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Offline Grant Monkhouse

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #750 on: December 06, 2020, 10:32:47 PM »
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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #751 on: December 08, 2020, 05:47:39 PM »
Over night parts from China are 3 weeks slower than over night parts from Japan

Waited 3 weeks for this

And now realised I don't have a spanner big enough

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #752 on: December 08, 2020, 05:57:27 PM »
Methanol size on the left, weak ass petrol on the right

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #753 on: December 08, 2020, 06:21:35 PM »
Over night parts from China are 3 weeks slower than over night parts from Japan

Waited 3 weeks for this

And now realised I don't have a spanner big enough

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What size is it
I bought a job lot of big engineers spanners
Could well have one in there
I only needed the 22 mm which was the smallest .
Yeah China stuff shite at the mo


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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #754 on: December 08, 2020, 06:22:51 PM »
Im on 6 weeks and waiting for my Wuhan wing

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #755 on: December 08, 2020, 06:35:37 PM »
Im on 6 weeks and waiting for my Wuhan wing

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That’s becouse it’s Wuhan so  has to via Italy
I do hope you get that written on it when it’s fitted


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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #756 on: December 08, 2020, 09:24:19 PM »
Over night parts from China are 3 weeks slower than over night parts from Japan

Waited 3 weeks for this

And now realised I don't have a spanner big enough

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What size is it
I bought a job lot of big engineers spanners
Could well have one in there
I only needed the 22 mm which was the smallest .
Yeah China stuff shite at the mo


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Iv just ordered the spanners as biggest iv got is 24mm, got  an 16 with 12 on the other side and an 10 with an 8 coming. Should have some really as definately need them

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #757 on: December 12, 2020, 06:56:53 PM »
Just looking on summit website for wheels, only about 3,000 different wheels to choose from and they're cheap too

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #758 on: December 14, 2020, 11:08:56 AM »
Managed to get the front end welded up by my dad

Just measured up for some radiator mounting tabs so need to cut those out, also have the fittings coming for all the water lines.

Also just waiting for an invoice from JBR in Australia for all my ecu and ignition so should hopefully have all that before Xmas.

Once all the fabbing is done it's all coming out again to change the subframe and get the flywheel bolted to the block.... Just need a massive torque wrench

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #759 on: December 14, 2020, 12:34:08 PM »
Managed to get the front end welded up by my dad

Just measured up for some radiator mounting tabs so need to cut those out, also have the fittings coming for all the water lines.

Also just waiting for an invoice from JBR in Australia for all my ecu and ignition so should hopefully have all that before Xmas.

Once all the fabbing is done it's all coming out again to change the subframe and get the flywheel bolted to the block.... Just need a massive torque wrench

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Grant do what we did, welded a 54mm 1” drive socket to a huge box section

Can always machine the weld off in the lathe after


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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #760 on: December 14, 2020, 12:46:14 PM »
What swear word dictates the correct torque to set it at?

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #761 on: December 14, 2020, 12:46:46 PM »
FT

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #762 on: December 14, 2020, 12:47:52 PM »
Well if you tip the car or flip the engine stand it’s tight enough m
Or use a cordless Milwaukee drive thingy and give it 12 ugga duggas


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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #763 on: December 14, 2020, 01:30:09 PM »
I was thinking of using my half inch wratchet and some locktite?

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #764 on: December 14, 2020, 04:33:25 PM »
Had a chat earlier with my dad and we were in agreement that  rather than just doing drag events why I can't do half mile runs aswell?

All. I need is a larger fuel cell, I would say 5 gallons would be enough and possibly require a radiator with more volume, and I am prety sure they do the same size radiator I have got but it is 3 inches thick although the water temp should be alright

And I would also have to put an oil cooler in, (I'm not bothering with one for drag racing, the engine simply won't be running long enough to get the oil hot)

The current record is 177mph set by Rob Dahm in his 800 hp 3 rotor rx7... However what's the point in chasing and claiming records if no one else is competing against you to achieve the same goal lol

Any thoughts on half mile runs?

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