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DOHC & MT75 build
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Author:  rapidtornado [ Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:40 pm ]
Post subject:  DOHC & MT75 build

Well toyed with the idea for a while and posted some updates in the past on Haynes website but thought I make a concerted effort this year to capture more updates etc... I know I've referred to other build diairies a lot and they have helped significantly especially Enoch's (thanks).

So over the next few days I'll bring you up to speed with where I'm at, if you got any questions I'll try answer them.

Ultimately I'm going for a Matt Black look car. Plan to get a wide bulge bonnet, scuttle and nosecone and then vinyl wrap (so if anybody got a spare in any colur they want to sell let me know as colour doesn't matter too me)

So... we is the build at the moment?

Chassis is fabbed and sprayed.
Wishbones fabbed and sprayed
Fuel tank fabbed out of 3mm aluminium
Diff cleaned and ready to go
mk2 rs2000 steering rack overhauled and reay to go
Steering column fabbed
Engine mounts fabbed & sprayed
Floor fitted (bit of a mistake here... should have used countersink rivets along chassis rail as the side panel needs to sit flush but didn't do it!... or just cleco the floor until fitting side panel then rivet in 1 shot)
Inlet plenum modified and sprayed (have a look on Haynes forum for details)
Alloy wheels (off mk1 mondeo) grit blasted and powder coated

This is the car just before I sprayed it:

Next jobs to be done:
Install brake lines & fuel lines (just bought flaring kit from machinemart ... now need to learn how to use it )
Fabricate and temp fit side panels
Brakes - need clean and overhaul
Clean up engine and paint

I'll take a picture later this week once brake and fuel lines are in :)

Author:  The V8 Files [ Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: DOHC & MT75 build

Matt black, should be a nice look :D :D

Saw some body panels on the bay earlier, its listed under locost but says Haynes as well, might be work asking him a question ... SS:GB:1123

Author:  rapidtornado [ Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: DOHC & MT75 build

Cheers mate will do... thanks

Author:  rapidtornado [ Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: DOHC & MT75 build

I can't compete with Fatrich's build... man that is sweet but thought I'd share a few more piccies now I half got the brake lines in, fuel lines in and half done the engine clean/paint. Also I've stuck a pic of the chopped down plenum for any of you guys planning to do this

I got my chassis turned on it's side to give me a bit of room in the garage, here it is with the floor fitted:


A few pics of the brake and fuel lines half installed

A pic of the chopped down plenum:

And my engine/gearbox midway to getting Gok Wan treatment :)

Author:  bonzo [ Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Looking sweet

Hi Rapid

That is some nice progress you have made there. :) 8-)

The fuel & brake pipes are looking very tidy indeed. :)

Where did you source the clips from as they were the kind of thing I had in mind.

Nice to see lots of builds coming to life. :) :)

Author:  Fatrich67 [ Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: DOHC & MT75 build

cheers for the coments,your build is looking realy good, like the wheel coluor.I'm sure I'll be completly hopeless when it comes to doing the electrical side of things even looking at the loom brings me out in a cold sweat :)

Author:  The V8 Files [ Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: DOHC & MT75 build

Ah a fellow member who can turn a cable tie into a 100 uses :D :D :D

Nice progress Rapid :D as per Ronnies question I would be interested about the pipe clamps :D

Author:  rapidtornado [ Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: DOHC & MT75 build

I bought the clips off ebay, the seller was JSClips the part description was FIX8PP THREE HOLE LATCHING BRAKE PIPE CABLE TUBE CLIP FIXING CAR TRIM PANEL x12 but I noticed he hasn't got them listed anymore. I think I bought about 36 clips ?!? if you want me to enquire with him if he can relist and if yes I'll post the item # back up here

Author:  The V8 Files [ Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: DOHC & MT75 build

Thanks Rapid, I'm not in need yet but wherever possible like to make notes of nicey bits for future reference :D

Author:  rapidtornado [ Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: DOHC & MT75 build

So latest development, got my calipers out for exchange, should be back tomorrow, spent way too much time investigating seal kits, powder coating etc... just get new! Had a few quid left over from selling other bits on the sierra so thought I'd treat myself :)

Also got in touch with Premier Wiring today and placed an order for a loom... very depressed when he told me it was +20deg in Malaga and I then went out and put a cover on the windscreen ... it is -5!!

Fuel pipes are now sorted and started to fit the fuel tank and think about where to put the fuel pump... I'll try and post a few pics tomorrow.

Also got some aluminium in for the side panels, looked at the booked template and cut it out of card but it doesn't line up too well on my chassis, anyone got a close up pic of the front end of their side panel fitted to the car with nose cone removed so I can get a feel for what it should look like?


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