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Re: the rattlebox

Post by davenport on Mon May 24, 2010 10:35 am

seeings as the dash gets all its info from the wheel speed sensor the cable is now redundant so i had to find a way to block the speedo cable drive hole in the box so...

take a chunk of ally...



add a lathe and a lunch break and hey presto..



even took the time to cut a groove to reuse the std rubber Oring...


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Post by Scuderia on Mon May 24, 2010 11:04 am

Looking great mate,

Iam sure it'll sound great when you get it fired up?even better when you get it out on the track!,

Keep them updates coming in there great!!

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Post by davenport on Tue May 25, 2010 9:13 am

another day.... another bit...



new water pipe to fit on the back of the block to do away with the heater matrix return......

the feed for it in the thermostat housing has already been chopped off and welded up....

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Post by martyboi on Tue May 25, 2010 2:13 pm

some tasty fabrication work going on mate afro I agree with don, keep these updates comming Cool
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Post by Scuderia on Tue May 25, 2010 2:49 pm

Ah your showing off ,but i like it lol, nice weld....cool,

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Post by davenport on Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:55 pm

not much to report folks...

last weekend i was in sheffield with the missus having a break from the norm...

this weekend ive been helping a friend out with her 206- new stereo (due to bastard theiving pikey scum)- new handbrake cables..

but i did get around to making the new baseplates for the mirrors!

the 2 bolts fitted go right thru the door but the forwardmost 1 needs a rivnut (i`ll borrow that from work this week!)


wednesday should see me finally settle the Snap-on account and i can start buying some car bits again...

shopping list:

washer bottle + pump
fuel level sender
fuel rail
fuel pessure reg
throttle body trumpets
wheel speed sensor
mirrors

best do some more overtime methinks!

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Post by martyboi on Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:54 am

davenport wrote:not much to report folks...

last weekend i was in sheffield with the missus having a break from the norm...

this weekend ive been helping a friend out with her 206- new stereo (due to bastard theiving pikey scum)- new handbrake cables..

but i did get around to making the new baseplates for the mirrors!

the 2 bolts fitted go right thru the door but the forwardmost 1 needs a rivnut (i`ll borrow that from work this week!)


wednesday should see me finally settle the Snap-on account and i can start buying some car bits again...

shopping list:

washer bottle + pump
fuel level sender
fuel rail
fuel pessure reg
throttle body trumpets
wheel speed sensor
mirrors

best do some more overtime methinks!


Cool Bloody handy those rivnut guns, i used one to hold in my nitrous bottle Very Happy
Laughing yea get saving mate, i want to see this thing up and running Twisted Evil
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Re: the rattlebox

Post by Scuderia on Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:14 am

Looking good as always,

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Post by davenport on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:33 am

apologies for not being about much...

some bits have been ordered.... some are still waiting for me to get around to ordering!!

however..

ECU + CANcable for the dash is here:



doorbar gussets have been drawn up and are currenty being lasercut:



massively massively overkill but they look so cool imo hahahaha


and finally my mate spanky has turned my chunk of billet into a lovely de-servo master cylinder mounting plate:



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Post by martyboi on Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:42 pm

Cool nice, liking the stcker lol Laughing
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Post by davenport on Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:00 pm

aye... its a name thats kind of stuck...

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Post by martyboi on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:15 am

davenport wrote:aye... its a name thats kind of stuck...

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Post by Scuderia on Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:42 am

Just spotted this..Oops

Now thats going to get the Rattle box up and running Twisted Evil like i said before i would love a unit like this in time?? we'll see,

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Post by davenport on Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:48 pm

well another week another few jobs... jobbed!!

decided to see if spanks machined item fitted earlier...

despite having been a CAD draughtsman for 5 years.. and being a machinist/fabricator/tinkerer for well over 16 years theres STILL always a niggle in the back of my head saying "what if i mis-measured something" this voice gets a LOT louder when someone else has invested time in the job.. however!!

the first 4 bolts went in a treat......




then i lined up the master cylinder and gave it a push...



happy days!!! a quick tweak on the brake bar to remove any slack in the linkage and the job was declared a winner!!!!

big big big thanks again to the mighty spank!! swarf producer par excellence!!!


i also took a pic of the worlds shortest 106 throttle cable lol



my limited edition jenvey vuvuzela`s appeared:




unfortunatly they were 90mm at the fat end and my bodies are 80mm centres.. so they needed a trim up... luckily i still had the jig i had lasercut to weld the flanges onto the bodies so after a bit of marking, a bit of trimming, and a bit of filing i was able to check to confirm they`d fit once on the car..



the vuvuzelas.... well.... they fit......



any longer and the fackers would be in the cab with me...



i also started cleaning up the drivers side driveshaft as it needs a new intermediate bearing.. i also spotted a split in the inboard gaitor so decided the best thing to do was strip the f***ing lot.. clean it all up.. paint the exposed bits and rebuild with new gaitors.. (WILL DO BOTH SIDES!)

drivers side stripped down and 90% cleaned....




2 new inner and 2 new outer gaiters ordered they`ll be here friday....

also made a start on the solid lower engine mount...

(ignore the rough edges + welded rose joint link... this is for mok up purposes only!!)

started off with 1 flat plate and 1 stepped plate..






unfortunatly the offset from the face that bolts onto the box to the centreline of the rose joint was wrong so i knocked up a mk2 edition...




fit looks ok



and the link bar will be inline!!




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Post by Scuderia on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:52 pm

Now this is one pornographic update lol,


OMG those vuvuzela`s look bloody great,

The drive shafts are a job i still need to do but i keep putting it off as its one dirty job that i don't like doing...bloody used cv grease...yuk,

Keep them updates coming it....Brilliant,

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Post by davenport on Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:28 pm

lol poor ol mother is now 2 tea towels down thanks to the task of cleaning my hands and scraping out the majority of used grease before they went into the parts cleaner hahaha

forgot to add for non-engineers..

MOK-up = trial/test piece = Made-Of-Krap hahahahaha

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Post by martyboi on Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:38 pm

Holey cr4p! Twisted Evil i think we need a drool smiley as none of the others do it justice Laughing
awesome work tho mate, even your mock up work is better than my good work Laughing grin


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Post by Scuderia on Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:40 am

davenport wrote:lol poor ol mother is now 2 tea towels down thanks to the task of cleaning my hands and scraping out the majority of used grease before they went into the parts cleaner hahaha

forgot to add for non-engineers..

MOK-up = trial/test piece = Made-Of-Krap hahahahaha

Laughing iam sure when my times comes the oh will also be short of a few tea towels Laughing although i do have a grease eater parts cleaner that i can use so thats handy to finished it off before re-greasing Cool

Like Marty says your mok-up piece would be more my standard of finishing Embarassed Very Happy

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Post by davenport on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:48 pm

solid mount YO:



got these:



got this:



got a bucketfull of goodridge fittings waiting for me @ BGCmotorsport and a fuel swirl pot on its way..


a week booked off end of the month and i want it ready for wiring @TDF

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Post by Scuderia on Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:06 am

Looking good as always,that gearbox mount looks the business,Nice battery too,

Keep it coming in,ah wiring.... not a job i like.... at all,Good Luck,

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Post by davenport on Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:40 am

nope... it completely baffles me... which is exactly the reason its going to TDF so matt+gregor can do it all.....

just been informed matt wants a new electric power steering setup and shaft fabricating for one of his ex-cliocup cars so that`ll be a nice chunk of the wiring bill...

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Post by Scuderia on Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:07 am

davenport wrote:nope... it completely baffles me... which is exactly the reason its going to TDF so matt+gregor can do it all.....

just been informed matt wants a new electric power steering setup and shaft fabricating for one of his ex-cliocup cars so that`ll be a nice chunk of the wiring bill...

Well that helps Cool i have to be honest its something i would have loved to have done to my little Cento but its not worth it for what iam using it for.. its not like yours? all singing all dancing track car Cool ,

I look forward to more updates in the coming weeks,

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Post by Scuderia on Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:13 am

Oh out of interest, if you know?? would the likes of that battery work with my existing electrics and alternator on my Cento??,

There is no energy sapping toys on my car so if i can drop the weight of it a little more i will by a few kg,it did weight about 750kg to start with and iam sure iam now below 700?? iam just not sure?untill i get it weighed,

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Post by martyboi on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:11 am

nice job with the mount Cool i bet you cant wait to get it all wired up Twisted Evil
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Post by davenport on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:59 pm

ditching the std battery for a smaller/lighter "race" battery would be a good place to shed some kilo`s..... the other bonus is being a sealed unit they can be layed down and that then opens up different mounting options allowing you to get weight lower and nearer the middle of the car...

i know a few guys that have fitted these to there "everyday/track" cars without issues..


with 90% of the bits to hand i decided it was time to find a place for it all......


after a few trials and a lot of... "no, that looks s*it... no, that`ll make wiring harder... no, theres not enough room" i think i`ve found it...




to celebrate.. i made a cage for the battery:




and just incase any lanky passengers manage to squeeze past all the door bars i`ll make a footrest out of this:




i think this originally came off a mercedes actros HGV but can`t be sure... whatever its origin its now mine and FREE!!!

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