Month: October 2015

Electrical again, and Engine Ancillaries

More wiring again, plus starting to get some of the other parts bolted to the engine, so that I can get one step closer to starting it!

Once of the first items is the coolant header tank



Got the injectors in, and the last fuel line made up.



Throttle cable in



Breather hoses in, ready to start making up the catch tank.



And more wiring…..





Most of the weekend was spent doing electrical lots of time but not a lot of visible progress…


The battery is all mounted securely.



Most of the rear end wiring to the lights is complete.IMAG0730


The centre console, starter, ignition etc is all done.


Another good step forward

First job of the weekend was on Friday night, putting some flat black paint on the A pilar and Carlos bar, helps to make them ‘disappear’ when you are looking out through the front window.


On Saturday, once the paint had dried it was time to get inside and start getting all of the brake and fuel lines done.


Got the handbrake mounted, rear split valve in place.IMAG0699

Pedals all mounted and plumbed in.


CoDrivers seat and belts all in.


A bit of colour coding to the Velo logo, just because….IMAG0702

Engine, gearbox and front cross member all in, front suspension all attached.


New top and bottom radiator mounts made, rad repainted and fan fitted.IMAG0716

Tailshaft and exhaust painted and mounted.

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And on its own feet for the first time since the stock, crashed shell was pushed into the shed 2 years ago!IMAG0714

Now all I have to do is paint it, make the wiring loom, fit all of the other interior bits like dash, ECU, map light, trip computer, intercom, medical kit, triangles, cage padding, battery mount, foot rests for both sides, sump gaurd, get the engine tuned get it CAMS log booked, road licensed, etc, etc etc…..  I’ve got a month, so……….  :/


Yeap, a total of 145hp at the tyres.  Considering its a totally stock 2L motor with some bolt ons that’s a healthy figure.  Sure, its a long way short of the 200+ that I want once I build a motor, but a great start for now 🙂

Massive thanks to Shannon at TuneCorp for getting me the last few sensors that I needed, and for the awesome work tuning the car.