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« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2019, 08:58:23 PM »

Looks superb. What next after it's fitted?
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« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2019, 09:27:28 PM »

Well, I got it fitted today.
Lining up the gearbox is always a faff but once together the rest went pretty well.  In the past, I've always extracted the Beta engine from the top; but having removed the subframe for powder coating, it was relatively simple to assemble on the trolly then wheel in from beneath.


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« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2019, 09:39:22 PM »

Hi Neil

Its going away to have an exhaust system made later this month then it'll be back to my local performance specialist for finishing (oil cooler, radiator etc).  Once that's done, I'll take it back to GCRE for first start procedures then dyno set-up and test at Northampton Motorsport.  Plenty still to do!  Hope to see you at the Betameet?

Chris
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« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2019, 06:14:57 PM »

Front gearbox mount looks interesting. What’s the application from?
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« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2019, 09:09:09 PM »

Front gearbox mount looks interesting. What’s the application from?
Not sure, been using it for years though!
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« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2019, 07:10:15 AM »

Hi Neil

Its going away to have an exhaust system made later this month then it'll be back to my local performance specialist for finishing (oil cooler, radiator etc).  Once that's done, I'll take it back to GCRE for first start procedures then dyno set-up and test at Northampton Motorsport.  Plenty still to do!  Hope to see you at the Betameet?

Chris

Yes Chris, I'll be there in the ie. Long time no see!
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« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2019, 09:49:27 AM »

Well it’s been a while so I thought it was time for an update:

The exhaust was completed recently by Kevin Hoare and his team at Zero Exhaust in Ashford.  They did a very nice job building a bespoke 4-2-1 system with primary and secondary specs to GCRE recommendations; this should be below the 96dB limit for later track use too.

Since then, I’ve been waiting for a space with a preparer for finishing ; I recently delivered a box of bits from GCRE ranging from engine info gauges through to a complete oil system (remote filter, cooler and acusump) and they are assessing the situation.

They’ve considered my proposed Ford Focus ST170 radiator but don’t like the fit so are looking at an alternative which we’ll discuss next week.  The oil system should be straight forward but finding a place for the acusump is tricky; most likely, it will reside along the front subframe cross-member.  Then there’s the headache of the electrics…. Ouch!  What started as an idea to move the battery into the boot (engine bay space) and replace the old fuse box with a modern version located somewhere cooler is likely to turn into quite a bit of re-wiring.  A combination of age, heat and poor-quality connectors is not a recipe for future reliability.

In other news, I was very pleased to see that my mighty Panda 'featured' in the latest Viva Lancia!  Good to meet/see many of you again at Betameeta 19 and I sincerely hope to be in something Ascot Green next year [driving that is... not wearing]. 

Chris
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