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    Awesome. Thanks for the info. Yes, running the Steers at the moment but they donít fill me with confidence when high speed braking.
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    You're not exactly Mensa material yourself there champ.

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    There were seat mounts welded in already to suit a side mount seat...but the nopics wants to be able to have a steer occasionally, so fixed side mount wasn't going to cut it.



    Reusing the seats out of Morgan - a basic Sabelt Racer for the driver and a very old Sparco for the occasional passenger.

    So picked up an OMP universal seat mount



    Welded some extra angle in with welded nuts underneath for the bolts.




    Other side was easier - just drilled some new holes for the side mounts and bingo - seats mounted.


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    Apologies for not responding to these earlier - I wasn't quite myself at the end of last year.

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    Should be fun. When you start shredding through a set of rears every stage let me know. Have quite the stockpile of decent 15s in Pirelli, Dunlop and mrf laying around.
    Thanks! Rowdy supplied me with some, but I reckon I will need some more once it hits the tracks

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    Looking forward to seeing this thing running Gaz...
    Won't be long - i'm a bit further ahead with the build than the story
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    Trying to make a story of this but failing badly!


    Anyway, Hoonboy came over to give me a hand one day and next minute the engine and gearbox were in.

    Started to bolt some other stuff in and work out where things went.

    A/C lines were the first things in


    Needed to put some nutserts in and bolt up the header tank bracket



    New Heater hoses
    Of course where I'd run the rear brake lines inside was where the heater hoses wanted to be...
    Some creative routing and bending made it work.

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    Bought an eBay Hydro handbrake

    Mounted it on the tunnel and ran lines along the tunnel to the bulkhead fittings installed much earlier behind the booster.




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    There was a Ripshift lying around at work (cancelled order) so I thought why not - it was the Race version!



    Dropped the gearbag down, installed the bloody thing (this would have neen much easier while the gearbox was out...)

    Jacked the box up and mmm...



    So out came the angle grinder and I made the hole bigger.



    Turn the cut out around



    and a bit of weld to stick it together.



    and painted



    new boot and gearknob - just like a bought one.

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    Noice Gary....

    1998 MX5 - Ohlins DFV coilovers, Roll bar,15 x7.5 Konig Litespeeds, Mania Intake
    2014 Colorado LT - Oversized Whitegoods. Kid/bike/track hack/horse hauler.

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    Had to fix a small issue with a failed installation of a crotch plate under the LH seat.


    Cut out the old




    I was having issues getting the welder low enough to weld without making holes - so it didn't turn out perfect but is strong enough!

    Can't find the bloody pic, sorry



    Eagle eyed viewers will have noticed that once the seats were in, the harness bar was going to be too high.

    I made the driver's seat as low as possible (still higher than I wanted because of the adjuster).

    So I bought some roll cage tube and stuck another bar in below the original.







    Now I used this height due to the no-pics being shorter than me - It may be a tad low for me - although the angle is withing CAMS rules - just not for FHR use...


    In a bit of a scary moment, I had some plywood covering the floor to stop spatter getting to the floor, then used a couple of old towels to plug up the gaps.

    As usual, ran out of gas while welding, so had to go get more.
    While i was inside getting car keys, etc sorted to go, the young bloke says "Is something burning?"

    mmm... look outside and the towel is on fire! FUCK!!

    Fortunately it hadn't done much damage.

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    Painted the cage and it turns out if you look closely, I did a shit job in some parts
    But if you don't look too closely, it is fine.





    I relocated the ECU from the engine bay into the vacant airbag location.




    High tech latches to secure the cover!

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