Saturday, 8 February 2014

Build Day Five - Front Anti Roll Bar, Brake Lines and Heater

A bit of a random day, went for a coffee with my Dad... Then he came and 'gave instructions' which seemed quite random, but he was actually reading the manual out to me.  Seemed to work well, and I put the front anti roll bar on pretty quickly.

Front Anti Roll Bar with blue bushes according to blue mark on bar.
Front Anti Roll Bar with blue bushes according to blue mark on bar.

I ordered myself this paint marker (the same orange as the stripe) to mark the torqued bolts and nuts.  They come in loads of colours, and are available from http://www.waltersandwalters.co.uk
I ordered myself this paint marker (the same orange as the stripe) to mark the torqued bolts and nuts.  They come in loads of colours, and are available from http://www.waltersandwalters.co.uk
 I then moved onto sorting out the spacer and correct machined nut on the bottom wishbone mount.
Correct spacer above bottom wishbone ball joint with correct specially machined nut.
Correct spacer above bottom wishbone ball joint with correct specially machined nut.

Anti roll bar in place, bolt torqued and marked with orange paint marker.
Anti roll bar in place, bolt torqued and marked with orange paint marker.
 Put the brake lines in.
Front brake lines attached to callipers, torqued, marked and attached to body.
Front brake lines attached to callipers, torqued, marked and attached to body.
 Andy my mate who has a Caterham R300 came over today, and we removed the windscreen and fixed some quick release fittings and also put the heater unit and vents in place.
Windscreen removed, and top heated screen wiring hole drilled out to 8mm to accommodate push fit bullet connectors.  Weirdly enough the Caterham fitted connectors would be too large to remove from the existing hole, so drilling out the hole to 8mm is the only real option.
Windscreen removed, and top heated screen wiring hole drilled out to 8mm to accommodate push fit bullet connectors.  Weirdly enough the Caterham fitted connectors would be too large to remove from the existing hole, so drilling out the hole to 8mm is the only real option.

We cut both heated windscreen wires and fitted these push fit bullet connectors that allow for speedy changing between aero screen and windscreen.  We have agreed that the windscreen will be used for IVA purposes alone and discarded to the eaves of the garage for ever more..!
We cut both heated windscreen wires and fitted these push fit bullet connectors that allow for speedy changing between aero screen and windscreen.  We have agreed that the windscreen will be used for IVA purposes alone and discarded to the eaves of the garage for ever more..!

First look of the aero screen in place - AWESOME!
First look of the aero screen in place - AWESOME!
 Decided to have a crack a putting the heater in...
Inside the footwells putting heater vents in place.
Inside the footwells putting heater vents in place.

A man... pre mid-life crisis, building a car, having a whale of a time.... Did I say PRE mid life crisis?
A man... pre mid-life crisis, building a car, having a whale of a time.... Did I say PRE mid life crisis?
Heater connector block.
Heater connector block.

Heat connection cables plugged into connector block.
Heat connection cables plugged into connector block.

A Snap-on LED light and torch that I got from my mate Lee for my birthday.  It was a cool gift, until today when it became an UBER cool gift as it has a magnet in the base so sticks to the chassis perfectly - no need for another pair of hands!
A Snap-on LED light and torch that I got from my mate Lee for my birthday.  It was a cool gift, until today when it became an UBER cool gift as it has a magnet in the base so sticks to the chassis perfectly - no need for another pair of hands!

Another view of the torch.  Can be bought from ebay for £8.99, I'm disgusted he's such a cheap skate!  http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/snap-on-led-torch

Heater panel in place above transmission tunnel.  Not the trim that goes either side of the tunnel, as this is supposed to be pointing down like the image.
Heater panel in place above transmission tunnel.  Not the trim that goes either side of the tunnel, as this is supposed to be pointing down like the image.

A motivation sugars supply top up!
A motivation sugars supply top up!
Tomorrow should involve a trip to the Moon and Stars pub in Rushden - for the Herts club meet in my tin top.  Followed by another Derek involved in the build (my sisters boyfriend) coming over for a number of random items attached to my car using the wrong bolts, nuts, washers, spacers and anything else I can get wrong.

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