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Made mini looms for injectors and COP's 

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Made using Raychem tefzel wire and DR25 heat shrink.

 

Not the best job ever but it was a learning curve anyways. As long as it works for now I can always spend time later tidying bits up I'm not happy with.

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Fitted new steering wheel today the old one has done 115,000 miles and is looking rather tired.

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Removed air bag. What a nightmare to get out, in the end I had to resort to google.

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OMP 350mm suede WRC with mid dish.

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Initial reports are feels strange being slightly smaller than standard but the suede is much nicer to touch than the worn polished leather.

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Just got some pictures of my fuel swirl pot that will be used to feed my belt driven Aeromotive pump.

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It will be fitted in the hole that used to be occupied by the standard fan intake.

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P-motorsports alloy fabrication is second to none, just look at those welds

 

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Just got some pictures of my fuel swirl pot that will be used to feed my belt driven Aeromotive pump.

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It will be fitted in the hole that used to be occupied by the standard fan intake.

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Swirl pot top.png

P-motorsports alloy fabrication is second to none, just look at those welds

 

Quality bit of kit pal.

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Started the big swap yesterday. Firstly I jacked the car up and dropped the oil.
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Drained the radiator and pulled the front end off. I was not sure the best way to remove the driveshafts but a quick look from underneath revealed that from above would be much easier, so off with the manifolds it was.
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I then decided to remove all the wires I don't need simply leaving the horns, headlight, reverse sensor and starter wire as I have made a full custom loom for the engine.
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Next I jacked the back of the car up to remove the full exhaust system.
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After a couple of hours the engine was finally out.
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Then I looked to tidy the bay a little. This will be no show car and is being built to be raced so don't expect any fancy tricks. The abs has not worked for a long time and with a lot of track time planned I decided it had to go both for functionality and as it seems heavy a little weight saving too.
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More updates coming soon as things progress.

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Clutch came today so I can now mate the engine and gearbox together, happy days :)

Went for Don Octane's flywheel and Sachs RCS200 twin plate clutch good for 1200nm.
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The flywheel is super light I think the whole assembly weighs less than the standard clutch pressure and friction plate.

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More updates keeping this thread fresh.

Parts came to upgrade my breaking system to all stainless steel.
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Now I have flexible stainless back to the master cylinder.
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Had to ditch the standard brake split to send a single line back to the rear I can control the power with a brake bias valve.
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Parts came for power steering
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Made new line for low pressure side
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Had another play today. Managed to get a 14mm banjo for the high pressure side of the power steering rack.
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Bent/ swaged the pipe and sent it into the cabin where my electric PAS pump will be.
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Found a nice home for my Aeromotive belt drive pump fuel pressure regulator.
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Fitted two new o rings on the standard plastic water pipe and a new seal on the thermostat housing. I did look at the metal upgrades you can buy but I decided having had VR6 engined cars for the last 9 or so years and never one pipe has failed they are really more about looks than anything else.IMG_1469387346.365335.jpg.3c13338107c677
Then I mounted the front slam panel just to feel like I had done a little more .

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Managed to get an 11" Spal pull fan mounted to my radiator today using the supplied 'quick connect kit'
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Apologies for my terrible fabrication skills, made a bracket today to mount my 19 row oil cooler to my 52mm twin pass polo radiator.
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This is how it will sit. Just need to make some mounting brackets for the entire assembly. On the plus side the new rad, fan & oil cooler weighs at least 50% lighter than the old rad, fan & air con radiator.
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After spending ages trying to work out where I should mount the race battery I have finally found a neat location. I knew I wanted to mount it in the cabin to make more room in the engine bay and for weight distribution it had to be on the passenger side.
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Rear quarter panel it is then.
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