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Old 21-11-2009, 08:32 PM   #16
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Some pictures from today, I'm verry satisfied how straight the drive shafts will be at normal ride height, they point forwards slightly as you can see in the pictures. I am supprised how little movement the inner cv's need. My driveshaft measurements between the insides of both spiders were 265 and 295mm, If thats of intrest to anyone elses?? I should probably add there just broom handles at the moment.
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Old 22-11-2009, 09:22 AM   #17
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Your subframe looks incredibly strong with a lot of bracing. Compared to mine, mine looks vulnarable, but will do some bracing also. You are just a few steps ahead of me, but it is nice to compare the progress that is made. Keep up the good work.

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Old 22-11-2009, 09:50 AM   #18
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Thankyou very much, I was looking at your frame just yesterday, I wreckon you must have started a few weeks after me. I was actually thinking how stong your's looked. I see you have a similar design on the front bar so it doesn't need to be removable. My general aproach has been not to leave any bend or corner without a support - much easier said than done.

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Old 22-11-2009, 10:39 AM   #19
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That low front I stole from your design . Later on I want to fit a turbo and then I need the extra space. Dont know why that front bar should be removable because you loose strenght in that way.

I have the same idea, no corner without support. Better put some extra effort in that now than regret it later.

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Old 24-11-2009, 12:06 AM   #20
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I'm glad to have helped, thats exactly what this forum is for in my opinion. It's a challanging conversion and we need all the inspiration we can get. It's hardly like I havn't taken ideas from other builds!!
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Old 24-11-2009, 02:31 AM   #21
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Yes I agree its unlikely to work, I'm going to look today to see how it opperates if its just a centrapugal pump i may be able to modify the impellor - I'll have a look anyhow.

As for the alternator i was thinking of mounting it under the dizzy sollidly and shaft driving it under the manni to a bearing mounted at the front, Smoothing of the waterpump pulley and snaking a belt round the lot with a cam belt tensioner or such. Although I'd be loosing the v belt effect on the water pump the belt would be in contact for nearly 180 degrees I need to calculate how that compares, My main concern would be the inertia of the shaft I havn't quantified that either. Or an electric pump and a simmilar setup. Sound complicated or what??
What would you tension the belt with ?
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Old 24-11-2009, 08:58 AM   #22
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You say it yourself already...why make things so complicated?

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Old 24-11-2009, 10:06 AM   #23
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It is sounding long winded,i need to stop an think if it's worth it. I still have the option of cutting the inner wing and fliping the altenator round. I'm definatly not running the pump backwards - it just won't work. As for the electric pumps I've not found any that can flow sufficiently for the application. So back to the drawing board, I'm probably going to use undersize pulleys. Then Spiyda I'll be tentioning it with a cam belt idler.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:14 PM   #24
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Well I've done quite a bit since the last update, I'll load some pics of how I did the driveshafts but for now hear is the almost finished subframe, with the strengthend sump gaurd sections and the rear engine mount.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:20 PM   #25
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And hear is what I have done with the driveshafts. Also I quite like this picture of where I got my pattern front end from this summer. I even took it home in the van!
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:13 PM   #26
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Whos yard is this?

Never thought places like this existed anymore with proper cars in them!
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:19 PM   #27
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It's in a village called Blyth just south of Sheffield
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:20 PM   #28
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Hi Alex: been following your build - great job in so little time. Re your MAF problem, have you tried cleaning it? Just remove the sensor from the body and VERY gently scrape all of the residue from the two small wires. This should do the trick as there is not much else that can go wrong, go wrong, go wrong---. Also, your intake manifold seems to have the throttle body on the left hand side - mine is on the right and I could really use one like yours - what model Swift used the LH manifold? And where can I get one? Bob Jonah
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:25 PM   #29
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Hi Bob Jonah,

That manifold is from Mk1 Ph2 Cultus Gti.
It is a hens teeth item.
I sold it to Alex as I didn't need it any more.
You will need to get in touch with NewZeland boys to help you on this one.
Or if you feeling lucky, Yahoo auction Japan will be the best bet.

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Old 12-12-2009, 09:36 AM   #30
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On a Dutch site I saw pictures of a Mk2 inlet where they changed the throttlebody from right to left by closing it at one end and opening and machining it at the other end. Maybe that is an option?

I am also thinking of that later because I want a turbo in the end and it makes all the trajectory of the pipes shorter and simpler.

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