Champion, seems to be working, just click on the still picture and it should take you to another page. If anybody is having trouble viewing it, you need to have the latest version of adobe flash player to get it to run.
Not as productive a day as one would have hoped on the busa today d/t misfiring issues with my ordinary car.
Managed to beat the exhaust into submission today though, it had been touching the frame where it exits the chassis at the rear to swing round to the silencer. A big rubber mallet a piece of wood and a good swing has a few mm of clearance now. The cat needed to go further onto the Y.
Made a bracket to hold the vacuum damper and some wiring plugs up behind the oil cooler.
Fuel tanks are in, once the bulkhead is in, we'll plumb these up
Wiring loom, we're going to start putting this in properly now. Just making up some little aluminium extension brackets to attach the P clips to for this.
Just wanted to let any build followers know, the build will be at a stand still for the next 5 weeks now, back on work rotation, the internet connection isn't good enough for me to get the diff picture loaded on properly either, shame as it looks awesome. Build will continue in April. Cheers Dean
For all those that received the RTR news letter via e mail. The 162mph reverse diff mentioned and shown in the photo, is the diff that is going into this build. I haven't been able to load the photo on here at the minute d/t my poor internet connect at work.
Is there no more Mevabusa kits out there yet? I'd of thought some more build diaries would have started by now. Work will continue on this one soon, the new paddle shift paddles have arrived now from Kliktronic and look amazing, one of the first sets out after their prototype ones were finished (new design). I will get photos on when I can. The original paddles supplied wouldn't fit around the steering wheel boss and I'd like the paddles to rotate with the steering wheel.
Post by roadtrackrace on Mar 29, 2013 17:16:25 GMT
Nick on the Isle of Wight is 80% finished with his but he doesn't use the forum.
The rest of the first batch went to the States but our next UK customers will be receiving kits soon. Hector in Scotland has already built an Exocet and has a 280 BHP turbo Hayabusa engine waiting to be installed!!!
Ah nice, I hope he does a diary. I am already eying up a second engine to develop once this one is on the road. Need to curb my enthusiasm a little, I haven't even had a go in one yet and my wish list keeps growing!
Not a massive amount done today either, only managed to get the afternoon on it. Got things moved around and tidied up though ready for a good week at it come monday hopefully.
Finished the paddle shift mount, very pleased with this now, the paddles are just at the tip of your fingers and feels very comfortable operating. Time will tell as to how it is whilst driving, going with the moving with the steering wheel option against the stationary. I haven't done a lot of paddle shift driving before so am looking forward to playing with this. With the ignition interrupt module we'll be able to do full throttle upshifts and it auto blips for downs. Should be fun!! ;D
Got her onto her wheels and moved around, ready for nose cone fitment and forward electrics. Will most likely lift it back up onto the stands to save our backs and knees.
I don't suppose those paddle shift switches are available separately?? I have my own paddle shift controller and system for my h pattern gearbox, however, I'm looking for a cost effective "paddle", also, that possibly splash resistant.
I'd imagine they will sell them separately. These paddles are a new design they've just finished and one of the first sets out after the prototype. Keith told me he was keen to get some out and in use. I am over the moon with the build quality of these.