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eccsmk

posted on 30/9/09 at 08:32 AM Reply With Quote
tintop track toy :)

here it is part way through its build








will the fibreglass seats as sold by triton be ok in it or should i go for something stronger
advice and opinions welcome


[Edited on 30/9/09 by eccsmk]






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Mr Whippy

posted on 30/9/09 at 09:04 AM Reply With Quote
what you going to do with the doors? they must be very flimsy now, what if someone crashes into the side of you?





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blakep82

posted on 30/9/09 at 10:01 AM Reply With Quote
^^ roll cage i'd think

hmmm, fibreglass seats. personally i wouldn't. they seem flimsy if not supported at the back (or have something to lean against) but i've never had fibreglass seats, so i don't know about them, and some FIA spec ones are kevlar...

personally, i'd be looking at steel tube framed ones





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cd.thomson

posted on 30/9/09 at 10:03 AM Reply With Quote
the doors are about as thick as my pug's doors now

is a vts? or whatever the sporty version was? Whats the engine?





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PAUL FISHER

posted on 30/9/09 at 10:55 AM Reply With Quote
You have not left alot in in there Martin,as for seats,I dont think the fibreglass ones would be suitable.If your on a buget I would look on ebay,I managed to pick up 2 cobeau composite race seats,only 6 months old still in FIA date until 2012,800 worth of seats for 130 for the pair,there are bargains out there,but even these would be ok as a buget trackday seats.



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-PAIR-WRC-BUCKET-SPORTS-SEATS-in-BLACK-S-ALCANTARA_W0QQitemZ200384650185QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?ha sh=item2ea7db1bc9&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

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will121

posted on 30/9/09 at 11:33 AM Reply With Quote
i cant see the pictures at work as blocked, but think use of fibreglass seats limited by locations of seat belt/harness anchor points, in that may be ok with rear harness anchor point high up on a roll cage mid rail directly behind seat harness holes but not if anchored down to the floor as the loads in a accident would impose compressive load down through the back to the seat and if not reinforced enough collapse

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eccsmk

posted on 30/9/09 at 12:34 PM Reply With Quote
cheers folks
the doors will be ok as the cage will have x type door bars added to it

the engine is 2 litre 16valve bolted to a 6 speed box rumour has it that these engines are 167 bhp but we shall see,

thank you for the link paul i'll keep my eye on ebay
also i ned to remove as much weight as poss to keep up with a certain silver clio

bits also lightened are
the bumpers (al the reinforcement is out)
all spare/unused brackets are out
the rear quaters look like swiss cheese

about70% of the loom has gone

all sound deadening is out

the heater is out (replaced with a little electric one from CBS

all plastic trim, clips, brackets from the engine bay have gone

i just need some way of strapping it down on windy days






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cd.thomson

posted on 30/9/09 at 12:41 PM Reply With Quote
the gti-6 engine with the matching box?

best pug engine available imho I want one!

it must weigh as much as a skateboard with all that lightening too.. itll be brill!





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eccsmk

posted on 30/9/09 at 01:09 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cd.thomson
the gti-6 engine with the matching box?

best pug engine available imho I want one!

it must weigh as much as a skateboard with all that lightening too.. itll be brill!


indeedy there is still another weeks work removing unused bits
then its time to start saving for the dear bits
cage
seats
poly windows
it does go well tho
or so im reliably imformed






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Andy D

posted on 30/9/09 at 03:02 PM Reply With Quote
Proper little racer!

What size wheels does it use? I notice there are some more of Pete's 888 cast offs in the garage.

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big_wasa

posted on 30/9/09 at 03:44 PM Reply With Quote
Ohh I like the gti-6, I did an omex and jenvey install for a guy last week and he is hoping for 190 bhp

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l0rd

posted on 30/9/09 at 03:55 PM Reply With Quote
He won't go far without a radiator
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eccsmk

posted on 30/9/09 at 05:44 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Andy D
Proper little racer!

What size wheels does it use? I notice there are some more of Pete's 888 cast offs in the garage.


oddly enough it runs 195/50/15's

big_wasa
can you send me a link or some more info on the kit please mate.






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G.Man

posted on 1/10/09 at 12:02 PM Reply With Quote
In the process of putting a GTI6 Engine in an '89 205 GTI at the moment. Should be a hoot!





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cd.thomson

posted on 1/10/09 at 12:20 PM Reply With Quote
how difficult are you finding it G.Man? What box are you using? its something im interested in but it looks like its cheaper to just buy the cars with the work done than do it yourself!

Mine is in at the autoelectricians at the minute after it tried to set itself on fire, but not before cutting off power to the fuel pump and brake lights!





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Ninehigh

posted on 2/10/09 at 10:14 PM Reply With Quote
I like the speed holes, did you get that off the Simpsons?!






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matt.c

posted on 2/10/09 at 10:26 PM Reply With Quote
Looks like you are going to have fun!!

Bet you get it done and on its first trackday before i manage to find a kart i like!! I have 3 karts now (one built and the other 2 in bits) and still have not even got to a track yet.






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Steve Hignett

posted on 2/10/09 at 10:30 PM Reply With Quote
What... You had so much fun track-daying your MK, you got a tin-top aswell???








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eccsmk

posted on 3/10/09 at 10:20 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Hignett
What... You had so much fun track-daying your MK, you got a tin-top aswell???




thers always one

ye olde mk is in bits again but only to tidy it up finish bits off etc

the 306 is just a cheap bit of fun to keep me sane






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eccsmk

posted on 3/10/09 at 10:23 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ninehigh
I like the speed holes, did you get that off the Simpsons?!


no but strangely the grill is a complete solid lump and there is no way of air getting throught it and into the radiator
infact the rad can only get cold air from the two tiny grills in the bumper
so thats getting the holesaw treatment too






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G.Man

posted on 5/10/09 at 06:06 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cd.thomson
how difficult are you finding it G.Man? What box are you using? its something im interested in but it looks like its cheaper to just buy the cars with the work done than do it yourself!

Mine is in at the autoelectricians at the minute after it tried to set itself on fire, but not before cutting off power to the fuel pump and brake lights!


I am using the Xsara VTS box with a Tran-X diff, havent started the conversion yet as the GTi-6 is just being stripped and checked over. I am reliably informed, bar a few minor issues such as master cylinder clearance, it should be an easy install.

More info as it happens!q





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eccsmk

posted on 9/10/09 at 09:40 PM Reply With Quote
sorry for the lack of updates ive not really got anything done i have got however all new suspension bushes
all tube for the cage

but there is still an evo 6 taking up the garage

i might pop up some pics of t'evo tomorrow if i remember to take some






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Ninehigh

posted on 10/10/09 at 06:55 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by eccsmk
but there is still an evo 6 taking up the garage


Hey if you don't want it there I'm sure I'll find it a good home!






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eccsmk

posted on 10/10/09 at 07:25 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ninehigh
quote:
Originally posted by eccsmk
but there is still an evo 6 taking up the garage


Hey if you don't want it there I'm sure I'll find it a good home!


strangely enough your not the first person to offer

its away until wednesday so il hopefully get some piccies later in the week (just so you can make sure it will go with the decore in the garage )






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eccsmk

posted on 22/10/09 at 08:07 PM Reply With Quote
a small update
poly windows are now in (front only until the rears arrive)
seats are now sorted out (well decided on)
new fandango steering wheel is here just need to sort out a boss for it

next on the list the suspension







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