Posts Tagged ‘OMP’

Rallye Progress

Posted: 25th August 2013 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v, Welding
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One of the things that I had on the to do list was chopping out the standard rear towing eye and repairing the rear member is is attached to. In my first rounds of work on the car it was evident that the panel was rotten, but I didn’t have the expertise to tackle it. A few years later…

tow eye

The rear section under the floor was pretty far gone. Chopped it out and fabricated a repair section and fitted it to make good the standard parts, then fabricated this…

tow eye

So that this would fit. Matching front and rear now.

tow eye

tow eye

Assembly is a few steps closer now…

Positioning

Posted: 6th May 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Another job ticked off the list as the seat mountings have now been adjusted on the seat rails – positioned, drilled, compression tube welded in, ground down and primed. EPAS is now ready to be chopped and have the Lifeline boss welded on, which means we have a steering position at last.

position

Progress

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.

OMP Wheel Detailing

Posted: 13th February 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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White on clear TZ tapes came through for the Brother label writer so I was able to have a play around with some of the settings tonight to do some labels for the carbon panel. Worked out okay in the end.

OMP Superquadro Steering Wheel

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.