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Old 4th December 2017, 08:05 AM   #341
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Re: Brett's RS GTD

Hi Brett,
I would look at reducing the height of the boss on the waterpump the tensioner mounts onto. The pump body may require re-tapping to ensure you don’t strip the thread.
Keep up the good work, you’re nearly there
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Old 5th April 2018, 01:11 PM   #342
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Re: Brett's RS GTD

Hi Brett
I may have missed it, but upon the return of your motor from Franks ref the leaking water pump how did he resolve the problem, I have simular issues.
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Old 6th April 2018, 04:07 AM   #343
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Re: Brett's RS GTD

I hope to be able to tell you soon, as have thrown caution to the wind and am going to fill and try to start at the same time...
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Old 11th May 2018, 09:13 AM   #344
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Re: Brett's RS GTD

So a long time without posting again, I have been quietly (and slowly) working away in the back ground.

Couple of things have been done to progress, one was to change the front demist setup. I originally had cut ovals in the holes and following feedback decided to use the older dash vents.

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We'll see how that goes when I finally test...

On the other side, I'd say one of my biggest faults is that I worry about things and sometimes stop myself doing stuff because I am not sure or have not done something before.

In the case of the dash, the way I had put in the loom I got from SGT was to connect it to the cross part of the chassis. Mainly because at one end is the relays and fuse boxes that dont' lend themselves to easily being taken out. And there was my problem in my head, I don't want to have to be massively unplugging everything, especially now as I probably will be pulling the dash regularly. So I finally decided to make another loom.

Here's what the chassis looked like to start

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Here's the dash as finally decided it

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Then I started behind
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and last night I finished the dash side, so now going to start on the connections in the chassis. The large connector is from a PCM connector from a Puma diesel engine in work

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Maybe I'll be in a position to try and start here by the beginning of next month some time (fingers crossed)
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Old 11th May 2018, 04:21 PM   #345
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Re: Brett's RS GTD

Good to see you posting again Brett!
Wearing Camo out in the shop I see!
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Old 12th May 2018, 06:25 AM   #346
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+1 on Randy's comment Brett. Keep it up mate, you'll get there
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Old 14th May 2018, 03:56 AM   #347
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Ha! Yes Randy, can't beat a bit of Ny-Stop, make great working trousers

Another thing that has been completed is that the seats are now semi fixed in and I also completed most of the structure that I had envisioned in my head all those years ago. I wanted something that helped brace my hip area better and also a little storage box (how modern :P ). There'll be a lid going over it once finished

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Also, the final 3 dials have had different bezels ready for IVA so they are compliant as they are outside the exempt area

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Old 14th May 2018, 04:02 AM   #348
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Re: Brett's RS GTD

I've had a question about something on my dash, the turn switch to the right of the steering wheel - Well it is the Wiper Control

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The idea came from a GT40EC member many years ago and it is a unit in one.

It is a 4 position rotary switch

Clockwise: 1 click for low speed; 2 click for high speed

Anticlockwise: Intermittent - This has been done by wiring in a relay to get this affect. Here's a video of the test (cough, 4 years ago)



Push: drives the washer pump

The knob is a series one pie crust copy.
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Old 14th May 2018, 04:48 AM   #349
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Also, the final 3 dials have had different bezels ready for IVA so they are compliant as they are outside the exempt area


They're outside the exempt area but the design of the dash is such that you can't contact them with an 165mm sphere. I 3D printed a hemi-sphere to test but you could do it with a cardboard profile.



So while you should validate your dash is the same (there is no guarantee yours is the same as mine!) I'd think it should be fine without having to change the bezels.
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Old 14th May 2018, 06:44 AM   #350
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Re: Brett's RS GTD

David,
Maybe, but I'd prefer not to have to cross the issue at IVA and it took less than 30 mins for all 3 52mm and the Speedo. It wasn't much for the bezels too.

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Old 14th May 2018, 08:23 AM   #351
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Maybe, but I'd prefer not to have to cross the issue at IVA and it took less than 30 mins for all 3 52mm and the Speedo. It wasn't much for the bezels too.

Brett
Hi Brett,

I didn't radius mine but your route is much more sensible as I then had sleepless nights worrying about it (and other possible issues, oh the joy of IVA) as I heard one test station has failed cars on it.

Also think they look very smart where did you get them from? as it beats sticking foam around them which I believe some manufacturers recommend.
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Old 14th May 2018, 08:44 AM   #352
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Re: Brett's RS GTD

Hey Nick, your car looks fantastic!

Bezels came from Smiths/CAI Gauge themselves. I think just over 20.

I have kept the Classic ones for later

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Re: Brett's RS GTD

So work continues and is slow (as usual) but at least it appears to be heading the right direction

Bar a few connections that still need to be sorted that were left not done on purpose whilst the rest were testing (Heater and electric water pump), I think I have got o the point where the new loom is debugged and I can now move onto the next step, trying to crank her over for the first time.

Going to be a few weeks before that happens though as I have age group European Championships next weekend!

This was the last test last night

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