Posts Tagged ‘alloy’


Posted: 10th March 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v, Welding
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Ordered up an FIA specification battery kill switch with Teflon lined T-pull including the resistor.

Once this turned up I was in a position to finish off the scuttle. The top lip needed a couple of sections chopping out and new sections fabricating and putting back in.

Following this I was able to build a panel and reinforcement bracket for the electric kill switch and a eventually the fire extinguisher activator.

Seam welded the panels and following this put the hours in to clean things up and prep it for finishing and then painting it with POR15. After two coats it was time for etch priming. High build primer will go straight onto this.

I fabricated a pair of bumper and wing panel mounting brackets last April. Finally fitted them on this weekend.

One of the things that I have been wanting to do for ages is to replace the tow eyes. The rear one needs to be replaced because the chassis leg it mounts onto is rotten so it’ll need to come off so that it can be tackled and the section replaced. This was going to leave the two eyes odd front and rear so the front was going to need some thought.

Old one off…

Used some cardboard to make a template and then cut it out of plate and tacked it in.

Then worked on the supporting section:

Fabricated it up and welded it all in and trial fitted the tow eye. Went for OMP alloy ones from YB Racing. The mounting has a piece of 5mm steel in it with three M8 tapped threads for the bolts to thread into.

It’s all been a bit quiet, but finally parts are starting to arrive!

Colin Satchell and Sandy Brown long 16v inlet manifold:

Anodised Parts

Colin Satchell alternator pulley wheels:

Anodised Parts

Colin Satchell modified wheel spacers, coloured red and blue for nearside and offside.

Anodised Parts

Everything anodised by Colour Anodising, if you have to ask how much you probably can’t afford it. That said they offer excellent customer service and the parts came back with each one perfectly wrapped in tissue paper, brown paper and bubble wrap with each part in a box and then all in a big box! Definitely a want rather than need job, but it will keep the parts from oxidising. The pulley wheels had been fitted and were starting to oxidise already so had to be polished before sending off.

So then it was off to assemble the Jenveys onto the manifold. I’m still waiting for my damaged trumpets to come back from repair, but it’s looking good. Didn’t bother fitting the Fuel Lab FPR, but that’s anodised black too. It’s going to look good once it’s all fitted and the braided hoses get hooked up.

Anodised Parts

Shiny Bits

Posted: 10th November 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Here’s the weaponry for when I get back onto the body work…


Some of the parts I’ve been waiting for have turned up:


The alloy bolts are replacements for steel bolts in non-stress areas like these M8 bolts that clamp the Jenveys to the inlet manifold. The weight saving on individual bolts is never very much but it soon adds up across the car. Alloy is lighter than titanium and steel but not as strong. The stainless is for areas where steel bolts need replacing but strength is needed i.e. 8.8 bolt replacements for places like the brake bar.



Look after the grams and err… the kilos will follow. I have a selection of bits to send off for anodising so took pictures of them tonight and will send off to get quotes tomorrow.