Me and my son are about to embark on our first kit car project and would love to meet up with anyone who has been through a build and lives in the midlands area (ideally Warwickshire / Coventry).
we have be toying between Rocket and Sonic7 and I think we're pretty much settled on the Sonic 7 given the additional weather protection. we've put our deposit down and are now in the second research mode whilst we agree on a build slot.
Welcome to the MEV family And as you say the Sonic7 club. I have a Sonic7 that I have built about two years now. I'm not in the Midlands. I'm up in Glasgow I will have it at Donnington in August if you are going. Looking forward to seeing another Sonic7 on the Forum.
I wouldn't worry to much about the clutch it's only £100 or so for a new one and it will be easy to fit when you have the engine out. I would change the clutch and cam belt on an older car anyway before using it. You really don't want to do that job once the engine is fitted.
Started 22/6/11 Finished 13/8/12 487 Hours Build time. Now on the road, weather dependant.
I have the 90 piece set, it's good but had to buy a 7mm Allen key bit for the front calipers a 55 torx bit and another torx socket for the strip down. Given the limited range of spinners I think it would have been a better choice to get the next size up in their sets.
Get the right donor and you can make a profit, I'm £85 up and still have the engine, gearbox, brakes, most of the interior, a complete door, the bonnet a door shell and an offer of £40 for the shell from the local scrapie.
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1.8 with IB5 - Back end too rusty but great learning 2.0 with MTX75 - Donor of choice Last RTR Sonic 7 Chassis final piecing together Body Panels in Bloodhound SSC
Where about in warwickshire are you? I know there are a few builds of the exocet in the area, and mine is finished and on the road. Not sure about the sonics though. Have a look on the builders map to see any local builds.