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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Nice one ...is the crossmember bolted in or are you checking alignment... igot a wc crossmember and mounts...but the mounts dont fit the pinto ...so they are either mixed pinto + crossfow or something else...i will cross that bridge when i get there..

    looks like it will all fit...

    I like the tie bar on the inner strut....does it tie in with the roll cage ..
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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Hey Mate,

    X-Member is bolted in using the Chassis rail sleeves so it bolted in no probs




    The tie bar goes to the plate in the foot well and cross braced to the hoop.



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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt75 View Post
    Hey Mate,



    The tie bar goes to the plate in the foot well and cross braced to the hoop.


    Very nice...all coming together nicely..i have a problem with the strutt brace..there is no room to fix on the passenger side strut top because the velocity stacks from the engine are in the way...so been looking at alternatives ...may be come lower then up...

    cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    You could use the oval design or maybe move it further forward

    Something like this could work too


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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt75 View Post
    You could use the oval design or maybe move it further forward

    Something like this could work too

    cheers matt ..heres the problem... i could come forward and i could go lower to bulkhead..????



    not a lot of room...ive already cut the bulkhead to clear the throttle bodies...

    Cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Yeah, good luck with that......

    No doubt you'll get sorted though

    Matt

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Getting ready for the dyno. Engine all built now with modified standard sump with big wing







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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    exciting times...whats the paint finnish on the sump...i like that..good luck, hope it hits the numbers...cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quote Originally Posted by madragon199 View Post
    exciting times...whats the paint finnish on the sump...i like that..good luck, hope it hits the numbers...cheers mark
    Its wrinkle paint from VHT. The rocker cover was done in the same but it looks shit so will need to be done again. It's best baked in the over afterwards but last one I did ruined the oven for 2 weeks and the Mrs was not happy at all.....Lol

    Has the roof vent turn up so here's a few pics. Mine is fiberglass not carbon as in the pic but same design





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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Exciting day with a disappointing end

    Got the engine on the dyno and did the run in with everything going great.

    The engine then hit a hole around 6,500 and power dropped off massively and we couldn't work it out. We tried engine timing, jetting changes, cam timing, new exhaust system even but nothing made an differences with different results happening on each run.

    In the end it refused to start and after lots of head scratching the culprit ended up being the hall effect sensor in the dizzy so we packed up and hopefully we can get it sorted out on Tuesday.

    We got 180hp out of it so far so that's a good start but there should be a bit more in it hopefully

    Here's a few vids of the running in and then a power run. It reckon is sounds great

    Cheers

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    Running it in



    Power run


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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    [QUOTE=Matt75;3149813]Exciting day with a disappointing end

    Got the engine on the dyno and did the run in with everything going great.

    The engine then hit a hole around 6,500 and power dropped off massively and we couldn't work it out. We tried engine timing, jetting changes, cam timing, new exhaust system even but nothing made an differences with different results happening on each run.

    In the end it refused to start and after lots of head scratching the culprit ended up being the hall effect sensor in the dizzy so we packed up and hopefully we can get it sorted out on Tuesday.

    We got 180hp out of it so far so that's a good start but there should be a bit more in it hopefully

    Here's a few vids of the running in and then a power run. It reckon is sounds great

    Cheers

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    Good numbers....sounded good...happy days...should be a simple fix.....

    Thanks for the info on paint ..i will look into it ..i like the finished effect...

    never thought of a roof vent...i suppose because its always raining here..lol..

    Cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Thanks Mate, yeah disappointed but it'll work out in the end. The paint is great is easy to keep clean too

    Get your update going

    I'm off to Thailand for 10 days now so hopefully I see some updated whilst I'm away

    Cheers

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt75 View Post
    Thanks Mate, yeah disappointed but it'll work out in the end. The paint is great is easy to keep clean too

    Get your update going

    I'm off to Thailand for 10 days now so hopefully I see some updated whilst I'm away

    Cheers

    Matt
    No updates for a while ..just had an operation..and they wont let me work on cars for 3 weeks......my wifes off to thailand next week...alright for some ..enjoy cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Given the blue MK1 in the background I take it Warren is building your engine?

    180hp is definitely a good start.

    Shaun

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quote Originally Posted by escortinadriver View Post
    Given the blue MK1 in the background I take it Warren is building your engine?

    180hp is definitely a good start.

    Shaun
    Hey Mate

    Yes, he is. Certainly knows his stuff

    Cheers

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    So, engine all done now. We got 188 out of it which is a great effort and I'm very happy with it

    Here's the print out

    There's as few troughs in the graph but we can iron these put when we dyno it in the car

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt75 View Post
    So, engine all done now. We got 188 out of it which is a great effort and I'm very happy with it

    Here's the print out

    There's as few troughs in the graph but we can iron these put when we dyno it in the car

    Cheers

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    Nice figures..and a happy engine...id be pleased with that kind of numbers...
    cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    You might squeeze a couple of more ponies by richening the top end.

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Thanks guys, yeah there may be a bit more in it but than can wait till the car is built and we get it on a chassis dyno.


    Cheers

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carbon-Fib...0AAOSw3h1ZOmuw


    hi matt ..
    seen this on the "e bay"...

    might be ok..cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Dry Build continues

    Here's the g/box Xmember





    Gear Lever Surround





    Threw the seats in to mock for the hydro handbrake. The pics don't show how low and far back the seats are. I'm 6'4" and I can just see over the steering wheel which is great. Love the driving position





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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Just a couple of pics of the large tunnel showing the amount of room around the G/Box




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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    moving forward...must be almost ready for paint...lokking good..cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Cheers Mark,

    Still a bit of fabrication to do -

    Fuel Tank
    Air vent
    Handbrake

    Then the body work can start.....

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Bit of a milestone today. Car is on it's wheels for the first time today so we can mock up a few things

    Here's the roof vent



    Strengthening plates in engine bay




    This shows how much we've chopped out of the front valance to give wheel clearance



    Here's the plate made up for the Hydro Handbrake



    Here's the box for the Brake Fluid Reservoirs. Its not centered as we are fitting the heater behind it



    Fuel Tank in place but waiting for a bracket to be made. We'll put the filler hole on the side of the car even though we've filled in the original hole already



    Here's the g/box Xmember. We might have issues with it and the exhaust so it may need modding



    Here's the oil cooler mounted too

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    Finally just some random pics of the car on it's feet

    I'm in love with the wheels....
















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    Thanks for reading. Now we can begin on the body work getting it ready for paint.....

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    bit of an update -

    Here's the fuel tank mount finished now





    Exhaust manifold now misses the X-Member



    Few Pics of the Power Steering






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    Here's a few pics of the heater unit mounted and plumbed in just to the demister









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    wow..loads of work done..i missed the last update...cool stuff....is there any reason why the gearbox mount is long...is it a clearance issue.....its amazing how all the spare space just dissapears...wont be long now...keep updating always enjoy the read...cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    We ended up modding the g/box Xmember as it interfered with the exhaust by putting an upward kink in it. As to the design Im not sure as I just pay the bills but the boys know what they are doing.

    They usually build off road 4wd's so everything is usually over designed and braced.

    Cheers

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quick update

    Here's the battery tray welded in. Same design as the fuel tank







    I really like the recessed section on the fender to site the battery cutoff switch so here's the one that got me thinking and our interpretation. I'll get more pics when it's all welded in






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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    I've been thinking about fire protection systems. The guy building my car suggested that I look at Blazecut.

    The video explains how it works



    Here's the box



    It seems like a pretty elegant and cheap system to provide piece of mind

    Thanks for reading
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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt75 View Post
    Quick update

    Here's the battery tray welded in. Same design as the fuel tank



















    I really like the recessed section on the fender to site the battery cutoff switch so here's the one that got me thinking and our interpretation. I'll get more pics when it's all welded in





    Cool. yes i like the look aswell...

    Cheers mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt75 View Post
    I've been thinking about fire protection systems. The guy building my car suggested that I look at Blazecut.

    The video explains how it works



    Here's the box



    It seems like a pretty elegant and cheap system to provide piece of mind

    Thanks for reading
    Ilike it as a back up.and it looks like it works well...would put the fire out before you new you had one....but i think id still want a plumbed in system aswell...cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Yes, i agree but it'd be good for under the dash to stop electrical fires too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt75 View Post
    Yes, i agree but it'd be good for under the dash to stop electrical fires too.
    yes..agree..and im never happy putting the battery next to the fuel tank..so extra there to would be good...

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Why not?

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Just..my mind..pos spark from loose contact ..petrol fumes...ect.....(but ive always raced with the battery next to the petrol tank)...just in the back of my mind..cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Your scaring me now! Lol

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