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    Good write up Iian. Kudos for getting back to the track.

    Round bit looks like a mounting for a drop link Ben. Probably for a custom ARB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucer View Post
    Love the videos, was your rear wheels not spaced in more without that plate fitted?
    It was indeed. Tyre was touching the spring slightly at full droop. Just didnít twig at the time of fitting, doh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benn View Post
    Whats the round bit above the D shaped hole in the end....

    Thatís a mount for a bladed ARB that sits behind the beam. Iím not using them just remnants of a proper car! Look like they could be useful eg droop stops so left them on!

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    Bit of an update.

    The bent beam got fixed, Ben kindly made me some plates up and I managed to straighten it sufficiently and weld them up.







    Did a track day at Mallory on the new beam and everything was good. Unfortunately the car developed an intermittent misfire during the afternoon so retired.



    I've struggled to diagnose the misfire so I'm using the opportunity to upgrade. Out with the H&H dizzy, in with a Vauxhall coilpack, QED dizzy blank and bracket.



    Pretty happy with the set up. The leads feel secure, the bracket and coilpack feel sturdy and there should be some gains from having a 3D ignition map (by using the TPS on the carbs).





    Regarding the management, I've got a DTA S40 ECU and just waiting on the custom loom to turn up. It'll do fuel and spark, but going to get up and running spark-only at first.
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    Looking good, just reread the beam issues. Did you weld the cut lines up in the beam end too? As they had gone right thru...
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    Nice to read your still enjoying this, even though it’s a little unreliable at the minute I’m sure you’ll sort it all out Iain

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    Yes it got straightened, then the cracks were welded and smoothed off. Then the plates on all four edges and the circle in the middle at the back. Nice and strong again now.

    It's alive once more! I've had my ECU for a week or so and today the custom loom came. He's made it all up to my length specifications to suit where I'm mounting it and done a really neat job of it.

    DTA S40:



    Loom nicely heat shrinked, new plugs, waterproofing and labelled:



    First tme the car's seen some engine wiring in a while. Fitted a new Meyle crank sensor. Wiring for coilpack, water temp sensor, air temp, crank sensor, TPS.... Also wiring for injectors that I'm going to tuck out of the way for now.



    And it's running! She fired up first time. Tested a few featuers like coolant fan switch, rev limiter etc, but can't drive it yet as waiting on a custom Jenvey-style to R1 TPS adapter loom.



    Properly chuffed with it.

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    Awesome

    I trust you and House are dragging your crappy cars to the 35th Anniversary meet at Brunters on the 14th July? (and then to the VBOA show )

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