimon

posted on 24/5/13 at 02:52 PM Reply With Quote
That's great thanks for replying so fast
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Digimon

posted on 26/5/13 at 05:35 PM Reply With Quote
Few new photos after a good clean







[Edited on 26/5/13 by Digimon]

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Ben_Copeland

posted on 26/5/13 at 06:15 PM Reply With Quote
Looking good! Did you get it out this weekend? Deal car show was on yesterday but couldn't get over.





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posted on 27/5/13 at 05:37 PM Reply With Quote
looking good si.will have to gor for a blast soon.jules
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Digimon

posted on 28/5/13 at 02:02 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ben_Copeland
Looking good! Did you get it out this weekend? Deal car show was on yesterday but couldn't get over.


Cheers Ben, I did pop down the the car show for a little look it was a lot bigger than last years

quote:
Originally posted by hopsky1
looking good si.will have to gor for a blast soon.jules


Cheers Jules, yeah defiantly got to get out soon i'm really enjoying the car its great fun

[Edited on 28/5/13 by Digimon]

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Ben_Copeland

posted on 28/5/13 at 02:43 PM Reply With Quote
Once I get my overheating issue sorted and suspension setup nicely, we can meet up and have a run out if you like. Be good to get the car on a decent run!





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