Posts Tagged ‘Mounting’

Dash for Progress

Posted: 5th September 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v, Welding
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About to become exceptinoally busy with work which will put a dampner on much progress in the coming month or so and as a result I am trying to make a bit of a push on the car. I suspect the biggest development is to finally decide the direction for the build, which is now intended for stage rallying. So with that in mind picked up a few more bits Peugeot Sport France (PSF) style sumpguard and mounting that will need to be welded onto the front of the car.



Wilwood hydraulic handbrake conversion kit was next. The current handbrake has now been drilled with a 2.5mm hole uinto which a locking pin (bit of stainless steel bicycle spoke) can be insterted to make it a fly-off lever by disabling the ratcheting mechanism and will now need a tab welding on so that the bracket that drives the piston can be attached. I need to have a look at leverage ratios to make sure I mount it properly.

Hydraulic Handbrake

Hydraulic Handbrake

My friend Stu who makes a good living out of welding day in day out kindly did the honours on my EPAS column:

Which has meant that I can reassemble the unit and get it back in the car. I just need to finish assembling it with the support bearing and tube that fits near to the boss. What a mission this has been.


Welded in the rear mounts for the fuel cell container – the alloy for the retaining straps turned up today too. Looks a bit messy at the moment, but it will clean up nicely.

Fuel Cell Mounting

Fabrication Time

Posted: 29th August 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v, Welding
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Well had a bit of time away and a chance to get perspective and decide what I wanted to do with the car. Came back with a bit more enthusiasm and then tonight managed to get a good few hours working on the car. Fabricated up some mounting points for the retaining straps that are going to hold the fuel cell in. These are going to be strong. Welded M8 nuts onto some 3mm plate and then welded that to some SWG16 sheet which I then folded and welded up. Might have played with the swager set in the process…




These pair of bad boys will be welded in behind the fuel cell in the hollow where the rear seats used to be and will sit flush at the same level as the boot floor. Then just need to mount the other two plates onto the bulkhead and form up a template for the retaining strap out of some steel and then I’ll get some made up out of 5mm alloy.

Make it Stronger

Posted: 20th August 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v, Welding
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additional bracing

The more I looked at how other builders had fabricated mountings for fuel cells the more I decided that mine wasn’t beefy enough so I have added in some additional sections to cross brace it with box section.

EPAS Update

Posted: 7th February 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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I haven’t been sitting idle recently, I’ve just not had a lot of time for getting on with the chassis. New wire for the welder turned up end of last week after a bit of a wait (I am fussy about what I use):


With it I was able to finish off the reinforcement of the steering column mounting. I had all the sections made up and just needed to finish welding them on. I am just working on the secondary mounting point for the column. It’s currently attached with two M10 bolts and I am going to add another two. So a bit of cleaning up of the welds and I will get that fitted and the whole thing painted up.


I have also been working on another couple of jobs including something a bit special for the interior. I’m just waiting for some deliveries of parts to finish things off.


Posted: 29th January 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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A combination of the weather, a busy time of the year and a long 6 weeks since the last payday with not much free cash has meant progress had pretty much stopped over recent weeks. That said I have made some progress on the GTI project, which will be up for sale soon. Still a few bits did turn up recently, which has meant I have been able to fit the considerably lighter alternator.