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Discussion Starter · #601 · (Edited)
more sillyness....

again.


tripped over an SPA tachometer.


these are clever, sorta a complete dashboard (if this one is programmed for such an option?) and have sequential shiftlights with the 'extra' of using the needle colour with the 3 led lights.


SPA also had some funky ideas with backlighting 🥴


this is not destined for the 5 but maybe my Chevette :unsure:

other busness...

had an email from Mx5parts re shipping of my order :cool:

Dear Richard,

Thank you for your order with MX5 Parts, we are pleased to advise you of the despatch of your order.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
It is now too late to change any details on your order.

Date Ordered : 19th February 2022
Date Despatched: 6th July 2022

The products that have been despatched to you are as follows :-

Qty Products Model Products Name
--- -------------- ------------------------------
4 x SI5058 NUT FOR LOWER SHOCK ABSORBER BOLT MK1 /2 /2.5
4 x SI5059 SPRING WASHER FOR LOWER SHOCK ABSORBER BOLT MK1 /2/2.5
4 x SI563 LOWER SHOCKER MOUNTING BOLT
2 x SI6619 WASHER,PLAIN
4 x SI6625 Front Upper Wishbone Arm Washer, Large, MX5 Mk1/2/2.5
2 x SI6918 NUT FOR TOP WISHBONE BOLT, MK1/2/2.5
2 x SI8241 Rear Hub Lower Bolt, MX5 Mk2/2.5
2 x SI8810 R/H & L/H FRONT UPPER ARM (NO ABS) MK2/2.5
not bad, an email accepting the order, email advising no stock of top / front wishbones (even though their website showed stock) - both on day of purchase and this one today....


good comunication?


anyway, I have a KAZZ plate Lsd to build so will post photo's of it dismantled and a 3J's plate Lsd for comparison.


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Discussion Starter · #602 ·
so.......


a box was opened...


had stuff.....


Owfuckinmuch?o_O

but, I knew the prices before ordering so no suprise there.

now to consider the lower front wishbones :unsure:

other busness...

had a different delivery.


stuff.


a thing.

more of this when it gets built into another thing :cool:

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Discussion Starter · #604 ·
been working so not much to share, had an hour earlier on the Kazz Lsd build but not mush progress (pigshead has first coat of black hammerite smooth and Lsd unit stripped / bearings pressed on)



tries the Hispec 2 piston (ultralite2) caliper & Wilwood 'spot' handbrake caliper in an Enkei wheel to assess spoke clearance....


they fit.


footbrake caliper, need to actually make the mount-bracket not just leave a piece of aluminium in there....


the 'spot' caliper for mecanical / cable handbrake (road mot test & Msauk competition legality) - the handbrake cable could mount on the top-bush area of the hub / upright....


clearance is clearance?


clearance?


better view....


another view showing clearance to outside of caliper & pad covering the disc.

more to post soon but time passes....

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more faffin...


building a diff....


sandblasted the pigshead (can see the errosion around the flange boltholes!) asa, like most diffs it was somewhat crusty 😬


black Hammerite smooth (free advertising?)


this is the second coat, hopefully tomorrows sunlight will bake the paint to a good, hardwearing finish 🤞


subject of diff...


its a Kazz 1.5 way plate LSD :cool:


the 'internals'.
can see the 'ramps' that tighten the clutches on acceleration & deceleration (25/45 ramp angles if that means anything to you?)


interestingly theres a ring of weld on both 'sunwheels' (the ones that connect to the driveshafts) - different designs / makers have different methods, the Kazz LSD has a good reputation so this will not be a problem :cool:

more faffin to follow....

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Wow really cool. Not seen any pictures the detail of the moving gubbins in these diffs.

What ratio is the diff going to be? Are you doing the Kia Sportage crown wheel?

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Not seen any pictures the detail of the moving gubbins in these diffs.
sorta why I'd posted them, basically a Salisbury design (as used in mk1&2 Cortina Lotus and mk1&2 Escorts etc). theres a few potos of my 3J's plate Lsd further back in this thread somewhere - a different design :unsure:

What ratio is the diff going to be?
4.1:1.

Are you doing the Kia Sportage crown wheel?
on my car yes, 4.778:1 with 3J's LSD - not this Kazz LSD though...

I AM looking for the 5.14:1 unobtanium ratio gearset, found some in Australia🥴

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time for an update, maybe waffling?

I've been working some long hours so not had any 5 time really, have done some more thinking though 🧐


found someone selling some cf rampipes (trumpets / velocity-stacks etc.), they had a set (4) of 42mm and a set (4) of 45mm so I captured both sets ;)


unsure of make but seem nicely laid-up and all surfaces are smooth.


the Jenvey tb's I have are 42mm so tries a set on (for scientific purposes obviously!)




these are 100mm long and have flanges that an airfilter baseplate can mount onto.


terrible artistic shot.


tried on the car (previous test-fit with the alloy 40mm long trunpets)


hummmmmmm....


but....


little close to the clutch master-cylinder...


clearance IS clearance?

so, the cure...

either...

1, move the engine foreward?
2, redesign ALL hydraulic brake / clutch cylinder positions OR swap to internal setup?
3, buy Jenvey's 'straight' inlet manifold as this angles the throttlebodies upwards as opposed to the 'carburettor' type horizontal type...


so, manifold ordered :cool:

Next.


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Discussion Starter · #610 ·
Them CF thrumpets are very nice.

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look to be nicely made and with a little luck they'll be functional aswell🤞

also....

random act of stupidity time, have emailed Maruha for price & availability on a 5.12:1 final-drive gear set🧐


ファイナル ギヤ (生産終了) 5.12
Final gear5.12
code:maz04052028 For NA8C NB
¥60,060(¥54,600)

so google says ¥60,060 is ~ £370, plus postage and would there be import duties / parcelfarce's cut🥴

will await a reply & WILL be sitting down when reading it :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

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Discussion Starter · #612 ·
re. final-drives, can find 5.1:1 ratio on ebay (Australia) for ~£700 + post 🥴


still no manifold from Jenvey, will be phoning them to ask in a few days as on the 12th it will be a month since order :unsure:

other busness, bought a Brize lightwieght alternator




why?

well, it's size answers a few questions with packaging - the 20xe engine conversion as Vauxhall have the waterpump below the alternator and coolant hoses from the 'rear' of the waterpump, there is also a coolant bypass hose from the front of the inlet manifold to the lower radiator hose and while the origonal Vauxhall design accounted for this I'm happy to have a little more clearance.

also, it was at a suitable price and supposedly new so whats not to like?

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Discussion Starter · #614 ·
When had carbs on my XE I moved the alternator to the exhaust side, don’t like possible petrol drips onto electrics.
I did consider this but theres an oilpump on the exhaust side where an alternator could fit:p

more stupidity.....


it was cheap🤫



Dta S40pro Ecu.


all looks good inside, nothing burned so hopefully alive (was cheap enough to take a gamble on :unsure: )



these are superceded now but still a good ecu, plenty of fetures and generally rugged so suitable for my car:cool:

I've been looking for an S60 but this will allow me to 'learn' Dta's ways and is more than capable of running the 5:cool:

light reading?

will be getting it tested & hopefully updated with my local 'tame' dyno operator shortly so more to follow...

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Discussion Starter · #615 ·
so.


this was delivered....


had to try it on an engine for scientific purposes!


fits the Vauxhall mount.


plenty of clearance around the rear and the coolant 'bypass' hose will not interfere, also the terminals are situated away from anything that might cause issues like oil & fuel hoses...

on another track, had an email from Jenvey suggesting another 3 weeks for the manifold - suppose its a good thig I'm not in a rush :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

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what have I done?

Nothing to the 5 as have been bust working :cry:

I have spent some of my hard-earned on a new Battle-bowler (Stilo crash helmet) & a welding headshield though...


3m's Speedglas G5-02


as it says!


it's got bluetooth :rolleyes:


in bits?


also has the newer electronics so 3m's 'Natural Colour Technology'


the lens is curved for a narrower headshield (always usefull in tight spaces).

ald it's a suprising step up from my previous Speedglas 9100 headshield / 9100xx filter lens (& they are very good!) and compared to the ESAB headshield that work supplied it's amazing :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

would I buy another? not at the full price but then I paid ` half price as a secondhand unit...

now I've one less excuse for my welds on the car:censored:

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so, had an email yesterday from Jenvey saying the manifold had been shipped & today recieved a box...


whats in the box?


another box!

(and a jiffibag)


containing the manifold, a pair of tps wiring plugs, a pair of coolant-port blankig-plugs (1 ordered and one supplied with the manifold?) but no coolant-pipe manifold :confused: - to follow....


down the throat....


head face...

later I will test-fit on the car / Vx head to assess fittment...

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the 'old' manifold I had was made for carburettors so positioned the tb's horizontally, this caused fitment problems with the underbonnet layout I've planned...


the 'side' view.


the 'new' manifold from Jenvey is designed for the 'DCOE' type throttlebodies but with a 'port-angle' inclination.




straight inlet tract, view down the port to cylinder....

[img]https://i.imgur.com/H2hwkCg.png?1
with the 42mm tb's fitted it looks similar to the previous setup.


little different from here....


somewhat different now.


~240mm from manifold-face to outside world & ~100mm more to the centre of the cylinder chamber / sparkplug.


view down the 'ole'

I'm considering replacing the 42mm tb's with 45 or 48mm items and the longer versions while I'm at it (118mm vs. 95mm that I have.)

more thoughts, fiddlin & maybe action to follow shortly (hopefully :ROFLMAO: )

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sidetracked........



again (rofl)

mot on van needed so buisy on that (bloody vw's) - needed a battery for the Asshat (Passat) so bought a Odyssey PC1200T but that didn't fit nicely so swapped that with the Optime redtop from the van, can now decide if optima or Odyssey are better 🤷‍♂️

also, tripped over a tool I've wanted for ages....


a Dunlop camber / caster gauge.

I already have a Dunlop optical tracking gauge so now have lost my reliance on borrowing a friends laser tracking kit :cool:

back to the 5, bought a Jenvey throttle linkage, not cheap but simple & effective 🤨

still debating on 45 or 48mm throttlebodies OR do I keep the 42mm Jenvy's I already have (as they'll produce enough power to cause trouble 😜 )

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