Don't worry Barry you can fly me across and I will give you a hand,especially when its sunny which will probably be all the time over there.Really Barry just do a bit at a time and it all soon disappears. Am hoping to fire her up by the weekend if everything goes according to plan,so will probably be next month before that happens. Cheers John
Well I tried starting the engine today No joy!!!! She turned over and sparked but no fuel.Took all the electrics apart I had made such a tidy job wrapping and taping them up,checked double triple etc Borrowed a fault finder ,no faults????Had to go and do a good deed in the afternoon and didn't get back till 6pm. Went into the shed and stood looking at it and wondering,wondering what idiot put the fuel and return round the wrong way. Swapped them and she fired into life.Switched her off quick as cooling system not all connected up this was just a trial. The elation that it worked,offset the downer I was in all afternoon. Will be getting water and exhaust systems going this weekend. Then body, wheels,lights,etc etc but the big worry is now gone. YIPPEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
Well hello everyone out there enjoying this fine weather. I have not posted much this last while as work commitments have reduced build time to zero. I have made some progress from the last post so thought some more recent pics would show that I have been moving in the right direction. A couple of thing that I had to sort out one being that no matter where I postioned the front brake hoses they still hit shocks@ full lock (willwood calipers) Made up a couple of nylon steering stops.Since i bought the mev dash I am using it but wanted it to light up at night so made a couple of perspex plates a blue neons and it all works. Pics don't really show it.
Well lads its been a long time since I made any posts on this build,the car is all but finished seat belts to go in and re bolt the seats to the floor. Getting time off is a big no,no at present,so won't be booking her in till later on in the year,as I have already said. On good thing with all the overtime is a bit of spare cash so got a trailer to ship her about,after looking at some very poor examples I got a new one. Also as I said I needed a new shed started it last Monday evening get back at 7.30pm so have to work late to try to get it done. Pictures show progress as tonight, had the whole day off and just kept at it. Unfortunately the three good mates I have in this world that would have given a hand,two have died and one has broke his back,all in the last three months. So did this myself with a couple of quick holds from my good lady wife,don't let HSE on site,some of the things that were going on were ???****!!! dodgy,but the worst is done. Enjoy pics.
Great job on both the car and the workshop there John.
I was just wondering if you fancied road testing that lovely new trailer by brining your Sonic7 down to the AMM this weekend (Be a great opportunity to give the car a good shakedown before the IVA as well as letting us all taker closer look at your quality build)
Nigel I would love to come down,I really do need a break.Big problem working Saturday again, and maybe Sunday though this hasn't been confirmed. Would also like to get workshop finished ASAP,to allow sonic and the Atomic build to progress in a new home.I really should back up a bit but you never know these days if you will be in a job next week so as they say trying to put a buffer in place. And if not needed then another kit will be brought home. I know, I should shake down the ones that I have, I am just a magpie and like shinny things. Must admit this kit building thingy really is interesting,already have one in mind but since it is not MEV/RTR will not mention it on this forum. Chucking it down at present so no shed building will go out at tinker with a few bits and pieces. Cheers for now
Well as requested some up to date photos of the Sonic,I think the last thing to do is stamp on its ID and then send off the paperwork for its IVA. A couple of pics of interest, the foam on the steering wheel, high desity foam covers for the seatbelt brackets, extended front indicators to meet reqs,and some others. Hope you enjoy
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