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Old 07-05-2009, 03:57 PM   #31
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what size of silicone hose did u use..i brought some 51mm and it's well sloppy on the chopped inlet manifold
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:01 PM   #32
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I used 2" hose so probably the same size, once the jubilee clips are on and have the shape of the manifold they're nice and tight.

Assembled the disc & caliper on the drivers side tonight, really close to the standard oil filter, would appreciate it if anyone could post pictures showing what it looks like with the smaller oil filter?
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:06 PM   #33
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is that with that oil cooler removed?
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:20 PM   #34
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Cooler plate & standard filter still on.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:27 PM   #35
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Been doing a bit this weekend...Sorted the clearance issue between the oil filter & the caliper, took the oil cooler plate off & used a shorter oil filter.

Brakes & hubs fitted, got some adjustable bottom arms to fit once everything is painted, all measured up for driveshaft lengths.



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Also got the radiator mounted, need to make an alternator bracket, would like to fit a trigger wheel on the inboard side of the pulley, need to sort that first so I get the mounts in the right place.





Finished the exhaust manifold, pipe comes out just below the rear engine mount.
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Old 15-05-2009, 07:12 PM   #36
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Well, Helen arrived last night, had to see if things fitted, looking OK so far.....Had to be done....



Loads of welding needs doing, theres holes just about everywhere
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Old 15-05-2009, 07:29 PM   #37
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looks sweet mate looks a lovley fit what rad is that, i just managed to get a ali corsa rad, built for a c20xe for 40 coming on nice mate at this rate you will be finished before me and iv,e been on mine a year have u got a dead line
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Old 15-05-2009, 08:13 PM   #38
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Rad is the std SRi item, don't think it will fit without some mods to the front end, any pics of your rad & how it fits? As for a deadline, car No 14 in September at the 16v mini tackday!
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Old 15-05-2009, 08:41 PM   #39
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havent got any pics mate havent really done any work on it for a while had a few set back,s(duff engine bent fanny mould)just been gathering stuff, and in between garages at the mo and the cars 10 mile away nearly there though will be home soon, hope fully start a build diary within the next month,misses keeps moaning as there is a mig welder, a tig welder, and a set of twin webbers in our livingroom.plus havent got a clue how to upload pics any tips welcome mate.

p.s misses just read this thread and made a daft comment, why dont you take some pics and show them whats in our livingroom. forgot to metion theres a nitro monster truck,a vauxhall,gear selctor and a pair of mini finns here aswell
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To post pics (yes even whats in the living room) register/open account/join http://photobucket.com/ upload your pictures, copy the link & paste here.
Hmm if only I had a plasma cutter, would make the prep for welding much quicker, may have a look & see whats in the local tool hire place tomorrow...
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Old 15-05-2009, 09:33 PM   #41
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plasma cutter sounds brrill would prob get carried away and take out a major archery, have been looking at one ebay mega dear though would save on hacksaw blades, have to see what the boss says
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Old 15-05-2009, 10:36 PM   #42
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Definitely get a plasma cutter, it saves so much time, I use it a lot. I would recommend a Hypertherm plasma cutter if you have them available where you live. Mine is brilliant, it will even start the arc if it doesn't have a good ground. As long as the ground clamp is on a good ground I can start the plasma cutter even through painted surfaces and it will blast right through. Some of the others out there don't do that, you have to grind through the paint to start.
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Old 15-05-2009, 10:44 PM   #43
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theres a baby one on eBay

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Old 16-05-2009, 03:45 PM   #44
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am keeping my eye on that one what do they usally go for
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Hmm if only I had a plasma cutter, would make the prep for welding much quicker, may have a look & see whats in the local tool hire place tomorrow...
this is some of the bits in my living room

wont be at the lock up till wednesday but will take some pics of that rad mate
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