: Redvictor3 is started at last...


redvictor
10-24-2009, 03:01 PM
It's been a little while but we've started on the plug for the mould. This is being handled by Wayne Allman at the Intergalactic custom shop in the UK.
Wayne does this stuff by eye and is an incredible talent..
OK,first pic is how it started. A 1972 Vauxhall Ventora in s**t condition.:-D..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictor3start001.jpg
Next is the doors being shortened at the back and lengthened at the front.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictormods005.jpg
Lastly 4 pics. First and second the back raised and the roof chopped. The 3rd pic shows the difference in the window angles/length and roof height.The last is the photo shop impression of what we wanted the back to look like. Close eh...
Obviously this is very early in the build so there are no fine details done yet.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorroofmods006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorroofmods007.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorroofmods003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorpromodrearview001.jpg

1FastMopar
10-24-2009, 03:15 PM
Good luck with it!!!! :Party


That is one big project! :rolleyes:

Rich_1028
10-24-2009, 03:28 PM
cool!
keep the pics comming.

redvictor
10-24-2009, 03:29 PM
It is when the body is a one off... I might even sell some when it's done..:D

bdglsmn
10-24-2009, 03:32 PM
Are you going to use the drivetrain from Redvictor2 or are you going a different route?

twinturbogt
10-24-2009, 03:32 PM
It is going to look great. Please keep us up to date with this build it will be awesome when it is finished.

redvictor
10-24-2009, 03:38 PM
Are you going to use the drivetrain from Redvictor2 or are you going a different route?
I'm using the engine block and crank..lol It'll be 588ci with billet RFD heads on alky(race)/pump gas(street) with twin 91's and a bruno/3speed Lenco but still street legal.
Thanks everyone. Appreciate it..

forcd02
10-24-2009, 03:48 PM
looking good Andy, i like the roof line, kind of looks like a 65-66 impala sedan

garyj
10-24-2009, 03:55 PM
Awsome Andy

bdglsmn
10-24-2009, 04:17 PM
I'm using the engine block and crank..lol It'll be 588ci with billet RFD heads on alky(race)/pump gas(street) with twin 91's and a bruno/3speed Lenco but still street legal.
Thanks everyone. Appreciate it..



Sounds Badass! Take lots of pics and keep us informed!

BACARTY
10-24-2009, 04:20 PM
what size tires is that?

zephyrc
10-24-2009, 04:22 PM
very very nice andy,, good luck

redvictor
10-24-2009, 04:28 PM
what size tires is that?
at the moment tiny..lol When it's done it'll start out on 34.5" tall for racing. There'll be room for 36".The wheel arches are being lengthened 6". I'm building the car for 5sec 1/4's. How long it takes to get there we'll have to see.
The car is just sitting at it's std ride height now.It has to go down 6" and be raked. Like i said it's early in the build stage.
Wayne has done a time lapse photo set which i'll post when he's a little more through the work.
Thanks everyone for your comments and interest.:smt023

MEGABU
10-24-2009, 04:30 PM
very nice start andy!! keep the build pics coming bro, i gotta see more!!!

redvictor
10-24-2009, 04:32 PM
very nice start andy!! keep the build pics coming bro, i gotta see more!!!
Cheers fella. Your build is coming on nicely too..

BAD INT
10-24-2009, 04:32 PM
cool car

MEGABU
10-24-2009, 04:33 PM
Cheers fella. Your build is coming on nicely too..
thanks dude, it's gettin' there, but it's still slow & a total hunk of crap.:-D

racefab57
10-24-2009, 04:34 PM
Very neat car Congrats Andy!!!! Cant wait to see timelaps,DR.

Coops
10-24-2009, 05:14 PM
I used to be proud of that car when I owned it, polishin' the tires an' all, hell, I even enjoyed the odd picnic....now look what you've fuckin' done!!
.....:-D

MEGABU
10-24-2009, 05:27 PM
coops, yer a fuckin' worry mate!

Coops
10-24-2009, 05:32 PM
coops, yer a fuckin' worry mate!


...well, just look what he's done to me fuckin' car!!! :-D

MEGABU
10-24-2009, 05:33 PM
...well, just look what he's done to me fuckin' car!!! :-D
well, he's 10,000 miles away now. whatcha gonna do?:-D

redvictor
10-24-2009, 05:40 PM
I used to be proud of that car when I owned it, polishin' the tires an' all, hell, I even enjoyed the odd picnic....now look what you've fuckin' done!!
.....:-D
ah well,it's gone to good home.:-D

Coops
10-24-2009, 05:44 PM
ah well,it's gone to good home.:-D


Ok.....you're off the hook then but ya better FIVE the fucker or it's gonna be on!! :p

BIC
10-24-2009, 05:47 PM
Looks like a good Start Andy! Good luck with the new build

95silverstallion
10-24-2009, 05:54 PM
Your build looks awesome. Its always nice seeing the Euro and Aussie car being built as the body style are nothing we've seen over here.

On a side note... my curiosity got to me, I was wondering exactly where Wolverhampton was. Funny thing is my Mother was born in Birmingham.:p

Mike77z
10-24-2009, 05:57 PM
Looking good Andy, I read the little blurb in rpm last month that it was starting.

redvictor
10-24-2009, 05:58 PM
Your build looks awesome. Its always nice seeing the Euro and Aussie car being built as the body style are nothing we've seen over here.

On a side note... my curiosity got to me, I was wondering exactly where Wolverhampton was. Funny thing is my Mother was born in Birmingham.:p
Thanks,appreciate it. Unbelievably i was born in Birmigham too.. Left there when i was six months old. Wolverhampton is 15miles NW of B'ham..:smt023
On another side note good call by your mom moving to America:-D

redvictor
10-24-2009, 06:00 PM
Looking good Andy, I read the little blurb in rpm last month that it was starting.
Thanks Mike and thanks everyone for your comments,apart from Coops..:-D
J/K Coops,don't blow a blood vessel.lol

Thor
10-24-2009, 06:05 PM
Nice start it looks good. I take it that was never available as a 2 door? ..props for lookin outside the box..

redvictor
10-24-2009, 06:10 PM
Nice start it looks good. I take it that was never available as a 2 door? ..props for lookin outside the box..
no it wasn't. It was also only available in 101"wheelbase,so we have to make it 115" as well..:smt023

RRRAAAYYY2
10-24-2009, 06:17 PM
Are you going to make it lighter so it costs less money to ship around the world?

It looks like it will be killer when done.

redvictor
10-24-2009, 06:18 PM
Are you going to make it lighter so it costs less money to ship around the world?

It looks like it will be killer when done.
yes,but shipping is done by volume,and it'll will be longer..D'oh
Cheers Ray.

95silverstallion
10-24-2009, 06:19 PM
Thanks,appreciate it. Unbelievably i was born in Birmigham too.. Left there when i was six months old. Wolverhampton is 15miles NW of B'ham..:smt023
On another side note good call by your mom moving to America:-D
Yeah, It worked out great for me.

Jim Monson
10-24-2009, 07:54 PM
Nice Wank Bubble!

henny496
10-24-2009, 08:26 PM
I like what you are doing and it looks very unique. I hope you keep us posted with pics and updates as your car progresses

Adios
10-24-2009, 08:27 PM
That's cool as hell Andy ...i look forward to watching the progress

mcintosh
10-25-2009, 04:03 AM
Looks like a lot of work Andy. Set your self a dead line?
Are you going to build the car like Mats pro mod, so you can lift the whole body off in sections? Would make it so easy to work on. What you making the body out of, carbon?

pistolpete
10-25-2009, 04:48 AM
Andy, good luck with your new build......... Im sure it will turn out exactly how you want it!!!

What sort of build time you planing for... na really? lol

Seriously good luck....

Pete.

redvictor
10-25-2009, 06:21 AM
Thanks everyone..:smt023
Alex and Pete, the deadline is May 2011 to be out and running. The shell will be a glass body with carbon doors,boot(deck lid) and bonnet(hood) at the moment.It depends on finances in the near future as to wether it's all carbon. I don't think it will be sectioned like Mats car to be honest. There's enough work to be getting on with without making it difficult.
Progress updates will be on as they happen.The target date for completion of the plug is before xmas so it can go to DRE fibreglass to get the mould started. We're well on target at the moment.:D
Jim,what are you like..lol

redvictor
10-29-2009, 04:46 PM
A quick update from today..
Wayne decided that it would be quicker to roll up a new quarter panel rather than tack a 100 pieces together.
I know the interior looks tatty..lol
before..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorrearwingmods001.jpg
after..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorrearwingmods002.jpg
You can see the way Wayne has curved the panel outwards slightly to make room for bigger tyres..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorrearwingmods003.jpg
a different angle..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorrearwingmods004.jpg

MEGABU
10-29-2009, 05:02 PM
wow! very nice so far andy. love the new lines on that ride. that's gonna be killer.:cool:

henny496
10-29-2009, 05:03 PM
Looks good Andy

Bobalos
10-29-2009, 05:10 PM
Bitchen ride amigo. cant wait to see it all finished up.

Bob

redvictor
10-29-2009, 06:22 PM
Cheers guys..:smt023
Next week should see the rear arches stretched and the back finished. It'll start to look like the car it's going to be then.

Jesse Lambert
10-29-2009, 06:38 PM
Looks good andy! Any more specifics on the engine combo?

JFontaine
10-29-2009, 06:40 PM
You are going to mold a entire car for a 1 off body Andy? Kind of spendy isnt it?

redvictor
10-29-2009, 06:48 PM
You are going to mold a entire car for a 1 off body Andy? Kind of spendy isnt it?
Yes it is..lol but if you can point me to one of those bodies already made i'll give up now and buy one:-D
I'm also going to try and sell some once we have proven the body shape,that's why we're going to make this plug perfect.
I like originality. The body styles available are 10 a penny..

redvictor
10-29-2009, 06:59 PM
Looks good andy! Any more specifics on the engine combo?
Thanks Jesse!
Engine will be a 588ci BBC with a Lunati pro crank,GRP billet ali rods,custom Diamond pistons,Moroso dry sump fabbed pan and rocker covers,Aviaid 4 stage dry sumpand Peterson 1.5 gallon tank,Mike Jones custom roller cam and Morel lifters, billet RFD secret squirrel heads,T+D special rockers, Manton custom pushrods,Profiler snyper intake,Wilson billet elbow,105mm TB and 11/16" fuel rails,16 x ID2000 injectors,Waterman 20gpm pump,2 x Garrett GT55-91's and a Motec M800 with all the trimmings...:smt023

Timewarp
10-29-2009, 07:07 PM
Engine will be a 588ci BBC with a Lunati pro crank,GRP billet ali rods,custom Diamond pistons,Moroso dry sump fabbed pan and rocker covers,Aviaid 4 stage dry sumpand Peterson 1.5 gallon tank,Mike Jones custom roller cam and Morel lifters, billet RFD secret squirrel heads,T+D special rockers, Manton custom pushrods,Profiler snyper intake,Wilson billet elbow,105mm TB and 11/16" fuel rails,16 x ID2000 injectors,Waterman 20gpm pump,2 x Garrett GT55-91's and a Motec M800 with all the trimmings...:smt023


WHAT ....... no Wizards of NOS system :-Daw .... Just messing with you of course . Maybe i missed it but what are you shooting for weight wise ?

redvictor
10-29-2009, 07:15 PM
WHAT ....... no Wizards of NOS system :-Daw .... Just messing with you of course . Maybe i missed it but what are you shooting for weight wise ?
Oddly enough no.....:-Daw
Weight will be 2650#,which is what the min weight is for FIA european pro mod in 2010 and it'll also have the ability to add weight for Orlando/Shakedown if i need to..:-D

swad
10-29-2009, 07:24 PM
Yes it is..lol but if you can point me to one of those bodies already made i'll give up now and buy one:-D
I'm also going to try and sell some once we have proven the body shape,that's why we're going to make this plug perfect.
I like originality. The body styles available are 10 a penny..
maybe one day Andy I can buy one of the shell off you and paint it racing green and give it a white roof haha:)

mideastbusa
10-29-2009, 07:34 PM
Did he use a french wheel to do those panels?

redvictor
10-29-2009, 07:39 PM
Did he use a french wheel to do those panels?
No,an english wheel. A french wheel would have gone on strike and burnt the workshop down..:-D

redvictor
10-29-2009, 07:40 PM
maybe one day Andy I can buy one of the shell off you and paint it racing green and give it a white roof haha:)
Has the old man still got his Adam? Finally posted eh...

mideastbusa
10-29-2009, 07:45 PM
No,an english wheel. A french wheel would have gone on strike and burnt the workshop down..:-D

Thats what I meant,the same tool the NASCAR guys use.french,English.....same same.Just joking! Car looks like it will be a nice one.

redvictor
10-29-2009, 07:48 PM
Thats what I meant,the same tool the NASCAR guys use.french,English.....same same.Just joking! Car looks like it will be a nice one.
Thanks very much.. When the front is started it will look a lot more complete.Probably in a couple of weeks we'll be at that stage.

461poncho
10-29-2009, 07:51 PM
Looks like you won't be watching much TV this winter Andy,ton's of work.
Looking forward to more process pics.

mideastbusa
10-29-2009, 07:53 PM
Andy,when is the next time you're coming to the states with the car?

swad
10-29-2009, 07:54 PM
Has the old man still got his Adam? Finally posted eh...
no wish he did it was scarped by guy who owned the barn it was in well over 10 years ago or something like that, I was thinking its about time I stopped just watching here started playing, I hear that you was in conect with the old man the other week

tim lewis
10-29-2009, 07:54 PM
looks great andy! cant wait to see it done in our magazine!

redvictor
10-29-2009, 07:59 PM
Looks like you won't be watching much TV this winter Andy,ton's of work.
Looking forward to more process pics.
TV sucks..lol Cheers dude..:smt023

SUPERGAS565
10-29-2009, 08:01 PM
Gonna be Saweet Andy...any plans to pair up with a certain corvette in the future...????? :cool:

redvictor
10-29-2009, 08:01 PM
Andy,when is the next time you're coming to the states with the car?
2012 on the reunion tour.lol Orlando/Shakedown and hopefully CHRR.. I'm looking for sponsors already:D

redvictor
10-29-2009, 08:03 PM
no wish he did it was scarped by guy who owned the barn it was in well over 10 years ago or something like that, I was thinking its about time I stopped just watching here started playing, I hear that you was in conect with the old man the other week
I didn't know. Did he kill the guy?
I spoke with him about a year ago on the phone..

redvictor
10-29-2009, 08:04 PM
looks great andy! cant wait to see it done in our magazine!
Cheers Tim. Are you asking me or telling..:-D

redvictor
10-29-2009, 08:05 PM
Gonna be Saweet Andy...any plans to pair up with a certain corvette in the future...????? :cool:
Thanks Rick.I hope so. When i last spoke to Rod he wanted to do that..

swad
10-29-2009, 08:23 PM
I didn't know. Did he kill the guy?
I spoke with him about a year ago on the phone..
I wish I did but being young and small at the time would of been any good haha, how come your jump ship with your ECU? Are you still in conect with that guy from canda with the rx7? because a family member has offer me a rx7 fc but it been sitting on his drive for 6 years tho for a project

redvictor
10-29-2009, 08:30 PM
I wish I did but being young and small at the time would of been any good haha, how come your jump ship with your ECU? Are you still in conect with that guy from canda with the rx7? because a family member has offer me a rx7 fc but it been sitting on his drive for 6 years tho for a project
It's who comes with the ECU that's important.. 2 words,Shane Tecklenburg.:smt023
I'm still in conact with Steve from Canada yes..

swad
10-29-2009, 08:50 PM
It's who comes with the ECU that's important.. 2 words,Shane Tecklenburg.:smt023
I'm still in conact with Steve from Canada yes..
Cool so will he be coming over when then car's finish to set up your car, If I do this project could I have his conact details because still not sure weather to go down the piston root haha, BTW loving the progress its going be one mean looking mother f**ker:cool: haha

henny496
10-29-2009, 08:52 PM
How many hours do you think will be involved for the mold?

nukebanana
10-29-2009, 10:08 PM
Hey Andy:
Whats the chance of getting in on some of that 2012 action. How you doing anyway, body is coming good. Did i read 2650 pounds? gonna be remote control? Taking ours for chassis repairs and body in 2 weeks. talk to you soon.
Boo King

redvictor
10-30-2009, 04:03 AM
Hey Andy:
Whats the chance of getting in on some of that 2012 action. How you doing anyway, body is coming good. Did i read 2650 pounds? gonna be remote control? Taking ours for chassis repairs and body in 2 weeks. talk to you soon.
Boo King
Lot's of chance mate.We will need to discuss nearer the time.
2650# for FIA european pro mod yes,that is the minumum weight for that class same as NHRA pro mod. For everything else we will add weight.
I'm doing ok for now,not as good as you though..:-D
Tom,it should take a month or so for the glass shell to be made once the plug is finished..
Thanks everyone:smt023

phantomracer
10-30-2009, 04:07 AM
ok wow,youve turned me into a fan of those cars with subtle yet so extreme changes


keep up the good work-bring that baby back to life and have fun

nukebanana
10-30-2009, 08:53 AM
Andy:
Just teasing you about the weight, is that with you in the car? Glad to see the trans of choice is lenco, did't think you would go there, hopefully we all last to 2012, close to pension time.
Boo King

superprojoe
10-30-2009, 12:30 PM
I'm using the engine block and crank..lol It'll be 588ci with billet RFD heads on alky(race)/pump gas(street) with twin 91's and a bruno/3speed Lenco but still street legal.
Thanks everyone. Appreciate it..

Sounds like another bad ass street ride is commin'........cant wait to see it done,WHOOOHOOOOO!!!!

redvictor
10-30-2009, 02:12 PM
ok wow,youve turned me into a fan of those cars with subtle yet so extreme changes


keep up the good work-bring that baby back to life and have fun
Thank you..:smt023

redvictor
10-30-2009, 02:16 PM
Andy:
Just teasing you about the weight, is that with you in the car? Glad to see the trans of choice is lenco, did't think you would go there, hopefully we all last to 2012, close to pension time.
Boo King
Yep,on the startline. The trans of choice would have been a glide but the FIA rules don't allow auto transmissions because...wait for it.... because they want to differentiate between top sportsman and pro mod. This would be fine if we had any Top sportsman classes in Europe but there isn't any..
So i was forced into a Lenco. At least it'll have a converter though..lol
Hopefully we will mate. Maybe i'll have to hire you an electric wheelchair to get around the pits.:-D
Thanks SPJ...

nukebanana
10-30-2009, 03:58 PM
Whats FIA is that like NHRA or IHRA? By then they will probably have jet powered wheelchairs.
Boo King

redvictor
10-30-2009, 04:17 PM
Whats FIA is that like NHRA or IHRA? By then they will probably have jet powered wheelchairs.
Boo King

Yes but much bigger. It's the world motor racing governing body. They took the NHRA rules complete and applied them to Europe,but forgot that whilst the NHRA season will see pro cars do 200 runs,our season we'd be lucky to get 35 runs.
Jet powered wheelchairs? sign me up..lol
What are you doing with your car? glass body?

nukebanana
10-30-2009, 04:39 PM
Yes Andy glass body, chassis repairs and updates, going to north carolina be done in feb i hope.

redvictor
10-30-2009, 04:41 PM
Yes Andy glass body, chassis repairs and updates, going to north carolina be done in feb i hope.
Sounds good. Who are you taking it to and make sure you let me know how you get on with it,and don't forget to keep in touch eh?

Mark Walter
10-30-2009, 04:48 PM
No,an english wheel. A french wheel would have gone on strike and burnt the workshop down..:-D

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are! Car is looking great Andy!!

nukebanana
10-30-2009, 04:49 PM
Going to Teddy Houser race cars, and yes we will keep in touch all winter. Heard Rod Saboury was going to shake down next weekend in englishtown, would be nice to go there but no car.

silvercv2002
10-30-2009, 04:49 PM
Looks good.




Brit-boy... :)

redvictor
10-30-2009, 05:16 PM
Now that's funny, I don't care who you are! Car is looking great Andy!!
Hey Mark! I knew you'd understand that ..:-D

redvictor
10-30-2009, 05:18 PM
Going to Teddy Houser race cars, and yes we will keep in touch all winter. Heard Rod Saboury was going to shake down next weekend in englishtown, would be nice to go there but no car.
I'd like to go but no car also. I heard Rod was going too..
Talk soon my friend.:smt023
Thanks Sliver.For brits we do ok eh?

cboggs
10-31-2009, 02:27 AM
this is going to be one serious car, .. very, very cool, ..

c

redvictor
11-10-2009, 04:37 PM
this is going to be one serious car, .. very, very cool, ..

c
Thanks Curtis..:smt023
Update today. Wayne stretched the rear wheelarches to accomodate 36" tyres. The wheel centre is moved back 4 and arches stretched 9""
The first pic shows how small the original wheels are.The second and third are just to show the wheelsize in the body.btw,that is only 30" dia cardboard..lol The first set on will be 34.5"
Cardboard wheels are used because A/ i haven't got any real ones yet. Our Mickey Thompson PRO 5 beadlocks are on the way.and B/ if we cut the body out to fit real wheels the car would fall apart..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwheelarch002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwheelarch006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwheelarch007.jpg

Chpwags
11-10-2009, 05:17 PM
How much clearance do you need for a 36" tire for when it grows?

redvictor
11-10-2009, 05:32 PM
How much clearance do you need for a 36" tire for when it grows?
3 inches upwards.The tyre goes inwards when it grows so the clearance isn't needed so much front and back. Plus the arch won't be as curved in when it's finished.
You can't see it there but the tyre will be able to go above the C post.

MEGABU
11-10-2009, 05:54 PM
lookin' damn good andy!

redvictor
11-10-2009, 06:04 PM
Thanks Greg,appreciate it.

bdglsmn
11-10-2009, 06:18 PM
3 inches upwards.The tyre goes inwards when it grows so the clearance isn't needed so much front and back. Plus the arch won't be as curved in when it's finished.
You can't see it there but the tyre will be able to go above the C post.




Man you foreigners kill me. Why couldn't you just build a Mustang like everybody else and be done with it? :-Daw:-Daw

Just kidding Andy I am really digging what you are doing!

redvictor
11-10-2009, 06:28 PM
Man you foreigners kill me. Why couldn't you just build a Mustang like everybody else and be done with it? :-Daw:-Daw

Just kidding Andy I am really digging what you are doing!
It's what makes us different..;smt023 I did think seriously about an available body.The Chevelle posted here the other day really caught my eye...but what i have no-one else will,unless we sell some after this one is built..
Thank you..:D

Tom Cowle's wife
11-10-2009, 06:34 PM
lets see some pic of the cardboard engine...lol

looks sweet

Firetruck1
11-10-2009, 06:36 PM
It looks really good. I am happy to see your fixing the 4 door body style by going to a custom 2 door set. Lots of custom work, lots of props.

redvictor
11-10-2009, 06:56 PM
It looks really good. I am happy to see your fixing the 4 door body style by going to a custom 2 door set. Lots of custom work, lots of props.
Thanks. We feel it's how it should have been.
Cheers Tom,i ran out of cardboard..lol

Hellion94
11-10-2009, 07:01 PM
Looks Awesome!

Catalyst97
11-10-2009, 07:02 PM
That Looks Great Andy! Sorry I haven't gotten back to you in a while, been way too busy to do anything (2 jobs and freelance). I wasn't really able to make that picture any bigger, but I can try if you guys still need it.

Looks like things are moving along great!

redvictor
11-10-2009, 07:07 PM
That Looks Great Andy! Sorry I haven't gotten back to you in a while, been way too busy to do anything (2 jobs and freelance). I wasn't really able to make that picture any bigger, but I can try if you guys still need it.

Looks like things are moving along great!
your the guy who started this mess..LOL
I'd love a bigger picture if you could do it. In 300DPI for the mags would be cool..
Work is work,i understand completely..

redvictor
11-10-2009, 07:07 PM
Looks Awesome!
:smt023

frtlnrbuick
11-10-2009, 07:12 PM
It's what makes us different..;smt023 I did think seriously about an available body.The Chevelle posted here the other day really caught my eye...but what i have no-one else will,unless we sell some after this one is built..
Thank you..:D

Man, I don't know how I missed this.

That car is so homely it's cute...

Seriously, that is going to be a bad ass ride. Make sure to have two seats in it; you still owe me a ride!

Keep us informed with the updates, they give me hope for my future plans.

Let us know when you are coming to the colonies, I'll make it a priority.

Cheers!
(in my best attempted accent)

Jim

GregS
11-10-2009, 07:17 PM
Nice ride....keep the pictures and updates coming. Cool car!

redvictor
11-10-2009, 07:19 PM
Man, I don't know how I missed this.

That car is so homely it's cute...

Seriously, that is going to be a bad ass ride. Make sure to have two seats in it; you still owe me a ride!

Keep us informed with the updates, they give me hope for my future plans.

Let us know when you are coming to the colonies, I'll make it a priority.

Cheers!
(in my best attempted accent)

Jim
Homely..lol not exactly what we had in mind:-D
It'll have 2 seats for sure. 2012 is the date for Orlando and Shakedown..
Thanks Jim.

bowtieman55
11-10-2009, 10:55 PM
another awesome creation.

frtlnrbuick
11-10-2009, 11:27 PM
Homely..lol not exactly what we had in mind:-D
It'll have 2 seats for sure. 2012 is the date for Orlando and Shakedown..
Thanks Jim.

Marking it on my calendar now!

Can't wait to see it finished!

Jim

PS You do know I was pulling your chain with the "homely" comment? I can't say much with my penchant for old Buicks...

redvictor
12-01-2009, 03:10 AM
Just a bit of an update. There has been a ton of small details done that haven't really warranted a post as it's difficult to see what's been modded. Anyhoo, Wayne has started the work to mirror the mods done on the other side. As you can see there's a lot of rust to deal with as well as all the modifications! To make it an easier job the bottom of the rear wing will be cut to shape when the shell goes on the ramp. Thanks for the interest..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorosrearwheelarch005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorosrearwheelarch004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorosrearwheelarch002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorosrearwheelarch006.jpg

Coops
12-01-2009, 03:16 AM
[QUOTE=redvictor;3235696]Just a bit of an update. There has been a ton of small details done that haven't really warranted a post as it's difficult to see what's been modded. Anyhoo, Wayne has started the work to mirror the mods done on the other side. As you can see there's a lot of rust to deal with as well as all the modifications! To make it an easier job the bottom of the rear wing will be cut to shape when the shell goes on the ramp. Thanks for the interest..



Andy, you've done fuck all...pull ya finger out, 2012 ain't THAT far away y'know!! ...:-D

vance hewitt
12-01-2009, 03:35 AM
Andy its looking badass for sure!!!!!!!How have you been anyway????? good I hope. When you get the new car done are you going to take the same tv reporter for a ride?that would be funny to see his face after that one:p.

BACK IN 8
12-01-2009, 03:38 AM
rear quarter has a real dodge challenger look to it

SUPERGAS565
12-01-2009, 09:15 AM
Looking great Andy, I've been thinking of switching to WHO'SEAR also.....:cool:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorosrearwheelarch006.jpg

reedysride
12-01-2009, 09:20 AM
Looking good but the back wheels look dodgey:-D
To cold outside or what

nukebanana
12-01-2009, 10:26 AM
Hi Andy:
Car is comming along rather nicely, stopped at shakedown at etown on the back form the chassis shop in north carolina, Rod was ther making some passes, had a great talk to him, he said we should get together this summer. I told him you wouldn't be ready til 2012, seems like a long time from now. Keep in touch.
Boo King

95silverstallion
12-01-2009, 12:03 PM
Looking great Andy, I've been thinking of switching to WHO'SEAR also.....:cool:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorosrearwheelarch006.jpg


I didnt catch on to that until you posted:rolleyes:

SUPERGAS565
12-01-2009, 12:34 PM
The more I look at this pic the more it's starting to look like a mini-cuda.....billboard graphics would look killer....:cool:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorosrearwheelarch006.jpg

redvictor
12-01-2009, 03:12 PM
And just like buses 2 updates come along at once.:-D
Wayne just had to cut the front and stretch it to have an idea what it was going to look like. Probably like a 60's funny car..lol Obviously this is just a check out.. There's a lot left to do but it should be done for xmas.
There is also going to be a time lapse video of the whole build btw,and it looks awesome so far!
Front cut off.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontend001.jpg
back on for a trial fit.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontend002.jpg
and lowered to 2" above where the car will sit.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontend003.jpg
side view.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontend004.jpg
back view.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontend005.jpg

redvictor
12-01-2009, 03:20 PM
[QUOTE=redvictor;3235696]Just a bit of an update. There has been a ton of small details done that haven't really warranted a post as it's difficult to see what's been modded. Anyhoo, Wayne has started the work to mirror the mods done on the other side. As you can see there's a lot of rust to deal with as well as all the modifications! To make it an easier job the bottom of the rear wing will be cut to shape when the shell goes on the ramp. Thanks for the interest..



Andy, you've done fuck all...pull ya finger out, 2012 ain't THAT far away y'know!! ...:-D
Coops,It's debuting 2011 at the outside. Late 2010 we hope.USA tour 2012.... Things are moving much faster than we'd hoped.:smt023 Big thanks to Camp Stanley for the recent help..
Vance i'm ok bud. We have already spoken to the reporter and he'll be coming for a ride for TV.
The Challenger thing..lol Shall i tell you how i nearly bought the Dennis Radford cuda body...nah,i better not..lol
SG565,what are billboard graphics? Are they the same as checkerboard?
Good to hear from you Boo,i will keep in touch. Thanks everyone for the interest.

redvictor
12-02-2009, 03:18 PM
and another update. This time with the front fender filled in.This filler panel was made by hand.. The car is now 115" wheelbase from 101".
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontend007.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontend007.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontend008.jpg
More soon...

Coops
12-02-2009, 03:22 PM
Andy, that's just plain fuckin' WICKED!!! :p

redvictor
12-02-2009, 03:42 PM
Andy, that's just plain fuckin' WICKED!!! :p
Cheers Coops..:smt023 I know now having seen the front end longer that when the bonnet(hood) is done with a scoop and a rear wing on it'll look as hard as nails..lol

swad
12-02-2009, 03:44 PM
OMG it just get's better mate BTW what rear end are using

redvictor
12-02-2009, 03:50 PM
OMG it just get's better mate BTW what rear end are using
A Tim Mcamis chrome moly cased fully floating 40 spline 9.5" Ford stuffed full of Strange internals Adam..:-D
Cheers..

swad
12-02-2009, 04:01 PM
It's a real shame that you have to go with lenco because would of loved it if went to just one S/E race kisk with your old enemy's ass lol

redvictor
12-02-2009, 04:10 PM
It's a real shame that you have to go with lenco because would of loved it if went to just one S/E race kisk with your old enemy's ass lol
Don't worry,there'll be a mounting for a powerglide.. :wink:

flagators
12-02-2009, 04:10 PM
that's a bad bitch! :p

ALLMTR
12-02-2009, 09:47 PM
That's some major fab work!

THE SHOE
12-02-2009, 09:58 PM
Keep up the great effort..

TwistedKitty
12-02-2009, 10:00 PM
looking good !!! .....lots of time going into that project !! That things gonna be awesome !

whitetrash
12-02-2009, 10:37 PM
WoooW you do good work. can't wait to see how it turns out.

clubby
12-02-2009, 11:12 PM
hi andy
looks just like a barracuda now,good job!!!!!!!!!!!
keep up the work.
shame your putting in a lenco,you must have to do allot of transwork to foot the build.
cheers dave

John Cunningham
12-03-2009, 01:29 AM
Andy could you at least move the rear wheel opening forward about 18 inches?........then please build that straight axle you told me your going to add?

Gary L.
12-03-2009, 01:40 AM
WOW!!!! That looks really good! That takes some serious talent! Keep posting those pictures Andy, it's kinda cool to see the progress!

TomP
12-03-2009, 02:23 AM
Very nice work. That car will look awesome.

408Fairmont
12-03-2009, 02:29 AM
Looks killer man! Keep up the good work!

redvictor
12-05-2009, 12:22 PM
And now it has a face! The grille will be integral to the body,so i've put lights into it (for the mould)in case someone wants a shell and doesn't want real lights! I'll be having real lights of course...
The centre part makes it the correct grille for my model of Vauxhall but i've had to fill the centre in for aerodynamics. The car willhave 2 front air dams,1 for the street with holes to cool the radiator when on pump gas,and 1 for racing when on methanol.
I went to see the car today. The pics just don't do it justice. The rear end has to come down 4 inches and the front end 1.5inches. It'll look radically different when the bonnet(hood) is curved and has a scoop..
Thank you everyone for your kind words.:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontandgrile001.jpg

redvictor
12-05-2009, 12:24 PM
Andy could you at least move the rear wheel opening forward about 18 inches?........then please build that straight axle you told me your going to add?
LOL.. I would if we were building an AFX :-D

redvictor
12-05-2009, 12:27 PM
hi andy
looks just like a barracuda now,good job!!!!!!!!!!!
keep up the work.
shame your putting in a lenco,you must have to do allot of transwork to foot the build.
cheers dave
I don't want to put a lenco in believe me,but in Euro FIA rules they won't allow auto transmissions in pro mod because the NHRA don't allow them.
The reason is to differentiate pro mod from top sportsman,of which we have no classes in FIA competition.
Yep,it beats me too..
But yes,a lot of trans work is required :-D

Coops
12-05-2009, 02:54 PM
And now it has a face! The grille will be integral to the body,so i've put lights into it (for the mould)in case someone wants a shell and doesn't want real lights! I'll be having real lights of course...
The centre part makes it the correct grille for my model of Vauxhall but i've had to fill the centre in for aerodynamics. The car willhave 2 front air dams,1 for the street with holes to cool the radiator when on pump gas,and 1 for racing when on methanol.
I went to see the car today. The pics just don't do it justice. The rear end has to come down 4 inches and the front end 1.5inches. It'll look radically different when the bonnet(hood) is curved and has a scoop..
Thank you everyone for your kind words.:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontandgrile001.jpg


Haha, I was just thinking if only the fellas who designed the 'Velox, Wyvern and Cresta' could see that fucker!! :-D

racefab57
12-05-2009, 03:25 PM
Andy, very kool, and different from a guy in the states.DR.

MEGABU
12-05-2009, 03:29 PM
that's lookin' sick andy!! keep 'em comin' bro!

redvictor
12-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Haha, I was just thinking if only the fellas who designed the 'Velox, Wyvern and Cresta' could see that fucker!! :-D
They'd be rolling in their graves mate..lol
Thanks DR and Megabu.

Rich_1028
12-05-2009, 04:25 PM
great looking,has come a long way...fast!

henny496
12-05-2009, 05:29 PM
Andy, it looks like you are making great progress and I am anxious to see how this is going to look in the end

redvictor
12-07-2009, 03:53 PM
A Monday update.
Wayne is working full speed now,well Wayne speed anyhoo..lol
The first pic is the opposite side filler panel for the stretched front wing(fender).
Again i'll remind you that it's made from a flat sheet of metal and hand rolled!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontwingfillerpanelns001.jpg
This next pic is where we get radical. The Victor std bonnet(hood) lifts because the air gets underneath the front.The cure is to make the front of it part of the body structure so there is no gap,hence no air can get under it! Instead the bonnet(hood) will start where the slam panel ends...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorslampanel001.jpg
The hood is going to be curved a la a Pro mod Camaro btw.. :smt023

tim lewis
12-07-2009, 04:04 PM
man andy that things wild looking!

461poncho
12-07-2009, 04:11 PM
Looks great Andy,keep up the good work.

swad
12-07-2009, 04:41 PM
Looking good mate. How's the engine coming on is the reason you have gone with that size because you may get a billet block of your mate in canada one day, anyway looking good mate

twinturbogt
12-07-2009, 05:02 PM
That is going to be one unique ride Andy. Completely bad ass too.

redvictor
12-07-2009, 05:12 PM
Looking good mate. How's the engine coming on is the reason you have gone with that size because you may get a billet block of your mate in canada one day, anyway looking good mate
I have ALL the engine apart from the new design RFD billet heads,which are being done as we speak. I won't assemble it until i'm near to starting it because engines are better when they're started from fresh,not kept standing. Plus i need the block,heads,oil pan,intake etc for mock up and it'll just get covered in grinding dust,meaning a stripdown.
I'm starting with my old block because i'm new to methanol and s**t happens when your new to something..:-D Maybe in the future with a billet one.
Thanks Tim,Poncho and Jeff.:smt023

666 the legend
12-07-2009, 05:52 PM
....NICE CORVAIR...!!!

redvictor
12-14-2009, 04:22 PM
Well done to you^^^^^^ Actually the guy that designed the Corvair designed the Vauxhall.
Anyhoo,a Monday update. We've had to make the scoop a little smaller due to me not being able to see out of the windscreen..lol
It's still not finished around the screen area and it all has to be blended into the bonnet
with filler..
Wayne is trying his best to get the car finished before xmas bless him..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorscoop007.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorscoop006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorscoop008.jpg

Mark Walter
12-14-2009, 04:26 PM
Looking great Andy! You guys should send me some updates for DragStory.

redvictor
12-14-2009, 04:34 PM
Looking great Andy! You guys should send me some updates for DragStory.
I'll get something organised Mark. Thank you for the offer..

Mark Walter
12-14-2009, 04:36 PM
I'll get something organised Mark. Thank you for the offer..

It's a very cool project and are glad to help gain you as much exposure as we can!

redvictor
12-14-2009, 04:53 PM
It's a very cool project and are glad to help gain you as much exposure as we can!
You're a good man. Where do i send it?

Coops
12-14-2009, 05:25 PM
...That's fuckin' mad, changin' a noddy car into a fuckin' missile like that!!
....:D

redvictor
12-14-2009, 05:36 PM
...That's fuckin' mad, changin' a noddy car into a fuckin' missile like that!!
....:D
Are you calling your car a noddy car Coops? It looks very similar to yours..LOL

Coops
12-14-2009, 05:47 PM
Are you calling your car a noddy car Coops? It looks very similar to yours..LOL

Oh, fuck it's worse than that for me.... I got a noddy transmission too!! ...:p

henny496
12-14-2009, 05:51 PM
Looks good Andy I like how you incorporated the center of the hood into the scoop. That is a nice touch
what is a noddy car by the way?

mopwr2004a
12-14-2009, 05:53 PM
that is going to be a sweet looking ride

Coops
12-14-2009, 05:59 PM
Looks good Andy I like how you incorporated the center of the hood into the scoop. That is a nice touch
what is a noddy car by the way?



...you had to ask, didn't ya?
.....:-D


http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt256/oopscoops/noddy_car.jpg

JoyRide57
12-14-2009, 06:01 PM
I would say that Andy is very Handy with sheet metal, nice job. Thats something that looks easy to the eye but not easy to the hands!!!

redvictor
12-14-2009, 06:44 PM
I would say that Andy is very Handy with sheet metal, nice job. Thats something that looks easy to the eye but not easy to the hands!!!
No,it's not me. It's Wayne Allman,owner of the Intergalactic Custom shop in the UK. He's the guy with the sheet metal talent.
It tried it once but ran out of talent very quickly..:-D
I'm a spanner type of person..:smt023

redvictor
12-14-2009, 06:45 PM
Oh, fuck it's worse than that for me.... I got a noddy transmission too!! ...:p
LOL,not sure Noddy crossed the Atlantic mate..:-D
btw,did you sort your wheel tubs out? I know how you can do it if you didn't.

redvictor
12-14-2009, 06:51 PM
Looks good Andy I like how you incorporated the center of the hood into the scoop. That is a nice touch
what is a noddy car by the way?
Thanks Tom. We are trying to incorporate all the "features" into the car. We want people to be able to tell what it is by those features,although to be fair outside of a few places in the world people have no clue what the phuck it is..LOL
Thanks everyone for their comments:smt023

twinturbogt
12-14-2009, 07:21 PM
That thing is going to look amazing Andy.

redvictor
12-14-2009, 07:50 PM
Thanks Jeff,appreciate it.
If anyone in the USA,Canada,Scandinavia or Australia are interested in a body then let me know. They'll be available in full carbon or glass with doors,boot,hood,and templates for windows. They won't be for sale in the UK because i want the only one there..:-D

racefab57
12-14-2009, 08:24 PM
Andy Im dying to see the molds for the car bodies,and see the semi finished body out of the molds!! GREAT work to you guys!!DR.

Coops
12-14-2009, 08:31 PM
LOL,not sure Noddy crossed the Atlantic mate..:-D
btw,did you sort your wheel tubs out? I know how you can do it if you didn't.


.....send Wayne over? ....:p

bootsperformance
12-14-2009, 08:42 PM
wow now thats some talent right there.

redvictor
12-15-2009, 04:27 PM
I just received this from a guy called Paul in the UK. It gives a better view of how it will look,although without the rear and front spoiler and side skirts..
What do you reckon?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorphotoshoplatest002.jpg
Can youspot the difference?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/ivaneaster001.jpg

racefab57
12-15-2009, 04:40 PM
Man thats TITS!!!!!!!!!! DR.

redvictor
12-15-2009, 04:45 PM
Man thats TITS!!!!!!!!!! DR.
I'll take that as a compliment..lol

Dal Sangha
12-15-2009, 04:52 PM
Andy, you should incorporate some sort of air dam with the max overhang allowed, (better ETs).

redvictor
12-15-2009, 04:58 PM
Andy, you should incorporate some sort of air dam with the max overhang allowed, (better ETs).
There will be an air dam Dal. I know you're allowed a flag? sticking out of the front to make up for max overhang. We'll do that i think.

ASH
12-15-2009, 05:17 PM
Thanks Jeff,appreciate it.
If anyone in the USA,Canada,Scandinavia or Australia are interested in a body then let me know. They'll be available in full carbon or glass with doors,boot,hood,and templates for windows. They won't be for sale in the UK because i want the only one there..:-D


Andy,
can you put a hinge at the back ??

Turn it into a funnycar body for my altered....:p:p

redvictor
12-15-2009, 05:19 PM
Andy,
can you put a hinge at the back ??

Turn it into a funnycar body for my altered....:p:p
yes mate, no problem..:-D

John Cunningham
12-15-2009, 05:20 PM
Andy........I love that car.....but why do you want to turn left all the time?.....get some new graphics man......It would be like getting some new knickers or something!!

MEGABU
12-15-2009, 05:24 PM
that absolutely ROCKS andy! keep it up dude, that's gonna be a helluva fine lookin' race car.

superd54
12-15-2009, 05:27 PM
Decent Red Vic.
Dave...



I'll take that as a compliment..lol

redvictor
12-15-2009, 05:27 PM
Andy........I love that car.....but why do you want to turn left all the time?.....get some new graphics man......It would be like getting some new knickers or something!!
LOL.. Here's the rub. Everyone recognises the paint job,and i mean everyone.Sponsors,fans from all over the world. First thing that would be said with a new paint job is "i remember your old paint job"
Have you got a better paint scheme for me John? :D

redvictor
12-15-2009, 05:29 PM
Decent Red Vic.
Dave...
I know,i was pulling his pud...:-D

redvictor
12-15-2009, 05:30 PM
that absolutely ROCKS andy! keep it up dude, that's gonna be a helluva fine lookin' race car.
:smt023

Bobalos
12-15-2009, 07:02 PM
Andy,

your gonna have to do one of those "same but different" things on the paint job. @ 200 MPH, it will look just like the other car, but make sure you update the graphics on it so that when its @ the show its fresh & different.

Instead of black checkerboard, make the black part "carbon fibre" (thats how your spell tyre right? LOL). although the carbon fiber thing is getting kind of played out.

Personally Im not tired of the "blacked out" look yet. maybe black out the wheels & get rid of all the chrome on the car.

I know the "ripped out of the paint" thing is kind of dated, but maybe something like that on the hood. you going to keep the turbo's hidden or are they doing to poke through somewhere?? if they are exposed, maybe do something with that.

Im no artsy fartsy kind of guy, Im sure there are some folks plenty talented with that kind of stuff. Hell the dude that photochopped up the car did a hell of a job, put his ass to work.

Bob


LOL.. Here's the rub. Everyone recognises the paint job,and i mean everyone.Sponsors,fans from all over the world. First thing that would be said with a new paint job is "i remember your old paint job"
Have you got a better paint scheme for me John? :D

Bobalos
12-15-2009, 07:04 PM
BTW, some of it is real obvious. shorter in the "backseat", longer in the door, longer between the door & front wheel, longer wheelbase, windshield looks slightly laid back, lower to the ground.

Bob


I just received this from a guy called Paul in the UK. It gives a better view of how it will look,although without the rear and front spoiler and side skirts..
What do you reckon?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorphotoshoplatest002.jpg
Can youspot the difference?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/ivaneaster001.jpg

redvictor
12-15-2009, 07:16 PM
BTW, some of it is real obvious. shorter in the "backseat", longer in the door, longer between the door & front wheel, longer wheelbase, windshield looks slightly laid back, lower to the ground.

Bob
roof chopped 2 inches,rear screen shorter by 4 inches,rear wings raised 4 inches apart from the things you said..:-D
I can see what you are saying about the paint. I'm open to someone having a go at making it look "new" but old like you said.
Any takers?
and yes tyre and fibre...lol
Turbos will be hidden like last time..

swad
12-15-2009, 09:00 PM
Is that right what I here that the rule for engine size's have change for turbo's and trans rule's mate

henny496
12-15-2009, 10:54 PM
Hi Andy
You don't want to deviate too far on the paint scheme, otherwise it was pointless to go as far as you have to retain the body similarites
The front end is longer, perhaps the gold stripe could be tapered a bit, the checkerboard on the scoop go a little higher to the top and a bit more of a curve to it. The rear checkerboard could be narrower, stay at the top of the fender and maybe end up half as wide at the back
I can't do anything with photshop, I have to do this the old fashioned way with a pencil and crayons for a picture of what I mean( too old for computers, but I can draw quite well)

Bobalos
12-16-2009, 09:16 AM
draw it up & then hand it to the receptionist @ the office & have her scan it in.

Bob


Hi Andy
You don't want to deviate too far on the paint scheme, otherwise it was pointless to go as far as you have to retain the body similarites
The front end is longer, perhaps the gold stripe could be tapered a bit, the checkerboard on the scoop go a little higher to the top and a bit more of a curve to it. The rear checkerboard could be narrower, stay at the top of the fender and maybe end up half as wide at the back
I can't do anything with photshop, I have to do this the old fashioned way with a pencil and crayons for a picture of what I mean( too old for computers, but I can draw quite well)

redvictor
12-16-2009, 02:46 PM
^^^ What he said..:-D
If you want to have a go be my guest Tom.:smt023

redvictor
12-16-2009, 02:48 PM
Is that right what I here that the rule for engine size's have change for turbo's and trans rule's mate

apparently so yes. Just after i sold all my auto stuff and bought a lenco/bruno etc..
I'll need a new crank and rods too.If it's true it might be a step too far as i'm stretching it at the moment..

swad
12-16-2009, 03:54 PM
apparently so yes. Just after i sold all my auto stuff and bought a lenco/bruno etc..
I'll need a new crank and rods too.If it's true it might be a step too far as i'm stretching it at the moment..

Don't let them get you down mate remember back in the day you would have more hassle with your stick shift trans's in RV1 back in the day haha . btw I think a up-date of the old paint job would do the job or plain red for a change lol

henny496
12-16-2009, 03:59 PM
Andy, can you send me a nice picture from the side of the car(full on side shot)
I will draw it out and have someone scan it for me to send back to you

^^^ What he said..:-D
If you want to have a go be my guest Tom.:smt023

novanut64
12-16-2009, 04:14 PM
LOL,not sure Noddy crossed the Atlantic mate..:-D
btw,did you sort your wheel tubs out? I know how you can do it if you didn't.
andy did slade ever go over;)
ps cars looking the bollox

redvictor
12-16-2009, 04:17 PM
andy did slade ever go over;)
ps cars looking the bollox
Yes,that Noddy did,and they couldn't understand him either..lol
Cheers Paul.

redvictor
12-16-2009, 04:20 PM
Don't let them get you down mate remember back in the day you would have more hassle with your stick shift trans's in RV1 back in the day haha . btw I think a up-date of the old paint job would do the job or plain red for a change lol
Hehe,it's just not a good start..
It's a bit long for a plain red job. I'm working on getting a design to look at.
btw,your old man's coming down to the shop tomorrow.:smt023

redvictor
12-16-2009, 04:21 PM
Hi Andy
You don't want to deviate too far on the paint scheme, otherwise it was pointless to go as far as you have to retain the body similarites
The front end is longer, perhaps the gold stripe could be tapered a bit, the checkerboard on the scoop go a little higher to the top and a bit more of a curve to it. The rear checkerboard could be narrower, stay at the top of the fender and maybe end up half as wide at the back
I can't do anything with photshop, I have to do this the old fashioned way with a pencil and crayons for a picture of what I mean( too old for computers, but I can draw quite well)
Someone has done a white version to colour in Tom. I'll get it to you when he's altered some stuff. No dead on side shot though..

Paul Langlie
12-16-2009, 05:19 PM
I like the picture of the new car in the original colo(u)rs......except for the pink stripe.....not too hot on the pink stripe....:)......

Paul

ALLMTR
01-02-2010, 12:22 AM
Any new year updates on this?

Coops
01-02-2010, 12:55 AM
Yes,that Noddy did,and they couldn't understand him either..lol
Cheers Paul.

...an' what's wrong with red an' yellow?

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt256/oopscoops/noddy1.png

Mark Walter
01-02-2010, 12:59 AM
You're a good man. Where do i send it?

[email protected]

redvictor
01-02-2010, 06:07 AM
Thanks Mark,i'll get get something done shortly...
No updates as work stopped for the xmas break. Back on it next week.
Were you showing me the new paint scheme on the Holden Coops? :-D

redvictor
01-02-2010, 06:12 AM
One of the paint schemes we like:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorrodsandsods003.jpg

slinky
01-02-2010, 06:44 PM
:D

cmccarthy
01-02-2010, 06:55 PM
I can't wait to see what your youtube fanbois have to say when you bring this car out.

redvictor
01-02-2010, 07:06 PM
Nor me..lol
As promised a timelapse video of the build up to just before the scoop. Thanks to Jen at Yawning cat photography and Wayne Allman for the footage:-D
Watch out for the grinder sex...lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fra8trNljbI

THE SHOE
01-02-2010, 07:40 PM
Good vid Frosty..

1nos68
01-02-2010, 08:25 PM
all this time talking with us US guys and you still cant spell TIRES. Car looks great. Good luck with the build. Us Texas guys havent heard anything from you in a while....and yes, TITS are good.

Coops
01-02-2010, 09:03 PM
Congratulations.....you've fucked up the best 'picnic' car ever made! :p

jimmy larussa
01-02-2010, 09:41 PM
Thanks Curtis..:smt023
Update today. Wayne stretched the rear wheelarches to accomodate 36" tyres. The wheel centre is moved back 4 and arches stretched 9""
The first pic shows how small the original wheels are.The second and third are just to show the wheelsize in the body.btw,that is only 30" dia cardboard..lol The first set on will be 34.5"
Cardboard wheels are used because A/ i haven't got any real ones yet. Our Mickey Thompson PRO 5 beadlocks are on the way.and B/ if we cut the body out to fit real wheels the car would fall apart..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwheelarch002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwheelarch006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwheelarch007.jpg
From the side that quarter window and panel look just like a 70's cuda ,even the curve up along the body seam is close.

cmccarthy
01-03-2010, 01:14 AM
I have to say I would have made the doors about 6" longer to minimize the size of the quarter windows. Your helmet is going to be behind the B pillar by the time you get the seat mounted in there where you want it.

johan
01-03-2010, 03:51 AM
The wheel look small to me, what size will you be running 31" ? :-)
Make shore you have a lot of space for the tire, when it shakes it needs an extra 6" to the tubes... and the rulebook says that you must have a minimum of 5"....

pistolpete
01-03-2010, 05:28 AM
Frosty.... That video is unreal....

Man, its coming up good!!! Keep it up!

Best wishes for the new year pal..

PEte.

redvictor
01-03-2010, 05:31 AM
I have to say I would have made the doors about 6" longer to minimize the size of the quarter windows. Your helmet is going to be behind the B pillar by the time you get the seat mounted in there where you want it.

Then the door would have looked like a funeral car door..lol
It was about proportion.
Johan,they'll be 34.5" tyres to start. There's enough room for 36".Forget the arch shape as it's not quite finished there. The wheels will clear when the body shell is finished. There's bags of room upwards :smt023
Yes Jimmy,it's very cuda esque,but unique in total we think.
Thank everyone.

redvictor
01-03-2010, 05:44 AM
Frosty.... That video is unreal....

Man, its coming up good!!! Keep it up!

Best wishes for the new year pal..

PEte.
Thanks Pete. Happy new year also.:smt023

redvictor
01-03-2010, 05:44 AM
Can someone try and embed the video here? I tried but it doesn't work...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fra8trNljbI

Coops
01-03-2010, 05:47 AM
...works good Andy.

redvictor
01-03-2010, 06:15 AM
The link does i know. I mean embed it so the video screen is here...:D

ALLMTR
01-03-2010, 06:41 AM
Nice video!

novanut64
01-03-2010, 06:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fra8trNljbI

that will be a fail then(sorry andy)

Bobalos
01-03-2010, 04:03 PM
that was cool.

Bob


Nor me..lol
As promised a timelapse video of the build up to just before the scoop. Thanks to Jen at Yawning cat photography and Wayne Allman for the footage:-D
Watch out for the grinder sex...lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fra8trNljbI

cmandockdunk
01-03-2010, 04:10 PM
sick video man!

cmandockdunk
01-03-2010, 04:20 PM
I know red is your signature look. But PLEASE consider this color with maybe the same racetrack stripes or the flames you are looking at. Your car is going to be baddddd!
http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu217/cmandock/k.jpg

TurBo RG
01-05-2010, 04:21 PM
Very nice!! and a Killer video..... Can't wait to see it done.

tim lewis
01-05-2010, 04:34 PM
looking bad ass andy!

Tom Cowle's wife
01-05-2010, 05:03 PM
Totally bad ass video...

... and some sweet metal work too!

levers
01-05-2010, 05:05 PM
when you get the body done,are going to use it to make a mold too do a carbon body

redvictor
01-05-2010, 05:39 PM
when you get the body done,are going to use it to make a mold too do a carbon body
Yes,and it'll be for carbon or fiberglass.Mine will be glass at this moment,depending on finances it could be carbon..lol
Thanks everyone for the positive feedback.:smt023

tenfiveracer
01-05-2010, 06:23 PM
Glad to see things going well along across the pond.. and good luck

Coops
01-05-2010, 10:05 PM
hey Andy....yer car an' vid's bin nicked!!

redvictor
01-18-2010, 03:42 PM
The first three pics are before and after spending an hour or so using expanding foam.It's messy..lol
This saves using buckets of filler to smooth out and fill big holes and bumper cut outs. It also supports the back of the lights.
The object is still good aerodynamics so every part of the body needs to be smooth.
Before.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorrearbumper004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfrontbumpergrille001.jpg
After.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorrearbumper003.jpg
The outside bodywork almost finished.It looks slightly sleeker than when it started..lol
The front has to be dropped 2" and the rear 3" from where it is now. There's 3 to 4 days work left with all the little bits.
I've decided were doing it nostalgia pro mod style,a la Mike Castellana's "western beef" Camaro.:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictornearlyfinished001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictornearlyfinished002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictornearlyfinished004.jpg

Coops
01-18-2010, 04:20 PM
....that's a good looking car Andy, I'm sending mine over!

redvictor
01-18-2010, 04:24 PM
No problem Coops... Wrap it up well and stuff some dollars down the back of the seat.:-D

redvictor
01-18-2010, 04:29 PM
This is the car we're taking the styling of the side skirts and spoiler from.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/promodshape001.jpg

johan
01-18-2010, 05:05 PM
This is the same Camaro, been in Sweden since the mid 90.s
Perhaps it will sport a blown motor 2010... ?
http://mssr.se/upload/IMGP0886.JPG

redvictor
01-18-2010, 05:17 PM
This is the same Camaro, been in Sweden since the mid 90.s
Perhaps it will sport a blown motor 2010... ?
http://mssr.se/upload/IMGP0886.JPG
Same car or same style Johan? It looks a lot higher than the Castellana car?

reedysride
01-18-2010, 05:39 PM
Looking good andy

redvictor
01-18-2010, 05:41 PM
Thanks Reedy :smt023

MEGABU
01-18-2010, 05:45 PM
looks vicious andy..keep em comin!

redvictor
01-18-2010, 06:32 PM
Thanks Greg,Soon on to the filling and priming stage..

johan
01-19-2010, 01:27 AM
Same car or same style Johan? It looks a lot higher than the Castellana car?

The same...

67RS/SS
01-19-2010, 01:58 AM
Nor me..lol
As promised a timelapse video of the build up to just before the scoop. Thanks to Jen at Yawning cat photography and Wayne Allman for the footage:-D
Watch out for the grinder sex...lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fra8trNljbI

Not sure how I missed that Video:confused:

Awesome work Andy!!:cool: That video needs it's own thread!

1fast340
01-19-2010, 06:45 AM
good work there! keep the updates coming :)

bootsperformance
01-19-2010, 07:13 AM
Wow thats alot of work to get rid of two doors. Awsome job dude can't wait to see it done. Keep us posted.

redvictor
01-19-2010, 03:33 PM
The same...
ok.Who owns it now then?

redvictor
01-19-2010, 03:34 PM
Thanks everyone.
If only it was just making it a two door..lol

Almostfast
01-19-2010, 03:51 PM
that is awesome. keep up the good work.

nukebanana
01-19-2010, 03:53 PM
Hey Andy:
Looking good, is the chassis ready for the body? you mite be ready this year.
Boo King

redvictor
01-19-2010, 03:58 PM
Hey Andy:
Looking good, is the chassis ready for the body? you mite be ready this year.
Boo King
No,body needs to be finished to make a chassis to fit it.. Unless your sending some of your plow money over it won't be this year.:-D

redvictor
01-19-2010, 03:58 PM
that is awesome. keep up the good work.
:smt023

gt80r
01-19-2010, 04:05 PM
been watching the progress for a while and that is AWESOME work. and i havent seen a vid that good in a long while ! i thought my buddy was the only one who used expanding foam for autobody... now there's 2 i know of.

johan
01-19-2010, 04:56 PM
ok.Who owns it now then?

Anders Vanhatalo...

redvictor
01-19-2010, 05:01 PM
Anders Vanhatalo...
Whoooooooooooooooo?:-D
One of your swedish buddies i guess..
Is he racing in TS or something else?

pokerface
01-19-2010, 05:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9bS1dE0ps8 This is the video that should go with it!! It looks fast..:p

redvictor
01-19-2010, 05:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9bS1dE0ps8 This is the video that should go with it!! It looks fast..:p
suits the business name,but not the guy who did the video..:-D

redvictor
01-22-2010, 02:28 PM
Shell is now finished apart from cutting the inside of the doors out,and obviously the front spoiler and side skirts,which will be done when the car is rolling on the wheels we'll be using.
Fantastic job by Wayne! It's been emotional,and lung busting :D
Scottie Transport will be picking it up and bringing it to the next stage of the build.Filling and priming....
Before and after pic.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictor3start001.jpg
after
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorfinished001.jpg

MEGABU
01-22-2010, 02:40 PM
nice before & after...what a huge difference!

redvictor
01-22-2010, 02:58 PM
Just a bit..:-D

461poncho
01-22-2010, 04:47 PM
Great job Andy,car looks amazing.
I would like to see it photoshopped in black!

redvictor
01-22-2010, 04:50 PM
Great job Andy,car looks amazing.
I would like to see it photoshopped in black!
Thanks Fella,appreciate it..:smt023

mopwr2004a
01-22-2010, 11:31 PM
when you take a quick look at the latest pic posted of the car it looks like a Camaro

BACK IN 8
01-22-2010, 11:35 PM
thats a fantastic job andy......can't wait to see the finished product

redvictor
01-23-2010, 04:48 PM
thats a fantastic job andy......can't wait to see the finished product
Me neither..:D

redvictor
01-23-2010, 04:51 PM
when you take a quick look at the latest pic posted of the car it looks like a Camaro
and a Cuda,and a Nova,and a Corvair! But most importantly a Vauxhall...lol
Thanks everyone for their comments.:smt023

michev
01-23-2010, 05:29 PM
That looks killer!!!

TurBo RG
01-23-2010, 06:20 PM
When are you going to post some better Pics?
A walk around the car would be nice.
Very Nice Project.

nukebanana
01-23-2010, 08:59 PM
Well Andy I think it looks great, your doing a lovely job. The only way it could look any better is in my rear view mirror, he he. Hopefully you will get it going this summer so we can get more pictures like in my aviator.
Boo King

redvictor
01-24-2010, 05:32 AM
When are you going to post some better Pics?
A walk around the car would be nice.
Very Nice Project.
Wayne's girlfriend Jeni did some yesterday. She's a pro photographer...
I'm sure they'll be available shortly.
She's also going to extend the time lapse video. It's difficult to get a feel for how it will look with wheels/chassis etc until that part is done.
This is just the beginning.
Boo,i'm hoping i'll be seeing you in the rear view mirror..lol It won't be ready for this summer.I'm funding it myself at the moment.
Who knows what will come along to help..

redvictor
01-24-2010, 08:04 AM
Extended version of the video.We'll have a better one out next week..:smt023
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obJspWfEttc

nosnerd
01-24-2010, 08:22 AM
very impressive!!!!!

33 fuel
01-24-2010, 09:22 AM
Andy any luck selling your current race car ?I heard you had it for sale.

redvictor
01-24-2010, 09:31 AM
Andy any luck selling your current race car ?I heard you had it for sale.

Nah,no one has a pot to piss in it seems..:-D

nonracer
01-24-2010, 10:12 AM
Awesome job, are you going to use the steel body for a car or just as a plug and is the body going to be fiberglass or something else

boosted5.0
01-24-2010, 10:17 AM
very cool.

redvictor
01-24-2010, 10:19 AM
Awesome job, are you going to use the steel body for a car or just as a plug and is the body going to be fiberglass or something else
Thank you.
The body you see is just a plug for a fiberglass/carbon body.

redvictor
01-24-2010, 10:19 AM
very cool.
:smt023

xcelr8
01-24-2010, 10:59 AM
Very cool vid! Shows all the changes very well. Hope all goes as smooth as possible for you!

redvictor
01-27-2010, 06:06 PM
Very cool vid! Shows all the changes very well. Hope all goes as smooth as possible for you!

Thanks,appreciate it.
The car is at the filling and priming stage. A couple of guys local to me who both own FD Vauxhalls have wanted to do this part of the build,so who am i to stop them...:-D
Some snapshots from today..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd001.jpg
As you've seen the roof pillars were really modified so this is where the guys started..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd012.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd009.jpg
The rear wings and rear panel are being tackled too..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd010.jpg
More soon..

Coops
01-27-2010, 06:24 PM
It's getting there Andy..........:p

redvictor
01-27-2010, 06:30 PM
Yes mate,slowly but surely..
If i had the budget it would be done faster..

MEGABU
01-27-2010, 06:34 PM
wow, that is really coming together nicely andy....:D

redvictor
01-27-2010, 06:36 PM
Thanks Greg..:smt023

redvictor
02-11-2010, 03:14 PM
I's been a while due to the guys being busy at their shop.Anyway,some updates from today. All the back is done apart from picking out the trims around the windows and fitting the air vents. The guys suggesting leaving no gaps around the trims and picking them out with a tool (flick knife..lol). Good idea for aero stuff!
Because the C pillars are a different shape the vents will require a bit of massaging.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd021.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd024.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd015.jpg
The door gaps are critical so they've been worked on too,as have the door shuts.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd019.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd016.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd020.jpg
and a rear 3/4 view.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd023.jpg
Fairly uninspiring at the moment i know but it's something that has to be done if the body is to be perfect coming out of the mould....
More shortly...

Coops
02-11-2010, 03:23 PM
..what a fuckin' mess! ..:p

Brian Brown
02-11-2010, 03:25 PM
Coming along great Andy!

redvictor
02-11-2010, 03:29 PM
..what a fuckin' mess! ..:p
LOL,filler dust is everywhere...:-D
Thanks Brian..

493dart
02-11-2010, 04:33 PM
Are you going to bring that car over and race it in the Usa this year ?

redvictor
02-11-2010, 04:37 PM
Are you going to bring that car over and race it in the Usa this year ?
no,it won't be ready. I'm bringing it over in 2012 to WSNin Orlando,Shakedown at E-town and hopefully CHRR. I hope we're going to get a match race in with Rod Saboury and Boo King also..

493dart
02-11-2010, 04:41 PM
cool ! If you race down in the southern US..... bring 3 different tire types .....;)

redvictor
02-11-2010, 04:58 PM
cool ! If you race down in the southern US..... bring 3 different tire types .....;)
I've been to Lousiana before. I'd like to go to Texas too but i'm not sure if i could fit it into the time frame. Your country is too big..LOL
and it's tyre..:-D

badmatt
02-11-2010, 05:03 PM
Andy whats the new bullet going to be?

redvictor
02-11-2010, 05:10 PM
Andy whats the new bullet going to be?
Now that the NHRA have screwed turbo combos over it'll be a 540ci with billet RFD heads and twin 91mm Garretts.

racefab57
02-11-2010, 06:06 PM
Man this is going to be f ing KOOL!!!!Great job Andy!!! DR.

redvictor
02-12-2010, 01:35 PM
Man this is going to be f ing KOOL!!!!Great job Andy!!! DR.
Thanks 57,appreciate it..

redvictor
03-05-2010, 02:27 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates. Mundane filler work isn't very photogenic...
Anyhoo,the body is almost ready for primer now. Just the bonnet(hood) is left to finish.
It looks better in one colour that's for sure..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd051.jpg
Bumpers are all moulded in nicely along with the grille.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd052.jpg
There's a few hours work to get to this stage..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd050.jpg

nukebanana
03-05-2010, 02:55 PM
looking good Andy, thanks for the pics of the front end, you think I will only see the back end. HeHe
Boo King

redvictor
03-05-2010, 02:59 PM
looking good Andy, thanks for the pics of the front end, you think I will only see the back end. HeHe
Boo King
LOL,that's the plan. It'll be good to find out...
Saw the pics of yours.Looks killer..:smt023

tim lewis
03-05-2010, 03:02 PM
that things gonna be wicked looking when its done!

redvictor
03-05-2010, 03:03 PM
that things gonna be wicked looking when its done!
Thanks Tim. Maybe you can make a model when it's finished?

tim lewis
03-05-2010, 03:04 PM
Thanks Tim. Maybe you can make a model when it's finished?

sure can andy! long as i can find the 4 door to base it off of.

redvictor
03-05-2010, 04:59 PM
What scale do you use Tim?

tim lewis
03-05-2010, 05:25 PM
What scale do you use Tim?

1/24 or 1/25

redvictor
03-05-2010, 06:11 PM
1/24 or 1/25
I'll ask the guy i know who has the 4 door models. I'm not sure what scale he uses..

redvictor
03-08-2010, 04:17 PM
and it's in primer at last! Just the hood left to do.The mould will be started next week. We already have a mould for the trunk lid.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd053.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd054.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd057.jpg
and i picked this up(and lots more) from the container on Saturday. A Hutch modified Bruno drive...:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/brunodrive001.jpg

vance hewitt
03-08-2010, 04:19 PM
damn Andy thats gunna be cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

vance hewitt
03-08-2010, 04:20 PM
do you have a chassis started allready Andy ???

redvictor
03-08-2010, 04:25 PM
do you have a chassis started allready Andy ???
Thanks Vance! No chassis yet. I'm waiting for the body as i want a really close fitting one that doesn't really stand out around the windows(apart from the funny car cage..lol)

twinturbogt
03-10-2010, 10:19 AM
WOW Andy. That is turning out really nice.

redvictor
03-10-2010, 04:34 PM
WOW Andy. That is turning out really nice.
Thanks Jeff...:smt023

redvictor
03-13-2010, 11:02 AM
Well,it's finally left G and D on the back of Scottie's truck. Amazingly only 1 crack appeared by the top of the door.Nothing major though... Awesome job by Geoff and Deano..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorgandd060.jpg
Here it is at DRE glassfibre. It's probably the first time it's seen sunshine..lol
Dale is Europe's best in glass and carbon panel making,and should be sending me photos of the moulds and panels.
I like the look of it now.When it's done it should be quite cool i think..:tup:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordre001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordre002.jpg

Rich_1028
03-13-2010, 11:33 AM
looking good!

Coops
03-13-2010, 01:51 PM
...can't wait 'til ya fuck them wheels off Andy! ..:p

redvictor
03-13-2010, 02:53 PM
...can't wait 'til ya fuck them wheels off Andy! ..:p
Neither can i mate... The MT pro 5 wheels and MT tyres are in the pipeline. There'll be a huge difference when it has a chassis and wheels.
You have to imagine..lol

JHaleyH374
03-13-2010, 02:57 PM
Looks like it's gonna be one nice piece! I bet it's a pain to get parts over to England though.

redvictor
03-13-2010, 03:10 PM
Looks like it's gonna be one nice piece! I bet it's a pain to get parts over to England though.
Thank you. You bet it is. It's not the getting them,it's the price with 17.5% sales tax and 5 to 8% duty,and the shipping isn't cheap either,and the $ to £ is reaching an all time low.
We have an alternative fortunately..:smt023

461poncho
03-13-2010, 04:50 PM
I can't wait to see it in paint and on fat tires and a nice set of wheels,that is going to be one mean MOFO :cool:

blown572Dart
03-13-2010, 05:04 PM
Sweet

redvictor
03-13-2010, 06:20 PM
I can't wait to see it in paint and on fat tires and a nice set of wheels,that is going to be one mean MOFO :cool:
Thanks dude,believe me i want that too.. It's probably 2 months away.
Thanks also Jimmy.

JFontaine
03-13-2010, 08:25 PM
Thanks dude,believe me i want that too.. It's probably 2 months away.
Thanks also Jimmy.

It looks great Andy... You have to be gettin the itch.. :)

Joe B Sweden
03-13-2010, 10:20 PM
Watched an interwiew with you Andy at Motors TV love your project. Are you going to build the chassis yourself or do you get a Andy Robinson chassis?

redvictor
03-14-2010, 05:17 AM
It looks great Andy... You have to be gettin the itch.. :)
I certainly am.:-D

redvictor
03-14-2010, 05:20 AM
Watched an interwiew with you Andy at Motors TV love your project. Are you going to build the chassis yourself or do you get a Andy Robinson chassis?
Thanks Joe. I think it'll bring quite a lot of extra interest to the euro pro mod table.:smt023
JWRE in England are doing the chassis. www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk

redvictor
04-25-2010, 10:52 AM
It's been a while but now we're moving on! Front end mold is done and the body mold will be finished by early next week I will have a body in 2 weeks time,then the project can begin in earnest..:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordre006.jpg

With the grille/bumper all moulded in. The mould is all bolted together so the panels come out easily.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordre007.jpg
I spent a few hours grinding,filling with chemical metal,reshaping and painting the original 3.3 litre badge that sits in the middle of the rear panel into an 8.8 litre one. It's not perfect but it'll do the job.It's all in the details.:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorbadge001.jpg

Dans 83
04-25-2010, 11:28 AM
Lookin good Andy... I like the emblem!;)

redvictor
04-25-2010, 11:47 AM
Lookin good Andy... I like the emblem!;)
Thanks Dan,it was a fiddly little mother. Actually after looking at the photo,i went and altered the right hand side a little.

hloeshot
04-25-2010, 12:25 PM
love this car, great work

Dr. Ford
04-25-2010, 12:29 PM
Outstanding craftsmanship guys!! Looks fantastic!!!!

redvictor
04-25-2010, 01:45 PM
Thanks guys,appreciate it.:smt023

swad
04-26-2010, 11:31 AM
looking good , are you at avon park this weekend mate

redvictor
04-26-2010, 02:45 PM
looking good , are you at avon park this weekend mate
Thanks Adam. Probably not as i have tons to do work wise.

bootsperformance
04-26-2010, 05:41 PM
:cool:Andy, I can't wait to see the finished product. now get a move on.

redvictor
04-26-2010, 05:51 PM
Thanks,neither can i. I'm trying my best..:-D
Maybe i should go with the flow and start a YB donate thread..LOL

bootsperformance
04-26-2010, 05:53 PM
:cool:I'm in where do I sign up?

redvictor
04-26-2010, 05:56 PM
:cool:I'm in where do I sign up?
I'll need your bank account details..LOL
Just kidding,Tons of people on YB asking for this and that recently..

SpeedAddict
04-26-2010, 06:50 PM
Great job man! I love your car and the work that you have done on it so far!! Keep the updates coming and good luck on the financing and getting it all done!

SpeedAddict

leadfoot
04-26-2010, 11:53 PM
Hey pal look's like A great project should be fun. LIttle disapointed we were getting close to meeting you at Orlando in heavy street.Good luck maybe we will hook up somewhere.

redvictor
04-27-2010, 03:06 AM
Hey pal look's like A great project should be fun. LIttle disapointed we were getting close to meeting you at Orlando in heavy street.Good luck maybe we will hook up somewhere.
Hey dude, how's it going? Unfortunately the car was only tagged for 7.50 and it had too much power for the wheelbase.I would have loved to raced you in heavy but it was time to move on. I'm planning on being at the WSN in 2012 in super pro.Maybe catch you there?
ANDY.

redvictor
04-27-2010, 03:07 AM
Great job man! I love your car and the work that you have done on it so far!! Keep the updates coming and good luck on the financing and getting it all done!

SpeedAddict
Thank you,really appreciate it..

Coops
04-27-2010, 03:13 AM
Looking good Andy, I can't wait to see the body come together....how long now?

redvictor
04-27-2010, 01:56 PM
2 weeks for the body and front end. a little longer for the door,bonnet and boot. With the body and front end we can start the chassis..

redvictor
05-03-2010, 12:28 PM
Away from the body for a while.. a couple of pics of the new Snyper intake being modified at Wilson manifolds. We're using Wilson rails,billet elbow, spacer and throttle body along with 16 x injector dynamics ID2000 injectors. A huge thanks to Terry and the guys for their quality work and speedy delivery. Hopefully i'll have a complete intake with everything on pic shortly.
Bosses and injector rail supports welded in.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/wilsonmanifoldsintake002.jpg
The main man doing the welding.:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/wilsonmanifoldsintake005.jpg
rear view of intake.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/wilsonmanifoldsintake003.jpg
side view of intake.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/wilsonmanifoldsintake001.jpg

Jim Monson
05-03-2010, 12:31 PM
That is NICE!

redvictor
05-03-2010, 12:34 PM
Thanks Jim..

Mikey007
05-03-2010, 02:03 PM
Nice build thread, intake looks sweet!

redvictor
05-03-2010, 02:04 PM
and the finished article...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/wilsonmanifolds009.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/wilsonmanifolds010.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/wilsonmanifolds008.jpg

redvictor
05-03-2010, 02:05 PM
Nice build thread, intake looks sweet!
Thanks Mikey,appreciate it..

frtlnrbuick
05-03-2010, 03:25 PM
That is NICE!

Understatement of the year!

Here's to it running as well as it looks!

Jim

redvictor
05-03-2010, 03:28 PM
Understatement of the year!

Here's to it running as well as it looks!

Jim
We'll do our best Jim. I couldn't afford the sheet metal option so i have do as good as i can with what can be afforded..:smt023

silvercv2002
05-03-2010, 03:31 PM
Awesome. For a Brit. ;)

redvictor
05-03-2010, 03:35 PM
Awesome. For a Brit. ;)
Cheers Silver,appreciate it..:smt023

frtlnrbuick
05-03-2010, 07:49 PM
We'll do our best Jim. I couldn't afford the sheet metal option so i have do as good as i can with what can be afforded..:smt023

You don't know how down I am with that...

Low budget is my middle name. If I can't make it myself, it usually means I don't need(get) it.:rolleyes:

That said, I doubt you will have any problem.

Jim

Jason Reiss
05-03-2010, 08:11 PM
That is a badass build. Cool stuff!

redvictor
05-04-2010, 02:55 PM
You don't know how down I am with that...

Low budget is my middle name. If I can't make it myself, it usually means I don't need(get) it.:rolleyes:

That said, I doubt you will have any problem.

Jim
We all do what we can eh:smt023
Thanks Jason..

1BAD71MONTE
05-04-2010, 08:29 PM
Andy, I am glad that the boys took care of you after I left. I told you we could get both sets of rails on there ! Drop me a line when you get a chance! From Mike Mellone !
PS car is coming along great ! Is Curtis done with the heads yet?

redvictor
05-05-2010, 04:22 PM
Andy, I am glad that the boys took care of you after I left. I told you we could get both sets of rails on there ! Drop me a line when you get a chance! From Mike Mellone !
PS car is coming along great ! Is Curtis done with the heads yet?
Mike,i was shocked when they told me you'd left. The boys took good care of me.
Appreciate you saying that,and no he hasn't quite done them yet. I'm hoping it's soon.
Send me a mail at [email protected] so i have your new mail eh..
ANDY.

redvictor
05-13-2010, 03:27 PM
Front end is out of the mold! The body is done and will be out of the mold tomorrow. Carbon fibre doors,hood and trunk lid will follow shortly.The body and front end are being picked up by Scottie on Saturday for transportation to Webster Race engineering and the next step of the journey.
Also the plug was picked up by it's new owner who is going to post a pic of it being taken away from DRE's.
Huge thanks to Dale Edmonds for his work..:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordre010.jpg

TooLateVTEC
05-13-2010, 03:42 PM
Nice lookin work, that intake is sick lookin!

mopwr2004a
05-13-2010, 05:49 PM
and the finished article...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/wilsonmanifolds009.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/wilsonmanifolds010.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/wilsonmanifolds008.jpg
what size are the rails they look huge 5/8" ?? or larger

redvictor
05-13-2010, 06:06 PM
what size are the rails they look huge 5/8" ?? or larger
11/16".Special high flow rails from Wilson manifolds..

redvictor
05-13-2010, 06:07 PM
Nice lookin work, that intake is sick lookin!
thanks..:smt023

redvictor
05-16-2010, 02:45 AM
At last we have a finished body!! You could probably hear the whoop of joy from over there..:-D
Anyhoo. We're finally moving on. The first set of pics are the bodyshell fresh out of the mold without any trimming. The main body mold itself is in 6 pieces,and the front end is 4 pieces.I will take a detailed pic of all the pieces shortly.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordre011.jpg
This is the body fresh out.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordre013.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordre012.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordre014.jpg
To this point it's a huge thanks to Wayne Allman of The Intergalactic custom shop,Geoff and Dean at G+D motor bodies,Dale at DRE glassfibre to get the body to this stage,and last but not least Scottie at Moving hot rods for ferrying the old girl safely about the country!
So now we're at the stage were it becomes a car again.This part of the job is entrusted to Jon Webster and the team at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk
This is what he has to work with.The main thing is that he is happy with what he's seen(size and shape wise) and feels it'll be no problem upgrading the old car into the new body.
Looked at from this angle the car looks the same as it did.This is how we wanted it to be.This is at the ride height it'll be sitting at. Spoilers and side skirts will be made when the car is sitting on it wheels so no mistakes are made in height. Doors ,trunk and hood will be done in about 4 weeks.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre005.jpg
a munchkin sitting by it for height comparison.:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre015.jpg
side and rear view..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre008.jpg
and front inside..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre009.jpg
btw,the cameras are Dave and Helen from www.quartermilehigh.com . They are putting together a sponsors presentation DVD for the team as well as a little interview for the European Pro Mod TV show.
There will be a lot more pics and work done now as WRE are more than one person.
Thanks for looking!
ANDY.

Coops
05-16-2010, 02:49 AM
HELL YEAH......looks killer Andy, where d'ya put the picnic basket? :D

1QuickZ
05-16-2010, 03:20 AM
Awesome build thread! Can't wait to see this bad ass lil euro-ride when its complete!

redvictor
05-16-2010, 03:38 AM
HELL YEAH......looks killer Andy, where d'ya put the picnic basket? :D
on the roof..lol Cheers Coops.

redvictor
05-16-2010, 03:40 AM
Awesome build thread! Can't wait to see this bad ass lil euro-ride when its complete!
It's a perfect pro mod size now. 59" wide with a 115" wheelbase. It's difficult to see in the pics how much longer and lower it is in comparison to the original.
Thanks for looking in..:smt023

RRRAAAYYY2
05-16-2010, 04:01 AM
Good to see things coming along.

redvictor
05-16-2010, 04:05 AM
Good to see things coming along.
Ta Ray...Up early eh? :-D

Ivan S
05-16-2010, 05:43 AM
Looking good Andy, the bodyshell not you ;)

redvictor
05-16-2010, 06:04 AM
Looking good Andy, the bodyshell not you ;)
Thanks Ivan. Remember when we we're talking about this at the euros?
I knew it was the car,i've never looked good..LOL

Fryguy302
05-16-2010, 07:18 AM
This is a sweet project, please keep the pics coming.

What are you going to do with the plug? It would be cool to make a matching street cruiser out of it :)

redvictor
05-16-2010, 07:25 AM
This is a sweet project, please keep the pics coming.

What are you going to do with the plug? It would be cool to make a matching street cruiser out of it :)
Thank you. The plug has been sold to someone who is going to do the very thing you suggest,not sure how long it will take him to do it though.
I will be street cruising in this model too..

bootsperformance
05-16-2010, 07:46 AM
:cool:Looks great Andy. Looks very smooth. Good luck dude.

Ivan S
05-16-2010, 07:59 AM
Thanks Ivan. Remember when we we're talking about this at the euros?
I knew it was the car,i've never looked good..LOL
eye... and I've been lurking through out the history of this thread as well to keep up to date - it's going to look simply stunning...

Mod
05-16-2010, 08:06 AM
Nice work! Congrats!

Keep us updated.

You kept the molds??.

redvictor
05-16-2010, 09:26 AM
:cool:Looks great Andy. Looks very smooth. Good luck dude.
Thanks Fella,appreciate it.
Thanks for your kinds words Ivan. Hope i'll catch up with you at the Main Event.

redvictor
05-16-2010, 09:28 AM
Nice work! Congrats!

Keep us updated.

You kept the molds??.
Cheers and i plan on keeping the updates going until we're finished.
I have kept the molds for spare panels, or incase anyone is tempted to buy a body..

tenfiveracer
05-16-2010, 11:36 AM
Looks great Andy .. I like the chopped top ( brings style and Im sure it reduces Drag co-efficient )

67RS/SS
05-16-2010, 12:06 PM
Thanks for sharing Andy, it's going to be fun to watch it all come together.

It looks awesome so far :).

Steve:cool:

redvictor
05-16-2010, 12:28 PM
Appreciate it guys. I'm really looking forward to having a rolling/steering car soon..

redvictor
05-19-2010, 05:46 PM
2 days in to the chassis build and Jon has already done this :smt023
First pic is the base tubes that everything is built off. We have to make provisions for everything inc exhausts,ground clearance for the street.This is just the front section before the 4 link and rear. Jon has figured out some trick side skirts which will allow just one set for the street and race track which we'll show you at a later date.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre016.jpg
We need to steer the car so it's on with the steering rack.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre017.jpg
Visit Jon's website at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk to see what work he does.

MEGABU
05-19-2010, 05:50 PM
wow andy, comin along beautifully. that chassis is gonna be a work of art. keep em comin!

redvictor
05-19-2010, 05:56 PM
Thanks Greg. The chassis is going to be really trick. The car has a 115" wheelbase but is only 60" wide track. Mcamis are having to make a special narrow axle case because it's so narrow. Everything inside and outside will have to be packaged perfectly. Jon has a great eye for detail and is incredibly clever with chassis's and components.

MEGABU
05-19-2010, 06:00 PM
i can see that, lol. that'll be a wicked street car, especially in your neck of the woods.:p

redvictor
05-19-2010, 07:08 PM
I hope it'll be a wicked race car too..:D

redvictor
05-20-2010, 06:52 PM
Body mocked up on the chassis. More pics tomorrow..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre018.jpg

Coops
05-21-2010, 11:18 AM
...it could use a coat of paint an' a wheel or two! :p

redvictor
05-21-2010, 02:41 PM
...it could use a coat of paint an' a wheel or two! :p
Patience young skywalker..:-D
The awesome Mickey Thompson Pro 5 ET wheels and tyres are on their way to the UK and paint will be done when the chassis is completely finished..
Anyhoo,photos for today.It would have got a lot further but for the non delivery of the tube needed to Jon's. Not in this picture are the double frame rails,four link that are in now too.
Firstly an above view of the car with the fuel cell in position,and the turbos approx in position.
Notice all the front suspension is done.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre019.jpg
Next up is the fuel cell and radiator behind it. Space is already getting tight.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre020.jpg
More next week.

redvictor
05-21-2010, 03:09 PM
I lied..a bit more detailed pic of the superb Strange spindle mount front suspension. Big thanks to Camp Stanley and Strange for these parts..:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre022.jpg

redvictor
05-24-2010, 05:38 PM
This is probably the only update this week due to the chassis shop having to to do work on cars that will be racing this weekend at the FIA Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway.
The pic shows the pedal assembly and steering column/wheel. This is not fixed until i go up and get fitted into the car..
Thanks for looking.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre023.jpg

Jesse Lambert
05-24-2010, 05:43 PM
Lookin good Andy!

7.3 DIESEL
05-24-2010, 05:53 PM
Car looks good.

redvictor
05-24-2010, 05:54 PM
Thanks guys,appreciate it.

MEGABU
05-24-2010, 05:57 PM
wow...very sweet andy :cool:

redvictor
05-24-2010, 06:27 PM
wow...very sweet andy :cool:
Thanks Greg.We're getting there slowly..

Nasty Shoe
05-24-2010, 06:34 PM
I may have fell off a turnip truck but how will it run with no pistons, just asking . Great work in progress Andy , looooookkking goooood

redvictor
05-24-2010, 06:44 PM
I may have fell off a turnip truck but how will it run with no pistons, just asking . Great work in progress Andy , looooookkking goooood
It's a green engine with virtual pistons..:-D
Cheers.:smt023

MEGABU
05-25-2010, 05:02 PM
i just watched the stop-motion body chop vid on dragzine. very cool rundown, your guy does awesome work.:)

Shawn Morrell
05-25-2010, 05:05 PM
Can't wait to see the finished product...looks awesome so far.

redvictor
05-25-2010, 05:43 PM
i just watched the stop-motion body chop vid on dragzine. very cool rundown, your guy does awesome work.:)
as well as good photos..:-D
Wayne is very talented..
Thanks Shawn..:smt023

redvictor
05-26-2010, 03:20 PM
Todays pic. Again i'm surprised that Jon got the time to work on the car this week. The chassis tubes are fully welded at the front and the engine/trans have been removed to fit the mid plate.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre024.jpg

70Underpressure
05-26-2010, 03:26 PM
Looks killer...

Question...do you have plans for the steel body plug like a street version of the car. That would be sweet.

Mark Walter
05-26-2010, 03:30 PM
Wow, looking great Andy!

redvictor
05-26-2010, 03:36 PM
Looks killer...

Question...do you have plans for the steel body plug like a street version of the car. That would be sweet.
No,that has been sold. This is a street version..:-D

redvictor
05-26-2010, 03:37 PM
Wow, looking great Andy!
Thanks Mark. Hope everything is good with you..

bootsperformance
05-26-2010, 05:48 PM
:cool:Wow Andy looks great. Moving right along.

redvictor
05-26-2010, 06:16 PM
:cool:Wow Andy looks great. Moving right along.
Ed,if my car looks as good as yours when it reaches the stage you're at now i'll be a happy bunny..:-D

redvictor
05-31-2010, 06:00 AM
On my way back from the FIA Main event at Santa Pod we popped in to WRE to see the progress on the car for ourselves,and to drop some more parts in to continue the build!
It's all coming on very nicely thank you... Jon is doing a fabulous job and has tons of solutions for what we need to do..
Front and rear motor plates in position.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre029.jpg
Gary (my youngest) just checking out the build quality.:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre028.jpg
Me grinning like a Cheshire cat with a new toy,with Jon in the background.:tup:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre027.jpg
More news and pics this week.

Coops
05-31-2010, 06:07 AM
Yep, I grew up there and that's a Cheshire grin if I ever saw one.....pretty well deserved too Andy! ;)

redvictor
05-31-2010, 06:14 AM
Yep, I grew up there and that's a Cheshire grin if I ever saw one.....pretty well deserved too Andy! ;)
LOL... I forgot that you were from there mate. You're probably the only guy on here that would understand that!
Cheers for that.

Robert1320
05-31-2010, 06:21 AM
Andy, great looking work. Looks like are the bits are falling into place.

redvictor
05-31-2010, 06:29 AM
Andy, great looking work. Looks like are the bits are falling into place.
Thanks Robert..:smt023

bootsperformance
05-31-2010, 06:41 AM
:cool:Realy nice Andy, Good luck I'll be watchen'.

amatx
05-31-2010, 07:31 AM
Looks great!

redvictor
05-31-2010, 07:56 AM
Thanks guys..

Jimmy Biggs
05-31-2010, 08:02 AM
Did you go to Santa Pod for the Promods Andy????

reedysride
05-31-2010, 08:03 AM
Hurry uppppppppppp







Loking good mate

redvictor
05-31-2010, 08:12 AM
Did you go to Santa Pod for the Promods Andy????
Yep,i was there yesterday and listening today. 6.01,6.03,6,12 guys in the semi.Melanie lost in the 1st round...
Awesome racing and i can't wait to be part of the show..

redvictor
05-31-2010, 08:13 AM
Hurry uppppppppppp







Loking good mate
Thanks Reedy. I can only go as fast as my wallet allows..

reedysride
05-31-2010, 08:20 AM
Yea yea giving shit you got plenty have'nt ya:smt118
Looks like they are doing a top job that is all that matters,what did you do with the old car

Jimmy Biggs
05-31-2010, 08:23 AM
Yep,i was there yesterday and listening today. 6.01,6.03,6,12 guys in the semi.Melanie lost in the 1st round...
Awesome racing and i can't wait to be part of the show..

I'll fly over for your launch

redvictor
05-31-2010, 08:30 AM
I'll fly over for your launch
That would be really cool if you could..:smt023

redvictor
06-02-2010, 04:48 PM
Jon is starting on the cage.We want it as unobtrusive as possible,particularly as the car is narrow to begin with.
The red line is the laser to centre everything.. Tim Mcamis race cars is making us the chrome moly axle case as we speak which will allow Jon to make the back of the chassis with all the shock mounts,anti roll bar mounts,wheelie bar mounts etc..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre032.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre033.jpg

redvictor
06-08-2010, 04:38 PM
The first update of the week. As usual Jon is working over and sent me some pics:smt023
Until the axle case comes from Tim Mcamis race cars Jon can't do any of the back end of the car,and we still need the doors to put the front end on. Dale is working on them as we speak.
As you can see there's a few more tubes in place..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre035.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre034.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre036.jpg

Brian Brown
06-08-2010, 05:35 PM
Looking good!

redvictor
06-08-2010, 05:59 PM
Thanks Brian.,always appreciate it from you..

95mmRenegade
06-08-2010, 06:02 PM
She should fly when its all done.

redvictor
06-08-2010, 06:12 PM
She should fly when its all done.
i bloody hope so..:-D

slammer454
06-08-2010, 06:19 PM
What kind of race weight do you think you'll be looking at? As well are you going to paint the car or wrap it?

She should fly when its all done.

speaking of which, you better get into the 40's with the new setup. :smt064

redvictor
06-08-2010, 06:27 PM
What kind of race weight do you think you'll be looking at? As well are you going to paint the car or wrap it?



speaking of which, you better get into the 40's with the new setup. :smt064
Hopefully close to the 2650# minimum for NHRA pro mod,but it'll probably more like 2750#.to 2800#.For orlando we'll need to add weight.
I'm pretty sure we're going to paint it. I have a guy working on a pro rendition at the moment and i'll be unveiling it in a couple of weeks.
40's will be old hat,it'll need to be low 30's min..:-D
Thanks for asking..

Mike77z
06-08-2010, 06:31 PM
It's sure coming along Andy Looks good :supz:

redvictor
06-09-2010, 03:12 PM
Thanks Mike.:smt023
An overview of the chassis so far. There's still all of the rear tubing to be done along with a few tubes in the drivers section.
Once again thanks to Jon at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk for his awesome work so far.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre037.jpg

Coops
06-09-2010, 03:20 PM
.........crackin'!! :D

redvictor
06-09-2010, 03:49 PM
Cheers Coops..:smt023

redvictor
06-10-2010, 05:39 PM
ok,today's update and the backhalf of the chassis is underway. I thought Jon was going to wait until i got the axle case but he just called Mcamis's and got the dimensions. Now why didn't i just do that..lol
also a few more tubes have been put into the middle section. Awesome work again from Jon...:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre038.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre039.jpg

MEGABU
06-10-2010, 05:42 PM
SWEET!!!

redvictor
06-10-2010, 06:11 PM
Thanks Greg,much appreciated..

Bobalos
06-11-2010, 12:27 AM
what the hell you waitin on?? get that pile together so we can see what she runs. LOL.

Looks bitchen amigo, keep @ it.

bob

redvictor
06-11-2010, 02:33 AM
what the hell you waitin on?? get that pile together so we can see what she runs. LOL.

Looks bitchen amigo, keep @ it.

bob
money and parts dude..:-D
I'm going as fast as i dare. I might even get it done before yours :-Daw
Thanks Bob.

reedysride
06-11-2010, 06:33 AM
That guy ain't muckin around looking good

Bobalos
06-11-2010, 08:47 AM
thats a given. LOL.

bob



I might even get it done before yours :-Daw

redvictor
06-11-2010, 01:22 PM
That guy ain't muckin around looking good
He isn't. Jon does world class work..
Thanks Reedy :smt023
Bob,i'm contacting the guinness book of world records for your build..LOL

Bobalos
06-11-2010, 02:30 PM
I put air in the tyres last weekend, so Im officially still "working" on it.

ROFLMAO.

redvictor
06-11-2010, 02:33 PM
I put air in the tyres last weekend, so Im officially still "working" on it.

ROFLMAO.
LOL.. you're killing me dude..
Get your ass in that garage.:-D

Bobalos
06-11-2010, 02:39 PM
But the car is in the trailer @ a hidden location. its so I dont get depressed looking @ it every day. plus I get to park the bike in the garage.

B:Partyb

redvictor
06-11-2010, 02:48 PM
you'll never get it done in there..

redvictor
06-12-2010, 11:05 AM
The main structure of the chassis is almost complete.As this is a SFI 25.2 spec it has to have all these brace tubes. Tubes that are left to do are the foot brace and helmet bars in the funny car cage.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre044.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre041.jpg
When you look at it from here there is a hell of a lot of work in just cutting and welding tube. All the brackets/body mounts have to be put on yet! Obviously the tubes going downwards are just guides to keep the back tubes dimensionally right.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre042.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre043.jpg

MEGABU
06-12-2010, 11:09 AM
dayum! turns out a nice birdcage andy! :p

redvictor
06-12-2010, 11:13 AM
dayum! turns out a nice birdcage andy! :p
i think having birds would be cheaper than building cars..lol

MEGABU
06-12-2010, 11:16 AM
i dunno dude, i've done both....birds get very expensive..lol

redvictor
06-12-2010, 12:09 PM
i dunno dude, i've done both....birds get very expensive..lol
in your case yes..:-D

vance hewitt
06-12-2010, 01:16 PM
looks great Andy....better clean that windscreen though ....it looks alittle cloudy:p:p.


in case I missed it when are you planning on haven it done??

redvictor
06-12-2010, 03:32 PM
yea,it's going to be difficult to see the tree..:-D
Early next year is the plan..

Coops
06-12-2010, 03:37 PM
yea,it's going to be difficult to see the tree..:-D
Early next year is the plan..


...you'll have ya fuckin' eyes closed that's why! :p

redvictor
06-12-2010, 05:12 PM
...you'll have ya fuckin' eyes closed that's why! :p
probably not..:-D

redvictor
07-01-2010, 06:24 PM
Work has been held up for a while but at last we have the axle case to be able to do the 4 link/shocker brackets/anti roll bar etc. This is one of Tim Mcamis's finest fully floating 9.5" cases. It's a work of art..
The artist impression of the car from www.powerracegraphics.com is a couple of days away and i'll post it as soon as i'm happy with it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre048.jpg
We also have some doors and are just waiting for the hood and trunk to put the body on properly..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre047.jpg

MEGABU
07-01-2010, 06:27 PM
keep it comin andy. she's really shapin up now:D

redvictor
07-01-2010, 06:37 PM
Thanks Greg...

amatx
07-01-2010, 07:26 PM
looking great. Coming together nice

levers
07-01-2010, 10:43 PM
looking good are you buying everything from mcamis?

go green
07-02-2010, 01:16 AM
Looks like Andy does not BUY much,,, he builds it himself ! This build is way more difficult because everything is a ONE OFF .

Respect to ya Andy ,, If only people knew how hard it is to do this..

levers
07-02-2010, 10:38 AM
Looks like Andy does not BUY much,,, he builds it himself ! This build is way more difficult because everything is a ONE OFF .

Respect to ya Andy ,, If only people knew how hard it is to do this..
read post 456, i should have too instead of looking at the pics, mcamis housing chassis design looks like mcamis too , it will be a cool car when its done for sure.

redvictor
07-02-2010, 02:03 PM
read post 456, i should have too instead of looking at the pics, mcamis housing chassis design looks like mcamis too , it will be a cool car when its done for sure.
It is NOT a Mcamis chassis design at all. It's a Webster race engineering design. www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk
There are things in a pro mod chassis that will be the same across every chassis house because of the SFI 25.2 tag,but every shop has their own take on some of the design. There's a lot of tricks we're not showing..:smt023
We bought the case from Mcamis's because it was cheaper than fabbing one in the UK. I also bought a few bits like fuel tank/air levers etc because they are not available here.
There is a lot of custom one off stuff in this build.
Thanks everyone for looking..

levers
07-02-2010, 04:12 PM
red i was going buy the back of the chassis not the drivers area looks really simular to mcamis . are their alot of chassis shops across the pond ? i clicked on the link looks like he builds some nice cars.

redvictor
07-04-2010, 05:01 PM
red i was going buy the back of the chassis not the drivers area looks really simular to mcamis . are their alot of chassis shops across the pond ? i clicked on the link looks like he builds some nice cars.
Like i said they all are going to be similar as the torque load through them doesn't vary from country to country..:-D
There's a couple in England and a couple in Europe capable of building a Pro mod. I like to think my guy is the best:smt023

redvictor
07-04-2010, 05:01 PM
Fanfare..:-D and here it is all in it's glory,a rendering of course.
OK,i'm pretty happy with the shape now. The exhaust will need tweaking but overall it's dead nuts on.. Obviously this is just a side profile and in plain colour. The graphic scheme will come later on,along with the front and rear profile. It will also need a pecker extender as it's short like a Nova at the front..lol
Big thanks to Darren at www.powerracegraphics.com for working at the weekend to get these to me.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/RV3_42forums.jpg

Jim Monson
07-05-2010, 01:14 AM
Looks cool. Needs the signature checkerboard.

You had to go with the tosspot bull horns eh?

redvictor
07-05-2010, 02:13 AM
Looks cool. Needs the signature checkerboard.

You had to go with the tosspot bull horns eh?
Thanks Jim. They'll be there but in a different way. I have to decide on some different schemes.
The bulls horns were just to see how they looked,and they look shite. They'll be more like zoomie style when finished..

Coops
07-05-2010, 02:16 AM
...it looks real good Andy!

redvictor
07-05-2010, 02:26 AM
...it looks real good Andy!
Thanks Coops. I'm waiting for yours to appear..

Jim Monson
07-05-2010, 03:01 AM
Just messing with you Andy. The whole thing looks amazing!

intocarss
07-05-2010, 03:51 AM
That's really nice

nxcoupe
07-05-2010, 07:14 AM
Wow, read the entire thread, fantastic build you have going here. That is truly amazing sheetmetal work and finishing up with a fantastic body shell and chassis. How many drag strips are there in Europe that FIA races at?

Mod
07-05-2010, 11:50 AM
This is one of the best builds I have read about on YB.

Top notch stuff.

redvictor
07-05-2010, 02:30 PM
Just messing with you Andy. The whole thing looks amazing!
Thanks Jim.I'm not such a wanker after all eh..:-D

superd54
07-05-2010, 02:32 PM
Cool car Andy
Dave...

Fanfare..:-D and here it is all in it's glory,a rendering of course.
OK,i'm pretty happy with the shape now. The exhaust will need tweaking but overall it's dead nuts on.. Obviously this is just a side profile and in plain colour. The graphic scheme will come later on,along with the front and rear profile. It will also need a pecker extender as it's short like a Nova at the front..lol
Big thanks to Darren at www.powerracegraphics.com (http://www.powerracegraphics.com) for working at the weekend to get these to me.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/RV3_42forums.jpg

redvictor
07-05-2010, 02:34 PM
Wow, read the entire thread, fantastic build you have going here. That is truly amazing sheetmetal work and finishing up with a fantastic body shell and chassis. How many drag strips are there in Europe that FIA races at?
Thanks,appreciate it. There are 4 current FIA tracks. Santa Pod in England,Hockenheim in Germany,Mantorp in Sweden and Alastaro in Finland.There is also one in Gardemoen in Norway that was an FIA track but now isn't.

mike dennis
07-05-2010, 02:45 PM
Hi Andy that is just amazing the way it is

Bowtie 406
07-05-2010, 02:49 PM
When will it make it's debut in the states Andy.

redvictor
07-05-2010, 03:43 PM
Cool car Andy
Dave...
Thanks Dave..

redvictor
07-05-2010, 03:44 PM
This is one of the best builds I have read about on YB.

Top notch stuff.
Thank you..:smt023

redvictor
07-05-2010, 03:46 PM
Hi Andy that is just amazing the way it is
Cheers Mike.
406, i'm hoping we're going to debut at the shakedown and WSN at Orlando in 2012. I want to get the car up to speed next year in the UK.

Bowtie 406
07-05-2010, 03:51 PM
Cheers Mike.
406, i'm hoping we're going to debut at the shakedown and WSN at Orlando in 2012. I want to get the car up to speed next year in the UK.:smt023 Sounds good, hope we have a new President when you get here.:p

redvictor
07-05-2010, 04:00 PM
:smt023 Sounds good, hope we have a new President when you get here.:p
So do i,he doesn't look good from over here..:-D

nxcoupe
07-06-2010, 11:40 AM
Thanks,appreciate it. There are 4 current FIA tracks. Santa Pod in England,Hockenheim in Germany,Mantorp in Sweden and Alastaro in Finland.There is also one in Gardemoen in Norway that was an FIA track but now isn't.
thanks for the info! I would really like to make my way to one of those tracks and see how ya'll do it over in europe.

69GTO
07-06-2010, 12:26 PM
Holy shit.. just came across this build thread.. NICE work man!

redvictor
07-06-2010, 01:54 PM
thanks for the info! I would really like to make my way to one of those tracks and see how ya'll do it over in europe.
For what it costs we don't do too bad. Come over and say hello.:smt023

redvictor
07-06-2010, 01:54 PM
Holy shit.. just came across this build thread.. NICE work man!
cheers,appreciate it.

95mmRenegade
07-06-2010, 02:06 PM
great documentation and fantastic build.

redvictor
07-06-2010, 04:18 PM
great documentation and fantastic build.
Thank you...
On to todays pic. It shows the axle case,4 link,A frame,rear shocks and anti roll bar in position. The carbon trunk and hood will be there at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk tomorrow. This means the body can be mounted properly for the first time..woo hoo!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre050.jpg

Jim Monson
07-06-2010, 04:26 PM
Thanks Jim.I'm not such a wanker after all eh..:-DNo comment!!! :-D

redvictor
07-06-2010, 04:38 PM
No comment!!! :-D
LMFAO....don't you know who i am?:-D

Jim Monson
07-06-2010, 05:27 PM
LMFAO....don't you know who i am?:-DOh no!!!!! :smt005

slammer454
07-06-2010, 07:36 PM
Badass drill, what is that a blue point? :p

Looks like your making really good progress, when do you figure it'll be off the jig?

Mod
07-07-2010, 02:18 PM
Badass drill, what is that a blue point? :p

?

Cant live without my air drill in the shop :D . hole punched, no dicking around with batteries that die or sticking bits.

Ivan S
07-07-2010, 02:48 PM
Fanfare..:-D and here it is all in it's glory,a rendering of course.
OK,i'm pretty happy with the shape now. The exhaust will need tweaking but overall it's dead nuts on.. Obviously this is just a side profile and in plain colour. The graphic scheme will come later on,along with the front and rear profile. It will also need a pecker extender as it's short like a Nova at the front..lol
Big thanks to Darren at www.powerracegraphics.com (http://www.powerracegraphics.com) for working at the weekend to get these to me.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/RV3_42forums.jpganother excellent job by Darren

redvictor
07-07-2010, 05:00 PM
Badass drill, what is that a blue point? :p

Looks like your making really good progress, when do you figure it'll be off the jig?
I'll find out for you.. :p
Thank you,hopefully within a month. It depends on stuff going on behind the scenes.. ;)

redvictor
07-07-2010, 05:01 PM
another excellent job by Darren You think it'll draw a crowd in the PM pits at SP mate?

MEGABU
07-07-2010, 05:07 PM
oh SNAP!!!!:smt023

redvictor
07-08-2010, 05:55 PM
OK,we've had a minor disaster today. We need to lengthen the body at the front to avoid having a bulging front spoiler to clear the fuel tank. We should have done this at the body stage but we thought we'd get away with it. So Jon took a cutter and did this.. Dale will need to make a new mold for the front end but better now than when it's all painted.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre051.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre052.jpg
The front portion is extended by 6" and narrowed 1" at the front to match the taper of the body.Power race graphics will do a rendering with the body mods to show how they will look.
I looked over the whole car today in person and the pictures do not do it justice at all. It is simply a stunning build and i'm so happy that Jon at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk is doing this.
More news soon..

racefab57
07-08-2010, 06:08 PM
Man the body came out "TITS" That sucker looks straight, and thats just a photo!! Glad you found the problem now Andy!! Dont worry.DR;)

redvictor
07-08-2010, 06:11 PM
Man the body came out "TITS" That sucker looks straight, and thats just a photo!! Glad you found the problem now Andy!! Dont worry.DR;)

Thank you.The body is very straight for glass. I quite pleased with the results..:smt023

redvictor
07-09-2010, 04:33 PM
So here is the new version complete with a slightly lengthened front end. Unfortunately now it needs a new mold so that has put us back a couple of weeks,although it won't stop Jon doing other stuff. Big thanks to Dale at DRE who is going to do the job straight away.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/RV3_v5.jpg

SpeedAddict
07-09-2010, 05:36 PM
Looking great man... sorry to hear about your setback, but at least you found it now and can get it fixed "straight away". Good luck and keep us posted, we love hearing how it is going!!

Jim Monson
07-11-2010, 11:15 AM
No Bull Horns! I like it!

twinturbogt
07-11-2010, 12:19 PM
Looks great Andy.

3000HP
07-11-2010, 12:51 PM
Thats one badass project you got there, two thumbs up :).


Keep up the good work.

Hutch
07-11-2010, 01:23 PM
Actually looks a little more like a promod now and you won't need a pecker extension with this new design!!



Hutch

Limey tri Chevy
07-11-2010, 01:55 PM
This is just gonna be fuquin' nuts on the strip Andy but with an MOT too it's nutter bastard crazy! I really can't wait to see this car in the flesh.

redvictor
07-11-2010, 07:57 PM
Thanks everyone. Yes Hutch,no pecker extender..lol
Some friends from Finland came to visit this weekend and took a lot of detailed photos. This is just one of the body with doors and trunk just before we cut the front.. Thanks to Martti Huotenen for the pics. My good friend Jouni Enqvist is in the shot.. I'll post up some more tomorrow
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/P7080029.jpg

redvictor
07-14-2010, 03:58 PM
Dale has been up to Jon's and glass'd the front end so that Roy can do the filling. It does make the car look in scale more now,and it is worth the hassle making it like this....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre054.jpg
Jon has to now wait for the new front to come back so some little jobs are being done whilst he's waiting.
One of the jobs is to make a propshaft tunnel.It has to be removable easily which makes it tricky to fabricate.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre055.jpg
As in the other pic you can see the Mcamis air shift lever mechanism. These are also quickly removable to pull the lenco trans out without too much hassle.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre053.jpg
We now have a dash panel to use and i'll post up pics later in the week of that sitting in it's place..

Jim Monson
07-14-2010, 04:16 PM
"Propshaft" :smt042

redvictor
07-14-2010, 04:25 PM
"Propshaft" :smt042
phuckin foreigners...:-D

Jim Monson
07-14-2010, 04:32 PM
What's in the boot and the bonnet? :p

frtlnrbuick
07-14-2010, 04:54 PM
phuckin foreigners...:-D

Andy:

It's: "Phuckin' Furriner" FYI :rolleyes:

Looking GREAT!

Jim

PS Can you translate:

This is just gonna be fuquin' nuts on the strip Andy but with an MOT too it's nutter bastard crazy!

nukebanana
07-14-2010, 05:03 PM
Hi Andy its so nice to see you now have a lenco, now we both have the same tranny, got ours back and we are are putting it together. try to send a pic.
Boo Kinghttp://image18

redvictor
07-14-2010, 05:17 PM
What's in the boot and the bonnet? :p
a foot and a head..:p :-D

redvictor
07-14-2010, 05:18 PM
Andy:

It's: "Phuckin' Furriner" FYI :rolleyes:

Looking GREAT!

Jim

PS Can you translate:
Gotcha..:smt023
Thanks Jim..

redvictor
07-14-2010, 05:19 PM
Hi Andy its so nice to see you now have a lenco, now we both have the same tranny, got ours back and we are are putting it together. try to send a pic.
Boo Kinghttp://image18
Hopefully not else we'll have to share it..lol
Send me your photo and i'll put it up here..

33 fuel
07-14-2010, 05:27 PM
Street cars don't have Lenco's lol

redvictor
07-15-2010, 03:46 PM
Street cars don't have Lenco's lol
real ones don't..:-D This is a short distance one.

redvictor
07-15-2010, 03:47 PM
Todays update. Roy Walker of Complete auto care has picked up the front end and is going to fill and primer it for Dale to take a new mold from it. He also made up a wooden frame to keep the front end from distorting when it is filled.Big thanks to him for helping out the team.:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre056.jpg
Next up is the metal work from the screen to the chassis. Because we want a dash panel in keeping with the 70's car that it is Jon has had to extend the metalwork differently than he normally would. This is pretty much how everything on the car has become. I can see Jon losing his hair over it..lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre057.jpg
Which brings me to the dash panel itself. It's had to be narrowed 3" from stock to fit my frame but it will fit with 2 dzus's for ease of removal and will have all the electrics/electronics behind it. Any of you eagle eyed YBer's recognise what it's from originally?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre058.jpg
Last but not least is the first pic of the body with a window opening! It makes it look totally different,and tough as nails imo... :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre059.jpg
More soon..

superd54
07-15-2010, 04:11 PM
Yer fuckin right and I know exactly what you are TALKING ABOUT!!!
Dave...



Street cars don't have Lenco's lol

MEGABU
07-15-2010, 04:13 PM
andy, perhaps you could explain to these yanks what a blowtickle is....lol

car looks awesome btw!

redvictor
07-15-2010, 04:17 PM
andy, perhaps you could explain to these yanks what a blowtickle is....lol

car looks awesome btw!
Maybe you could explain to me as i've never heard of that..lol
Thanks Greg.

MEGABU
07-15-2010, 04:20 PM
Maybe you could explain to me as i've never heard of that..lol
Thanks Greg.
lmao!! i sure hope not...........:p

Tom McDunnah
07-15-2010, 04:21 PM
andy, perhaps you could explain to these yanks what a blowtickle is....lol

Think its some thing like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRtymuRMZiE :smt118:smt118:smt118

By the way Andy,car looks awesome

redvictor
07-15-2010, 04:28 PM
Think its some thing like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRtymuRMZiE :smt118:smt118:smt118

By the way Andy,car looks awesome
Yea,something like that..lol
Thanks Tom.:smt023

redvictor
07-16-2010, 03:15 PM
I'm trying to keep up with Jon's efforts but it's difficult..lol I've never seen a guy work so fast but still do the best quality work. Don't forget to check out Jon's other work on www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk
Anyway,First pic is is the rear wing which Jon knocked up in his dinner hour.:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre060.jpg
A side and 3/4 view. When it's all painted it will obviously blend in differently. Also the side window has been cut out. The 1 1/2" flanges will not be visible when the window is in. Same goes for the front and rear screens.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre063.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre062.jpg
Lastly the supports that stop the trunk and rear screen from sagging in when the air pressure gets going.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre061.jpg
and from underneath.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre064.jpg
More soon.

wil s
07-16-2010, 04:56 PM
nice work !

johan
07-17-2010, 02:53 AM
What back spacing do you plan to run on the rear rims ?

redvictor
07-17-2010, 02:56 AM
What back spacing do you plan to run on the rear rims ? 5". Everything is close to fitting into the body. We have enough clearance in the tubs for tyre shake but only just.

MEGABU
07-17-2010, 03:13 AM
SICCKKKK!!!!

TomP
07-17-2010, 03:27 AM
Hang on a bloody second. I'm trying to learn English here and it sounds like you are talking Yank to us. So now you are saying that aluminum spoiler is a wing and yet the front fender isn't?

First pic is is the rear wing which Jon knocked up in his dinner hour

Next, if "knocked up" means what i'm guessing doesn't he risk an unintended circumcision on the sharp edges?;)

redvictor
07-17-2010, 12:05 PM
Hang on a bloody second. I'm trying to learn English here and it sounds like you are talking Yank to us. So now you are saying that aluminum spoiler is a wing and yet the front fender isn't?

First pic is is the rear wing which Jon knocked up in his dinner hour

Next, if "knocked up" means what i'm guessing doesn't he risk an unintended circumcision on the sharp edges?;)
LOL,obviously not knocked up in the literal sense. Made,no,fettled,no,...ah,you know what i mean..:-D
I try to put the words into yank speak but sometimes i forget..

Mod
07-18-2010, 09:01 AM
LOL,obviously not knocked up in the literal sense. Made,no,fettled,no,...ah,you know what i mean..:-D
I try to put the words into yank speak but sometimes i forget..


LoL!,,you have to "dumb it down" for us yanks Andy.:D

Damn that's a quick build. jon knows his stuff.

redvictor
07-18-2010, 10:05 AM
LoL!,,you have to "dumb it down" for us yanks Andy.:D

Damn that's a quick build. jon knows his stuff.

No lol, it's the spelling of words that are different between the engish and american forums..
Jon is awesome at what he does..

bootsperformance
07-18-2010, 10:17 AM
:cool:Looking good Andy.

redvictor
07-18-2010, 11:11 AM
:cool:Looking good Andy.
Thanks Ed,not as far down the road as yourself but i'm pleased with how it is so far.

BIG CAT
07-18-2010, 11:54 AM
LOL,obviously not knocked up in the literal sense. Made,no,fettled,no,...ah,you know what i mean..:-D
I try to put the words into yank speak but sometimes i forget..


quick we need a english to english translator.:rolleyes:

Gary L.
07-18-2010, 12:24 PM
Man, that thing is still not done? :-D The way you guys have been going, I figured it would be done by now....

On a serious note, looks great! The wing, er... spoiler looks good!

redvictor
07-18-2010, 12:26 PM
quick we need a english to english translator.:rolleyes:
Only if you were in England..:-D

redvictor
07-18-2010, 12:28 PM
Man, that thing is still not done? :-D The way you guys have been going, I figured it would be done by now....

On a serious note, looks great! The wing, er... spoiler looks good!
It would have been done if we didn't have lunch/dinner/tea breaks..lol
Thank you.

redvictor
07-19-2010, 06:13 PM
A few photos today. Roy has got out the whip and his guy has been sweating like a pig trying to get some filler on the front end so we can get it back to Dale at DRE glassfibre. As you can see the 6" stretch at the front has made a radical difference to the shape of it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre071.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre069.jpg
Daz applying filler at the Complete Auto Care body shop..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre072.jpg
Here you can see that the front is narrowed down a bit from how it was before..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre070.jpg
Meanwhile at Webster Race Engineering (http://www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk) the work keeps on getting done. Today Jon has made the parachute mounts. The support for the rear spoiler is integral to the parachute mounts which will be removable for the street. The 2 "exhaust" tubes will have dummy tubes in when the parachute mounts are off to keep the rear spoiler support. The ali plate is there just to get the height correct for the mounts so the parachutes sit in the correct place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre068.jpg
Lastly the inside view of the carbon door. This has space for the electric window motor. To make these work will be very tricky,but not impossible.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre065.jpg
Today has been a momentus day for the team. Look for some big news soon..

redvictor
07-21-2010, 03:05 PM
Firstly the rear spoiler frame. As it's a big spoiler it'll need some support. The tricky bit is the trunk lid has to open too. Jon has made this frame that won't be seen with the parachutes on,but will still allow the trunk lid to come off.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre073.jpg
Secondly some front end pics . The Complete Auto care team have worked wonders reshaping and filling the mods that Dale and Jon made.
As you can see by the pics they're really good at this stuff! They've also filled the bumper cut out in so it looks complete again..
Don't forget they only got it on Friday!!
Daz sweating buckets again filling the cut out back in..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre075.jpg
and done..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre077.jpg
The side profile looks a heap better imho,and the bonus is it'll be a lot more aerodynamic...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre076.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre074.jpg
more soon.

Bobalos
07-21-2010, 03:14 PM
quick we need a english to American translator.:rolleyes:

Fixed.

Bob

redvictor
07-21-2010, 03:17 PM
LOL,gertcha..:p

redvictor
07-26-2010, 06:36 PM
Things have been a bit slow as we wait for the front end to be made in the new shape.
The front end is now back with Dale at DRE glassfibre after Roy at Complete auto care finished the filling and priming. He also delivered it for us too! Top work from a top man..
Lucky for us it looks like the top part of the old mold still fits,which will give Dale something to work to.The mold is the hardest part of the job.
The plan is to have it back at Jon's for Monday so he can carry on with the body fitting.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre078.jpg

amatx
07-26-2010, 08:23 PM
lovin the pic with caption "This has space for the electric window motor" haha proper street car!

badwrench
08-03-2010, 10:29 PM
Hey Andy, check out the main message board on the maritimedragracing.com. !!! Tks Blair Bates, team member, (Boo King Racing)

redvictor
08-04-2010, 04:56 PM
Hey Andy, check out the main message board on the maritimedragracing.com. !!! Tks Blair Bates, team member, (Boo King Racing)
I did Blair,and i congratulated all of you guys on a job well done.:smt023
Anyhoo,as i spent some of today down at WRE i took a couple of photos. Dale at DRE got the front end done just in time and he's a diamond for that. As usual when you mold a complete front end they never fit. John spent a few hrs getting it to fit ( helped/hindered by me). It really has made a huge difference to the look of the car. It now measures 17.5ft from front to back!!
Jon has fitted the doors so they latch,but needs to work on getting them to fit perfectly in the hole. The trunk is also fitted in it's proper place and Jon will get the front end framework done before he scoots off for a well earned break.
The Mickey T pro 5 ET wheels and MT tyres turned up today also. Pics of them hopefully very soon. We will have the car rolling and steering before the end of the month which will be a huge occasion for all of us.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre081.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre082.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre083.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre084.jpg

Bobalos
08-04-2010, 05:09 PM
DAYUM, looks like the front end is as long as the rest of the car.

Bob

redvictor
08-04-2010, 07:07 PM
DAYUM, looks like the front end is as long as the rest of the car.

Bob
With the rear spoiler on it balances itself out..lol
It now looks like Mike Stawicki's trans am with a Vauxhall front and rear.:D

Coops
08-04-2010, 07:16 PM
Andy, that lil ole picnic car is totally fucked now! :p
.......it's a one and only, it looks absolutely fantastic...congrats mate!

redvictor
08-04-2010, 07:29 PM
Andy, that lil ole picnic car is totally fucked now! :p
.......it's a one and only, it looks absolutely fantastic...congrats mate!
Thanks Coops. Once it's got the front spoiler on and it's on the wheels you'll want to buy a body..lol
Easy to make it into a Holden.:smt023

Rich_1028
08-04-2010, 07:32 PM
Looking good!!
thanks for the pics to keep us updated.

Bobalos
08-04-2010, 07:34 PM
them big wings can hold LOTS of beers.

Bob

bootsperformance
08-04-2010, 10:36 PM
:cool:Looks great Andy.

RRRAAAYYY2
08-04-2010, 10:43 PM
I really like the look the extension makes. Not so much a shoe box anymore.

redvictor
08-05-2010, 06:22 PM
Thanks guys..
Last pics for a few days as Jon is taking a well earned break.
This is the front end of the sill. Its been shaped to match the shape of the wheel arch just like the rear.The plan is to blend the sills into the bodywork to make it look like they are part of the body.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre085.jpg
A couple of pics of the front end mountings.There will be no outside dzus fasteners. All of them are hidden so the front looks like a proper steel front end.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre087.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre086.jpg

Kwikford
08-05-2010, 08:48 PM
I'm impress...:smile: ...have a cold one one me...:drinkers:

redvictor
08-11-2010, 06:21 PM
http://www.eurodragster.com/news/news.asp?Story=august12#august12 :smt023

79540
08-11-2010, 06:22 PM
CONGRATS DUDE...THAT'S AWESOME!

redvictor
08-11-2010, 06:24 PM
Thank you Mr Capslock..:-D

redvictor
08-11-2010, 06:38 PM
btw,Vauxhall are part of GM..:smt023

SUPERGAS565
08-11-2010, 06:38 PM
Beautiful work Andy, expected nothing less.....getting closer....!!!!! :cool:

90Notchlx
08-11-2010, 07:04 PM
Can someone try and embed the video here? I tried but it doesn't work...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fra8trNljbI


That video is awesome. I like the two grinder in the middle of the floor and the little baby grinder pops out.

redvictor
08-11-2010, 07:04 PM
appreciate it Rick.

7DMACH1
08-11-2010, 07:05 PM
Congrats Andy.

redvictor
08-11-2010, 07:11 PM
Thank you Ray. We've been working towards being associated with Vauxhall for 3 years.. Today all the hard work paid off.

7DMACH1
08-11-2010, 07:16 PM
Sometimes it pays to be persistant.

redvictor
08-11-2010, 07:43 PM
in this case yes..:D

slammer454
08-11-2010, 10:13 PM
That's amazing to hear Andy!

Mark Walter
08-11-2010, 10:34 PM
Well deserved Andy!

Dans 83
08-11-2010, 11:11 PM
Great news Andy! Can't wait to see it finished!;)

Jim Monson
08-11-2010, 11:39 PM
Congradulations Toss pot. I like the renderings in the article as well.

Mod
08-12-2010, 12:26 PM
See folks,,thats how you earn associations and sponsorships. You have to stick with it if you really want it.

Congradulations Andy.

redvictor
08-12-2010, 05:19 PM
The press release even made USA today,sky news top gear and motor trend...:-D
Thanks guys,it's been emotional..LOL

Rich_1028
08-16-2010, 06:12 PM
New car coming for British Redvictor 1 Racing team

http://www.dragracingonline.com/agent1320/2010/1320-xii_8-12.html

Andy you made news over here!!!

http://www.dragracingonline.com/agent1320/2010/images/RedVictor1-ProMod-big.jpg

Mark Kasperan
08-16-2010, 06:46 PM
Nice build Andy. Can you tell me what " and Bob's your uncle" means? I think it's funny as hell but have I idea what it means.:confused:

redvictor
08-17-2010, 02:26 AM
at the end of the sentence it means "it's all sorted",in a british way..lol
It's good to make DRO. Thanks to them for putting us on their pages.:smt023

Mark Kasperan
08-17-2010, 07:04 AM
at the end of the sentence it means "it's all sorted",in a british way..lol
It's good to make DRO. Thanks to them for putting us on their pages.:smt023

Thanks, The car looks killer!

Ivan S
08-17-2010, 10:34 AM
at the end of the sentence it means "it's all sorted",in a british way..lol
It's good to make DRO. Thanks to them for putting us on their pages.:smt023
feckin excellent news Andy...

nukebanana
08-17-2010, 12:28 PM
Boy thats great Andy, thats good to here. Hopefully that means you will be ready earlyer than 2012.
Boo King

tim lewis
08-17-2010, 12:55 PM
i cant wait to see that thing done! great job andy!

Blitzkrieg Motorsports
08-17-2010, 12:59 PM
Congrat Andy - Can wait to see some video !

Dennis

redvictor
08-17-2010, 01:55 PM
Thank you everyone! Hopefully we can get her done real soon.. We'll have video of it rolling in a couple of weeks. Jon is back from holiday tomorrow so the work will begin again.
We also made Comp plus.:-D Thanks to those guys also.
http://www.competitionplus.com/index.php/drag-racing/news/15201-vauxhall-partners-with-redvictor1-team-

redvictor
08-20-2010, 03:37 PM
Jon has been on holiday so nothing has been happening with the car whilst he was away. It's all hands to the pump now as the car has to be at Silverstone for the VXR power festival bright and early on Friday morning..
Anyway,firstly the exhaust and turbo flanges are done thanks to Andy at ALK Engineering.These are pics of the process and final items.If you're considering any CNC or general machining this is your guy..:thumbup:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorexhaust006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorexhaust005.jpg
The flanges will then connect to these bad boys! This is the only set in the world at the moment. Full billet,titanium/inconel valves/top secret ports etc.. Check out here to read all about them.
http://raceflowdevelopment.com/RFD-heads-BBC-BILLET.htm
http://raceflowdevelopment.com/images/heads/BBC/BBC-02.jpg
http://raceflowdevelopment.com/images/heads/BBC/BBC-01.jpg
Finally the boys at Radtec have started on the radiator and breather tank.All hand crafted and with special high flow cores. If you need one look no further than these guys. www.radtec.co.uk
Starting off with one of their special high flow cores.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorradtec002.jpg
The tanks are then measured and cut out.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorradtec011.jpg
then welded to the core.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorradtec003.jpg
The water fittings have to be AN in case the head gaskets blow out and pressurise the water system.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorradtec005.jpg
More on the rad and tanks soon as they will be done the early part of next week.

redvictor
08-21-2010, 04:33 PM
Todays update. Finally i got to work on my own car..:-D
As the car has to be ready for next Thursday night Jon worked overtime (as usual) to mock up a front spoiler for the car.The basic shape is now there and i whizzed it down to Dale at DRE who will take a mold and make a glass or carbon one(depends on time).There will be sunken indicators(turn signals) and a number (licence) plate mounting on the front which will break up the inevitable slab look. 2 days working with steel sheet to create that,which i have to say looks loads better in the flesh than on this crappy phone pic.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre089.jpg
I managed to grease and install the bearings in the front wheels and Strange floating rear hubs..woo hoo :-D Jon fitted the rear tyres and we all took the body off the chassis for final chassis welding before it's trip on the back of a trailer to the VXR power festival...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre091.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre093.jpg
Finally an almost completed Tim Mcamis axle housing and one of Mickey Thompson's finest rear wheel and tyre combo's. The car will be rolling at last next week. We'll have video to prove it too!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre092.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre095.jpg

08-23-2010, 01:31 PM
Looking superb Andy! Also, congrats on the Vauxhall backing......All the hard work paying off in the end!

Brain.

mcintosh
08-23-2010, 01:59 PM
Looking superb Andy! Also, congrats on the Vauxhall backing......All the hard work paying off in the end!

Brain.


Dropped into Webo's shop on Saturday, ended up helping Andy and Jon lift the body off and get the chassie of the jig. Your right, it does look superb. It was a great to see Andy so excited.
Good luck for the weekend at Shakey, going to give it a miss.
See you at the Euro Finals.

redvictor
08-23-2010, 02:24 PM
Looking superb Andy! Also, congrats on the Vauxhall backing......All the hard work paying off in the end!

Brain.
Thanks Brain,much appreciated.
Good luck to you guys at the weekend.:smt023
Thanks for the lift Alex,my back is relieved that you came over to help..lol

slinky
08-27-2010, 04:09 PM
Latest shot of the car wheeled out of the workshop at Webster Race Engineering, on it's way to a show at Silverstone race track..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/mobile%20uploads/72908f8b.jpg[/quote]

Massive thanks to the WRE team for all of their hard work to get the car to this point, The car will be going back to WRE after the weekend for work to continue

redvictor
08-30-2010, 06:00 AM
Anyway, a couple of pics from the event,with Slinky looking pensive in the first shot..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/rv3silverstone002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/rv3silverstone003.jpg
The car is now back at Webster Race engineering to continue the build,although it'll be a little while before Jon is able to carry on with it due to various factors.

allshownogo
08-30-2010, 07:38 AM
Wow.. Looks Bad Ass Andy...

JustinOlson
09-09-2010, 02:15 AM
Incredible build! Love all the documentation on this!

bootsperformance
09-09-2010, 07:22 AM
:cool:WOW!!!!! Looks killer Andy;)

Coops
09-09-2010, 07:28 AM
Great, you've gone from a picnic car to a fuckin' train! :p

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre089.jpg

redvictor
09-09-2010, 02:12 PM
Thanks Fellas. Work starts again in earnest next week...

JKNIGHT
09-09-2010, 02:20 PM
That thing is Bad Ass! Beautiful car and looks to be put together very well. Congratulations on the build, can't wait to see it finished.

redvictor
09-10-2010, 02:47 PM
That thing is Bad Ass! Beautiful car and looks to be put together very well. Congratulations on the build, can't wait to see it finished.
Thank you,and neither can i..:smt023

redvictor
10-14-2010, 04:05 PM
It's been over a month since we did anything to the car. I have been working behind the scenes trying to get parts in place for when we got going again.
We have a Firefox fire system http://firefoxind.com/firefox.html on the way,along with all the Motec M800 /racepak IQ dash/Pantera EFI coils and various looms and boxes on their way to us too.
Jon has started to install the turbos and 321 st/st headers. We've had to get a copy of the heads i'm using to start this procedure as unfortunately the billet heads are not quite ready.
As you can see it's a little tricky getting the headers in the space leaving room to get to the plugs and rocker covers. Although the car is 14" longer at the front it's still going to be a squeeze to get everything in and still be able to get things like the oil pan off quickly. Turbosmart wastgates are not in place yet.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre100.jpg
more soon..

reedysride
10-14-2010, 06:05 PM
Looking good andy 10 tone of work going on there , are you broke yet ,the joy of building a new car;)

redvictor
10-14-2010, 06:15 PM
Looking good andy 10 tone of work going on there , are you broke yet ,the joy of building a new car;)
Cheers Reedy.Yep,i'm always broke with this thing..:-D

redvictor
10-15-2010, 01:10 PM
Moving on swiftly now. The first pic is the back of the turbo with the muffler coming out of it. These were hand made from 321 stainless by www.christullettexhausts.co.uk. Obviously everything is going to be difficult to package so it's crucial to co ordinate everything. Jon is a master at this..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre101.jpg
Yep,it's a bunch of banana headers..lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre102.jpg
The side view lets you see more of how difficult it all is to fit in.. Turbo inlet air will come from NACA ducts on the hood...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre103.jpg

procharged
10-15-2010, 05:34 PM
another promod with big steamrollers on it. you call that thing a street car give me a break

redvictor
10-15-2010, 05:46 PM
another promod with big steamrollers on it. you call that thing a street car give me a break
Well,let see how you can make a street car that also eventually runs 5s. How do you think you can run NHRA pro mod without having an NHRA legal car? Street tyres will go on when not racing.
Post up a picture of your 5sec street car. Do you even know what it takes to make one?

Maliboost
10-15-2010, 05:57 PM
here we go.................. looks like were back into the "definition of a street car" debate.

how about we move on?? Andy is building one bad ass hot rod. he can call it a "3 legged wanker spanker" if he wants, its still one wicked ass machine.

B :roll: b

redvictor
10-15-2010, 06:03 PM
here we go.................. looks like were back into the "definition of a street car" debate.

how about we move on?? Andy is building one bad ass hot rod. he can call it a "3 legged wanker spanker" if he wants, its still one wicked ass machine.

B :roll: b
Exactly Bob...:smt023

procharged
10-15-2010, 06:17 PM
stop kidding yourself that things a promod. so what your saying is if a put a big gas tank in my outlaw 10.5 car its a street car thats a joke.

procharged
10-15-2010, 06:20 PM
Well,let see how you can make a street car that also eventually runs 5s. How do you think you can run NHRA pro mod without having an NHRA legal car? Street tyres will go on when not racing.
Post up a picture of your 5sec street car. Do you even know what it takes to make one?a street car dont need race tires on it at the track street cars run radials and I dont mean radials the size of a steam roller

redvictor
10-15-2010, 06:26 PM
stop kidding yourself that things a promod. so what your saying is if a put a big gas tank in my outlaw 10.5 car its a street car thats a joke.
In your opinion,if that is worth anything.
I've already done the radial thing and am moving on to different things.
I'm too polite to tell you to phuck off. Maybe someone else will.
I guess in 40 pages there's bound to be one jackass.:finga:

procharged
10-15-2010, 06:35 PM
its a beautiful promod dont get me wrong but not a street car and by the way I am not that polite so go fuck yourself.

forcd02
10-15-2010, 06:35 PM
its looking good Frosty, def a lot of work in it

redvictor
10-15-2010, 06:38 PM
its a beautiful promod dont get me wrong but not a street car and by the way I am not that polite so go fuck yourself.
Don't let mommy hear you say that. You're up way over your bed time as it is.
Like i said your opinion is worth the best part of phuck all..

redvictor
10-15-2010, 06:39 PM
its looking good Frosty, def a lot of work in it
Thanks,appreciate that.:smt023

Scotty 2
10-15-2010, 06:42 PM
Get her done Andy !!!! :p

redvictor
10-15-2010, 06:45 PM
Get her done Andy !!!! :p

Cheers Scotty!

Scotty 2
10-15-2010, 06:46 PM
the corn chip boy is waitin :p

redvictor
10-15-2010, 06:47 PM
the corn chip boy is waitin :p
I thought he was the crown royal boy..:p

Scotty 2
10-15-2010, 06:49 PM
true....needs somethang to wash them down hehehe

redvictor
10-15-2010, 06:51 PM
true....needs somethang to wash them down hehehe
lol... He'll have to wait a little longer.I'm just giving him a chance to make his combo a bit faster..

Hutch
10-16-2010, 12:27 AM
its a beautiful promod dont get me wrong but not a street car and by the way I am not that polite so go fuck yourself.

Nobody asked for your analogy of the situation so go fist fuck yourself.


Hutch

meus31
10-16-2010, 12:48 AM
bad ass keep it up if he can register and drive it were he want on the public street its a street car

Coops
10-16-2010, 12:59 AM
Don't sweat it Andy there's always someone throwin' shit for no good reason.........the car's coming along real good now! :p

meus31
10-16-2010, 01:00 AM
that body looks awesome

redvictor
10-16-2010, 02:28 AM
Nobody asked for your analogy of the situation so go fist fuck yourself.


Hutch
LOL..and there you have it...

redvictor
10-16-2010, 02:30 AM
that body looks awesome
Thank you. It took 8 months of work to get that.:smt023
Cheers Coops,appreciate your comments fella.

nukebanana
10-16-2010, 04:46 AM
Dear Andy:
Your car looks great, can't wait till its done. Nicest street car I have ever seen, (beside the banana). Was supposed to go to MIR this weekend, but was rained out again, they are going to try and run next weekend hopefully warm enough. Hows Scotty making out, any snow up there yet? Keep up the good work Andy the end is in site, your not going to paint it yellow are you?
Boo King

Scotty 2
10-16-2010, 06:28 AM
Dear Andy:
Your car looks great, can't wait till its done. Nicest street car I have ever seen, (beside the banana). Was supposed to go to MIR this weekend, but was rained out again, they are going to try and run next weekend hopefully warm enough. Hows Scotty making out, any snow up there yet? Keep up the good work Andy the end is in site, your not going to paint it yellow are you?
Boo King
No snow here Boo 8 degrees @ 6.30 am. Mine is parked for the year ......lookin for a new caaaaaa

redvictor
10-16-2010, 08:53 AM
Dear Andy:
Your car looks great, can't wait till its done. Nicest street car I have ever seen, (beside the banana). Was supposed to go to MIR this weekend, but was rained out again, they are going to try and run next weekend hopefully warm enough. Hows Scotty making out, any snow up there yet? Keep up the good work Andy the end is in site, your not going to paint it yellow are you?
Boo King
Thanks Boo,and i appreciate that you would think the banana was better..lol
I saw you ran 6's. Nice job fella.
I did think about yellow...,no i didn't..lol
Catch up soon eh?
ANDY.

10-16-2010, 09:33 AM
Saw your car when we were at John's a few weeks ago.
Long & low spring to mind!!!
Catch up soon,

Brain.

Scotty 2
10-16-2010, 09:38 AM
Catch up soon eh?
ANDY.

Blood Hell .....Andy does Canadian "EH" :p

redvictor
10-16-2010, 09:48 AM
Saw your car when we were at John's a few weeks ago.
Long & low spring to mind!!!
Catch up soon,

Brain.
Yes,it is low and long.... well more than the old version anyways.
Hopefully catch up soon yes.

redvictor
10-16-2010, 09:51 AM
Blood Hell .....Andy does Canadian "EH" :p
I need Boo to understand me..:-D
Plus all your words came from this BLOODY place...lol

Vanilla
10-16-2010, 10:13 AM
It's been over a month since we did anything to the car. I have been working behind the scenes trying to get parts in place for when we got going again.
We have a Firefox fire system http://firefoxind.com/firefox.html on the way,along with all the Motec M800 /racepak IQ dash/Pantera EFI coils and various looms and boxes on their way to us too.
Jon has started to install the turbos and 321 st/st headers. We've had to get a copy of the heads i'm using to start this procedure as unfortunately the billet heads are not quite ready.
As you can see it's a little tricky getting the headers in the space leaving room to get to the plugs and rocker covers. Although the car is 14" longer at the front it's still going to be a squeeze to get everything in and still be able to get things like the oil pan off quickly. Turbosmart wastgates are not in place yet.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre100.jpg
more soon..



Lookin good Andrew.... got one question though... With the Master Cylinder as close to the turbos, is there going to be a problem with the heat?




Vanilla

redvictor
10-16-2010, 11:37 AM
Lookin good Andrew.... got one question though... With the Master Cylinder as close to the turbos, is there going to be a problem with the heat?




Vanilla
Thanks Nilla. The headers will be ceramic coated and wrapped. Also there will be a heat shield around the cylinder. It is only the compressor side so the heat will be very managable anyway....

Scotty 2
10-16-2010, 04:12 PM
Hot car has to have hot brakes :p

Mark Walter
10-16-2010, 04:15 PM
Looking good Andy!

redvictor
10-16-2010, 04:22 PM
Hot car has to have hot brakes :p
I guess you're right,but not in that sense..:-D

redvictor
10-16-2010, 04:22 PM
Looking good Andy!
Thank you Mark..:smt023

Vanilla
10-16-2010, 04:24 PM
I aint going to dig through 17 pages of posts to find what I am looking for.. You got a site where I can see all the build pics???





Vanilla

redvictor
10-16-2010, 04:30 PM
I aint going to dig through 17 pages of posts to find what I am looking for.. You got a site where I can see all the build pics???





Vanilla
What are you looking for Matt?
most of the pics are here.. http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/

nukebanana
10-16-2010, 08:37 PM
So Andy with the build coming so niceley how long do I have to pull my socks up? You will be running in 2011 won't you? Shakedown 2011 ? Well Scotty, theres a man that likes yellar caaaaaas. You going to get a 2005 body style? Nice yellar one with black stripes and I hear Kassie makin them fords 900 ci? Get er done.
Boo King

Scotty 2
10-16-2010, 09:15 PM
So Andy with the build coming so niceley how long do I have to pull my socks up? You will be running in 2011 won't you? Shakedown 2011 ? Well Scotty, theres a man that likes yellar caaaaaas. You going to get a 2005 body style? Nice yellar one with black stripes and I hear Kassie makin them fords 900 ci? Get er done.
Boo King
I fucked up on a nice 07 yellow caaaaa:smt102...........Still lookin Boo:yawinkle:

redvictor
10-17-2010, 06:20 AM
So Andy with the build coming so niceley how long do I have to pull my socks up? You will be running in 2011 won't you? Shakedown 2011 ? Well Scotty, theres a man that likes yellar caaaaaas. You going to get a 2005 body style? Nice yellar one with black stripes and I hear Kassie makin them fords 900 ci? Get er done.
Boo King
Yes it will be running next year but shakedown 2012 is the date. Got too many commitments next year and i want to get up to speed like i said before. By the time that comes your socks should be around your ears and you'll struggle to see the tree..LOL

Scotty 2
10-17-2010, 06:29 AM
Andy ....Boo has rocks in his socks :p

redvictor
10-17-2010, 07:14 AM
Andy ....Boo has rocks in his socks :p
Lucky for me then.. I can't hope to keep up with the great banana car..:-D
You're up early btw..

bootsperformance
10-17-2010, 07:27 AM
:cool:Andy, the car looks great!

redvictor
10-17-2010, 07:31 AM
:cool:Andy, the car looks great!
Cheers Ed,no where near as far advanced as your monster though..

bootsperformance
10-17-2010, 08:19 AM
:cool:Ah shucks yours will be much faster though. Any predictions? I'm shootin for the sevens.

redvictor
10-17-2010, 08:37 AM
:cool:Ah shucks yours will be much faster though. Any predictions? I'm shootin for the sevens.
I'm sure you'll running 7's before me anyways.. mid 6's are the goal initially, then eventually 5's. A man has to have goals..:D

bootsperformance
10-17-2010, 08:40 AM
:cool:Yes we're driven knuckleheads. hope to be runnin in about two weeks.

Coops
10-17-2010, 08:41 AM
...you two fuckers should come down an' help me put my broken shit back together! :D

bootsperformance
10-17-2010, 08:48 AM
:cool:Coops! fuckin, Send me a ticket I'm in. But be warned I want to box a roo. and do an aborigine or is that the other way around.

Coops
10-17-2010, 08:51 AM
:cool:Coops! fuckin, Send me a ticket I'm in. But be warned I want to box a roo. and do an aborigine or is that the other way around.


That's the spirit.........but be warned, there's not much difference between boxin' a roo and doin' the other!

bootsperformance
10-17-2010, 08:53 AM
:cool:LOL

Coops
10-17-2010, 08:55 AM
:cool:LOL

Ha, maybe we should go to Wolverhampton an' go for a skid with Andy in his fuckin' noddy street car! :p

bootsperformance
10-17-2010, 09:02 AM
:cool:Andy send us tickets ASAP. I'll box the roo at the zoo. Maybe find some naughty tarts at the pub.

Coops
10-17-2010, 09:05 AM
............:p

I'm packed an' ready to go, beer is in the suitcase and I've got me false ID in case we get in trubble!

bootsperformance
10-17-2010, 09:10 AM
:cool:Oh we're gona get in trouble no doughts mate.:supz:

redvictor
10-17-2010, 09:18 AM
Ha, maybe we should go to Wolverhampton an' go for a skid with Andy in his fuckin' noddy street car! :p
Maybe next year fellas..
Lol @ the boxing the roo/abo comment..

Scotty 2
10-17-2010, 10:08 AM
Lucky for me then.. I can't hope to keep up with the great banana car..:-D
You're up early btw..
This is sleepin in Andy lol Besides Coranation St. is on from 7.30 till 10.00 :p

redvictor
10-17-2010, 10:17 AM
This is sleepin in Andy lol Besides Coranation St. is on from 7.30 till 10.00 :p
Fill yer boots then.. You must have noticed that it's grim oop north if you watch that tat..:p

Green acres
10-17-2010, 04:59 PM
Awesome build. Keep the updates coming

Jim Monson
10-17-2010, 06:08 PM
Andy, the 3 legged wanker spanker is coming along great!

........and Hutch cracks me up!

Scotty 2
10-18-2010, 07:52 PM
Fill yer boots then.. You must have noticed that it's grim oop north if you watch that tat..:p
It's the wifes show .........I just sit and screem Boody Hell at the TV :p

redvictor
10-19-2010, 04:59 PM
It's the wifes show .........I just sit and screem Boody Hell at the TV :p
That's what all the blokes say..:-D

redvictor
10-19-2010, 05:00 PM
Andy, the 3 legged wanker spanker is coming along great!

........and Hutch cracks me up!
Err,thanks Jim..lol
Yes,Hutch has a way with words no?

redvictor
10-19-2010, 05:02 PM
Update time...:D
Jon has been beavering away for the past few days on the car and has got tons of litle bits done. As usual he's made an awesome job of everything. He's particularly good at co-ordinating everything so nothing gets in the way of each other,and very importantly for this car is things come off quickly in case things go wrong and the engine has to come out.
Be sure to go and visit Jon's website to check out his talent. www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk
Anyhoo,first pic shows the Peterson oil tank with the quick release mount,for those take it out quick moments. Other things in view are the Meziere water pump,Aviad dry sump pump ( swiss roll) and the Pacet EFI fans on the Radtec radiator. They are (Radtec) currently making a custom trans cooler to sit in front of the radiator. The second pic is the other side of the tank and it shows the alternator needed for the monster amount of electrics this car will have,plus because it's going to drive a little on the street we don't want to be broken down at Tescos getting trifles for tea..:smt082
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre104.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre105.jpg
This pic shows the System 1 fuel filter (supplied by www.nimbusmotorsport.com) .This very hi flow filter is needed for the Waterman 20GPM pump which has a huge fuel flow. Nothing else will do the job! Also Jon has positioned it so it is out of the way and it's easy to drain. Thinks of everything he does.:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre106.jpg
Lastly is the priming pump and the turbowerx turbo scavenge pump. I'll have a better pic and explanation of that tomorrow. The priming pump is just a humble Bosch 044 and will just prime the system to make it easier for the mechanical pump to start the engine.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre107.jpg
More soon..

redvictor
10-21-2010, 04:30 PM
Todays update is more of the small bits getting fitted to the car. These usaully take the longest time as space is now at a premium!
Case in point is the Firefox 20lb fire system. Jon's idea was to have them in the boot so they'd be hidden away. Unfortunately they are bigger than anticipated as they have firing mechanisms at the front that add 6" to the length. This means that they have to be fitted here. To run in NHRA pro mod these are required to run down the track.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre112.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre111.jpg
Hopefully they will be able to be covered from view. Jon is not sure...
The CO2 bottle was a little easier to fit. This will actuate the boost controller and shifter pods whilst racing. For the street we will use an air compressor and tank for the shifter.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre108.jpg
Lastly the Turbowerx pump i mentioned yesterday. This clever piece of kit scavenges turbo feed oil from a seperate tank back into the oil pan. As the turbos are low the gravity that usually drains the turbo oil back won't be enough.
There is a better picture of the pump here.. http://turbowerx.com/Scavenge_Pumps/Exa-Pump/Exa-Pump.html
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre110.jpg
More soon and thanks for watching..

Vanilla
10-21-2010, 04:37 PM
Todays update is more of the small bits getting fitted to the car. These usaully take the longest time as space is now at a premium!
Case in point is the Firefox 20lb fire system. Jon's idea was to have them in the boot so they'd be hidden away. Unfortunately they are bigger than anticipated as they have firing mechanisms at the front that add 6" to the length. This means that they have to be fitted here. To run in NHRA pro mod these are required to run down the track.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre112.jpg
More soon and thanks for watching..



So you are now admitting you are building a Pro Mod car??? LMAO!




Great Updates...






Vanilla

redvictor
10-21-2010, 04:49 PM
I never denied it. A pro mod car that will drive on the street. If i lived over there i could build one like Rod has and run in outlaw pro mod events. Here to run in pro mod it HAS to be NHRA legal because that is what rules the FIA pro mod series run to. It's a ball ache, but they wont let me run in it unless every bit on the car is to the rule book.

forcd02
10-21-2010, 05:04 PM
Pro Mod-professional modifications, aint that right Frosty, lol-looking great

redvictor
10-21-2010, 05:34 PM
Pro Mod-professional modifications, aint that right Frosty, lol-looking great
Yea,you got it..lol Thank you sir.:smt023

25-5
10-21-2010, 05:38 PM
Car looks GREAT :partyman:

redvictor
10-21-2010, 05:54 PM
thank you,appreciate it..

Coops
10-21-2010, 06:13 PM
Mornin' Andy....keep at it mate, I'm stealin' a few ideas! :p

redvictor
10-21-2010, 06:15 PM
ha ha, don't say i never help ya..:p

Coops
10-21-2010, 06:20 PM
I'm returnin' the favour Andy, I hope this helps! ;)

https://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showthread.php?p=4943165#post4943165

redvictor
10-21-2010, 06:30 PM
I'm returnin' the favour Andy, I hope this helps! ;)

https://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showthread.php?p=4943165#post4943165
LOL...quality workmanship going on there... I wouldn't have filmed it for the world world to laugh at/see..:-D

Brian Brown
10-22-2010, 10:04 AM
Looks awesome Andy!

redvictor
10-22-2010, 01:44 PM
Thanks Brian,we're getting there..:smt023

Bob1320
10-22-2010, 02:48 PM
Just found this thread.. Looks great Andy.. The olny sad part is, is that you know Scotty,,,LOL

redvictor
10-25-2010, 04:00 PM
Just found this thread.. Looks great Andy.. The olny sad part is, is that you know Scotty,,,LOL
Thanks Bob. Scotty is ok,apart from he watches Coronation street..LOL

redvictor
10-25-2010, 04:23 PM
OK,it's the start of the week and Jon has been working on the car.
Firstly we have a major issue with packaging the more that goes on the car. This means everything is becoming more tricky to fit.
With this in mind Jon has fitted the wastegates directly to the exhaust housing.
This will mean that the Turbosmart 60mm wastegates will work very efficiently.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre113.jpg
At the rear the packaging is still an issue. Not fitted yet,the carbon wheel tubs will be approx where the WRE designed,Radtec made Breather tank starts. This means there's probably only enough room for a bottle of milk and a paper in the back.:D
Lucky the Exide battery is quite small,although it gives out 900 cranking amps!
We've used this type of battery for 3 years and it works great..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre114.jpg
More soon..

Scotty 2
10-25-2010, 04:28 PM
he watches Coronation street..LOL
She makes me !!!! :smt088

nukebanana
10-25-2010, 04:34 PM
The only way he can get a travel note according to Mcdunnah. He He.

redvictor
10-25-2010, 04:57 PM
She makes me !!!! :smt088
Yea,sure she does..:p

TomP
10-25-2010, 04:59 PM
Update time...:D
The second pic is the other side of the tank and it shows the alternator needed for ...

Don't you fellers call that a Dynamo ? :confused:

Car looks great and well planned. Are you going to making a Canadian tour with it? I missed the last one and i'm only 4000 miles down the road from Miramichi.

redvictor
10-25-2010, 05:08 PM
Don't you fellers call that a Dynamo ? :confused:

Car looks great and well planned. Are you going to making a Canadian tour with it? I missed the last one and i'm only 4000 miles down the road from Miramichi.
No we call a dynamo a dynamo.:D
Thanks Tom. A Canadian tour isn't planned at the moment.Only a USA one,which is probably as near to you as Miramichi is...

Vanilla
10-25-2010, 05:13 PM
street car my ass.... ;)



Lookin good for a British Pro Mod... Keep the pics coming Anderew...





Vanilla

redvictor
10-25-2010, 05:24 PM
street car my ass.... ;)



Lookin good for a British Pro Mod... Keep the pics coming Anderew...





Vanilla
You're only a disbeliever because it's never been done before.Just because there's never been one doesn't mean there can't ever be one.:smt023

Vanilla
10-25-2010, 05:26 PM
Aint been done cause I aint won the lotto yet... ;)




Vanilla

redvictor
10-25-2010, 05:28 PM
Aint been done cause I aint won the lotto yet... ;)




Vanilla
Neither have i fella.. You have to make dreams a reality if you want it bad enough..

Scotty 2
10-25-2010, 07:38 PM
I want I want I want :smt115

bootsperformance
10-25-2010, 09:43 PM
:cool:Go Andy you know It'll go on the street. I'm Looking foward to the video!

slammer454
10-26-2010, 03:31 PM
I think we need an obligatory Dan Millen style drive-through vid. :p

redvictor
10-26-2010, 05:33 PM
I think we need an obligatory Dan Millen style drive-through vid. :p
ha,you read my mind.. It'll give me a chance to show you how small the burgers are here. Kinda like one of your kids meals..:-D

redvictor
10-26-2010, 05:34 PM
:cool:Go Andy you know It'll go on the street. I'm Looking foward to the video!
me too Ed..

redvictor
10-26-2010, 05:35 PM
I want I want I want :smt115
Go ahead,build one.They're a piece of piss to build apparently..:smt110 :-D

mopwr2004a
10-26-2010, 05:38 PM
I think we do have one in the USA it is the 67 chevy II that won power tour that don't count??? what about Eddie's duster??? and there are probably a few more like Rod Saboury's vette. I think it goes back to a thread that was on here somewhere that asked what do you call a street car.

A street car can be any car that you are willing to tollerate and drive on a daily bassis. And will pass whtever safety inspection's you have in your area.

Redvictor 3 is going to be a cool car. But is it a car you would want to drive everyday like I do my dually to commute back and forth to work or when it is 30 degress, or 100+, or raining. I say yes I would but not as if it were my sole transportation.

Hats off to all you guy's that have the funds and the ambition to do a build such as this but hey you have to be real and wake up from that dream sometime.

redvictor
10-26-2010, 05:53 PM
Nope,no-one anywhere has done a NHRA legal pro mod that drives on the street. Only Rod Saboury has built a similar car but it's not NHRA legal.
Neither is Larry's,and certainly not Eddies. Look up the rules for NHRA pro mod..
It's pretty obvious it's not going to be daily driven. I've had this car for 28 years and it was my everyday car originally.Cars evolve and get faster and faster.This is the ultimate (for me) level.
I'm certainly not dreaming this fella,it's real.

Coops
10-26-2010, 06:00 PM
Fuck the legalities, everyone else does'nt comply...if it's got street tires an' you can back it out of the driveway an' onto the road it's a street car!

I'm gonna 'cut' some thread on me tires an' put mine on the street now too! :p

redvictor
10-26-2010, 06:09 PM
Fuck the legalities, everyone else does'nt comply...if it's got street tires an' you can back it out of the driveway an' onto the road it's a street car!

I'm gonna 'cut' some thread on me tires an' put mine on the street now too! :p
lol...

redvictor
10-27-2010, 05:36 PM
Todays update. Jon is at the exhaust stage.You can see where the sill has had to be cut for the exhaust because of ground clearance. The sill has been boxed back in to retain it's strength The fad at the moment for turbo cars is to use the gas pressure as downforce. Jon is going to trim the exhaust to suit the car when it is back on the ground and painted. Meanwhile they look like bull horns..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre115.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre116.jpg

Vanilla
10-27-2010, 05:39 PM
No.. you had the OLD car for 28 years... ;-)




But I wont hold that against ya...





I hope there will be a BRAND X decal on the car somewhere.....






Vanilla

redvictor
10-28-2010, 05:42 PM
Todays update is more of the fitting the turbos and exhausts. First picture is the turbo mounting.It doesn't look much but is actually a very clever idea.(Jon's as usual!) The turbos need to move as everything grows with the heat. We used rods and rose joints before but this not only supports the turbo,it allows it to move around freely but not droop. As an added bonus the bracket also strengthens the sill area as well....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre119.jpg

This picture shows the other side of the car with the turbo and turbosmart wastegate in position. The mounting will be the same as the other side. The "bull's horn will be trimmed later.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre118.jpg
More soon.

2ndfastest
10-28-2010, 06:05 PM
^Andy, You should be on a plane on your way to Orlando. What gives? Wish you were coming out.

redvictor
10-28-2010, 06:39 PM
^Andy, You should be on a plane on your way to Orlando. What gives? Wish you were coming out.
ah,i wish i was Tim.Too much work to do.You'll have to wait until 2012 when we take the car there..

frtlnrbuick
10-28-2010, 06:53 PM
Nope,no-one anywhere has done a NHRA legal pro mod that drives on the street.

I'm certainly not dreaming this fella,it's real.

That's not Pro-Mod...


That's Pro-MAD!

That thing is gonna ROCK regardless of what you call it.

Awesome car, Andy! Keep it up, I can't wait to see it run.:Kneel

Jim

redvictor
10-28-2010, 07:02 PM
Thanks Jim,as always i appreciate your comments.:smt023

redvictor
10-29-2010, 04:30 PM
Anyhoo,Jon's work today has again consisted of Turbo and exhaust work. There is so much to think about and do on this side of the car that it is taking quite a bit of time to get everything done and dusted..
So first up is the turbo mounting for the drivers side. obviously it mirrors the passenger side.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre121.jpg
This is how the turbo sits in the bracket.Neat eh..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre120.jpg
Last pic is the exhaust down pipe with a quick release mount which also allows the exhaust to float so it doesn't break!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre124.jpg
More soon..

frtlnrbuick
10-29-2010, 04:48 PM
Thanks Jim,as always i appreciate your comments.:smt023

I just like watching for all the cool ideas! :smt023 :prayer:

Jim

redvictor
10-29-2010, 04:55 PM
ha ha, you're probably not the only one..:p

redvictor
11-01-2010, 05:40 PM
Todays update. All the turbo/exhaust work over the last couple of weeks has been to start the bulkhead and floors. Instead of trying to make the exhaust and turbos fit the existing metal work it's been done the opposite(and right) way!
This is all done in steel as it's a requirement in the pro mod rules.As an added bonus it'll last longer too....
Everything you see will not be visible once the car is finished. The dash and trans tunnel will cover all the EFI and wiring,and the transmission.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre126.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre128.jpg
The steel sills are visible here. As explained before it gives the body a strong structure to be fastened too,and doesn't just break up if we get caught in a speed hump moment.:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre129.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre127.jpg
The fender filler panel will join everything up to the front end.That is done when the bulkhead/floor is finished.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre130.jpg

redvictor
11-02-2010, 07:27 PM
The bulkhead is now welded in with just the end plates to do. As you can see there is plenty of room for the mufflers.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre132.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre133.jpg
Turbos,wastegates,headers and mufflers all laid out. It looks like an easy job when they're all laid out like this..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre131.jpg
More soon.

vance hewitt
11-02-2010, 07:57 PM
looking badass Andy..........very innovative ideas as well.........I wish I could do that

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
11-02-2010, 08:06 PM
just plain bad ass...

redvictor
11-03-2010, 04:27 PM
Thanks again for everyones positive comments. It keeps us going..:smt023
Obviously the work is speeding up now. The plan is to get the car for paint at the beginning of December hence Jon working at a pace.
Today he started the tinwork and wheel tubs,a job he was not looking forward to as it's very complex. As usual he's making a superb job of it. The fit of the panels is incredible! The material is ali (aloominum..lol) which has a protective coating. They will be anodised when completed. Not sure what colour yet but it's a strong possibility they'll be black.
Take a look at a real craftsman's work.... The white lines are where Jon has swaged the panel btw.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre134.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre135.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre136.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre137.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre139.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre140.jpg

These are next. DRE fibreglass 44" carbon fibre wheel tubs. The template is the shape they'll be cut to fit the rear chassis.When they're cut to shape they will have a liner bonded in to stop stones shattering the carbon.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre138.jpg
More soon..

pistolpete
11-03-2010, 08:49 PM
Gees Andy.... for a bunch of poms the car is turning out great!!!! It really is looking the 'piece' and setting the standard...

Man, you must have plenty of time up your sleeve...lol...

Pete.

redvictor
11-04-2010, 07:13 PM
I wish i had time to do anything mate. Appreciate yours and everyones comments..:smt023
Todays update is more of the tinwork,or to be precise carbon work.
I knew Jon wasn't looking forward to this as i heard this morning he had to be dragged in with a rope...LOL
As you can see fitting these tubs in this narrow car is a bit of a task. It doesn't help that the rain gutters are still in the boot area. In fairness if we'd consulted Jon on this it would have saved some head scratching. It's my fault because i wanted it to look and act stock in this area...
The body shape also dictates an odd shape to the wheel tub edges.
First pic is the boot area looking from the back. The tub outline is marked out. No easy jobs here..!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre141.jpg
This is the piece that is sandwiched between the tub and chassis to tie in all the rest of the ali panelling in between the tubs.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre142.jpg
The marks you can see are the measurements from the wheeltub to the body. Such is the complicated shape that references every inch were needed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre143.jpg
No it's not broken! It's how the body comes into the tub at the base of the rear window and boot area. Second pic is how it looks fitted.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre144.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre147.jpg
A reminder what the car is about..:D This will be painted after it's anodised.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre145.jpg
The last 2 are an overview. There is still a bit to do but Jon has broken the back of it. It's getting a little cramped in there now!!!
Of course, if you need this type of work doing give Jon a shout on 01933 315236 or visit his website at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk.You won't be disappointed..:tup:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre146.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre148.jpg
More soon..

Bobalos
11-04-2010, 07:43 PM
Looks awesome Andy.

one thing though...........

this is a boot
http://timberland-boots.us/boottimberlands.jpg

this is a trunk
http://www.dealers.motortrak.com/images/4x3/L/LG10PXA-7.jpg

Just trying to help out.

Bob

Bobalos
11-04-2010, 07:45 PM
I gotta say, your boy John is did a bang up job of getting that tub to fit in there all perfect.

:smt023:smt023:smt023:smt023

redvictor
11-04-2010, 07:57 PM
Looks awesome Andy.

one thing though...........

this is a boot
http://timberland-boots.us/boottimberlands.jpg

this is a trunk
http://www.dealers.motortrak.com/images/4x3/L/LG10PXA-7.jpg

Just trying to help out.

Bob
LOL...It's getting confusing trying to post on UK and US forums. Bloody foreigners..:p

Scotty 2
11-04-2010, 08:05 PM
Bloody Hell the wheels on the left side not the right .....Who's going to drive it for you :p

7.3 DIESEL
11-04-2010, 09:49 PM
Bad ass for sure. Cant wait to see it done.

Bobalos
11-04-2010, 11:09 PM
LOL...It's getting confusing trying to post on UK and US forums. Bloody foreigners..:p

did you notice what that the trunk belonged to?? I could not put up a Chevy .................. took me an extra 10 second to find a vauxhall. LOL.

Bob

redvictor
11-05-2010, 05:08 PM
did you notice what that the trunk belonged to?? I could not put up a Chevy .................. took me an extra 10 second to find a vauxhall. LOL.

Bob
Thank you for wasting 10 seconds of your life for me..:-D
Anyhoo,final update of the week. Jon has worked like a trooper this week and got a very big job out of the way with the wheeltubs.
The first pic is how the cutaway in the tub looks like from underneath.The offending window and trunk (boot..lol) channels are visible.Remember although it looks flat,it is really curved a lot in that area.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre150.jpg
and with a panel from underneath.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre151.jpg
and looking from the top.Not sure how Jon is going to tackle by the window...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre152.jpg
a little blurred but the completed tubs in situ.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre153.jpg
Finally Radtec finished our custom trans cooler today.This is to cool the converter and converter drive.The oil in this gets to over 600deg F!! It's a high flowing crossflow core so there are no restrictions but with high tech in house designed cooling fins for maximum cooling.
If you need this type of cooler/radiator don't hesitate to call these guys,they are the best in the business. www.radtec.co.uk
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre149.jpg
Thanks for watching and more updates next week..

redvictor
11-08-2010, 05:17 PM
Monday comes and it's back to the build. Jon is still on the tinwork. However he has moved on from the wheel tubs to the rear floor. First pic is between the rear chassis. In shot is the battery tray and two curious holes in the floor..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre154.jpg
These holes are for the drain and the exit of the breather tank. Jon designed this very trick breather tank (fabbed by Radtec) to remove all the engine vapours behind the rear tyres.This is just incase there's an engine failure. It would pump oil out but behind the tyres,negating a potential bad situation.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre156.jpg
Next 2 pics is the rear floor from back and from the side.The space in the middle of the floor is for wheelie bar clearance.These are mandatory in the Pro mod rules.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre157.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre158.jpg
Finally a pic from above of the left hand rear floor,and right hand rear floor.The top of the breather tank is visible in the second pic.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre155.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre159.jpg

Not much room for the weekly shop,maybe just the paper and some milk..:D
More soon.

frtlnrbuick
11-08-2010, 07:27 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre159.jpg

Not much room for the weekly shop,maybe just the paper and some milk..:D
More soon.

I wouldn't worry too much, Andy.

You won't be having much time to read the paper in this car!:cool:

Jim

redvictor
11-09-2010, 03:00 PM
Ha ha..maybe not Jim..
Todays update is still on the tinwork,but now it's the interior floor panels. Pro mod rules mandate a steel floor for the drivers side which needs to be welded in place,unlike the passenger side which can be removable.
Obviously the swages are in the panels to add strength and stop them vibrating.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre164.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre160.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre161.jpg
This panel isn't welded to the 4 link brackets as the welds would crack under the flex. This point on the car has a major part of the torque/HP of the engine through it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre162.jpg
An overview of today's work. The hole in the middle is where the driveshaft tunnel resides.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre163.jpg
More soon...

Vanilla
11-09-2010, 03:30 PM
Stop the vibration?? Yer kidding right??? lmao!!!!



looking good Andrew....







Vanilla

redvictor
11-09-2010, 04:34 PM
Stop the vibration?? Yer kidding right??? lmao!!!!



looking good Andrew....







Vanilla
Maybe that should have been help..:-D
Thanks Nilla..

Vanilla
11-09-2010, 04:44 PM
Did you sell the old car or just put it in storage????





Vanilla

redvictor
11-09-2010, 04:58 PM
Did you sell the old car or just put it in storage????





Vanilla
Old car is no more.I pulled all the parts i needed off it then cut it up..:smt023

johan
11-09-2010, 04:58 PM
Man o man, with all the nice shiny parts for both street driving and Pro Mod racing that you fit in to that car I hope that you fellows have fabricated a SFI 25.2 chassis...

redvictor
11-09-2010, 05:01 PM
Man o man, with all the nice shiny parts for both street driving and Pro Mod racing that you fit in to that car I hope that you fellows have fabricated a SFI 25.2 chassis...

Of course! It would have been silly not to.... Webster race engineering have built everything from pro touring to Top Fuel and everything in between.:smt023

TurboDrag
11-09-2010, 09:38 PM
Man o man, with all the nice shiny parts for both street driving and Pro Mod racing that you fit in to that car I hope that you fellows have fabricated a SFI 25.2 chassis...
Look at the pics of the chassis....
it also looks like a tim mcamis design abit to me..

redvictor
11-10-2010, 02:06 AM
Look at the pics of the chassis....
it also looks like a tim mcamis design abit to me..
It's not a Mcamis design it's a www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk design. All 25.2 chassis have the same overall design as they're built to a set of regs that mandate tubes in particular places.

redvictor
11-10-2010, 05:43 PM
Todays update is further progress on the tinwork. First pic is a rear view of yesterdays picture. Visible is the rear driveshaft loop and 4 link brackets.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre167.jpg
The passenger floor was next on the list. Although this can be aluminium Jon says it's better to make the floor symmetrical with the material used. So steel is the preferred option,with a subtle addition..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre168.jpg
The addition is a aluminium piece that is quickly removable when the transmission needs to be taken out for service. Trying to take a transmission out in the car involves kneeling inside and struggling to pick the trans up over the chassis. With the panel removed one of the crew can stand inside and make the task a lot easier..!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre170.jpg
An overview of the passenger floor area. See where the panel is placed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre171.jpg
Pictured is the removable bellypan which serves 2 purposes.Firstly it contains any fluids that could leak all over the track. This could come from a trans or converter seal failure.
Secondly it allows us the drain any trans/bruno/converter fluids quickly and easily.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre172.jpg
And with it fitted.Visible is the Moroso 4 stage dry sump oil pan and System 1 oil filter.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre173.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre174.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre175.jpg
Finally ,and unbelievably we did something on the car ourselves today. Returning crew man Tony Grayston and I went along to WRE to see the progress for ourselves. This was Tony's first time seeing the car in the flesh.He was suitably impressed. So much so that he got the drill out and fitted the old rear lights,just to say he's done something on the car..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre165.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre166.jpg
The dash and transmission tunnel are next.

meus31
11-10-2010, 05:45 PM
awesome cant wait to see it done

Bobalos
11-10-2010, 06:07 PM
Andy,

you keep saying converter, but it looks like there are 3 peddles in the car. Maybe its just cause they are moved over so close to the door.

Bob

redvictor
11-10-2010, 06:09 PM
Andy,

you keep saying converter, but it looks like there are 3 peddles in the car. Maybe its just cause they are moved over so close to the door.

Bob
There are 3 pedals. You never know if there'll be a time for a clutch. It's also a good foot rest whilst not being used.:-D

Bobalos
11-10-2010, 06:13 PM
thats kind of what I figured.

Bob

Mark Walter
11-10-2010, 06:14 PM
Looking good!

ZERO260IN1
11-10-2010, 06:27 PM
There are 3 pedals. You never know if there'll be a time for a clutch. It's also a good foot rest whilst not being used.:-D

Time for a clutch?

Its 2010 , guys are running 5's with converters. :cool:

redvictor
11-10-2010, 06:38 PM
There are 3 pedals. You never know if there'll be a time for a clutch. It's also a good foot rest whilst not being used.:-D
I highlighted my quote for you.You missed the "A" and the "not"..:smt023

levers
11-10-2010, 06:43 PM
Look at the pics of the chassis....
it also looks like a tim mcamis design abit to me..
i said the same thing.

bootsperformance
11-10-2010, 07:01 PM
:cool:Looking good Andy! Can't wait to see it done.

redvictor
11-11-2010, 05:16 PM
:cool:Looking good Andy! Can't wait to see it done.
Thanks Ed! appreciate that coming from you..:smt023
Today Jon started tackling the dash panel.The panel itself is a 70's Dodge Dart piece that has been narrowed in the middle and lengthened towards the screen area. I did want to use a 67 Camaro dash because it is very similar to a Victor one,but it curved towards the bulkhead too much to use. This dash allows us to hide all the electronics and wiring out of sight as well as giving it a more street car look. It will be airbrushed to look like a factory style dash when finished.Thanks to Dale at DRE fibreglass for making the panel.
First pic is the support bracket to hold the top in place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre176.jpg
And the dzus bracket to hold it in place. The main thing is that it(dash) can be removed quickly for trans removal or electronics issues if they arise.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre177.jpg
An overview of it sitting in place. The hole will be the area for the gauges/indicator lights. That will be a panel behind the dash that stays in place when the dah panel is removed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre178.jpg
From the other side.Note a couple of munchkins trying to see what's going on...:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre179.jpg
more soon..

Brian Brown
11-11-2010, 05:31 PM
Looks killer Andy!

redvictor
11-11-2010, 05:48 PM
Thanks Brian,glad you think so..:smt023

ALEXANDERENT1
11-11-2010, 05:51 PM
Andy when do you think the car will be completed? I look forward to your updates, so keep up the good work enjoying it.

redvictor
11-11-2010, 06:04 PM
Andy when do you think the car will be completed? I look forward to your updates, so keep up the good work enjoying it.
It has to be finished and running a week before Easter.. :-Daw
Thank you for your kind words.

XtremeRaceCars
11-11-2010, 06:27 PM
Looks killer Andy and with Shane T handling the electronics and tuning it is sure to fly.

GoodFella
11-11-2010, 06:28 PM
Lookin' good!

redvictor
11-11-2010, 06:32 PM
Looks killer Andy and with Shane T handling the electronics and tuning it is sure to fly.
Thank you! Shane is a very clever guy and he's confident we can go quite quick.. :D
Love your avatar btw..

redvictor
11-11-2010, 06:33 PM
Lookin' good!
:smt023

redvictor
11-12-2010, 04:51 PM
Todays update. Jon has worked like a trooper this week and achieved a lot on the car in a short space of time.
Todays pics are a continuation of mounting the dash panel. When i first said i wanted a proper dash with street style gauges Jon gave me this funny look that said "you're having a laugh". Pro mods don't have a dash and gauges do they?
Well this one does! I had this vision of what i wanted and Jon has done exactly what i wanted it to be..
First pic is the gauge panel.This is mounted so that the dash panel comes off and leaves them (gauges)in place.Also very important is weight so they are the lightest i could get in the style i wanted.Not shown are the holes for the LED's that will be the indicator,main beam and ign warning lights.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre180.jpg
Brackets for the gauge panel.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre181.jpg
Gauge panel mounted in place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre182.jpg
Gauges in the panel. The style of the Auto meter gauges is the 70's look that i wanted,with modern internals.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre183.jpg
Dash fitted onto the panel from both sides.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre184.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre185.jpg
Next we need mountings for the Motec M800 and E888 expander box.The plan is almost nothing electrical will be seen when the car is finished. The reason that the dash is this shape is so we can hide everything needed behind it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre187.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre188.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre189.jpg
Most of the fuses and relays are integrated in this board. This makes for a neat installation. There will be more relays mounted close to this board.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre190.jpg
Looking behind the dash you can see how neat the installation is. No doubt when there are wires there it'll get a bit crowded! When we're racing there will be a Racepak dash logger on the steering column but it'll be removable for street duty.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre191.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre192.jpg
This is how it looks when you peek through the window..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre193.jpg
Finally after his hard work Jon treated himself to a well deserved trifle..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre194.jpg
All in all some great progress this week. Jon as usual has exceeded all my expectations.
Remember anything you want doing on your car chassis wise www.webster-race-engineering are your people..Who you gonna call? Jon Webster..:D

Coops
11-12-2010, 04:55 PM
Lookin' good Andy..........nice clocks! :p

mopwr2004a
11-12-2010, 05:00 PM
Thanks Ed! appreciate that coming from you..:smt023
Today Jon started tackling the dash panel.The panel itself is a 70's Dodge Dart piece that has been narrowed in the middle and lengthened towards the screen area. I did want to use a 67 Camaro dash because it is very similar to a Victor one,but it curved towards the bulkhead too much to use. This dash allows us to hide all the electronics and wiring out of sight as well as giving it a more street car look. It will be airbrushed to look like a factory style dash when finished.Thanks to Dale at DRE fibreglass for making the panel.
First pic is the support bracket to hold the top in place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre176.jpg
And the dzus bracket to hold it in place. The main thing is that it(dash) can be removed quickly for trans removal or electronics issues if they arise.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre177.jpg
An overview of it sitting in place. The hole will be the area for the gauges/indicator lights. That will be a panel behind the dash that stays in place when the dah panel is removed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre178.jpg
From the other side.Note a couple of munchkins trying to see what's going on...:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre179.jpg
more soon..

Andy did he make the Dart dash himself or was it a purchased item and modified? I sure could use one of those

wil s
11-12-2010, 05:06 PM
Outstanding..his work is top notch !

redvictor
11-12-2010, 05:15 PM
Andy did he make the Dart dash himself or was it a purchased item and modified? I sure could use one of those
It was molded off an original and modified for my application. DRE fiberglass is the guy who did that and i'm sure he'd make you one....but... it's a long way to get a dash panel..lol
It's not the cost it's the shipping.
Thanks Wil S. Jon does awesome work!

reedysride
11-12-2010, 05:18 PM
Like the Gauges Bit of hot rod feel to em:cool:

redvictor
11-12-2010, 05:29 PM
Like the Gauges Bit of hot rod feel to em:cool:
That was the plan..:smt023
Coops,we call them clocks here too but i'm trying to be bi-lingual.:-D

Coops
11-12-2010, 05:32 PM
That was the plan..:smt023
Coops,we call them clocks here too but i'm trying to be bi-lingual.:-D


Yeah I know, but what's that got to do with your sexual preferences? ;)

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt256/oopscoops/water_bomb_2_text1.gif

Bobalos
11-12-2010, 05:40 PM
That was the plan..:smt023
Coops,we call them clocks here too but i'm trying to be bi-lingual.:-D

does it tell time too?? LOL.

I like the feel of the gauges in there. if all the gauges work, what you gonna need the Digi-Dash for?? its not like your gonna have time to look @ it. LOL.

Bob

reedysride
11-12-2010, 05:46 PM
That was the plan..:smt023
Coops,we call them clocks here too but i'm trying to be bi-lingual.:-D
Stop using BIG words Andy he won't understand , he is a Victorian after all;)

redvictor
11-12-2010, 05:51 PM
Stop using BIG words Andy he won't understand , he is a Victorian after all;)
That explains it then..:-D

Coops
11-12-2010, 05:53 PM
Stop using BIG words Andy he won't understand , he is a Victorian after all;)


Shut ya whore-mouff...don't you have to come back through Victoria? :)

redvictor
11-12-2010, 05:54 PM
does it tell time too?? LOL.

I like the feel of the gauges in there. if all the gauges work, what you gonna need the Digi-Dash for?? its not like your gonna have time to look @ it. LOL.

Bob
They are going to work. The digi dash has other things like alerts,and a quick data logger. You're right though,the chances of me being able to look at it going down the track are slim to impossible :-D

reedysride
11-12-2010, 05:59 PM
Shut ya whore-mouff...don't you have to come back through Victoria? :)
See the Vic comming out of him;)














Not long now,Do i have tooooooo

Coops
11-12-2010, 06:06 PM
See the Vic comming out of him;)


Not long now,Do i have tooooooo





I'm pretty sure that I'll be out of town when you come through Reedy..............when did you say you were comin'? :p

reedysride
11-12-2010, 06:10 PM
I'm pretty sure that I'll be out of town when you come through Reedy..............when did you say you were comin'? :p
A while yet:rolleyes:

chevy 555
11-13-2010, 07:12 AM
hey andy ive been watching the build, why did you decided to have the kit from tim mcamis and finished overthere, does it work out cheaper for you guys.
i was looking at chassis builders in europe why did you not go to andy robson, hes built some real awsome pro mods, but hell tims chassis work real well ive got one of his 55 chevy kits with a 555 blown motor and its worked real well for me.
good luck with the build jeff

redvictor
11-13-2010, 07:38 AM
hey andy ive been watching the build, why did you decided to have the kit from tim mcamis and finished overthere, does it work out cheaper for you guys.
i was looking at chassis builders in europe why did you not go to andy robson, hes built some real awsome pro mods, but hell tims chassis work real well ive got one of his 55 chevy kits with a 555 blown motor and its worked real well for me.
good luck with the build jeff
I didn't have a kit from Mcamis,it's a one off Webster race engineering chassis,with the tube bent,cut welded by Jon himself.. We had an axle case and a few bits from Mcamis that is all. 25.2 chassis's all look similar because there's a certain spec they bars have to adhere too. I know there's stuff that Jon does that Mcamis doesn't.
I didn't go to Andy because in my opinion Jon is a better man for the job,plus we've been with him for a long time and everything he has done has always worked perfectly. The other pro mod chassis's Jon has built run 1.01 60ft with no power at all straight as an arrow. No chassis breaking tyre shake either..:smt023
Believe me,you'll see when the car comes out. I have 150% trust in the man and his stuff because i've proved his methods all work.

redvictor
11-13-2010, 07:40 AM
hey andy ive been watching the build, why did you decided to have the kit from tim mcamis and finished overthere, does it work out cheaper for you guys.
i was looking at chassis builders in europe why did you not go to andy robson, hes built some real awsome pro mods, but hell tims chassis work real well ive got one of his 55 chevy kits with a 555 blown motor and its worked real well for me.
good luck with the build jeff
I didn't have a kit from Mcamis,it's a one off Webster race engineering chassis,with the tube bent,cut welded by Jon himself.. We had an axle case and a few bits from Mcamis that is all. 25.2 chassis's all look similar because there's a certain spec the bars have to adhere too. I know there's stuff that Jon does that Mcamis doesn't.
I didn't go to Andy because in my opinion Jon is a better man for the job,plus we've been with him for a long time and everything he has done has always worked perfectly. The other pro mod chassis's Jon has built run 1.01 60ft with no power at all straight as an arrow. No chassis breaking tyre shake either..:smt023
Believe me,you'll see when the car comes out. I have 150% trust in the man and his stuff because i've proved his methods all work.
Thanks Jeff.

bootsperformance
11-13-2010, 07:49 AM
:cool:Hey Andy, Send me a ticket, I'll help out while on holiday.;)

redvictor
11-13-2010, 07:51 AM
:cool:Hey Andy, Send me a ticket, I'll help out while on holiday.;)
He he,you need a rest from all that work you just did Ed.:-D

bootsperformance
11-13-2010, 08:06 AM
:cool:Ok maybe next year.

redvictor
11-13-2010, 02:47 PM
:cool:Ok maybe next year.
It would be cool to have you over here Ed.:D

bootsperformance
11-13-2010, 03:03 PM
:cool:Thanks Andy I think so too, For a little while at least.

redvictor
11-13-2010, 03:12 PM
For as long as you can stand the cold and rain..lol

bootsperformance
11-13-2010, 05:52 PM
:cool:2 days seems hardly worth it.

redvictor
11-13-2010, 06:07 PM
:cool:2 days seems hardly worth it.
ah,you've been here for a whole summer before then? :-D

bootsperformance
11-13-2010, 06:31 PM
:cool:LOL

Coops
11-13-2010, 06:33 PM
Make ya mind up you two...get a fuckin' room or buy a plane ticket to KILMORE!! :p

redvictor
11-13-2010, 06:37 PM
Make ya mind up you two...get a fuckin' room or buy a plane ticket to KILMORE!! :p
Who rattled your cage? :p :-D

Coops
11-13-2010, 06:40 PM
Who rattled your cage? :p :-D

Haha, he called me a knucklehead Andy......I mean... HE called ME a knucklehead!!! :p

redvictor
11-13-2010, 06:42 PM
Haha, he called me a knucklehead Andy......I mean... HE called ME a knucklehead!!! :p
I believe when Ed calls you that it's a term of endearment..ha ha..

bootsperformance
11-13-2010, 06:45 PM
:cool:It's an elite group, yes

redvictor
11-22-2010, 04:47 PM
Todays update. Obviously all cars need windows.As usual i made it awkward for Jon because i didn't want bolted in windows,and of course the fronts will be electrically operated.The windows have to be made of a shatterproof material and because every window is a different shape to a std Victor it's impossible to get glass ones. So ,what could we do?
Step in Paul Davenport at www.plastics4performance.com His company specialises in making curved lexan and Markolon windows so that they fit without bolting them in.Instead.because they are curved to the shape of the car they can be bonded in to retain that standard look! Basically we took a set of std Victor windows to Paul,told him the dimension changes and he just got them done and delivered to Jon's for us.
Not only an incredible service but they are spot on too.
Obviously none of the original windows were the same size but they still retain the same curve.
So today Jon has been trimming the windows to fit the apetures. They have to fit EXACTLY to size because the window trims are in the body mould,where as before the windows would have sat under the trim,hence covering the window edges.
So first is the rear screen. The flange will be cut down a little before the body is mounted for the final time. Leaving more there helps keep the body flex to a minimum whilst it's off the chassis.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre195.jpg
an overview of the side and rear windows.The colour is just a protective covering(obviously)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre199.jpg
Rear side window.Again the flange will be cut down when the body is finally on.
The windows wil have a factory type black edge to them to make them look like a std window.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre196.jpg
This gives an indication of the 2" roof chop that was done.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre197.jpg
and an overview of the front screen.This is in it's untrimmed state.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre198.jpg
The other side window fitting tomorrow. Once again big thanks to Paul at Plastics 4 performance and of course Jon at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk for his unbelievable work on this car.

bootsperformance
11-22-2010, 11:49 PM
:cool:Very nice Andy. I'm still waitin on my and wifey's plane fare. She wants to go shopping while I help out on the car.

redvictor
11-23-2010, 04:32 PM
:cool:Very nice Andy. I'm still waitin on my and wifey's plane fare. She wants to go shopping while I help out on the car.
The cheque is in the mail Ed..:-D
Jon has continued on the fitting of the side and front screens today. As i mentioned the fit of the windows has to be perfect so there isn't any gap between the window and trim.To me it looks perfect!
The windows have all got extra clearance for the bonding material which when applied will make the window flush with the trim.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre206.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre200.jpg
And on to the doors. I know Jon wasn't looking forward to this job.As the front window are electrically operated the movement of the levers from the electric motor have to be perfectly in line for the window to go up and down without binding.
Unlike a std steel door everything has to be bonded or fastened instead of welded.
As well as that we don't want to add a ridiculous amount of weight to the dorr.
So to start we have one carbon fibre door with the ali extrusions fitted in place.
Note that the extrusions dont go to the front edge. The reason for this is two fold.
One we needed to strengthen the door window frame and the nearer the middle you can go the better it is,and two the window on a Victor is very narrow at the front,meaning it's not very stable in the runner. Putting the runner inboard slightly helps both situations.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre202.jpg
Std window shape to modified one(top).When all the windows are trimmed to fit they'll be sent back to www.plastics4performance.com to have a factory style black line around the window perimiter.That will hide all the flanges and bonding material.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre201.jpg
Now for the motor and it's mechanism.Want to take a guess at the model they came from?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre203.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre204.jpg
and as it's fitted to the door. The bolts won't be very visible when they're the same colour as the trim.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre205.jpg
and with the window in place. The corner piece will be filled with a carbon panel on both sides of the door,strengthening that area further and giving us a mounting for the carbon F1 door mirrors that my friend Malcolm will be supplying for us!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre207.jpg
There is still a few issues with angles of the levers yet so there's still a bit to do with the doors.

Finally some say he can feed 5 thousand with these fishes and some loaves of bread,and that he can turn water into wine...We just know him as Jon Webster..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre208.jpg
More soon..

bootsperformance
11-23-2010, 11:27 PM
:cool:Wow Real Nice! At the top Andy.

twinturbogt
11-23-2010, 11:30 PM
Andy that car is going to be nothing short of spectacular. You have some very talented help on that project. I can't wait to see it when it is done.

redvictor
11-24-2010, 03:03 AM
Thanks guys,really appreciate your comments. Hopefully some paint in the car in a few weeks which will make it look real again..:smt023

smallblk77
11-24-2010, 05:03 AM
Looking good, hope you keep us posted

Mustanglimey
11-24-2010, 05:57 AM
Amazing the amount & quality of work going into RV3. The last one was a jaw dropper but this !
Good luck with the rest of the build mate.

JCRVETTE
11-24-2010, 06:25 AM
still coming along nicely

Blownshotgun
11-24-2010, 07:57 AM
Can't believe there is more to the Bullit besides the Aussie thread!!;)

What an awesome build Andy & it's non stop action, very stylish...a definite one-off!!:cool:
Keep the up-dates comin'!! It's a credit to you guys!!

redvictor
11-24-2010, 04:24 PM
Thank you very much for the positive reaction. It's nice to know the others think we're doing the right things..:smt023
Anyway,todays update is a little shorter.The doors are still the subject matter at the moment.They're probably the most head scratching part of the build so far.
The picture yesterday of the winder on the door panel was just a dummy so Jon could figure out the angles that were needed to make sure the window went up and down straight in the runners.
This pic shows the actual bracket inside. This has also made the door very strong but still very light.The big round holes are just there to lighten and strengthen the panel.This will stop it from flexing when the window is activated.Superb work from Jon as always.. www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre209.jpg
A bit of a rant now. These head protectors are great when you are suffering tyre shake,or rolling over.Unfortunately having any side vision wasn't in the brief when someone at the SFI foundation said " i've got an idea".
You can't even make them quickly removable either. RealCute:

So now there's another item to be removed for street duty. :-damnit
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre210.jpg
anyone for blinkers?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre211.jpg
More soon..

Coops
11-24-2010, 04:27 PM
Head protectors?

...you'll have yer eyes closed anyway!! :p

redvictor
11-24-2010, 04:38 PM
Head protectors?

...you'll have yer eyes closed anyway!! :p
And my arse cheeks squeezed together also..:-D
Lucky they weren't $500 the pair..hang on.

redvictor
11-25-2010, 05:07 PM
Todays update. Jon has finished the door! Not bad at all considering he only started it 2 days ago. The windows go up and down on the motors perfectly which is exactly how i envisaged it. I knew i could rely on Jon to get the job done!
As you can see in the first picture the motor,framework and window all in place. The ali framework will be trimmed around the window frame so you can't see it. There is also felt in the window channel to stop the window rattling and seal the car from the elements.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre213.jpg
As you can see in this pic there's a hole in the window. Again another NHRA/FIA rule that any methanol burning car has to have a 4" hole in the window to be able to extinguish a fire in the event of a door not opening. Jon has made it a bit more useful by putting the inside door handle within reach of the outside. For me i didn't want the hole there,but no hole,no racing in pro mod..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre212.jpg
Finally Jon weighed the finished door. This is without the door handle which weighs 1/2lb. So in all they weigh 21lbs, which is not as bad as they could have been. One thing the doors didn't do before the framework went in was shut nicely.Now they do. When all the trim is painted chrome they should look like factory (except the hole which we will hide in pictures by winding the window down a bit.)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre214.jpg
Another superb job by Jon. It's now a matter of duplicating the brackets and framework for other side.
More soon..

Mark Walter
11-25-2010, 06:58 PM
Nice!

redvictor
11-26-2010, 05:16 PM
Nice!
Thank you Mark..:smt023
Todays update. Jon has finished the other door in less than a day!! In fairness he did reverse duplicate the other door brackets whilst doing the drivers door,but the man works fast i tell ya..:D
The first pic shows the passenger door finished up and mounted. Also note the fit of the screen. When the bonding material is used the window will be dead flush with the trim. This was all worked out when Wayne made the steel version for the body mold.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre216.jpg
Rear screen fit is the same..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre217.jpg
and an overview of the screen and windows again,along with the door refitted.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre215.jpg
Jon didn't strengthen the hinges until all the weight was put into the door.This makes sense because as soon as weight is added,the door fit changes.
So here are the hinges.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre218.jpg
Next is the first strengthening plate.This ties in the top chassis bar with the sill and the hinge tubes are welded to it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre219.jpg
The other plate boxes it all in so the door hinges do not move.It also tidies the area nicely.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre220.jpg
Drivers and passenger side finished. Just a plate between the post and the door skin needed. Once again another pro mod rule to stop fire getting between the a post and door.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre223.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre224.jpg
So,on to some of the other things that need doing.Jon told me about a really neat low mount bracket from Waterman for their lil bertha mechanical pump.He said it would look and work perfectly. He was right again!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre222.jpg
You'll have noticed the other cars in the pictures. Jon doesn't just do drag race cars. The Audi is a hillclimb car owned by Dave Rowe of Motec fame,and the red car is a Ford Escort RS Cosworth with a twin turbo Chevy small block for the street!
Basically Jon can do anything,with any car,for any purpose. You'd be mad to go anywhere else for your project. Webster Race Engineering (http://www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk) is the place.

TomP
11-26-2010, 05:36 PM
Now for the motor and it's mechanism.Want to take a guess at the model they came from?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre203.jpg


I will guess they are from a Bentley or something else huge and heavy. There are some much lighter setups available. I am using crank up windows ('cause i'm not gay) from a 90's Escort in the fiberglass doors for my Comet They are all plastic and weigh ounces not pounds. The Lexan bolts to a single vertical track and the crank is on a foot of cable so it can be placed in the stock location.

Here's the power one from a British site. The manual is lighter and simpler.
Other than that, SUPERB job on the car.
http://www.windowregulatorman.co.uk/escort%20window%20regulator%2090.jpghttp://www.windowregulatorman.co.uk/escort%20window%20regulator%2090.jpg

redvictor
11-26-2010, 05:51 PM
Actually they're from a Nissan Skyline and they don't weigh that much.There is framework in the door to strengthen it too which adds a bit of weight. I wanted electric windows because they are cool in an old style car. I'm not really worried about an extra 20# to be fair.
There's a bit too much cable on that system you have shown for my liking.
Glad you like it Tom..

frtlnrbuick
11-26-2010, 09:17 PM
The other plate boxes it all in so the door hinges do not move.It also tidies the area nicely.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre220.jpg


Droooooooooool...;)

I like the way Jon thinks.

Jim

TwistedKitty
11-26-2010, 09:23 PM
are they done ?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre208.jpg

good job guys...lots of cool fab work ! Ya'll are gluttons for punishment, for sure....not sure if you have any more or less sense than us, but keep it up !!

redvictor
11-27-2010, 07:45 AM
Droooooooooool...;)

I like the way Jon thinks.

Jim
So do I Jim,so do I...:D

redvictor
11-27-2010, 07:48 AM
are they done ?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre208.jpg

good job guys...lots of cool fab work ! Ya'll are gluttons for punishment, for sure....not sure if you have any more or less sense than us, but keep it up !!
They were done on the evening i posted the pic. With mash potatoes and veggies i think..lol
Thanks. If you mean by sense spending lots of money on cars for drag racing then yes, we're the same all over the world..:-D

redvictor
11-29-2010, 04:54 PM
A crappy pic of the electric window working..:-D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mibPdU-wSs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
11-29-2010, 05:16 PM
awesome
...

Matt Hill
11-29-2010, 06:17 PM
All I can say is don't tag a wall when it's done of your fabricator is going to cry...

redvictor
11-29-2010, 06:22 PM
All I can say is don't tag a wall when it's done of your fabricator is going to cry...
I'm not planning on it... We'll all be crying..:-D

redvictor
11-29-2010, 06:23 PM
awesome
...
:smt023

461poncho
11-29-2010, 07:01 PM
A crappy pic of the electric window working..:-D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mibPdU-wSs&feature=youtube_gdata_player
How cool is that :supz:

Mod
11-30-2010, 02:23 PM
A crappy pic of the electric window working..:-D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mibPdU-wSs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

hahaha! cool! :supz:

redvictor
11-30-2010, 03:40 PM
Thanks folks. We think it's cool too..

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
11-30-2010, 05:25 PM
more pics.. more pics...

Matt Hill
11-30-2010, 05:35 PM
I'm not planning on it... We'll all be crying..:-D

You better install a 4-Leaf Clover, a rabbit's foot, a horseshoe, and whatever else you can think of...

Otherwise I'll be flying across the pond with tissues.

That car is sweet!

redvictor
11-30-2010, 05:52 PM
You better install a 4-Leaf Clover, a rabbit's foot, a horseshoe, and whatever else you can think of...

Otherwise I'll be flying across the pond with tissues.

That car is sweet!
Ha ha, fingers and legs crossed also...:-D
Glad you like it anyways...
Todays update is something different. Jon and I were not too happy with the way the rear shock absorbers felt when they were being fitted. They are Santhuff shocks, which are the ones to use (apparently) but they were a only a "good" second hand pair.
Jon suggested checking them and suggested a company called www.shiftec.com
So we went along to see Alex at Shiftec to see if he could help us.
Alex took the shocks and tested them on his Ohlins shock dyno,and low and behold they were 30% different between the two!! This would have made the car do very odd things that we could have spent lot of runs finding out what was wrong.
So Alex took the shocks apart and rebuilt them,then tested them on the dyno again. This time they were very well matched.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/shiftecshocker001.jpg
This pic is blurred because we wanted to get the picture of it moving at speed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/shiftecshocker002.jpg
A big thanks to Alex for his time and work on the shocks. He feels that he can make a much better job of the shocks by custom making a set for us. That is in the pipeline.
More soon.

KenB
11-30-2010, 06:11 PM
Ha ha, fingers and legs crossed also...:-D
Glad you like it anyways...
Todays update is something different. Jon and I were not too happy with the way the rear shock absorbers felt when they were being fitted. They are Santhuff shocks, which are the ones to use (apparently) but they were a only a "good" second hand pair.
Jon suggested checking them and suggested a company called www.shiftec.com
So we went along to see Alex at Shiftec to see if he could help us.
Alex took the shocks and tested them on his Ohlins shock dyno,and low and behold they were 30% different between the two!! This would have made the car do very odd things that we could have spent lot of runs finding out what was wrong.
So Alex took the shocks apart and rebuilt them,then tested them on the dyno again. This time they were very well matched.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/shiftecshocker001.jpg
This pic is blurred because we wanted to get the picture of it moving at speed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/shiftecshocker002.jpg
A big thanks to Alex for his time and work on the shocks. He feels that he can make a much better job of the shocks by custom making a set for us. That is in the pipeline.
More soon.

Probably one of the must under used devices on drag cars. We wouldn't think about putting a serious effort road race car on the track without a shock dyno.

redvictor
11-30-2010, 06:25 PM
Probably one of the must under used devices on drag cars. We wouldn't think about putting a serious effort road race car on the track without a shock dyno.
He he,we're a serious drag racing team with a serious car..:smt023

thisisnotcoops
11-30-2010, 07:02 PM
He he,we're a serious drag racing team with a serious car..:smt023


Just look what you've done to that noddy car.....yer a fuckin' disgrace!! :p

redvictor
12-01-2010, 02:57 AM
Just look what you've done to that noddy car.....yer a fuckin' disgrace!! :p
If you'd have been Coops then i'd just laugh that off. As you're clearly not then :finga: :p :-D

redvictor
12-06-2010, 06:35 PM
Jon spent last week concentrating on some of his other work (we're not his only customer..lol)
This week he is starting on the little bits and pieces that usually take for ever to do.
First up is the battery cut off switch. Easy you say? er no..
This is a dual pole switch for EFI so it's a bit more bulky than usual. Add the fact i wanted a lever to be able to switch it on and off in the cockpit,and to make it doubly hard in the pro mod rules there has to be a pneumatic cylinder to turn the ign off if the fire extinguishers are actived...phew. Way to make an easy job into a hard one!
So Jon spends quite a few hours figuring out lever angles,rods and such..
Just visible in the first pic behind the Radtec made breather tank is the cut off switch.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre227.jpg
And the lever by the driver to switch it off manually,with the pneumatic cylinder adjacent to it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre226.jpg
and the lever outside. This is close to the parachutes hence the length.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre228.jpg
Due this week is the Motec boxes and wiring harness from www.fastmotorsports.com (and thanks to Steve at Nimbus Motorsport), the new rear disc brake calipers and handbrake calipers from http://www.hispecmotorsport.co.uk/ so Jon can get on with mocking them up,and the completed windows will be going back to www.plastics4performance.com for the border around the windows.
All we need are the heads and intake manifold and it would all be gravy..
More soon.

redvictor
12-08-2010, 06:06 PM
Todays update is more little bits being finished off. There's a list as long as your arm of these to be done.
Firstly the shut off lever is finished(apart from plumbing.)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre235.jpg
The slot is needed for the movement of the rod.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre233.jpg
The battery charger posts in place.These are turn to lock to stop anything shorting out the post.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre234.jpg
Conveniently placed so the battery leads are kept as short as possible.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre232.jpg
And the Radtec trans cooler. Looks like a radiator no?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre230.jpg
No,because here's the rad in comparison..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre231.jpg
Finally a front view of the engine with all the things there now co ordinated into their respective places. Plumbing is going to be very tricky as we have fuel,oil,water and trans piping all in the same place...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre229.jpg
More soon..

GoodFella
12-08-2010, 06:16 PM
Looking good!

bootsperformance
12-08-2010, 07:24 PM
:cool:Looking good Andy!

redvictor
12-11-2010, 08:50 AM
Thanks fella's :smt023
A monster update today because i was to tired to upload the pics until 12.30 am last night!
Firstly all my data sensors turned up from www.scatts.co.uk. These will be giving me data from various pressure sources,inc oil,water and trans temp, oil and trans pressure, Boost/vacuum pressure,shock absorber movement (downforce),engine exhaust temperature,turbo back pressure,post turbo temperature and not shown turbo impeller speed.I'll show that when it's been fitted into the turbo housing.
As i mentioned before this data is critical for knowing what is happening to the car as it goes down the track.
Lucky for me i've known Glen Marriot from Scatts for a while and having his input for these sensors is very good news for the team.
Firstly the array of sensors that came in the box. Pressure and temp in the foreground,exhaust temp sensors around them.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/scattssensors002.jpg
shocks sensors all round plus a spare for each end.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/scattssensors003.jpg
Finally the exhaust temp sensor close up. I pinched a pic from Scatts site because i never had a clear pic of one.These are inconel sensors that are very accurate,perfect for what we need.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/scattssensor002.jpg
More soon...

Coops
12-11-2010, 09:03 AM
Sweet Andy.............:p

redvictor
12-11-2010, 09:45 AM
Cheers Coops..:smt023

Part 2 of todays update....
Jon has been working like a trojan this week.Firstly to try and finish up the Firefox 20lb fire system that we have to install as part of the pro mod regs. 15lb of extinguishant has to go into the engine bay,and 5lb in the drivers compartment.
Here is the placement of the 3 nozzles in the engine bay.The first 2 are directed at the turbos and manifolds.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre249.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre248.jpg
This one is at the fuel pump and fuel lines area.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre247.jpg
and the drivers area.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre246.jpg
The interior and exterior activation levers.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre244.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre245.jpg
There is just the stainless steel tubing and ends to fit and the fire system will be done.
Moving swiftly on,the Motec box of goodies arrived at Jon's from Nimbus motorsports(Ta Steve!) and straight away Jon got on with working out where the wiring and fittings should go.
There is a LOT of wiring! This means it all has to be co-ordinted perfectly so it doesn't look like a bowl of spaghetti.
Firstly 2 of the mil-spec connectors for the engine electrics.These are quick disconnect for thos "oh s**t,we dropped a rod" moments..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre237.jpg
A view of the amount of wires that the engine needs.This is half of them! Obviously when they're all terminated it'll look a lot neater. That will Dave Rowe at www.epsmotorsport.com job.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre250.jpg
The data connector for the Motec M800.This allows us to download the data on to our laptop for evaluation.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre239.jpg
The wiring above the dash for some of the electronics.Also a gratutous shot of the dash with the little LED warning lights in place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre240.jpg
We also have a racepak dash for displaying the sensors and various other functions in real time. What i didn't want was to spoil the look of the period style dash so Jon mounted it here.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre241.jpg
It will be visible to me when sitting in the seat but not whilst on the move.
For racing i have warning lights and a shift light in my eye line.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre243.jpg
Finally we got the old wiper motor and made it fit nicely. We were planning on using a new one but it didn't look nice or fit well.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre236.jpg
It'll look a lot neater with a cover over it.Notice a better view of the mil-spec connectors.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre251.jpg
That's it! More next week.

Vanilla
12-11-2010, 10:37 AM
Nice dude... but why does a street car need a fire system... ;)





Vanilla

95mmRenegade
12-11-2010, 10:43 AM
DAMN, no expense spared in this build, very very nice work.

redvictor
12-11-2010, 10:46 AM
Nice dude... but why does a street car need a fire system... ;)





Vanilla
yawn... i know you're trying to wind me up. :finga:

redvictor
12-11-2010, 10:49 AM
DAMN, no expense spared in this build, very very nice work.
Thank you. As it's the last version i'm ever doing i thought it would be rude not to get the best i could afford,and not afford..lol

frtlnrbuick
12-11-2010, 01:25 PM
Nice dude... but why does a street car need a fire system... ;)

Got to agree with Vanilla here.:rolleyes:

Andy:

I am starting to think this thing is actually done and you are just teasing us; there is no way you guys can be doing all this and Jon is still working on other cars.:smt110

I am sooooo jealous, I can't wait to see it run. I am living vicariously through this project because I will never be able to do it my self.:-damnit

Thanks for sharing so much.

Cheers!

Jim

redvictor
12-11-2010, 07:53 PM
Got to agree with Vanilla here.:rolleyes:

Andy:

I am starting to think this thing is actually done and you are just teasing us; there is no way you guys can be doing all this and Jon is still working on other cars.:smt110

I am sooooo jealous, I can't wait to see it run. I am living vicariously through this project because I will never be able to do it my self.:-damnit

Thanks for sharing so much.

Cheers!

Jim
Thanks Jim,appreciate it.
OK,one more time for people who missed it the few times i've said it in this build thread.. The street car aspect of the car DOESN'T need a fire system. However to run to NHRA pro modified rules,which in Europe you have to do you DO need a 20lb fire system to compete.
This NEVER DONE BEFORE IN THE WORLD PROJECT IS TO HAVE A STREET LEGAL CAR THAT CAN RUN RESPECTABLE TIMES IN the FIA AND UK PRO MODIFIED CLASS. That means mid to low 6's.
Wether it's anyones opinion that it isn't a street car doesn't matter to me.It'll drive on the street and we'll have video to prove it when it does.
It's not a pump gas drags car, or a drag week car, or even a UK street eliminator car,but it is a street car because it'll be taxed,insured and drive on the street. If anyone would like me to change that i have a paypal account where you can deposit your cash to pay Jon to change it to your style. :-D
Hopefully that clears things up. :smt023

Coops
12-11-2010, 08:02 PM
Thanks Jim,appreciate it.
OK,one more time for people who missed it the few times i've said it in this build thread.. The street car aspect of the car DOESN'T need a fire system. However to run to NHRA pro modified rules,which in Europe you have to do you DO need a 20lb fire system to compete.
This NEVER DONE BEFORE IN THE WORLD PROJECT IS TO HAVE A STREET LEGAL CAR THAT CAN RUN RESPECTABLE TIMES IN the FIA AND UK PRO MODIFIED CLASS. That means mid to low 6's.
Wether it's anyones opinion that it isn't a street car doesn't matter to me.It'll drive on the street and we'll have video to prove it when it does.
It's not a pump gas drags car, or a drag week car, or even a UK street eliminator car,but it is a street car because it'll be taxed,insured and drive on the street. If anyone would like me to change that i have a paypal account where you can deposit your cash to pay Jon to change it to your style. :-D
Hopefully that clears things up. :smt023



Haha, that's a nice way of sayin' fuck off!! :p

......put some grab handles on the passenger side for me 'n Ed will ya?

redvictor
12-11-2010, 08:09 PM
Haha, that's a nice way of sayin' fuck off!! :p

......put some grab handles on the passenger side for me 'n Ed will ya?
You know me Coops,polite till the last..:-D
There'll be a 6 point harness for you and Ed..

Coops
12-11-2010, 08:12 PM
You know me Coops,polite till the last..:-D
There'll be a 6 point harness for you and Ed..



..as long as it's 'one at a time' LOL!

redvictor
12-12-2010, 05:19 AM
..as long as it's 'one at a time' LOL!
It'll have to be, for cleaning purposes.. :p :-D

frtlnrbuick
12-12-2010, 11:18 AM
Haha, that's a nice way of sayin' fuck off!! :p

......put some grab handles on the passenger side for me 'n Ed will ya?

I was hoping Andy would know that I was just pullin' his chain a little.:smt072

And, yes he can be a little too polite at times.

Jim

redvictor
12-12-2010, 11:37 AM
I was hoping Andy would know that I was just pullin' his chain a little.:smt072

And, yes he can be a little too polite at times.

Jim
Yep,i saw the rolling eyes bit. The reply wasn't aimed at you Jim,i know you've followed the build and can understand what we're doing..

Coops
12-12-2010, 11:49 AM
I was hoping Andy would know that I was just pullin' his chain a little.:smt072

And, yes he can be a little too polite at times.

Jim




It's all Andy's fault...he fuckin' started it!! :p

frtlnrbuick
12-12-2010, 12:30 PM
It's all Andy's fault...he fuckin' started it!! :p

:smt023

Jim:supz:

nukebanana
12-12-2010, 01:02 PM
Andy I believe its a street car just like mine different color. You tell them and we are going to show them.
Boo King

redvictor
12-12-2010, 03:01 PM
Andy I believe its a street car just like mine different color. You tell them and we are going to show them.
Boo King

Right on Boo!

redvictor
12-14-2010, 06:02 PM
Another big update today.
Jon is still chipping away at little bits in the vain hope that the heads and intake will turn up one day :rolleyes:
Firstly though a picture of the turbo speed sensor and where it will sit. Again this is supplied by www.scatts.co.uk and as discussed previously will monitor turbo shaft speed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre252.jpg
So back to the build. Like i said Jon has been chipping away at bits that don't seem very significant in the great scheme of things,but all have their place in the jigsaw that is RV3!
Another MOT item is a horn. The car has to have one but as usual weight is the issue.
Instead of the "Colonel bogey" horns i wanted (lol) we opted for a little "mickey mouse" one.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre253.jpg
The next 4 pictures show various breather and water connectors that will take fumes and water back to the Radtec breather/catch tank at the rear. These will do Engine,dry sump tank and trans breathing,and water overflow.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre254.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre255.jpg
This one doubles up as a breather tube and quick removable tank mount.Neat eh?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre256.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre259.jpg
Next is the front spoiler. Even though it is carbon it still flaps in the breeze without support.This will also connect to a engine pan making the underside as smooth as a baby's bottom. Aero wise this helps a lot.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre258.jpg
And from above. This ties into the framework for the front end.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre260.jpg
The amount of electrics and electronics on this car mean there has to be a lot of ground points.Yep it's a bit boring but i'm documenting everything.
These are some of them. Firstly 3 for the dash area.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre261.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre264.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre266.jpg
and 2 for the engine bay.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre262.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre263.jpg
Lastly a neat little idea that Jon and I both thought would work well.
A helmet hook (oo er missus). This saves perching it precariously on the trans tunnel while i struggle to get out of the car.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre265.jpg
Don't forget to check out Jon's website if you need any type of car modification. These pages show you how good the guy is at pretty much anything to do with building or modifying a car.
www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk
More soon....

bootsperformance
12-14-2010, 06:22 PM
:cool:I'm in for the ride Andy, Coops and I will take turns like the gentleman we truly are. By the way the car is coming along nicely.

redvictor
12-14-2010, 06:24 PM
Ha,thanks Ed. I know you did the same thing with your build..

Mod
12-15-2010, 02:12 PM
RV3 is taking shape, still here reading along.

Wonder what the total weight will be, driver and fluids.

redvictor
12-15-2010, 03:26 PM
RV3 is taking shape, still here reading along.

Wonder what the total weight will be, driver and fluids.
And i thank you for that..:smt023
We'd like it to be as close to the 2650# pro mod limit but i think we're pissing in the wind..lol
More likely to be 2750 to 2800,which is a whole heap better than the 3440# that RV2 was.

redvictor
12-16-2010, 03:51 PM
Todays update is yesterdays. I was too tired to post the pics as they took a while to upload to photobucket.
Jon was working all day on the car "just" to do these holes in the chassis. Of course you can't just put a hole in the tube as it weakens it sustantially. What you have to do is in the pictures. Very time consuming indeed...
These are all for running wires,cables and brake pipes through. We can have no holes in the firewall or rear bulkhead so this is the way that this is done.
I'll leave you to figure out which hole is for what cable/wire/pipe...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre268.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre269.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre270.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre275.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre276.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre277.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre278.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre279.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre280.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre281.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre282.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre283.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre284.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre285.jpg
Finally we need bump buttons for setting the valve lash. These basically "bump" the starter so it turns the engine to where we need it to be. With the valve springs used it's almost imposible to turn the engine over with a bar and socket.
These are obviously in a convenient position whilst one of the crew guys does the lash.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre286.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre287.jpg
More later...

KenB
12-16-2010, 04:03 PM
Outstanding. This is the best show on the internet

redvictor
12-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Outstanding. This is the best show on the internet
Thanks for that Ken..:smt023

Second update of the night and another round of not very exciting looking pics,but as everything is being documented they are being included.
These little tabs are Jon's very neat idea to keep cables/wiring all neat and tidy. As you can see the work a treat!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre288.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre289.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre290.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre292.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre293.jpg
More soon..

JCRVETTE
12-16-2010, 08:52 PM
Still lookin great. Thanks for all the updates. I know that is alot of work in itself.

redvictor
12-18-2010, 12:20 PM
Still lookin great. Thanks for all the updates. I know that is alot of work in itself.
Thanks Paul.. :smt023
Last update of the week. Jon finally managed to finish the bulkhead area off.
These wing filler panels are another pro mod rule that has been put in this year.
They are to stop fire entering the drivers compartment through the door gaps. Another thing they will do is stop rain getting in the door if we get caught in a rain shower,which in this country (England) is very possible!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre294.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre295.jpg
More next week..

Vanilla
12-18-2010, 01:39 PM
Andy,

Why no central ground that is run all the way back to the battery???



Its takin shape dude....





Vanilla

redvictor
12-18-2010, 01:50 PM
Andy,

Why no central ground that is run all the way back to the battery???



Its takin shape dude....





Vanilla
There will be a seperate one for the electronics that comes from the battery and is fixed under the dash.
Thanks Nilla..

redvictor
12-20-2010, 06:13 PM
The first update of the week and we're starting to put some of the old stuff back on the car.Unfortunately where the lights used to bolt into isn't there anymore!
So as usual Jon had to fabricate a mounting to hold the lights in place,without them falling right back out again when a breath of wind hits them..:D
So,first pic is the fabricated mounts,lights and light buckets.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre296.jpg
Second is the units fitted on with Jon's ingenious mount idea.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre297.jpg
and a close up of both.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre298.jpg
This pic shows the old indicator fitted in the front air dam.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre299.jpg
and the front view. The indicators are frenched into the air dam for less aero drag. As they were before they stuck out of the front 3". Dale at DRE fiberglass made the little boxes to hold them in so that they are flush. A little more tricky than you'd think as they are angled 2 different ways from straight,so the box had to be angled 2 ways as well.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre300.jpg
and a better view.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre301.jpg
The other holes are going to be used for either radiator/trans cooler air or turbo feeds. Not sure which yet.
More soon.

vance hewitt
12-20-2010, 09:16 PM
damn Andy thats looking really nice........

redvictor
12-23-2010, 01:05 PM
damn Andy thats looking really nice........
Thanks Vance...
Some important parts turned up in the week. The Hi-Spec 6 pot billet rear calipers with the neat little modular handbrake are here. They had to have the brackets drilled and an insert put in but they have been trial fitted and everything fits how it should. More pics when they are fitted on properly. www.hispecmotorsport.co.uk
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre302.jpg

redvictor
12-24-2010, 03:19 PM
Last update for 2010. Jon is taking a well deserved break,and so am i.
It's been quite a year with progress on the carrying on at a brisk pace.
A really big thank you to all the companies that are involved in this project. It sure wouldn't have got anywhere without you, and also thank you to all the people who have watched and added to this thread to make it what it is.
So not much work has gone on with the car in the last couple of days,but a couple of parts have arrived from the USA.
Firstly 4 of these bags turned up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre304.jpg
They will turn into 4 of these,which are supplementary injector holders.Primarily used for extra cooling of the intake tubes before the TB.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre305.jpg
And at last the intake is here! This has been ported at www.raceflowdevelopment.com
to fit the new billet heads that Curtis is supplying. Although the picture has been on here before this is the first time it's set foot in the UK.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre307.jpg
The www.wilsonmanifolds.com billet elbow and 105mm throttle body.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre309.jpg
So that is it for 2010. Next update will be in 2011.
From then we have 2 weeks to get the car as complete as possible for the Autosprrt show at the NEC. (PRI but in England.
Some of you know that we will be there in the PH show section,on the Webster race engineering/Powerpour stand. Hopefully we will get to see some of you there.
So have a very merry xmas,and a happy new year. Stay safe and see you in 2011.
ANDY.
PS, I couldn't beat your build Ed :p

Mark Walter
12-24-2010, 03:55 PM
Merry Christmas Andy...and as always...great updates!

bootsperformance
12-24-2010, 04:20 PM
:cool:Merry Christmas Andy, Hope all is well. Now don't kick the cruch out from under Tiny Tim and say hi to the ghosts of Christmas past,present and future I hear he'll be visiting England tonight.

the358bansh
12-24-2010, 04:48 PM
What type of coupler are you using from the charge tube to the throttle body?

redvictor
12-24-2010, 05:08 PM
What type of coupler are you using from the charge tube to the throttle body?
V band on the turbo end,Wiggins on the Y piece and Wiggins on the TB.

redvictor
12-24-2010, 05:11 PM
:cool:Merry Christmas Andy, Hope all is well. Now don't kick the cruch out from under Tiny Tim and say hi to the ghosts of Christmas past,present and future I hear he'll be visiting England tonight.
Same to you and the family too Ed. Looking forward to my break. Saw your missus got a job too! Fair play to her...
Apparently he will,i'll be in bed getting over this god damn virus i've had for a week..

bootsperformance
12-24-2010, 05:14 PM
:cool:Feel better bud. BTW The car looks great!

redvictor
12-24-2010, 05:45 PM
Thanks man,it means a lot coming from yourself.. :smt023

Coops
12-24-2010, 05:51 PM
:cool:Feel better bud. BTW The car looks great!


Quit being nice, he's fucked it right royally....in it's day it was the greatest picnic cars of all time, now fuckin' look at it there's not even room for a fuckin' sammich!
Anyway, I'm gettin' the first ride Ed! :p

bootsperformance
12-24-2010, 05:54 PM
:cool:A Coops you can have it. you'll need a barf bag.

Coops
12-24-2010, 05:55 PM
:cool:A Coops you can have it. you'll need a barf bag.


...I'll use a funnel and barf it down one of them neat holes in the tubin'! :D

bootsperformance
12-24-2010, 05:56 PM
:cool:Nice real nice

Coops
12-24-2010, 05:58 PM
:cool:Nice real nice


I'll let you go first Ed, what are friends for? :p

Coops
12-24-2010, 05:59 PM
You can be the crash dummy.....if ya make it back in one piece I'll go next!

redvictor
12-24-2010, 06:06 PM
Hey,stop bickering....lol
It's Chrimbo...

drag370
12-25-2010, 03:59 AM
Merry christmas Andy & thanks for sharing your journey ,I have been following from the start how COOL :supz:.
Man I bet you can't wait to fire her up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .:Party
drag370

redvictor
12-29-2010, 12:08 PM
Merry christmas Andy & thanks for sharing your journey ,I have been following from the start how COOL :supz:.
Man I bet you can't wait to fire her up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .:Party
drag370
Thank you,really appreciate it.
I'm looking forward to the fire up for sure..:smt023

33 fuel
12-29-2010, 12:12 PM
how far are you with the motor ? you get your heads from Curtis ? and one of those billet blocks from that place you posted awhile ago?

redvictor
12-29-2010, 12:59 PM
how far are you with the motor ? you get your heads from Curtis ? and one of those billet blocks from that place you posted awhile ago?
Still haven't got the heads,they're supposedly a week or two away,along with my crank and cam.
Block is my old Dart Big M with a bigger bore and shorter stroke. I haven't heard anything about those billet blocks for ages.
I see Tin Indian was in RPM this month. Looked sweet as..

Greg Kelley
12-29-2010, 04:13 PM
Good updates Andy - which injectors are they?

33 fuel
12-29-2010, 04:54 PM
The cast Block should work fine for now. A turbo promod over here of Randy Jewel had lots of problems keeping his shit together went back to a cast dart block and was running 6 teens this fall and the motor was staying together . So for your deal keeping your motor happy in the beginning
and creeping up on your tune up instead of busting up your $hit when you lean on it will probably more fun esp. for a "STREET CAR"

Indian went to a good home .Now Im back to a street car .

This new car looks good Hope you worked out the cost of this build at the chassis shop going in , your guy is sure putting a lot of "extra" into this new ride. You'll owe him alot of transmission jobs if not lol
Have a good and safe 2011 Andy take care.

redvictor
12-29-2010, 05:22 PM
The cast Block should work fine for now. A turbo promod over here of Randy Jewel had lots of problems keeping his shit together went back to a cast dart block and was running 6 teens this fall and the motor was staying together . So for your deal keeping your motor happy in the beginning
and creeping up on your tune up instead of busting up your $hit when you lean on it will probably more fun esp. for a "STREET CAR"

Indian went to a good home .Now Im back to a street car .

This new car looks good Hope you worked out the cost of this build at the chassis shop going in , your guy is sure putting a lot of "extra" into this new ride. You'll owe him alot of transmission jobs if not lol
Have a good and safe 2011 Andy take care.
The plan is to creep up on it anyways,and i always liked the iron block over the ali anyday.
We worked out a cost and then doubled it yea..lol Jon has been doing a lot of extra for us, and i'll be owing him a few transmissions for sure no doubt.:-D
Same for yourself Aaron. Maybe we'll catch up one day.:smt023

redvictor
12-29-2010, 05:23 PM
Good updates Andy - which injectors are they?
Thanks Greg. They're Injector dynamics ID2000's with a Waterman lil bertha pump at 120psi.

redvictor
01-06-2011, 05:50 PM
It's been a while since we had a picture update. Only a couple though as Jon is just busy trying to get things done for the Autosport show and really hasn't got time for pictures just now.
Firstly is the intake manifold trial fitted on the one and only head we have.
This is done to co ordinate everything that sits around that area.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre310.jpg
The next pic shows that the hood now doesn't fit and will have to have a hole cut into it for clearance. This isn't such a bad thing as it'll look quite cool with the elbow just visible imo.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre312.jpg
Hopefully more soon..

Vanilla
01-06-2011, 06:25 PM
You just need a bigger cowl..... I know where there is one that fits...




Vanilla

redvictor
01-07-2011, 03:17 PM
You just need a bigger cowl..... I know where there is one that fits...




Vanilla
If you mean your old one then it would over the top of the roof..:-D

redvictor
01-07-2011, 03:20 PM
Actually we've sorted the elbow clearance and won't need to cut into the hood. I also got word today that the billet RFD heads will be back with Curtis the week after next. woo hoo..

redvictor
01-10-2011, 06:34 PM
Apologies for the lack of updates but Jon has literally been flat out trying to get this thing all back together for this Wednesday for the Autosport show(PRI style and just as big). Pictures haven't really been his concern and i can't blame him.
He has sent a few tonight of the car going back together.
Firstly for the show only these grilles have been put over the inner light holes.
We're still undecided wether to use the holes for cooling or turbos.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre313.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre314.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre315.jpg
Next the www.hispecmotorsport.co.uk billet calipers and handbrake installed on the axle. Again these are not in the position they will eventually be. They will be around the opposite side and lower for wheel clearance.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre317.jpg
You can see the handbrake caliper clearer here.It's modular so it will fit to any of their calipers.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre319.jpg
Here again but this time with the tubs in view. Dale at DRE fiberglass has installed a liner in the tubs to stop stones chipping away at the carbon.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre318.jpg
Finally the gurney flap on the rear spoiler. It's just on there roughly. It will be trimmed after the show. In the background is another www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk project, a 1933 Willys coupe.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre316.jpg
Maybe more tomorrow depending on how up against it Jon is.

redvictor
01-11-2011, 05:21 PM
and the last update before the show..
The car is loaded up ready to go to the Autosport show tomorrow.
Today Jon and Graham have been working to put as much on the car that has been done as possible.
First pic is the neat mirrors we've used. Very aerodynamic and light,but necessary for the MOT regs..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre321-1.jpg
A couple of shots of the engine and turbos.These pics don't show how large they are.
Obviously there are no boost pipes on as we need the billet heads from RFD to make them..
Mirrors are in shot here as well.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre322-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre323-1.jpg
Finally with all the windows in for the first time. They still have their covering on as they will be taped in at the show. We cannot bond them in properly until the paint is on.
Big thanks to Paul Davenport at www.plastics4performance.com for getting them back to Jon's in time with the border on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre324-1.jpg
And from the back. It looks hard as nails imo..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre325-1.jpg
Jon and i agree that when it's painted it'll look a bad MoFo.. :smt023
Huge big up to everyone at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk for working tirelessly to get the job done in time again.
More soon..

dieseldr4
01-11-2011, 05:28 PM
looks awesome!! great great job!!

redvictor
01-11-2011, 06:37 PM
looks awesome!! great great job!!
Thank you very much..:smt023

henny496
01-11-2011, 06:50 PM
looks really good Andy

frtlnrbuick
01-11-2011, 07:27 PM
Have fun at the show!

Jim

racefab57
01-11-2011, 07:34 PM
Andy Ive said it before, its 1 bad MFer bro....DR

Mod
01-12-2011, 12:50 PM
Don't forget your sponsor stickers Andy. maybe whip up a sandwich board and mount them on there.


Looks good. Ya gotta bring it to SCSN Vegas this year, or the next.

Mark Walter
01-12-2011, 01:33 PM
Sweet!

redvictor
01-12-2011, 02:24 PM
Don't forget your sponsor stickers Andy. maybe whip up a sandwich board and mount them on there.


Looks good. Ya gotta bring it to SCSN Vegas this year, or the next.
Ha ha...your wish is my command. In the corner there..:smt023
Thank you all for your kind words..
Anyway,we're all installed at the Webster Race engineering/Powerpour stand at the PH show.
Just a couple of stickers to put on in the morning and we're done.
Drop by the stand and say hello if you have time,although it might be a bit of a trek..:-D I've seen some US companies here already. Titan, ARP, Total Seal, Ferrea, Dart, VP, Cometic and Joe Gibbs oil amongst others.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre326.jpg
And the front.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre327.jpg

frtlnrbuick
01-12-2011, 02:42 PM
Don't take offense Andy, but every time I see the front I can't help thinking: C-o-r-v-a-i-r.:rolleyes:

Looking good!

Jim

redvictor
01-12-2011, 04:09 PM
Don't take offense Andy, but every time I see the front I can't help thinking: C-o-r-v-a-i-r.:rolleyes:

Looking good!

Jim
Probably because the guy who designed it also designed the Corvair,Camaro,Chevelle and others... Wayne Cherry was his name.
Cheers Jim.

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
01-12-2011, 04:34 PM
that thing is awesome...

been following the thread since page one... and its wild to see all the metal work you guys did to make the plug... it was hard to picture a finished car....


this thing is coming along awesome.... cant wait to see it done...

redvictor
01-12-2011, 04:42 PM
that thing is awesome...

been following the thread since page one... and its wild to see all the metal work you guys did to make the plug... it was hard to picture a finished car....


this thing is coming along awesome.... cant wait to see it done...
Thank you. Glad you like it... I really can't wait till it's done after seeing it whole..

Coops
01-12-2011, 05:44 PM
that thing is awesome...

been following the thread since page one... and its wild to see all the metal work you guys did to make the plug... it was hard to picture a finished car....


this thing is coming along awesome.... cant wait to see it done...



x2...it's a class act all the way, there's not too many 'knuckleheads' around these days who would tackle something like this and maintain the detail and innovation that has so obviously gone into this build!

....it is built for the speedway isn't it Andy? :p

redvictor
01-12-2011, 05:51 PM
....it is built for the speedway isn't it Andy? :p
Yes Coops..Does it show..:p

Jim Monson
01-13-2011, 09:00 AM
Looks great Andy. Must be nice ti see it on the ground rolling?

frtlnrbuick
01-13-2011, 09:43 AM
Probably because the guy who designed it also designed the Corvair,Camaro,Chevelle and others... Wayne Cherry was his name.
Cheers Jim.

Probably should clarify my previous comment: I have been a Corvair fan since the first time I went airborne in one in the seventies.

He also helped on the Toronado; another great.

Jim

Mod
01-13-2011, 02:16 PM
Ha ha...your wish is my command. In the corner there..:smt023
Thank you all for your kind words..
Anyway,we're all installed at the Webster Race engineering/Powerpour stand at the PH show.
Just a couple of stickers to put on in the morning and we're done.
Drop by the stand and say hello if you have time,although it might be a bit of a trek..:-D I've seen some US companies here already. Titan, ARP, Total Seal, Ferrea, Dart, VP, Cometic and Joe Gibbs oil amongst others.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre326.jpg
And the front.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre327.jpg

LOL!,, Damn!. 1/2 asleep when I posted the sandwich/sponsor board thing, should have known.

Looks great!

Bobalos
01-13-2011, 02:20 PM
Where are the YB.com stickers you wanker?

Bob



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre326.jpg
And the front.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre327.jpg

redvictor
01-13-2011, 04:14 PM
Looks great Andy. Must be nice ti see it on the ground rolling?
Thanks Jim. It is nice but it'll be better when that paint goes on..:smt023

redvictor
01-13-2011, 04:16 PM
Probably should clarify my previous comment: I have been a Corvair fan since the first time I went airborne in one in the seventies.

He also helped on the Toronado; another great.

Jim
That's why you like the Vauxhall then..:D

redvictor
01-13-2011, 04:18 PM
Where are the YB.com stickers you wanker?

Bob
Some wanker never sent me any..:-D
Someone send me 2 and i'll be running them this season. We can be the YB car in Europe..:smt023

bootsperformance
01-13-2011, 07:13 PM
:cool:From one "knucklehead" to another, Looking good Andy!

redvictor
01-23-2011, 10:19 AM
:cool:From one "knucklehead" to another, Looking good Andy!
Thank you sir!
Some of the much needed parts turned up yesterday! we have been waiting a good while for them to arrive..
Firstly the tank and pump for the water/meth injection.This is a system from www.alcoholinjectionsystems.com .We have all the kit to be able to 3d map the system but are not sure wether we're going to map it through the Motec for less weight in the car.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictornewparts001.jpg
The 4 stage cam driven dry sump oil pump from Aviaid.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictornewparts002.jpg
One of the 2 cams we have to try out. First one will be this one from Bullet racing cams (supplied by Island racing)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictornewparts003.jpg
And one of Winberg's finest billet crankshafts..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictornewparts006.jpg
Our Strange 9.5" ultra axle centre section complete with pro *.** to 1 gears.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictornewparts005.jpg
We got word from www.raceflowdevelopment.com that the heads will be done this weekend and shipped on Monday.This means we can get the turbo and fluid systems plumbed in time for tea. Well maybe not that quick..:D
Sneaky look at the rocker system.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/RFDtanddrockers001.jpg
More pics when i can get them.

qwiknotch
01-23-2011, 11:27 AM
Damn Andy.. wow

redvictor
01-23-2011, 11:42 AM
Damn Andy.. wow
Glad you like it..:smt023

Vanilla
01-23-2011, 11:56 AM
Some good looking shit dude.... like the *.** gear rearend....






Vanilla

desoto30
01-23-2011, 12:00 PM
mornin Andy, that is just one hell car. wow is all I can say

redvictor
01-23-2011, 12:22 PM
Some good looking shit dude.... like the *.** gear rearend....






Vanilla
It came with the stars on the tag..:p

redvictor
01-23-2011, 12:23 PM
mornin Andy, that is just one hell car. wow is all I can say
thank you kindly.. all we need now is to get it painted.

Jesse Lambert
01-23-2011, 01:12 PM
man those Billet heads look badass!

Rich_1028
01-23-2011, 01:49 PM
man those Billet heads look badass!
...Everything on there is BADSASS!!

comming along nice.

redvictor
01-23-2011, 03:52 PM
Thanks guys.. I can see a pair of those heads in your future Jesse..:-D

cboggs
01-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Andy,

I didn't have time to get you any more photos of the heads, .. but you have some I shot earlier you can use, ..
They are in the Boxes and UPS picked them up, .. flowed a tick under 500, ..

curtis

redvictor
01-24-2011, 04:47 PM
Curtis,you are a diamond... Take a bow,you deserve it.
I'll get some pics when they get here. :smt023

redvictor
01-24-2011, 04:53 PM
and a reminder of RFD's billet porn in it's early stage..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/rfdbillethead001small.jpg

Jesse Lambert
01-24-2011, 04:54 PM
Thanks guys.. I can see a pair of those heads in your future Jesse..:-D

yeah if the wallet wouldve allowed thats what would be on the engine now...maybe the next set...

redvictor
01-24-2011, 05:01 PM
yeah if the wallet wouldve allowed thats what would be on the engine now...maybe the next set...
go on..you know it makes sense..:D

Jesse Lambert
01-24-2011, 05:02 PM
yeah, I think the set we have already has alot of potential!

redvictor
01-24-2011, 05:15 PM
yeah, I think the set we have already has alot of potential!
As they are RFD heads of that i have no doubt...:smt023

redvictor
01-24-2011, 05:29 PM
anyway,time for an update.. After the show Jon had just a ton of work to do so he left the car for a week whilst he caught up.
One of my wishes on this car was to have the hood hinged so that we could just lift it up rather than have to take it off and put it on the floor.
This can be really useful when you have an issue in the fire up lane that can be resolved quickly. It's also needed to fill the fuel tank and to show people the engine bay at the shows we will go to.
So this is how we did it. Bear in mind you cannot just lift the hood as the arc of travel would mean it would hit the slam panel as it came up..
First the hinges..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre334.jpg
Then the bar for the hinges on the front end framework.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre335.jpg
the hinge held in place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre336.jpg
The hood part of the hinge as it is when it's shut.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre337.jpg
and in position when it's open. The hood opens at the front and slides back on the hinges to take it away from the slam panel edge.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre338.jpg
installed on the hood from the top.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre339.jpg
and from underneath.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre340.jpg
and the hood raised. Jon has to put on a hood stay instead of the usual broom handle..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre341.jpg
In keeping with everything Jon has done the whole mechanism weighs 2 lbs.
Jon is now finishing up all the small things left so we can get the chassis painted. The heads arriving from Curtis at www.raceflowdevelopment.com will allow Jon to finish the turbo piping and the fluid plumbing which is the last big thing to do.
More soon.

redvictor
01-25-2011, 05:25 PM
Again Jon is finishing up all the little bits left on the chassis so we can be ready to have it painted. These are the air jack sleeves welded in place. Notice the air jack in situ on the other side and the handbrake cables dangling in the breeze.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre344.jpg
and the other side.What these allow us to do is get back to the pits and plug air or nitrogen into the system and raise the car enough to put a real jack under it.
This saves taking the front end and wheelie bar off when racing and could be the difference in making the call for a round or not. These replace the big and awkward air jacks usually seen in the pro pits..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre345.jpg
And the front jacks. Although the brackets look substantial they,along with 4 jacks weigh 6 lbs in total.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre347.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre346.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre348.jpg
More soon...

JCRVETTE
01-25-2011, 06:23 PM
Once again, very nice. I love the hood hinges. Looks like the layout is on the fab table. I did a set of trunk hinges for a mini tub car we were doing and layed them out on the welding/fab table also. Left the drawing there as long as it would last to remind me not to do another set from scratch. :rolleyes:

redvictor
01-25-2011, 06:27 PM
Thanks Paul... I reckon Jon will leave an imprint of the whole car to remind him not to do another..:-D

cboggs
01-26-2011, 12:13 AM
spacer on it's way, .. and I see the heads are already on you're side of the pond, ..

billycart
01-26-2011, 12:17 AM
no empty rum bottle on the bench ???

redvictor
01-26-2011, 03:03 AM
spacer on it's way, .. and I see the heads are already on you're side of the pond, ..
Thanks Curtis. The tracking number never came through on the last mail..

redvictor
01-26-2011, 03:03 AM
no empty rum bottle on the bench ???
It's not got here yet Ash.....

redvictor
01-26-2011, 06:02 PM
Jon is still plowing through the little bits left to do.
Carrying on the air jack theme these first pics are of the nozzle and air lance for the air/nitrogen into the jacks. Actually i made an error yesterday.I said the air jacks would just lift the car to put a normal jack underneath. These jacks will be the ONLY ones used. They lift the car 10" and then there are extensions to lift it 20". This means there's nothing in the way of the engine/trans/axle area so maintainence is easier.
Inside the trunk area.This will connect to all 4 jacks.Not shown will be a adjustable air valve to release the air slowly to save the car from crashing down on the floor...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre349.jpg
and at the rear where the connector is joined..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre350.jpg
and the air lance..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre351.jpg
Remember the handbrake cables dangling? These are they going through the rear bulkhead..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre353.jpg
connected to this..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre354.jpg
and the view from by the door.Perfect to pull on from the outside as there is no park on this transmission.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre355.jpg
We had to abandon the idea of a "H" gate for the shifter. The throw of the levers is way to long to make a decent looking gate.Jon has had to have a rethink on the idea and is working on that now. He has had to relocate the shifter from it's previous place to make it sit higher.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre356.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre357.jpg
And an overall view. The lever on the side is the reverse/neutral/forward lever.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre358.jpg
Finally the new TRS window net came in and here it is installed. The way Jon has fitted it means that even if the net was damaged by fire it could still be released. There was a case of one that shrunk with the heat and couldn't be released because the buckle was tightened by the shrinkage.!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre352.jpg
The trans tunnel is next.Jon is making it from aluminium then Dale at DRE glassfibre is making a carbon version.
More soon...

redvictor
01-27-2011, 04:59 PM
Carrying on from yesterday and Jon has been tackling the transmission tunnel.
I outlined what i wanted and Jon threw that out of the window..LOL Apart from one thing...
The pics tell the story.Jon's idea is to highlight everything but keep it subtle.The towers will be both black anodised.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre361.jpg
The obligitary cup holders..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre363.jpg
I want to know what the square bit is.?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre364.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre362.jpg
and an overall view.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre360.jpg
These panels will be replicated in carbon by Dale at DRE fibreglass.
Another awesome fabrication job from the guys at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk
More soon..

pro66nova
01-27-2011, 08:05 PM
Sick sick build man. DO the air jacks have a safety?

mufflerguy
01-27-2011, 08:47 PM
Its almost a shame to throw that trans tunnel away!! Great build Andy!

cutta
01-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Again Jon is finishing up all the little bits left on the chassis so we can be ready to have it painted. These are the air jack sleeves welded in place. Notice the air jack in situ on the other side and the handbrake cables dangling in the breeze.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre344.jpg
and the other side.What these allow us to do is get back to the pits and plug air or nitrogen into the system and raise the car enough to put a real jack under it.
This saves taking the front end and wheelie bar off when racing and could be the difference in making the call for a round or not. These replace the big and awkward air jacks usually seen in the pro pits..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre345.jpg
And the front jacks. Although the brackets look substantial they,along with 4 jacks weigh 6 lbs in total.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre347.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre346.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre348.jpg
More soon...

These jacks are awesome and innovative! Love the care and keep those updates coming!

redvictor
01-28-2011, 02:27 PM
Sick sick build man. DO the air jacks have a safety?
There is a pin you put in place when they are down. Thank you..

redvictor
01-28-2011, 02:29 PM
These jacks are awesome and innovative! Love the care and keep those updates coming!
Thank you, we all apprecaite everyone's positive comments.
Rob,we decided to keep the ali trans tunnel today as the cost for the weight saving isn't justified..

redvictor
01-28-2011, 02:30 PM
I nipped down to WRE today to take Jon the Strange ultra pro centre section so he could measure for the driveshaft. When i got there these bad mofo's were there.
2 of the baddest conventional Big block Chevrolet heads in the whole world courtesy of Curtis at www.raceflowdevelopmet.com
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre365.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre366.jpg
Jon will be fitting them on next week to make sure the exhaust manifolds fit,and plumb the turbos to the throttle body.
He has to do a bit of a modification to the water outlet ports to make them fit the chassis. Not sure if that is being done before or after..
At last we're moving.
BTW,the car is absolutely awesome to look at and sit in. I enjoyed making brum brum noises whilst sitting in the chair..:-D
More soon..

redvictor
01-28-2011, 03:02 PM
that will be www.raceflowdevelopment.com

33 fuel
01-28-2011, 03:44 PM
hey Andy can you turn the head and take a pic so we can see the exhaust port? thanks

redvictor
01-28-2011, 03:52 PM
hey Andy can you turn the head and take a pic so we can see the exhaust port? thanks
A look down the port no. Curtis said no close ups on the ports. He doesn't want to give his secrets away..:smt023

redvictor
01-28-2011, 03:54 PM
http://www.raceflowdevelopment.com/images/heads/BBC/BBC-03.jpg
This is off his site..

33 fuel
01-28-2011, 03:57 PM
No just port location height .
I got a set of heads from him too , Believe me I got all the paper work on the "no show" too. lol
If not its cool .

33 fuel
01-28-2011, 03:59 PM
that's good enough thanks Andy
Curtis is the man .

redvictor
01-28-2011, 04:08 PM
No just port location height .
I got a set of heads from him too , Believe me I got all the paper work on the "no show" too. lol
If not its cool .
good call.... Yea,i got the paperwork and i don't blame the guy. There's a huge amount of R+D goes into making heads work.

Bobalos
01-28-2011, 04:11 PM
You mean my double camel hump, oval port, Caprice heads, wont get it done????

DAMM!!!

b ;) b

33 fuel
01-28-2011, 04:19 PM
yea for a conventional head I've never seen anything like them .Don't hurt them!! lol :)

redvictor
01-28-2011, 05:10 PM
yea for a conventional head I've never seen anything like them .Don't hurt them!! lol :)
I'll be trying my very best to keep them in the condition i got them..:-D

redvictor
01-28-2011, 05:29 PM
Although not as "sexy" as the heads things have to keep on being finished off.
The front framework has been tack welded together since August just incase Jon needed to do any alterations to it. Today he welded it up fully and the frame and front spoiler will go on permanantly. The spoiler will be bolted and bonded together(along with the frame)for ultimate strength as obviously there is a lot of air pressure on that area.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre368.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre369.jpg
The spoiler still in Autosport mode...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre371.jpg
Where the front fenders attach to the chassis is a high wear area. Jon has sandwiched a plate either side of the hole to stop the inevitable cracking that would occur without them. Once it's painted these will not be noticable.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre367.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre372.jpg
More next week.

KenB
01-30-2011, 11:21 PM
Again Jon is finishing up all the little bits left on the chassis so we can be ready to have it painted. These are the air jack sleeves welded in place. Notice the air jack in situ on the other side and the handbrake cables dangling in the breeze.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre344.jpg
and the other side.What these allow us to do is get back to the pits and plug air or nitrogen into the system and raise the car enough to put a real jack under it.
This saves taking the front end and wheelie bar off when racing and could be the difference in making the call for a round or not. These replace the big and awkward air jacks usually seen in the pro pits..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre345.jpg
And the front jacks. Although the brackets look substantial they,along with 4 jacks weigh 6 lbs in total.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre347.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre346.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre348.jpg
More soon...


Air jacks! You are killing me! I have always wondered why people don't use these in drag racing. I just got back from the Rolex 24 and was thinking it TODAY. And then I see this. Is there such a thing as a perfect car? I think there might be. Great job.

redvictor
01-31-2011, 06:21 PM
Air jacks! You are killing me! I have always wondered why people don't use these in drag racing. I just got back from the Rolex 24 and was thinking it TODAY. And then I see this. Is there such a thing as a perfect car? I think there might be. Great job.
Sorry for killing you Ken..:-D
Actually ,people do use them,but the ones they use are so awkward to carry around,plus they get in the way of removing stuff...
Jon thought it would be a good idea to make use of better technology and i agreed. There's a lot of monkey see,monkey do around and we don't subscribe to that.
Thank you for your kind words..:smt023

redvictor
01-31-2011, 06:22 PM
While we're waiting for the head to intake spacer to arrive after UPS royally screwed up by returning it back to Curtis twice (yea,twice)
Jon invited a company down to demonstrate their Faro digitising machine. Basically this cool piece of equipment digitally draws a picture of an area you need to make something in. Then (with the right software) it creates a 3D image of that area. That allows you (with more software)to make your component with exact measurements to fit the space it has to go in.
For us we needed to see what area is available for a turbo intake tube as things are very tight where we need to place it. Jon is in the process of negotiations with the company to see if it's of a long term benefit to the business. I must admit it's a very handy tool to have if you're making one off parts,in very difficult areas on a very regular basis.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre373.jpg
about to go into action...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre374.jpg
and what it produces..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre375.jpg
Jon is machining the heads next as we're having issues making them fit the motor plates.

mufflerguy
01-31-2011, 07:48 PM
We've got two of those faro arms at the toolshop I work at. Pretty cool technology..................at a price! They ain't cheap!!

KenB
02-01-2011, 08:58 AM
Sorry for killing you Ken..:-D
Actually ,people do use them,but the ones they use are so awkward to carry around,plus they get in the way of removing stuff...

Like pro jacks? I know all about those. I meant I haven't seen this style on a drag car. Very cool

redvictor
02-01-2011, 05:49 PM
We've got two of those faro arms at the toolshop I work at. Pretty cool technology..................at a price! They ain't cheap!!
You got that straight!

redvictor
02-01-2011, 05:50 PM
Like pro jacks? I know all about those. I meant I haven't seen this style on a drag car. Very cool
I know what you meant Ken. Yea,those pro jacks are kinda busy...:-D

redvictor
02-01-2011, 05:50 PM
Subject of the day today is finishing off things. I can't remember when we got anything for this car and didn't have to modify it to fit.
The heads came fully assembled and (we thought) ready to bolt on....... OK,maybe not.
To be fair it isn't Curtis's fault that we have a very tight package and what he thought would work actually won't.
So the next few pictures detail how Jon had to change the water port fittings from the back to the side so they would fit the engine in the car.
Firstly mark out the spot to drill. Even this isn't straight forward as it has to be exactly the right spot to make sure we have proper water flow out of the head.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre384.jpg
drilled and tapped 3/8" UNC.You can see those bosses we have to get rid of.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre377.jpg
and the same on the opposite head.Although not sticking out as much the fitting would have had to go through the motor plate. Not conducive for quick removal!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre376.jpg
And a dummy pipe just fitted on. The real pipes will be lightweight Goodridge hose from www.camauto.com.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre378.jpg
Both pipes on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre379.jpg
One set of bosses milled off. To be fair i just said to Jon cut them off with a grinder,but he wanted to do it properly...bless him.:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre380.jpg
The big boss plugged and milled.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre382.jpg
and the other ends milled.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre385.jpg
Job finished with the tools that were needed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre383.jpg
Once again Jon shows he's capable of doing anything.Remember to give him a call if you need anything doing on your special project. www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk

JCRVETTE
02-01-2011, 05:55 PM
We've got two of those faro arms at the toolshop I work at. Pretty cool technology..................at a price! They ain't cheap!!
Ballpark figure?

redvictor
02-01-2011, 06:06 PM
Ballpark figure?
£45k (x 1.52 for US $) plus the software upgrade at £6k :-Daw
You need to make a hell of a lot of one off parts to make that back..

psiV8
02-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Hey Andy, the level of craftmanship, planning and parts are first class mate.... Out of interest what does the air jacks system weigh and cost?

Regards
Darren

Prochamro
02-01-2011, 06:30 PM
One set of bosses milled off. To be fair i just said to Jon cut them off with a grinder,but he wanted to do it properly...bless him.:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre380.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre383.jpg
Once again Jon shows he's capable of doing anything.Remember to give him a call if you need anything doing on your special project. www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk (http://www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk)

I totally agree Andy, you put me on to John who spun up a pair of perfect aluminium Tial V60 flanges and a load of intake tube welding for me. Class act, professional, fast and an essential ally to anyone building a race/street car......

redvictor
02-01-2011, 06:38 PM
Hey Andy, the level of craftmanship, planning and parts are first class mate.... Out of interest what does the air jacks system weigh and cost?

Regards
Darren
Thanks Darren.
A total of 6lbs in weight including the brackets. £2k ($3000) for a 4 jack system complete with the lance,lines and air valve.All you need is either a nitrogen bottle or a 250lbs compressor set up. We're probably going to use a nitrogen bottle as space in our truck is at a premium.
$3250 for a set of pro jacks btw,and they get in the way of everything.

redvictor
02-01-2011, 06:40 PM
I totally agree Andy, you put me on to John who spun up a pair of perfect aluminium Tial V60 flanges and a load of intake tube welding for me. Class act, professional, fast and an essential ally to anyone building a race/street car......
Good of you to say so and everything you say is spot on.. :smt023

mufflerguy
02-01-2011, 06:59 PM
With the software and tech support, we have around $75,000 p/arm in ours. Very useful tools for what we do. We used to have to wheel all our fixtures ( however large they were!) into our CMM room for setting tooling up to nominal numbers. With the Faro arms we can easily set tooling and fixtures up right on the floor, in the machines, in customers plants etc. We can also double check customer supplied checking fixtures to verify they are correct, before attempting to build (waste time) prototype parts for customers. In a lot of cases we can determine that early customer supplied stampings are good/bad before we spend any time trying to build parts. Most times, early stampings are shit, and the numbers don't lie!! Saves us a lot of labour costs!

JCRVETTE
02-01-2011, 08:37 PM
With the software and tech support, we have around $75,000 p/arm in ours. Very useful tools for what we do. We used to have to wheel all our fixtures ( however large they were!) into our CMM room for setting tooling up to nominal numbers. With the Faro arms we can easily set tooling and fixtures up right on the floor, in the machines, in customers plants etc. We can also double check customer supplied checking fixtures to verify they are correct, before attempting to build (waste time) prototype parts for customers. In a lot of cases we can determine that early customer supplied stampings are good/bad before we spend any time trying to build parts. Most times, early stampings are shit, and the numbers don't lie!! Saves us a lot of labour costs!
75K, WOW.If I understood from the show correctly, it looked like faro was giving one of those to Paul JR (american chopper). THAT was quite a gift.

redvictor
02-02-2011, 07:47 PM
Todays lesson is never assume anything will fit ever..... After Jon spent all day yesterday getting the heads ready to go on,to his (and my) surprise the intake didn't fit,and neither did the exhaust! The exhaust we expected but not the intake.
This is a major blow as it's going to take a couple of days to put right. Not what we need right now.
I wish i could get Jon to do everything as he makes sure whatever he is doing not only fits,it works too.
This afternoon and evening he spec'd the whole fluid system schematics ready for Ian at www.camauto.com to come and bring the Goodridge hosing so Jon can mock it all up.
I really don't know anyone who takes the care and attention to detail than Jon does. I'm amazed at how he thinks of everything whilst he is doing the car.
Here is his comprehensive diagrams with explanations,pipe and fitting sizes. He's even got the angles of the fittings too!
Take it from me you need www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk to figure out your special project.
Oil and fuel system.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre386.jpg
Turbo oil system
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre387.jpg
trans cooler/bruno drive
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre388.jpg
Water cooling system
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre389.jpg
Boost reference system
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre390.jpg
CO2 system
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre390.jpg
Braking system
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre393.jpg
and Air Jacks
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre393.jpg
More soon.One day we'll get to do the boost pipes...

mcintosh
02-04-2011, 01:45 PM
Andy, Jon said I could bring my car into the shop when yours goes off for paint. Can't wait to see your car painted, LOL...

mcintosh
02-04-2011, 01:59 PM
Is the intake to heads and headers to heads issue an easy fix?

redvictor
02-04-2011, 05:51 PM
Andy, Jon said I could bring my car into the shop when yours goes off for paint. Can't wait to see your car painted, LOL...
I bet you can't mate..lol
The headers and intake issues are fixed now. Thicker copper gaskets on the exhausts and the pics below show you how he did it.
When you see Jon ask him about it..

redvictor
02-04-2011, 05:51 PM
Jon spent all of today modifying the intake to make it bolt up to the heads, and to make use of the front of the intake for a water manifold. Usually in a Chevy intake the water will run through the heads and into the intake at the front. These heads have no water passages on the intake side but from the previous pics we have to bring the water from the exhaust side of the heads to a manifold,and then from there to the radiator.
As usual Jon worked out the most practical way of doing the job.
We also called on our CNC expert Andrew Kenworthy of ALK engineering to knock us up some thicker exhaust header gaskets to allow the exhausts to fit properly again.
He is on that as i write this...
So,first pic is the thermostat housing blanked off(with a water bleed hole drilled and tapped) and a return from the intake to the radiator.The two big tapped holes are for the water return from the heads.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre394.jpg
and the passages welded up on the underside of the intake. We don't want to have any water between the intake and heads as it's a leak waiting to happen on an engine of this type. The intake face will be milled flat afterwards.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre397.jpg
And the intake nicely bolted up to the heads at last.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre396.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre395.jpg
So after a long wait Jon should finally get to start on the boost pipes next week, and that will enable him to put the final touches to the car before it all comes apart to be painted.
More next week..

redvictor
02-07-2011, 05:28 PM
The first update of the week and it's a long awaited one. Yes,finally Jon has been able to start the boost pipes from the turbos to the throttle body!
This will mean everything can start to come together at the front of the engine.
Firstly our CNC man Andrew Kenworthy of ALK engineering has got us out of the mire with a thicker set of exhaust header gaskets. He only received the sheet on Friday but he had them in the post today! You can't get a better service than that.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre399.jpg
And on to those pipes.
Firstly Jon has to cut off the flange that came on the housing to put a Wiggins fitting on.These aerospace clamps allow one handed removal of the clamp,to take off the boost pipe for maintainence purposes.These were used previously on RV2 and it seemed a shame to let them go to waste...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre400.jpg
and the drivers side turbo and clamp in situ.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre401.jpg
passenger side.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre402.jpg
the pipes up to the turn into the throttle body from the different views.You can see that Jon has tried to keep the pipes as symmetrical as possible(apart from around the oil tank).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre403.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre403.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre405.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre406.jpg
The pipes should be finished off tomorrow..

tim lewis
02-07-2011, 05:33 PM
Coming along nice Andy.

redvictor
02-07-2011, 05:51 PM
Thanks Tim..:smt023

Mod
02-08-2011, 03:28 PM
Looking good!

Thanks for the pics and posts Andy,,still reading along,,keep em coming.:-D

About the only worthy thread on the bullet right now,,lol.

redvictor
02-08-2011, 06:40 PM
Continuing on the pipe theme Jon had to figure out a way to connect the boost pipes to the throttle body. Easy you say...
Well actually no it isn't.Because the pipes from the turbo have one route(because of all the pipework needed below them) it leaves very little distance between them and the connection to the throttle body.It certainly doesn't leave any room for the Turbosmart blow off valve or the extra injectors.Obviously the preferrable route would be to sweep the pipes from the bottom upwards but that was impossible given the space constraints.
So, Jon came up with what you see in the pics below.Firstly the beginning of the bottom part of the pipe.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre409.jpg
the portion that goes onto the top of the pipe. The shape is direct the flow of air towards the TB.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre408.jpg
and installed on the pipe.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre411.jpg
Shaped and with the blow off valve flange in place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre412.jpg
The Turbosmart high flow race port BOV,supplied by www.aet-turbos.co.uk
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre410.jpg
Before the bottom of the pipe is installed.You can see that there is no room for anything above the turns.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre413.jpg
And installed with the BOV on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre415.jpg
We now have a turbo system all connected!!When all the pipes are fettled and polished it will look perfect.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre414.jpg
and underneath the pipe showing the ports and injector bosses..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre416.jpg
More soon...

Mark Walter
02-08-2011, 08:04 PM
That is just flat impressive!

SUPERGAS565
02-08-2011, 09:00 PM
Awesome Andy........now you'd better get fettling :cool:

frtlnrbuick
02-09-2011, 05:28 PM
That is just flat impressive!

Yes, it is!

As always Andy: I love that you are sharing this with us!

Jim

redvictor
02-09-2011, 07:08 PM
Thank you guys,very decent of you to say so...:smt023
Continuing from yesterday and a couple of pics which Jon said he'd sent but i never received..
These first 2 pics are some of the extra injectors that are plumbed into the system. These are run by the ECU when we need them to be switched on..
Visible here is the first of the myriad of sensors supplied by www.scatts.co.uk
This one does the intake air temp.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre428.jpg
and the two together..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre427.jpg
So,today Jon started on other things. This is the transbrake switch that has to be foot operated in the rules.This seems pretty silly to me as transbrakes are normally operated by hand,but who are we to break rules....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre420.jpg
a view of the stop so the "clutch" pedal doesn't go too far.Obviously there is no clutch as it's a converter drive.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre421.jpg
and the pedal against the stop.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre422.jpg
and on to the next job,which was pretty easy...not. Rocker covers. They just go on right? Not on this car... As usual Jon had to spend time making the covers bolt to the heads. The notches you see are to clear the rockers.No doubt some material will need to come off those pesky things too.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre425.jpg
The bolts you can see inside in the last pic are for these.Pretty much every car in pro mod uses a magneto,which gives great spark but isn't very efi friendly,or road friendly either.So in steps a company called Pantera EFI who make these coils that spark 18amps for 7ms and are completely mappable! Shane T tested them and informed us that they would be perfect for the job.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre418.jpg
and here they are sitting on the rocker covers. The Magnecor high performance coil to plug leads will go back and under the headers on the head shown,and forward and under the other side head.
This is because the spark plugs point back on one head,and forward on the other head as they are just reversed when turned around(obviously).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre417.jpg
and an overview of both sides. Sorry the pic is a bit blurred...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre424.jpg
Soon it will be time to start taking things off and taking them to the relevant companies to do their thing..Then things will get really hectic!
More soon..

redvictor
02-10-2011, 06:16 PM
It's monster update time. Today Jon has set about fixing the position of all the sensors needed. There are a lot! You just can't have enough information on a car like this.
We have been working extensively with Scattergood and Johnson ( www.scatts.co.uk } who are one of the leading sensor suppliers in Europe. After talking to Glen Mariott,one of their leading sensor technicians, he advised us on what we would need for the job in hand.
So,firstly we have the Wilson billet elbow with holes drilled and tapped for some of the sensrs needed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre429.jpg
Never one to buy something when he can make it, Jon knocked up this little boss to take the pressure and temp sensor...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre430.jpg
For this,which is the trans cooler out line. This will give us valuable info on how the Bruno unit and converter are doing pressure and heat wise.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre431.jpg
Bruno line pressure sensor.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre432.jpg
We want to know Turbo speed so for that we need a turbo sensor..Voila!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre433.jpg
Fuel pressure after the rails.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre434.jpg
and before the rails. This will also tell us if/when the fuel pump goes "off".
The neat little Peterson 4 way fitting is the feed to the fuel rails.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre439.jpg
The MAP sensor,with a jet to dampen the intake pulses so the reading is steady.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre435.jpg
The same type of jet also dampens the fuel pressure regulator pulses for smoother operation.It is very reassuring that Jon quite literally thinks of everything!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre436.jpg
and the map sensor in position.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre437.jpg
Engine oil pressure sensor. My grimy old block in view.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre440.jpg
Water temp sensor.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre440.jpg
Engine oil temp sensor.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre443.jpg
Engine oil heater.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre444.jpg
and the tank in position.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre445.jpg
Turbo back pressure sensor.With the heat soak pipe. Very useful indeed....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre446.jpg
Front shock sensor. To tell us how much lift/downforce on the front.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre447.jpg
Rear shock sensor. Lift/downforce on the rear.The Santhuff shocks you see there are now going to be replaced by Penske shocks,supplied by SPA Design in the UK. (Yes,i know they are from the USA :-D}
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre447.jpg
Huge thanks to Glen from www.scatts.co.uk for his input and of course the maestro himself Jon at www.webster-race-engineering for being a genius..:D
More soon..

Mike77z
02-10-2011, 06:25 PM
Looks great Andy sure coming along

redvictor
02-10-2011, 06:36 PM
a couple of pic fails...:-D My excuse is it's late..(here)
This is what they should be.
Water temp sensor.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre441.jpg
and rear shock sensor.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre448.jpg

redvictor
02-10-2011, 06:37 PM
Looks great Andy sure coming along
Thanks Mike..

redvictor
02-11-2011, 06:16 PM
Just when you think Jon couldn't get any more thorough in his detail,he sends over these.
I will truly have a full workshop manual for this car...:-D
These have been done ahead of time as Jon wants the loom made to length whilst the car is at DC Customs for paint. Entrusted to the wiring is Dave Rowe of www.epsmotorsport.com who isn't too bad at electronics i'm told..:p
These diagrams are not quite finished, but they are all self explanatory..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre450.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre451.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre452.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre453.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre454.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre456.jpg
More next week.

Bobalos
02-11-2011, 07:27 PM
Make sure he wires it for HDMI & extra cable lines, you never know where your gonna need a TV put in.

Bob

461poncho
02-11-2011, 08:20 PM
All I can say is HOLY SHIT :Party

bootsperformance
02-11-2011, 10:56 PM
:cool:Hey Andy, It's lookin over the top my freind. How ya gona act when it's done? ya gona forget us common folk?

redvictor
02-12-2011, 05:18 PM
:cool:Hey Andy, It's lookin over the top my freind. How ya gona act when it's done? ya gona forget us common folk?
Yea,over the top it is... I'll act like i always have done. It's only a car..:smt023
Bob,wait till you see the satellite dish. :-D
You like it then Poncho?

reedysride
02-12-2011, 06:27 PM
Not bad for a Pom:)



Looking good Andy well thought out

461poncho
02-13-2011, 01:32 PM
Yea,over the top it is... I'll act like i always have done. It's only a car..:smt023
Bob,wait till you see the satellite dish. :-D
You like it then Poncho?
YES I like it, I was lucky enough to witness a similar car like yours built here in Iceland and I could never have imagined the amount of work and detail it takes to build one.

Great job :supz:

redvictor
02-14-2011, 05:16 PM
YES I like it, I was lucky enough to witness a similar car like yours built here in Iceland and I could never have imagined the amount of work and detail it takes to build one.

Great job :supz:
Thanks man.. It's took me by surprise how much there is involved,even though i did the last one almost by myself..
So it's the start of the week again and we have 9 weeks left to go. It's going to be a very tight schedule,but we're all confident that it can be finished in time..
Jon is working his through the A4 list of jobs to be done before the chassis is sent off for paint.
First job on the schedule was make a new relay and fuse board to keep all the wiring neat,tidy and most of all logical.
There are relays for pretty much everything on the car that take any amps at all. The bigger relays are 70 to 100 amps, and the smaller ones range from 40 to 70 amps.
They worked very successfully on RV2 so we're quite happy to be using them again.There are also ample fuses to cover the ign feeds so we don't suffer from any wiring meltdown moments.
Obviously this is not a typical race car system,as there is a lot more electrical items than there would be normally. To complicate matters even more it is EFI equipped..

Anyway,a picture of the board taken from outside the car.Notice how everything will be hidden by the dash panel.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre458.jpg
And up close. The big relays have bolt on terminals to allow bigger amperage through the relay.These are normally fitted to commercial vehicles which mean they are vibration friendly,and also meant to last in that enviroment. The rubber mountings are to isolate the large earth and positive wires needed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre459.jpg
More soon..

redvictor
02-14-2011, 05:17 PM
Not bad for a Pom:)



Looking good Andy well thought out
Ha ha, thanks Reedy..

frtlnrbuick
02-14-2011, 05:27 PM
Not bad for a Pom:)

Looking good Andy well thought out

Ha ha, thanks Reedy..

Why would he call you a pomegranate...:rolleyes:

And why would you thank him???;)

Jim

redvictor
02-14-2011, 06:03 PM
Why would he indeed....:-D

redvictor
02-15-2011, 05:43 PM
More items off the A4 list today. Jon's words are that we are now moving 3 steps forward and 1 step back,which is infinitely better than last week!
Although all these items that are being done might seem trivial, it's the sum of them all that will make or break the build. We're trying to show you folks that EVERY piece on the car needs attention to make it successful...
Anyway,we had a nice little communications system in the old version,so i took it out and have used it again for this version. The first pic is a view of the underside of the aerial.
The metal bracket is needed because the base is the ground,and obviously the panel is glass so would be suseptible to cracking.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre461.jpg
and the radio in it's old bracket.This is connected up to my helmet so i can talk and listen to my crew man.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre462.jpg
The Mcamis switch panel needed some changes due to some of the switches not being right for the job.Jon has changed a couple and changed some of the decals to indicate functions that weren't there before.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre463.jpg
Another one of those requirements for the MOT are windscreen washers. Not really race car but you know by now what the car is.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre464.jpg
and of course in the right position to be able to fill the bottle without removal.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre465.jpg
These next 3 pics will probably baffle you as much as they did me, particularly the last one. See if you can figure out what they are in relation too each other before you look at what they are for...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre467.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre466.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre468.jpg
Stumped? so was i..:D
And they are for...............
This.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre469.jpg
and this.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre470.jpg
Jon wanted to use a solid rod but the way the throttle body is orientated it was not practical. It was not posssible to turn it around either. The bracket will be chromed when everything is finally taken apart.
The final pic is the pedal at it's full travel. The eagle eyed amongst you will have spotted that the cable didn't look straight in the first pic. That was to counteract the arc of travel in the pedal.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre471.jpg
More soon..

redvictor
02-16-2011, 04:55 PM
Jon is still trawling through the ever decreasing list of jobs to do before the chassis is ready for paint. I should think that he will be glad to see the back of the car for a while after all the work he has done recently. I know i would be...:D
So continuing on from yesterday.
The windscreen washer is also an MOT requirement. This will bolt through the windscreen but still be sealed from the elements by the O ring seal. As usual it's what we need and no more.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre472.jpg
A barometric sensor to give us air pressure data.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre475.jpg
The inner half of the MIL spec connector for the coil outputs and ign feeds.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre473.jpg
Another little bracket..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre476.jpg
for this..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre477.jpg
Which is a boost control solenoid controlled by the Motec M800 ECU..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre478.jpg
The electric window switches. In reach but out of the way in case i catch them whilst racing.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre479.jpg
A neat little indicator stalk. Circa ages ago.. My choice was relegated to the subs bench..lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre480.jpg
and a side view.The end flashes green when the indicators are on (funnily enough).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre481.jpg
Whilst we are around that area these are the fastener brackets for...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre484.jpg
This. The panel to rest my heels on when juggling the pedals..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre485.jpg
and on to the body mounts and supports. Obviously the body needs to be fixed to the chassis,but not solidly.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre482.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre483.jpg

We have taken the seats to Alan at AW Upholstery who will be trimming them with a fireproof padding,and then in a fireproof material (as per the regs).
Pics of those when I receive them.
More soon...

Mod
02-17-2011, 01:39 PM
The little "time waster" tabs and brackets, makes you want to pull out hair. Alot of head scratching for very little to show, until completed.

redvictor
02-17-2011, 05:21 PM
The little "time waster" tabs and brackets, makes you want to pull out hair. Alot of head scratching for very little to show, until completed.
Yep,you are spot on.....
So more "time waster" stuff today then..:-D

Another requirement in the pro mod rules is a manual shut off valve for a mechanical pump. It's not really applicable for an EFI car which has injectors that shut off with the ignition switch. I guess rules are rules...
So the shut off valve open.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre487.jpg
and closed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre488.jpg
and the lever and cable from under the trans tunnel.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre489.jpg
Jon is on the last stretch with the chassis,so all the tubes need to be capped.
This is the first one to be done.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre486.jpg
Jon is awaiting the first of the Goodgridge hoses and ends from www.camauto.com
They should be here either tomorrow or early next week. Once the plumbing is done the body should be coming off and the engine coming out to be built.
In the meantime i have started taking the Lenco transmission apart to set about modifying it to be reliable.I'll be posting up some pictures of what i have changed and modified in due course.
More soon..

Coops
02-17-2011, 05:27 PM
Does it have a beer-holder tab Andy.......will it get us to Blackpool and back? :p

KenB
02-17-2011, 05:36 PM
Does it have a beer-holder tab Andy.......will it get us to Blackpool and back? :p


Looks like it lol


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre363.jpg

redvictor
02-17-2011, 05:37 PM
Does it have a beer-holder tab Andy.......will it get us to Blackpool and back? :p
It has cup holders so a guess we could put beer in.
As long as we start from Fleetwood yes..:-D

redvictor
02-17-2011, 05:37 PM
Looks like it lol


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre363.jpg
Ha ha, treed me...

KenB
02-17-2011, 05:42 PM
Ha ha, treed me...

I'm on this thread more than you....drooling mostly. :rolleyes:

Coops
02-17-2011, 05:47 PM
Looks like it lol


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre363.jpg




Wicked, I knew I could count on him...........does it have a toilet roll hanger Andy? :p

Coops
02-17-2011, 05:48 PM
He's got pics of everyfuckinthing.................................. ....post a fuckin' pic of that ya bastid! :p

redvictor
02-17-2011, 05:49 PM
He's got pics of everyfuckinthing.................................. ....post a fuckin' pic of that ya bastid! :p
If i had one i would..:-D

redvictor
02-17-2011, 05:51 PM
I'm on this thread more than you....drooling mostly. :rolleyes:
He he.. glad you like it Ken.:smt023

psiV8
02-17-2011, 05:59 PM
Andy, I'm diggin' the shit out of this car.... You see plenty of beautiful chassis cars out there but the planning on this car is outstanding :cool:

redvictor
02-17-2011, 06:01 PM
Andy, I'm diggin' the shit out of this car.... You see plenty of beautiful chassis cars out there but the planning on this car is outstanding :cool:
That is very good of you to say so.. Jon is an outstanding chassis guy for sure!

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
02-17-2011, 06:05 PM
Andy, I'm diggin' the shit out of this car.... You see plenty of beautiful chassis cars out there but the planning on this car is outstanding :cool:


nothing is worse than going to a race and seeing a super nice car... with afterthought planning on parts...

this thing is gonna be awesome... the attention to detail is 2nd to none.

redvictor
02-17-2011, 06:10 PM
nothing is worse than going to a race and seeing a super nice car... with afterthought planning on parts...

this thing is gonna be awesome... the attention to detail is 2nd to none.
Much appreciated. Right from the outset the plan was to have a car that had virtually no fllaws in the design... except it's an old Vauxhall which means it's a little narrow at the back...:-D

redvictor
02-19-2011, 10:04 AM
Last update of the week is more of those little pieces.
Those who have been following the build will remember the wheeltubs had holes in the top where it had to be shaped around the top of the bodywork. These pieces cover that up nicely.They will be rivetted to the window aperture and bonded to the wheeltub,along with being painted black.
Driver side rear window.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre490.jpg
passenger side rear window. Remember this is left hand drive...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre491.jpg
Next is the crank trigger bracket and camshaft trigger. Very important if we want the engine to start and run correctly.Obviously the crank trigger isn't in the bracket yet..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre492.jpg
The fuel pump belt aligned and fitted.On top is the 3 way fuel cut off switch.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre493.jpg
And the alternator belt fitted along with the adjusting bracket.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre494.jpg
The bracket close up.It is sturdy because we don't want the alternator coming loose.This is because there are a lot of dependent electrics which wouldn't work correctly if it did.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre495.jpg

I mentioned briefly before about starting to rebuild and modify the Lenco transmission,with the help of my good friend Hutch at Hutch transmissions. This is my strong point as i own and run an auto transmission shop. To start with i sent the forward and reverse sliders to http://www.rosler.com/english/vibratory-finishing/rem-process.html to have them isotropic superfinished. This process takes all the stress risers off the part to make them a little stronger.It also makes the items slide together much easier,something that these pictured items don't usually do. I really do recommend their process as i've used it in very heavy duty transmissions and axles previously with great success.
The before item is in the middle at the front.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencotransparts002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencotransparts001.jpg
before part on the left.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencotransparts003.jpg
That's it for now. The hope is that we can get the body off this week and send the chassis away for paint.I did say this last week,hopefully i won't lie to you again..ha ha.

frtlnrbuick
02-20-2011, 08:47 PM
before part on the left.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencotransparts003.jpg


I know you're on the wrong side of the pond, but even you should know right from left...:rolleyes:

And another thing: I am surprised to see you running a V-belt for the alternator; shouldn't you have a cog belt or something equally hi-rev for that???:smt067

All in fun, Andy; as usual, even the mundane looks glamorous.

Jim

JCRVETTE
02-21-2011, 07:32 AM
I know you're on the wrong side of the pond, but even you should know right from left...:rolleyes:

And another thing: I am surprised to see you running a V-belt for the alternator; shouldn't you have a cog belt or something equally hi-rev for that???:smt067

All in fun, Andy; as usual, even the mundane looks glamorous.

Jim
Maybe he took the pic in a mirror with his phone, like the teenage girls do.:p:p

redvictor
02-22-2011, 06:43 PM
Ha ha,i dropped the ball on that explaination..:-D It wasn't my fault, there was an flood,an old friend came in from out of town etc...

Anyway, more of those bits to do. As this is the last week before the strip down to paint the chassis Jon is trying to get as much finished as possible,which will hopefully leave as little as possible when the body comes back from painting!
On the list of must do's is the oil system plumbing for the engine dyno. Hopefully our man Ian at www.camauto.com will come through for us with the Goodridge G line hose assemblies before the end of the week..
So,first up is the continuation of the turbo oil drain system. Yesterday we decided to use the engine oil pump scavenge to get rid of the turbo oil. Today we decided to go back to our original plan of using the excellent Turbowerx scavenge pump http://turbowerx.com/Scavenge_Pumps/Exa-Pump/Exa-Pump.html with 2 drain tanks.
Even though the idea from yesterday was a good one in practise it might not work as we hoped.After some thought and advice( Thank you Mr X :D) Jon proceeded to make up these tanks.
2 tanks with 12an inlets and 6an outlets to the pump.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre500.jpg
And 2 12an 90deg fittings on the tanks.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre501.jpg
to make them fit here...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre502.jpg
and here...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre503.jpg
and the Turbowerx pump with the 6an fitting ready to take the hose from the inlets of the tank.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre504.jpg
The sharp eyed amongst you will notice that the inlet is pointing towards the back of the car. This is to take advantage of the G force that will push the oil towards the inlet pipe. The turbos will also have a pressure check valve to stop the oil draining into the turbo when it isn't run for a while so it won't overfill the tanks.

On to the inlets for the turbos now. Previously you saw the Faro digitising machine draw the area we needed to put these inlets into.We didn't go any further with the machine because Jon said he could make them without it. He was right too!
This is what he made. The other side will be done tomorrow.
From the top.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre505.jpg
and from the side. There is plenty of clearance for the wheel.We thought about leaving them that high to suck all the air in around us allowing us to win by asphyxiation...lol Maybe not.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre506.jpg
The end that fits on the turbo housing.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre507.jpg
And the inlet end.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre508.jpg
and how it looks cut to size.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre509.jpg

These will sit just under the hood ( with a hole for the inlet in the hood of course!) and do double duty of inlet for the turbo and support for hood.They'll also be quick release for maintainence around that area.
Once Jon has made the other side Dale from DRE fibreglass will make carbon versions.
Obviously Dale will fill and prime the ali ones so the carbon turns out to be smooth.
He will also be making a carbon version of the trans tunnel as i feel it will set off the interior a lot more than just powdercoating.
Once again thanks to Jon at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk for his amazing work on the car.
More soon..

MEGABU
02-22-2011, 06:45 PM
wow.....

redvictor
02-23-2011, 05:51 PM
wow.....
Glad you like it Greg...:smt023

Tonights episode continues the turbo inlet theme. Jon made the both yesterday but only cut the one down to size.
Not sure how these would look left as is..:-D
Already the seemingly vast front end is looking increasingly cramped for space. This is why Jon spent so much time making sure every part would be co-ordinated around each other.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre510.jpg
This is how the inlets will be mounted. There will be 3 captive nuts in the carbon versions. The turbo end is a slip on fit to allow any expansion movement without breakage.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre511.jpg
As you can see room is at a premium,hence the notch in the inlet. The headers will be coated with www.zircotec.com ceramic coating and the inlets will have a Zircoflex heat shield to stop them melting.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre512.jpg
the other side is just as tight.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre515.jpg
This is how it looks with the hood on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre514.jpg
I'm amazed how long the front looks in this shot. It's dying to be painted..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre517.jpg
From the front. 2 of WRE's projects in the background...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre516.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre518.jpg
Jon has an idea to seal the inlets which he's going to run by Dale at DRE tomorrow.
There are 2 days left to the big strip down and then the work really begins.
More soon.

JFontaine
02-23-2011, 05:53 PM
Running out of money yet Andy? :)

redvictor
02-23-2011, 05:58 PM
Running out of money yet Andy? :)
Slowly but surely..:-D
Luckily I have some very good sponsors.

Coops
02-23-2011, 06:00 PM
Andy....you've taken this project to a level that goes way over the top of what was expected when this thread started!

...personally, I always had the feeling that you were building something special....I can say now that it is even more special than I ever thought it would be!

Fuck, it's a nice street car! :p

...

henny496
02-23-2011, 06:01 PM
Looks good Andy. A lot of effort in doing the headers and turbo plumbing, very nice work

redvictor
02-23-2011, 06:15 PM
Andy....you've taken this project to a level that goes way over the top of what was expected when this thread started!

...personally, I always had the feeling that you were building something special....I can say now that it is even more special than I ever thought it would be!

Fuck, it's a nice street car! :p

...

I think it's more than i ever expected too Coops.
Thanks for the kind words though..
Thanks as well Tom....

redvictor
02-24-2011, 06:59 PM
As we approach the deadline for taking the car apart Jon is trying to get as much done as possible.
Today he was concentrating on making the engine undertray. This is another thing you have to have for the Pro Mod class. This is used in conjunction with an engine "diaper" to contain any fluids if the engine goes bang.What it does is keep oil and water from getting on the rear tyres,disasterous if it happens at speed and under power.
As usual anything Jon makes for the car has a double duty.This spill tray joins up to the trans tray to make the bottom of the car nice and smooth. Great for part of the aero package.
So firstly the tray itself. Cut, folded and welded by Jon.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre520.jpg
Notched to go round the chassis tubes.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre521.jpg
one of the brackets. Obviously the whole tray needs to be quick release for maintainence.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre522.jpg
and another bracket.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre523.jpg
Both brackets on one side.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre524.jpg
and the other side.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre526.jpg
and the front.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre525.jpg
On to the front brake bracket.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre527.jpg
Drilled for this. A wheel speed sensor.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre528.jpg
and fitted in position.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre529.jpg
where it is in relation to the wheel. Behind the strut.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre530.jpg
This is a dummy for the weight bar to set the brackets up.Doing it this way means all the weight bars will fit anywhere on the car.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre530.jpg
And finally the new Motec ADL dash logger. We needed more inputs for all the sensors and this fella will do the job nicely. Thanks to Dave at www.epsmotorsport.com for getting it at short notice. The Racepak dash has found a new home...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre532.jpg
Dale from DRE now has the air intakes and trans tunnel to make them in carbon as soon as he can.
More soon...

redvictor
02-25-2011, 05:57 PM
And so to the last picture before the body comes off for the chassis and suspension components to be powder coated. Then it will be off to www.dccustoms.co.uk in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands for the bodywork and paint.This includes all the airbrush work to which we will be showing you on here.
I will be collecting all the engine parts tomorrow and shipping them up to www.knightracingservices.co.uk so that they can work their magic on the motor. I'm hoping to have video footage of the engine being run in on their Superflow 901 dyno (sans turbos),as long as we don't run out of time.
I'll also be collecting the Lenco trans to finish off my modifications to it.
A big thanks to Jon at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk for his fantastic efforts so far,and also all the companies and people who have helped get the car to this point.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre533.jpg
More soon....

Matt Hill
02-25-2011, 06:34 PM
This project deserves more than this thread... There's a LOT going on with this build...

Great work, as always...

redvictor
02-25-2011, 06:38 PM
Thank you Matt. Glad you appreciate how much there is to the build. :smt023

dieseldr4
02-25-2011, 07:01 PM
This project deserves more than this thread... There's a LOT going on with this build...

Great work, as always...


You're right Matt, everytime i look at the updates i am blown away...this car is amazing and the attention to detail is second to none..

Andy, keep up the awesome work!

reedysride
02-25-2011, 07:22 PM
Amazeing amount of work Did i miss what colour Andy?

BOOSTED-SS-ELKY
02-25-2011, 07:46 PM
Wow!

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
02-25-2011, 08:33 PM
jeezus this thing is awesome...

you need to have a build book done for this thing...

http://www.buildbookusa.com/About_BUILD_BOOK.html


the paint had better be nice to cover up all this wicked fab work...

redvictor
02-26-2011, 05:20 PM
Thank you guys. Really appreciate your comments...
It's red Reedy,as in Red Victor..:-D

Greg Kelley
02-26-2011, 05:35 PM
What is the wheel speed sensor triggering on? It looked to me like just the rotor.

redvictor
02-26-2011, 05:54 PM
What is the wheel speed sensor triggering on? It looked to me like just the rotor.
The bolts that hold the rotor to the wheel. :smt023

I visited WRE today to collect all the engine parts and deliver them to Knight racing services.When i got to Jon's the car was being set up to measure the twist in the chassis for a computer simulation program.This has been going on for quite a while.
James is the guy who is doing his mechanical engineering degree on this car. We will be able to see the chassis working as it's loaded on the computer screen! This seems pretty neat to me.
Of course to have a program you need critical information about how much twist there is per .001 of movement and per lb of load. The next 3 pictures show you how the car was set up to measure that movement.
First pic is the car clamped to a solid structure,with a pivot in the dead centre of the car to allow the chassis to rotate.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre534.jpg
Here James is setting up the dial indicators to zero to measure the movement. The jack is placed on a weight scale to see how much load is being applied.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre538.jpg
The dial indicator was placed at two locations to measure the bend of the pivot bar so that number could be subtracted from the total figure.
Without very accurate figures the program is useless.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre539.jpg
Obviously there is a lot more to put into the program,like tyre growth/shocker movement,4 link position etc. That was done a while back.
Lastly i took a picture of just a fraction of the parts that make up the car.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre536.jpg
There is an incredible amount of boxes just full of parts. Jon's next job (apart from finishing off the welding on the chassis) is to strip down every part, and divide them up into different boxes for powder coat/ceramic coat/plating/anodising/nickel plating.As well as all that he has done a schematic of the auxilary wiring loom for Dave at EPS. That doesn't sound hard,but believe me it's another work of art.When i said before that there is a workshop manual for this car i wasn't kidding. It stands at about 2 inches thick at the moment!
I really am surprised every time i visit the workshop at how thorough Jon is in his work.Much more than the pictures suggest.
More next week.

Marty Staggs
02-26-2011, 07:04 PM
Looking good!

Joe Barry
02-27-2011, 02:35 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have watched alot of builds on here. This is by far the most thought out clean build yet. Everytime I look at the thread it blows my mind. You have one hell of a car and the gentleman fabricating it has some serious skills. Very impressive!

redvictor
02-27-2011, 04:03 PM
Thanks Marty, and thank you for your positive comments Joe. :smt023

Coops
02-27-2011, 04:07 PM
...can ya keep it under 5000 lbs? :p

redvictor
02-27-2011, 04:17 PM
...can ya keep it under 5000 lbs? :p
I would hope so..:-D

onefastpony331
02-27-2011, 04:47 PM
hey man,i have been following this build and igot to say that thing is sweet.you have to bring that beast to the states when it is done.i need to see it up close.your builder is the bomb. bill

redvictor
02-27-2011, 05:01 PM
Thanks Bill. The plan is to be there next year at Shakedown and WSN.

redvictor
02-28-2011, 06:25 PM
Only a couple of pics tonight. Jon is trying his best to get everything finished for midweek so we can get the chassis painted before the weekend,so pictures aren't a priority at the moment.
Making and plumbing the fire system was the task today.
The first pipe in the flaring tool.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre540.jpg
and the first pipe on.These are all made from stainless steel.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre541.jpg
I've sent some of the Lenco parts to my local machinist and I will take pictures of what they have made for me when they come back.
More soon.

redvictor
03-01-2011, 06:23 PM
Todays update is following on from yesterday. It's not only the fire system that has stainless pipe,but also the braking system does too.
Obviously Jon's other vocation in life is plumbing..:-D
Continuing with the fire system. Both bottles have to fire at once,and shut the ignition off when they do. The braided hose is to the ignition shut off solenoid.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre543.jpg
The pipe to the front fire nozzles.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre544.jpg
and the fronts joined together.Also the front brake pipes are linked (lower pipe).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre547.jpg
Brake master cylinder and line lock solenoid.The rear pipe is disappearing into the chassis.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre546.jpg
and the rear brake pipe through the chassis.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre545.jpg
I took the dash panel to www.dccustoms.co.uk tonight so he can get started on some painted parts of the car. Pics of that as soon as i receive them.
More soon...

redvictor
03-02-2011, 05:57 PM
Todays update is a biggie. Not because it has lots of pictures but because the chassis is finished!!
And before we go any further a huge congrats to Jon and the whole www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk team for getting to this point. The team being Jon Webster,Graham Rice,Ian Marshall and Jake Mechaell.Although Jon always gets the mention it's the team behind WRE that make up the successful shop they have become.
Well done all you guys :smt023
So to the pics. The last thing on Jon's list was to redo all the air jack mounts.
I thought they were done i hear you say.... ah,but unfortunately Krontec decided that 50mm jacks wouldn't be enough to lift this car as quick as we would like so they sent 60mm ones. D'oh..
So Jon had to replace all of the 50mm mounts with the 60mm ones.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre548.jpg
Here Graham is either finishing something on the chassis,or he's dropped a screwdriver down one of the wiring slots and is struggling to pull it out..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre549.jpg
And on it's way to the powder coaters on the trusty WRE trailer.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre550.jpg
Yes,it's a Mercury Comet before you ask..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre551.jpg
Next pic of the chassis will be resplendent in paint!
More soon...

JCRVETTE
03-02-2011, 06:21 PM
Looks awesome as usual. I remember the day the Duster went to P coat. When a car/chassis has as much time in fabrication as this, its a glorious day to see it come apart and see the coatings and finish work start. Congrats on crossing the biggest hurdle. Now to the fun part....seeing it go together for the final time.

redvictor
03-02-2011, 06:37 PM
Looks awesome as usual. I remember the day the Duster went to P coat. When a car/chassis has as much time in fabrication as this, its a glorious day to see it come apart and see the coatings and finish work start. Congrats on crossing the biggest hurdle. Now to the fun part....seeing it go together for the final time.
Thanks Paul. It's an awesome day for all of us involved in this. As you say exciting times to come..

redvictor
03-03-2011, 06:56 PM
While the chassis is being painted i had a short window to paint the inside of the body.Obviously this is a job that has to be done before the body is fixed on to the chassis for the final time.
So i nipped down to WRE today and did the job. On a par with everything on the car it took me longer than i thought it would! The colour will be a slightly lighter grey as the picture was taken with the paint still wet.This follows our scheme of everything being either black,red,silver or grey.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre552.jpg
Jon has now systematically gone through everything and has sorted out all the parts into their different catagories for plating/painting etc.
This is the powder coating group of parts.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre553.jpg
and the satin black group of parts.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre554.jpg
This is Graham's handiwork for the Autosport show. It will be powder coated in light grey and have the VXR highlighted by Daz at DC Customs.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre555.jpg
The anodising group is mounting up and i'm in charge of sorting that out.I also have the nickel plating group and i'll take a picture tomorrow before Bix of http://bixpolishingservice.viviti.com gets his hands on them to start the polishing process. This is required for nickel plating. We're not doing chrome because the heat process involved isn't good for chrome moly,and it's so last year too.:D
While all this is going on i'm sourcing some new Lenco parts and chasing various other things important to the project.
More soon.

STEVEB
03-04-2011, 10:05 AM
Awesome work to all involved!!

frtlnrbuick
03-04-2011, 10:50 AM
It's not a racecar...

It's a work of ART!

Mine's just a bucket of bolts in comparison.:smt089

Jim

WHITESPERFORMANCE
03-04-2011, 10:55 AM
Andy that looking bad ass keep me posted on the project ...

redvictor
03-04-2011, 06:24 PM
Awesome work to all involved!!
Thanks Steve.

redvictor
03-04-2011, 06:27 PM
It's not a racecar...

It's a work of ART!

Mine's just a bucket of bolts in comparison.:smt089

Jim
That's good of you to say so Jim.
More art for you..:smt023

Last update of the week is more good news. We have the chassis back with paint on it!
More of that in a while..
Firstly Jon spent last night and this morning finishing up the little bits he had to do to sign off the build before the body is painted.One of those jobs was to put in the exhaust temp sensors from www.scatts.co.uk in the headers,and the lambda bosses in the exhaust pipes.
The bosses welded in on the first header.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre557.jpg
and the lambda boss welded on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre556.jpg
Both headers together. All the wires are neatly put together as you can see..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre558.jpg
and the exhausts.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre558.jpg
They are a work of art indeed,and a testament to WRE's craftsmanship.
So,it's back,and it's painted! It's the light that makes it look blue.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre560.jpg
this is the true colour..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre561.jpg
again the light is playing tricks.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre562.jpg
The body on for the final time and fixed properly.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre563.jpg
Inside the front end painted. It was Jon's turn to paint today..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre564.jpg
The axle case was also painted chassis colour. That will highlight all the pieces hanging off it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre565.jpg
So,we're moving on. There are still lots to do,but some of that will be done whilst the car is at www.dccustoms.co.uk being painted. The body/chassis will have special wheels bolted to it for transport and the painting so as not to overspray anything.
This is inevitable whoever is painting it. Doing it this way saves lots of work afterwards with a paintbrush..
It's another big day for the build and once again huge thanks to all the staff at www.webster-race-engineering for their superb efforts so far.
More next week.

redvictor
03-04-2011, 06:28 PM
Andy that looking bad ass keep me posted on the project ...
Thank you,and just keep checking every weekday..:D

Vanilla
03-04-2011, 06:47 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre562.jpg



So did you have somebody else take the pic?? Cause everyone who knows you, knows that your a bit on the SHORT side... LMAO!!




Great work dude... cant wait for the final product.....





Vanilla

redvictor
03-04-2011, 06:50 PM
LOL,it would have to have been the jolly green giant to take the pic up that high,and yes,i'm on the short side.
It from WRE's store floor..
Thanks Nilla.

Vanilla
03-04-2011, 06:55 PM
Welcome ole Buddy!!!


Just keeping you on your toes....






Vanilla

BigHeavy
03-04-2011, 07:00 PM
Krontec air jacks? I've seen these on road cars before, not a lot on drag cars... Have you used these before? Thx

redvictor
03-05-2011, 02:57 AM
Welcome ole Buddy!!!


Just keeping you on your toes....






Vanilla
Yea i know..:-D
I haven't used the jacks before but plenty of people have. We like to set trends,not copy everyone else..:smt023

Paul Langlie
03-05-2011, 03:34 AM
By chance did you weigh the completed chassis before sending it out for paint? Just curious what the weight is with all of the tabs and brackets mounted.

Looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the progress pictures as you start to hang the "gingerbread" on the car.

Paul Langlie

TomP
03-05-2011, 03:59 AM
It's really coming along nicely. Very well thought out.

What's the 64 Comet doing there?
Is that place one of the thousands of old WW2 airfields that seem to be every five miles across your country?

redvictor
03-05-2011, 04:06 PM
By chance did you weigh the completed chassis before sending it out for paint? Just curious what the weight is with all of the tabs and brackets mounted.

Looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the progress pictures as you start to hang the "gingerbread" on the car.

Paul Langlie
No i don't think so,but i will ask Jon on Monday to see if he can do it.
Thank you Paul.

redvictor
03-05-2011, 04:07 PM
It's really coming along nicely. Very well thought out.

What's the 64 Comet doing there?
Is that place one of the thousands of old WW2 airfields that seem to be every five miles across your country?
Thanks Tom.
The Comet is Jon's. He has a fetish for them. It's an AZ car that has been imported. Santa Pod raceway is one of those air force bases. That is about 5 miles from where WRE is.

461poncho
03-05-2011, 04:31 PM
Getting really close Andy, looking great and can't wait to see it done.

redvictor
03-05-2011, 04:46 PM
Getting really close Andy, looking great and can't wait to see it done.
Thanks fella...:smt023
Paul,as usual Jon is ahead of the game. The chassis was 318# without the body on..

redvictor
03-05-2011, 04:47 PM
Jon surprised me today and sent me some photos of the car ready for the paint shop.
There was one last job to do and that was make up a trolley to move it around at the paintshop. As usual Jon went one better and made the wheels sit into the sir joack bosses. Did i tell you the guy is clever?
The wheels are fixed one end,and swivel on the other,with a brake to stop the shell moving around.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre566.jpg
and fixed in at the front.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre567.jpg
and the back.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre568.jpg
The body and chassis all ready to go.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre569.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre570.jpg
Again a superb effort to get it all ready in time for paint by Jon and the www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk gang.
I'm sure Jon will be glad to see the back of the car for a while..:D

chevythunder
03-05-2011, 05:47 PM
i've been following this thread since the very start and every update is just amazing at the level of detail on this car. simply stunning. beautiful car.

redvictor
03-05-2011, 05:55 PM
i've been following this thread since the very start and every update is just amazing at the level of detail on this car. simply stunning. beautiful car.
Thank you. Hopefully you'll follow it to it's conclusion..

THE SHOE
03-05-2011, 08:53 PM
Damn Andy,You are a sick man..lol

CometGT1974
03-05-2011, 09:21 PM
I'd just run it like that, with the little tires on it......if you can get it to hook w/ those it will hook anywhere!!! :p

Paul Langlie
03-05-2011, 09:27 PM
Thanks fella...:smt023
Paul,as usual Jon is ahead of the game. The chassis was 318# without the body on..

Thank you for sharing that information Andy. That is about 100 lighter than our mild steel chassis and I'm sure you have more tubing and brackets than we had.

New piece will be all chrome moly and I am hoping for 300lbs myself.

I appreciate the info,

Paul

redvictor
03-06-2011, 04:58 AM
Damn Andy,You are a sick man..lol
:-D

redvictor
03-06-2011, 04:59 AM
I'd just run it like that, with the little tires on it......if you can get it to hook w/ those it will hook anywhere!!! :p
We would certainly need a mud slide tune for those little mutha's..:p

redvictor
03-06-2011, 05:00 AM
Thank you for sharing that information Andy. That is about 100 lighter than our mild steel chassis and I'm sure you have more tubing and brackets than we had.

New piece will be all chrome moly and I am hoping for 300lbs myself.

I appreciate the info,

Paul
No problem Paul.

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
03-07-2011, 10:54 AM
this is the point we all sit here not so patiently... waiting to see what this bad ass creation looks like when the paint booth doors open.

redvictor
03-07-2011, 06:40 PM
this is the point we all sit here not so patiently... waiting to see what this bad ass creation looks like when the paint booth doors open.
and as if by magic..:D
Today's update is from another location. After 10 months of hard work and dedication at WRE,the car is now installed at www.dccustoms.co.uk for the long awaited paint job!
The guys took a look at the car for the first time and said no problem,which is always good to hear. They understand that perfection is the only way it has to be.
Sorry for the poor quality pic. My phone is old..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms001.jpg
The plan is for plenty of photos so we can update on a regular basis.
Also in the works are the covering of the seats,making the carpets and flocking of the dash.
This is in the capable hands of Alan Williamson at AW Upholstery.
This is an example of what he can do. The logo will go on the headrests of the seats.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorawupholstery001.jpg
More soon..

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
03-08-2011, 11:43 AM
AWESOME.

redvictor
03-08-2011, 06:15 PM
Day 2 of the paint work.
Daz sent me over some pics of the job they did today.My brief to him was,NO overspray anywhere. So they set about masking the whole chassis and inside of the body to make doubly sure we get no paint where it's not wanted.
Usually when the car comes out it rains.Today it was a sunny day.Let's hope every time it comes out we get blue sky.:D
The before it all starts pic.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms005.jpg
The rear body and chassis masked.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms002.jpg
Masked around the wheel tub area.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms003.jpg
Inside the door shuts and door.The plan is to keep the carbon inside to match the trans tunnel and wheel tubs.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms004.jpg
The front of the chassis and inside the body masked.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms006.jpg
and inside the front end.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms008.jpg
Now that the car is masked it's time to start the filling and rubbing down process.Fair play to the lads at www.dccustoms.co.uk for making sure that it'll be minimal work after the paint is applied.
Not to be left out Jon sent me a couple of pics of the loose ends he's tidying up before the car gets back.First job was the axle build,as everything on there had been taken off for paint.
Here with all the discs and www.hispecmotorsport.co.uk 6 pot calipers refitted,and the fittings to be used in place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre572.jpg
and from the front,the cerimonial fitting of the Strange 9.5" ultra centre section and 40 spline axles (not visible).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre573.jpg
Finally i got a call from Andy Boakes of www.stand21.co.uk to tell me my race suit had arrived from the factory in France,with all the logos i asked for done to perfection. Unfortunately the helmet was done,but with the wrong helmet sock on.
Andy has got straight on the case to get the right one shipped from the factory asap. He is also getting me the new generation Stand 21 helmet eject system which has just been SFI approved. He is hoping to get some more in stock in time for the start of the race season.
I will take a picture of the suit tomorrow and post it up,and i'll take one of the various other items (helmet,boots,gloves etc) when they land.
More soon..

psiV8
03-08-2011, 06:38 PM
Looking sweet Andy. Quick question going back a few pages now but any reason for using the separate oil return pump on the turbo's and not just the dry sump pump?


So,first up is the continuation of the turbo oil drain system. Yesterday we decided to use the engine oil pump scavenge to get rid of the turbo oil. Today we decided to go back to our original plan of using the excellent Turbowerx scavenge pump http://turbowerx.com/Scavenge_Pumps/Exa-Pump/Exa-Pump.html with 2 drain tanks.
Even though the idea from yesterday was a good one in practise it might not work as we hoped.After some thought and advice( Thank you Mr X :D) Jon proceeded to make up these tanks.
2 tanks with 12an inlets and 6an outlets to the pump.

And 2 12an 90deg fittings on the tanks.

to make them fit here...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre502.jpg
and here...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre503.jpg
and the Turbowerx pump with the 6an fitting ready to take the hose from the inlets of the tank.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre504.jpg
The sharp eyed amongst you will notice that the inlet is pointing towards the back of the car. This is to take advantage of the G force that will push the oil towards the inlet pipe. The turbos will also have a pressure check valve to stop the oil draining into the turbo when it isn't run for a while so it won't overfill the tanks.

..

BACK IN 8
03-08-2011, 06:52 PM
Looking sweet Andy. Quick question going back a few pages now but any reason for using the separate oil return pump on the turbo's and not just the dry sump pump?
it's like you read my mind........:-damnit

redvictor
03-08-2011, 06:55 PM
Looking sweet Andy. Quick question going back a few pages now but any reason for using the separate oil return pump on the turbo's and not just the dry sump pump?
Thank you..
It's only a 4 stage pump and we were worried about the oil backfeeding because we'd need to "T" into a stage that was being used for the engine..

69GTO
03-08-2011, 07:34 PM
I watched on MotorsTV when you guys took the mold off the body... nice work!!! Thanks for sharing all the pics.
Kris.

frtlnrbuick
03-09-2011, 12:10 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms006.jpg


4M...

Even the masking is better stuff than most of us have avaiable...:smt103

Jim

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
03-09-2011, 02:07 PM
4M...

Even the masking is better stuff than most of us have avaiable...:smt103

Jim


lol.. cant be any more spendy than 3m... shit is damn near made of gold.

redvictor
03-09-2011, 07:17 PM
I watched on MotorsTV when you guys took the mold off the body... nice work!!! Thanks for sharing all the pics.
Kris.
Thanks Kris,glad you like it..

redvictor
03-09-2011, 07:18 PM
4M...

Even the masking is better stuff than most of us have avaiable...:smt103

Jim
I'm not a body man so i have no idea if that 4M stuff is cheap or expensive. I'll have to ask.

redvictor
03-09-2011, 07:18 PM
No bodywork pics today. I left it to Darren to decide if pics were worth sending depending on what they are doing. Just seeing bits of filler isn't very photogenic.
I have got some pics of the finished anodised parts. I gave them all to Bix at http://bixspolishingservice.jigsy.com/ for him to sort them out. He polished the parts first then got them anodised for me.He even delivered them back!
Levers,water adaptors, turbo oil tanks and Lenco shift towers.The towers are visible above the trans tunnel.I don't want them to stick out like a sore thumb,hence the black.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre574.jpgFront motor plate.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre575.jpg
midplate.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre576.jpg
The nickel plated stuff will be back from Bix shortly,and he'll be picking up the turbo housings,exhaust system and rocker covers for polishing.The rocker covers will be anodised black.
The race suit turned up from www.stand21.co.uk today as promised. It looks great and is very comfortable to wear,even at 6 layers thick!Sorry for the poor quality model. You just can't get the staff...:D The helmet will be here hopefully on Thursday. Andy has to swop my communications gear, padding and hans device parts from the one we were going to use.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/stand21suit002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/stand21suit004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/stand21suit005.jpg
You even get a bag with your name in it! How good is that?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/stand21suit001.jpg
Sorry for the poor quality of pictures. My phone is really Fred Flintstone..
More soon..

slammer454
03-09-2011, 07:46 PM
Nice to see they give you a separate pouch for the skivvies. Me thinks you'll need it. :shock:

redvictor
03-09-2011, 07:52 PM
Nice to see they give you a separate pouch for the skivvies. Me thinks you'll need it. :shock:
The underwear comes in brown...:-D

frtlnrbuick
03-09-2011, 09:18 PM
It looks great and is very comfortable to wear,even at 6 layers thick!

You do realize that'll change when the sun comes out...:rolleyes:

Jim

redvictor
03-10-2011, 05:26 PM
You do realize that'll change when the sun comes out...:rolleyes:

Jim
So just one day this year then..:-D
It has a air feed to cool me down in the summer.

redvictor
03-10-2011, 05:26 PM
The bodywork continues and the progress is good.These are Daz's words.
"I have attached 3 pictures of the progress on the front end. It probably doesn't look like much but this is 2 days of solid sanding to get it as flat as possible and to get the swage lines as straight as possible.
Ive started on the front as this is the panel that's the worst and will take the most amount of work to get straight. Both front wings are 90% done and just require the last few bits sanding down, one more day on the front end should hopefully see the front end done and ready for the polyester spray filler which will be sprayed early next week. I plan on working on 2 panels at a time, working on one while filler is drying on the other and vice versa, then each panel will get sprayed with the polyester spray filler as soon as the filler work is done, leaving maximum time for this to settle before that then gets sanded down ready for the 2K high build primer.
Filler work has started on the bonnet which to be fair is very straight as you can see from the few skims of filler on it. The bonnet will again get sprayed with the spray filler with the front end early next week. It will all start to look a lot better once its all one colour!"
Too right it will Daz...
No words needed as the pics are self explanetory.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms009.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms010.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms011.jpg
I finally got round to starting the Lenco build. First thing was to clean and paint the cases. Although the reverser and 3rd module were ok,the 1st one was a bit old and the anodising had worn off in places. As these are magnesium they suffer from corrosion very quickly.
So they were cleaned and masked off.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre577.jpg
Then painted BMW graphite metallic.They look a lot better now. I'll leave them for a few days for the paint to harden before getting into the nuts and bolts of the build.As usual all of the parts will be detailed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre578.jpg
Bix has the turbo housing and exhausts to polish,and the rocker covers to polish and anodise.They will be ready early next week,along with the nickel plated items..
Also a quick thanks to Jon at WRE for modifying the rocker covers to make them fit the heads at short notice.
We are still waiting for the Goodridge hose.A phone call to Ian Goldie at Cam Auto today told me one of the main men at Goodridge is looking into the problem for us,which we really appreciate.
More soon..

BOOSTED-SS-ELKY
03-10-2011, 06:18 PM
Insane!

Keep up the great work!

redvictor
03-12-2011, 04:57 PM
^^^^ Thank you..

The boys at DC Customs are working hard on at getting the front end to be perfect. Daz said that there is as much work in that the rest of the car combined!
The shape of the front fender and the swage line looking straighter.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms012.jpg
The front wheelarch taking shape. Also the front airdam is now being blended in.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms013.jpg
The sill being blended to the main body. Daz is using fiberglass first to bond the body firmly to the sill.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms014.jpg
Same on the other side,and at the filler stage too.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms021.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms015.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms016.jpg
Because we want perfection the guys are lining up every panel gap.Most are fine,but the slam panel edge(where it meets the hood) is a little out.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms017.jpg
an overview.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms020.jpg
Daz's plan is to have all the filler work finished and in a coat of spray primer by the end of the week.
More soon..

redvictor
03-14-2011, 08:09 PM
Time is pressing on,so things have to keep moving at a pace.
Daz from www.dccustoms.co.uk is cracking on with the body. He says that the front end and hood will be in spray primer tomorrow,along with the doors. That depends on how straight they are when he starts blocking them.
So,the two front fenders,front panel/front air dam and hood complete and an hour away from primer.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms022.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms023.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms024.jpg
The hood from above.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms025.jpg
The sill joined to the body.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms026.jpg
and work started on the roof. Again we are looking for perfection hence the skim of filler in a few places.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms027.jpg

All the parts to be nickel plated/polished and anodised returned today courtesy of Bix at http://bixspolishingservice.jigsy.com/ .
As usual he made a lovely job of everything.
Nickel plated parts.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre580.jpg
Turbo housings repolished after all the work done to them.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre581.jpg
and the Moroso rocker covers anodised after Jon had modified them.There is an oil cap that we're having engraved missing.That will be here tomorrow.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre583.jpg

Jon at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk is still doing bits and pieces as they turn up. Today he fitted the slip yoke on the new Strange SFI propshaft.This pic is before he painted it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre579.jpg
More soon...

Coops
03-14-2011, 08:49 PM
.........crackin'!!

Any rum left? :p

redvictor
03-14-2011, 08:50 PM
.........crackin'!!

Any rum left? :p
nah, polished it off..:-D

Coops
03-14-2011, 08:53 PM
nah, polished it off..:-D


...good, I hate to think what that shit would have done to the fuel system!!! :p

redvictor
03-14-2011, 08:55 PM
And to my insides..:p

nukebanana
03-14-2011, 09:42 PM
Well Andy: I never thought I would see the day that you would be showing off a LENCO, seeing it was a soft spot a few short years ago. I really got to congradulate you that is going to be some car, don't know if I can pull my socks up that high or not. The new race suit is simply beautiful, but I didn't see any pockets for your smokes. Keep up the good work Andy, I can only drool.

onefastpony331
03-14-2011, 11:54 PM
love the nickel plating.so much nicer than crome.wtg bro keep them pics coming.

chevythunder
03-15-2011, 12:17 AM
Thank you. Hopefully you'll follow it to it's conclusion..

it's one of the threads i ALWAYS keep an eye out for lol. goes to show how much the little details make the big picture look even better.

redvictor
03-15-2011, 04:05 AM
Well Andy: I never thought I would see the day that you would be showing off a LENCO, seeing it was a soft spot a few short years ago. I really got to congradulate you that is going to be some car, don't know if I can pull my socks up that high or not. The new race suit is simply beautiful, but I didn't see any pockets for your smokes. Keep up the good work Andy, I can only drool.
I was forced into it,my choice was an auto. Typically now the rules are changed when it's too late.
Thanks Boo,but i'm sure you'll have your say when it comes to it.
I have to roll the sleeve up to keep the smokes close. Like back in the day..:-D

redvictor
03-15-2011, 04:06 AM
love the nickel plating.so much nicer than crome.wtg bro keep them pics coming.
That's what we thought... The only problem is that it takes more work to keep clean than chrome.
Thank you..:smt023

redvictor
03-15-2011, 04:07 AM
it's one of the threads i ALWAYS keep an eye out for lol. goes to show how much the little details make the big picture look even better.
I'm glad you do. It for you and those folks out there who like watching things come together.

nukebanana
03-15-2011, 09:48 AM
Andy: Your going to have that baby ready in no time, Whats the weather over there? Any snow left? When does the track open? Like I said before that's going to be one beautiful car.

redvictor
03-16-2011, 07:47 PM
Andy: Your going to have that baby ready in no time, Whats the weather over there? Any snow left? When does the track open? Like I said before that's going to be one beautiful car.
We hope.. Weather is getting warmer. It was 10deg C today.:-D No snow at the moment.
First proper meeting is Easter weekend.
Thanks Boo,appreciate your kind words.

redvictor
03-16-2011, 07:48 PM
Things are getting very frantic and it's very difficult to keep up with everything at the moment.
The guys at Knight racing services are working on the engine. The coated and hard anodised pistons/pins turned up from Diamond racing this week,and the Trend pushrods have been spec'd and ordered.In the meantime they are getting on with the bottom end measuring ready to start putting it together. The heads are causing an issue still,which i'm not happy about. We just have to try and get them sorted in a quick time frame.I've been promised some pictures as soon it's ready to go together.
Daz at DC Customs is working on the body,but it's not in primer yet due to him having other pressing jobs to do.There'll be more pics tomorrow or Friday.
The update tonight is mainly the transmission check over and modify. Most of you won't even know what a Lenco transmission is,never mind how to fix it!
Although the trans is strong it has some very bad traits. This is probably due to Lenco doing better business selling parts.
The biggest issue is too much end float between the sun gear tube,inner sprag race and case bearing.Some have the washer in the first picture,some don't! Even with the washer there is .100"(2.5mm) end float,which is way too much,and hammers the parts to pieces.There are others too but i'm going to show you the worst bits.
So,with the help of Hutch and Graham and Stuart at www.conveyorengineering.co.uk and I set about addressing the issues.
The first picture is the std ali thrust washer and the wider 3rd gear bronze washer made by Conveyor.Obviously ali has no thrust properties what so ever.There are 2 different washers required for the 1st/2nd gear module and the 3rd gear one.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild007.jpg
This is the 1st/2nd gear thrust washer sitting in it's position.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild008.jpg
The inner sprag race. This has been ground to accomodate the wider thrust. Normally the std washer sits on the jagged gear teeth only. I've ground the teeth away a little deeper to stop the washer getting chewed up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild006.jpg
And the whole sprag with the washer in it's position.The washer stops the inner race banging up against the case.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild013.jpg
This is the sun gear tube. The end has been machined for a better contact with the thrust washer.Attached at the bottom is the friction hub.Because of the amount of movement of the tube sometimes the hub will come out of the last friction plate. That is a disaster...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild011.jpg
And the washer how it sits against the tube when the trans is together.Not shown is the billet sprag cover that sits around the sprag and washer.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild012.jpg
Are you bored yet?
This stuff is very interesting to me as it's what i do for a living..
The last item is a plug for the oil gallery.On a Chevy big block the distributor seals the rear oil gallery,as well as driving the oil pump. We have none of that anymore. Unfortunately as this is a tall deck block with spacers there isn't a part available off the shelf. So,as usual we made one.... Well,Conveyor engineering did.
Graham and Stuart are not only great engineers,they are petrol heads too! They each own Holden Utes and love modified cars.This was obviously good news for me..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre584.jpg
I'll try and have some more interesting pics for next time.

redvictor
03-16-2011, 08:24 PM
These just in. The front end in filler primer!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms034.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms035.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms036.jpg

Broke EF
03-17-2011, 08:05 AM
That front end looks good all one color! Just imagine what it will look like all finished up! Its coming together nicely Andy, I cant wait to see it all finished.

Sean

frtlnrbuick
03-17-2011, 09:35 AM
Are you bored yet?

Not at all, Andy.

Some of us are gearheads and fabricators, too. I love fixing things nobody else thought needed fixing.

As we engineers say: "If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.":rolleyes:

Or: " If it doesn't need fixing, it doesn't have enough features, yet."

Keep 'em coming!

Jim

Scotts87LX
03-17-2011, 10:15 AM
The update tonight is mainly the transmission check over and modify. Most of you won't even know what a Lenco transmission is,never mind how to fix it!
Although the trans is strong it has some very bad traits. This is probably due to Lenco doing better business selling parts.
The biggest issue is too much end float between the sun gear tube,inner sprag race and case bearing.Some have the washer in the first picture,some don't! Even with the washer there is .100"(2.5mm) end float,which is way too much,and hammers the parts to pieces.There are others too but I'm going to show you the worst bits.
So,with the help of Hutch and Graham and Stuart at www.conveyorengineering.co.uk (http://www.conveyorengineering.co.uk) and I set about addressing the issues.
The first picture is the std ali thrust washer and the wider 3rd gear bronze washer made by Conveyor.

Obviously ali has no thrust properties what so ever. There are 2 different washers required for the 1st/2nd gear module and the 3rd gear one. This is the 1st/2nd gear thrust washer sitting in it's position. The inner sprag race. This has been ground to accommodate the wider thrust. Normally the std washer sits on the jagged gear teeth only. I've ground the teeth away a little deeper to stop the washer getting chewed up. And the whole sprag with the washer in it's position. The washer stops the inner race banging up against the case. This is the sun gear tube. The end has been machined for a better contact with the thrust washer. Attached at the bottom is the friction hub. Because of the amount of movement of the tube sometimes the hub will come out of the last friction plate. That is a disaster... And the washer how it sits against the tube when the trans is together. Not shown is the billet sprag cover that sits around the sprag and washer.

Are you bored yet? This stuff is very interesting to me as it's what i do for a living. I'll try and have some more interesting pics for next time.

Andy, never under estimate people's need for new and useful information. The whole build has been fantastic to watch come together in so much detail, but that bit on the Lenco is one of the most useful bits of technical information I've seen posted to date. Great stuff!

Fantastic build, and thanks for taking the time to detail the build with so many photos and commentary. I wish more people with high end cars like yours could or would take the time you have to share the build experience. Looking forward to the next update.

redvictor
03-19-2011, 06:52 PM
Glad you all like reading it.:smt023

Sorry for the lack of daily updates,I've had a touch of food poisoning,which wasn't that pleasant.
Anyway,back to the body work.Daz and Chris have been plodding on,working through each panel to get them straight.As i've mentioned the material they're working with is not steel,and as such requires work to make them arrow straight. Of course they could have just primed and painted the panels with no work. Then they wouldn't have been happy that the job they did was right.No-one here has been unhappy with what they have done so far,and the guys at DC Customs are no different in their approach to the job.
So firstly the drivers door.There looks like there's a lot of filler applied here.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms037.jpg
But not much when rubbed down.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms039.jpg
Unfortunately the opposite door took a little more,but it's still only a very thin skim. The reason is the high spots you can see. Easy removable when it's steel,when it's carbon not so.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms038.jpg
The dash had it's share too,but almost all was removed when it was rubbed down.
They really do want everything to be perfectly straight!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms032.jpg
On to the rear spoiler area. Jon wants the bodywork to blend into the spoiler. He thinks that at the speed we'll be going,a gap will allow the air to get under it and rip it off the car.I agree with this.So the body has been built up around the spill plates and trunk lid .050" (2mm) with fibreglass first,and then a thin skim of filler. The gap you can see is to allow for body flex.Obviously it's not finished yet,and you won't notice it at all when it's painted.In hindsight doing this at the moulding stage would have worked,but we didn't even know what spoiler type we were going to use at that time.
The spoiler back on the car.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms042.jpg
You get the idea we're after in this pic.Unfinished of course.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms041.jpg
Same on the other side.The trunk lid just starts curving right before the spoiler line so it only takes a tiny bit to carry the line onto the spoiler.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms040.jpg
I looked at the body today and it is coming on nicely. The filler you see is an excess all to be rubbed down to thin skims.
More on that soon.
So on to the Lenco again.While i wait for some Lenco parts from Hutch i started changing the case and pressure plate bearings.They were new ones in there but unfortunately they were either made in China or Eastern Europe..yuk.
I certainly wouldn't trust any bearing from that part of the world to last a while,even less so on these bearings,which have a huge loading put on them.Both of these bearings are trying to be pushed out of the case with the forces put on them!
What I really wanted an SKF or SNF quality bearing.
So,I went to my usual bearing supplier who are Carfax Bearings (01902 338111).
Arthur who runs the place just knows bearings inside and out.In all the time i've been using them have they never failed to get me the bearings i needed,and they usually have them in stock!
Of course he had the bearings i needed in stock,albeit 2 of them needed a snap ring groove putting in,but he sorted that out for me asap.
The downside was they weren't cheap. Being angular contact,high speed bearings they were never going to be.But at least now there are some bearings in that have a chance of lasting more than a few passes.
This is the pressure plate bearing.The SKF type has an extra roller in,and much better quality material.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild010-1.jpg
This pic is the failure of a reverse planetary,which is the same as ours.In fact it's Wayne Allman's from the Dragsterbus.
As you can see on the little bit of the gear that is left the strength is reduced because the pin width is too much.To get us by for the moment my friend Ian at Racetuf components in Australia is making a new set of gears from aerospace steel.He is going to redesign the complete carrier to allow for a roller thrust bearing,and deeper gears to reduce the chance of the gears shattering with a breath of wind,but is not able to make them in time for our debut.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencoplanet001.jpg
On the engine front things aren't going very well. Components that we think are just bolt in aren't,and parts are turning up incorrect.One particular part that is wrong is a major disaster,and might hold us up for a while. Hopefully i'll have good news on that on Monday.
To be fair i fully understand about engine parts being custom fit,but when they aren't what you asked for it's a bit of a nuisance.
More soon..

henny496
03-19-2011, 07:11 PM
looks really good Andy. You must be getting a tad excited now

bootsperformance
03-19-2011, 07:29 PM
:cool:Coming along real nice Andy. I bet you can't wait to see it done, I know I can't.

Hutch
03-19-2011, 07:31 PM
Whats stalling the motor progress?:confused: I thought you had everything?


Hutch

JCRVETTE
03-19-2011, 07:48 PM
:cool:Coming along real nice Andy. I bet you can't wait to see it done, I know I can't.
X2

redvictor
03-19-2011, 08:00 PM
Whats stalling the motor progress?:confused: I thought you had everything?


Hutch
I have,but it ain't right... It depends on what answer i get on Monday as to wether i say what it is that is holding us up.

redvictor
03-19-2011, 08:01 PM
Thanks Paul and Ed. We're doing our best to git 'er done..

Hutch
03-20-2011, 12:36 AM
I have,but it ain't right... It depends on what answer i get on Monday as to wether i say what it is that is holding us up.

That doesn't sound good.:(


Hutch

redvictor
03-20-2011, 06:40 AM
That doesn't sound good.:(


Hutch
It don't look good either... :(

Coops
03-20-2011, 06:53 AM
It don't look good either... :(


Spill it Andy...someone need a fuckin'-over? :p

Coops
03-20-2011, 06:56 AM
Ok, I'll tone it down then, who we gotta fuckin' bury?

redvictor
03-20-2011, 07:43 AM
LOL, no-one yet....
I need to speak to some folks first.

redvictor
03-22-2011, 06:02 PM
It's been a couple of days since an update because although lots should be happening,it isn't. We are caught in limbo at the moment on the engine side.
Some miscommunication on my part about piston size has left us with a set of 12 pistons that are .100" short on compression height.It will be impossible to get new pistons in time as they are custom coated. The only other option is longer rods,which in fairness where a little short to begin with. This was due to the pro mod rule change making me have to change the crank stroke.
Lucky (for me)Brian at Dakota Parts Warehouse and GRP in the USA have pulled out all the stops to get us a .100" longer set of rods shipped out tomorrow. We should receive them early next week to carry on with the engine measuring.In the meantime the block will be honed for extra piston clearance,and the heads will have the valve guides sized correctly along with other work to them.
On the bodywork side things are going slowly there too. Daz has a show with his own car at the weekend and has to finish it off. This means ours is on the back burner until next week. Not what i wanted to hear,but it is just the way it goes.
The guys have been doing bits and pieces,including getting the doors gap correct in the one spot that was wrong,priming the doors and dash panel.
The dash panel as it was,with the moulding marks still in.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms047.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms048.jpg
and filled and primed. Although most of the dash will be flocked,the guys wanted every part to be perfect!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms046.jpg
There might be more bodywork photos later..
Meanwhile at the WRE shop Jon has been assembling the painted parts back together in readiness for the cars return.Having seen how many parts there are i know it is a mighty task.
The air shifter levers,with 2 switched shifter knobs and the custom nickel plated bracket.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre585.jpg
Is it a tea tray?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre586.jpg
No,it's the ECU and ign box mounting.Powder coated and plated.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre587.jpg
The gauge panel back together.This was brush finished and silver lacquered because it was too scratched to polish.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre589.jpg
The 4 link,sliding A frame and anti roll bar links all painted black with proper AN bolts.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre588.jpg
And the front suspension arms in the same black.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre590.jpg
The little billet wheelie bar wheel next to a rather larger wheel from Jon's 1800hp MG SV.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre592.jpg
and a complete pic of the whole wheelie bar,again painted black.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre593.jpg
Another example of Jon's fabrication skills with 321 stainless. This one is for a 1300hp 6 cylinder Toyota Supra.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre594.jpg
More soon..

redvictor
03-23-2011, 07:53 PM
The work carries on at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk as Jon is still assembling parts that have been plated/painted/polished etc back together.
First up,the parachute mounting/rear wing frame that has been painted black. We did think of having it nickel'd but as we didn't want it to stand out it was done black instead.Good choice i think..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre595.jpg
The Firefox industries 20lb fire system looks way better now the brackets are shiny.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre596.jpg
Note the neat pipework done by Jon.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre597.jpg
The dry sump oil tank with the mounting. Remember it doubles as a breather tube too..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre599.jpg
The turbos with the freshly polished housings and the intake pipe. Jon did the caustic soda trick with the Turbosmart wastegates and blow off valve tops. They now look a much better silver rather than blue. Unbelievably the turbosmart etching stayed intact!!Sorry for the blurred pic..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre598.jpg

While i wait for the rest of the Lenco parts from Hutch transmissions i started rebuilding the air shift pods on the trans.These are the things that push down the shift fork to engage each gear past 1st.
On this trans one pod had an updated piston,the other an old one.(to the right).
I got Conveyer engineering to knock another one to the pattern i had,and also to make steel pins instead of ali ones. It doesn't take long to hammer the ali pins from the shifting pressure,particularly when the hole for the fork end is way bigger than the pin it engages. I got them to close up the hole a little to stop the fork moving about in the case.I also changed all the O rings (4 in total per unit) as a matter of course.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild014.jpg
All the pieces that make one up shift pod. As explained before, i made all the pieces black because they sit above the tunnel and would look odd in any other colour imo.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild015.jpg
More soon..

Dans 83
03-23-2011, 08:33 PM
Lookin good Andy! Can't wait to see it all come together.

desoto30
03-24-2011, 10:43 AM
awesome work Andy this car is something else be great to see finished
cheers Mark

redvictor
03-25-2011, 07:23 PM
Thanks guys..:smt023
I went down to Dale at DRE fibreglass today to pick up the turbo intakes. Dale had taken the one's Jon had made,filled and primed them to take a mould,then made these.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre600.jpg
As usual he made a superb job of them.He just has the trans cover to make now,which will be done in a couple of weeks.
Whilst i was visiting Dale i popped along to the www.zircotec.com factory,which is situated about 10 miles from the DRE workshop.They will be coating the manifolds and exhausts in their bulletproof ceramic coating,and the turbo intakes will be done in their thermohold coating around the notch area.Pictures when they're done.
Then it was over to Jon's to pick up all of the www.camauto.com supplied Goodridge fittings for re anodising.
The std blue isn't a match for anything on the car,so they'll be done in red,black and silver.
Finally i went to www.knightracingservices.co.uk to check out the engine progress.
The heads are away to be sorted out,and on the arrival of the new rods and pushrods the mock up assembly will be finished,and the engine build proper will be started.
I snapped a quick pic of one of the new Diamond hard coat anodised and coated pistons and Trend casidium coated pin.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS002.jpg
More soon..

dieseldr4
03-25-2011, 07:39 PM
awesome Andy!!

Bobalos
03-25-2011, 08:08 PM
Andy,

I think you have posted more pictures in the last week, than you have your entire life put together. LOL.

Looks bitchen amigo, keep after it.

Bob

Chpwags
03-25-2011, 08:10 PM
Speaking of tea tray, is it going to have cup holders? It is a street car.

redvictor
03-26-2011, 03:46 AM
Yes,bottom left in the pic..:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre364.jpg

Coops
03-26-2011, 03:48 AM
Yes,bottom left in the pic..:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre364.jpg



....need some on my side ya bastid!! :D

Coops
03-26-2011, 03:49 AM
Yes,bottom left in the pic..:smt023
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre364.jpg


..where's the ash-tray? :D

billycart
03-26-2011, 04:16 AM
..where's ash's -tray? :D

ash's tray is in my workshop ....:smt110

redvictor
03-27-2011, 05:36 PM
....need some on my side ya bastid!! :D
They are your side. The passenger side..:p

redvictor
03-27-2011, 05:37 PM
Carrying on with the Lenco trans,i've left no stone unturned. The cases are magnesium and are very light.They are also very fragile around the thread area,particularly as they (supposedly)come apart often. Although the cases are very good ones,i've taken a preventative measure and had some studs made to save those threads.The nuts and washers are ARP's finest 12pt pieces.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild020.jpg
and installed on the case. There are a total of 31 studs between the 3 cases.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild018.jpg
And the rest of the parts i was waiting for turned up from Hutch transmissions in Canada.
These are the billet parts that are an upgrade from Lenco.They are a lot better than the early versions.These are the roller plates for the shift fork (right) and the sprag cover and support for the clutch drum.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild019.jpg
I've also sorted out a lot of the Goodridge fittings to go for re anodising,and Bix has picked those up today.
We're still battling on.
More soon....

TurboDrag
03-27-2011, 09:02 PM
Looking good Andy...
Thnaks for the tips on the lenco shaft play..

Bobalos
03-27-2011, 09:41 PM
The $40,000 question.......... is there anything Hutch dont know?

Bob

redvictor
03-28-2011, 04:03 PM
Looking good Andy...
Thnaks for the tips on the lenco shaft play..
Thanks,and no problem.
Bob,there isn't much that gets around Hutch..

redvictor
03-28-2011, 05:56 PM
The work hasn't stopped just because we won't be ready in time for Easter. It's business as usual at the DC Customs emporium.
Daz says he had a good day on it today,comtinuing with the prep work on the body.
His words are " It will be in primer by the end of the week". So there you have it.....
Pics of the rear fenders being worked on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms050.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms052.jpg
and the roof finished and ready for primer.Note that most of the filler is now gone,leaving tiny bits covering the imperfections.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms051.jpg
More tomorrow..

redvictor
03-29-2011, 05:45 PM
and the bodywork continues...
Daz informed me today the the primer that will be on at the end of week will in fact be spray filler primer. This will cover up any minor imperfections (pinholes etc) and will be blocked down to create a perfect surface for the paint.
You'll have to excuse me for getting things mixed up,as i know nothing about painting whatsoever.A man needs to know his limitations,and i know mine..:D
So,on we go with the pics.
The work at the moment centres on the rear of the car.This doesn't need as much work as the front,but still needs some attention,particularly on the swage line. It is very important to get these perfect,as it's a focal point of the body. Wobbly swage lines stick out like a sore thumb.
An example is the slight dent in the middle swage line.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms053.jpg
The start of correcting it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms054.jpg
and more.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms058.jpg
the other side almost done.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms059.jpg
something else that required attention is the door shuts. I knew these weren't perfect.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms055.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms056.jpg
and the roof pretty much done.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms057.jpg
More of the bodywork tomorrow.
Part 2 of my safety gear arrived today courtesy of the www.hsv.org.uk. The guys and girls kindly donated their hard earned cash to sponsor the helmet,which was very generous of them!
This comes complete with a fire sock,comms installed,HANS quick release posts,helmet eject system and gradient visor.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/stand21helmetreal001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/stand21helmetreal002.jpg
It even has it's own handy carry bag.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/stand21helmetreal003.jpg
A really big thanks also to Andy Boakes of http://www.stand21.fr/contactez-nous/angleterre/angleterre.html who really went out of his way to help us get the best items,even chasing the factory on our behalf.
Part 3 will be the boots and gloves.
More soon..

Vanilla
03-29-2011, 10:24 PM
Andrew,

Looking good bro... When this is all over, you need to count up all the pictures you have posted... There has to be a ton of em....



Vanilla

Shoedoos
03-30-2011, 07:13 PM
....must say old chap, the poms have always been innovators...

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo71/shoedoos/poms.jpg

redvictor
04-01-2011, 07:05 PM
I'd say more like barking mad...
Big update tonight as a few things have been happening.
Firstly the paint work. The car is now in the paint booth ready for it's coat of polyester primer filler and that will be applied tomorrow morning. The guys at www.dccustoms.co.uk will be blocking it back tomorrow afternoon.Fair play to them working on a Saturday, as they know the deadline is getting tighter day by day.
First up is the trunk lid finished off and with the original handle on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms069.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms070.jpg
and the rest are various pics of the body looking a lot smoother.Great work by Daz and Chris i have to say..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms071.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms072.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms073.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms074.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms075.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms076.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms077.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms078.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms079.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms080.jpg

Next up are some of the Goodridge fittings i received from Ian at www.camauto.com.
Originally they were blue,which is a std Goodridge colour..Unfortunately that doesn't go with our red/black/silver/grey colour plans.So i gave Bix a call and he got them re-anodised in the right colours for us.These are just a sample of the fuel and oil system. There are 78 fittings in total for those 2 systems. Remember there are 8 systems on the car! I'm just doing 2 systems at a time to negate losing fittings or getting them mixed up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre604.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre605.jpg

and on we go with more items arriving at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk
A very important item are the spark plug leads,particularly as the current from the Pantera EFI coils is immense!
Step forward Phil De Witt of www.magnecor.co.uk. We dealt with Phil before when we used the leads on RV2 and there was never any trouble with them in 4 years.He made sure that the leads we required where exactly the right ones for the job,even calling Jon to make sure he had everything right!
We ended up using his R100 material,in a 10mm size for added heat and spark guard protection,all custom made at the factory so that the ends don't come off like so many other leads do.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre603.jpg

As well as the leads our new Penske shocks arrived at WRE today. These are state of the art billet aluminium double adjustable shocks,valved specifically for our application. Richard Scott of Penske racing shocks UK (+44 (0)1543 434 580)
is going to be trackside with us whilst we develop the car. He will be reading the shock data from the Motec M800 and changing them if needed.Now that is service you want!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre602.jpg
Finally the guys from www.stickerfitters.co.uk sorted out the helmet design that was designed by Darren at www.powerracegraphics.co.uk in vinyl for me.
This is for the guys and gals from the www.hsv.org.uk forum,as mentioned last night.
The Stig found time from his busy schedule to do the modelling..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/stand21helmetfinished003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/stand21helmetfinished002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/stand21helmetfinished001.jpg
More soon...

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
04-01-2011, 08:08 PM
its gonna get exciting now... cant wait to see paint on that bad ass ride...

Bobalos
04-01-2011, 08:22 PM
Andy, looks like you got a redhead landing strip trim going down the top of your brain bucket.

LOL.

Bob

desoto30
04-02-2011, 10:25 AM
Gettin' close, looking forward to seeing the finished item. Often the word awesome is used too freely But in this case Andy, I say you have a truly awesome car happening here.
cheers Mark

redvictor
04-04-2011, 05:03 PM
Gettin' close, looking forward to seeing the finished item. Often the word awesome is used too freely But in this case Andy, I say you have a truly awesome car happening here.
cheers Mark
Thank you Mark.:smt023
We are getting closer to the paint day by day now. The guys are getting through every panel and ticking them off ready for the proper primer.
The dash panel and doors are now ready.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms087.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms090.jpg
The hood is almost there. Where Jon cut the underside for clearance has gone a funny shape.That will be done and ready tomorrow..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms086.jpg
The front end will also be ready tomorrow and joined with the body again.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms088.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms089.jpg
And the body in it's virgin polyester filler primer.Work starts on blocking that tomorrow also.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms091.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms092.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms093.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms094.jpg
Hats off to the guys at www.dccustoms.co.uk as they're doing a great job..
More soon.

5.0Cammer
04-04-2011, 06:13 PM
This is the sickest build thread I've EVER seen!
A total "BADASS".

redvictor
04-04-2011, 06:18 PM
This is the sickest build thread I've EVER seen!
A total "BADASS".
Much appreciated.
I like to think it's on a par with some of the very high quality builds on here.

Coops
04-04-2011, 06:22 PM
This is the sickest build thread I've EVER seen!
A total "BADASS".


ABSOLUTELY......yes it is, Andy has set a standard that few here will ever achieve!!!!!!





.......the prick, I'll never post another pic of my fuckin' POS! :p

redvictor
04-04-2011, 06:25 PM
ABSOLUTELY......yes it is, Andy has set a standard that few here will ever achieve!!!!!!





.......the prick, I'll never post another pic of my fuckin' POS! :p
LOL.. What is happening with the car then Coops?

bootsperformance
04-04-2011, 08:49 PM
:cool:Hey Andy its looking great. Coops is to busy on the bullet to finish his car, I was asking him the same thing this am. But he is right your standard is very high.. well done!
Sorry Coops I know You'll finish that racecar somday;)

Coops
04-04-2011, 08:55 PM
LOL.. What is happening with the car then Coops?


Hey Andy....vengeance will be mine someday, it's payback time for all the busted knuckles an' broken fuckin' bones!

I'm back on to the car now, you and Ed need a run for yer money LOL! :p

Coops
04-04-2011, 08:56 PM
:cool:Hey Andy its looking great. Coops is to busy on the bullet to finish his car, I was asking him the same thing this am. But he is right your standard is very high.. well done!
Sorry Coops I know You'll finish that racecar somday;)


....don't beat me massa, Iza workin'!! :p

bootsperformance
04-04-2011, 08:58 PM
:cool:Move it ya bastard!!!!!!!

Coops
04-04-2011, 09:00 PM
....diz cotton iz stick to ma fingas!! :p

Brian Brown
04-04-2011, 10:15 PM
Top Notch Andy! TOP NOTCH! Car looks great!

redvictor
04-05-2011, 06:09 PM
:cool:Hey Andy its looking great. Coops is to busy on the bullet to finish his car, I was asking him the same thing this am. But he is right your standard is very high.. well done!
Sorry Coops I know You'll finish that racecar somday;)
Thanks Ed. Coops needs some time out from YB to work on his stuff...lol

redvictor
04-05-2011, 06:11 PM
Top Notch Andy! TOP NOTCH! Car looks great!
Thanks Brian,really appreciate it. :smt023

The panels are now all ready for primer and will be remasked and sprayed tomorrow.
The front end needs 1/2 hour of work and that will be done too.
The main body will take a couple of days to block down and be ready. Daz informs me that next week should see a coat of red on the body,black around the windows,bumper and grille (as a base for the chrome finish),and some laqcuer too! Maybe he will start the graphic scheme....
Something to look forward to for all who are following..:D
So,from the top, the hood.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms095.jpg
the trunk lid.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms096.jpg
The dash panel.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms097.jpg
The front air dam. Yes,we decided to make it removable,just in case it gets damaged.Plus,even though it was supported it had already started to crack the filler.
It should also make it look less deep.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms098.jpg
The 2 doors.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms100.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms099.jpg
and the front end.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms101.jpg

We're still waiting for the last bits of machining for the engine to start the build.
They should be back tomorrow so www.knightracingservices.co.uk can carry on with the assembly.
More soon....

3gdwrench
04-05-2011, 07:18 PM
Boy Andy,they sure are BOMBING the place !!! Youre gonna have to pay extra for that !!Everything has 1/16" bondo dust on it..................:mad:

Mod
04-06-2011, 01:07 PM
It's ankle deep on the floors,,,,:)

redvictor
04-06-2011, 05:08 PM
at least it's on the floor,and not on the panels..:-D

We're almost there with the primer. Unfortunately the delivery of that didn't get to www.dccustoms.co.uk until late today,so no in primer pics.
All the panels are now ready and will be primered in the morning.There is just a bit more to do on the body and that will be ready also.Daz says that he's hardly had to put anything more on the body and is very happy with the finish.
As it was in guide coat mode this morning.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms102.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms103.jpg
and later in the day when the body is smoother. Just a little bit of dolphin glaze required.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms104.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms105.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms106.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms107.jpg
Friday sees a magazine shoot for a feature on the run up to the car coming out.This will take in the body,engine and turbos.
You'll see it in due course..
Whilst we're focusing mainly on the bodywork things haven't stopped on the other areas of the car that need addressing.The plan is to have everything ready (except the plumbing)for the cars return to Jon at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk just before Easter.
On that note Dave Rowe at www.epsmotorsport.com has been tackling the monster job that is the wiring harness. Shane T supplied me an engine loom,but to be fair it was from another car,and as this car is 8000mls away from him it would be hard for him to make one to fit perfectly. Most of it Jon has positioned components to utilise it as is,but there has to be some modifications and additions to it to make it perfect for the car,plus there are all the other looms to get done.
Fortunately as usual we have a perfectionist on the job(nothing new there then)in Dave.Jon did his part to make it a little easier for Dave with a very comprehensive wiring schematic that incorporated everything needed on the loom,and measurements of the loom itself!
So to start he tackled the switch panel loom.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorepsmotorsport004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorepsmotorsport003.jpg
and then the gauge panel.Although the Auto Meter gauges look really nice,we feel that the first big bout of tyre shake will ruin all of them in a flash,particularly as they are not race gauges.
This is with them installed and the LED light wires there.Every wire is aircraft spec for lighter weight,because the amount of wiring on this car could add 100 lbs if not done carefully.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorepsmotorsport001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorepsmotorsport002.jpg
Notice,no connectors are soldered,only crimped with special tools.Solder has a tendency to crack in high vibration enviroments,meaning niggling faults in the wiring that are very hard to detect.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorepsmotorsport005.jpg
and done.The diagnostic plug that goes in the centre of the panel is kept seperate from the rest of the loom.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorepsmotorsport006.jpg
As usual great work from everyone involved.
More soon..

461poncho
04-06-2011, 05:59 PM
Looking great Andy :rock:

redvictor
04-07-2011, 06:18 PM
Looking great Andy :rock:
Thank you..:smt023

We're getting ever closer to the final colour coat.
Today Daz etch primed the panels and main body,then gave it 3 coats of 2k high build primer. They will then rub that down to a smooth finish to accept the red.
It really does look straight now!
So,the etch primer on the panels and main body.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms108.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms109.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms117.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms118.jpg
and the 2k high build primer.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms110.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms112.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms113.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms114.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms116.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms119.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms120.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms121.jpg
Tomorrow the car gets put back together for a photo shoot,then work starts on the final rubbing down.
I'm off to www.zircotec.com tomorrow to pick up the exhaust headers,mufflers and carbon intakes after they've been ceramic coated,and to drop them back at WRE ready for fitting when the car gets back there.
More soon....

redvictor
04-09-2011, 03:20 AM
So here it is at www.dccustoms.co.uk in all it's....... primer.:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms122.jpg
The photo shoot went well and you'll see the pics in a mag soon.The manifolds,silencers and intakes are all done,no pics yet though.
So a few pics of the primered car that just requires a rub down,apart from a bit that became obvious as soon as the panels were all back together.
Next to Daz's Beetle.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms124.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms127.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms128.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms129.jpg
The minor problem has occured at the bottom of the door.The top of the sill is sticking out like a massive pimple on someones nose,drawing your eyes to it like a magnet! As the panels haven't been together it hasn't been noticable,until it's all one colour. We were aware of it but it kind of slipped everyones mind because of the push to try and get the body to this stage.
It is visible in this pic.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms126.jpg
So it was out with the air saw to section the doorstep and push the sill in.Of course it was all bonded here making the job a little harder.The bottom of the door will now need trimming but that is no problem.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms132.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms133.jpg
and reglassed.The little bit sticking out is the steel end plate which needs trimming and bonding.Daz is on the other side to fix it this weekend.
It's just another thing you have to tackle with this one off stuff.Tackling it now isn't a big issue. Leaving till after the paint is on would be a very big issue.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms134.jpg

And on to some engine pics.This has been very frustrating for Tim as he's been waiting for the parts to come back for a good while.
While he was waiting my old block was cleaned and painted ready for the build.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS006.jpg
With new coated cam bearings installed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS007.jpg
This block has seen some action in it's life.I should really use an Aluminium block but as this one owes me nothing and it's very strong. One day we'll change it over.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS008.jpg
The Winberg crank with the Calico coated bearings,balanced and ready for installation.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS009.jpg
With a £2 coin next to it for size comparison.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS010.jpg
More soon..

redvictor
04-10-2011, 05:00 PM
Tim has been cracking on with the engine build. We have a Winberg crank in the block!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS023.jpg

The http://www.diamondracing.net/ hard anodised and telfon coated pistons are the best pistons we have ever used.There was never a question to use anything else.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS011.jpg

The same with the www.totalseal.com gapless top/napier 2nd piston ring pack.
Particularly as Vice President Matt Hartford spec'd them for us so there would be no mistakes.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS014.jpg

Diamond piston,Trend casidium coated pin and www.grpconrods.com 5500 series ali rod.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorKRS015.jpg
Lucky for me every part was two quid,so it wasn't a big deal getting the parts..:D
More soon...

Shoedoos
04-10-2011, 05:42 PM
More often than not the artist's impression doesn't end up mirroring the final outcome....you and your team have worked hard to mimic what was originally penned...congratulations

FRYDAY
04-10-2011, 07:15 PM
Awsome build Andy iam enjoying all the pics and info :finga:.
Iam starting my first full tube chassi car and all this stuff your posting is giving me some great ideas.thanks for sharing:p.
Bretto.

slammer454
04-10-2011, 07:30 PM
Seeing the pin in perspective like that...You'd have to try to break that!

redvictor
04-11-2011, 05:53 PM
More often than not the artist's impression doesn't end up mirroring the final outcome....you and your team have worked hard to mimic what was originally penned...congratulations
Thank you. I am happy it has turned out the way it has.

redvictor
04-11-2011, 05:54 PM
Awsome build Andy iam enjoying all the pics and info :finga:.
Iam starting my first full tube chassi car and all this stuff your posting is giving me some great ideas.thanks for sharing:p.
Bretto.
Glad we can help. Fill yer boots.. :-D

redvictor
04-11-2011, 05:56 PM
Seeing the pin in perspective like that...You'd have to try to break that!
I'll give it a try..:-D

Some pics of the final stages of prep before the big day.These include the finish repair to the sill.
Rear deck spoiler.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms135.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms136.jpg
Rear fender where the spoiler fastens.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms137.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms140.jpg
sill repair.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms138.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms139.jpg
Front fender.Still requiring slight work to the swage line as Daz wasn't quite happy with it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms141.jpg

More of the www.camauto.com Goodridge fittings came back from the anodisers today.
I'm still trying to keep the red/grey/black/silver scheme throughout the whole car.
Once again thanks to Bix for sorting these out for me. He has the beadlock rings to black anodise also,after stripping the chrome and polishing them first.We will then use ARP 12 point stainless fasteners to finish them off.Pics when they are back on the wheels.
The guy does a great job of any type of finishing work. http://bixspolishingservice.jigsy.com/
Water fittings.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre608.jpg
Engine adaptors for the water system.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre607.jpg
Air jacks and turbo control in grey.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre606.jpg
More soon..

redvictor
04-14-2011, 05:43 PM
Tonights pics.We're almost there. The bodywork is on it's final rub down.This is where all the tiny flaws get corrected and then we'll be on to the paintwork proper.
This is the kind of thing that need sorting out now,prior to that final coat.
This is the top of the door which will be chrome finished,just like the original trim. These would stick out like a sore thumb!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms142.jpg
and a little bit of filler.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms143.jpg
and hey presto,they've gone..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms144.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms146.jpg
The rest of the panels are getting DA'd down with 600,with the edges and swage lines wet flatted with a block by hand.The black is the guide coat,as explained earlier in the thread. Any part that isn't touched in the pics is to by done by hand.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms147.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms148.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms149.jpg
The plan is to have all the removal panels in red on Saturday,and the main body first thing next week.That gives us time to get the graphics,chrome and grille done for the end of Easter. It then goes back to WRE for the build up.When that is almost finished it'll go back for the final polish and vinyl stickers applied.
Then back to WRE for the finish off and start up..phew!
More soon...

JCRVETTE
04-14-2011, 05:52 PM
You know you're getting close when you can even MAKE a list of what needs to be done! :)

Prochamro
04-14-2011, 06:05 PM
....must say old chap, the poms have always been innovators...

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo71/shoedoos/poms.jpg
I must say I'am in complete agreement my young fellow!

redvictor
04-14-2011, 06:08 PM
You know you're getting close when you can even MAKE a list of what needs to be done! :)
Too close for comfort. Even with the delayed debut date we're still cutting it fine..

redvictor
04-15-2011, 05:19 PM
The last little bits are almost done. Tomorrow will see the trunk lid,front air dam, rear deck spoiler and the mirrors in red. The body will be in red on Monday,along with the doors,front end and hood. They have the added complication of having black base coat for the chrome,and the graphics.
It will be finished by Easter Monday (graphics and chrome included). The dash and interior body panels and final polish will be done afterwards.
The mirrors before they are taken apart.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms150.jpg
The hood is still causing issues where it has been trimmed for clearance underneath. Daz has had to use a bit more dolphin glaze to get it right.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms151.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms152.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms153.jpg
and the door is having the final prep.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms154.jpg
More soon..

JCRVETTE
04-15-2011, 05:41 PM
I'm real excited for you. I know what its like to work that long on something and then see it come together for paint. Now if I could only get one of my projects in the shop and see progress..... Keep us updated!

redvictor
04-15-2011, 06:09 PM
I'm real excited for you. I know what its like to work that long on something and then see it come together for paint. Now if I could only get one of my projects in the shop and see progress..... Keep us updated!
Thank you Paul. It's frustrating and enjoyable all at the same time. I will post the pics up as soon as i have them.
You have to stop working on other people's cars to get your own done..lol

Coops
04-15-2011, 06:14 PM
...........damn Andy!! :p

slammer454
04-15-2011, 07:52 PM
Looks spectacular Andy, I can't believe the progress you guys are making.

You might appreciate this actually, was watching something the other night about the worlds power grid. There was one engineer at a switch board in the U.K., he said every night at a certain time there was a massive energy spike for around 5 minutes. It was everybody putting their kettles on at the end of Eastenders. :smt119 Guy literally hovered over the board and waited for the music, the ending time the BBC Told them was off by 7 minutes.

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
04-16-2011, 12:12 PM
dammit... is it red yet?... the suspense is nuts.

redvictor
04-16-2011, 07:51 PM
Sorry,i have been working all day and went out tonight.
Anyway,a bit of red paint at last! Daz at www.dccustoms.co.uk is very happy with the finish so far..
Pics of the offending items all ready for the red paint.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms155.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms156.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms157.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms158.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms159.jpg
and in glorious technicolour..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms161.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms160.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms164.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms162.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms163.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms165.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms166.jpg
I might have a pic of the front end in paint tomorrow. I'll be working all day so it'll be late as usual.
More soon...

Mikey007
04-16-2011, 10:52 PM
Fucken shit...........:-Daw

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
04-17-2011, 12:39 AM
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redvictor
04-18-2011, 05:24 PM
No pics of the paint tonight.
It took Daz all day to finish up the bits and pieces and completely remask the car.He has done this because i gave instruction that NO overspray was allowed.
This meant masking every part of the car not having paint.
He is painting first thing tomorrow..
Meanwhile the reverse gearset for the Lenco came back from Ian at Racetuf components in Australia,complete with a new set of maraging steel gears.He is redesigning the whole carrier/gears and pins but not before we get the car on the track.So this is to get us by for now.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild021.jpg
These coming back have allowed me to assemble the rest of the trans which is now ready for installation in the car.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/lencorebuild024.jpg

Also finished and ready for installation are the seats for the car. Lovingly done by Alan Williamson of AW Upholstery in the West Midlands.
Alan is able to do anything of this nature,and is very good at what he does! He is also flocking the dashboard when Daz has finished painting it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre609.jpg
More soon..

bootsperformance
04-18-2011, 05:42 PM
:cool:Lookin good Andy!

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
04-18-2011, 05:43 PM
nickel plating on the trans support looks soooo much nicer than chrome...

461poncho
04-18-2011, 07:39 PM
It's getting real close to the finish line there bud :Party

TurBo RG
04-18-2011, 07:55 PM
I can't wait.....

redvictor
04-19-2011, 07:41 PM
Here you go fella's..:smt023

So,this is what we've all been waiting for..The body is now as www.dccustoms.co.uk like,so todays task was to paint all the areas that will receive chrome,and the black side of the graphics.Once that was done the black was masked off to receive the red part of the paint.
In the booth awaiting proper paint!Note the doors and the spill plates hanging up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms167.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms168.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms169.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms170.jpg
And on to the black.Some of the masking of the black part of the graphic scheme and the chrome has already been done.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms171.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms172.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms173.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms174.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms175.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms176.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms177.jpg
And the base coat red. This is before the lacquer. That will come tomorrow,along with more graphics.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms178.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms179.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms180.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms181.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms182.jpg
More soon..

Coops
04-19-2011, 07:44 PM
...lookin' good Andy, not long now! :p

redvictor
04-19-2011, 07:54 PM
...lookin' good Andy, not long now! :p
Thanks Coops. This week will see it finally get to look like the rendering at last!

Jeff Taylor
04-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Oh ya!!!
She sure is a sweet build Andy, detail, detail detail!!!
Sir, my hat's off to you and the crew :)

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
04-19-2011, 08:53 PM
HELL YEAH!!!!!!!

i cant wait to see this thing done..

neat to see "THE" BADDEST Vauxhall in the world come together.... looking good man.

bbcmalibu
04-19-2011, 08:57 PM
Been following the build and just had to go back to page 1 and see what it started from and holy hell. What a build! Thanks for progress and can't wait to hear the motor!

chrischabre
04-19-2011, 09:18 PM
I am in COMPLETE LUST over this project..As a fabricator, I really enjoy seeing well thought out clean work...

TurboDrag
04-19-2011, 09:21 PM
Been following the build and just had to go back to page 1 and see what it started from and holy hell. What a build! Thanks for progress and can't wait to hear the motor!
X2...
You must have a smile from ear to ear now Andy...

Scotts87LX
04-19-2011, 10:17 PM
There is also going to be a time lapse video of the whole build btw

Is there still going be a time lapse video when it's completed? If there is, I would think that would be a "world's first" for a race car build.

redvictor
04-20-2011, 04:30 PM
Is there still going be a time lapse video when it's completed? If there is, I would think that would be a "world's first" for a race car build.
We have 1400 pics from the build,and when it goes back together Jon is going to mark the car position and use a fixed camera to put it back together.
So yes is the answer..lol
Thank you everyone :smt023


If you liked yesterdays pics todays will be to your fancy..:-D
Daz and Chris had to do some slight adjustments to the black flash on the door after a quick phone call this morning. He will also have to do another slight adjustment tomorrow after another call tonight. Sorry Daz!
The car has to be EXACTLY as the rendering,so slight adjustments here and there are inevitable.
Anyway,feast your eyes on these beauties...lol.
The black is the base for the chrome on the bumpers,grille and the trim around the windows.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms184.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms186.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms187.jpg
The side view looks very nice.:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms183.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms188.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms189.jpg
The flash needs to have a more of a curve at the top and the guys will do that in the AM.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms191.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms192.jpg
Tomorrow's job is rub the lacquer down smooth and mask for the silver graphics and chrome.
The engine is continuing to give us some headaches.The pistons are now hitting the combustion chamber,even though we were assured that the chamber profile had been given to the piston manufacturer to ensure this wouldn't happen.These have been the single most troublesome part of this project,and it really isn't good enough.
I now have to spend time rectifying the problem,something i didn't want to do. Damn it..
On a better note Alan Williamson dropped by today to deliver the seats back (great service!).
He has made an absolutely superb job of them.If you need the same then give him a call on 07860 370171.
More tomorrow....

kulprit410
04-21-2011, 05:18 AM
looking AWESOME Andy:p:supz:

reedysride
04-21-2011, 07:31 AM
Looking trick Andy, one of the best threads to have graced the pages of Bullet

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
04-21-2011, 10:05 AM
soooo baaaad... i was showing the guys at work what you started out with, and kind of jumped through the thread to show a little here and there of what was going into the car... and they couldnt believe that you cut up a car just to make a mold off of. they also said the car is coming along awesome... and they are excited to see it finished as well.

i cant wait to see this thing with some graphics and bling on it.. its gonna look sinister.

redvictor
04-21-2011, 05:58 PM
looking AWESOME Andy:p:supz:
Cheers fella,and cheers Reedy :smt023

redvictor
04-21-2011, 06:00 PM
soooo baaaad... i was showing the guys at work what you started out with, and kind of jumped through the thread to show a little here and there of what was going into the car... and they couldnt believe that you cut up a car just to make a mold off of. they also said the car is coming along awesome... and they are excited to see it finished as well.

i cant wait to see this thing with some graphics and bling on it.. its gonna look sinister.
Tell the guys thank for the compliments,and i'm glad you all like it.
We all hope the rendering translates on the car when it's finished painted,which will be on Easter Monday.

Anyway,back to the plot. The job today was to flat back the lacquer and mask up for the graphics.The side of the car is a mock up to see if everything looked good.The black portion has been altered as per the rendering and is now spot on.
There will be 1mm line tape put around the masking tape to leave the shape we want on the sides.The bonnet is masked for the paint already..
The grey/silver panel under the VXR logo is a little tricky to do.It fades from dark silver to light silver,meaning Daz has to fade the colours together.
Once the graphics are done there will be another 4 coats of laqcuer applied then rubbed flat,then the chromework and grille will be done,followed by 3 final coats of laqcuer. Sounds easy doesn't it..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms193.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms196.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms194.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms198.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms197.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms195.jpg
More soon..

bad 68 chevelle
04-21-2011, 06:55 PM
Damn that car has come a long way, looks awesome Andy.:cool: Michael

redvictor
04-21-2011, 06:59 PM
Damn that car has come a long way, looks awesome Andy.:cool: Michael
Thanks Michael..

Mark Walter
04-21-2011, 08:03 PM
Spectacular...simply spectacular Andy!

461poncho
04-21-2011, 10:52 PM
That's what I'm talking about :Party congratulations pal.:supz:

redvictor
04-22-2011, 05:07 PM
Thanks guys..

It's not often during this project we have a crap day. Today was one.....
Firstly i'm having to put right a set of finished heads that i could have filed better. Without a doubt they are the worst set of heads i've ever come across.
It's hard to believe the person responsible is supposed to be a top notch head guy.
Secondly the paint was going well. Too well obviously....
Daz and Chris have masked the car for the grey pin stripe around the graphics.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms202.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms200.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms201.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms203.jpg

Then 2 disasters in one. First the front end warped in the sun where it had been reshaped.Lucky all it required was rubbing down flat again.Funny,me and my crew guy Tony were talking about this happening at the weekend.The hope is that now it has done that once it shouldn't do it again.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms204.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms205.jpg
It is now ready for repainting tomorrow.
Second the silver for the graphics has reacted on the laqcuer.Daz seems to think it's because he hasn't left time for the laqcuer to dry properly.Obviously this is due to the time scale we have.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms206.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms199.jpg
He is going to redo it again tomorrow and hopefully this time it works.
More soon..

Shawn Morrell
04-22-2011, 05:09 PM
Other than the mishaps....this sled is looking awesome Andy!!!!

redvictor
04-22-2011, 05:11 PM
Thanks Shawn..:smt023

Scotts87LX
04-22-2011, 07:12 PM
I'm having to put right a set of finished heads that i could have filed better. Without a doubt they are the worst set of heads I've ever come across.
It's hard to believe the person responsible is supposed to be a top notch head guy.

I've followed this build fairly closely since it started and the scope of the whole thing is just beyond most people's ability to understand what it takes to do a "one off" car. It's simply amazing to see it come together after all the time and hard work put forth by those involved. Spectacular work!

If you have already answered this question, I'm sorry I missed it but I was wondering why you chose to go with a conventional BBC head rather than a Big Chief style? Was there a weight break for conventional heads in European Pro Mod, or are the big heads illegal? Or was there some other factor that made you choose a conventional type head?

Thanks again for all the time you have taken to post the build for all to see. I'm sure all of us who are following it really appreciate your efforts to share the progress. Cheers!

Jim Monson
04-22-2011, 07:15 PM
Andy, I had the same thing happen with the paint on my car. The painter was in a rush and he was also mixing products (PPG and House of Color). They din't play nice together.

Car looks great! You are getting close!

redvictor
04-23-2011, 04:50 PM
I've followed this build fairly closely since it started and the scope of the whole thing is just beyond most people's ability to understand what it takes to do a "one off" car. It's simply amazing to see it come together after all the time and hard work put forth by those involved. Spectacular work!

If you have already answered this question, I'm sorry I missed it but I was wondering why you chose to go with a conventional BBC head rather than a Big Chief style? Was there a weight break for conventional heads in European Pro Mod, or are the big heads illegal? Or was there some other factor that made you choose a conventional type head?

Thanks again for all the time you have taken to post the build for all to see. I'm sure all of us who are following it really appreciate your efforts to share the progress. Cheers!
Thank you Scott,appreciate it.
The reason for conventional was because these "conventional" heads are like a big chief and flow like one. There is no weight break and any head is allowed,but because i'm sponsored by GM it suited to keep a conventional style engine.
In truth i wish i'd have just gone with a big chief head. Too late now though as all the exhausts and intake are made for these heads.

redvictor
04-23-2011, 04:54 PM
Andy, I had the same thing happen with the paint on my car. The painter was in a rush and he was also mixing products (PPG and House of Color). They din't play nice together.

Car looks great! You are getting close!
This one isn't a mixing deal Jim.
Thanks though,appreciate that from you..:smt023.

Yesterday was obviously very bad.Today is very good! This car is like a rollercoaster..:-D
As if by magic we have a graphic scheme! Fair play to the guys at www.dccustoms.co.uk for not giving up and getting in first thing this morning to crack on with the job.
So,the hood with the graphics done.The bit in the middle is just the masking tape over the intake holes.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms215.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms214.jpg

and the sides. Daz still wants to play with the silver to fade in a lighter colour,as per the rendering.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms216.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms217.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms218.jpg

Whilst the paint was drying they started work on the grille.This will be chrome on the grille shell and a painted inner,with a chrome cross in the centre.
Notice the little bit of chrome Daz tried on the bumper. It looks real!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms207.jpg

Masked ready for the stripes.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms208.jpg

Stripes on with highlights.I stole this from a grille i saw on Tommy C's Duster (sorry Paul). I just wanted something simple,but effective in a photo, and this is imo.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms209.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms210.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms213.jpg

The cross masked for chrome.The masking might change depending on what design we settle on.Note the bodywork that warped yesterday has not been painted yet. He's leaving it for another day to make sure it doesn't warp again.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms211.jpg

All in all a better day than Friday.:smt023
More on Monday...

3gdwrench
04-23-2011, 05:22 PM
Damn thats looking good Andy,I was reading through the last page or two and saw you reffering to the use of Lacquer clear.Is there a special reason your using this material as opposed to a more durable urethane ?? I grew up using PPG's 468 laq clear and when the urethanes came out I put the 468 on the shelf and its still there.

redvictor
04-23-2011, 05:30 PM
Damn thats looking good Andy,I was reading through the last page or two and saw you reffering to the use of Lacquer clear.Is there a special reason your using this material as opposed to a more durable urethane ?? I grew up using PPG's 468 laq clear and when the urethanes came out I put the 468 on the shelf and its still there.
Thank you..
I have no idea what it is,apart from it's laqcuer. I'll ask Daz what it is and why he chooses it. I'm just a mechanical guy..:-D

461poncho
04-23-2011, 07:26 PM
Wow it's looking awesome !!

chrischabre
04-23-2011, 07:33 PM
I had "one of those days" today on a motorcycle tank Im modifying...So I walked away. We all have them...Car is coming out awesome..Cant wait to see more.

redvictor
04-25-2011, 05:05 PM
Thanks guys..

We name this ship "the Star..... Nah. RV3 of course..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms219.jpg
More later on.

Greg2
04-25-2011, 05:06 PM
Andy that paint job is gorgeous. Can't wait to see pictures when it's completed!

redvictor
04-25-2011, 05:08 PM
Thanks Greg. The chrome goes on the grille,bumpers,and around the windows tomorrow, which will give the car a face.
It'll look pretty decent then. Also the dash is under way too.

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
04-25-2011, 05:32 PM
its coming together now..... cant wait to see it sitting on its new shoes... and ready to do business...

KenB
04-25-2011, 05:35 PM
INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JCRVETTE
04-25-2011, 07:16 PM
Damn thats looking good Andy,I was reading through the last page or two and saw you reffering to the use of Lacquer clear.Is there a special reason your using this material as opposed to a more durable urethane ?? I grew up using PPG's 468 laq clear and when the urethanes came out I put the 468 on the shelf and its still there.
X2. I remember that stuff. I used to do lacquer jobs with the ppg 468 with 105 thinner and then shoot BASF RV76 urethane clear in the jambs because it was a high solids clear that would go right over the lacquer. Those were the days :cool:. Lacquer is beautiful, but you just about have to hand glaze it every time you washed it if you wanted that perfect gloss. Urethane's will spoil ya for sure.
Andy you sure its lacquer, or you generalizing it? I don't know if even available over here anymore except for some of the specialty manufacturers maybe. Looking good as always.

redvictor
04-25-2011, 07:29 PM
X2. I remember that stuff. I used to do lacquer jobs with the ppg 468 with 105 thinner and then shoot BASF RV76 urethane clear in the jambs because it was a high solids clear that would go right over the lacquer. Those were the days :cool:. Lacquer is beautiful, but you just about have to hand glaze it every time you washed it if you wanted that perfect gloss. Urethane's will spoil ya for sure.
Andy you sure its lacquer, or you generalizing it? I don't know if even available over here anymore except for some of the specialty manufacturers maybe. Looking good as always.
I asked Daz and he said it isn't urethane. Just 2k lacquer? He's using 1k to finish it. No idea what he's talking about frankly..:D
I did pinch Tommy's grille centre design,but i also credited you for it..lol

MrGrim
04-25-2011, 07:39 PM
I don't know if even available over here anymore except for some of the specialty manufacturers maybe.
believe it or not the duplicolor paint shop stuff is lacquer,been flowing this build for awhile now great work guys

Scotts87LX
04-25-2011, 07:45 PM
Thanks guys..

We name this ship "the Star..... Nah. RV3 of course..:D

Andy, even the Starship Enterprize didn't have cup holders :smt023

redvictor
04-25-2011, 07:47 PM
believe it or not the duplicolor paint shop stuff is lacquer,been flowing this build for awhile now great work guys
I guess because we're in another country different products are available.
Glad you like the build.:smt023

3gdwrench
04-25-2011, 08:27 PM
Very unique graphics....way awesome ! Gonna look sweet man :o. Better run as good as it looks !

redvictor
04-26-2011, 02:27 AM
Andy, even the Starship Enterprize didn't have cup holders :smt023
Maybe i should have called it that,as it's boldly going where no man had gone before..LOL

redvictor
04-26-2011, 02:29 AM
Very unique graphics....way awesome ! Gonna look sweet man :o. Better run as good as it looks !
Thank you, and hopefully it does,else we're in trouble..:p

Coops
04-26-2011, 07:13 AM
.................................................. .........http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt256/oopscoops/bear10_animated.gif?t=1303816367

Coops
04-26-2011, 07:15 AM
.......:p

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt256/oopscoops/elmo2.gif?t=1303816464

redvictor
04-26-2011, 06:57 PM
I figure that is good Coops..:-D

We're nearly there now.The long road that this body has taken has a couple of days left before it's finished. And like everyone who has been involved in the making of this custom Vauxhall body www.dccustoms.co.uk have more than done their bit to make it as good as we wanted.
Tomorrow will see the little bits and pieces left done(air intake on the C post,special black paint by the front lights and mirror mounts etc)and the body receiving it's final coats of lacquer.Thursday will be the demasking and refitting the panels day and then the final picture at DC Customs will be taken.You might hear the loudest cheer in history after that has happened..:-D
The car will then be taken to WRE for the refit which will give the paint and lacquer plenty of time to go off.
When the main bulk of the work is done Daz and Chris will go down to Jon's to give the body a final polish to take out any scratches that will be inevitable whilst working on the car.
Also the main VXR and all the sponsors stickers will be made and applied at Jon's after the polish by the guys at www.stickerfitters.co.uk ,who have been working out all the sizes for the stickers while the paint has been applied. They also made the RV3 lettering mask,and have done some special stickers for the inside of the car that will be revealed later.
So,on to the pictures. For some reason these pics didn't come through last night.
These show how the name is written so neatly on the side.
First the grey number 3 is painted.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms221.jpg
Then that is masked and the red and black brushed on.This saved lots of masking.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms222.jpg
Remove the masking and voila!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms223.jpg
And this is how it looks in the scheme.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms226.jpg

Now the car is masked off for the chrome process.This takes a lot of time as 1mm (.040") black base coat is left as a pin stripe around every part of the chrome,making it look like everything is a seperate item.Daz said they had 4 hours in the masking alone today! This is the difference between the ordinary body shop and the extraordinary one.DC Customs are the latter..
Note the chequer at the back carries on into the rear,even though it is covered by the rear deck spoiler.This means when you take off the spoiler it still looks like the graphic is there! Very simple technique but clever stuff.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms228.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms229.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms230.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms232.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms231.jpg
And now the chrome.To get this like an original car has taken WAY more work that was feasible.Hours have gone into cutting the trims to fit the chopped windows and roof,and cutting the bumpers to make them fit flush so they could look real,but be part of the body mould. Take a bow Wayne Allman,because you've got to see what those hours you spent have turned into.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms233.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms234.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms235.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms236.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms237.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms238.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms239.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms240.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms241.jpg
I'm a happy chap.More tomorrow..

Rich_1028
04-26-2011, 07:47 PM
wow!!!
way nice
I have not been in here to check on the build for awhile.

you've come a long ways
I like it!

Broke EF
04-26-2011, 09:23 PM
WOW those trim pieces are absolutely AMAZING!!! Those are the little details that make this car so great. I love how you can see the "seam" in the trim pieces so it looks like separate parts, but its all part of the mold. Great work by all involved for sure. When this thing hits the states I HAVE to come check it out in person!

Sean

redvictor
04-27-2011, 03:06 AM
WOW those trim pieces are absolutely AMAZING!!! Those are the little details that make this car so great. I love how you can see the "seam" in the trim pieces so it looks like separate parts, but its all part of the mold. Great work by all involved for sure. When this thing hits the states I HAVE to come check it out in person!

Sean
Glad you like them. They took a heap of work to get right.
Thanks guys..:smt023

Jim Monson
04-27-2011, 09:25 AM
Glad you like them. They took a heap of work to get right.
Thanks guys..:smt023"Heap" hahaha. My niece is visiting from Scotland. She wants "heaps" of candy, ice cream, new shoes. I told her no dear. Tell mommy and daddy you want "Shit Loads"!!!!

KenB
04-27-2011, 09:34 AM
Wow, just wow

theycallmekenny
04-27-2011, 09:43 AM
Man that thing is really looking good. The attention to detail is amazing.

frtlnrbuick
04-27-2011, 10:07 AM
All I can do is drool...;)

Your hard work, and that of many others is about to pay off. It also shows that with effort comes reward.

You are going to have a lot of fun with this car. May all your races be victorious and safe!:smt023

Looking forward to seeing it in person.

Cheers!

Jim

Paulie9fingers
04-27-2011, 10:18 AM
WOW, WOW, WOW !!

I would really love to see that thing in person, what are the chances of you bringing it "across the pond" for a US Tour. ;) :)

Great job

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
04-27-2011, 11:29 AM
yep... this has been flagged on my work computer as porn... car porn....

all the guys at the shop are in awe of the graphics and chrome paint... this thing is awesome.

Mod
04-27-2011, 12:23 PM
Those tape lines are tight around the bumpers,,alot of work involved there, staring at tape until your eyeballs cross.:rolleyes:

Someone is deserving of a big pile of fish, chips, and beer, regardless of the pay.

Home stretch now, don't leave us hanging or you will get lynched.:cool:

bootsperformance
04-27-2011, 12:27 PM
:cool:Holy shit Andy. Looks killer can't wait to see it the first time out.

redvictor
04-27-2011, 06:00 PM
"Heap" hahaha. My niece is visiting from Scotland. She wants "heaps" of candy, ice cream, new shoes. I told her no dear. Tell mommy and daddy you want "Shit Loads"!!!!
Someone will get a haggis around his chops for that..:-D

redvictor
04-27-2011, 06:01 PM
All I can do is drool...;)

Your hard work, and that of many others is about to pay off. It also shows that with effort comes reward.

You are going to have a lot of fun with this car. May all your races be victorious and safe!:smt023

Looking forward to seeing it in person.

Cheers!

Jim
Thank you Jim,appreciate that.
Thanks Ken and Kenny too!

redvictor
04-27-2011, 06:03 PM
WOW, WOW, WOW !!

I would really love to see that thing in person, what are the chances of you bringing it "across the pond" for a US Tour. ;) :)

Great job
2012 shakedown at E town and Orlando WSN. :smt023

redvictor
04-27-2011, 06:04 PM
yep... this has been flagged on my work computer as porn... car porn....

all the guys at the shop are in awe of the graphics and chrome paint... this thing is awesome.
Say hello to the guys at the shop for me..lol
Glad they appreciate the work.

redvictor
04-27-2011, 06:06 PM
Those tape lines are tight around the bumpers,,alot of work involved there, staring at tape until your eyeballs cross.:rolleyes:

Someone is deserving of a big pile of fish, chips, and beer, regardless of the pay.

Home stretch now, don't leave us hanging or you will get lynched.:cool:
Yea,the guys have had double vision with the masking they've had to do..:-D
I owe them a fish and chip supper, washed down with some beer no doubt.

So,there is one more day left at the www.dccustoms.co.uk emporium.The final day will consist of fitting the front framework back on,painting the headlight surrounds and mirror bases (on the door)bumper black,so they look like original plastic,the loose dzus brackets painted and the all important signature of DC Customs on the back of the car.Then it'll be the final picture of the completed car prior to our old friend Scottie of www.movinghotrods.co.uk coming to take the car to it's final destination. Yes,www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk is where the car will come to life,and be handed to me to wear it out..:-D
Today was all about getting the final laqcuer on the car so it could dry enough to be transported.
Daz wanted to wait for 7 days before the laqcuer went on the chrome(as per the manufacturers instructions),but that was impossible to the time constraints we have.
Putting it on now has dulled the chrome very slightly (although it's not noticable in photos). This isn't a problem really but Daz is a perfectionist and wants to do them again when there is a week free.
He also mentioned that the Redvictor 3 logo wasn't brushed on like i said yesterday,it was painted.
The car all rubbed down (again) for the last time prior to 4 coats of laqcuer.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms242.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms243.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms244.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms245.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms246.jpg

And with 4 coats applied...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms247.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms248.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms249.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms250.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms251.jpg
Full picture of the car from a few angles tomorrow.

redvictor
04-27-2011, 06:08 PM
:cool:Holy shit Andy. Looks killer can't wait to see it the first time out.
Thanks fella. We'll be where you are real soon...

461poncho
04-27-2011, 06:22 PM
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kpdg9zxRNg1qzma4ho1_400.gif

purple66bu
04-27-2011, 06:46 PM
Andy been following this build and i finally have to say..Thats one Sexy Bitch!!

redvictor
04-27-2011, 06:59 PM
Much appreciated fella's :smt023
Hopefully you'll like the end result tomorrow. I'll post the original rendering also for comparison.

Dom87SS
04-27-2011, 07:11 PM
wow, that looks awesome. the trim and bumpers came out great as did the vents on the c pillar. the detail you guys put into this is top notch.

TurboDrag
04-27-2011, 08:03 PM
Looking good Andy.....
Take a pic of it next to a standard 4 door body when it on wheels..

Paulie9fingers
04-28-2011, 11:20 AM
2012 shakedown at E town and Orlando WSN. :smt023


That will work out great, lookin' forward to it.

desoto30
04-28-2011, 01:14 PM
looking forward to it Andy

Bobalos
04-28-2011, 02:27 PM
looking forward to it Andy

OH GREAT.................... were gonna have the English from the east & the Aussies from the West. whats this world coming too.

:smt082:smt082:smt082:smt082

desoto30
04-28-2011, 02:39 PM
Ya you guys had better watch out!!!

5.0Cammer
04-28-2011, 03:05 PM
Looks killer!

redvictor
04-28-2011, 07:45 PM
Sorry for the delay in posting. I have not long got back from transporting the car from the West Midlands to the East. Thanks to Scottie of www.movinghotrods.co.uk for taking care of the old girl one more time.The car is now back at WRE for the final fit up.
A huge thanks to Daz and Chris of www.dccustoms.co.uk who have made a fabulous job of the bodywork and paint.All that's left for them to do is finish the dashboard and a final polish of the paint,which will be done before the car debuts.
If you're thinking of having a paint job you could do worse than calling the guys at DC. They really know their paint work!
This is the rendering that was the template for the paint.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/rv3wallpaper001.jpg
I think you'll agree that it's pretty much spot on. Obviously the stickers will be fitted after the polish by the guys at www.stickerfitters.co.uk.
No explaination needed for these pics.:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms264.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms256.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms263.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms262.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms261.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms260.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms259.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms257.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms254.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms258.jpg
and Daz's favourite pic.This is on the back of the boot. His signature on the masterpiece..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms253.jpg
So at last we have a painted body. Next on the list is an engine. This has taken another direction and i'll have news on that over the weekend.
Sorry to keep you all up.
More soon...

Dimebag84
04-28-2011, 08:21 PM
Wow. Just wow.

bootsperformance
04-28-2011, 08:35 PM
:cool:Wow Andy I'm gona have to take a cold shower now mate... HOLY SHIT. I'm sellin my shit. Its a run of the mill peice compared to yours dude.:confused:

Dimebag84
04-28-2011, 08:39 PM
Forget the Royal Wedding, THIS is the coolest thing coming out of England!

bootsperformance
04-28-2011, 08:49 PM
:cool:X20000

frtlnrbuick
04-28-2011, 08:58 PM
Forget the Royal Wedding, THIS is the coolest thing coming out of England!

Definitely XX2!

Jim

ZERO260IN1
04-28-2011, 09:04 PM
STARSKY AND HUTCH :)

http://www.remarkablecars.com/main/ford/1976-ford-001.jpg

SS_Sean
04-28-2011, 09:06 PM
This is exceptional. I hope you realize this. :cool:

bdglsmn
04-28-2011, 09:38 PM
Andy, do us all a solid and show the first firing up of that beast on this site live.

redvictor
04-29-2011, 02:56 AM
Ha ha,i was hoping you'd all like it.
Thanks for letting me know.:smt023

TomP
04-29-2011, 03:58 AM
'Tis very nice. The grille and bumpers look great, and that's all painted on?

Take it past Westminster Abbey so we can see it on live TV.

redvictor
04-30-2011, 04:01 PM
'Tis very nice. The grille and bumpers look great, and that's all painted on?

Take it past Westminster Abbey so we can see it on live TV.
Yes,all painted. We took months of painstaking work to get the right effect on them.The paint has just highlighted that effect.:smt023

Anyway,as one chapter at www.dccustoms.co.uk finishes,another starts. No sooner has the car has arrived at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk Jon is already starting work on it!
Like everyone involved he realises that time is of the essence now if we're to get the car out for it's slated debut.
With Jon putting the car back together it will all go smoothly. He knows the order that every part goes on. Essential when there's probably 1000 parts to be put back on. They all have to go in sequentially or parts just won't fit without removal of others.This could take us a week,or Jon a couple of days.
So,first things first. The very first items to go on are the centre panels between the wheel tubs.They are held in by the tubs so they would be nearly impossible to fit afterwards.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre610.jpg
Next in the jigsaw is the fire bottles.Again it's easier to fit at this stage,although they are removable with the tubs in (obviously)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre611.jpg
The little panel to cover the gap in the wheel tub. Avid readers will remember this was an ali panel originally. Dale at DRE glassfibre copied the ali ones into Carbon.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre612.jpg
The panel,along with the wheeltub from underneath. Nothing is fixed in permenantly yet.The tubs need to be bonded in first.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre613.jpg
The tubs from the top. Nice to see red paint on the old girl in these pics..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre614.jpg
And underneath.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre615.jpg
and the top of the bulkhead bolted back in.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre616.jpg
Marc has already started on the engine and is confident he's going to have it ready ( as long as the parts needed arrive on time) for the weekend coming..
More soon....

redvictor
04-30-2011, 04:57 PM
My friend and team photographer Matt Woods http://www.mwoodsphotography.co.uk popped into WRE today for a look at the car. While he was there he took a couple of pics of the ole girl.
As you can see Daz and Chris did a fantastic job of the detail,and as usual Matt takes a damn good picture...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre617.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre619.jpg
And the maestro at work..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre618.jpg
More soon..

nukebanana
04-30-2011, 08:15 PM
Boy's Andy she looks some nice, bumbers look like real chrome. Beautiful job , will look some nice in the rear view mirror, he he he, when is the finished date? Boo King

TurBo RG
04-30-2011, 10:27 PM
Oh Man... It looks very nice....

redvictor
05-01-2011, 05:00 AM
Boy's Andy she looks some nice, bumbers look like real chrome. Beautiful job , will look some nice in the rear view mirror, he he he, when is the finished date? Boo King
Thanks Boo. You'll need to catch me to see it out the rear view mirror..lol.
May the 20th is the finish date.
Thank you TurboRG.

redvictor
05-01-2011, 07:04 PM
While all of us take a rest today someone was putting in the hours!
At the Lamude racing engines workshop Marc is getting on with the engine build.
He has stripped the engine back to a bare block again. I know that things are all good in there but Marc is very meticulous and needs to know in his own mind everything is as it should be, which is what i would do myself.
Here is the crank and main caps sitting on the bench.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorlamude001.jpg
The clearances were checked and all were good,so the crank is now sitting back in its home.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorlamude003-1.jpg
Re checking the end float on the crank.This has to be set up every time the crank is removed as there is no dowel holding the main cap in a set place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorlamude002.jpg
Checking the cam timing.We want the cam to be at the exact degrees the cam maker has spec'd to begin with.R+D will see if we need it to be different from the base spec.
Note the oil pump drive in the centre of the Jesel belt drive.There will also be a HD white rhino belt fitted (when it arrives!)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorlamude004.jpg
A big thanks to Marc for starting the build so soon.:smt023

Broke EF
05-03-2011, 09:13 PM
Andy,

Where are the updates!?!? The suspense is killing me!

Sean

Pro S-15
05-04-2011, 08:30 AM
Andy
That is really looking good, your really out of control, lol so will we get to see you again? and your new ride in the US?? We need to do another World Street race, "A" it was alot of fun, Cheers Andy

redvictor
05-04-2011, 08:13 PM
Andy,

Where are the updates!?!? The suspense is killing me!

Sean
Sorry Sean...

As you can imagine everyone is really got their noses to the grind stone to make sure we make it to the VXR sprint night.
But,even though they are busy,we still have a bumper lot of pictures for you to be amazed at tonight.
Whoever ventures to Santa Pod to see this car for real is going to knocked out by how detailed and trick the car is. Even i'm shocked at how good it is turning out! It is really going to be a shame to use it. The minute it hits the track it will be ruined underneath. Hopefully Matt will bring his lying down board out when he takes the pictures.:D
Anyway,work has been going at a pace at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk . Jon has taken a few pics of the parts going back on the car. I reported that Dave at www.epsmotorsport.com might not be able to make it to start the loom. He then turns up in the first picture! The lure of the car meant he couldn't stay away obviously.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre620.jpg
The battery mounted and wired.All the wiring is aircraft spec.Half as light as normal wiring.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre621.jpg
A rear view,including the lights!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre622.jpg
And the lights with their connectors. All the connectors are modern,unlike the old std push bullet connectors.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre625.jpg
the front lights and indicators are also fitted and wired,just needing connectors.I'm not sure wether Dave and Jon are having one quick connector for the front.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre631.jpg
The wiper motor,tarted up and wired with it's connector.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre630.jpg
The axle fitted back on,with the Penske shocks and Hi-Spec brakes.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre626.jpg
And the axle with the 4 link and anti roll bar. Note the air jacks and handbrake cables in view.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre627.jpg
and on to the front.Brakes,fuel filter and air jacks,as well as the front suspension back on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre629.jpg
and the front view. Water pump,horn,turbowerx oil pump and primer pump in the picture.Also the motor plates in situ,but obviously they need to come back out to receive the engine.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre623.jpg
and the inside so far.Note the trick way Jon has fed the indicator stalk wiring through the steering column,so that there is no ugly wiring running on the outside.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre624.jpg
and those nickel plated pedals...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre628.jpg
and the handbrake lever,to connect those handbrake cables together...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre632.jpg

Not to be outdone in the bumper picture stakes Daz at www.dccustoms.co.uk sent me some pics of his final job on the car.
We didn't need the dash panel straight away so Daz left the chrome painting until today. He will leave the paint to dry for a few days before covering it with lacquer,and finishing off the glove box to make it look real.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms268.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms269.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms270.jpg
We will also have a nice touch on the dash too,but all will be revealed later on that. The final thing will be for Alan Williamson to come and flock (yes,flock..)the top of the dash before it goes in the car.
And this is how good the chrome paint is from the gun. Daz will leave this for 7 days before lacquering it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms271.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms272.jpg

Finally at the Lamude Racing engine headquarters Marc is putting in very long days getting the engine sorted out. He's still on for a weekend finish,but has no time for pictures at present. Concentration is good at this moment,not cameras.
Hopefully every issue is now sorted and he has a trouble free build from here on in...
More soon...

redvictor
05-04-2011, 08:15 PM
Andy
That is really looking good, your really out of control, lol so will we get to see you again? and your new ride in the US?? We need to do another World Street race, "A" it was alot of fun, Cheers Andy
Yea,it was a lot of fun. We made some good friends at that race...
2012 at Shakedown at E-Town and WSN at Orlando. You'll need to come out and say hello.:smt023

461poncho
05-04-2011, 08:18 PM
I was like wow..... then I was like wow...... and now I'm like WOW GAWDAMN THAT'S BEAUTIFUL !!!!

redvictor
05-04-2011, 08:24 PM
I was like wow..... then I was like wow...... and now I'm like WOW GAWDAMN THAT'S BEAUTIFUL !!!!
He he,thanks fella..
It really will be ruined when we have to use it..:-D

Trace Meyer
05-04-2011, 08:34 PM
Just an amazing build!! Looks fantastic!

redvictor
05-04-2011, 08:37 PM
Just an amazing build!! Looks fantastic!
Thanks Trace..

Broke EF
05-04-2011, 08:38 PM
Thanks Andy, I was getting the shakes from the lack of an update! While looking at this last set of pics I said to the wife "I want to go to England, just to see this car" which got me an interesting look :) I will do everything I can to come see it next year when it is state side, and I will have camera in hand! Everybody is doing an incredible job on this car!!!

Sean

redvictor
05-04-2011, 08:44 PM
Thanks Andy, I was getting the shakes from the lack of an update! While looking at this last set of pics I said to the wife "I want to go to England, just to see this car" which got me an interesting look :) I will do everything I can to come see it next year when it is state side, and I will have camera in hand! Everybody is doing an incredible job on this car!!!

Sean
I'm getting the shakes about it being finished!
These pics are nothing. When the engine is in and the parts start going on that it'll be off the charts. And then when it's sitting on the ground.....
I went to see it a couple of days ago. The pics aren't giving the true picture of it.
In 15 days time it will be out in the public view.. Did i say that? :-D
Thanks again,the guys will be happy their work is reaching across the world..

blown572bmw
05-04-2011, 10:04 PM
VERY NICE BUILD.... WELL DONE!!!!!!!!

theycallmekenny
05-04-2011, 10:11 PM
From beginning to end, simply an amazing build. Congratulations to you. Hoping to see you @ Shakedown 2k12.

redvictor
05-05-2011, 02:58 AM
Thanks guys.

frtlnrbuick
05-05-2011, 10:28 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms271.jpg

You do realize that when the Sun "does come out," everybody will hate you?
You will be like a beacon in the staging lanes, burning everyones eyes out like a Sun powered laser.:smt072



That is incredible looking for paint; I can't wait to see what it looks like finished.

I wanted to do my bumpers like that when I painted mine, there was no simple way to get it done at the time. I may have to consider doing it after I repair the dings...

You are correct, it will be a shame to "ruin" it by running it, but isn't that it's sole purpose in life?

I think it would be more shameful to let it waste away in some museum(where it would be right at home btw) than to see it as rolling art, which it is.

Thanks again Andy, for the fantastic ride.

Enjoy, and Cheers!

Jim

Coops
05-05-2011, 10:33 AM
He'll never use it anyway, his head won't fit in it by the time we're all finished praisin' him! LOL :p

redvictor
05-05-2011, 02:31 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms271.jpg

You do realize that when the Sun "does come out," everybody will hate you?
You will be like a beacon in the staging lanes, burning everyones eyes out like a Sun powered laser.:smt072



That is incredible looking for paint; I can't wait to see what it looks like finished.

I wanted to do my bumpers like that when I painted mine, there was no simple way to get it done at the time. I may have to consider doing it after I repair the dings...

You are correct, it will be a shame to "ruin" it by running it, but isn't that it's sole purpose in life?

I think it would be more shameful to let it waste away in some museum(where it would be right at home btw) than to see it as rolling art, which it is.

Thanks again Andy, for the fantastic ride.

Enjoy, and Cheers!

Jim
Not me Jim,it's Daz from DC Customs helmet.
Yep,it's been build to use,so it will be used to death.
Thank you Jim.

redvictor
05-05-2011, 02:31 PM
He'll never use it anyway, his head won't fit in it by the time we're all finished praisin' him! LOL :p
Ha ha,no big headedness here mate..:p

ALEXANDERENT1
05-05-2011, 03:34 PM
Andy how is it your steering wheel is on the correct side and all the guys down under have the steering on the wrong side.

redvictor
05-05-2011, 03:48 PM
Andy how is it your steering wheel is on the correct side and all the guys down under have the steering on the wrong side.
Their's is correct. Mine is on the wrong side for the UK. It's the right side for preload. :smt023

redvictor
05-06-2011, 05:17 PM
Anyhoo, a couple of pics of the progress at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk.
Jon has put almost everything he can back on the car. We now need the engine in place to carry on with everything else.
Meanwhile Marc is soldiering on with the engine build.He has the short motor almost done and just needs to get the heads on..lol
It'll basically be a long block as the intake still needs end spacers made,and the coils fitting back on the rocker covers. I'm also waiting for a set of pushrods that won't be here until early next week, but the pushrod clearance will be done so that they'll just drop in.
The fuel tank installed with the return fittings and vent tube in view.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre634.jpg
The clutch activated transbrake switch and lever.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre635.jpg
The Motec M800 and dash logger ready for wiring.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre637.jpg
The radiator in to wire the fans. It'll have to come out again to install the engine.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre636.jpg
The front shock sensor attached.This will give us good data on shock movement.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre638.jpg
The TRS window net installed.Remember the grey/red/silver/black colour scheme? I wasn't kidding....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre639.jpg
The drivers seat and TRS 5 point harness.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre640.jpg
the passenger side. Great job on the seats by Alan Williamson of AW upholstery.
Give him a call if you need anything like this doing.07860 370171.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre641.jpg
Here it is just waiting for that powerplant..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre642.jpg
More soon..

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
05-06-2011, 06:14 PM
i cant wait to see this thing sitting in the water box ready to be let loose...

Danny Humphreys
05-06-2011, 06:17 PM
Nice work, you should check with the manufacturer of the fire bottles about the mounting position. A lot of them have a flexible siphon tube and should be mounted level or verticle.

redvictor
05-06-2011, 06:23 PM
i cant wait to see this thing sitting in the water box ready to be let loose...
Neither can i..:smt023
I've mailed the people,but if it's a flexible tube then it should pick up from the bottom of the bottle.

andreww
05-06-2011, 06:40 PM
The car is looking incredible.

Coops
05-06-2011, 07:01 PM
Andy how is it your steering wheel is on the correct side and all the guys down under have the steering on the wrong side.


How else are we gonna lift the left wheel? LOL

JFontaine
05-06-2011, 11:02 PM
I love it Andy, but the only thing I think could have really been better is the chassis coating. That battleship grey is yucky.
So many nice coatings out there I just dont get it. Maybe pictures are not doing it justice....

Turboner
05-07-2011, 12:36 AM
It really will be ruined when we have to use it..:-D

For art like this, you really need to make 2 copies: one to race, and one to put in the living room for permanent display.

redvictor
05-09-2011, 06:45 PM
For art like this, you really need to make 2 copies: one to race, and one to put in the living room for permanent display.
It would be nice to get just one finished..:-D

Sorry for the lack of updates.Things are totally chaotic at the moment.
Jon sent me these pictures on Friday but i've only just had time to upload them today!
Having spent the whole weekend grinding heads wasn't in the plan,but it had to be done if i was to get the engine to Jon early this week. More on that in a moment.
Jon has been tackling the wiring whilst waiting for the motor.
This is the dual pole battery switch,great for isolating the "soft" electrics from the main ones.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre643.jpg
and this is how the cable is run from the back to the front.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre644.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre645.jpg
One of the main cables attaches to the firewall connector for the main power to the soft electrics.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre646.jpg
I thought Jon was doing a schematic for a chalk man on the hills of Rushden...But it's just the wiring loom ready for it's heat shrink covers..:D
The Motec dash wired up to connect to the M800.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre649.jpg
The rear wheels/tyres ready to go back on,complete with the black anodised bealock rings and stainless ARP 12 point bolts.They look much better than the std ones.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre648.jpg

And on to the engine. This thing has kicked and screamed at every turn.Not one thing has gone on with having to be adjusted in some way.
To be fair Marc never gave up on it.Having spent a week with it i went down at the weekend just to give him a hand.With the time frame we had it was impossible for him to finish it up alone.So i spent 2 days hand grinding the pushrod holes to make them fit without touching,whilst Marc was checking the valve to piston clearance.
We loaded the engine in the van at 11.30 Sunday night. It was pretty much done apart from the intake manifold and exhaust pushrods(all had been checked).Just an hour or so to put the intake on...not.
With just one last kick in the nuts i spent all day making end spacers to not only seal the intake,but they have to have a raised lip to stop the seal blowing out and potentially putting oil under the car.
Of course to do this the head spacers need milling and they also need bolting to the block.Which means drilling and tapping the seal surface..
Yea,all day today and they're not finished yet!
A big thanks to Graham at www.conveyerengineering.co.uk for working over to finish hand milling the spacers. I'll have a picture tomorrow.
Some pics of the assembled engine.Note to big gap between the intake and block. That is the gap i've had to fill.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorlamude005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorlamude006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorlamude007.jpg
A huge thanks to Marc Lamude who stepped in to finish up the engine. He worked every day from early morning to late at night,including the weekend to deliver on his promise.
That is service!
The engine will be at Jon's tomorrow.
More soon..

Coops
05-09-2011, 06:51 PM
....them's the breaks Andy, it's good to see that you're a persistant bastard even when things don't go right!

Somehow, I knew that you would be...LOL. :p

redvictor
05-09-2011, 06:52 PM
....them's the breaks Andy, it's good to see that you're a persistant bastard even when things don't go right!

Somehow, I knew that you would be...LOL. :p
Persistent is my middle name..:-D

Coops
05-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Persistent is my middle name..:-D

I bet it is too...........thanks for puttin' me rite Andy, I'll owe ya one!! :Party

frtlnrbuick
05-10-2011, 12:01 PM
Persistent is my middle name..:-D

Too late to give up, now!:smt100:smt022:supz:

Jim

redvictor
05-10-2011, 08:15 PM
Anyway,after spending another day working on the engine and ferrying it around,it is finally at WRE for the install.To say it's been a difficult task to build this motor is the understatement of the year.Again big thanks to Marc Lamude for stepping in to save the day,and to Tim who did a fair bit to the motor too.
So,the pics i promised from yesterday of the intake spacers.
You wouldn't imagine that these took all day yesterday,and half a day today to make and install.
This is the front one. It is bolted to the block and has a lip to stop the seal blowing out,as per FIA/NHRA regs.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre652.jpg
And the rear. A completely different shape and size to the front (of course..)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre653.jpg
and the engine sitting in Jon's workshop,or should i say hanging..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre651.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre654.jpg
And Jon has been busy with the wiring. He has made the complete loom and fitted it to the car!
The front end loom.This connects the lights/indicators.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre655.jpg
The rear loom.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre656.jpg
Heading towards the rear through the chassis.Note the use of the tabs for neatness.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre657.jpg
The www.zircotec.com heat shield material on the bulkhead. This goes under the floor too for heat protection.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre659.jpg
The driveshaft loop and safety shield,and the shift levers installed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre660.jpg
More soon..

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
05-10-2011, 09:57 PM
no more pics NOW... lol

Scotts87LX
05-10-2011, 10:04 PM
no more pics NOW... lol

^^^
??? typo ??? LOL

redvictor
05-12-2011, 03:31 AM
Anyway,as i got in late(again) last night it is just a quick update today.
Jon has been gradually putting parts back on the car.
This is the Tim Mcamis rear driveshaft enclosure.Jon decided to buy one instead of making it becuase it's very cheap for what it is,and it works very well!It is there to contain a driveshaft explosion but needs to be removable quickly.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre661.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre662.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre663.jpg
One thing that hadn't been done was the torque converter spacing. There needs to be room for the converter to expand without binding anything.
This is one of www.racingconverters.com finest bolt together billet converters.
Jon didn't have the required clearance needed so the pads needed to be machined down to suit.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre665.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre669.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre675.jpg
and this is what it's bolted up to.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre671.jpg
One Bruno/Lenco bolted on the engine at last!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre673.jpg
Jon is starting the massive task of plumbing before the install. This fitting is impossible to get in when the engine is in the car.This is the turbo oil feeds.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre664.jpg
And the Oil feed in to the engine from the pump.A custom piece as usual.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre666.jpg
As it sits on the engine,with the gauge and Motec sensor.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre668.jpg
And the front accesories. They needed a bit of massaging to fit as it's a different crank than they were set up on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre674.jpg
And the engine back in the car at last! Now the huge task of plumbing the www.camauto.com supplied Goodridge hose...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre676.jpg
More soon....

SS_Sean
05-12-2011, 03:56 AM
:cool:

billycart
05-12-2011, 03:57 AM
you finish that bottle of bundy rum yet ??

amatx
05-12-2011, 04:05 AM
Awesome job, Looks superb :cool:

mopars69
05-12-2011, 07:24 AM
I LOVE THIS CAR

redvictor
05-12-2011, 07:05 PM
you finish that bottle of bundy rum yet ??
Yep...:-D

redvictor
05-12-2011, 07:06 PM
I LOVE THIS CAR
Thank you,and cheers Amatx.

On to tonight's subject,which is plumbing,and lots of it..
It was time to fit the (very) lightweight Goodridge G line hose and fittings supplied by our good friend Ian Goldie at www.camauto.com .
Jon was a bit apprehensive about this job as he knows how much plumbing there is at the front of the engine. Long time readers will know that this has been mentioned a few times. Yes,co-ordination is the watchword for the next couple of days!
So,firstly the dry sump system. How to get 10 x 12an hoses into one place,then mix it up with some 16an water hoses,and for good measure some 12an and 8an fuel hoses?
Like this...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre677.jpg
The 12an oil scavenge pipes.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre680.jpg
the 16an water pipes on the top of the engine.The hoses to the T pieces are the return from the heads.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre681.jpg
the bottom radiator hose to the electric pump.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre679.jpg
and one of the pipes from the head.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre685.jpg
The pipes from the fuel rails to the fuel regulator.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre678.jpg
The return from the regulator...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre683.jpg
..to the tank.The inlet plumbing will be done tomorrow as we short of a couple of fittings.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre682.jpg
also while that was going on the wiring continues. The fuse box wired up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre684.jpg
and the line lock and creep button wired.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre686.jpg
You have to say that www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk are doing a fabulous job as always.:smt023
More soon..

Marty Staggs
05-12-2011, 07:09 PM
WOW!

461poncho
05-12-2011, 07:16 PM
Please finish it this week, I wanna see it done :supz:

redvictor
05-12-2011, 07:31 PM
Please finish it this week, I wanna see it done :supz:
No,it'll be next week... sorry to disappoint. Have you got something on..lol?

redvictor
05-12-2011, 07:31 PM
WOW!
Glad you like it Marty..

Broke EF
05-12-2011, 07:46 PM
You have to say that www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk (http://www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk) are doing a fabulous job as always.:smt023

That is the understatement of the century right there! They are doing an amazing job, as is everyone involved in this build.

Sean

Bobalos
05-12-2011, 08:12 PM
Persistent is my middle name..:-D

then why does Monson keep saying its Wanker??

Bob

frtlnrbuick
05-12-2011, 11:14 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre671.jpg

That is soooo cool: I have the same flexplate!

I just knew our cars had something in common... :smt081

Jim

frtlnrbuick
05-12-2011, 11:19 PM
and the line lock and creep button wired.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre686.jpg

I thought you said you were not letting Coops ride in the car...:confused:




Just havin' fun at Coops expense; great pics, as always!

Cheers!:smt023

Jim

mopwr2004a
05-13-2011, 12:55 PM
man this thing is nice. Hats off to your Chassis guy he has built this work of art in a very short time. looks to nice to drive. I wld have to put a big bay window looking into the garage in place of the telly. and the only reason i would have to do that is because my house isn't like Dan Tanna's and the wife would kill me. lol

461poncho
05-13-2011, 01:54 PM
No,it'll be next week... sorry to disappoint. Have you got something on..lol?
No I'm just looking forward to seeing it done :Party

redvictor
05-13-2011, 03:59 PM
Thank you folks..:smt023

Just a couple of pics from super snapper Matt Woods from last night.
He will be the main photograper of the team when the car is up and running..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre687.jpg
"You'll never get them in there"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre688.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre689.jpg
Jon and Dave hard at work..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre690.jpg
More later..

461poncho
05-13-2011, 04:04 PM
:supz: So damn sweeeeeeet.

skeletonpsycho
05-13-2011, 04:44 PM
speechless

luv2xlr8
05-13-2011, 04:53 PM
this thing is so f ing sweet. cant wait to see and hear this thing run in videos

redvictor
05-13-2011, 06:33 PM
Thanks guys. I'm really pleased with it so far.
Bob,Munsun's humour is a little skewed after he worked with some Londoners a while back..:-D

Tonight is what we hope will be the final Friday update,because this time next week we should be at the VXR sprint night with a whole car!
Plumbing is still the watch word. As we feared the whole front of the engine is now full of Goodridge plumbing,which is a logistical nightmare for Jon to plan.
Firstly,before the turbos go back on is the mounting covered in Zircoflex. This is to stop the paint from burning..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre691.jpg
And back to the plumbing. Here we have 4 fuel rail feeds,with the feeds for the auxiluary injectors T'd off the feeds.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre692.jpg
They lead to here..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre693.jpg
and here..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre694.jpg
and here..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre695.jpg
a quick overall view of the hoses so far. A plumbers nightmare..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre696.jpg
The turbo return oil sump.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre698.jpg
and the other side...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre699.jpg
Both are pumped into the Turbowerx exa-pump.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre697.jpg
and out of the pump..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre700.jpg
and into the engine via the fuel pump area..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre701.jpg
a sneak peak of the car with the windows installed. You'll see them when the car is finished..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre702.jpg
More soon..

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
05-13-2011, 07:59 PM
please for the love of god... put the wheels/tires, and front clip on and set it on the ground....

this thing is a whole new pornography of its own...

Coops
05-13-2011, 08:33 PM
I thought you said you were not letting Coops ride in the car...:confused:




Just havin' fun at Coops expense; great pics, as always!

Cheers!:smt023

Jim



An' after all I've done for you......don't take this fucker for a ride in the car Andy! LOL :p

redvictor
05-14-2011, 04:07 PM
please for the love of god... put the wheels/tires, and front clip on and set it on the ground....

this thing is a whole new pornography of its own...
All in good time my friend. You only have a few more days to wait..:smt023

slammer454
05-14-2011, 04:47 PM
This is just unreal, I mean the final standing has just blown me out of the water with the immaculate attention to detail. From one OCD to another, awesome work!

RRRAAAYYY2
05-14-2011, 04:58 PM
Looks great Andy. Really like the tabs, nice touch that many would have skipped.

redvictor
05-14-2011, 05:10 PM
This is just unreal, I mean the final standing has just blown me out of the water with the immaculate attention to detail. From one OCD to another, awesome work!
We like the little details. It makes the difference between average and not..
Thank you.
And thanks Ray, Jon's work is top notch..

chrischabre
05-14-2011, 05:37 PM
everytime I open this thread Im amazed....

Camp Stanley
05-14-2011, 05:40 PM
All in good time my friend. You only have a few more days to wait..:smt023

Andy

So does this mean it will be at Santa Pod in 2 weeks?????

Me

redvictor
05-16-2011, 02:26 AM
Andy

So does this mean it will be at Santa Pod in 2 weeks?????

Me
Yes Camp my friend. Are you coming over?

SS_Sean
05-16-2011, 02:30 AM
So what's the update, Andy?

redvictor
05-16-2011, 02:40 AM
Updates later today. Sunday is Jon's rest day..

reedysride
05-16-2011, 03:21 AM
Monday down here:p

DareDevil
05-16-2011, 07:06 AM
Monday down here:p

Hahaha....down here too. Truly amasing build :rock:

redvictor
05-16-2011, 06:43 PM
Hahaha....down here too. Truly amasing build :rock:
Thank you.. :smt023

Thank you everyone. I see Slinky my crew man is keeping you informed.
Anyway,we are at the last week of the build.This is were it all comes together and we go racing! That is the hope anyway...
Firstly Daz at www.dccustoms.co.uk finished the last part of the paint,with the help of "Doctor Flock" Alan Williamson.
It's a simple theme for the dash,just a shiny finish with a chrome line,and my original VX4/90 badge on the "glove box".This is covered with a flocked area to stop any glare through the windscreen. This is an excellent way of finishing a dash. Give Alan a call on 07860 370171 for that or any upholstery you need.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms273.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms274.jpg
Daz has done exctly what i wanted. A dash that looks realistic,but isn't real..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictordccustoms276.jpg
Meanwhile at www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk the build continues at a pace.
We needed a pipe from the fuel tank to the fuel pump.As this pump flows 120GPM we need to feed it plenty of fuel.
a 1.5inch dia stainless line will do nicely.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre703.jpg
and the Samco hoses to connect both ends.No clips on it yet.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre704.jpg
Dave Rowe of www.epsmotorsport.com is cracking on with the rest of the wiring.
The main relay and fuse board.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre705.jpg
and the ignition coil harness. Individual coils per cylinder remember..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre709.jpg
Did i say there were a lot of hoses on this car? Yep,59 to be exact!
All are being crimped tonight by Dan,at Goodridge's Silverstone branch,along with the oil hoses being tested and labeled as per FIA/NHRA regs.Big thanks to Dan for working overtime to help us out.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre706.jpg
The accessories are getting fitted to the body.The side mirror and door handle can be seen here,along with the electric window wound up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre707.jpg
The trunk lid handle.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre708.jpg
The shifter CO2 system plumbing almost finished.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre710.jpg
Jon is very confident that everything is in hand.
Shane Tecklenburg is on a plane tonight to the UK from CA and will be plugging his computer in as soon as Jon is happy he's finished.
More soon....

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
05-16-2011, 06:48 PM
i cant wait to see this thing turn a tire in anger...

TomP
05-16-2011, 06:52 PM
Wow, great work on all these little details. Nice to see it so close to finished.

Sure would be easier to plumb a couple four barrels. :p

I'm guessing the price of transmission rebuilds in England goes way up to pay for all this.

redvictor
05-16-2011, 06:54 PM
Wow, great work on all these little details. Nice to see it so close to finished.

Sure would be easier to plumb a couple four barrels. :p

I'm guessing the price of transmission rebuilds in England goes way up to pay for all this.
Thanks Tom.
It sure would be,but not as fast...
No,it's sponsors that pay,not my customers.

redvictor
05-16-2011, 06:54 PM
i cant wait to see this thing turn a tire in anger...
Me neither...:-D

dieseldr4
05-16-2011, 06:58 PM
Mind bending looking at all the pics.. that car impresses me everytime I open this thread.. Congrats on a job well done!

redvictor
05-16-2011, 07:14 PM
Mind bending looking at all the pics.. that car impresses me everytime I open this thread.. Congrats on a job well done!
Thank you very much..

billycart
05-16-2011, 07:16 PM
not bad , for a pommy taxi...
:p
:p

redvictor
05-16-2011, 07:18 PM
not bad , for a pommy taxi...
:p
:p
lol...

bdglsmn
05-16-2011, 07:28 PM
Not trying to slight anyone else that has ever built a car from scratch but this build is one of the the greatest that I have ever seen. One of my best friends is a high level engineering type for a major auto manufacturer and he has told me stories of being invited into closed door meetings with 10-12 other select people (and a chalkboard) and told to design a new vehicle from scratch for mass production. This build is equal if not more impressive because of what its designed to do. As I have said a few times before in this thread, the day that it turns a tire in the U.S.A. I will be there, wherever there is.

Jeff Taylor
05-16-2011, 07:30 PM
Hands down this is the best car build thread on Yellow Bullet!!
Waiting for the first video of this master piece.. "All Fired Up" :)

redvictor
05-17-2011, 08:42 PM
Thank you guys,it's really appreciated that you like the build.
Obviously a late one tonight(for us here..).Shane T is here so you can't go putting stuff on the computer and ignoring my guests. Besides he's a wealth of info..
So nearly there now. Jon had a little trouble sorting the output speed sensor today and got a little behind,so only a couple of pics of things going back on.
The breather can tube from the chassis.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre711.jpg
The carbon turbo inlet tube. I deleted the other side pic by accident..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre712.jpg
The trans tunnel in carbon. Taken from the original ali one by Dale at DRE glassfibre.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre714.jpg
and from the top.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre715.jpg
The Tim Mcamis billet driveshaft enclosure holder in situ.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre716.jpg
and the fuel pump with the clipped up pipe and shut off cable.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre717.jpg
Tomorrow will be my last full update as i'm going down to www.webster-race-engineering.co.uk with Shane T for the pre start up checks and last minute bits and pieces to finish.
Pics after that will be done by Slinky who will hold the fort until Thursday.He has a wireless computer and we'll possibly be able to update with a finished pic of the car.We're also hoping Matt will take some pro pics that we can upload too.
More soon...

Camp Stanley
05-17-2011, 09:20 PM
Yes Camp my friend. Are you coming over?

That I am My Friend! Gotta try and get that Swiss team in The Big Show, finally!

Looking forward to seeing you, BUT looking more forward to seeing your bride once more.

She is hells-a-lot better on the eyes than you are!

Me

redvictor
05-18-2011, 02:48 AM
That I am My Friend! Gotta try and get that Swiss team in The Big Show, finally!

Looking forward to seeing you, BUT looking more forward to seeing your bride once more.

She is hells-a-lot better on the eyes than you are!

Me
Great news,look forward to seeing you.
Deb says hi,and i know..lol

Jesse Lambert
05-18-2011, 06:31 AM
Andy, lookin good! Hope you get to make some noise with it soon, good luck!

JCRVETTE
05-18-2011, 06:49 AM
Excited for you bro. You're right there (that means almost done in the 'states) :cool:

PiPPi
05-18-2011, 08:59 AM
Andy,

Agree with all the accolades here. Looking forward to seeeing you and the car at The Main Event next week.

Regards
PiPPi
http://HarleyDrags.com

Ivan S
05-18-2011, 02:38 PM
Andy,

Agree with all the accolades here. Looking forward to seeeing you and the car at The Main Event next week.

Regards
PiPPi
http://HarleyDrags.comand remember when you see Andy and RV3 to greet him with "Yow, it's bostin"

redvictor
05-18-2011, 08:00 PM
Thank guys....
Look forward to it Pippi,and not many folk will know what you are on about there Ivan..LOL

erkki82
05-21-2011, 05:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz-iA-aYk1k&feature=feedu Video

Scotts87LX
05-21-2011, 06:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz-iA-aYk1k&feature=feedu Video

Andy must over the moon!

Vanilla
05-21-2011, 06:33 PM
Andy must over the moon!



andy is gonna have a sticky keyboard when he gets home... ;)



Way to go bro.....


Now you just need to put the BRAND X decals on.... Butch would be proud....




Vanilla

JCRVETTE
05-21-2011, 07:01 PM
nice

Dans 83
05-21-2011, 07:08 PM
Congrats Andy! It's great to see it come to life.:supz:

bootsperformance
05-21-2011, 07:32 PM
:cool:NICE! way to go Andy.

Mod
05-22-2011, 03:47 AM
Congrats Andy and company. Best thread on the bullet for a car build.

fwiw, a small piece of thin open cell foam over the mic will kill the wind whistle on a vid recorder. thin is the key, so you can still hear other sounds.

Paulie9fingers
05-22-2011, 09:40 AM
. . . link don't work :(

Vanilla
05-22-2011, 11:27 AM
I think somebody could do a 30 minute mini movie on this build... Start with maybe clips of the old car being put in the trailer for the last time... Then maybe Andy sitting at a desk and making some crude drawings of the new one... or maybe bench racing with some friends... "Frosty, if you could build a new car from the ground up, what would you do??" Then cut to some pics from the current build.... It would be so cool.....





Vanilla

redvictor
05-22-2011, 08:17 PM
We're in the process of that Matt,just to busy right now to do that. We'll do it after the shakedown.
Video of the last check out pass. [email protected] 175mph clicking off at 700ft. Bruno pressure is way down and not spinning the converter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf34msdDmWs&feature=player_embedded
We have to talk to Hutch and get his advice...
Thank you everyone..

ZERO260IN1
05-22-2011, 08:23 PM
Typo, I think you meant to say

7.5 with the VIDEO "clicking off" at 700ft :o


Whats impressive is you got that car running and racing so quickly. A ton of work got done there.

Good luck

redvictor
05-22-2011, 08:25 PM
Thank you... Yea,my video guy clicked it off because i did..:-D

Coops
05-22-2011, 08:31 PM
Andy............CONGRATS!!

...thanks for the ride and for giving us an opportunity to be a part of the best build thread I've ever seen! :p

redvictor
05-22-2011, 08:35 PM
Thanks Coops,it's been a pleasure..:smt023

Vanilla
05-22-2011, 08:39 PM
Maybe its just me, but does anyone else feel a sense of let down?? i mean, the car is done... it is running... made some laps...


So now the updates will come farther and farther apart, until there wont be any updates....


So from all of us who have been watching this thread... THANKS FOR THE LETDOWN YA PHUCK STICK!!!!!





Vanilla

Camp Stanley
05-22-2011, 08:44 PM
We're in the process of that Matt,just to busy right now to do that. We'll do it after the shakedown.
Video of the last check out pass. [email protected] 175mph clicking off at 700ft. Bruno pressure is way down and not spinning the converter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf34msdDmWs&feature=player_embedded
We have to talk to Hutch and get his advice...
Thank you everyone..

What in the hell is that POS shed in the background behind the water box???

Bring back the barn!!!

Bring back the chicken on a rope!!!

Bring back the guy in the goggles who has more balls than brains!!!

Cool as Andy, see ya in a few days!

Camp

redvictor
05-22-2011, 08:45 PM
What in the hell is that POS shed in the background behind the water box???

Bring back the barn!!!

Bring back the chicken on a rope!!!

Bring back the guy in the goggles who has more balls than brains!!!

Cool as Andy, see ya in a few days!

Camp
Yea,it's called health and safety...
Look forward to it my friend..:smt023

redvictor
05-22-2011, 08:46 PM
Maybe its just me, but does anyone else feel a sense of let down?? i mean, the car is done... it is running... made some laps...


So now the updates will come farther and farther apart, until there wont be any updates....


So from all of us who have been watching this thread... THANKS FOR THE LETDOWN YA PHUCK STICK!!!!!





Vanilla
Sorry Nilla,it had to end sometime.... I have some finishing photos that i'll post after next weekend.
Hope you enjoyed the ride..

Vanilla
05-22-2011, 08:51 PM
screw that.... go build another car.....





Vanilla

redvictor
05-22-2011, 08:52 PM
There's also lots of photos on our facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/Redvictor

redvictor
05-22-2011, 08:53 PM
screw that.... go build another car.....





Vanilla
Never again..lol This one has phucked me..:-D

frtlnrbuick
05-23-2011, 01:34 AM
We're in the process of that Matt,just to busy right now to do that. We'll do it after the shakedown.
Video of the last check out pass. [email protected] 175mph clicking off at 700ft. Bruno pressure is way down and not spinning the converter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf34msdDmWs&feature=player_embedded
We have to talk to Hutch and get his advice...
Thank you everyone..

At 0:23, is that guy "planking" on the right???

J/K Congratulations, Andy! It's finally done; I bet you can't wait for some "competition" to see what she'll do.

Have fun and be safe; we need to see you out thrashing that car for years to come.

Thanks for the video, hopefully they'll get shorter and shorter...

Cheers!:smt023

Jim

kulprit410
05-23-2011, 05:50 AM
good work Andy and crew:)

billycart
05-23-2011, 05:57 AM
Never again..lol This one has phucked me..:-D

just think of the aussies flogging you guys in ''the ashes'
again...

give you energy ?:p

Prochamro
05-23-2011, 06:30 AM
Well done Andy. But I know you won't be satisfied till you have reached your goal... The real hard thinking , knowledge and experience will all come into play now.

Well done.....!

slinky
05-23-2011, 07:41 AM
At 0:23, is that guy "planking" on the right???

J/K Congratulations, Andy! It's finally done; I bet you can't wait for some "competition" to see what she'll do.

Have fun and be safe; we need to see you out thrashing that car for years to come.

Thanks for the video, hopefully they'll get shorter and shorter...

Cheers!:smt023

Jim


Yup, that's Arthur planking.. ;)

I trimmed the video a touch before uploading to take the top and tail off, unfortunately I trimmed it a little too much, fortunately it coincides with Andy lifting..
I'll stick the other two tests online tonight..

FRYDAY
05-23-2011, 12:39 PM
Thanks for postn all the build pics Andy:supz:

ROCK ON:Party

Ivan S
05-23-2011, 03:05 PM
Bostin' mate, bostin'... see you on Friday

Paulie9fingers
05-23-2011, 03:15 PM
GREAT BUILD, it was cool to see it going down the track :cool:

Jim Monson
05-23-2011, 04:17 PM
Outstanding Andy! Very happy for you. Now go beat the shit out of it!

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
05-26-2011, 07:30 PM
kick ass.... glad to finally see it all come together for you...

redvictor
05-30-2011, 09:12 AM
Hi Guys,just an update. The engine is trashed because of a cam failure. Everything else seems to be perfect.
I'll post some pics of the weekend soon..

Dans 83
05-30-2011, 09:24 AM
Sorry to hear Andy... Hope it's not down too long.

SUPERGAS565
05-30-2011, 09:35 AM
Sorry to hear about the carnage Andy....hope it's minimal :cool:

desoto30
05-30-2011, 02:08 PM
teething bugs

Willem
05-30-2011, 02:41 PM
I don't have anything to add that hasn't been said already, so I'm just going to post the word that comes to my mind whenever I read about this car: AWESOME.

The cam failure sucks real bad though, I hope the damage is limited.

PS: are you going to drive it on the street again? I didn't see any cupholders, so I don't think this is a streetcar.:p

05-30-2011, 03:22 PM
PS: are you going to drive it on the street again? I didn't see any cupholders, so I don't think this is a streetcar.:p

The cup holders are in the trans tunnel............;)

Willem
05-30-2011, 04:28 PM
Then a street car, it is!:-D

JCRVETTE
05-30-2011, 09:32 PM
Sorry to hear that Andy. Heres to your baby having a speedy recovery.

Paulie9fingers
05-31-2011, 07:35 AM
Hi Guys,just an update. The engine is trashed because of a cam failure. Everything else seems to be perfect.
I'll post some pics of the weekend soon..

Well that sucks, hope it's back together soon and makin' some passes.

frtlnrbuick
06-02-2011, 11:55 AM
Hi Guys,just an update. The engine is trashed because of a cam failure. Everything else seems to be perfect.
I'll post some pics of the weekend soon..

That sucks...

Hope you can get it fixed quiclkly and easily.:supz:

Jim

redvictor
06-07-2011, 02:32 PM
Still not had time to pull it apart. I will be doing that at the weekend.
Meanwhile just a little snippet video from Friday of the Main Event. Kindly put together by www.quartermilehigh.com
It's a little ironic that i said we'd go slowly as not to break it...lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwsDXXB4VUg

SS_Sean
06-07-2011, 02:49 PM
Kewl video and very well done. :cool:

prostreet68
06-07-2011, 03:01 PM
All that work.....ouch!

Rick

redvictor
06-08-2011, 03:35 PM
Kewl video and very well done. :cool:
Thank you sir!

redvictor
06-08-2011, 03:36 PM
All that work.....ouch!

Rick
Yep,it was a bit of a kick in the bollocks,but we'll be back..:smt023

tim lewis
06-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Car looks great Andy!

novanut64
06-08-2011, 04:25 PM
Yep,it was a bit of a kick in the bollocks,but we'll be back..:smt023

thats it andy touch of the dunkirk spirit:smt023

Jim Monson
06-08-2011, 04:28 PM
Beat that bitch into submission Andy! They always try to fight you at first.

redvictor
06-08-2011, 04:39 PM
Beat that bitch into submission Andy! They always try to fight you at first.
Yea,we have it in a headlock at the moment..:-D
Thanks Paul and Tim.

tim lewis
06-08-2011, 05:01 PM
Now get that thing over here to the states :p

redvictor
06-08-2011, 05:21 PM
Now get that thing over here to the states :p
That's the plan,except we're now 6 months behind with the development because of the engine issue. We need some companies to step up and help us out with the rebuild firstly,and i'm working on that at the moment..:-D
I'm not sure if it'll come off or not.
I think if i'd have built this in the USA it would have been a different story. Building it in the UK is much harder on the pocket...

Prochamro
06-18-2011, 08:22 AM
That's the plan,except we're now 6 months behind with the development because of the engine issue. We need some companies to step up and help us out with the rebuild firstly,and i'm working on that at the moment..:-D
I'm not sure if it'll come off or not.
I think if i'd have built this in the USA it would have been a different story. Building it in the UK is much harder on the pocket...

You can say that again Andy. Perseverance, determination and a thick skin are some of the qualities you need to kick in now.

On a smaller scale I too had a set back at the weekend. I have yet to post it in my build thread but as you have shown it's good to post it all. The highs and the lows. Keeping it real as the Americans would say....

Best of luck with negotiating this hurdle and remember to use this as an advantage to make RV3 faster, stronger or both.

Mod
06-18-2011, 12:09 PM
A nice snippet video,,congrats on the folks who put that out.

Any diagnosis on the cam bits(?) failure Andy.

PiPPi
06-18-2011, 01:09 PM
"Known from TV" comes to mind again :cool:

There's more video coverage of Red Victor on the official European Drag Racing Championship site at www.SpeedGroup.eu (http://www.SpeedGroup.eu)

Go there and click on the "- Web TV-shows" in the left hand menu. Click on the first FIA Main Event video and enjoy the show, when you get to 5:40 the subject at hand enters the stage.

It's not a waste of time to watch the all of the vids from the Main Event, it's a good presentation of European championship racing. Never mind the gale force winds and rained out Sunday : )

Regards
PiPPi
http://HarleyDrags.com

redvictor
06-19-2011, 05:54 AM
You can say that again Andy. Perseverance, determination and a thick skin are some of the qualities you need to kick in now.

On a smaller scale I too had a set back at the weekend. I have yet to post it in my build thread but as you have shown it's good to post it all. The highs and the lows. Keeping it real as the Americans would say....

Best of luck with negotiating this hurdle and remember to use this as an advantage to make RV3 faster, stronger or both.
For sure,we'll certainly get there...
Sorry to hear about your woes,hopefully you'll get it sorted in short order.:smt023

redvictor
06-19-2011, 06:01 AM
A nice snippet video,,congrats on the folks who put that out.

Any diagnosis on the cam bits(?) failure Andy.
I'll pass that on,they did a great job yes.
Exhaust valve guides we're too tight is the prognosis. We're fixing it up so it doesn't fail for next time...

Coops
06-19-2011, 06:07 AM
I'll pass that on,they did a great job yes.
Exhaust valve guides we're too tight is the prognosis. We're fixing it up so it doesn't fail for next time...


Well thanks for gracin' us with your fuckin' presence and giving us fuck all information to argue with you about!.......LOL :p

redvictor
06-19-2011, 06:08 AM
"Known from TV" comes to mind again :cool:

There's more video coverage of Red Victor on the official European Drag Racing Championship site at www.SpeedGroup.eu (http://www.SpeedGroup.eu)

Go there and click on the "- Web TV-shows" in the left hand menu. Click on the first FIA Main Event video and enjoy the show, when you get to 5:40 the subject at hand enters the stage.

It's not a waste of time to watch the all of the vids from the Main Event, it's a good presentation of European championship racing. Never mind the gale force winds and rained out Sunday : )

Regards
PiPPi
http://HarleyDrags.com
Thanks Pippi.TV and the internet are great tools to promote a team. I'm surprised that more teams don't use it to their advantage....
Shame i couldn't have shaved before that video though..lol I think I'd had about 10 hrs sleep in a week at that time :-D
We'll be back at the Euros for sure,this time giving it a go to qualify. It'll certainly be a tough ask from what i saw at Tierp.

Ivan S
06-19-2011, 06:13 AM
We'll be back at the Euros for sure,this time giving it a go to qualify. It'll certainly be a tough ask from what i saw at Tierp.
That's good news - look forward to seeing RV3 on track at last!

redvictor
06-19-2011, 06:14 AM
Well thanks for gracin' us with your fuckin' presence and giving us fuck all information to argue with you about!.......LOL :p
LOL,sorry about that Coops.. Now get in the garage in finish yours will ya!

redvictor
06-19-2011, 06:21 AM
That's good news - look forward to seeing RV3 on track at last!Yea,dang.. sorry dude. I broke it before you could get some snaps. I promise not to break it next time.Well before you snap it anyway..:-D

Coops
06-19-2011, 06:30 AM
LOL,sorry about that Coops.. Now get in the garage in finish yours will ya!


.............er! :p

Coops
06-19-2011, 06:31 AM
...shall I loosen my exhaust valve guides?

redvictor
06-19-2011, 06:36 AM
...shall I loosen my exhaust valve guides?
Probably better to have a car finished to use the guides..:p

Coops
06-19-2011, 06:37 AM
Probably better to have a car finished to use the guides..:p


...send your lot down here then!!! :)

Coops
06-19-2011, 06:38 AM
I'll get some extra kegs in!

Coops
06-19-2011, 06:39 AM
...an' jam butties! LOL :p

redvictor
06-19-2011, 06:53 AM
Jam butties,now you're talkin'..:-D

Rich_1028
06-19-2011, 10:47 AM
Great build up of this car!!
prolly the best build on this site (already mentioned)
sad to see it hurt....but things happen.

you said awhile back that you should of built it in the states.
how much do you think in usa money did it cost you?
and how much would it of been if you had built it over here?

great car,great build and I love the videos...keep them coming and don't let the small things get you guys down!
this had been a great insperation to a lot of car guys I'm sure!

Jim Monson
06-19-2011, 10:30 PM
Dammit! The exhaust valves will stick if they are too tight in the guides. Nothing good happens when they stick.

LilJohn
06-19-2011, 10:38 PM
It's unbelievable to think,considering who those heads came from, that they would stick a valve. An old mentor of mine told me that a head guy that has his work seize a valve is as worthless as a 2 dollar whore who won't put out. I hope his shitty work didn't cause too much damage to the rest of the engine. Good luck getting her back running.

JeffMcKC
06-20-2011, 05:20 AM
Do you have the EGT logs off the dyno sessions ( I would have thought a issue would have shown up on a dyno ) or The passes before it had a exhaust valve issue, or when it had the issue? Did You make any light hits and it did not show a lash issue? Sounds like a Tuning problem to me, to much temp in the exhaust from maybe retarded timing, burning the fuel in the exhaust and it just got over temped. Why dont you post some pictures of the damage and the Data logs so we can see what led up to it. Tight guides sounds like a result not the Root cause ofthe issue.

Prochamro
06-20-2011, 05:25 AM
For sure,we'll certainly get there...
Sorry to hear about your woes,hopefully you'll get it sorted in short order.:smt023
Compared to your dilemma mine is nothing but a little hard work and one or two quid. My alternator drive pulley is loose. I just have to double up on the 1/4" 20 set screws with a little more loctite. Only thing is the whole twin gear drive has to come out and the front clip doesn't come off on my car. Plus I only have two build threads to update.

You have a complete engine rebuild ahead of you and five or six threads/blogs if not more to update. I can't imagine the pressure you are under......Good Luck.

redvictor
06-29-2011, 06:22 PM
Do you have the EGT logs off the dyno sessions ( I would have thought a issue would have shown up on a dyno ) or The passes before it had a exhaust valve issue, or when it had the issue? Did You make any light hits and it did not show a lash issue? Sounds like a Tuning problem to me, to much temp in the exhaust from maybe retarded timing, burning the fuel in the exhaust and it just got over temped. Why dont you post some pictures of the damage and the Data logs so we can see what led up to it. Tight guides sounds like a result not the Root cause ofthe issue.
Hi Jeff,no need to post anything up. We know what the issue is.
ANDY.

redvictor
06-29-2011, 06:23 PM
Compared to your dilemma mine is nothing but a little hard work and one or two quid. My alternator drive pulley is loose. I just have to double up on the 1/4" 20 set screws with a little more loctite. Only thing is the whole twin gear drive has to come out and the front clip doesn't come off on my car. Plus I only have two build threads to update.

You have a complete engine rebuild ahead of you and five or six threads/blogs if not more to update. I can't imagine the pressure you are under......Good Luck.
I'm sure you'll get that fixed up. You're right,we have some work to do..lol
Thank you:smt023

redvictor
06-29-2011, 06:24 PM
A couple of pics from our photo guy. We utilised our down time with a shoot at the track.
]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/miniwilliams/RV3_mwoods_car_photography-1.jpg (http://www.mwoodsphotography.co.uk/)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/miniwilliams/RV3_mwoods_car_photography-3.jpg (http://www.mwoodsphotography.co.uk/)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/miniwilliams/RV3_mwoods_car_photography.jpg (http://www.mwoodsphotography.co.uk/)
Car Photography of Andy Frost RV3 Pro Mod

redvictor
06-29-2011, 06:30 PM
It's been a while since we had some pictures. Obviously ordering parts can't be photographed.
I've now turned my attention to the converter drive.As usual there are things that need to be improved on,as in std form this unit is not the best it could be.
I started on getting some more oil capacity,and as usual it's not that easy.Due to limited clearance underneath the unit i've had to improvise on getting more oil in the pan.There where cooling fins(that didn't) on the bottom and they were removed,to be replaced by a 1/2" spacer to allow a space between the square hole you can see and the oil level in the pan. To have the right amount of pressure the oil needed to be above the level of the square hole! That meant on a run the oil would be coming out of the breather.Not good...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorbrunorepair001.jpg
The filter also needed to be dropped down by the same amount to make sure it always picked up oil. You can see where the pan has been milled out ready for the new extended piece to be welded in.Again this is not as easy as it seems,with 3 bolts needing to have tubes welded into the section for access to fit them.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorbrunorepair003.jpg

This will be handled by Wayne at the intergalactic custom shop. Yes,that Wayne,our good friend who has been with us from the very start..:smt023
More later.

redvictor
06-29-2011, 06:31 PM
More of fixing the parts that didn't quite work as well as we'd hoped today.
The billet intake elbow is a work of art.Unfortunately by it's nature and the intake manifold it's on mean that the number 2 cylinder receives a lot less air than all the other cylinders. This is because firstly,it's a 90deg turn away from the elbow,and secondly the short side radius gets very little air until the air speed gets very high.Almost all the air is directed to the back of the elbow/intake manifold.
So,i fabricated this divider to turn the air into the short turn radius,and feed the number 2 cylinder a lot more at low air speed.Wayne Allman kindly welded it into the elbow for me.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorelbowdivider003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorelbowdivider004.jpg
Wayne also now has the oil pan,and will be fabbing up a box for the side we milled out.
More later...

redvictor
07-04-2011, 06:24 PM
Wayne was sweating away at the Intergalactic Custom shop making the bruno oil pan a bigger capacity.He can certainly do more than bodywork!
Firstly he needed to machine some tubing the right diameter.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorbrunorepair004.jpg
3 pieces of tube..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorbrunorepair005.jpg
welded on to the pan rail.These are for the bolts to fit through the new section of pan.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorbrunorepair006.jpg
The start of the new section.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorbrunorepair007.jpg
tubes welded in to the new section.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorbrunorepair008.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorbrunorepair009.jpg
and with the boss for the relief valve on the top ready to be tapped.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorbrunorepair009.jpg
and inside. This will give the pan enough capacity to stop the unit starving of oil.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorbrunorepair011.jpg
As usual Wayne does the job exactly how we wanted..
I have worked out a way to make the air turn towards no 2 cylinder and Wayne will weld that in when i collect the pan.Wayne will be modifying the main intake pipe slightly also...
More soon...

chrischabre
07-04-2011, 06:32 PM
car looks amazing, and its cool to see youre keeping us updated on the new "mods"...

redvictor
08-25-2011, 03:48 PM
It's alive! The engine has been run and everything is looking good. My crew and I will set about putting it back into the car over the holiday weekend.
A huge thanks to Marc at Marc Lamude racing engines for taking 3 weeks out of his life to build the engine,the guys at www.knightracingservices.co.uk for the use of their dyno facilities and expert help, and of course you good folks on here for making it happen.
The start up and running in was video'd by www.quartermilehigh.com and will be online shortly.
As you can see we ran it on a carb and distributor to run the engine in,and check for oil leaks and oil pressure. It's all good...
On the dyno at knight racing services.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorenginerebuild023.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorenginerebuild022.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorenginerebuild021.jpg
And Marc delighted to have his life back..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorenginerebuild020.jpg
We're almost back..

JCRVETTE
08-25-2011, 03:52 PM
:smt023

Bobalos
08-25-2011, 03:55 PM
:supz::supz::supz::supz::supz:

Bob

Jim Monson
08-25-2011, 09:31 PM
:Party

Jesse Lambert
08-25-2011, 09:32 PM
Glad to see this Andy!
Posted via Mobile Device

frtlnrbuick
08-25-2011, 09:58 PM
Great to see, Andy!:partyman:

Jim

redvictor
08-28-2011, 04:00 AM
Thanks fella's... We've been busy as you can see.. More to crack on with today.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorcarebuild002.jpg

johan
08-28-2011, 05:03 AM
Why didn´t you just order the deep pan from Brunos.... ?

http://www.brunosautomotive.com/deeppan.htm

http://www.brunosautomotive.com/product_images/details/deepoilpan.jpg

Coops
08-28-2011, 05:23 AM
...nearly there Andy? :D

mcat
08-28-2011, 10:20 AM
Why didn´t you just order the deep pan from Brunos.... ?

http://www.brunosautomotive.com/deeppan.htm

http://www.brunosautomotive.com/product_images/details/deepoilpan.jpg
they are in england... and quit cappable of building one themselves

Paulie9fingers
08-28-2011, 10:26 AM
Glad to see it getting back together. :)

dangerzoneracing
08-28-2011, 10:34 AM
A couple of pics from our photo guy. We utilised our down time with a shoot at the track.
]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/miniwilliams/RV3_mwoods_car_photography-1.jpg (http://www.mwoodsphotography.co.uk/)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/miniwilliams/RV3_mwoods_car_photography-3.jpg (http://www.mwoodsphotography.co.uk/)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/miniwilliams/RV3_mwoods_car_photography.jpg (http://www.mwoodsphotography.co.uk/)
Car Photography of Andy Frost RV3 Pro Mod
Great pics! Car is Beautiful!

redvictor
08-28-2011, 07:50 PM
Great pics! Car is Beautiful!
Thank you...
Johan, the Bruno pan is too deep,as i explained earlier in the thread. The only option was to make our own to fit our chassis.

redvictor
08-28-2011, 07:50 PM
And it breathes again ! First fire up in the car and all went well eventually. As usual there were issues we needed to resolve,but nothing we couldn't overcome.
Everything sounds and runs good. We'll finish up tomorrow to be ready for next weekends test.
Right hand man Tony Grayston texting everyone that the car runs..:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorcarrebuild003.jpg
Thanks also to Slinky who came down at short notice to try and sort out an electrical issue..

redvictor
08-30-2011, 03:45 PM
Video of the dyno day as promised, courtesy of www.quartermilehigh.com
Once again thanks to Pete and the guys from www.knightracingservices.co.uk and Marc Lamude who came up to make sure all his hard work was worth it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvKY3ZcQG4M
Right hand man Tony Grayston and i have been working all weekend to get ready for the testing. We're knackered..:D

Jim Monson
08-30-2011, 03:51 PM
Dood! had to look that one up! Glad you are back!

knackered [ˈnækəd] Brit Slang
adj
1. exhausted; tired out
2. worn out; no longer working, esp after long or hard use
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

redvictor
08-30-2011, 05:32 PM
Dood! had to look that one up! Glad you are back!
LOL.. I thought you would have known that word Jim..:-D

reedysride
08-30-2011, 05:57 PM
Dood! had to look that one up! Glad you are back!
Now that is Funny:o

reedysride
08-30-2011, 06:04 PM
Done well Andy,photos turned out mint,glad to see it live's again:smt023

redvictor
08-30-2011, 06:29 PM
Thanks Reedy...:smt023

JCRVETTE
08-30-2011, 06:29 PM
Dood! had to look that one up! Glad you are back!

Thanks for clearing that up. I thought it was a type of neutering.:smt082:smt082 Glad I'm wrong:rolleyes:

redvictor
09-01-2011, 07:16 PM
The car is ready for action again. Wish me luck for testing this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed..:-D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorcarebuild004.jpg

cubicgator
09-01-2011, 08:35 PM
Thanks for this great thread i have watched since the being. Hope all goes good you deserve a good pass
walter grosse

frtlnrbuick
09-02-2011, 10:47 AM
The car is ready for action again. Wish me luck for testing this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed..:-D


Crossed!;)

Jim

Jim Monson
09-02-2011, 11:08 AM
Give er hell Toss pot!

nukebanana
09-02-2011, 11:12 AM
Andy keep that baby all in one piece, and good luck. I know you want a piece of banana so go easy.

henny496
09-02-2011, 11:18 AM
congratulations Andy.

Jim Yanoski
09-02-2011, 03:23 PM
Good luck Andy!............Jim

desoto30
09-02-2011, 03:35 PM
go for it Andy

SUPERGAS565
09-02-2011, 04:04 PM
Awesome news Andy.......give it holy hell and please be safe....can't wait to see the results....!!!!!!!! :cool:

redvictor
09-04-2011, 04:22 PM
Thanks guys. Testing didn't go as planned. 1 run on Saturday but it just blazed the tyres on the hit. No runs on Sunday due to rain.
On to more testing on Wednesday,and the meeting on Thursday.
Data looks good though and when the track comes around we'll be good to go.

vance hewitt
09-04-2011, 06:21 PM
nice to see it all come together Andy.....sure does look fast

schrader13
09-04-2011, 06:25 PM
Cool looking car!

Jim Monson
09-04-2011, 11:00 PM
Hey, it is still running so it is on the correct path. Keep working at it.

Coops
09-05-2011, 08:15 AM
Cor blimey, just look what you've done to that poor little Vauxhall! LOL

RRRAAAYYY2
09-05-2011, 08:43 AM
Glad to hear you are back at the track. Hope things go well and you get it sorted quickly.

mufflerguy
09-05-2011, 09:12 AM
Best of luck with the testing Andy.

redvictor
09-05-2011, 07:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OewxZJ63oiQ
Video courtesy of our friends at www.quartermilehigh.com.
The smoke at the top is from the Bruno drive. Some idiot forgot to lock the dipstick down, causing the oil to migrate onto the exhaust. :-D

Vanilla
09-05-2011, 07:36 PM
Would that be the owner idiot or the crew idiot????





Vanilla

redvictor
09-05-2011, 07:37 PM
Would that be the owner idiot or the crew idiot????





Vanilla
You're talking to him..:-D

micro48
09-05-2011, 07:38 PM
Man I sure would like to see this car run Rod Saborys' Corvette:cool:

redvictor
09-05-2011, 07:41 PM
Man I sure would like to see this car run Rod Saborys' Corvette:cool:
It's in the pipeline..:smt023

micro48
09-05-2011, 07:44 PM
Right-on

redvictor
09-05-2011, 07:47 PM
Right-on
A 3 way match up with Rod, Boo King and myself. Next year hopefully, but i need help getting to E-Town to do it.
It a long way to come on my own dime,as i found out 2 times before.

spidergearsman
09-05-2011, 07:54 PM
it would be good to see you at Raceway Park

redvictor
09-05-2011, 07:58 PM
it would be good to see you at Raceway Park
If it's possible to get there i will.

Scotty 2
09-05-2011, 08:26 PM
Boo send the boat over for Andy & I'll send you corn chips !!!! :p

redvictor
09-05-2011, 08:33 PM
Boo send the boat over for Andy & I'll send you corn chips !!!! :p
If you add Crown Royal to that i'm sure he'll send it..:-D

Scotts87LX
09-05-2011, 10:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OewxZJ63oiQ
Video courtesy of our friends at www.quartermilehigh.com (http://www.quartermilehigh.com).
The smoke at the top is from the Bruno drive. Some idiot forgot to lock the dipstick down, causing the oil to migrate onto the exhaust. :-D

I don't know who shoots and edits your videos, but hats off to them. They do a terrific job. Glad to hear it's finally beginning to come around. Congrats! :smt023

Turboner
09-10-2011, 11:46 AM
FYI, Andy is currently qualified in the Pro Mod field in the FIA European Finals at Santa Pod this weekend. Coverage (and live streaming) here: http://www.eurodragster.com/santapod/live/2011fiaeuropeanfinals/default.asp

Pro Mod Q4 (final qualifying) will be live in a couple of minutes. Let's hope he can improve on his earlier [email protected]

Turboner
09-10-2011, 12:02 PM
Edit: sorry he was just out of the 16 for qualifying. He did get his Pro Mod license though.

SUPERGAS565
09-10-2011, 12:03 PM
FYI, Andy is currently qualified in the Pro Mod field in the FIA European Finals at Santa Pod this weekend. Coverage (and live streaming) here: http://www.eurodragster.com/santapod/live/2011fiaeuropeanfinals/default.asp

Pro Mod Q4 (final qualifying) will be live in a couple of minutes. Let's hope he can improve on his earlier [email protected]

Just watched Andy run a 7.39......thanks for the link and great to see the car out and running well Andy....Congrats.....!!!!!!! :cool:

SUPERGAS565
09-10-2011, 12:06 PM
Edit: sorry he was just out of the 16 for qualifying. He did get his Pro Mod license though.

Getting your Pro Mod License in a street car = PRICELESS :cool:

leadfoot
09-11-2011, 09:04 AM
Andy Andy Andy having A race and not inviting the Malibu and what about Larry Larson is this A street race or just A match race

redvictor
09-12-2011, 02:52 AM
Andy Andy Andy having A race and not inviting the Malibu and what about Larry Larson is this A street race or just A match race
When it happens we'll be talking to you dude..:smt023
Back from the weekend. The track had been relaid at the startline making it so tricky even 20 year veterans couldn't make their car work.
We needed our licence more than anything else so we just launched in 2nd gear and ran up the track. It was so lame off the line your granny could have driven the car..:-D
The car is in one piece and it's all ready for the next time out. Now that we have our licence signed off we can do whatever it takes to get the car down the track at some pace. Big thanks to Hutch for some very valuable tech support before the weekend!
Just a small video of the run. We'll have a better one showing all the runs later. Thanks for everyones support.......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx3bElIAlF8

Swiftshifter
09-12-2011, 03:00 AM
Awesome results thus far, Andy! Time to update that sig' line! :supz:


---==Temio Williams
Yuba City, CA

reedysride
09-12-2011, 05:02 AM
Good to see it made a full pass and is still in one piece .Happy Day's

leadfoot
09-12-2011, 06:27 AM
Cool be A blast more notice the better we might step it up for such an event. looking at some differnt options such A race would make the choices A lot easier. congrats the car seems to be coming around nice.by the way your granny must be A good shoe was A decient looking pass for sure. lol

Jim Monson
09-12-2011, 08:16 AM
Glad to see you making laps. They don't go fast over night. They do go fast eventually if you keep going down the track and gathering data.

redvictor
09-12-2011, 06:04 PM
Glad to see you making laps. They don't go fast over night. They do go fast eventually if you keep going down the track and gathering data.
Absolutely. This is all about making sure everything is good before we start the tuning process. The tune in it now is unbelievably lame..:-D
Video of my one and only qualifier..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga5ucPCnsg0

frtlnrbuick
09-12-2011, 06:29 PM
Absolutely. This is all about making sure everything is good before we start the tuning process. The tune in it now is unbelievably lame..:-D
Video of my one and only qualifier..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga5ucPCnsg0

I hope you took a book with you...

That had to almost put you to sleep.;)

I was thinking the blower car was going to tree you; good leave!

Car looks great, you'll be there soon enough.

Jim

redvictor
10-13-2011, 03:18 PM
An official video of our Sunday at the Euro finals. This is all part of the Extreme doorslammers video available from www.quartermilehigh.com.
Thanks to them for all their filming of us throughout the year..:smt023
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L7zPJ5Laak

Greg Kelley
10-13-2011, 03:28 PM
No updates in a month Andy and then show the vid of 7.23 200 leaving soft! So give us some numbers - what were the incrementals, boost? Post the data log! :cool:

Paul Langlie
10-13-2011, 03:41 PM
Congratulations on getting your license. Looked nice and soft. Must have been the "go to the grocery store" tune up! You have a PM.

Paul Langlie

redvictor
10-13-2011, 03:54 PM
incrementals where yawn,slow, ooh that's better....lol That's a second gear launch for you..
Boost was leaving at 10lbs,and ramp up to 30 in 4 seconds. timing was in the mid teens.
Thanks Paul,and you have a reply.

blown572Dart
10-13-2011, 04:05 PM
Cool, that is such a sweet ride.

redvictor
10-13-2011, 04:21 PM
Cool, that is such a sweet ride.
Thanks Jimmy. So sad to see what happened to your bad ass ride. I hope you get it back out there soon..

redvictor
10-21-2011, 02:42 PM
OK,this is the video of the the car on the public highway..
Who said you can't drive a pro mod on the street..:D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI9ptwMxunI
A huge thanks to Dave and Helen from www.quartermilehigh.com who followed us all year with their cameras.

Vanilla
10-21-2011, 02:55 PM
Andrew,

You are a bad man... So when are you going to do a time lapse video of the car build from start to finish????





Vanilla

stangfan
10-21-2011, 02:57 PM
Cool ride

redvictor
10-21-2011, 03:05 PM
Andrew,

You are a bad man... So when are you going to do a time lapse video of the car build from start to finish????





Vanilla
Ha ha,bad to the bone apparently..:-D
When i've got all the pictures together and sorted into an order. Over the winter time..

redvictor
10-21-2011, 03:05 PM
Cool ride
Thank you.. :smt023

Bobalos
10-21-2011, 03:31 PM
looks like someone needs a few of these to see over the dash.

http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/wp-content/uploads/Ross/2010/2010spring/phonepbook1.jpg


Or maybe one of these.
http://www.kidsbabydesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/paul-frank-booster-seat.jpg

LOL. bitchen ride Andy.

Bob


OK,this is the video of the the car on the public highway..
Who said you can't drive a pro mod on the street..:D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI9ptwMxunI
A huge thanks to Dave and Helen from www.quartermilehigh.com (http://www.quartermilehigh.com) who followed us all year with their cameras.

redvictor
10-21-2011, 03:35 PM
Ha ha you phucker..:-D
I certainly needed a booster cushion. It's the scoop when you go round a roundabout. You wouldn't know because you don't have any..LOL

Bobalos
10-21-2011, 03:43 PM
actually we have a few. they put them in, in some neighborhoods to slow the traffic down. they are not round abouts in the "normal" sense of the word, but islands in the middle of an intersection to irritate the drivers. LOL.

there are some traditional ones too. not many here in SD, but Ive seen them back east.

I thought you were gonna get whacked in that one round about. looks like you got on the brakes a little bit.

Bob

redvictor
10-21-2011, 03:50 PM
actually we have a few. they put them in, in some neighborhoods to slow the traffic down. they are not round abouts in the "normal" sense of the word, but islands in the middle of an intersection to irritate the drivers. LOL.

there are some traditional ones too. not many here in SD, but Ive seen them back east.

I thought you were gonna get whacked in that one round about. looks like you got on the brakes a little bit.

Bob
No,i don't believe you..lol
Yea, i think the guy in the car behind was looking at the twin parachutes and thinking wtf?.:-D

7DMACH1
10-21-2011, 03:50 PM
We have them but they are called traffic circles.

desoto30
10-21-2011, 04:28 PM
awesome dude! should be more of it

Jack

redvictor
10-21-2011, 05:03 PM
awesome dude! should be more of it

Jack
Thanks Jack.. It would be rude not to drive it when it was built to do it..

Vanilla
10-21-2011, 05:10 PM
You said it got hot.... How high did the temp go??? And why didnt you roll through the burger joint and get yerself a cheeseburger and a cola???





Vanilla

redvictor
10-21-2011, 05:21 PM
You said it got hot.... How high did the temp go??? And why didnt you roll through the burger joint and get yerself a cheeseburger and a cola???





Vanilla
210deg. This is England. Burger and cola are so last year.....:-D

Vanilla
10-21-2011, 05:39 PM
Well I was gonna say some fish and chips..... but didnt want you to get a DUI....





Vanilla

redvictor
10-21-2011, 05:52 PM
Well I was gonna say some fish and chips..... but didnt want you to get a DUI....





Vanilla
Yea,drive in fish and chips... :supz:

Moparchris440
10-21-2011, 07:17 PM
OK,this is the video of the the car on the public highway..
Who said you can't drive a pro mod on the street..:D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI9ptwMxunI
A huge thanks to Dave and Helen from www.quartermilehigh.com who followed us all year with their cameras.

Nice ride but it no pro mod they run deep into 5 seconds. That's like saying my truck is a pro mod

redvictor
10-21-2011, 07:26 PM
Nice ride but it no pro mod they run deep into 5 seconds. That's like saying my truck is a pro mod
It runs in FIA pro mod,which uses NHRA rules.
I've done 1 full pass under power all the way,and that was launching from second gear only. How fast did you run on your first full pass?

Scotts87LX
10-21-2011, 08:43 PM
Nice ride but it no pro mod they run deep into 5 seconds. That's like saying my truck is a pro mod

Chris, his goal is to run in the 5's with the car. The objective when he started the project was to be the first fully street legal, and first NHRA legal Pro Mod to run in the 5's. Based on what he was able to do with the previous versions, I'd say he'll pull it off, and probably with plenty to spare.

Bad ass truck BTW. I've seen some video of it. Love the blown alky. Nice truck.

mEr
10-22-2011, 12:04 AM
Damn cool car man, awesome to see it cruising the streets! :smt023

redvictor
11-21-2011, 05:15 PM
Damn cool car man, awesome to see it cruising the streets! :smt023
Thanks man..:smt023
It's been a bit quiet here lately. Winter is pretty grim in the UK. You guys in FLA and CA have no idea how lucky you are..
Anyway, OK,some folk expressed a desire to have one of the new team t-shirts when they were done.
This is the art work courtesy of www.pwrd.co.uk
http://peter-walters.com/andyfrost/finished/shirtsfinished.jpg
If you haven't already said on facebook then put down how many and what sizes you'd like.
That gives me some idea of how many to get done. Not sure if many of you will want one here, but you have to ask..:-D
Cost will be £12 each plus P+P, which in your money is $18. No idea how much to send it over to you guys.. I'll find out if enough want one.

frtlnrbuick
11-22-2011, 03:03 PM
Anyway, OK,some folk expressed a desire to have one of the new team t-shirts when they were done.
Cost will be £12 each plus P+P, which in your money is $18. No idea how much to send it over to you guys.. I'll find out if enough want one.

I'd like one in XL, just so people can look and say: WTF?:cool:

Only if the P+P doesn't come to $50; I'd rather just send you the cash...;)

BTW: Have you found the engine that was pinched?

Jim

Bobalos
11-22-2011, 03:42 PM
you ship my shirt yet you slacker???? :butthead::butthead::butthead:

redvictor
11-22-2011, 04:02 PM
you ship my shirt yet you slacker???? :butthead::butthead::butthead:
When they're done dude..

redvictor
11-22-2011, 04:03 PM
I'd like one in XL, just so people can look and say: WTF?:cool:

Only if the P+P doesn't come to $50; I'd rather just send you the cash...;)

BTW: Have you found the engine that was pinched?

Jim
Cool Jim. I'll post it in a jiffy bag usps so it won't be that bad.
No news on the engine sadly..

Coops
11-22-2011, 04:08 PM
Mornin' Andy, how ya doin'? :D

redvictor
11-22-2011, 06:29 PM
Mornin' Andy, how ya doin'? :D
Mornin' Coops. Pretty good. Yourself?

Jim Monson
11-23-2011, 01:07 PM
Count me in for 2 XL T-Shirts Beotch (that is American for mate).

redvictor
11-23-2011, 02:26 PM
Count me in for 2 XL T-Shirts Beotch (that is American for mate).
Yea i know..:-D
You're on the list..:smt023

forcd02
11-23-2011, 03:06 PM
car is looking great Frosty, havent been keeping up on it-congrats on the Lic.
guess i'll have to put in for a large shirt, when i fig out how, lol

redvictor
11-23-2011, 03:19 PM
car is looking great Frosty, havent been keeping up on it-congrats on the Lic.
guess i'll have to put in for a large shirt, when i fig out how, lol
Thank you sir..
I'll put you down for one. I'll figure the cost part when i get them all made..:smt023

studio57
11-27-2011, 03:04 PM
btw. who did build your A/W intercooler?

redvictor
11-27-2011, 03:10 PM
btw. who did build your A/W intercooler?
There isn't one on the new car.It runs on methanol at the track.
RV2 had an ARE core (australian) and was built by www.altiss.com in the UK.

vance hewitt
11-27-2011, 03:23 PM
Hey Andy put me down for a couple shirts if ya would.....either large or extra large PLEASE........

redvictor
11-27-2011, 04:30 PM
Will do Vance..

redvictor
01-29-2012, 01:40 PM
I have the shirts now from S to 4xl. Mail me on [email protected] if you want one. $20 per shirt and $10 to send up to 2 shirts,$15 for up to 5 shirts.
Of course if you came to the track then no postage..:-D

redvictor
01-29-2012, 01:40 PM
Anyway,it's been a while since we posted some pics on here. There's been plenty going on, but nothing pic worthy,until now....
We've discussed in this thread how shite the heads are. We decided to either fix them once and for all,and if they can't be fixed throw them in the bin.
So off they came (again),and they were taken to these good people.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/20120129_6751.jpg
Once they were stripped they put new seats in with a .010" shrink fit,machined all the spring seats to within .002",made all the new valves from Victory the same heights as before, and most importantly welded sleeves between each intake port so we could have pushrod clearance, AND a thick enough port wall!!
Here are some pics of the mods.The right hand port you can see the hump in the wall.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/20120129_6746.jpg
Where the weld is are the sleeves. These have been milled from billet.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/20120129_6748.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/20120129_6750.jpg
And the underside.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/20120129_6745.jpg

All done,they were delivered to Marc at Lamude racing engines personally by the head guy at Cylinder head services.Great service,and we thank them for it.

So,on to Marc's place,and to infinity and beyond...:D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/20120129_6753.jpg
These are the valves he had to work with.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/20120129_6739.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/20120129_6740.jpg
and the heads back together.Notice how meticulous Marc is,that every spring poundage is checked with every valve,and noted down. No stone is left unturned at Marc's place.
It's why the engine is his baby....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/20120129_6752.jpg
Marc,Tony and myself will be putting the heads back on next week,checking for exhust clearance and length(new thicker ones required), then down to www.owendevelopments.co.uk for the big turbo upgrades!
More soon....

Bobalos
01-29-2012, 10:10 PM
looks awesome Andy. Hope you do well this year.

Bob

Vanilla
01-30-2012, 02:10 AM
Whats it gonna cost to ship a couple shirts back across the ocean???





Vanilla

mycomputerhatesme
01-30-2012, 02:33 AM
them victory's are purdy. interested in shirts as well.

redvictor
01-30-2012, 02:58 AM
I sent one to CA and it cost $10. Shirts work out at $20 each in your currency guys. I have access to a paypal account too.:D

redvictor
01-30-2012, 03:00 AM
looks awesome Andy. Hope you do well this year.

Bob
Ta Bob. I need your addy and sizes in a mail btw.... :D

Coops
01-30-2012, 03:04 AM
.....I might get some shirts Andy, are they more 'n a tanner each? LOL :p

aaron p
01-30-2012, 03:45 AM
Stuff is lookin good Andy! Keep up the nice work man!

redvictor
01-31-2012, 04:59 PM
.....I might get some shirts Andy, are they more 'n a tanner each? LOL :p 3'n'6...:-D

redvictor
01-31-2012, 05:00 PM
Stuff is lookin good Andy! Keep up the nice work man!
Thanks Aaron. :smt023

Jim Monson
02-01-2012, 10:59 AM
Can't wait to wear mine in Down Town Brighton! :-gay

cubicgator
02-01-2012, 11:18 AM
Looking killer, gonna be a bad bitch

Vanilla
02-01-2012, 12:57 PM
So where do I sign up for the shirts????





Vanilla

redvictor
02-01-2012, 02:30 PM
Can't wait to wear mine in Down Town Brighton! :-gay
LOL..... suits you sir!

redvictor
02-01-2012, 02:32 PM
Looking killer, gonna be a bad bitch
Thank you. :smt023

Matt, send me a mail with the sizes you want,and your address. [email protected]
I'll send you the paypal address to send the money.

redvictor
02-12-2012, 07:44 AM
So,the car is now installed at www.owendevelopments.co.uk for our Precision turbo and Tial wastegates/BOV upgrades.Owens are building,supplying, and fitting the turbos as they are the number 1 European distributors for the brands. They're pretty much a one stop shop for everything turbo! And that is for any application...
These are the state of the art pieces that can only add to our performance for 2012! As a bonus the combo weighs 11kg less per turbo, so there's performance in just that aspect.
Precision Stainless steel hi flow exhaust housing.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owens002.jpg
Precision Hi flow compressor housing and ultra hi-flow wheel.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owens003.jpg
Tial 60mm wastegate and BOV.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owens005.jpg
Owens turbo speed sensors. These were developed by Owens themselves. A very useful thing to have for turbo data. We will be running one in each turbo for comparisons between the two.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owens010.jpg
A group shot of the turbo pieces. Note the WRC turbos in the background.
Yep,Owens do them too!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owens006.jpg
Whilst i was dropping the car off i was given a little factory tour.
Need turbos for your race series? And behind them some of the state of the art balancing machines used to make the turbos perfectly balanced. A huge thing with something that spins at 100,000rpm.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owens008.jpg

A big thanks to Al Cook of Owens for the hospitality and help,and to Owen Developments for putting their faith in our team to showcase their's,Precisions,and Tial's products in Europe!

More soon...

mcintosh
02-14-2012, 01:35 PM
Andy, I here Owens did some work on Billy's Procharger compressor wheel. Thats good to know we have some where in England to turn to when needed.
I'll have an XL shirt off you next time I see you, maybe at Webo's shop.

redvictor
02-14-2012, 07:45 PM
Andy, I here Owens did some work on Billy's Procharger compressor wheel. Thats good to know we have some where in England to turn to when needed.
I'll have an XL shirt off you next time I see you, maybe at Webo's shop.
Yes mate they did, and made a very nice job of it too..
No problem on the shirt. Probably in March when i get the car baselined again.

Vanilla
02-14-2012, 07:55 PM
Thank you. :smt023

Matt, send me a mail with the sizes you want,and your address. [email protected]
I'll send you the paypal address to send the money.



Does this go for me too???






Vanilla

redvictor
02-15-2012, 02:37 AM
Of course! That reply was for you Matt...:-D

billycart
02-15-2012, 03:38 AM
where is my free shirt......???

redvictor
02-15-2012, 04:46 PM
where is my free shirt......???
It's here waiting for you to collect it..:p

The guys at www.owendevelopments.co.uk are already on the case with the Precision turbo upgrades!
The first thing to be done is mock up the turbos to see how they fit.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owenswork004.jpg
One thing we have decided is that the carbon ducts have to stay,so everything else needs to be tweaked to fit.
The new exhaust housings have a V band flange instead of a T6 style. This makes it a lot easier to remove if needed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owenswork003.jpg
Of course we now need new collectors,and that is in the hands of expert exhaust fabricator Chris Tullett, of www.christullettexhausts.co.uk.
An overview of how the turbos are sitting. They're pretty close to the old ones in size.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owenswork002.jpg
Another thing that has to be moved are the Tial wastegates. The old ones were on the exhaust housing originally,but the new stainless housings won't accomodate this.
So this is where they will sit.
Right hand side.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owenswork005.jpg
Left hand side.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owenswork006.jpg
Yes,they are close to everything,but that is how they were before,and there's not much we can do but make them fit the best we can.
The supports for them will be made when the gates are mounted in their position.
More from the Owens workshop soon..

billycart
02-15-2012, 05:10 PM
It's here waiting for you to collect it..:p

.

Ok, I'm busy this weekend...will be over another one.

redvictor
02-29-2012, 04:36 PM
Ok, I'm busy this weekend...will be over another one.
No worries mate..:-D

The turbo upgrade is now back under way. We were waiting for the collectors to be done at expert fabricator www.christullettexhausts.co.uk Luckily for us Chris got us in the queue quicker than expected, which we are very grateful for...
As usual he's made a superb job.
So,the collector without the v band flange and wastegate pipe.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/christullettcollectors001.jpg
Chris just about to start welding the v band flange.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/christullettcollectors002.jpg
The collector done and fitted. The wastegate pipe will be cut to fit when tried on the car(obviously).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/christullettcollectors005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/christullettcollectors006.jpg

The turbos are almost finished. Lee Owen at www.owendevelopments.co.uk has fitted the new Precision billet back plates,perfectly balanced the billet wheels and shaft and anodised the compressor wheel and backplate.
Left to do before they get fitted on the car is the fitting of the speed sensors,machining the shrouds,and fitting the wiggins clamp flange on the outlet.
They're a thing of beauty these Precision turbos.:yes:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/frostyturbos002.jpg
The pair sitting there next to my old housings.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/frostyturbos001.jpg
The fitting starts very soon...

kryptonite67
02-29-2012, 06:28 PM
didnt know you were on here mucka! great to see some progress again,

redvictor
03-02-2012, 02:55 AM
didnt know you were on here mucka! great to see some progress again,
Only been on here for 7 years...:-D
Thanks chap, appreciate it. I'm glad too, season gets under way soon..

Jim Monson
03-02-2012, 08:07 AM
Only been on here for 7 years...:-D
Thanks chap, appreciate it. I'm glad too, season gets under way soon..Thanks chap, chip chip cheerio, top o the mornin, :-KFCD

redvictor
03-02-2012, 01:58 PM
Thanks chap, chip chip cheerio, top o the mornin, :-KFCD
You been practising Portuguese again Jim? :-D

Jim Monson
03-03-2012, 12:01 AM
You been practising Portuguese again Jim? :-DEbonics. :rolleyes:

redvictor
03-08-2012, 04:45 PM
Ebonics. :rolleyes:
LOL....

So now it's 4 weeks.....
The good folks at www.owendevelopments.co.uk have been hard at work making the new turbos/wastegates/BOV fit in the little space we had.To make everything fit correctly every part has had to be modified in some way.This is the only downside to turbochargers. One change and everything has to move to accomodate it.
Drivers side wastegate in position.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/photo-3.jpg
Passenger side. Note the billet back plate. The covers are not on yet as they're still being machined.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/photo-4.jpg
And here is one of the covers. The thread for the Owen developments speed sensor
is visible on the right side of the cover.
An ordinary size turbo is parked next to the cover to see the size difference.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/photo-2.jpg
The compressor cover machined for better flow and for the wiggins clamp.
The wiggins fitting is a collar machined to press fit into the housing.
All of this is done in house by Owens very talented staff!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/photo-1.jpg
The rest of the machining will be completed tomorrow and i'll post an overview then.

redvictor
03-09-2012, 05:02 PM
The work is almost finished at www.owendevelopments.co.uk.
The machine work is done and the turbos just need to be assembled and fitted!
Then there will be the fitting of the Tial BOV and wiring in our new Owens speed sensors and one or two new sensors.
First pic is the collars for the compressor housing being machined. The turbos are slightly shorter, meaning that the front needs to be extended by an inch to sit into the carbon duct.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owensfinished001.jpg
And then the housing needs machining.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owensfinished002.jpg
Then the collars are pressed into the housings.They are also pinned together but that isn't visible.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owensfinished003.jpg
The housings marked for the injector bosses.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owensfinished004.jpg
And the finished housings, all ported and smoothed radius's into the turbo.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owensfinished005.jpg

An absolutely top quality job from the turbo experts at Owens!If they go as good as they look then we're going to go quite fast!!
More soon...

redvictor
03-11-2012, 06:20 PM
The fabrication and fitting of the turbos is done! The team at www.owendevelopments.co.uk have done a superb job of fitting a pair of turbos that didn't fit anything we had before!
A special thanks to the team which were,Precision turbo for their billet parts, Tial for their wastegates and BOV, Lee Owen on the turbo upgrades, Mark Harrison for all the fabrication and wiring, Al Cook for getting Precision and Tial on board with the car in the first place, and of course Owen Developments for putting their faith(and time) in our team.
Thank you guys!
So,as promised, an overview of the turbo installation.
As you can see even the intake pipes had to be reworked,along with the mountings. The rest you saw in the previous pictures.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owensfinished007.jpg
and the other side.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/owensfinished006.jpg

With just the wiring left the car will be picked up on Tuesday. That will leave the crew and I to plumb the oil system,and finally fit the new pushrods so we can fire the ole girl back up again.
Then it will be back to WRE for a baseline, spoiler upgrade,and fit the new Hoosier tyres on the rear.
Thanks for following the continuing story and more soon...

Kwikford
03-11-2012, 07:47 PM
Looks great....I like it.

henny496
03-11-2012, 08:02 PM
looks really good Andy

7.3 DIESEL
03-11-2012, 08:20 PM
Looking real good!!!

redvictor
03-12-2012, 03:08 AM
Thanks folks...:smt023

aaron p
03-12-2012, 03:11 AM
Those compressor wheels are freaking NICE! 1st time ive seen anyone anodize them. Thats pretty trick man.

redvictor
03-12-2012, 03:36 AM
Thanks Aaron! It also has anodised lug nuts..:-D

mcat
03-12-2012, 11:55 AM
im sure lots of people are wondering.. a simple yes or no answer is all i need
have you passed the $250,000.00 mark yet ?
total from day one til now?

Jim Monson
03-12-2012, 12:45 PM
Those compressor wheels are freaking NICE! 1st time ive seen anyone anodize them. Thats pretty trick man.yes, those wheels are pretty nice.

redvictor
03-12-2012, 02:33 PM
im sure lots of people are wondering.. a simple yes or no answer is all i need
have you passed the $250,000.00 mark yet ?
total from day one til now?
From 1982 until now? Hell yes, the dollar to the pound exchange means i've only spent £25.30 all in..LMFAO.

30 years of spending on a car,taking it from 16sec quarters to almost 6sec, with the best stuff i could afford for the last 10 years.
What do you think?

mcat
03-12-2012, 04:17 PM
i meant with this latest car..
and i have followed and really enjoyed this build from day one

redvictor
03-12-2012, 06:54 PM
i meant with this latest car..
and i have followed and really enjoyed this build from day one
Ah ok, i misunderstood the question.
No is the answer. In fact not even close. But in fairness it looks like i have.:-D
Thank you for following the story.:smt023

Jim Monson
03-13-2012, 11:36 AM
Ah ok, i misunderstood the question.
No is the answer. In fact not even close. But in fairness it looks like i have.:-D
Thank you for following the story.:smt023How much have you spent? How much do you make? What did your sponsors give you? Can you please post a copy of last years tax return? :rolleyes:

Vonboxer
03-13-2012, 11:42 AM
Yeah that's a little crazy, can I also get your SIN #.

Andy wish I had of saw you up in Canada, a few years ago for the Fastest Street Car Shoot out, rained like crazy Sat but I guess you guy's went Sun.

Ever Coming back to Canada?

redvictor
03-13-2012, 05:34 PM
Yeah that's a little crazy, can I also get your SIN #.

Andy wish I had of saw you up in Canada, a few years ago for the Fastest Street Car Shoot out, rained like crazy Sat but I guess you guy's went Sun.

Ever Coming back to Canada?
We went Monday, and it was still raining then!
Probably not to be honest. I really liked the place, but the rain killed it..

redvictor
03-13-2012, 05:35 PM
How much have you spent? How much do you make? What did your sponsors give you? Can you please post a copy of last years tax return? :rolleyes:
I'll see if i can find the return..lol

desoto30
03-14-2012, 10:01 AM
but the rain killed it..

wow & that's coming from a pom lol

redvictor
03-14-2012, 07:35 PM
wow & that's coming from a pom lol
Yea, there's rain in England,then there's Miramichi rain..:-D

Turboner
04-08-2012, 12:37 PM
Frosty just ran a 6.99 @ 218 (219 yesterday) with a soft (second gear?) 1.45 60' launch.

bad 68 chevelle
04-08-2012, 01:22 PM
Frosty just ran a 6.99 @ 218 (219 yesterday) with a soft (second gear?) 1.45 60' launch.

I would love to see him bring it to drag week, that car is just awesome.

MEGABU
04-08-2012, 01:24 PM
andy, this thing is just fuggin sick.....

Vanilla
04-08-2012, 01:42 PM
Thats BAD FAST!!!





Vanilla

redvictor
04-09-2012, 03:16 PM
Thanks guys. Just got back. Will update later.
Just found this video from the banking.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-juyUxCV8P4&feature=plcp&context=C48ffc36VDvjVQa1PpcFOcPEUWLuEusrUI-BVWrj44Jlj9qYA050Y%3D

Jim Monson
04-09-2012, 03:32 PM
Congrats on the 6 Andy! Everything still in 1pc I hope?

55chev
04-09-2012, 04:46 PM
WELL done Andy and crew,awesome weekend..

redvictor
04-09-2012, 05:07 PM
Yes Jim,all good.
Cheers Marc, thanks for the mental power..:D

Jim Monson
04-09-2012, 05:08 PM
Yes Jim,all good.
Cheers Marc, thanks for the mental power..:DAwesome! Now you can turn it up.

desoto30
04-09-2012, 05:15 PM
wow 6sec "street' car, fully sick dude

55chev
04-10-2012, 04:30 AM
Yes Jim,all good.
Cheers Marc, thanks for the mental power..:DPleasure!!!

redvictor
04-10-2012, 10:51 AM
wow 6sec "street' car, fully sick dude
Thanks fella. Like we've said all along it's a street legal pro mod, but as we proved on video it can and has driven on the street..

TomGS72
04-10-2012, 11:25 AM
Congrats on the 6!

redvictor
04-10-2012, 11:55 AM
Congrats on the 6!
Thank you... :smt023

desoto30
04-10-2012, 12:02 PM
Thanks fella. Like we've said all along it's a street legal pro mod, but as we proved on video it can and has driven on the street..

ya watched the vid Andy & it was really cool, been following this build thread & that is just one awesome car!!! must be a blast to have, ya mad bastard:)
cheers Jack

redvictor
04-10-2012, 12:48 PM
ya watched the vid Andy & it was really cool, been following this build thread & that is just one awesome car!!! must be a blast to have, ya mad bastard:)
cheers Jack
LOL, i dunno about mad. Maybe insane..
Thanks for following Jack. It was a pleasure to have you on board..he he.

redvictor
04-11-2012, 02:42 PM
A video courtesy of our friends at www.quartermilehigh.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APPiHk8CaNg
Unfortunately i'm in it to lower the tone..:-D

Bobalos
04-11-2012, 02:46 PM
Boy your "English" sure do sound funny. LOL.

nice job, Andy!!!

Bob

TurBo RG
04-11-2012, 02:58 PM
Boy your "English" sure do sound funny. LOL.

nice job, Andy!!!

Bob

x2

redvictor
04-11-2012, 03:02 PM
Boy your "English" sure do sound funny. LOL.

nice job, Andy!!!

Bob
That is because yours is out to lunch..LOL
Thanks Bob!
PS, Wear your shirt with pride..:D

TheEngineWorks.com
04-11-2012, 03:17 PM
Awesome, Andy!!! Made me smile seeing that run, it's obvious you are dedicated!! Now bring that bitch to the states and PROVE its a street car against the fastest REAL street cars in the WORLD at Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week. I'm sure guys like Larry Larson, and Jeff Lutz would love the oportunity to line up against your new ride.. The bar has been raised the last half dozen years, driving a few miles and making hits don't make it a street car, it makes it a race car with big radiator that can drive a few miles on the street..

Come on Andy, what you say??? Maybe we can get you some help to get it here, I know I'll do anything I can if you say yes!

Congratulations on the 6 second pass!! Sounds like there's a lot left in that hot rod!! Good luck with it!

461poncho
04-11-2012, 03:35 PM
Congratulations, you guys made it look easy !

redvictor
04-11-2012, 03:40 PM
Awesome, Andy!!! Made me smile seeing that run, it's obvious you are dedicated!! Now bring that bitch to the states and PROVE its a street car against the fastest REAL street cars in the WORLD at Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week. I'm sure guys like Larry Larson, and Jeff Lutz would love the oportunity to line up against your new ride.. The bar has been raised the last half dozen years, driving a few miles and making hits don't make it a street car, it makes it a race car with big radiator that can drive a few miles on the street..

Come on Andy, what you say??? Maybe we can get you some help to get it here, I know I'll do anything I can if you say yes!

Congratulations on the 6 second pass!! Sounds like there's a lot left in that hot rod!! Good luck with it!
Proved it already thanks.
If someone wants to beat me why not spend all the money available and travel over here for once?
Whilst it's easy to say come over here, it's incredibly hard to do it. I run a business and i don't have time currently to run around the world
playing games with cars. I have to stay at home and do it here.
Maybe one day, but not now.
Thanks for the congrats though.

ZERO260IN1
04-11-2012, 03:47 PM
When I watch this im always wondering... what am I missing?

The hipe is OFF THE CHAIN.... 100's of Camara's, interviews, fans, nut swingers, engineers, scientists,the full meal deal..


Then he takes a pro mod and runs 6.9s and its on CNN. WTF is going on here?

My opinion. Any turbo promod can put a rad in it, and install signal lights and drive around with a camara crew. Why dont they they? Because they know it proves nothing, its still a promod with signal lights. Yellow bullet will eat them alive if they tried calling it a street car. Cars like larry larsons and Rod S corvette are in a completely different category and cars like that are pure PORN!

Carry on, and dont shoot the messenger, im just saying what thousands are thinking and Im well aware that a 218mph promod is good for mid to low 6's.

ZERO260IN1
04-11-2012, 03:48 PM
Awesome, Andy!!! Made me smile seeing that run, it's obvious you are dedicated!! Now bring that bitch to the states and PROVE its a street car against the fastest REAL street cars in the WORLD at Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week. I'm sure guys like Larry Larson, and Jeff Lutz would love the oportunity to line up against your new ride.. The bar has been raised the last half dozen years, driving a few miles and making hits don't make it a street car, it makes it a race car with big radiator that can drive a few miles on the street..

Come on Andy, what you say??? Maybe we can get you some help to get it here, I know I'll do anything I can if you say yes!

Congratulations on the 6 second pass!! Sounds like there's a lot left in that hot rod!! Good luck with it!

Dam, just beat me to it ;)

JeffMcKC
04-11-2012, 03:52 PM
You guys have a 1500 mile Street Event over there where you run 4 tracks in 5 days? I was not aware of it.

redvictor
04-11-2012, 03:55 PM
When I watch this im always wondering... what am I missing?

The hipe is OFF THE CHAIN.... 100's of Camara's, interviews, fans, nut swingers, engineers, scientists,the full meal deal..


Then he takes a pro mod and runs 6.9s and its on CNN. WTF is going on here?

My opinion. Any turbo promod can put a rad in it, and install signal lights and drive around with a camara crew. Why dont they they? Because they know it proves nothing, its still a promod with signal lights. Yellow bullet will eat them alive if they tried calling it a street car. Cars like larry larsons and Rod S corvette are in a completely different category and cars like that are pure PORN!

Carry on, and dont shoot the messenger, im just saying what thousands are thinking and Im well aware that a 218mph promod is good for mid to low 6's.
Just read the build thread. All of it. Then you might understand what it took to do this.
It's called progression. It's the next level and like it or not it's here.
Try building this yourself and see how easy it is eh..

redvictor
04-11-2012, 03:57 PM
You guys have a 1500 mile Street Event over there where you run 4 tracks in 5 days? I was not aware of it.
In a country that is 800 miles long and with 1 track to run that power i'd say no.
You carry on with what you do,and we'll carry on with what we do. :smt023

redvictor
04-11-2012, 03:58 PM
Congratulations, you guys made it look easy !
Thanks fella.

JeffMcKC
04-11-2012, 04:00 PM
I am good with that, but asking us to come run the event to find the Fastest Street Car is a little hard to do given the lay of the land I think. Its a bad deal but its ran over here and it is what it is.

ZERO260IN1
04-11-2012, 04:02 PM
Just read the build thread. All of it. Then you might understand what it took to do this.
It's called progression. It's the next level and like it or not it's here.
Try building this yourself and see how easy it is eh..

I have read your thread. And I understand completely how much work it is. Good job on reinventing the wheel.

Congrats on the 6!! Its a cool car.

redvictor
04-11-2012, 04:15 PM
I am good with that, but asking us to come run the event to find the Fastest Street Car is a little hard to do given the lay of the land I think. Its a bad deal but its ran over here and it is what it is.
It is,and that's why i'm not coming. I'm not asking you. I'm just pointing out that asking someone to come 5000mls,across the alantic ocean, and pay all the cost involved,including a month off work is an unreasonable request.
I get what drag week is, but only in the USA is it held up as the all singing,all dancing contest. The world is huge,and some of don't think it's that important.

Just giving you my opinion dude...

redvictor
04-11-2012, 04:20 PM
I have read your thread. And I understand completely how much work it is. Good job on reinventing the wheel.

Congrats on the 6!! Its a cool car.
Thank you for reading it, and for the congrats. You'll know right from the start to now we have never said it's just a street car. I always said it's a pro mod that can drive on the street,and is street legal.

If i'd have wanted a car to compete in drag week we'd have made one. But none of us are interested in doing it.
My money,my sandbox...:D

Blownmope
04-11-2012, 04:25 PM
It is,and that's why i'm not coming. I'm not asking you. I'm just pointing out that asking someone to come 5000mls,across the alantic ocean, and pay all the cost involved,including a month off work is an unreasonable request.
I get what drag week is, but only in the USA is it held up as the all singing,all dancing contest. The world is huge,and some of don't think it's that important.

Just giving you my opinion dude...

Good for you and fuck the haters.

TheEngineWorks.com
04-11-2012, 04:39 PM
Proved it already thanks.
If someone wants to beat me why not spend all the money available and travel over here for once?
Whilst it's easy to say come over here, it's incredibly hard to do it. I run a business and i don't have time currently to run around the world
playing games with cars. I have to stay at home and do it here.
Maybe one day, but not now.
Thanks for the congrats though.

Well, if you had more then one track, and if that country was bigger then a postage stamp, might be an idea, then we would have to deal with the rain, so probably won't ever be an event like we have in the states, over in the UK.. :rolleyes:

I'm sure you work hard, but you've somehow found the hundreds and hundreds of hours, and small fortune to build your car, so the excuse of having to work a job don't hold a lot of water, but that's your story, and I'm sure you're gonna stick with it, and that's ok, we still love ya across the pond! ;)

I highly doubt that car would be coming here to run a grueling event like Drag Week, EVER, and if it did, you might get a rude awaking of what it REALLY takes to be the fastest street car in the World! No doubt, without you competing in Drag Week, you will always just have a racecar with a tag, and a big radiator, that can take a little drive on the street..


You still have a BEAUTIFUL "RACECAR", enjoy it, and wishing you good luck in the future with it!!

Oh yeah, you guys over there have always been trying to be as big and bad as the US, for the last couple hundred years.. Always remember, you'd be speaking German if it wasn't for the US, and be driving a VW bug!! :rolleyes::rolleyes:







You know I'm just having fun with ya, Andy.. ;)

redvictor
04-11-2012, 05:08 PM
Course i'd find out Eddie.
If you'd read the build thread you'd know that i didn't build the car at all. A few companies did it. So the hundreds of hours you mention isn't how it is.
Whatever you say means not a lot to me. What i do with my time and money are my affair.

Everyone involved with this project knows what we have and what we're doing. That includes a number of prominent US speed companies and a tuner who resides in California.
Not one of them said "You have to race in drag week you know.."

Your patronising is very hilarious. In fact one of my ribs just fell on the floor...
But hey,thanks for good luck wishes. Looks like we need it.

TheEngineWorks.com
04-11-2012, 05:19 PM
Course i'd find out Eddie.
If you'd read the build thread you'd know that i didn't build the car at all. A few companies did it. So the hundreds of hours you mention isn't how it is.
Whatever you say means not a lot to me. What i do with my time and money are my affair.

Everyone involved with this project knows what we have and what we're doing. That includes a number of prominent US speed companies and a tuner who resides in California.
Not one of them said "You have to race in drag week you know.."

Your patronising is very hilarious. In fact one of my ribs just fell on the floor...
But hey,thanks for good luck wishes. Looks like we need it.

Don't take any of this personal, I'm just "ribbing" you! :smt081 Get it, RIBBING you?? :rolleyes:

I've not followed your build real close, but then again, I'm doing my own thing, and running a small business, too, and you know how that is. I'm real happy you got all the help you did, I think it means a lot more when suppliers in our industry help the people who otherwise would never be able to do it alone! I always go out of my way to deal with companies I see who do this, not companies that plaster their name on some high dollar operation, and hand them parts, as if they could not afford them, otherwise.

I have a TON of respect for you, even if you are a brit! ;)

redvictor
04-11-2012, 05:24 PM
Don't take any of this personal, I'm just "ribbing" you! :smt081 Get it, RIBBING you?? :rolleyes:

I've not followed your build real close, but then again, I'm doing my own thing, and running a small business, too, and you know how that is. I'm real happy you got all the help you did, I think it means a lot more when suppliers in our industry help the people who otherwise would never be able to do it alone! I always go out of my way to deal with companies I see who do this, not companies that plaster their name on some high dollar operation, and hand them parts, as if they could not afford them, otherwise.

I have a TON of respect for you, even if you are a brit! ;)
Now that's more like it..:D
Seriously, read the thread if you get time. It's everything from start to finish,and all the ups and downs along the way.
Yea,sometimes we Brits can do ok you know!
The list of companies in my sig are the ones. I know you use a couple anyway.
Let me know what you think if you take a look.

PintoBoy
04-11-2012, 05:28 PM
WOW, tough crowd. To each there own, he built the car to do what HE WANTED and it seems to be doing that just fine! Congrats Andy on the 6. I've been following Red Victor since I saw a video of it on YouTube years ago! Keep up the good work and phuck the haters!

Brett.

TwoFast4Lv
04-11-2012, 05:38 PM
Red Victor. DO not feel bad most of them won't pay to drive more then a few States away from there house at most yet expect everyone else to drive 5000 miles round trip to race them ;)

pro66nova
04-11-2012, 05:39 PM
Dragweek ------------->:-gay
Purple people eater--->


Badass car Andy.

hothgholden
04-11-2012, 05:50 PM
great job andy

THE SHOE
04-11-2012, 06:11 PM
Great hit Andy,Glad to see you having fun after all the ups and downs. Enjoy a pint or 3 with all your mates that lended a hand .. looks like there is a little more wick on that red rocket..

redvictor
04-11-2012, 06:22 PM
Thanks for the support guys..
Yea,tough crowd, but i guess that's the bullet for ya:-D
There's plenty left in the car like most of you can see. June is our next date with destiny.

BACK IN 8
04-11-2012, 06:24 PM
Proved it already thanks.
If someone wants to beat me why not spend all the money available and travel over here for once?
Whilst it's easy to say come over here, it's incredibly hard to do it. I run a business and i don't have time currently to run around the world
playing games with cars. I have to stay at home and do it here.
Maybe one day, but not now.
Thanks for the congrats though.
you are a gentleman andy ;)

Dans 83
04-11-2012, 07:49 PM
Congrats on the 6 Andy!:smt023

kryptonite67
04-11-2012, 07:59 PM
big congrats andy, it is a tough crowd here for sure, but most dont realise it costs twice as much to build it in the uk with taxes and shipping etc, rod ran a 6.70 something so you aint far off bud, most are still pullin for ya!!

1nos68
04-11-2012, 08:28 PM
What some of you guys dont realize is that Andy has brought the car from "across the pond" twice! I met Andy a few years ago in Bell Rose at No Problem raceway. Awesome bunch of guys....

I know for a fact my shit will never leave the country as long as I own it!

TomP
04-11-2012, 08:50 PM
You could have a UK DragWeek
Santa Pod and
Avon/Shakesphere don't look too bad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjvZGtj9ddg


Some of the other tracks are what the steering wheel is for.

North Weald http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjvZGtj9ddg

Elvington http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDug1Dwjnrs

and Crail. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lq-w9VI8qk
Maybe stay in the left lane at Crail...

redvictor
04-12-2012, 02:42 AM
Thank you guys for the support.
We're getting done what we said we'd do on this build thread.
All who are involved are living the dream that only a handful of people ever attain, and thank you all for coming along for the ride with us!

redvictor
04-12-2012, 02:43 AM
You could have a UK DragWeek
Santa Pod and
Avon/Shakesphere don't look too bad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjvZGtj9ddg


Some of the other tracks are what the steering wheel is for.

North Weald http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjvZGtj9ddg

Elvington http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDug1Dwjnrs

and Crail. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lq-w9VI8qk
Maybe stay in the left lane at Crail...

The last 3 would be what an ambulance is for too.:-D
Miramichi didn't look too bad on a video either.lol

Jim Monson
04-12-2012, 09:14 AM
Andy, you know have haters! You have arrived! If nobody hates on you, nobody cares. Can you feel the love.......coming out of "Brighton"?

redvictor
04-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Andy, you know have haters! You have arrived! If nobody hates on you, nobody cares. Can you feel the love.......coming out of "Brighton"?
LMFAO...

vance hewitt
04-12-2012, 04:26 PM
good to hear Andy....... nice pass and congrates........... would you post the time slip? 1.5 60 ? your killing me here..... talk about bringing on the power..... anyway Andy , the hard work paid off and phuck the haters.....

ya do talk a little funny though......lol

why do you have to wait so long before another pass? or is the track aways from you?

vance hewitt
04-12-2012, 04:28 PM
by the way, can I still get a shirt? or 2

redvictor
04-12-2012, 07:20 PM
good to hear Andy....... nice pass and congrates........... would you post the time slip? 1.5 60 ? your killing me here..... talk about bringing on the power..... anyway Andy , the hard work paid off and phuck the haters.....

ya do talk a little funny though......lol

why do you have to wait so long before another pass? or is the track aways from you?
Thanks Vance!
If someone knows how to get it from our FB page then post away.
Yea,i have a black country accent, because it's where i'm from..lol
I have to wait because i need to go to work. Racing is a hobby. Plus the first FIA meet is June 1st to 4th,and it's one of the best tracks of the year for us.So it's prudent for us to wait until then,when we can put some power in at the start.
T-shirts, no problem. Send me a mail at [email protected] and we can get er done..:-D

vance hewitt
04-13-2012, 01:53 AM
Thanks Vance!
If someone knows how to get it from our FB page then post away.
Yea,i have a black country accent, because it's where i'm from..lol
I have to wait because i need to go to work. Racing is a hobby. Plus the first FIA meet is June 1st to 4th,and it's one of the best tracks of the year for us.So it's prudent for us to wait until then,when we can put some power in at the start.
T-shirts, no problem. Send me a mail at [email protected] and we can get er done..:-D

was just curious on the time slip....no biggie here.....
some days I think we all need to pick a less expensive hobby..... damn work allways getting in the way of playing:p

good luck in june..... look foward to seeing ya fly Andy...... put some power in that bitch....lol well more power..... and try and start in first gear this time.........lol number 2 comes after number 1.....lol

good luck Sir


and I will be in touch on the shirts......thanks

tonyg64
04-13-2012, 02:52 AM
Andy huge congrats on the 6 mate. I was up in the vip (proper posh me lol) when you ran and i was with a load of people that were newbies. When i saw the numbers i shouted (alone lol). Brilliant way to start the season and i hope it all goes faster from here. Go and chase the big green car down :cool:

ps i was around the pits too but you looked busy so i didnt poke my nose in .

All the best
Tony

redvictor
04-13-2012, 02:59 AM
Andy huge congrats on the 6 mate. I was up in the vip (proper posh me lol) when you ran and i was with a load of people that were newbies. When i saw the numbers i shouted (alone lol). Brilliant way to start the season and i hope it all goes faster from here. Go and chase the big green car down :cool:

ps i was around the pits too but you looked busy so i didnt poke my nose in .

All the best
Tony
Thanks Tony.
There's loads left in it yet believe me.
I saw you wander past as i was talking to someone. I thought you'd pop in, but no matter. I'll catch up with you next time.

redvictor
04-13-2012, 03:01 AM
was just curious on the time slip....no biggie here.....
some days I think we all need to pick a less expensive hobby..... damn work allways getting in the way of playing:p

good luck in june..... look foward to seeing ya fly Andy...... put some power in that bitch....lol well more power..... and try and start in first gear this time.........lol number 2 comes after number 1.....lol

good luck Sir


and I will be in touch on the shirts......thanks
Well, 60ft was a 1.45, and 1/8 a 4.76. Do the math on how fast it is in the back..lol
Thanks Vance, look forward to the mail.

Coops
04-13-2012, 03:42 AM
Well, 60ft was a 1.45, and 1/8 a 4.76. Do the math on how fast it is in the back..lol
Thanks Vance, look forward to the mail.



....I bet you could get a 6.999 outta that Andy!! :p

vance hewitt
04-13-2012, 12:26 PM
Well, 60ft was a 1.45, and 1/8 a 4.76. Do the math on how fast it is in the back..lol
Thanks Vance, look forward to the mail.

DAMN Andy.............................. Talk about PULLING like a frieght train..... you was stuffed in the seat and smiling the whole way...... :p..... I love my turbo car...... it just does'nt know when to stop pulling.... and ya , there is abit to come off that time for sure...

vance

slinky
04-24-2012, 09:44 AM
Thought you might like to see this folks..

Grab a bit of RV3 clobber, stay warm, look good and "give to the cause" while you're at it..
http://clothesbyslinky.spreadshirt.co.uk
Shipping to the US isn't an issue

Roll on the Main Event

redvictor
04-26-2012, 04:57 PM
Hoodies not your thing eh?..lol

I've not done much reporting recently but the R+D never stops at RV1 racing HQ between race meetings!
Everytime we take a step forward,we find out something new with the car. It's all about upgrading where necessary to push the performance boundaries.
As we've come so far in a very short space of time we discovered that our fueling requirements have made a rather large jump!
This is due to 1/ the engine Marc built being rather good, and 2/ the www.owendevelopments.co.uk supplied Precision Pro Mod turbos being even better then anticipated!

Unfortunately there is no way to get any more injectors on the intake runners, so we've (Shane T and I)decided to put some bigger ID2000's in the intake pipe, and another 4 in the intake elbow....
As usual we called on ace chassis man and fabricator Jon Webster of www/webster-race-engineering.co.uk to do the necessary to the said elbow.

So a couple of pics of the elbow with new Injector dynamics ID2000 injectors in place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre724.jpg
A big thanks to Tony Palo of T1 race developments for priority shipping us some injector caps and connectors at very short notice too!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre725.jpg

The last pic is some new breather tubes. Again whilst developing the car we find out what works and what doesn't. We feel that we're short of breathing on the engine. So Jon knocked up these 1" OD tubes to bolt to the front of the rocker covers,which should now give us adequete breathing..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/redvictorwre726.jpg

More updates as they happen..

swad
04-26-2012, 05:13 PM
Looking good thats crazy that need four more injectors, looking forward to seeing this run at the main event,and with all this politics chilling out hopefully, so just can kick some ass

vance hewitt
04-26-2012, 07:23 PM
oh shit Andy..... where does it stop ? more injectors, means more fuel.... more fuel means bigger pump.... bigger pump means more horsepower. more horspower means more speed, more speed means better brakes, or a third parachute.....im telling ya it just never ends........... lol
good luck Andy

redvictor
04-27-2012, 09:27 AM
Ha ha, you're right,it never ends.... Pump is 20gall per minute,so fuel delivery to the injectors is good.
Thanks Vance and Adam.

TWO-TONS-OF-FUN
04-27-2012, 09:56 AM
how is it possible... to take the most bad ass STREET CAR. and make it even more killer....


my head is going to explode.

frtlnrbuick
04-27-2012, 10:13 AM
Andy, you now have haters! You have arrived! If nobody hates on you, nobody cares. Can you feel the love.......coming out of "Brighton"?

This is what I was thinking, taking a look at this thread for the first time in a long time.

Andy,
Your car has been bad since before bad was invented. I have a special respect for you and the car because of the work you have put in up to this point. Coming from a fellow do-it-yourselfer, I hope you can appreciate when I say I love the car; you can truly say it is all yours.

Most of the haters can't even say they built their own car. So why is it that when a guy has the talent, but wants to go a step beyond, and has to get help it's a bad thing? You keep plugging on knowing there are some that appreciate what you do.

Jim

mufflerguy
04-27-2012, 10:25 AM
Congrats on the 6 second pass Andy. More to come I'm sure.

Reject
04-28-2012, 10:29 AM
just finished reading this thread. took about 2 days total. WOW lots of great idea's in here that i'd love to try out. thanks for the fresh ideas!!

redvictor
04-28-2012, 11:03 AM
just finished reading this thread. took about 2 days total. WOW lots of great idea's in here that i'd love to try out. thanks for the fresh ideas!!
Glad you took the time out to read it!
Fill yer boots with the ideas..lol

redvictor
04-28-2012, 11:06 AM
This is what I was thinking, taking a look at this thread for the first time in a long time.

Andy,
Your car has been bad since before bad was invented. I have a special respect for you and the car because of the work you have put in up to this point. Coming from a fellow do-it-yourselfer, I hope you can appreciate when I say I love the car; you can truly say it is all yours.

Most of the haters can't even say they built their own car. So why is it that when a guy has the talent, but wants to go a step beyond, and has to get help it's a bad thing? You keep plugging on knowing there are some that appreciate what you do.

Jim
Very nice of you to say so Jim.
No worries on the haters, they have to hate as they obviously have no life of their own...
Thanks once again everyone for their support. :smt023

silvercv2002
04-28-2012, 11:33 AM
Shut it, Brit Boy

redvictor
04-28-2012, 11:36 AM
Shut it, Brit Boy
Ha ha, i'll send you some spangly beads to pacify your obvious mental anguish :-D

silvercv2002
04-28-2012, 11:39 AM
ROTFLMAO!

redvictor
04-28-2012, 12:14 PM
ROTFLMAO!
:-D

frtlnrbuick
04-28-2012, 12:27 PM
You two should get a room!:smt056 :smt057 :smt058

Jim

silvercv2002
04-28-2012, 12:30 PM
:ANAL::ANAL::ANAL::ANAL::ANAL::ANAL::ANAL:

Dans 83
05-28-2012, 04:28 PM
Hey Andy, I haven't heard anything about the car in a while...

Anything new???

redvictor
05-28-2012, 04:43 PM
Yes Dan. Out this weekend coming for the first FIA european pro mod race. California tuner Shane Tecklenburg is coming over to make the car have it..lol
We're hoping the weather holds up so we can do what we set out to do 3 years ago...

kryptonite67
05-28-2012, 07:36 PM
all the best mucka!

redvictor
05-29-2012, 02:23 AM
all the best mucka!
Cheers ar kid! :-D

Coops
05-29-2012, 05:00 AM
Cheers ar kid! :-D



....geroff me barrer!! LOL

redvictor
05-29-2012, 04:53 PM
....geroff me barrer!! LOL
Not quite black country spake there coops..:-D

Dans 83
05-29-2012, 07:21 PM
Best of luck, let us know how she goes... :smt023

redvictor
05-30-2012, 01:49 AM
There's a web cam available on www.eurodragster.com , and we'll be doing a blog at the track on there as well.

pistolpete
05-30-2012, 05:29 AM
good luck Andy......

kep us posted huh....

Pete.

alz28
05-31-2012, 05:16 AM
There's a web cam available on www.eurodragster.com (http://www.eurodragster.com) , and we'll be doing a blog at the track on there as well.

Update; webcam is free Thurs to Sat.
Theres a $10 charge to watch courtesy of Mr Bartlett for Sunday and Monday, Link below

http://t.ymlp218.net/uyjqadajuwqagauqakabehhw/click.php

Hopefully the weather will hold;)

spidergearsman
05-31-2012, 06:15 AM
good luck

slinky
06-02-2012, 12:42 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/5c029283.jpg

desoto30
06-02-2012, 12:46 PM
tuff streeter

Bobalos
06-02-2012, 02:04 PM
What is at 594 feet?

Good job Andy keep chipping away at it. only seven more tenths to go. Lol.

Bob

yenko mike
06-02-2012, 02:24 PM
Nice numbers Andy keep them coming!

Jim Monson
06-03-2012, 12:11 AM
Nice run Wank Bubble!!

Hutch
06-03-2012, 12:50 AM
Good job Andy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKfK9qZhHv0


Hutch

Trace Meyer
06-03-2012, 12:58 AM
Congratulations Andy Frost!!!

Matt Hill
06-03-2012, 02:17 AM
Now that's a proper pass!

nukebanana
06-03-2012, 03:39 AM
Well Andy that was a beautiful pass, got my work cut out for me now. Everything is good I hope, until we meet again, talk later.
Boo King

slinky
06-04-2012, 10:32 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/slinksport/66e21616.jpg

NENE
06-04-2012, 12:29 PM
Congratulations my friend, GOOD JOB !!!!!!!! I'm very excited to think of the day we will be both on the track.....

Eric

henny496
06-04-2012, 04:06 PM
congratulations Andy.
A little bit more speed and you are going to be able to drive it across the pond if you get a run at it

LilJohn
06-04-2012, 04:45 PM
What is at 594 feet?

Good job Andy keep chipping away at it. only seven more tenths to go. Lol.

Bob

The first timing sensor for the speed trap for the 1/8 is at 594. 660-66=594.

mcintosh
06-04-2012, 05:21 PM
Well done Andy and Crew, had a great time hanging out with you in your pit on Sunday.
Must make it that much sweater, when the car performs, having a good team around you.

redvictor
06-04-2012, 07:22 PM
Congratulations my friend, GOOD JOB !!!!!!!! I'm very excited to think of the day we will be both on the track.....

Eric
Thanks Eric. Good to speak to you at the weekend.. Look forward to racing with you also..

redvictor
06-04-2012, 07:23 PM
Well done Andy and Crew, had a great time hanging out with you in your pit on Sunday.
Must make it that much sweater, when the car performs, having a good team around you.
Thanks Alex. Your always welcome in our pit..

redvictor
06-04-2012, 07:24 PM
Well Andy that was a beautiful pass, got my work cut out for me now. Everything is good I hope, until we meet again, talk later.
Boo King
Thanks Boo, but you knew we were always going to raise that bar..
Everything is working perfectly now.

redvictor
06-04-2012, 07:27 PM
Thank you everyone. If you've folowed this thread you know this has been a culmination of 3 years of blood,sweat and tears.
There are so many people to thank for what we've achieved this weekend, but particularly recently Shane Tecklenburg, Marc Lamude, Hutch, Precision turbo and all of my hard working crew...

kryptonite67
06-04-2012, 07:52 PM
way to go andy!! fuckin A!!!

redvictor
06-04-2012, 08:03 PM
way to go andy!! fuckin A!!!
LOL, they didn't teach you that saying in the black country..:-D

redvictor
06-04-2012, 08:03 PM
Video will be available in a couple of days folks..

slinky
06-05-2012, 05:04 AM
A little teaser...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii20Cd647-o&hd=1

Wind it up to 1080..

Coops
06-05-2012, 05:13 AM
LOL, they didn't teach you that saying in the black country..:-D





..............ey up lad, be'ave thissen! :D

Coops
06-05-2012, 05:16 AM
A little teaser...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii20Cd647-o&hd=1

Wind it up to 1080..


Nice.....and it wasn't raining! ;)

redvictor
06-05-2012, 05:53 AM
Nice.....and it wasn't raining! ;)
It was about 3 hours before for 24 hrs straight..

pistolpete
06-05-2012, 08:00 AM
Well done Andy ...... nice pass, now youre moving!!!

Pete.

redvictor
06-05-2012, 08:05 AM
Well done Andy ...... nice pass, now youre moving!!!

Pete.
Yea,at last! Thanks Pete...

pistolpete
06-05-2012, 08:25 AM
Every now and then hard work and persistance pays off!!!

Now go have some fun with it! and hurt some fealings,,,lol,,,

Pete.

Camp Stanley
06-05-2012, 09:11 AM
It was about 3 hours before for 24 hrs straight..

Imagine that happening at Santa Pod!

Well done Andy!

redvictor
06-05-2012, 09:46 AM
Imagine that happening at Santa Pod!

Well done Andy!

Yea,you didn't miss much Camp.
Thank you my friend...

redvictor
06-05-2012, 09:47 AM
Every now and then hard work and persistance pays off!!!

Now go have some fun with it! and hurt some fealings,,,lol,,,

Pete.
Ha ha, we plan on hurting some feelings no doubt!

Willem
06-05-2012, 05:42 PM
Congrats Andy!
I was standing at the finish line when you made the 6.59 pass against the superbird...... shivers down my spine!

kryptonite67
06-05-2012, 10:18 PM
when are you going to give it the full on hit launching in first? was the track not good enough to hold the power? really good to see all that hard work paying off now mucka!

slinky
06-06-2012, 02:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_mPsSwlvRg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

lazytaz
06-06-2012, 02:41 PM
Nice one Andy, congrats from all of us here at Taz Racing. What an achievement, may have taken you 3 years but you have made it.

Well done mate,

Lazy:D

desoto30
06-06-2012, 02:58 PM
great stuff Andy,

Bobalos
06-06-2012, 03:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_mPsSwlvRg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

:supz::supz::supz:

Bob

redvictor
06-06-2012, 04:59 PM
Congrats Andy!
I was standing at the finish line when you made the 6.59 pass against the superbird...... shivers down my spine!
Thank you. I'd like to have watched it from there myself! :-D

redvictor
06-06-2012, 05:00 PM
Nice one Andy, congrats from all of us here at Taz Racing. What an achievement, may have taken you 3 years but you have made it.

Well done mate,

Lazy:D
Thanks fella, and thank all the guys too.. :smt023

redvictor
06-06-2012, 05:01 PM
great stuff Andy,
Thanks fella, and thanks Bob...

redvictor
06-14-2012, 03:25 PM
A compilation video of our world record weekend. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky6QXk2K610&hd=1
Filmed and edited by our media guru Slinky.

Hope you enjoy it..:-D

frtlnrbuick
06-17-2012, 12:42 AM
Andy,

My second impression of you Brits was Benny Hill (first was Monty Python) and this video proves it: you're all a bit touched.

Congrats on the awesome pass.

Your car looks like a brick compared to that 'bird, giving up 22 mph it still rocks. It says a lot to compete so well knowing the compromises you have made to remain street legal.

I'm still waiting for that ride, but thank Slinky for the great video to hold me over.

Jim

slinky
07-07-2012, 03:57 PM
Another video for you folks, it's 11 minutes, so pour a beer/coffee/wine/cocktail (delete as applicable) and enjoy a weekend racing with RV1R..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbKA8lWaqPg&hd=1

slinky
08-26-2012, 06:41 AM
And another video.. Street driving to McLaren..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuWMEoZa2tI&hd=1

mufflerguy
08-26-2012, 08:23 AM
Congrats Andy. No lack of effort in this record. You guys earned it! Cheers mate!

redvictor
02-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Thank you Monty for posting this in this section.

We documented pretty much the whole build of the car here, so now you are able to look in here rather than "guess" what the car has on it!
Obviously some stuff has been updated as the build was completed in 2011.

Thanks for looking!

backNblack
02-02-2014, 01:42 PM
You'd never know it was the same car & I'd have never found it without this section, nice job.

redvictor
02-02-2014, 02:29 PM
You'd never know it was the same car & I'd have never found it without this section, nice job.
Yes, it was the reason i asked Monty to put it in this section, as it kept getting lost in the TOBT bit.

Thank you, appreciate it.

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