Purple thunder lives!!! The engine started!!!

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Re: Purple thunder lives!!! The engine started!!!

Postby baileydom » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:25 pm

Well done Andy, massive step forward. Looking forward to seeing it on the road this year!

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Re: Purple thunder lives!!! The engine started!!!

Postby stuMR2lee » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:03 pm

Great news. We'll done Andy. Looking forward to seeing this beast sometime:).
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Re: Purple thunder lives!!! The engine started!!!

Postby chaos19810 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:25 pm

I'm hoping to get it to one of the weekend shows this year it's just deciding which one in the summer to go to.
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Re: Purple thunder lives!!! The engine started!!!

Postby chaos19810 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:08 pm

It seems this project is a lot of little jobs then a jump forward, it's having to take a slight back seat as I was arranging my wedding. That was until Em asked if we should be using mk1.5 as the wedding car after all this work I've put in?

Think I've asked the right girl to marry me so back to the work shop I went and I started to use CAD to design the engine mounts and after a few hours i designed this.

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All I need to is now make them out of steel and repeat it for the front mount and this job is done!!


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engine mounts have been designed time to make them now

Postby chaos19810 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:50 pm

Well today was another productive day, I found I had a oil leak from the oil filter, and the gasket around the sump hadn't sealed correctly so today's job was to pull it off reclean it and seal it up. Well that was the plan I took the sump off, cleaned it up and was distracted by making the front mount. This designing of this was much easier compared to the rear it only involved cutting the mk1 body mount in half and then cutting the majority of the mk2 body mount away, then Connecting then together. So hopefully this time next week I will have all four engine mounts attached to the engine.

It's looking good to have the car running ready for the end of the show season. :)
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Re: Purple thunder lives!!! The engine started!!!

Postby d-peg » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:02 am

I've promised myself a mk1... But only when I can get it in dry storage of a night-time & winter :)

I look forward to seeing this at the shows - I have made a similar promise myself - yet my engine hasn't arrived from USA yet :laughing
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Re: Purple thunder lives!!! The engine started!!!

Postby chaos19810 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Hopefully I will have broken the back
Of the work, I have a week solid coming up soon so I am hoping I can get the majority of the jobs done so it will be just checking and simple things.

Then I will be case of stripping the interior even more, and getting it looking like a dedicated track/race car :)
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