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Old 24th September 2017, 05:35 AM   #161
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Re: McCopy mk 5

Looking good mate, good to see your making the side pods a stressed member, adds heaps of stiffness to the chassis.
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Old 30th September 2017, 11:13 PM   #162
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Re: McCopy mk 5

Another good day in the shed, crap weather so toy time.
Have paneled the inside of the chassis, the inside lower panels are riveted and the top sides are screwed so you can access it inside for fuel tank and gear change components.
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Old 1st October 2017, 06:33 PM   #163
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Re: McCopy mk 5

That's looking really good Russell, I can't wait to get to that stage. Be a while off yet though. Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 10th October 2017, 01:43 AM   #164
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Re: McCopy mk 5

At last, the Mk2 fuel tank installed and the lower side panel glued and riveted in place.
Had a small problem with the first tank due to a measure once cut twice issue. Much happier with the new tank anyway.
Now it can come off the rotisserie and I can restart the assembly when we get back from another holiday in Australia, going up to Port Douglas for 10 days of sunshine.
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Old 10th October 2017, 04:46 AM   #165
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Re: McCopy mk 5

Geez mate at the rate your going youll be finished before me.
looking good.
enjoy PD, but keep an eye out for mud Geckos, their not only plentiful up that way, they grow bloody big too. lol
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Old 11th October 2017, 03:33 AM   #166
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Re: McCopy mk 5

Thanks John,
Just squeezed this trip in before we will probably have to start treatment again, land back on the Tuesday and back to the clinic on Wed so we should be refreshed for what ever the results are.
Still got lots of work to go yet, got to assemble all the motor / systems yet.
Just getting my head around what is needed for the computer so will pick your brains.
Given that I am not running a Microtec dash and already have an oil pressure system, do I need to run any air temp sender? running ITB`S means that there is no plenum to take common air temps. Should we take air temp elsewhere? I also have separate water temp gauges on the dash.
Do I need to run fuel pressure sender thru the computer? as it will also be manually adjusted.
Any point in putting in exh gas sensors in the tail pipes?
Where are you at with your axels?
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Ps Judging from the scale sizes on some of the belts for sale.....big bubbers
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Old 11th October 2017, 06:25 AM   #167
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Re: McCopy mk 5

yeah they get pretty bloody big alright, air temp sensor depends on your ECU, I'm running an OEM commodore ECU so I just have the air temp sensor zip tied to the front cross brace on the ITB's. as long as its in the air stream somewhere close its ok,
fuel pressure is set to injector type and forget, no need for any connectivity to ECU.
exhaust gas sensors, unless your going to run a self tuning closed loop type ECU, no. most only operate in idle anyway.
axles are getting made in New Plymouth as we speak, so it should be driveable by the end of the month. then panel and paint .
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Old 30th October 2017, 03:50 AM   #168
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Well after another two weeks holiday it was back on the job....thousands (well hundreds) of rivets later, almost all of the panel work is done and I can start on the many other jobs.
Most of the panels are 1.5mm with the floor being 2mm.
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Old 5th November 2017, 04:12 AM   #169
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Well I have started to assemble the front end whilst a wait for some back end bits!
Because its a road car, I need to get a professionally produced adapter to convert between the Ford steering rack and the Toyota shaft splines as you are not allowed to weld any steering shafts. Its a drama because the standard adapter is a piece of reinforced rubber!
All my disc and caliper conversion has worked out well, BMW mini 300mm discs onto Toyota Lite Ace front stubs with Will wood brakes should help it stop. I have steering rack mounts being water cut at present and will then machine them to fit for bump steer. The radiator is now in position and its off to the hose shop to find some suitable bends.
Rather satisfying to bolt things up for hopefully the last time.
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Old 5th November 2017, 09:00 PM   #170
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Re: McCopy mk 5

Looking good Russel, keep up the good work
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Old 9th December 2017, 11:42 PM   #171
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Hi
Progress is a little slower at present, as we are dealing with the return of the elephant in the room for the 4th time so have been a little pre occupied.
Accordingly I have been doing little bits and pieces, got the trans axel mated up and installed last week( thanks Peter Kohler for the drawings), everything seems to fit) and have been busy on the mill and lathe making anti roll bar mounts, steering rack mounts and a conversion `clamp` to convert between the Toyota spline steering shaft and the Ford rack spline. A very expensive little part to get the 2 splines spark eroded, I did all the milling and fettling even so.
I have made the rack mounts to high and will cut down to size when I do the bump steer set up.
I have the molds out now to be cleaned up ready for laminating early next year, will need to wait for the correct wind direction and send Carol out for the day...they really love that smell.
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Old 14th December 2017, 01:33 AM   #172
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Re: McCopy mk 5

Just fitted the throttle bodies and done a little detail work. Was going to paint the cam covers all yellow....until the etch primer turned out black, so black gloss they became and the plug covers got bumble bee stripes instead, I think it looks better after all. We plan on doing the bump steer set up tomorrow and then I can finalize the rack mounts.
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Old 14th December 2017, 10:26 AM   #173
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Real nice Russell.
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