Sylva Mojo build

Danny

Administrator
Well,

Even though I have not been posting I have been putting in some hours here and there and today I got to a bit of milestone... I managed to get gear selection to work...

The initial set up is sa bodged but it proves what i have done has worked so I will probably remake it or just tidy it up :D I need to change the rod ends and I slightly bent the gear stick cable end as well but I am not replacing the cables unless that breaks :D

I have also made the radiator brackets and had planned on plumbing it all in but the problem I have at the moment is that I need to get from 25mm to 19mm and I cant find an adapter to do that so I cant carry on until I do.

I have also sussed out the brake and clutch lines so they are all ready to make up and run...

So the theory is that the worst of the build is over.. apart from electrical wiring... which I am actually confident that I can do that myself now.

then it is bodywork and dash etc...

I feel progress is very slow but it is still moving forward
 

Danny

Administrator
My mig welding is terrible but I only tend to tack things up will mig then will tig it when I am sure it's right :)
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Danny

Administrator
I have been doing a few little jobs on the mojo and finally finished the gear selector adapter and it works well

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I bought some track rod ends for the gear selector ends as the standard MGF ones were shagged.

Tomorrow I am putting teh exhaust manifold on properly and getting engine mounts back in so I can plumb in brakes and clutch lines etc
 

Danny

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I literally have done very little except for making a blanking nut for the exhaust.

I will try and get a few hours in the garage next week but have quite a lot of other projects on the go at the moment.

This mojo is a much bigger project than I anticipated... I am not far away but a lot of little jobs are taking too long
 

Danny

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I had a day on the mojo yesterday and managed to get the exhaust manifold fitted. I went for studs and bolts although it is that tight I have to take the studs out to get the exhaust out but still.

I also noticed that the fuel lines run far too close to the exhaust so I have started to reroute them.

Slow progress but still

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Danny

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Well....

Yup, not really done much... my bees have kept me busy this year and working on a massive 120M2 shed for a friend has kept me away...

Over winter I will bosh some hours
 

wagon_1.0

Member
your mig weld looks to me like it would improve if it didnt have spatter next to it. anti spatter - you jizz it on the metal befor you weld, it burns off at the weld but all the wee blobs don't stick.

doesnt help tig though!!
 

Danny

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wagon_1.0":pf9g4k94 said:
your mig weld looks to me like it would improve if it didnt have spatter next to it. anti spatter - you jizz it on the metal befor you weld, it burns off at the weld but all the wee blobs don't stick.

doesnt help tig though!!

Ah ok... That makes sense... I will get some of that spray then

My tig welding is not so bad not pro neat but neat enough to not need to much grinding :D
 

Danny

Administrator
Well....

I have always said that if you don't finish a kit car in 2 years you never finish it :-\ The severe lack of time and the looming purchase of another house is really inspiring me...

However... I am not that far away from it so I will be doing an hour or so in the evenings when the kids have cleared off to bed
 

ChaosMS

Member
Danny - 2 years eh, damn i think my engine swap is that already, im buggered before i start!!!
I dont have the kids excuse anymore (as they are up longer than me nowadys !! at 17 and 20) I just need to get my finger out and brave the cold!!
 

Danny

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I managed to get a bracket made last week...

I also bought a shitbox van as well which is more unreliable than any other vehicle I own... such is life
 

250buggys

Member
Danny":3421jlgl said:
I managed to get a bracket made last week...

I also bought a shitbox van as well which is more unreliable than any other vehicle I own... such is life

Didn't you have a Mk4 escort van once upon a time. I think I remember you got a freestyle chassis in one?
 

Danny

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250buggys":el8ug3xy said:
Danny":el8ug3xy said:
I managed to get a bracket made last week...

I also bought a shitbox van as well which is more unreliable than any other vehicle I own... such is life

Didn't you have a Mk4 escort van once upon a time. I think I remember you got a freestyle chassis in one?

Yeah I did ;D that was when I was plastering :D

This van is for my next renovation build... Converting a 2 bed bungalow into a 4 bed chalet... and building a 50m2 garden office/studio as well :\
 

Danny

Administrator
Ended giving the van back. It was riddled with issues....

Spending days trying to find the fault and fixing was a joke.

The search is on...
 
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