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G.Man

posted on 22/10/05 at 10:17 AM Reply With Quote
Got a load of pics already, but have left my camera at MNR.. doh!







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G.Man

posted on 26/10/05 at 06:41 PM Reply With Quote
Build is progressing nicely with the fuel lines in, brake lines, wiring loom, bulkheads, pedals, master cylinders and fuel tank.

Body work goes on tomorrow, then its the moving parts....

Can't believe how quickly these things go together once you start...



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posted on 26/10/05 at 06:47 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by G.Man
Can't believe how quickly these things go together once you start...[Edited on 26/10/05 by G.Man]


Don't speak too soon!

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Winston Todge

posted on 26/10/05 at 07:27 PM Reply With Quote
Good effort Mark. Looking forward to seeing piccies and the final result!

Take it easy.

Chris.






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G.Man

posted on 26/10/05 at 09:54 PM Reply With Quote
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Can't believe how quickly these things go together once you start...


Don't speak too soon!



Hehe you old pesimist

Got Marc on hand, so should be fine







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Dillinger1977

posted on 27/10/05 at 07:30 AM Reply With Quote
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Can't believe how quickly these things go together once you start...



.. and you have a workshop with all the necessary stuff to hand, and the bloke who makes them nearby, and you dont need to do a 3 hour round trip to swap owt!

hahah. im just jealous..







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G.Man

posted on 27/10/05 at 12:04 PM Reply With Quote
And I dont have a wife catering for my every need..


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G.Man

posted on 29/10/05 at 10:07 PM Reply With Quote
How many pics is the limit???


pace dry sump kit - not easy to plumb!

the engine with dry sump


Marc and Andy weld the chassis


International Man of Mystery gets grassed...




Steve builds a front lower wishbone



dry sump pr0n



Chassis off to powder coaters



chassis back from powder coaters... 2 days, not bad for 300 mile round trip



floors in, Thanks for buggering off early Andy



Brake and fuel lines go in







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G.Man

posted on 29/10/05 at 10:18 PM Reply With Quote


Checkout that sexy front end



The rear's not bad either



Brake lines in detail


It's a miracle, marc makes the coffee's



international man of mystery and fish and chips collector shows how a floor pan is riverted in style... yeah not mine tho you goit..



Wishbones better than you pull at Christmas



\engine goes in... i got wood baby





Zx12r has a real coke habit, I hope to get her sniffing petroleum fumes soon, far nice habit for an engine...



Now who's gonna sniff up my leftovers...



Oil cooler proves it can sniff with the best aeroquip fittings


Hubs on....



Diff in






Pump it baby



Loom with bonus freebie datatool evo veto alarm



Half shafts are all at an end...



Oil cooler aquires some cool mounts.



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G.Man

posted on 29/10/05 at 10:22 PM Reply With Quote
I'd like to say 4 days ladies and gentlemen..

Marc has been a godsend to have on hand.. thanks marc, his mum has really looked after me as well, thanks Mary...

Lessons to learn are about supplies when you are building on a schedule and also, thinking about the jobs you can be doing when waiting for those supplies....

Lost a lot of time due to standing about when I should have been doing another project...

I hope I am not catching Mark Reynard Syndrome...







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olv

posted on 29/10/05 at 11:07 PM Reply With Quote
about time you brought out the pics

looking excellent, it's gonna look great in white

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Winston Todge

posted on 30/10/05 at 08:23 AM Reply With Quote
Unreal mate! Not many people can say they've built their car from scratch in the designer and manufacturers garage!

Not many manufacturers would allow you to either!!

Just goes to show how accomodating Marc and his family are...

Well done Mark and again enough respect to Marc and his family for sorting you out in your slightly abnormal situation.

Hope it sounds as nice as it looks! Keep the pics a comin!

Do you mind if I host the pics on my site under the 'misc' section?

And if Marc's reading this, do you mind if I host the Build Manual for others to read also?

Take it easy,

Chris.

P.S. Cheeky little cameo by G.Man in this pic...



Can you spot him?






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G.Man

posted on 30/10/05 at 08:50 AM Reply With Quote
Chris

Go ahead and host the pics, or I have the full 1600x1200 versions if you prefer



Regards


Mark





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Dillinger1977

posted on 30/10/05 at 09:28 AM Reply With Quote
4 days.. impressive!





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G.Man

posted on 30/10/05 at 09:49 AM Reply With Quote
Note the collosal 50 litre fuel tank with baffles and fuel cell foam...

Should be good for about 1000 miles lmao

Things to watch out for...

1. Make sure you put the rear master cylinder on the offside of the car, Don't ask..

2. Remove as much powder coat as possible on bolt holes, mounting flanges bearing seats etc etc..

3. When fitting a 7.5 inch diff you MUST remove the backplate of the diff, dont struggle for ages like I did...

4. Gravi Gard covers any metal parts, fully clean or not and can be over painted

5. Do as much as humanly possible before fitting bodywork

6. Have a seat on hand to sit down when doing some jobs, your back will thank you, especially if you are over 6 foot...

7. Have post it notes handy to write reminders

8. Do a job/project list for each day with parts you have available, you don't have to follow the order in the build manual, in fact leaving the upper scuttle panel (the one the battery mounts into) until last before the bodywork, will afford you greater access to lots of areas.

9. If you are fitting a quaiffe reverse box, dont run the fuel/brake lines down the centre of the tunnel Like I have, it will make life difficult later

10. when running brake/fuel lines, wiring, double up on multiple p-clips per rivet, makes for a tidier instalation and less drilling hassle.

11. If you are considering a torque resiliant tube prop, discuss it with Marc, as he will be able to give you more room in the chassis (if its required) as the prop is 2.5 inches in diameter...

PS. What do you think of the 100% round tube chassis and the new front end?



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Winston Todge

posted on 30/10/05 at 11:29 AM Reply With Quote
Hey Mark,

Yeah the full res pictures would be nice. When you finish you could slap them all on a CD then bust us a copy I'll put them all up. If that's cool with you?

1. Make sure you put the rear master cylinder on the offside of the car, Don't ask.

When you say offside, do you mean the right hand hole of the two in the pedal box?

3. When fitting a 7.5 inch diff you MUST remove the backplate of the diff, dont struggle for ages like I did...

What diff are you using? 7.5 inch Granada? What Ratio?

4. Gravi Gard covers any metal parts, fully clean or not and can be over painted.

What's Gravi Gard, when it's at home? What are the uses of it?

10. when running brake/fuel lines, wiring, double up on multiple p-clips per rivet, makes for a tidier instalation and less drilling hassle.

Is this still possible if coupling fuel and brake lines down one side of the transmission tunnel? i.e. Would it not get in the way of the centre bearing/reverse box?

11. If you are considering a torque resiliant tube prop, discuss it with Marc, as he will be able to give you more room in the chassis (if its required) as the prop is 2.5 inches in diameter.

Am ordering a TRT prop. Hope it'll fit in the chassis I've got...

The round tube chassis looks like sex on a stick! Absolutely awesome! Got the last split round/RHS chassis. Maybe it'll be a collectors item in 50 years??

Looking sweet bud...

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G.Man

posted on 30/10/05 at 04:37 PM Reply With Quote
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Hey Mark,

Yeah the full res pictures would be nice. When you finish you could slap them all on a CD then bust us a copy I'll put them all up. If that's cool with you?

1. Make sure you put the rear master cylinder on the offside of the car, Don't ask.

When you say offside, do you mean the right hand hole of the two in the pedal box?

3. When fitting a 7.5 inch diff you MUST remove the backplate of the diff, dont struggle for ages like I did...

What diff are you using? 7.5 inch Granada? What Ratio?

4. Gravi Gard covers any metal parts, fully clean or not and can be over painted.

What's Gravi Gard, when it's at home? What are the uses of it?

10. when running brake/fuel lines, wiring, double up on multiple p-clips per rivet, makes for a tidier instalation and less drilling hassle.

Is this still possible if coupling fuel and brake lines down one side of the transmission tunnel? i.e. Would it not get in the way of the centre bearing/reverse box?

11. If you are considering a torque resiliant tube prop, discuss it with Marc, as he will be able to give you more room in the chassis (if its required) as the prop is 2.5 inches in diameter.

Am ordering a TRT prop. Hope it'll fit in the chassis I've got...

The round tube chassis looks like sex on a stick! Absolutely awesome! Got the last split round/RHS chassis. Maybe it'll be a collectors item in 50 years??

Looking sweet bud...

Chris


Off side is the right when sitting in the drivers seat...

Gravi gard is a stone chip resistant paint

Diff is a 7.5 inch cosworth sierra LSD 3.62 ratio

Yes they can still share if you are careful or lay them after fitting the reverse box...

Mine is okay in the stock tunnel as the diff and reverse box arent mobile, but it would do no harm to mention to gain some additional clearence...

TRT was 55 supplement from MNR's supplier







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G.Man

posted on 31/10/05 at 10:52 PM Reply With Quote
Just arrived and looks like the Auto Electrician has made some great headway looking at how much of the loom has been stripped off...

Nice Job Gary







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G.Man

posted on 2/11/05 at 10:33 PM Reply With Quote
Latest Pics... apologies for the size...














Looking good after 6 days build time...

Its the nigly little jobs that slow you down







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andy d (rizla)

posted on 2/11/05 at 10:41 PM Reply With Quote
mmmmmmm toyo r888`s
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G.Man

posted on 2/11/05 at 10:51 PM Reply With Quote
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mmmmmmm toyo r888`s


Yup, 205's as well, extra grippy







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Hellfire

posted on 3/11/05 at 01:17 PM Reply With Quote
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RichieC

posted on 3/11/05 at 06:52 PM Reply With Quote
I love those R888s, definately my weapon of choice.

About 85 a pop still?

Rgds

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G.Man

posted on 3/11/05 at 07:30 PM Reply With Quote
82 each from Tiger Racing







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G.Man

posted on 3/11/05 at 10:55 PM Reply With Quote
slow day today as was at the SVA with Marc on another customers car, but blitz day on mine tomorrow, so should see some action...

Wiring is almost complete and we have starter and spark which is a good sign...

all the electrics that have been wired are working so fingers crossed when I finish it off we have some action...

finalise gear linkage tomorrow, turn the reverse box around to move the gearlever to the rear of the box and then rest of bodywork, brakes finished off, dry sump tank in and a few p-clips then finally the water plumbing...

Fingers crossed..







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