Beefy's Midlana Build

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Re: Beefy's Midlana Build

Postby b33fy » 08 Aug 2014, 11:14

They won't fit a standard chassis, 18.5 inches wide across the shoulder, 18.1 inches across the base, though other sizes are available. Price wise, $590-$640 depending on size at todays exchange rates

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Re: Beefy's Midlana Build

Postby b33fy » 17 Aug 2014, 10:33

A few of the smaller jobs this weekend, seat belt fixings / anchor points and box section cut for seat runners. need to wait for seats to return before final positioning.

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Biatch?? tubes cut, don't know why they are called that, but they were one to cut. as each side has different angles, James made some templates, stuck them on the metal used a bit of spray paint then cut the painted bits off, if that makes sense.

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Need to order some more metal before I can progress much further.

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Re: Beefy's Midlana Build

Postby b33fy » 07 Sep 2014, 11:47

Did a bit more today. image below:

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Re: Beefy's Midlana Build

Postby b33fy » 11 Sep 2014, 13:19

Seats back from the manufacterers, holes now in the right place. One seat fixed in on runners just needs final adjustments to get one bolt to fit properly :roll: A few more bits of metal on. centre tunnel will be 110mm wide 4" in old money, seats take up the other bit of extra width.

Obligatory image.. "sitting in chassis shot"..... (note to self must do something with that steering wheel)

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Re: Beefy's Midlana Build

Postby big_wasa » 15 Sep 2014, 09:07

Looking good. I have a 2.0 duratec (amongst others) for mine so I am keen to see your progress.

Inboard or outboard for the front shocks ?

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Re: Beefy's Midlana Build

Postby b33fy » 16 Sep 2014, 14:04

big_wasa wrote:Looking good. I have a 2.0 duratec (amongst others) for mine so I am keen to see your progress.

Inboard or outboard for the front shocks ?


I would like inboard but do I want the added complication of the fabrication, given that the only advantages I can see is a cleaner look and more aerodynamic. I think Kurt indicated in the book that he would have done outboard in hindsight though I stand corrected. Perhaps if they offered some adjustment such as being able to move the shocks and pushrods along the rocker arm/ bellcrank I may have committed though I don't fully understand the effects this would have. (it seemed as if it stiffened the suspension up on the V-Storm)

So the short reply is..leaning towards outboard at the moment. :)

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Re: Beefy's Midlana Build

Postby big_wasa » 27 Sep 2014, 12:12

That's what I was thinking. A lot of extra fab but cool.

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Re: Beefy's Midlana Build

Postby b33fy » 30 Mar 2015, 09:47

Thought I'd do a bit of catch up as I haven't posted for a while, the wetroom and my sons design technology project has taken me away from the car and now my final masters dissertation is looming,, heyho.. anyhow headlines on some small progress.

Steering rack mount is finally sorted, wasn't happy with the first attempt so had another go.. I'll assemble as is and have a company lined up to extend the rack if required.

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Sourced an alloy radiator (Ford Escort RS2000) modifications done, including removing filler neck, adding a senor boss and moving the mounts, put a hovercraft lift fan on it as well. :D The next job is to fit it using some rubber bobbins.

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Also picked up a beader to bead the ali tubing for the cooling system, made up a few bits as below..

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Spent the last two months trying to source a fuel rail could have used the oem rail but it was "in" only and I'm worried about the last injector being starved. talking of injectors, got those as well, 630cc, so good for target bhp of around 330-350bhp. Eventually got a rail with an "in and out" and now fitted.

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Also sourced a few bits for the fuel system, going with AN6 fittings throughout. There are bulkhead fittings available so easy to fit to the Elise tank.

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Had another metal delivery as well so plenty to be getting on with.. :)


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