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yellowcab

posted on 13/4/12 at 01:22 PM Reply With Quote
not in this particular car no, but previously yes www.youtube.com/trackdaynova






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Proby

posted on 13/4/12 at 01:46 PM Reply With Quote
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ive just changed my diff from sierra 3.14 to a bmw 2.35 out of a 2000 320d had to change propshaft and drive shafts but what a difference!it will do 70mph in first now!still pulls away ok and car is now more driveable on road.have you had any problems with oil surge?what size oil cooler are you using?


Sorry to hijack the thread, but out of interest, what are your speeds in each gear now? Not heard of anyone trying a 2.35 from a beamer?

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Nick DV

posted on 13/4/12 at 02:09 PM Reply With Quote
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Running a standard wet sump, and the rear diff is a LSD standard unit with 3.14 fd


That doesn't look like a standard 'Busa sump from where I am looking at it from. Accusump is a good idea

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Pat_T

posted on 13/4/12 at 02:11 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by yellowcab
not had any problems as yet - but will be investing in an acusump system certainly lol

here is a quick shot i took when i had run out of fuel again lol

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is that near the Earl Shilton traffic lights? If so I ran out of the fuel there a couple of weeks ago too!
(I'm in Hinckley too, have been following the thread with interest, have a 2.0 C20XE Redtop powered Stuart Taylor )





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yellowcab

posted on 13/4/12 at 04:43 PM Reply With Quote
Very good eyes! Yes it's the end of Clickers, lol

Ran out of petrol twice now, one Sunday after another! lmao #ineedafuelgauge lol

Love the fact you have an XE, if I didn't get a BEC, it'd have to be a TB'd XE with Elite Seq SCCR






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yellowcab

posted on 14/4/12 at 03:21 PM Reply With Quote
Spent some time this morning making the front aero splitter and engine under tray / sump guard... some photos of the progress...

1.5mm alloy sheet cut to cardboard template


once cut out - weigh it, 2.61kgs... nice and light


will attach to the wider gills of the side of the bay, and where the flat floor begins


Obviously the sump guard isn't attached yet - we were just making sure measurements were correct at this point

From the front of the car, looking back


Protrudes out 50mm, and 60mm either edge at the front


Flat floor from front to rear now...


And someone was asking about the sump on the car, this is a close up... lol







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chris mason

posted on 14/4/12 at 06:57 PM Reply With Quote
Looks like your running a Westfield Dry sump system (pace iirc)
It might be worth looking in too these, as i did find when i was searching for one myself, that the westy one was not too reliable on track

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yellowcab

posted on 17/4/12 at 11:01 AM Reply With Quote
Having looked again - you're completely right in that it's a Westfield Dry Sump Pan, but I'm running a wet sump system lol






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Twin40

posted on 17/4/12 at 11:38 AM Reply With Quote
is that a bit dodgy running a dry sump pan on a 'wet' system? does is hold enough oil in it to provide lubrication?
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yellowcab

posted on 17/4/12 at 04:53 PM Reply With Quote
it's been running like that since 2004, and being a well renown track-taxi all over the UK, Ring and Spa, I'd can only presume its fine?

I didn't build the car originally mind






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Twin40

posted on 18/4/12 at 06:37 AM Reply With Quote
Fair enough!! Shows what little i know! Loving the updates mate, keep them coming.
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yellowcab

posted on 18/4/12 at 01:13 PM Reply With Quote
Please don't think I was being funny, I thought the same about the lack of oil it holds, but it seems to be fine...

Acusump will be bought anyway, just to be sure, to be sure






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yellowcab

posted on 18/4/12 at 07:26 PM Reply With Quote
So today I went about removing, analysing, criticising, saving weight, making, and refitting...

Todays victim, the bodgery that was the header tank 'bracket'



Closer inspection, saw three spacers, different bolts, mis-fitting coach bolts, mix & match washers, cable ties, and a sloppy fitting header tank





Parts weighing 623grams


New part, turned down aluminium bar, with threads, with a bent 'T' section for header tank fittings




Nuts on top for easy removal


Will drop through the box section in the original places


Weighing in at 146grams


Fitted




Looking forward to the winter to continue stripping down, cleaning, and refitting






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yellowcab

posted on 20/4/12 at 08:22 AM Reply With Quote
So whilst I was replacing the header tank bracket for a nicer looking and lighter version, I noticed these more weight saving to be had...

Rather large section of 4mm walled box section alloy, simply spacing the radiator from the from the front of the car


Overkill much, considering they're only being bodged on by one bolt at the top anyway


I still can't wait for winter to strip it all down and refurbish the chassis itself


999grams, you what, a kilo... I don't think so


Get solid alloy tube, clean up face


Drill centre hole


Tap an M8 thread in either end


Turn them down so they look nice


141grams... win win


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sdh2903

posted on 20/4/12 at 08:57 AM Reply With Quote
Nice work.

Must admit bodges like that really annoy me, why go the expense of a busa engine at 0000's then fit the header tank like that!

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yellowcab

posted on 20/4/12 at 04:19 PM Reply With Quote
I have to agree with you too... where I understand these cars are 'Lo-Cost' there is a limit...

It costs nothing to make things look nice (imo of course)






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Benzo

posted on 20/4/12 at 07:13 PM Reply With Quote
High Mate,

You must be KeithRobinsons Mate, he was telling me and showing me pictures of your motor a few weeks ago!

Hope you are enjoying it, i miss my Busa!

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yellowcab

posted on 20/4/12 at 07:24 PM Reply With Quote
Hello bud, that's right, I'm the little irish fellas mate )

It's really enjoyable, looking forward to getting some track days booked!!!






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T66

posted on 20/4/12 at 07:27 PM Reply With Quote
Some nice mods going on there, keep posting the pictures. My little Fiat came from Earl Shilton





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yellowcab

posted on 20/4/12 at 07:33 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the comments, the mods aren't anything spectacular or unique, just tatting whilst the weather is rubbish!

I tend to look around the car, see what can be lightened, improved, or removed lol

Even if I knock of the best part of a kilo each time, if I do that 10 times, then happy days!






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sebastiaan

posted on 20/4/12 at 07:37 PM Reply With Quote
It seems quite a lot of stuff is bolted straight through the chassis box section. Once you get round to stripping her down for a chassis refurb, it'll be a good idea to weld crush tubes into these holes so you can properly do up the bolts without crushing the chassis members.

Nice work by the way!

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ReMan

posted on 20/4/12 at 08:18 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Pat_T
quote:
Originally posted by yellowcab
not had any problems as yet - but will be investing in an acusump system certainly lol

here is a quick shot i took when i had run out of fuel again lol

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is that near the Earl Shilton traffic lights? If so I ran out of the fuel there a couple of weeks ago too!
(I'm in Hinckley too, have been following the thread with interest, have a 2.0 C20XE Redtop powered Stuart Taylor )

Nice Pic
And Pat I only spoke to the previous owner of your car today who mentioned it was still local





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yellowcab

posted on 20/4/12 at 08:36 PM Reply With Quote
eh up bumpkin, you off your jollies now then?






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Benzo

posted on 20/4/12 at 10:04 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by yellowcab
Hello bud, that's right, I'm the little irish fellas mate )

It's really enjoyable, looking forward to getting some track days booked!!!


he's a mini gangster that boy.. bloody nova blew me off the road last summer, i had no idea that little thing was so sharp! he hasnt got his balls from the freezer yet and put it on the track tho

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yellowcab

posted on 23/4/12 at 12:40 AM Reply With Quote
So this weekends rain didn't stop me tinkering lol despite getting wet several times...

So I say to the misses "just going to work on the car", "its pouring with rain" she replied... ermmmm


Hope she doesn't realise... No longer a taxi - can I change my name on here? de-taxi-stickered...


This bar that does nothing, other than hold the headlights...


Steel?! How heavy?!


1.1kg eek


Exact aluminium replacement, less than half the weight...


No need for the bit in the middle crossing the bay, nothing gets mounted on it, ditch it...


Thats better!

Now to tart them up a little, as silver doesn't "go" with the car...

3M Dinoc Carbon Wrap...






Refitted, another 909grams lighter... almost another kilo off...









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