Hampshire Build Nov 30, 2014 22:05:44 GMT
Post by brettlawrence on Nov 30, 2014 22:05:44 GMT
Ordered my Replicar back in September and am hoping to collect in December or January. I've started stripping my donor which I've driven and loved for 6 years. It's a '94 Mk1 with some suspension and engine mods.
I've got some initial questions and I though I'd post a couple of pics of the donor being ripped apart as well.
Currently taking the loom out. The loom is in good shape, all the excess wires are from datalogging and megasquirt stuff I've added over the years. Half the loom will be redundant, and I still need all the things I've added so I expect I'm going to have to modify it extensively.
Engine bay. It's been standing for 10 months, but it runs and will be cleaned up.
Those who have fitted new poly bushes, is the ride not too crashy? I've heard of people getting crashy rides on stock fives, but with the much lighter Replicar I thought this might be more likely. Not sure whether to go for stock bushes instead.
Harnesses - every picture I've seen shows harnesses and I've currently got lotus elise seats with an integral headrest and no harness slots. Has anyone fitted standard 3 point belts? Will a four point on seats without harness slots get through an IVA? I can't see any mention in the 2012 IVA and seems that if the tester feels they belts are in the right place on his torso then it'll be ok. Any thoughts? Happy to get new seats if I have to, but would rather get it built and passed without.
Is the Replicar fuel tank mounted lower than in the MX5? I can't really tell from the pictures I've seen but it looks like it might be 20cm lower?
Many more questions to come I'm sure, I did step back from the car today and think "Oh darn, what have I done".