Month: September 2015

Feeling good, large chunks of progress

While the paint inside the car is dry, I want to leave it to hard a bit more before I do too much inside, so it was time to do some work underneath.

Got the fuel tank in, and fuel pump mounted.

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Got the rear subframe all in, shocks mounted, tyres on, fuel pump and regulator plumbing done!

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Plumbed the line from the subframe to the car.

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Mounted the jack, wheel brace and spare tyre mount.

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Got droop?

As it turns out, I could have gotten another 30mm of droop out of it before the driveshaft hits the subframe ūüė¶ ¬†Oh well, we¬†will see how it handles, and if I feel that I need it, I’ll get a quote on getting some more out of it when they are over east being serviced in the future. ¬†I already have a lot more travel than the ‘standard’ S15 MCA setup, maybe I’m just being greedy now….

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Starting to work on the lines from the fluid reservoirs to the masters.  Will mount the pedals in this weekend! (they are just sitting there right now)

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Pedal box re-assembled

The repainted pedal box is all dry, so I put new bearings in all of the pedals, and reassembled it all.

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As soon as the paint inside the car is completely dry then I can do the brake lines from the pedal box to the rest of the car.

Got some more of the front end parts painted black and assembled on the car.

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First parts bolted BACK ON!

 

Its been so long removing things, and pulling everything apart, for the first time something is being bolted back on for the final time!

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Gave the wing a covering with undercoat, now to sand it all off again to make it all smooth…..

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Made up a little mount for the external canisters for the suspension, and started mounting the brake fluid reservoirs.

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Electricity and paint

Started work on the alternator mount.  Just need to get a belt this week then I can keep going on this.

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Throttle cable arrived, so I setup the throttle bodies on the manifold, cable holder etc.

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Then did the second and final coat on the underbody!  The flash in the pics make it look orangy, its more red in real life.

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All of the underneath is now 100% complete!

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