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Post by swoakes » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:17 pm

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Well I wanted to take the piss, comparisons of Benny Hill and Benny from Crossroads abound but you dis months me.this weekend. Went to watch boys play rugby, Finns team stuffed Wrexham Cobras and he scored a good number of tries but then got pi55ed in clubhouse followed by a few to celebrate in my local so nowt done on mine.
Good work mate, looking forward to Silverstone 8)
First time I read that I thought Finn got pi55ed :lol:


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Post by BigBobPilot » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:17 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
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My 16th month old found it hilarious!!!
It sounds like I've found my level then!


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Post by reliant-reviver » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:56 pm

No cable ties?!


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Post by BigBobPilot » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:23 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:56 pm
No cable ties?!
Are you trying to get me to decipher some sort of code? What with Craig's corrected drunken typing that makes sense only to him as well... - edited, cause he has too and it makes sense now.

I think you are trying to ask: "Why did you go to the trouble of making a bracket, when you could have strapped the MAF sensor to something with cable ties? Then got on with another job!"

So, my preferred two routings for the pipe wouldn't work, I wanted to come over the damper & underneath the intercooler. Or have the MAF sensor closer to the engine, with a longer flex. pipe running to the air filter, which could take up the engine movement. The changes of diameter were my main issue. Even if I'd had a bespoke reducing pipe made, the MAF would not have had enough clearance to the intercooler for it's inlet pipe & would obstruct the ducting for the intercooler outelt.

This left me trying to avoid the top wishbone damper mount, the chassis, the wheel on full lock / full bump, the intercooler & the intercooler inlet pipe from the turbo. I don't want the turbo inlet pipe to touch any of those items (particularly the wishbone & wheel), to avoid chafing & ultimately an air leak. Therefore the MAF sensor needed to be held in place quite accurately, to ensure clearance all around it. I have to say, I never even considered cable ties before I made the bracket, but I don't believe they would have achieved what I needed. The inlet to the MAF then needs to be in a position where I can route the flexi. pipe from the air filter to it. Everything needs to reliably be held in place, because if things fail, you don't finish races. My concern is whether there is enough flexibility in the pipe between the MAF & the turbo to allow for engine movement, but there are 2 bends which should aid that and I have stiffer engine mounts, but it still remains to be seen.


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Post by BigBobPilot » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:37 pm

Cloudless moonlit, chilly night at 3 degrees C
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Ideal conditions to pop out to the garage in the evening.

I seem to have many jobs I’ve started and not finished. The wiring for the rear end has been in for a while, the rear light connectors were all done, but I’d not fitted the fuel pump terminals. So yesterday evening, I fitted them and moved on to the running the power from the fusebox to the pump relays. I realised I needed the switch panel in so I could get the wiring length correct for the switches.

So this evening I fitted the frame (that I’d made before…) for the switch panel, it just needed drilling for the fixings. It bridges from the roll cage dash bar & the top of the tunnel.

Then I transferred the switches from a mocked-up cardboard panel (I made ages ago), I’d noted where I needed / wanted to move the switches so the panel was easy to mark-out, cut & drill. I just had to decide whether I really wanted to use some off-cut faux carbon fibre panel (it’s GRP) I had acquired. I decided to go for it, although I’m not wholly convinced, but it will be staying for now.
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The switch panel will be held on with Dzus fasteners and will act as a closing panel to hide the wiring, but give easy access when required, thus:
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The master switch stays behind on the bracket along with the heavy battery cables, although I've temporarily mislaid the big red key. The frame is now back off again, I just need to grind a couple of bits, then paint it tomorrow evening. Then run some more wires in.


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:55 am

Dzus fasteners! Nay lad, they went out wi' Spitfires! Velcro's the in thing. It's wot Craig 'as t' use on 'is body panels and gearbox fixings!



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Post by BigBobPilot » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:25 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:
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Velcro's the in thing.
Ah, ok. I'll add it to my shopping list, along with the bigger zip ties.


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Post by philhoward » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:27 pm

You can get Velcro ties now as well...problem solved.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:49 pm

Lol yep velcro is the appropriate technology for my cars gearbox :roll:

Glad you are progressing mate, got a bout of "near fatal man flu" now :cry: big scotch and bed last night, tonsils like a wrecking ball :doh:

Like the removable switch panel idea 8)


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Post by BigBobPilot » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:23 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
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[I've] got a bout of near fatal ... big ... wrecking balls
I don't like the sound of that.

I should have be a news editor!


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Post by BigBobPilot » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:04 pm

Today's menu:

Filling, wiring, sanding, repeat.

All progress...
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:37 pm

Ouchy


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Post by richardvernon » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:56 pm

I have used and really recommend 3M Dual Lock (NTDWMBTW). Very positive fastening action.

IMHO much advanced over the bum-fluff Velcro stuff. Don't need much either otherwise very difficult to separate.


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Post by BigBobPilot » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:35 pm

Thanks for the recommendation.


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Post by richardvernon » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:28 am

BigBobPilot wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:35 pm
Thanks for the recommendation.
Just make certain what you get is genuine 3M stuff ( not the" 3M type....." so often used on Evilbay descriptions ) and there are also different strength of separation grades depending on your individual requirements.


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