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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2340 on: May 23, 2018, 10:38:42 AM »
well to think i was going to sell it, my passion has been re-ignited, Final vid an issue that needs investigating, had a power cut...suspect throttle or omp, it cleared, plus few funny noise drivetrain in pits...fluids will all be changed.

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sound is awful, open cockpit and ive drilled case for power lead...shame really as sounds awesome full chat and pops n bangs..
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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2341 on: May 23, 2018, 11:02:59 AM »
Absolutely electryfing Jon :13:. Must be a joy to drive, especially that last session with the car so much more planted and carrying more speed through the corners enabling you to get on the throttle earlier :notworthy:. Envious not a bit :(, how could you have thought of selling it :nono:.
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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2342 on: May 23, 2018, 11:21:48 AM »
Cheers mate, so wish id put these 9js on last year...its a different car..struggled with Tower corner all day felt slower than the others just not a 3rd or 4th gear corner tried all sorts but settled on just going in fast in 4th and deal with the understeer..but Camp i was loving proper 4th gear on the power in dab of brake and power out.  A few tweaks and a little seat time i reckon a 1.14 is in the bag.
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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2343 on: May 23, 2018, 01:05:30 PM »
Need todo some fine fettling with grinder..still rubbing lol..small cut in tread...oops..it ok depth same as tread indicator...
Had her running and no codes...no funny noises. Goona unload and put 888 on and go for a cruise.

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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2344 on: May 23, 2018, 04:31:42 PM »
Back from a run out and visit to me ol Mate....and a sniff off Diff oil...ergghhhh!....the cut which engine revving freely but in gear no drive like up against an imaginary wall....mate thinks diff tightened up....its always made a noise but it does sound slightly different today or maybe im hearing things...diff oil stunk but it always does...its driving nice but just heard a noise....  front end screeching noise like in pit on last video....which ive no idea what that is...engine sounds sweet...but better get the oil out and look for copper lol and drop the rear axle and check that 2....worth it was epic fun... :13:
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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2345 on: May 23, 2018, 05:56:53 PM »
I hope you find the source of the problem and it's a easy fix  :)

Those videos show exhilarating performance! The closing speed to other cars and the ability to accelerate and leave them standing out of corner exits - just awesome  :icon_thumleft:

Congratulations on developing the car to this level of performance  :notworthy:

I can fully understand your difficulty about the decision whether or not to sell after such an outing  :)
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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2346 on: May 23, 2018, 06:14:02 PM »
Cheers Casey, no way parting with it now....lol...gotta get that 1.14..lol
When rebuilt 8s available for about a grand id be stupid when i have readily available engines..lol...
Diff has been abused i maybe wrong but ive been all over it today and any loose connection would hopefully store a code?..weird i had no throttle bogging down revved in neutral put in gear nothing revved again ..coasted to infield...revved then let clutch out and away...
Been outin it today all good...fluids change me thinks...
Its the car i envisaged building..1.14 was the goal....yesterday best day with it...

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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2347 on: May 23, 2018, 08:27:02 PM »
Great to see you having sooooooo much fun  :wee_hee:

Diff wont lose you drive, clutch hanging up, or a box full of neutrals ??
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« Reply #2348 on: May 23, 2018, 08:53:11 PM »
Its a weird 1..on exit of corner wouldnt turn..lost power rapidly slowed ..gas pedal down..nothing..nuetral revving..back into gear clutch up bit of drive but again bogged down
Prob tried 3 times coast to infield then ok...best way to describe..like a brake caliper acting on flywheel ...weird...
Fine today though..
Think im gonna drop sump down just for a looksee...change all fluids...
Goona need some of that magic gearbox stuff you sent me that i put in fd diff n gearbox.
Toe in front 4 better turn in ? Bit more camber on front...cant do anything on rear...lol...
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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2349 on: May 23, 2018, 08:55:34 PM »
The incident is on final session vid at Quarry apex...

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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2350 on: May 30, 2018, 06:39:56 PM »
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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2351 on: June 03, 2018, 06:28:04 PM »
So today some investigations...
Diff n gearbox oil changed all clean no issues..drop oil from sump..bit dirty 1800 miles...no copper swarf that i can see..kept in clean clear container see what seperates out...
Filled back up with 10w40 as gonna do a double change and then refill with 5w40 fs race stuff thats been in then before...
Took the uim off and found a omp injector loose which is another tick off from track day as i could see omp oil from sohn leakage..
Then took it out got it very hot ( donuts down trading est)....no noise no issues...took for a run down dual carriage knew it was hot as my left leg was getting hot from radiant heat...back down trading estate and it did it...high revs letting clutch out..metal8c screech...clutch release bearing , gearbox output shaft...prop uj...that area...despite then doing more donuts would not replicate so went for cool down run and home...we will RTF it...

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« Reply #2352 on: June 03, 2018, 06:30:10 PM »
Oil...cut filter open has a power magnet onit no swarf...happy engine ok.....lets book a track day for June...lol

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« Reply #2353 on: June 24, 2018, 04:07:39 PM »
Went out for a blast in Westy...whilst footie on thinking roads would be quieter...not really but still had some fun esp down the deserted trading est!!!! , its time to take rad off again and clean out the dead flies in the fins temps creeping up again...and although the sohn is working, i believe that is source of occassional screech noise im getting, and poss went into limp at last trackday and then cleared as has not done again...thinking blank and premix, move omp under dash away from manifold heat.


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Re: Westory Progress.
« Reply #2354 on: July 12, 2018, 01:25:30 PM »
Yay! first day of feeling better!  :13:
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