Sunday, 21 September 2008

Brake Pipes - Rear Pipes F and G


I found a problem when coming to fit the 2 rear brake pipes. The brake clips I have seem to hold the pipes quite a long way away from the frame of the chassis. This means that if the pipes ran along the top of the chassis member, they would interfere with the fitting of the suspension arms. I decided to run them along the inside of the chassis member as from all the build pictures I have seen there is nothing in the inside that they would foul. This meant they had a couple of extra bends in them but nothing too intricate.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Steering column modification

There is a bracket welded to the bottom of the MX-5 steering column that is not required for the Westfield and needs to be removed. Although the steering column is only needed much later in the build, it is a job that has to be done sometime.

I initially started to remove using a hacksaw. After a coupe of cuts which removed the main part of the bracket, I decided removing using a hacksaw was going to be hard work. Part of the problem was it was very awkward to fix in a position I could cut. I borrowed an angle grinder and removed with a lot less effort.

I finished it off with a file to get a nice smooth finish.