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Author: Subject: Mac#1 ZX10R Worx - My first ever build
jonabonospen

posted on 3/10/12 at 02:48 PM Reply With Quote
Mac#1 ZX10R Worx - My first ever build

Thought I best come say hello in this part of the forum as I am now a Mac#1 owner....... well sort of...... I have placed my order and now just waiting for the chassis to be fabricated and then I should hopefully be taking delivery of the first few modules mid December.

I have chosen a black chassis, full roll cage all in 38mm tube, green main body, and black arches front and back. It isn't planned that it will stay like that as I want some decals / design laid on to it to finish it off, but it will make a good base for colours.

I really can't wait to get started Already been scouring the t'internet for donor parts like the Freelander diff, sierra uprights and hubs etc. Also been having a real good look at some bikes too as I am considering buying a bike to break myself for the engine, rad, clocks, loom, and Power Commander...... and I love looking at bikes as thats what I have come off in order to start a kit car project.

Anyway that's all for now. Will keep this thread up to date as my build / project progresses

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AllWeatherDan

posted on 3/10/12 at 02:55 PM Reply With Quote
Hi jonabonospen,

There is a RHOCAR meet at the RED LION INN Todwick, S26 1DJ tonight 19:30 ish there is a lad who comes in a MAC1 every so often.
As your not far it may be woth a trip.

Usually has a few different types there TIGER/MAC1/ROBINHOOD/GBS etc

I will be there Black Tiger Cat E1.

Dan





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jonabonospen

posted on 3/10/12 at 02:58 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for that Dan. Unfortunately though tonight I am tied up with other bits and pieces and wont be able to make it. Is it once a month, every week, 1st Wednesday of the month, what?
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AllWeatherDan

posted on 3/10/12 at 03:29 PM Reply With Quote
First Wed of every month but I think a few winter months are missed.

It was always at FOX HOUSE Hathersage Rd, Longshaw, Sheffield, S11 7TY which was really nice.
But it looks like it has now moved as its closer to the Motorway.

Dan





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mac1ZR

posted on 3/10/12 at 05:48 PM Reply With Quote
Good choice of kit, you will have no problems with the help of Mark and Collin. A couple of things---- think you might be better buying new uprights from Mac1, and your engine,loom, and clocks from Malc at Yorkshire Engines.
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ash_hammond

posted on 3/10/12 at 07:08 PM Reply With Quote
Welcome to the club you wont regret it.

Make sure you join M1MOC - will send details via u2u.

Cheers

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jonabonospen

posted on 3/10/12 at 07:12 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by mac1ZR
Good choice of kit, you will have no problems with the help of Mark and Collin. A couple of things---- think you might be better buying new uprights from Mac1, and your engine,loom, and clocks from Malc at Yorkshire Engines.


I was seriously thinking about the brand new uprights but thought if I can get some dead cheap on fleabay then I will stick them on for now and then once the build is complete and on the road I can always swap them out then.

For the engine I have got a price from Malc but am also looking at buying a complete bike and breaking it myself to leave me with an engine, rad, loom, clocks, and power commander hopefully.

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rdodger

posted on 3/10/12 at 08:17 PM Reply With Quote
Do Mac#1 make replacement sierra uprights? Any more details/pics?
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MK9R

posted on 3/10/12 at 10:11 PM Reply With Quote
I know of a virtually brand new recon freelander diff with quaife LSD fitted if you are intrested. Its a guy on here I know.





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jonabonospen

posted on 7/10/12 at 11:18 PM Reply With Quote
So its been a week since I ordered the car. What have I done? Well I got the garage floor painted



And then I bought some Sierra uprights from Fleabay.

Then I started thinking about engines, prices, and availability. Got a guide price from Malc at Yorkshire Engines but then wondered if I could perhaps buy a bike with a good engine in it and break it myself. So I then bought this little beauty:



Its a 2006 Kawasaki ZX10R race bike with a dyno proven 172 bhp at the rear wheel which means its had some tasty work done on it

So that was Friday when I got it. By Saturday evening, after 5 hours of work, it was looking like this:



The bike was laden with upgraded items and also came with a mountain of spares too. All of which are going to be listed for sale very shortly, so if anyone on here wants any ZX10R parts then just send me a message as I probably have whatever it is you are after.

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mac1ZR

posted on 8/10/12 at 07:15 AM Reply With Quote
Well done, the bike looks almost too good to take apart
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franky

posted on 8/10/12 at 08:04 AM Reply With Quote
Well done, its the best way to do it instead of buying an overpriced engine.
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jonabonospen

posted on 19/10/12 at 11:30 PM Reply With Quote
Just set up a blog site for the the build, and also a general one about me and my bike / car history if anyone is interested in going and having a look.

I decided I would blog the progress on there rather than do it all on a thread on here. Will be on here asking questions though still

Here's the link for my kit car build blog:

http://mac1-zx10r-worx-build-blog.tumblr.com/

And here is the link to my personal blog where you can then access my different pages:

http://jonabonospen.tumblr.com/

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jonabonospen

posted on 12/11/12 at 09:16 PM Reply With Quote
Well plans have changed a little this week. Looks like we are now going turbo

Picked up this little beauty at the weekend. Its a 2006 ZX10R fitted with uprated internals capable of managing 450 bhp, and then fitted with a little turbo, currently capable of up to 350 bhp supposedly.



The current turbo, manifold, and exhaust are going to be coming off and getting replaced with something specific for the car I think. First off I need to strip the bike down and get the engine out





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maccmike

posted on 12/11/12 at 10:01 PM Reply With Quote
give me some money mate, youve obviously got far too much
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jonabonospen

posted on 27/11/12 at 09:00 PM Reply With Quote
Got the first sight of MY actual car this last weekend. There is still more work needed on the chassis to get it finished off, but here she is for now:









MAC#1 ZX10R WORX BUILD BLOG: http://mac1-zx10r-worx-build-blog.tumblr.com/

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maccmike

posted on 27/11/12 at 09:15 PM Reply With Quote
stainless?
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jonabonospen

posted on 27/11/12 at 09:35 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by maccmike
stainless?


No it's just bare steel. Will be powder coated black





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PAUL FISHER

posted on 27/11/12 at 10:43 PM Reply With Quote
Looks a nice project, you will love it when its finished. Here's a video of my old Indy zx10r turbo after Sean "INDY BIRD" on here had sorted it out and got it running well and worked his magic on it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqV3ipH-1X0

[Edited on 19/05/04 by PAUL FISHER]

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bi22le

posted on 27/11/12 at 11:34 PM Reply With Quote
That two really smart looking bikes you have stripped now. Your lucky we all prefer 4 wheels. I dare show this post to some of my mates. They would go mental!!

Good luck with the build.





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jonabonospen

posted on 27/11/12 at 11:45 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bi22le
That two really smart looking bikes you have stripped now. Your lucky we all prefer 4 wheels. I dare show this post to some of my mates. They would go mental!!

Good luck with the build.


I totally understand what you mean. I am a biker myself. A means to an end though, and all that.





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turbo911

posted on 28/11/12 at 10:01 PM Reply With Quote
All the best with your car you won't be disappointed, ive had two, still got one, mark and coll are sound people to deal with ive just bought a atom with a veiw to selling my mac1 just can't bring myself to sell it at the moment it gets loadsa stick on track days and never misses a beat and it holds its own on any track !!!! bloody good car and bloody good guys at the factory !!!!!!!! not sure about turboing it tho !!!!! ouch !!!!!
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jonabonospen

posted on 28/11/12 at 10:32 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by turbo911not sure about turboing it tho !!!!! ouch !!!!!


Why not?





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turbo911

posted on 29/11/12 at 07:06 AM Reply With Quote
IMO, the zx10 motor on a NA basis is perfect power output for the size and weight of the car i think mine made 174bhp on the rollers and the drivability of it is awesome especially on track, ie mid corner throttling, getting on the power early ect, i think its ben from up north who built a turbo version he had a build thread on PH stunning build and top bloke he might have different opinion on it ?? i have a couple of mates with r6 bikes and mine is identical on exeleration up through the gears!!!!!
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jonabonospen

posted on 17/12/12 at 05:33 PM Reply With Quote
Well it looks like tomorrow is the day.................. the day when I pick up my chassis and first few modules for my build

Happy happy joy joy, happy happy joy





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