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Rosco86

posted on 9/1/15 at 08:01 PM Reply With Quote
Well had a measure up for my engine cradle and made some paper templates



Looked ok so drew them up and got them laser cut out



So that's a job for the weekend, also got a polo rad to get mounted


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Rosco86

posted on 10/1/15 at 05:37 PM Reply With Quote
Got my radiator mounted today while I still had my borrowed nose cone, I will sort the top brackets later



Some rubber grommets off ebay







Then I set about making some spacers for my engine mounts, faced and centre drilled them in the lathe, then drilled
Them through on the pillar drill as my lathes a bit small for drilling





That's the rear mount offered up



And that's the front



I decided to rubber mount my engine cradle, so have used some spare wishbone bushes I had left, I will see what it's like but could
Always make some softer bushes if I need to



Struggling for bolts, hence the washers, there m10x1.25 so not really very comon



I'm going to weld spacer tubes In between the plates





Side engine mount





Ready to tack up tomorrow


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rdodger

posted on 10/1/15 at 06:18 PM Reply With Quote
Beautifully done






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wylliezx9r

posted on 10/1/15 at 07:12 PM Reply With Quote
Wow that's the best cradle I've ever seen. Good work.





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Rosco86

posted on 11/1/15 at 04:42 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers guys, pretty pleased with how it's turned out

I looked at other cradles and didn't really fancy mounting on just one bolt either side, I no it's going to be a bit heavier, but I will lose the weight elsewhere if I can

Got it tacked up today and worked out my coolant pipes





And one of the pooch


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Digimon

posted on 11/1/15 at 07:10 PM Reply With Quote
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That cradle is a piece of artwork, nicely done

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Rosco86

posted on 11/1/15 at 08:27 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Digimon


That cradle is a piece of artwork, nicely done


Haha thanks, quite pleased with it myself

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Ben_Copeland

posted on 11/1/15 at 08:30 PM Reply With Quote
Ross did you see the dimensions that where posted for equinox bodywork. I know you've asked me for a few but might help with the engine locations





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CosKev3

posted on 11/1/15 at 09:16 PM Reply With Quote
Cradle looks mint

Love the bottom rad mounts too,simple but brilliant idea.

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Rosco86

posted on 11/1/15 at 10:04 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Ben_Copeland
Ross did you see the dimensions that where posted for equinox bodywork. I know you've asked me for a few but might help with the engine locations


Yeah ive seen them, i borrowed some bodywork to, think im happy with the position, hopefully all will work out ok

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Rosco86

posted on 11/1/15 at 10:05 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Cradle looks mint

Love the bottom rad mounts too,simple but brilliant idea.


Cheers, just need to blank the ends off to stop them filling with crud!

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Rosco86

posted on 12/1/15 at 10:04 PM Reply With Quote
Busy evening tonight,

My mate tacking up my wishbones



All welded





Rear end assembled again







Might have to remake to top ones to, just because I made them to the book jig that hadn't been up issued although the wishbone drawing had! Argh!!

Popped and got some bits off my mate who runs an ebay shop



Then got it back on the stands and the engine bolted back in











Got loads to do now, I've got everything to get my cooling hoses done, also going to start to look at making an exhaust manifold and a fuel tank
Also sort out my lower engine mount

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Rosco86

posted on 13/1/15 at 09:14 PM Reply With Quote
Got my coolant hoses on tonight





That's the oil cooler return T'ed into the out flow



That's running from the lower rad to the back of the engine





I've used 25mm and 32mm stainless pipe to make the joins and runs, I might get the outside blasted and powder coated to keep it looking factory tho

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Rosco86

posted on 13/1/15 at 09:17 PM Reply With Quote
I just need to decide where I'm going to T my header tank into and make a few brackets to support the tube in places to stop the silicone rubbing anywhere!
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Rosco86

posted on 17/1/15 at 03:32 PM Reply With Quote
First job today make a dummy exhaust collector so I can mock up my exhaust, luckily my dads built a cnc router!







Then mocked up with four tubes of equal length





Then started to draw it up on the cad to work out my bends



Then made a start on remaking my rear upper wishbones


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Rosco86

posted on 24/1/15 at 07:33 PM Reply With Quote
Got my seats from JK Composites this week





Really happy with the quality



Also got a column and got it mounted







Just need to get a UJ joint that's fits the rack as the one I've got is to big

I've cut the steering lock off and I'm going to get the Ali bit turned town so it's nice a clean looking coming out of the dash



Got my lower engine mount sorted to!





Here's a pic of where my upper harness holes fall, there a bit high up

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I was hoping to have some welded bosses in the top chassis rail like most people do must looks a bit high, I don't really want a cross rail as I'm going to put
A diagonal across the rear hoop, what options do I have, anyone got any ideas?

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rdodger

posted on 24/1/15 at 08:05 PM Reply With Quote
Is the seat reclined enough? They look very upright.

[Edited on 24/1/15 by rdodger]






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Rosco86

posted on 24/1/15 at 08:15 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah there about the same angle as the back panel of the car, feel pretty nice when sitting in them
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rdodger

posted on 24/1/15 at 08:34 PM Reply With Quote
I would wait a while before doing anything

I found I reclined my seats a lot more when I had the pedals set to get more under thigh support.

The angle of my seat is also much greater than the rear panel.

[Edited on 24/1/15 by rdodger]






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Rosco86

posted on 24/1/15 at 08:38 PM Reply With Quote
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I would wait a while before doing anything

I found I reclined my seats a lot more when I had the pedals set to get more under thigh support.


Yeah cheers, think your right, that's my next job on my list, pedal box

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CosKev3

posted on 24/1/15 at 10:22 PM Reply With Quote
Looking good,as usual

Looking forward to the exhaust manifold taking shape,are you doing that yourself?

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Rosco86

posted on 25/1/15 at 08:38 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Looking good,as usual

Looking forward to the exhaust manifold taking shape,are you doing that yourself?


Urm hopefully not lol, my mate builds f1 manifolds and hoping he's going to sort me out, just waiting to hear back from him

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ste

posted on 25/1/15 at 10:47 PM Reply With Quote
Rosco, this has got to be up there with the best builds. Hats off to you.

Are those stainless pipes for the cooling system flared? as I had no end of troubles with silicon elbows slipping off regardless of how tight you get the clips.

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CosKev3

posted on 26/1/15 at 01:19 AM Reply With Quote
A nice small bead of weld will work if they are not flared

quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
Looking good,as usual

Looking forward to the exhaust manifold taking shape,are you doing that yourself?


Urm hopefully not lol, my mate builds f1 manifolds and hoping he's going to sort me out, just waiting to hear back from him


That should be a nice piece of work then

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Rosco86

posted on 30/1/15 at 07:22 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ste
Rosco, this has got to be up there with the best builds. Hats off to you.

Are those stainless pipes for the cooling system flared? as I had no end of troubles with silicon elbows slipping off regardless of how tight you get the clips.


Wow thanks for the complement, yeah there stainless but I'm going to swap for aluminium with beaded ends just to save a bit of weight

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