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Re: Neil's Incident

Post  nhazelwood on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:46 pm

Still running round with my pant's on my head.....must be the superglue fumes !! Twisted Evil

Passenger side door card is now fully trimmed & ready to go on...



Had to have my cat put down on saturday (not a bad innings, 18 1/2 yrs, Bl@@dy hell £84 for injection & cremation, i'm in the wrong trade !) So as i was feeling a bit down i decided to go into work & make use of the facilities, so to speak . Picked up some aluminium plate on the way in, after Starbucks obviously. Then had a play on the miller. whistle



I know that "CNC Machined, Billet Aluminium...etc..." is the prefered way for "Performance" parts, so i've gone old school Rolling Eyes . Wound all the handles & pulled all the knobs myself in an attempt at the "Handcrafted" look. Rolling Eyes

Bit of sandpaper & scotchbrite later... Cool



Walle's got some Bling at last.... Shocked



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Post  Mk3rob on Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:05 pm


Is that a regular cup holder or have you gone large Very Happy
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Post  nhazelwood on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:51 am

After years of intense research into the various sizes of generic coffee cup's scratchchin , my research results are listed below....

It fits all sizes of Starbucks cup clap

(Fortunately i'd got a few empty cup's knocking around getmecoat )

...who cares about the rest !

A future mod may be to intergrate a Peltier Plate underneath to help keep the cups at a nice warm temperature... Wink

Neil
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:37 am

Peltier plate? Coiled copper pipe plumbed into the heater circuit!
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Post  nhazelwood on Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:53 pm

Hmmm copper tube.....cheap & easy to bend.....cracking idea Bob. bow

2m of 19mm copper pipe from B&Q & a spring thing.....(water pipes to matrix are 19mm I/D...perfect. cheers

Couldn't pull the bloody spring out on the first attempt... bends were too tight. clown

Tried again with shallower bends, pulled out spring, gently tweaked bends tighter by use of heat & brute force...perfect. ish... whistle

Put centre console back in, offered the tubing up...B@ll@cks....which idiot forgot the gear lever support frame was in the way Embarassed
Got 3mm gap from cup holder to support bearing.... banghead
Back to the drawing board.... Rolling Eyes irked

Quick pic of the centre console... Cool



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Post  nhazelwood on Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:20 pm

Just a quick update.....progress this year.....very slow....but work still going on.

A word of advice for anyone contemplating a bit of vinyl trimming on their scamp....................DON'T START !!!!!!!!!
After the first bit you do, that looks good, you'll have a moment of epiphany & go something along the lines of......
"Hmm that panel looks great, maybe i should do this panel so it matches....." That is the point where you should stop. ( I didn't Rolling Eyes )
When you're on your way back from the trim shop getting the 3rd roll of vinyl, wondering why you can't feel the steering wheel because of the thick skin of superglue on your fingers......YOUR TOO LATE TO STOP......

Personally i blame the Superglue fumes in an enclosed space...funnily enough the green elephants agree too... whistle

Seriously tho', I've only got 4 panels to make & trim, the steering column covers to make, handbrake & gear lever gaiters to make & a few other bits & bobs to fabricate & the bl@@dy interior is done.

On the subject of vinyl trim.....so far I've got a bit carried away & done :~

Dashboard,
Gear-linkage tunnel,
Handbrake tunnel,
Drivers side lower door panel,
Drivers side rear speaker box,
Drivers side lower rear panel,
Drivers side upper rear panel,
Drivers side roof panel, (with light)
Passenger side lower door panel,
Passenger side speaker box,
Passenger side lower rear panel,
Passenger side upper rear panel,
Passenger side roof panel, (with light)
Passenger side door card & armrest,

All of the above have been trimmed in foam & then Vinyl to give that soft new car feel... Rolling Eyes

See what i mean about vinyl trim being addictive....9 meters of black vinyl trim used so far..... Embarassed

Couple of photo's, with one for Rob to prove bodging quota is being achieved...



The yellow trimmed bit in front of the handbrake is hinged to allow access to the brake bias valve underneath.


Top half of the steering column cover:~


Had the thought "Why should expensive sports cars corner the market on composites & exotic materials ?"
So after some superglue fumes I've started to use some "high impact, long chain polymer, thermoplastic based pre-stressed sections, utilised from the cutting edge technologies in use by effluent disposal & maintenance systems".

Yep, the steering column covers are being made from guttering & drainage pipe.... Rolling Eyes

Neil
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Post  Mk3rob on Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:41 pm


So some one's actually done something this weekend. Well done Neil Very Happy
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:51 pm

Can you post me some fumes please Neil? I need motivating. Wink

Nice work by the way. Very Happy
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Post  nhazelwood on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:18 pm

Fumes are easy to make James....

Screwfix part no:~ 38743 (Loctite Precision Max Superglue) Bought 3 bottles yesterday......all gone tonight... Twisted Evil

In a suitably cold, unventilated garage, apply superglue to 2 pieces of black pvc guttering.
Hold parts together, let parts fall apart as glue won't set.( it will stick you fingers together tho')
Get hot air gun.
Apply more superglue to parts.
Hold together by wedging between one hand & your jumper.
Apply gentle heat from hot air gun to the joint to aid the superglue.
(This will generate some nice gentle fumes that will initially make your eyes water, with practice, this step doesn't recur much).
Attempt to pull the parts away from your jumper, after noting that you've put too much glue on & this has run down the joint onto your jumper. Embarassed
When parts have stuck together, use an angle grinder, with an 80 grit soft pad on to "Sand" the join smooth.
(This step will generate a lovely black dust that sticks to everything & copious amounts of hallucinogenic fumes...)

There's one thing to be said about superglue.....its cheaper than Crack, & nowhere as addictive.... afro

Tomorrow night i should finish vinyl trimming the top & bottom steering column covers....(need more superglue Rolling Eyes )
Then start work on the covers for the power steering motor......

Neil....i think....thats what the purple elephants called me, the green one calls me Brian.
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Post  nhazelwood on Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:16 pm

Right....finally got the funds & time to sort out Walle's water pump & timing belt issue's.....

Remove the remaining covers & paint....
Remove & fit new water pump...
Align crank, ready for timing belt....
Align camshaft, ready for timing belt....hmmm....that's gone tight....
Remove rocker cover......B@ll@cks....
Remove camshaft housing......Double B@ll@cks...
Remove cylinder head.....Triple B@ll@cks...







Bugger, just wasted £60 on belt & water pump....now i need a new engine.....sigh

Live has a habit of kicking me in the happy sack's.....

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Post  Mk3rob on Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:25 pm

Ooh Errr how did you manage that ?
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Post  OSR on Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:49 pm

Mk3rob wrote:Ooh  Errr how did you manage that ?
+1

Will have a spare 2l Zetec engine in October when we scrap the mundano if you want some extra power to pull all that interior trim around Very Happy
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Post  Steve G on Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:54 pm

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Post  nhazelwood on Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:23 pm

When i put the engine back in after the crash, it seemed fine, but made the odd knocking noise... whistle 
At Stourport got 1/2 way to the trig point when the knocking suddenly stopped...like the engine...

The pulley had come off the water pump, which consequently threw the timing belt off.....
This caused at least 4 of the valves to hit the pistons & self-destruct the rockers & followers.... Evil or Very Mad 
The cracks in the block don't look new....which is a bit troubling..... scratchchin 

But don't panic......I've got the week before Stoneleigh already booked off (to try & add some more weight to walle's interior.... as well as sort out the wiring i forgot to reconnect Embarassed ), so i called into my local scrappy on the way to Starbucks for a caffeine fix, only to find he's got a later X14NZ (still only 58hp) already removed from it's orig astra.....

It's reserved, ready for me to hopefully pick up next saturday.....just got to sort out what to do with the extra knock sensor & ignition module.....(Thank god for migweb.co.uk) should be able to ignore the knock sensor & fit my old dizzy instead of the ignition module, but it should be a pretty straight forward swap over.

If the gods stop kicking me in the happy sacks & a cunning plan comes to fruition, i might even get the wide ratio g/box i need for the drop in wheel size.....even with the weight of the vinyl trim  Rolling Eyes  i might get over 85mph !!!

What was supposed to be the next engine for Walle (1.6 16v X16XEL 98bhp) is already sat on my drive, when my daily driver fails its next MOT  Wink 

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Post  Steve G on Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:32 pm

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Post  nhazelwood on Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:43 pm

To be honest Steve, the 58bhp version is a bit fiesty in the Scamp.

Especially with a 10" driveshaft on the passenger side & a nearly 2ft long one on the driver side.....i already get torque steer...
In the dry, if i snatch from 1st to 2nd at high rev's the drivers side wheel spins....same with 2nd to 3rd  Shocked 

When i fit the X16XEL lump in i've immediately got another 40 bhp & 35 ft/lbs of torque to play with.... Evil or Very Mad 

Need to do the brake conversion before i touch the engine again tho'....as well as add some weight to the light arse-end...sheesh....more work !!

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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:16 am

You could carry a spare engine. That would keep the back end down ;-)
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Post  nhazelwood on Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:38 am

James, stop with the spoilers......hehe...

Research has revealed that the Saab 3.2l turbo engine can be adapted quite easily to the vauxhall gearbox.....hmm.....

Maybe a task for later....rear engined Scamp/hooligan mobile....;-)

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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:21 pm

I don't think I'm going to use the teat spoiler on Pea when I rebuild it. You're welcome to use it as part of your aero package on Walle ;-)
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Post  nhazelwood on Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:21 pm

Aerowhatdynamics......

Wait till my boss tries to find the spoilers off his karts......

If I do any speed tweaking it was be based around products by either flowplast or marley..... ;-)

Seriously tho' I'm only a fast driver in the bends....top end doesn't bother me.....I just like to get there as fast as possible....

Been in Walle at 85mph on gps & it was 20p 50p time......
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Post  Mk3rob on Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:50 pm

Your showing your age again, or lack of it Very Happy 

Sixpence (2 1/2p) Halfcrown (10 1/2p)
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Post  nhazelwood on Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:51 pm

Ok, it's now official........

I've gone past the event horizon of sanity.....I'm now heading for sheer lunacy, at a great rate of knots... Shocked 

What started out as a simple(ish) engine swap, has now escalated into god knows what......

What started as a trip to get 2 cans of black paint...Sheesh, it must be the paint fumes....

Let's just say DONT look under Wall's bonnet if you are of a nervous disposition, scared of the colour yellow & like me....frigging insane.....

Sorry no spoiler pics Rob, my camera refused to take a photo.......you'll have to wait till Stoneleigh....

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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:01 pm

By the sounds of it a No.11 filter will be required ;-)
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Post  nhazelwood on Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:14 pm

Woohoo paint fumes.....what colour will the engine bay end up....

Started off yellow....

A quick coat of grey next.....nah

Two coats of white.....nah...what was I thinking...

Can of metallic gold left over from munchkins school project.....nah...

Ooh ooh a can of terracotta left from another school project....nah...

Off to paint stockists now......what colours cheapest....

Muuhhaaahhhaaaa

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