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Looks great. Maybe you can sell it to Mopedmark if you ever want rid.:teeth:

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Good evening my friends, Have ya missed me and the fun exploits of the Zed Shed II ????

 

Probably not but the evenings are drawing in and back in the day when I was building my 350z I know at least a few of you enjoyed my shenanigans :)

I also need to give @leonk some inspiration to get that lovely E type of his finished and @andybp misses picking on my photographic skills  :lol:

 

So not working on the Zed yet but I can bring you up to speed on the Radical.

 

After the rebuild and dyno - we got 348HP on this run we then upped the boost but she broke traction and spun the wheels at about 350HP, she will make 400 if we want to dial her up to 2 bar but I'm happy at 350 at just under 1.5 bar :thumbs:

 

Here it is in action

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So we have been out on 2 track days since the build and have bumped into a few issues so lets start getting those teething problems sorted out :thumbs:

 

 

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Unless you have been to the Z Shed and seen this car in the flesh you will not fully appreciate the attention to detail of the mods Chris and now Tim have made.

Still upset they didn't paint it in my favourite colour "Resale Silver" lol.

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So the first problem we found on the shake down was completely down to me :doh:

I put the shift lights on the steering wheel in the middle and they looked great - until you put a full face helmet on and realise you can't see them :lol:

 

so upgrade 1 was to move them to the top of the wheel :thumbs:

 

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Moving swiftly on

 

We have an issue with heat and heat soak, the first part of the problem is that the turbo, now the hottest point sits in a dead spot as far as air flow is concerned on a motorbike the turbo would be hanging out the front of the engine in this case the turbo sits directly behind the seats and firewall where there is no airflow at all! The back side of the engine has plenty of air but not the front so after a bit of thinking I bought two sets of these -

 

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Take a side pod

 

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Cut a hole

 

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test fit

 

 

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paint and fit

 

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Add some ducting

 

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and then point the ducts in the right direction with some ally tube

 

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Add GREEN powder coat

 

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I was almost happy with that except when you put a jubilee clip on the duct IMG_0837.JPG.d207bbefba9ccb2b5e28f9f2c17f08e9.JPG

 

It collapses :doh:

 

Bad design really, but like most of us I keep a bar or 2 of poly something or other laying about to make bushes and spacers so I made these

 

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and they go in the end like so

 

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Problem solved :thumbs:

 

 

Lots more coming soon :)

 

 

Keyser

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Keyser said:

Good evening my friends, Have ya missed me...........  I know at least a few of you enjoyed my shenanigans :)

I also need to give @leonk some inspiration to get that lovely E type of his finished.......

 

 

 and @andybp picking on my photo skills.

 

Cheers mate, inspiration I've got, it's the huge amounts of cash and time I'm short of :lol:

Have I missed me? You know I've missed you in that special kind of way ;)

 

The air intakes look very smart by the way.

 

 

 

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Thanks Leon, I know the feeling just spent a load on the turbo and engine rebuild and now spending again on the supporting mods - Mind you it is fun to drive! We have an AMS 2000 boost controller now that gives 5 settings 1 being 6 psi and about 185HP that we used on the first day to make sure everything was bedded in and finish the run in. On the second day I moved it to position 2 about 10psi 230ish HP and OMG is she quick now it added about 5mph to the top end on the straight but it's the extra power out of the corners where you really feel it :thumbs:

 

Next on the list for cooling was to upgrade the old Bosch water pump (20 l/m)  to a high performance one

 

Bosch

 

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Replacement 80 l/m

 

 

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and side by side

 

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Yer that's not going to be a one for one swap then!

 

I did some very careful and accurate measurement then a detailed design plan -

 

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:lol:

 

Still it came out close to that

 

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of course that needs some weight redution

 

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test fit

 

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Getting there , it's also good practice for my ally welding which I have been practising

 

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Top mount and final test fit

 

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All looking good so powder coat and fit up

 

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Then we added an electric  fan to the radiator this will allow us to run the water pump and radiator fan in the pits more so when we come in the heat soak can be reduced, currently she is coming in at around 86 degrees on the cool down lap then going up to 110+ when you switch the engine off or stop moving!

 

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More soon :thumbs:

 

Keyser

 

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Looking good.  What you need for Christmas is a nice little hole swager set ;)

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Nice - what you using for that? I have a hydraulic punch set that cuts those holes.

 

What is that by the way looks like an oil cooler for a Tonka toy??  ;)  :lol:

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:lol: Any bigger and it starts to restrict flow through the rad. It's what Eagle use but the lightweight E types went to a dry sump system and a completely different front end set up. Then again they are a million plus.

 

Google "hole swage",  it swages the hole and makes the bracket a lot stronger. Really useful things to have. You can still use your hydraulic press.

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Cheers Leon - May have dropped a hint to the wife for Christmas :lol:

 

I'll get a pic of my new oil cooler for you soon we have upgraded that as well :thumbs:

 

 

I took a quick pic of the new air ducts final location to keep air flowing over the turbo

 

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In my earlier build and pre test run you may remember we setup 2 small radiators for the charge cooler, well they don't work! I think it's mostly air flow again but the charge cooler is not getting cool enough and thats not even in the summer when the ambient air temp will pe up another 10 degrees!

 

So back to playing silly games

 

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Wood frames wedges, measure put the back on take it off etc etc

 

Then we got the dimensions of a new bigger rad (use one medium size as opposed to two smaller) and we made a mock up -

 

 

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We have a fit YAYYY :dance:

So Rad was ordered we made some mounts and then started on an air scoop -

 

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Getting close now

 

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That's pretty much it but we need to finish the water lines before it is completely finalised.

 

So to get the water system finished I needed to do a bit of work on my ally welding skills (or lack off)

 

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I then found a great tutorial on-line what you do is build a box but drill and tap one side so you can put an airline connector into the box - weld it up and pump it full of compressed air - if it leaks try again if it holds air then the welds are good :thumbs:

 

Took a few  attempts but ...........................

 

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Now that learning should come in handy for the next bit of fabrication :)

 

More Soon

 

Keyser

 

PS -  I spent a whole week building aluminium boxes - cut the sides tack them then weld them test for leaks and repeat - I now have a pile of scrap aluminium boxes (most are not air tight  :lol:  )  and it cost me a 20l bottle of Pure Argon, a couple of welding tips and a few dozen filler rods, but hey we all gotta learn :)

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, mattross1313 said:

Is that the first or second bucket? :lol: 

That's the first bucket the one we "shot" :lol:

 

For the rest of you - Matt dropped in on Saturday - We were pressure testing a pipe I had welded (more on that later) one end did not have a "bump" in it to stop the pipes sliding off so I just put a bung in the pipe jubilee clipped it on and put about 110psi of air into the other end - Yes I created a high power spud gun :lol: It held the air fine no leaks then after about 10 seconds the bung blew out of the end and straight through the side of the bucket above - you will see a new testing bucket soon :):thumbs:

 

 

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:lol: :lol: And I was thinking you'd just melted a hole in it.:lol:

The "bump" you refer to is called a beading swage.

 

There is also a handy little too for making a pipe swage if Santa's list isn't finished yet.;) 

You can probably make one (tool) on your lathe though with a male and female part. 

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29 minutes ago, leonk said:

:lol: :lol: And I was thinking you'd just melted a hole in it.:lol:

The "bump" you refer to is called a beading swage.

 

There is also a handy little too for making a pipe swage if Santa's list isn't finished yet.;) 

You can probably make one (tool) on your lathe though with a male and female part. 

 

You are the font of all swage knowledge you are - and I learnt something today :thumbs:

 

I know there is a tool for it I saw one in Big CC where the turbo was fitted - I don't have one and they are expensive for a single use tool, I do however have a solution I run a weld around the pipe then put it in the lathe clean it and run a loop of sand paper over it - it's fine if you have straight pipes - which I do so far :)

 

Comes out like this -

 

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Its good practice for welding as well - You would be surprised how many pipes I melted holes in before I worked out how much to lift my right foot (reduce power on the TiG) just the right amount as the weld pool forms. :)

 

 

 

 

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Surely on the cards not so far down the line is to build your own track car from scratch! The Keyser Eagle Hammerhead Shed - it would be awesome...

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1 hour ago, coldel said:

Surely on the cards not so far down the line is to build your own track car from scratch! The Keyser Eagle Hammerhead Shed - it would be awesome...

The "Shed" bit I believe :lol:

 

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2 hours ago, Keyser said:

 

You are the font of all swage knowledge you are - and I learnt something today :thumbs:

 

I know there is a tool for it I saw one in Big CC where the turbo was fitted - I don't have one and they are expensive for a single use tool, I do however have a solution I run a weld around the pipe then put it in the lathe clean it and run a loop of sand paper over it - it's fine if you have straight pipes - which I do so far :)

 

Comes out like this -

 

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Its good practice for welding as well - You would be surprised how many pipes I melted holes in before I worked out how much to lift my right foot (reduce power on the TiG) just the right amount as the weld pool forms. :)

 

 

 

 

Hey clever I never thought of doing that, looks like I learnt something new today as well 

:)

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1 hour ago, Keyser said:

The "Shed" bit I believe :lol:

 

Don't know, "Hammer" is definitely in there too. :p

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3 hours ago, mattross1313 said:

One of these drove past me on the way to work this morning...

Do you have a new transport/pit lorry? :lol: 

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I've often wondered if he's colour blind or just has bad taste :p

(glad I'm all the way up here in Essex otherwise he might have come around and thumped me ;))

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13 minutes ago, Keyser said:

@andybp  :ban:

 

 

:lol:

 

No need for that was there now :p

 

No you're right there was no need but it amused me :shrug:

sorry ;)

well maybe just a tiny little bit sorry 

No it's no good I'm not sorry at all :p

it's like an addiction I can't help myself you should pity me and my affliction

:)

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Your just jealous that I've been out playing in the garage and your stuck indoors being a keyboard warrior :p:lol:

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