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Postby shoveitnz » 04 Mar 2009, 19:20

Quiet on this here forum lately- i'm just popping by to see whats up and its good to see a chevette being fettled on side of road :D

Good work there- and the poppy inny lights look good....as we all know they are the best!!! :D

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Postby ross.cheeks » 08 Mar 2009, 13:58

cheers, yeah its coming along, finally starting to take shape now, this is what ive had planned for the 2 years ive owned it haha.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 24 Mar 2009, 09:46

certainly looking good.

might i suggest sealing the tank area as if it will be staged, whilst it's highly unlikely to be an issue it makes the car upgradable. i meaan Bont isn't a million miles away is it?
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Postby ross.cheeks » 24 Mar 2009, 23:41

yeah its all getting firewalled just in the middle of working out how we do it haha like what sealants to use etc.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 25 Mar 2009, 08:35

grp paste for the panel in front of the tank. the hard bit is round the filler.

not sure how mines been done, the previous version had a lot of self expanding foam in the gaps. i think the aluminium 'trim' seals everything from the crew now.

in the best traditions of advice it would have been best done before painting.

oh and can i have my trolley jack back, the one in the drivers footwell.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 26 Mar 2009, 12:31

do you have any more pics of yours? ive had a look but the ones ive seen arent really clear enough also have you got somemore pics of the interior, im looking at doing the trim panels in a similar way or using foamex to make them.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 27 Mar 2009, 10:32

since you asked nicely

i've been meaning to for a while and it's sunny today
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Postby ross.cheeks » 27 Mar 2009, 12:20

cheers, that would be great, im gonna get back out and finish painting the cage black now, time to get high again haha :lol:
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Postby ross.cheeks » 28 May 2009, 12:11

just added a quick update.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 31 May 2009, 06:49

are you putting a plumbed in extinguisher in?
time to look at the first event me thinks, that way you have to finish it rather than keep tinkering.
looking forword to seeing the pics of the fist event
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Postby ross.cheeks » 31 May 2009, 11:47

hi, nah not putting a plumbed in one in 'yet'

as for first event, not sure, want to get it finished and have a bit of a play first, get used to it, even more so that the everyday'er is a fwd corsa.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 01 Jun 2009, 14:35

I would seriously look at a second hand plumbed in whilst the car is in a planning phase - mine is now strapped to the front leg of the roll cage, not a place i'm happy with but about the only place it could go after the shell was painted. origionally i had a bcf dumpy bottle, but i'm not one to spend money where i can avoid it so a long bottle of soapy water went in and it doesn't really fit anywhere - should have let the builder have it sooner so he could do a more customised location.

pick an event and get ready for it, otherwise you'll always be tinkering. don't worry about getting used to it, even the 2.3 isn't that hard to pick up, i too drive fwd most of the time including non stage competition. it's more fun and easier to drive.
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Postby Gordo » 13 Jun 2009, 04:17

Like what you're doing BUT, you have got to get rid of that abortion of an exhaust manifold - no idea why joining 1 to the siamesed 2&3 ports seemed like a good idea. Join 1 & 4 and modify the centre branch so it doesn't overlap the ports and you'll be heading in the right direction.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 13 Jun 2009, 12:26

i know what6 your saying and in an ideal world it would but alot of it was to do with space working it around the starter and that, and it will be an improvement over the standard system thats for sure and this set up it only temp whilst i sort out other engine options. if it annoys you that much feel free to make one for me and send it over :lol:
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Postby Gordo » 13 Jun 2009, 15:37

Will you pay the freight? 8)
Plumbing certainly is a b*tch - I found the steering to be more of a pain, as I had a spare engine with starter fitted for clearancing the down pipes - but then had to 'adjust' it for clearing the steering column.
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Postby heg123 » 06 Jul 2009, 14:08

fairplay havnt looked on here in ages. and this car has come on loads. its a proper rally car now. well impressed. keep it up. when u doing ure 1st event?
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Postby ross.cheeks » 06 Jul 2009, 14:25

cilwendeg 2023 maybe :lol:

not sure, when ever its done really, but im happy with how its coming along, mite as well get stuff done now, saves hastle later
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Postby ross.cheeks » 28 Aug 2009, 16:45

bit of an update added!
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