I still need to wrap the wiring harness and install a few strain relief fittings. I will not do this until I do the total wring out and electrical installation and make sure EVERYTHING works as it should. I do NOT need the worry of slicing open the harness to troubleshoot or chase sparks....
Roger Worcester, Massachusetts
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2017 14:53:33 GMT by roger32849
I made the rear fender braces and had them powder coated. I am actively working in this area. The front support still needs to be coated, but will gather up the rest of the bits and pieces that need coating before heading over to get the bracket done. I cut the fender down in the rear and cut a passage notch so the chain guard will fit.
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2017 15:01:12 GMT by roger32849
The extension to the main harness went well. The instruments all work, the lights light up and all the bells and whistles perform their respective functions. Note the push button on the gear selector. That is the reverse button.
As with most builds, organized chaos is the organizational discipline of the day. In the end, the wiring will all be trimmed and wrapped. The floor pan will be washed and cleaned and all smudges, scuffs, scrapes will ALL BE taken care of.
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2017 15:05:44 GMT by roger32849
I took a little time and cleaned up my work area this afternoon. I also took a few pictures with the bonnet and console installed. I will be doing a lot of catch up with my progress in the coming few weeks.
Nice upholstered seat. The seat bottom is installed with velcro so it makes it very easy to bolt to the mounts
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2017 15:12:33 GMT by roger32849
I found the tank on ebay. For this purpose the tank connects a "rat race" circuit between the radiator return and the thermostat bypass. It also is the means to top off the system after the radiator in the front is full. The overflow tank is also connected to this device
This is the plumbing diagram associated with this tank...
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2017 15:37:43 GMT by roger32849
Getting ideas for the huge opening in front. The mesh stainless is always good but was thinking of installing small driving lights with a connecting bar between the two. Maybe three horizontal bars to decorate the fish-mouth. I still have time to think about it.
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2017 18:41:49 GMT by roger32849
I am following youre build too. If i would not have a sonic to build i would really consider a tr1ke because i like the concept, normally i dont comment alot in the forum because i probaly know less than the most builders here, but when i read youre post in the eco exo thread you seemed a litlle bit dissapointed, so i wanted to let you know there are interrested people here, so keep on posting
Roger.. Really coming along.. One thing your front tire are on the wrong sides switch them L > R so the "V" is going forward not aft. The way they are now it will force under the tire not outward..
HELP ME 2 HELP YOU - please complete your Personal information: go to Menu>Profile>EditProfile>Personal>Signature> enter country code (UK,USA,etc.) your MEV, your donor's year and engine size (then click Save) This leads to faster trouble shooting!
I really appreciate the comments Kevin, but I am not disappointed. I know, for me to qualify as a builder on the MEV Proboard I had to build a TR1KE kit manufactured by "Road Track Race" and not "Exo Sports Cars". The RTR kits are few and far between and I would probably be the only active builder. I know the build is being viewed because the "View" counter has about 250 hits. About a third are from me posting and editing. No comments are necessary. I was hoping the guys that already did a build would chime in eventually and keep me on track. It is fun and challenging to build a kit car (trike) and when you have like minded guys sharing information it makes the build a group effort and everyone shares in the success of it.
The Eco-Exo section is special to me. Between Erik, Eddie, Fred and me, we kept that section quite active. The Eco-Exo was quite fun to build, journal and share with everyone. There were parts of the build that Erik solved for me as well as Eddie. When Fred in Pennsylvania started his, we all helped him. There just isn't anyone building a TR1KE except me.
The forum is a great place to journal. Access is worldwide (except China and N Korea). No matter where I go, I can refer to my entries on any computer. I have met folks on here that I know I will not meet in person unless there is a huge kit car meet here in the USA.
THANK YOU for following the build. If you have questions I would be more than happy to answer. If you see me making a monumental blunder... by all means call me out on it. I would rather be corrected than continue down the wrong path.
With that, I must say I am happy to post, and build an MEV TR1ke.