Posts Tagged ‘Neptune’

OMP Superquadro

Posted: 11th February 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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This is one of the projects I mentioned. I am not going to run the steering wheel stalks and I will need to be able to control the Race Technologies Dash2 so I have gone down the route of a steering wheel mounted button panel. Mocked it up in cardboard:

steering wheel with buttons

Gave the design some thought and tweaked it, then ordered a carbon panel, fabricated it to shape (dirty messy job) and then ordered up some parts from Simtek for the loom interface.

steering wheel with buttons

Quite pleased with how it turned out. The new steering wheel is an OMP Superquadro from YB Racing. I will be moving to the weld-on Lifeline quick release steering wheel boss pictured, but still need to get this welded onto the EPAS column.

Cut Out

Posted: 31st December 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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So last back in 2008 when I first had the car I did some tidying up of the inner wing and essentially buried some pretty ropey metal work in filler. Today it was time to reveal the true extent of the rot! On a positive note the repair job had held up pretty well in the interim :rolleyes:


It didn’t look too bad at first, but then I took the underseal off the inside of the arch and the true swiss cheese nature was revealed. Only one thing for it – it’s got to be chopped out. Marked out a cut line back to the good steel, drilled/ground out the spot welds then introduced the angle grinder!


Need to make up a cardboard template next.

The bits arrived from SimTek today for the loom. These are the SureSeal Connectors for the Jenvey TPS and the Lambda and the Bulkhead Connector:





Posted: 28th December 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Not huge progress really but I am starting to learn how to weld which will enable me to crack on with the rest of the bodywork that needs doing. Much more practice needed, but the advice from the seasoned professionals over at the MIG Welding forum is proving invaluable.

Welding Practice: Day One

I was also lucky enough to get these as a Christmas present from my wonderful wife so I’ve now ordered up the ITT Neptune connectors to run through the bulkhead for the engine bay loom.

Crimping Tool