So here's what I managed to complete this (yesterday!) evening... Firstly I sorted out the front brake hoses which I hadn't fully attached to the car, and also I'd missed off a spring washer from the top suspension bolts, so fitted those too.
As I was working on the front of the car I decided to 'bite the bullet' and fit the breather bottle. There aren't really any fitting instructions for this, so I've kinda done my own thing (which I think is right, but I'll find out at the PBC (Post Build Check!)) The first part of this is to position the breather bottle with the holder and the blanking plate behind the battery, where the heater would go and then mark out where to drill holes to rivnut the bottle holder into place. The factory way of fitting the blanking plate, is to remove some of the rivets along the scuttle and then slightly prise out the scuttle edge and pop the blanking plate in underneath... The picture below is of the breather bottle holder, rivnutted into place.
|Caterham Oil Breather Bottle holder rivnutted onto blanking plate|
|Oil breather catch tank / bottle holder ready for rivetting into place on 2017 Caterham Academy Car|
|blanking plate and breather bottle holder rivetted into location|
|Pizza Hut Meat Feast with Chillis|
|Oil breather bottle with breather pipes fitted to Caterham 2017 Academy Car|
|Air box (and filter) fitted|
|Cable snapped on my wheel speed sensor, not to worry, I've fixed it|
|Primaries inserted and fitted from left to right|
The catalytic converter is then fitted to the primaries, along with the guard, and a bit of IVA scuttle trim around the leading edge, and then the exhaust locates into the rear of the cat. Job done.
|With the exhaust now fitted, the car is agonisingly close to being finished|
- Fit steering wheel
- Connect battery terminals
- Fit wheels
- Bond front wings and wire in headlights
- Attach rear wing lights
- Front suspension torquing (when car is on level ground)
- Some IVA and weather gear stuff
- Fluid Fill
- And then hope it starts!
I'll try and get everything finished off tomorrow night and with any luck I'll be able to start it before Ian comes on Monday to collect it for it's PBC. I've a fairly 'busy' weekend coming up, so my last chances to work on the car will be Thursday evening, Friday evening (if I'm lucky) and perhaps a little bit of time on Saturday morning...