Day 32! A quick word of thanks to Scott for the plentiful advice and excellent quality of the kit, Stiggy for the design and all followers for the kind persuasion. No pics today but the fuel, cooling and brake systems are all but completed, some minor tightening to go on the bodywork along with the bracketry for holding the skin down and I'm going to start extending the wiring loom next. The inevitable break for family time over Xmas will mean the next update will be in the New Year (Though I may sneak an hour or so here and there). My spring deadline is well in sight now. All that remains is for me to wish everyone here happy, healthy and hearty wishes for the season. May your lights be bright and your nuts stay tight. ;D
Forgive my parochial ways, but i tend to check the rocket part of the site and ignore most of the other build areas. I have just found this thread and it's great. Great build by you and great to see the eco exo being built (in possibly the smallest build space i have seen).
I have driven the eco exo at the moggers day, it's certainly a fun drive. You will love it.
good work, keep going
Orange MEV Rocket, 1.6l Zetec SE - Standard in every way
Hi Scott, Not quite running yet but it's mechanically about there now. Sorry about shortage of updates but with the weather and the bow wave of work at the start of the year, I had to either do or record. You know how it is ;-) The Cooling, brakes, fuel systems are complete and the only tin bashing I've got left is the rear bulkhead. Electrics are looming (geddit!) and I'm ordering a heap of bits from CBS to finish it off. My aim of a spring outing is still a good prospect.
Where's he been? I hear you say. Fear not gentle reader, I've been busy in the wings and have continued to make good progress on the beast.
As I mentioned earlier, the cooling system is now complete,
the last item being the mount for the overflow tank:
And a personal nightmare (Though I don't know why, as once I got on with it, the job went together ok) the extension of the wiring loom. For this, I separated the plugs and connections into four sections, 1. The Engine bay, where I started by lying the loom along the left hand side and connecting as I went on, exending where necessary, then after that, all the loom at the front which neatly partitioned into:
2. The 'Lower plugs' including the handlebar joints
3. The 'Upper plugs' which were the Fuse box and the speedo connector, then
4. The 'Dash' which included the ignition switch and the console.
Measuring and extending each of these areas I ended up with a 'Snake' loom which, now bound with insulation tape, looks somewhat like it's swallowed a goat halfway down it where all the front joints are together.
So what now? Well with this done, and all fluid systems all but sealed, I'm aiming for 'Power on' during the weekend with a possible engine start if I'm feeling brave and all systems look ok .
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