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Old 12-10-2018, 10:42 AM   #211
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:44 PM   #212
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Not updated this in a while as Iíve not got any new photos..
Iíve been busy finishing welding up the seat mounts, got a new crossmember delivered today that Iím going to do a neater job of modifying round the seat mounts before I fit it, also ordered a hole swager to make some speed holes in it because racecar

Hoping to get the floor finished and the car stripped to roll it on itís side and paint the underside and possibly inside by the end of February, but thatís just a loose date...
Iíll add photos once Iíve got some
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Old 21-01-2019, 04:26 PM   #213
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Started modifying the crossmember around the seat mounts and still in the middle of cutting the old one out. Forgot how much I hated cutting out old panels




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Old 21-01-2019, 05:44 PM   #214
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It's when you start cutting a little out of an old panel that look's a little crusty and it ends up being a full panel and several others that were attached to it!
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Old 21-01-2019, 08:37 PM   #215
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It's when you start cutting a little out of an old panel that look's a little crusty and it ends up being a full panel and several others that were attached to it!
Glad that stage of the build is long gone... Only got a tiny bit of the crossmember left to remove and hopefully thatís the last panel Iíll need to remove on the car. Itís my own fault anyway, it was a new panel I already fitted when I replaced the floor, I just cut into it too much when I was fitting the seats
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Old 27-02-2019, 02:17 PM   #216
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Finally got round to welding in the crossmember



Not many jobs left to do before I can get the floors and inside painted. Starting to look like I might actually get this car finished


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Old 04-03-2019, 05:06 PM   #217
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Finished modifying the clutch pedal for the cable conversion, not sure if it looks the same as everyone elseís but it seems to work





Also bought a sytec fpr from Jack on here which came today, still need to mount it properly




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Old 17-03-2019, 07:21 PM   #218
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Stripped the engine and subframe out again to look at fitting the mgf steering rack, need to try and find room for it and the diff without the need for the turbo poking through the front panel




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Old 18-03-2019, 08:44 AM   #219
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Are you trying the same route as me ?

I looked at my pedals again over the weekend and it actually looks like the pedals may not need modding as my clutch pedal will still go full travel without hitting the frame. The brake pedal doesn't have a stop but I presume the travel is governed by the master cylinder throw.

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Old 18-03-2019, 08:56 AM   #220
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Are you trying the same route as me ?
The plan at the moment is to play about with the engine position again and move the left hand steering rack mount along the rack a tiny bit. My problem was that the diff wouldnít fit where I wanted without cutting the back of the frame right where the left hand rack bolts were, so hopefully welding in a new piece and moving the mount along the rack will be enough to make room for everything
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Old 18-03-2019, 09:00 AM   #221
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You might get away with that as the LH mount can really be moved anywhere (within reason).
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Old 18-03-2019, 09:18 AM   #222
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You might get away with that as the LH mount can really be moved anywhere (within reason).
Hopefully moving it outward will be enough as Iím not keen on moving it much further in towards the middle of the rack. Iíll have a play about this week and see what I can come up with
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Old 18-03-2019, 03:04 PM   #223
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Had a quick look at this over my lunch hour. Looks like I’ll be able to move the left hand mount out to the end of the rack and it’ll miss the diff, but I’m going to need to space the rack back a bit as well, not sure whether this will give me any bump steer issues or not though?
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Old 26-03-2019, 01:22 PM   #224
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In the process of sorting out the left hand rack mount. Does anyone know if these two bits are all that are on that side or am I missing something? Itís ages since I took the rack off and canít remember what all holds it on, using these two on their own it doesnít hold the rack tight enough, so I take it there is another piece for it?




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Old 26-03-2019, 02:18 PM   #225
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The u-bolt goes on the drives side of the rack in the slots just alongside the steering rack gearbox.

The block goes on the passenger side of the rack. The rack goes in the u-shape in the block. There is also supposed to be a bent metal plate that goes over the top and then two bolts clamp the lot together through the frame.

You can just see the top part of the passenger side block poking through the hole in my toeboard here:-


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