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post #91 of 384 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 04:44 PM
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Chris,

On your bump steer question the only number I have ever heard for a maximum for a street driven car is ¼’ total which works out to about .56 degrees and you are less that that so I would think you are OK but if you notice a darting issue you might try getting a little less.

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yikes..

Thanks all.

Bump steer should be ok Bill.. as Ive found out since that the measurements I have are well within AU design limits. Is around .45 degrees over full suspension travel.

Noted re the sheetmetal.. mine is as per your pics also.. so much for scratching around for the phantom bits.. lol

The uni issue is one that arises from using a custom pedal set up (with the Willwoods fitted), in a RHD configuration..

Thanks for the input re the connections Gordon. Does the roll over fitting have any external connection to it..?

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Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

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Don't install those two corner pieces until you install the body. This is what it looks like if you put the body on after you install the pieces.



This is what it looks like if you install the pieces AFTER you install the body.



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thanks Chris... I had already riveted and glued them in place last night.. We the hardware especially to get more adhesive..

Forewarned at least..

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Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

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Fuel pump

Looking at fuel pumps to suit the LS3. The general advice seems to be for a non race application.
  • Output pressure of 45 - 60PSI
  • With an internal regulator, and
  • Fit a return line.

All the pumps I have seen so far are rated in GPH (or Litres, LPH), with 300 LPH being the staring point (80 GPH).

Some guidance on the right unit would be appreciated.

Also.. with the way the fuel outlet on the tank is configured it means the pump will not have a positive inlet pressure on start up.

Will an external electric EFI pump be able to cope with a slight negative head on the inlet side and draw the fuel up from the tank or do they need a gravity feed..?

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Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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The roll over fitting should have a hose connected to it.


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I got my 255 L/H in tank pump and fittings from Breeze. He has all kinds of stuff you never knew existed but can’t live without.

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thanks gents..

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Have ground to a bit of a halt this week.. way too many things started that are not finished, which, unfortunately is exactly where I didnt want to be.

Due to the RDH conversion process and a range of custom 'options' Ive added I've been able to build up to a point, before testing all of the components together and making adjustments from there.

My tale of shame is as follows.. lol

1. Brake lines - bent up and installed from the ABS controller to the wheels, along with the braided lines. Awaiting a 7 inch diaphragm booster which will give sufficient clearance for the steering shaft, following which I will be able to install and complete the piping to the MC.

2. Steering shaft.. slim line uni (to clear the customised pedal set up) has been on back order for a few weeks. Should be here this week, can complete the steering column and rack set install at that point.

3. Fuel system - tank installed.. ordered EFI filter, 2L surge tank, 300LPH pump and regulator (am thinking I can install the surge tank between the rear cabin cross rail and the IRS cage..?? any suggestions or prior experience with locations for this..?). Pipe bending and install post location of components.

4. Cabin sheet metal, including the footwells - complete, including application external HT insulation and internal dynamat sound sheeting, except for the transmission tunnel..... which I thought I had sorted.. but life is never quiet that simple..

I bought a 2004 Jaguar XJS electric park brake motor / cable set up.. thinking it would simply power end to end by a reverse polarity switching set up over a fixed cable length. I had installed a bracket to mount this motor under the floor in the same location as the original handbrake mount.. with wiring planned to a dash / console switch.

Seems it has a potentiometer and ECU interface, which measures cable tension to determine the stopping point. Not sure I can progress this one any further at the mo.. any hints would be great.. . (pic included).

Assembled the FFR park brake last night... but have not yet determined where I will mount it.. wasnt keen on losing this amount of floor or console space.... was thinking last night as I slept peacefully that I might shorten the handle.

Aside from that, Ive been doing very little..

Best to all..

Cheers

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Fuel pump regulator / location

I was reluctant to locate the (EFI) fuel pump and filter inboard on the car for both safety and serviceability reasons, but after looking at a few examples have made up a sheet metal box with a 2mm AL floor to take the double bracket mount, located just behind the IRS cage.

The SARD FPR comes with a vacumm port, which I understand is to increase flow along with manifold vacuum for turbo applcations..?? (maybe). The SARD website has limited information, in Japanese.

Is there any experience with these units.. does it need to be mounted in the engine bay with a vacuum hose attached (LS3 EFI motor), in which case I would need to run a return line back to the rear of the car.. or can I mount it at the rear of the car with the vacumm port open, along with a short flex hose return line to the main fuel tank..?


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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Can I ask (and I'm sorry if I missed it in your thread) The daytona coupe runs a 87-93 fox body rack. And from what I've read on the mustang forums the mustang II and fox body racks are similar enough (0.5 inch width difference between attachment centre points), that unisteer make a $20 offset bushing so the racks interchange so mustang II owners can run power steer and fox body owners can have a more sporty rack (better ratio).
These days there are a few suppliers of aftermarket RHD mustang II racks out there which should bolt into fox body mounts with the unisteer bushing.
Am I missing something or is this the easiest option for a nice driving RHD rack. When I get around to mine I need to keep the rhd rack conversion all very simple (bolt in), hope you don't mind me asking.
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hi...

No worries... I dont know any of the details about the fox / Mustang II variants.

I acted on the advice I got locally re a RHD rack, with the critical issue being the distance of the pivot points.

If I had my time again I would probably just get the Flaming River rack.. which wasnt available in RHD when I made my initial decision.

All the best..

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Brake plumbing

hi all..

Apologies for the infrequency of my updates of late... had an internet outage, then literally 5 mins after it was fixed the power lines got hit by lightning... using my mobile for a modem from a temp laptop at the mo.. ! lol

A quick one re the attached schematic. I need to change my brake MC and booster as well as rebuild the pedal / mounting box on the car and was hopeful the proposed set up would still work.

The MC has 2 front brake and one rear brake output.

The ABS controller (Bosch .. similar to the 80's Mustang) has two inputs.

Look forward to any thoughts you have.

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Hi Chris,

A lot of Aussie builders use the standard Commodore in tank fuel pumps with returnless system. Nice and quiet.

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thanks Geoff...

Maybe for next time... I wish I had known sooner.

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Progressing.. done most things a couple of times now, from fuel to brake lines, as well as attempting to fit the engine, only to find there was insufficient clearance to the drivers side footwell to be able to get the rear spark most plug out during a service. Rather than bash it into place, I stripped and cut out the offending section and am rebuilding it this week.

Have the front and rear suspension in, fuel tank, cabin floor and walls, MC / booster and ABS controller mounted as well.

Look forward to any thoughts or comments..

Cheers

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Hi Chris,

Post your build on the Club Cobra Aussie site. There's a few FFR Daytonas in Oz but more importantly some talented people with good local knowledge.

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Post your build on the Club Cobra Aussie site. There's a few FFR Daytonas in Oz but more importantly some talented people with good local knowledge.

Cheers

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thanks Geoff.. chasing it down..

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Looking good Chris! Hey those motor mounts sure look familiar.

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Hey Mike,

Good to hear from you..

Yes, they kinda would be to you..

I ended up ditching the Corvette mounts on the block for a set made up in 3/8th plate to give me more clearance for the headers.

Have a great Christmas with your family.. approaching 2 months on my build I'm about to install the engine, again, (after moving a hole 4mm on the chassis mount).

All the best..

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Fitted the engine today after a few mods to the harness.. will be progress, if it stay in..

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Build update at 2 months in.. :)

Well I am still envious of those that assemble these things as a LHD car.. .

At two months from the start of 'assembly' the engine and transmission looks like it will stay in.. Brake lines, booster and ABS complete, front and rear suspension fitted, fuel system done, bar a couple of fittings to connect the return line and the hard lines to the braided hose. Most of the cockpit sheet metal is complete.. will be making a custom dash but the footwells and tunnel are done in 3mm AL. AC evaporator fitted, will need to make up a new firewall and box for the drivers side.

Went to fit the radiator shroud yesterday, after carefully polishing and sealing with Glisten only to find the sides didnt line up. Ended up taking them off, making new ones after getting to top of the duct leveled and aligned to within 1/8th then polishing and sealing once more.. . At least it was a far quicker exercise second time around.. lol

The schematic for the electrics is sorted, am completely dependent on a mate for this one to at least get it going. Am using a Motec PDM, which is a rather cool piece of kit, hooked up to a 15 button key pad. Has outputs which have programmable current limits and logical dependencies, will eliminate a lot of relays and wiring.

200 hrs to 'assemble'.. hmmm.. reckon I'm about 450 at the mo... not that its an issue.. Its coming together as I want it.. and its keeping me sane.. rather than driving me crazy..

Best to all..

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
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Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

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No much visible progress over the past few weeks... AC evap mounted, installing the power steering, refrig and heater hoses tomorrow. Fuel lines finished, brakes are holding fluid.. !

Fiddling with dash sheetmetal at the mo and gauge layout along with the AC, pic of the Mk1 dash attached.. am onto Mk3..

Cheers

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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No much visible progress over the past few weeks... AC evap mounted, installing the power steering, refrig and heater hoses tomorrow. Fuel lines finished, brakes are holding fluid.. !

Fiddling with dash sheetmetal at the mo and gauge layout along with the AC, pic of the Mk1 dash attached.. am onto Mk3..

Cheers

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I laughed a good bit at that right hand piece covering the dash...it looks like my third grade self got a hold of it with a Sharpie!
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Was the handywork of my beautiful 10 year old girl.. we call her the drawing Queen.... is mostly scribbles, but she loves it.. lol

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Still fitting off components..

Heater done, power steering plumbed in, ordered more radiator hose after being advised that an LS3 runs from the inlet of the water pump to the top of the radiator (highest point). Trying to borrow a hose clamp tool for the air con fittings.. most of the hoses are cut and fitted and the firewall fittings have been installed (AN type all round).

Made a much more decent clamp for the receiver drier (2.5mm plate steel), wrapped it in a rubber PVC pipe joiner sleeve and fixed the lot with SS worm drive clamps.

Didn't make my goal of getting the engine started in Jan.. Feb may be a possibility.. electrics are nowhere at the moment.

One day at a time..

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Coupe 65 #646

Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Finished the side plates and radiator floor (despite the complete absence of their inclusion in the build manual.. ! really FFR.. !!)

After hearing about the lower lip folding in a few posts, Ive plated mine with 3mm AL sheet and joined it to a back to back angle I had installed previously as well as brace at the center point. Should be ok a 100mph..

Also added a second layer of heat insulation in and around the footwells, will top it with another layer of low frequency foam then carpet as well as installing AC vents in the footwell area.

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Coupe 65 #646

Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Getting more serious with the dash now the AC is mostly sorted.

Have ordered a few 5mm LED's to replace the ridiculously flimsy wires that hang out of the conventional bulbs on the AC slide control. Will use them for the dash warning lights as well after I make some bezels out of ABS plastic. Have a single DIN radio / GPS to fit under the cross brace and AC vents / controls over the top.

Settled on the treatment I am going to use for the LED tail lights I have as well.. is a Corvette / Ferrari style semi recessed bucket fitting.

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Coupe 65 #646

Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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