hi, everyone ive just bought a part built rocket which is a rolling chassis with engine and gearbox fitted. few questions i need help with for now is, i have receipts for chassis and for brand new engine but gearbox is a used one but all clean and painted up so looks as new but i have no receipt for it so 1st question is can i test it as a new car still or will i have to go the doner route
things i need advice on is wheres best place for fuse box to be put also battery and ecu whats best radiator to use as will be doing track days in it also what brake and clutch pots are best what seat runners do i use what throttle cable do i get and where from my rear brake discs are wrong ones i think as they are touching the caliper bracket so what is the recommended rear disc to use
any help you can give me would be a great help and if poss some photos to give me an idea thanks for now
Hi Shaun, as I understand it for a new reg only 1 major componant can be refurbed (i.e. the engine) the rest must be new, at least that as the case when I did mine in 2016.
If you are doing a full build do yourself a huge favour and read through as many full Rocket build diaries on here as possible. Before I built mine I spent many hours on here, it will save you time and money in the long run. Every answer to every question you will have is on this forum in the build diaries. I say this because you will see solutions that you would never have thought of and it's usually accompanied with pictures. The build diaries are a hugely useful resource.
Obviously it would be great if you create your own build diary too, this helps others who follow and also helps us when giving you advice.
Regarding where to place the battery and ECU? Where do you want to put it? I put mine in the front, some put theirs in the engine bay... but as it's your build the choice is yours.
Regarding parts (seat runners, throttle cable etc) these are all part of building your own unique car, it's all your choice. Buy what you want from where you want. Some good resources are;