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Hot!Project Parts car... 2lt 6 speed.

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Re: Project Parts car... 2018/09/11 14:20:32 (permalink)
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So a busy weekend just been, trailered up one the cars to the block, thrashed out a few tracks, pub meal, fire swag then home in the morning. Was productive but didn't touch the escort, so last night after work I cracked on till the early hours. Went to bleed the brake lines, only to find the flexi lines blocked and calipers seized. Oh well, swap out for another set. The starter motor wasn't up to task, so pinched the cae gear reduction unit off the mk1. Bled clutch, lowered it off the stands and hit the key. Fired up first turn, and to my amazement, moved under its own steam. To say I'm happy is an understatement. Few things to tidy up but I'm going to make this weekend.

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Re: Project Parts car... 2018/09/13 16:12:06 (permalink)
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Well it's finished.
 
Ended up not too shabby for a paddy basher.
Only had a very quick squirt whilst loading the trailer but the 6 speed and 3.9 diff seem a nice combination.
 
Here it is....

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Re: Project Parts car... 2018/09/13 17:04:27 (permalink)
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That's hilarious, should have charged you more!!
 
Great work mate, enjoy
 
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Re: Project Parts car... 2018/09/15 09:11:03 (permalink)
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man you're crazy, that wagon is waay too nice for a paddock bomb!
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Re: Project Parts car... 2018/09/23 12:51:53 (permalink)
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Well, the weekend came and went, car drove well given it was still on standard 1600 suspension. Managed to keep it off the trees and out of the dam which is more than can be said for the other vehicles! The only thing that really played up was a squealing alternator belt due to miss alignment. So now I have a stripped out car with no where to use it. What is out there that may be suitable??? Otherwise I'll pull the running gear and use it as a test bed. I do have a turbo Saab engine and rwd box sitting here.....
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Re: Project Parts car... 2018/09/23 18:40:25 (permalink)
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should turn it into motorkhana car
 
We had one today in Altona
 
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Re: Project Parts car... 2018/09/24 14:22:44 (permalink)
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Yep, saw the pics, looks like fun. Might have to get onto Nic C and see what I'd need to do as far as specs. Its pretty rough around the edges.

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Re: Project Parts car... 2019/08/02 12:43:24 (permalink)
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I still have this... 
 
This car was always meant to be a tester/practice build car and I have always wanted to have a go at building a cage...  So, this is my 'practice' to see if I'd build it in the 'good' shell... I know, it's cost me as much in materials as I have in the rest of the car, but considering my enthusiasm can often out way my ability, I dont feel it's a bad investment! That and I see the aftermath of road accident trauma as part of my day job.
 
Anyway, it's came up alright for a hack like me.  Seems plenty strong enough. Built to CAMS specs/design.
 
Few more bars to go yet. 
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Re: Project Parts car... 2019/08/03 18:58:19 (permalink)
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That's a strong looking cage, did you do the bends as well?
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Re: Project Parts car... 2019/08/05 12:10:04 (permalink)
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Looking good.  great work
 
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Re: Project Parts car... 2019/08/06 11:30:17 (permalink)
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martymexico
That's a strong looking cage, did you do the bends as well?



 
I bought a very basic weld in 6 point cage with double doors bars from Bronson at www.bcfi.com.au. The fit is excellent and was far cheaper than anywhere else.
 
 
After I started putting it to together and thought, If I'm going to do it, I only get one chance, so bought some more tube from Brown Davis and upgraded to the offroad/full rally spec cage. 
 
 
What I did find interesting is the difference in cage steel. The later being much brighter and softer.
 
In the mean time, I've been piecing together another engine from leftover parts which should more than compensate for the extra cage weight.  
 
It a fun learning experience.
 
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Re: Project Parts car... 2019/08/09 11:16:23 (permalink)
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Don't forget the bracing around the spiderweb section and the door bars as per the CAMS manual.  No doubt you will
 
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Re: Project Parts car... 2019/08/10 16:22:18 (permalink)
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Thanks Matt,
Yep just have yet to add them.
I'll post some more pics up when it progresses.
Unfortunately the weather has put an end to work atm
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