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21 Nov 2018 06:48 #197879 by MadsV
Looks great, I see you have great tools and skills for fabricating parts

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21 Nov 2018 12:00 #197906 by Jefferies
Well i'm an automotive engineer and have free access to a CAD package for the design work, and fortunately i work at a place where i can use the kit for my own purposes and we've got some really good contacts to get small stuff made cheap/for free. Should have a nice CNC machined billet spacer for the gearstick coming today/tomorrow

*any of the ratty welding is mine, all the lovely neat welding is our fabricator's

Oh god i love ebay, and the piece price of mass produced OEM car parts!! Just bought a brand new radiator for a mk1 renault Megane for £22 including delivery. I chose this one as it should fit nicely in the available space and it has both hose spigots on the near side. They need to be on that side really for a neat install, avoiding having a great big top hose cutting across in front of the engine.

I also bought a brand new genuine ford intercooler that isn't a big wide one for £17 including delivery!!!! This one is more of a punt and hopefully i'll be able t work it in somewhere nice.
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21 Nov 2018 12:18 #197909 by Jefferies
Just did a quick calc and the new gearstick should give me the choice between a maximum leverage ratio of 4.82 and a min of 3.69. The standard gearstick had a ratio of roughly 6.29 giving a throw of 122mm. This means that the throw of the new gear knob will be reduced by between 24% and 41% (also giving an equivalent increase in required gearstick effort). I've not driven a vauxhall Omega but i've seen anecdotal evidence that the standard gear change is sloppy and not very nice. With this in mind hopefully the new setup will be tune-able to a much nicer feel whilst giving me the 'defender' look i was going for.

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22 Nov 2018 22:26 #198028 by Jefferies
Gearstick is ready for a trial fit so I can make sure it works properly and put a bend in the bar to get the gear knob in the right place. Quite chuffed with the spacer block, especially as it was FOC.

Also had the two odd ends of the prop shaft machined so that they spigot together. Just need a bit of cleaning up and then welding.

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22 Nov 2018 22:49 #198029 by gv42
looking good,

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23 Nov 2018 18:35 #198062 by Riccy
Yes its all good there. some proper engineering going into this project :-) ;-)

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24 Nov 2018 17:36 #198107 by Jefferies
Thanks for the replies guys.

Just put a couple of bends in the gear stick so that it sits where I want in the neutral position. Chucked a bit of paint on and I'll fit it properly tomorrow.

Also mocked up the radiator and intercooler, both look like they should work well

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19 Feb 2019 21:47 #203497 by Jefferies
Fitted my new adjustable panhard rod with a slight bend in it so it will clear the sump at full bump and avoid having to modify my brand new replacement sump
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20 Feb 2019 11:22 #203526 by Venter
Looking good. You have to make that bend yourself or do the rods come like that?

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20 Feb 2019 17:58 #203560 by Jefferies
No i got someone to do it for me who's got oxy acetylene as it needed a fair bit of heat.
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