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On 20 June 2018 at 6:52 AM, boingk said:

Lovely fabrication work. Straight-forward, functional and structural. This will be super cool to see finished.

Thanks mate, I am trying to keep it as simple and functional as possible I am hanging to get this finished as well, this will be the 3rd time it has been through a rebuild.

Anyway update time fuel tank, surge tank, lines and pumps are done, it cost a small fortune in fittings and fuel line but it should outlast the car and its E85 ready should I go that way.

Battery system next.




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Been a while since my last post but I have been ripping into it. There is still so much to do and I some times regret going to this extent with the refresh.

Battery is now mounted and cable rerun, I have changed from an Odessey battery to an Optima, I went through 2 Odessey's which is pretty shit considering they did fuck all work I even had them on the trickle charger and they still died. The Optima is a fair bit bigger but much higher CCA, hopefully it last longer, does use a sweet solid billet mounting tray though.

Any way some more pics for those following...


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On 22 August 2018 at 5:51 AM, LittleRedSpirit said:

 So clean you could eat off it!

Thanks Matt, I don't know how long it will stay this clean though!!

I have done a heap in this last month, as I get a chance I will post up some more pics.

I wasn't entirely happy with the original pedal box mount i made, it had I bit too much movement for my liking, considering I am not using a booster there is going to be a lot more pedal effort required and I don't want any flex at all in the mount. So I re made it a lot beefier but still easy to remove a master cylinder or the pedal box with out stripping the whole dash. Ideally I should have incorporated it to the cage, oh well next rebuild. Also mounted the brake fluid reservoir where the booster used to sit.



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New power distribution/fuse board and gear shifter cover. Also added an inline brake pressure switch to activate brake lights, the Tilton pedal box doesn't have the facility to run a mechanical switch. Another issue I had was the roll cage section that went through the firewall to the strut tower used the original wiring loom hole, so more metal had to be removed to accomodate the loom.


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Center consol re-done with brake bias adjuster, shift light and new switches, I did have the hydraulic handbrake coming through the consol but I am going to mount it differently this time.



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12 hours ago, Mechanical Sympathy said:

Almost looks too good to be a racecar!

Thanks, trust me it won't stay this nice.

First round of the sprint series is on the 15th November, I am going to struggle to make it I think.

I have had trouble getting a new front windscreen, the original one broke in the process of taking it out for the cage install, there is not one single screen in WA, so I am having one shipped from South Australia.

Anyway some more pics of the interior which is almost done, still have to remount the hydro handbrake and make some aluminium heel plates.




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13 hours ago, oh what a nissan feeling! said:

So cool, such an awesome build.  

Thanks Matt.

Some of you may recall before I pulled this apart I had just fitted a thermostat and oil cooler to help with oil temps on the track.

I bought a thermostat from Improved Production and a Mocal 16 row oil cooler and mounted the cooler to the front bumper, there wasn't many other options where to mount it. Now this had a great effect and oil temps dropped significantly and it even helped with coolant temp as well. But the bad thing was if I ever needed to take the front bar off or beaver panel the oil cooler had to get disconnected. Not the most practical or the easiest of tasks, pretty messy as well.




So I for this rebuild I had to think of an alternate location for the cooler that was unobtrusive yet still functional and had good air flow. I settled on where I had the oil catch can, this area is out of the way and gets great air flow if you remove the headlight. So I reworked the oil lines and changed the thermostat to a thermostat and oil filter relocator unit in one.








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Another weekend and another task completed, this time the cover for the fuel tank under the car to stop crap hitting it and also to stop crap dirt getting into the boot. But I still needed to access the tank drain from under the car.

Anyway pictures tell a thousand words.....







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