I have been on the forum a few times in the past with one or two questions and comments but now that I have been showing how to post photos from Potobucket I though it was time to start a build thread. It all started last June when me and my son went to the Newark Kit Car show in 2010 when we first seen the Sonic 7. We liked it so much that we came home and sold the Quantum 2+2 and put our order in for a starter Kit in July and collected the kit in August.
Starter Kit Collected From Mev
Floor & Front Panels fitted Started on the electrics brake lines.
Thanks for your reply. The photos so far was the progress with the starter kit. I then collected the second part of the kit on the 24th November 2010. Here are more photos of some refurbished parts & the build so far.
New Battery & Tray
Second part of the Kit
First Body Fit
Bracket for Expansion Tank
Front Hub Ass
Rear Hub Ass
Battery & Expansion Tank fitted
This is the state the kit is at now. Still a long way to go be four I will be taking it to it's first kit car show.
Done a wee bit more to the car with a few day of good weather.
Cut the front floor matting that we got at Newark at the weekend. Modified center console from the Focus & painted it black. Fitted Rear bulkhead using rivnuts and button head screws. Bolted Fuel Tank.
Looking for a bit of help. I'm working in the engine bay at the moment running handbrake cable cooling hoses gear cable. I'm looking to see if any Sonic builders can post some photos off the engine bay showing these parts. Also looking for photo's off the fuel filler pipe& cap.
We have just got our 1.8 running last weekend. Here are some pictures of the cooling hoses.
Where the cooling hoses runs past the exhaust, we have made them in Alu pipe and that is now fixed to the bulkhead. Flexible hoses each end will allow for engine movement. (we hope)
From memory, in the rear we are using: 4 x 32mm 90 degree bends 1 x 32mm 135 degree bend 1M x 32mm flexible hose 1 x T piece (2 x 32mm + 1 x 19mm ) 1 x T piece (3 x 19mm ) 1 x 1M 19mm flexible hose 2 x 1M 19mm Alu pipe 1 x 0.5M 9mm flexible hose
When it came to getting air out of the system, it helped a lot when we lifted the back up.
Our fuel tank is in the front so can't suggest on that one and we are still undecided on the handbrake cable routing as we have not yet made the final fit of the bodywork, we are still unsure of the best routing.
For the gear change cables we went through the rear bulk head, 10cm or so up from floor level and dead center. That was a mistake as it is a bit close to the exhaust. A second attempt put the gear-change cables a bit to the passenger side and that gives better clearance of the exhaust and an easier bend radius for the cables. Looking at the cable routing in the cabin we may end up putting one cable through each hole and passing the gear cable either side of the handbrake.
That said, this is just how we have done it and I'm sure there are others with more mileage under their belts who can offer more informed suggestions.
We're based in Arbroath, so if your up that way just give us a shout.
Connected the battery up to day to check out the wiring.
So far so good. Engine turns over but will not start yet as no fuel in it yet, Power to all the connectors that the lights will plug into, Lights on MEV Dash all work and even the horn works. Happy with the results so far.
I have posted a problem with the sender unit wiring last night if anyone can help with I would be grateful.
Also when I connect the battery the ECU light on the MEV dash flashes is this normal.
airforceone: Possibly another, If I see the kit I'm after at stoneleigh.
May 4, 2013 15:54:54 GMT
Steve: lol @ Paul.. Rocket Exodus..??? i just think its because the suns out, and the price becomes less negotiable
May 4, 2013 16:44:59 GMT
airforceone: The weather helps with the price but I would never get back what I've spent. Should get enough to get the kit I've always wanted along with a nice V8 engine engine.
May 4, 2013 18:49:53 GMT
kiwicanfly: Is this bevy of Rockets for sale normal at this time of year?
May 5, 2013 4:44:00 GMT
froggy999: What you after ned? is a cobra on the cards?
May 5, 2013 6:12:17 GMT
airforceone: Always wanted one, just wasn't sure I had the knowledge to jump straight in at that level hence the rocket. More Than happy to give it a go now. Next Years Project possibly.
May 5, 2013 7:27:20 GMT
kiwicanfly: just seen the Participated button - that's nice
May 5, 2013 8:52:47 GMT
Venom 3 Wheels: Why does it always refresh, I'm looking at something, and its constantly refreshing. How annoying, also, when I reply to a message, why does it then want to Create a message?
May 5, 2013 17:17:39 GMT
Venom 3 Wheels: this forum update is dreadful
May 5, 2013 17:17:56 GMT
Andy Patey: Hi mate I can make it to the show.my brother sadly passed away Saturday
May 6, 2013 13:52:56 GMT
tlight: Just so everyone is aware, Nigel maintains this page on behalf of the MEV OWNERS, not on behalf of the company. He does it in his own, precious time. He could take offence..... (Just sayin')
May 6, 2013 16:54:19 GMT
Steve: New sites always have a learning curve... and messing with SQL stuff is a headache lol.. Ive setup and run forums in the past, PITA The mobile version is somewhat shocking, and always asking for me to buy proboards for the iphone:(
May 6, 2013 18:56:41 GMT
kiwicanfly: I reckon we should therefore get Nigel a Bear Rifle to shoot the one that ate my last post
May 7, 2013 2:55:48 GMT
Oz: If you have trouble with the forum try using Firefox, I had to switch from Internet explorer to get it to work for me. Much better now I can use it again..
May 9, 2013 0:16:32 GMT
froggy999: Think the forum is bang on really, im just grateful that someones taken the time to create this so we can chat and get help etc etc. so thanks! once everyone gets used to it, which isnt hard as its not that different, they'll not notice any difference.
May 9, 2013 7:46:16 GMT
airforceone: I've been using Firefox and still having issues with the pages locking up. Not as bad now as it was when the new site went live so hopefully it will improve the longer it's running.
May 9, 2013 17:46:14 GMT
The Management: Following the Stoneleigh Show and various Owners requesting a 4th Annual Mog'ers Meet, a date has been booked at Curborough of the 13th July 2013, all those wishing to attend should book ASAP to avoid disappointment.
May 11, 2013 12:37:14 GMT
stevieboy: i dont believe it, missed it again, dont fly back from greece till day after, last time flew out day before......grrrrrrrr
May 11, 2013 17:04:15 GMT
tomaff: I am in Barcelona those dates. Shame.
May 12, 2013 20:36:57 GMT
nigel: Come on Mog'ers the Annual Mog'ers Meet is the best event of the year without question yet only seven people have booked so far If there is only one event you take your car to this year then believe me this is the one to go to.
May 19, 2013 7:44:34 GMT