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Old 19-04-2013, 07:37 AM   #271
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no your correct,, i used it as a punn meaning the fumes from the road ang engine may fill car up wiv fumes,
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Old 19-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #272
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no your correct,, i used it as a punn meaning the fumes from the road ang engine may fill car up wiv fumes,
ooooooooh I see
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Old 19-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #273
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It is not easy to get a radiator fitted into the space, I was looking into it today and there are problems everywhere I look, it doesn't really need a radiator does it? (dont answer that)
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Old 19-04-2013, 05:42 PM   #274
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It is not easy to get a radiator fitted into the space, I was looking into it today and there are problems everywhere I look, it doesn't really need a radiator does it? (dont answer that)
MPI rad here, because like me you have a distributor in the way:
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Old 19-04-2013, 08:01 PM   #275
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MPI rad here, because like me you have a distributor in the way:
can you let me know the dimensions of it so I can see how it will fit? (under the flip front and everything).

and a pic would be helpful. Thanks
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Old 20-04-2013, 07:37 AM   #276
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can you let me know the dimensions of it so I can see how it will fit? (under the flip front and everything).

and a pic would be helpful. Thanks
Tricky one that to get exact measurements as mine is installed. By the way I saw one on Ebay yesterday going fairly cheap.
Someone on here will fetch the measurements, but TBH you won't get a smaller car rad. If you are wondering how mine keeps a 2.0 engine cool, I have a hidden motorbike rad as well. The mpi rad should cool your engine though. Get it right in the air stream at the front and fit a puller fan on the backside (about 20 new on Ebay). Then you can get it right into the grille, the and more air can be drawn through with the fan on the back and more efficiently. I also blanked the centre of my grille with stainless sheet, so when the car is moving half the frontal grille space will provide air through the rad. Hope this helps...
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Old 20-04-2013, 05:25 PM   #277
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thanks for that, I may be going a slightly different route though I don't know yet?
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Old 14-05-2013, 07:47 PM   #278
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for the last few weeks I have had the project on hold, this is due to running into one or two little road bumps! As it think I have probably already mentioned when trying to bleed up the brakes I had a hiccup or two, I have (I believe) solved one of the problems but the other still needs looking at. I am waiting for a more experienced eye than mine to diagnose the issue with the master cylinder, and he has been having trouble at work so has not been able to spare the time yet
Also there has been the ongoing saga of the ECU, It has been identified which ECU I need and that revealed the fact that I would also require an immobiliser, double sad face
Fortunately for me RhinoPower forums has been great and rhinoman himself has not only found the ECU and immobiliser for me but it at the moment working on pairing them,he discovered that it was not as easy as it should be and needs some figuring so there is no way I could have sorted it out. I cant thank him enough.

although he hasn't made it work yet! (or told me what it will cost lol)

So anyway like I said for the past few weeks things have been on hold until I have sorted these things out a bit but today I went and spent some time tidying up my radiator, I had decided that I wouldn't be using the mini's rad or the swifts they are both to big so instead I figured (rightly or wrongly I dont know yet) that a bike rad (namely one from a YZF600R Thundercat) would be suitable, I decided this on the basis that its engine has a greater power out put than the swift and the way i see it must also give out about the same heat, also both radiators have the same cubic capacity, so cool the same sort of quantity of fluid, and I was informed that that was key in deciding a suitable cooling system. If it need more cooling then I will have to sort something out later but for now I'm happy as its the right size and shape to fit.



I have de-corroded and painted the radiator ready for fitting and thats next on the list.

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Old 15-05-2013, 01:57 PM   #279
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Rad is next on my shopping list. interested to see how this rad will fit.
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Old 16-05-2013, 02:30 PM   #280
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The job today was fitting that radiator, and it all went rather well I think. I started by making up a bracket to hold one side of the rad by its existing rubber mounting point...



I then held the rad using this so as to fit the front and decide where and how else to fix it, and check the fit...



Having established it would fit and where it was going to need to be held I made up a couple more brackets and fitted it all on....













I am confident there is space enough for me to plumb it all in so I reckon its a winner
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Old 21-05-2013, 01:55 PM   #281
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With the rad in place I decided to have a look at its hoses today and what I was going to need to do to finish off the cooling system. I started by seeing ho much I could put together using the bits of hose I had kicking around, and after some messing around the answer it seemed was all of it so all i need to get hold of is 5 or 6 more spring clips and the system is water tight (baring the inevitable leaks that will need sorting)





As you can see I am seriously starting to run out of space lol I am fairly sure there is space enough for the master cylinder to go back in.

I also finally got round to finishing off that de-bounce circuit...



I'm very happy to be back making progress again
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Old 27-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #282
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Awesome build mate! keep up the good work
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Old 28-05-2013, 07:53 AM   #283
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I managed to get the master cylinder/servo back into its space but by heck its a squeeze now what with all the tubes, pipes, cables and wires!



I almost forgot about the speedo cable and by the time I remembered it there was so much stuff in the way I had to fit it from under the car lol
I also got hold of clips for the rad pipes so that is all sorted now I think, one step closer to a test run I guess,



I am still awaiting my ECU immobiliser combo to be paired etc. but in the mean time I am getting together diagrams and manuals so that when it does come to fitting all the wires together I will have a chance of getting it right (it all worry's me a little to be honest)
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Old 28-05-2013, 05:15 PM   #284
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There has been a little more progress, having been told what I was doing wrong I was then able to move the contacts about in the OBD1 connectors that I acquired when I bought the wrong ECU in order for them to be in the correct place for when I get the right ECU. The wire colors are now meaningless but at least there are contacts in all the places I need them. Wiring up will need to be done based on pin location and not wire color but I can handle that...







now all I need to do is join that little lot to this little lot...







I am told its not to hard
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Old 24-07-2013, 03:56 PM   #285
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bing bong,, hows it going?
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