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Author: Subject: Sylva J15 rolling chassis
theprisioner

posted on 31/12/12 at 05:50 PM Reply With Quote
Sylva J15 rolling chassis

http://youtu.be/gv1rk9z7mhQ

No brakes other than the handbrake, temp gauge reading inacurately (compared to external IR one).

Est finish Mar 2013 perhaps.

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striker-4age

posted on 31/12/12 at 06:16 PM Reply With Quote
Like the look of that m8
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MsD

posted on 31/12/12 at 06:17 PM Reply With Quote
Looks like a well made little bit of kit!

Finished in March? We will see But good luck!

Have you got the bodywork for it yet?

Mark.

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Riskyshift

posted on 31/12/12 at 06:39 PM Reply With Quote
Looking good. Could be quite tempted by that!
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theprisioner

posted on 31/12/12 at 06:53 PM Reply With Quote
Bodywork

Yes I do have the bodywork (red) but will probably have to wait till I get some help to fit it. Lots of fiddly jobs to do before that.
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monkeyarms

posted on 31/12/12 at 07:15 PM Reply With Quote
Well done. Your rate of progress is amazing!
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minitici

posted on 31/12/12 at 07:28 PM Reply With Quote
Excellent!
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coozer

posted on 31/12/12 at 09:38 PM Reply With Quote
Looks like you forget to buy some treads for the tyres!

Well done, looks and sounds mint!





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Madinventions

posted on 1/1/13 at 12:16 AM Reply With Quote
Well done - isn't it a great feeling when it moves under it's own power for the first time?!

Reminds me of my first test drive with the Mojo:


All the best with the rest of the build!
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Jenko

posted on 1/1/13 at 07:16 PM Reply With Quote
I'm envious....but well done..can't wait to get to that stage.

What size wheels are you running.....must admit, I was going to go 14's, but I now have my eye on 15's as there is far more choice.





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theprisioner

posted on 1/1/13 at 08:04 PM Reply With Quote
15"

I have a Westfield and already have various track tyres/wheels so 15" are my preferred choice, judging by my choice of Hydra OEM caliper from Rally design on the back then I doubt 14" would fit without modifying the handbrake takeoff. A chap (Paul Collingwood) has 13" and they look the business, I have no idea what rear calipers he has. I viewed his car last March at Cadwell.

http://youtu.be/r_IwNYjZRhU

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Jenko

posted on 2/1/13 at 07:00 AM Reply With Quote
I'm in the process of restoring a set the the hydra calipers I liberated from a vw passat, so I guess that will help me decide anyway.

Looking great though, and well done thus far.





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theprisioner

posted on 2/1/13 at 08:01 PM Reply With Quote
Not pleased with Hydra calipers

I am not impressed with the RD Hydra caliper fit on the J15, I cannot find a decent route for the handbrake cable no matter how I try. It is somewhat of a revelation that they are off a VW Passat. If I come across a better solution I will be dumping my Hydra calipers at least now I can advertise them as being able to fit something when I put them on ebay. I have emailed Paul Collingwood to see what he did having fitted 13" wheels he must have fitted a more compact unit.
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Jenko

posted on 2/1/13 at 09:35 PM Reply With Quote
Hummm...interesting, I've not thought of the cable route...I assumed it was ok for these calipers.

As for selling them on...I think you will find they are found on almost every vw / skoda / seat /Audi since 2000 with rear discs, they should sell easily. Shame really because they are quite light being mostly alloy.





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nickm

posted on 4/1/13 at 08:24 PM Reply With Quote
I am still to sort the handbrake cables but i know "i predict a riot" had a very neat solution. You dont reckon the IVA man will pick them up in case they will foul a road hump and break ? as they are below the floor line do you ?
Excellent progressand a nice job youve overtaken me and ive been at it for 2 years plus !

Nick M

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theprisioner

posted on 4/1/13 at 09:38 PM Reply With Quote
The handbrake cables are not as low as the gearbox bits and anyway I am considering a plate to go over it all and add protection (possibly not for IVA tho).

The temperature gauge is now sorted and I can move on to other things now.

I have added up the hours to go and I make it in excess of 120hrs, and that does not take into account sorting out that f... handbrake. I am off to B&Q in the morning to find some bits to sort it out I hope!

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