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Good evening all how's everybody doing hope your keeping okay. 😄

I've decided today thought about this for a very long time, Eventually I came too a derision once I start there's no turning back till its complete as the saying goes don't just say it do it. 😉

That's what I'm going too do. 😄

I hope you enjoy this project journey with me and I'd very happy too hear your input and information you have regrading the subjects I'll be covering. 😄

I hope I can aspire and crate new ideas for anyone wanting too give this a sport or project  a go. 😄

My goal no matter how long it takes is too build my very own Racing car and still be legal on the road for shows and meets and ultimately too compete. 

It will be costly I understand this but this the car I feel very passionate about it and I feel it can do well as for me the driver I feel connected too the car in terms of its performance which I've got used too during track days I've been on, Its not the Fastest   car on the planet but its how it makes me feel and that's something you can never take away. 

The topics I'll be covering during this adventure will be. 

Motorsport rules and Regulations. 

MSA/Motor Sports Association Courses and license's.

Health and safety regarding equipment that's needed.  

Steering systems and upgrades too them. 

Axles and suspension. 

Engine and transmissions. 

Aerodynamics. 

Cooling systems 

and much more. 

This isn't going too be a quick and easy project far from it, not going too be posting every single day, But will be keeping a record on what goes on and how its progressing. 😄

So far I've got my racing buckets seats and a new steering wheel all FIA approved and is fully legal for motorsport. 

Till the roll cages gets made I can't really do anything with the seats mainly because when the cage is made the positioning has too be correct as the racing harness when fitted will wrap and be secure on the rear brace its self, depending on the positioning of the seat and brace can determine  if your fully secure on the seat or not. 

Last thing you want is too worry about the very seat and safety device while on your track 😉

Also have an idea for bonnet scoop which would be located where the induction  system In creating colder and denser air while getting the added benefit of air Colling as well. 😄

Here's rough idea and Nathan from the states has done that very same thing with different set up but the principle is still the same. 😄

I'm still deciding what too go for I only one scoop but worried look a bit odd at the same time bring out the best out of my engine, A nice well scooped scoop a bit smaller would do me nicely. 😄

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So far that's been going on but will keep you posted. 😄

If anyone wants too contribute by all means your advise and input could really help me out big style. 🙂

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8 hours ago, usersteve said:

Good luck to you. Your a brave man haha. Will be following 👍

hahaah Cheers Matey I'm going too need it big style. 🙂 

 

Quick update also slightly head scratching. 

 Hi Dave , I’ll be ready in 3 weeks if that’s ok?, as regards to it being FIA approved for racing you would need to use cds tube and conform to fia homologation measurements to a probe produced cage, hope this helps thanks Wyn. 

Got this message  off Wyn today, When he mentioned homologation measurements I have too admit I'm not too sure what that means. 

Anyone can advise please. 😄

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21 hours ago, Ford Loyalty MK3 said:

Good evening all how's everybody doing hope your keeping okay. 😄

I've decided today thought about this for a very long time, Eventually I came too a derision once I start there's no turning back till its complete as the saying goes don't just say it do it. 😉

That's what I'm going too do. 😄

I hope you enjoy this project journey with me and I'd very happy too hear your input and information you have regrading the subjects I'll be covering. 😄

I hope I can aspire and crate new ideas for anyone wanting too give this a sport or project  a go. 😄

My goal no matter how long it takes is too build my very own Racing car and still be legal on the road for shows and meets and ultimately too compete. 

It will be costly I understand this but this the car I feel very passionate about it and I feel it can do well as for me the driver I feel connected too the car in terms of its performance which I've got used too during track days I've been on, Its not the Fastest   car on the planet but its how it makes me feel and that's something you can never take away. 

The topics I'll be covering during this adventure will be. 

Motorsport rules and Regulations. 

MSA/Motor Sports Association Courses and license's.

Health and safety regarding equipment that's needed.  

Steering systems and upgrades too them. 

Axles and suspension. 

Engine and transmissions. 

Aerodynamics. 

Cooling systems 

and much more. 

This isn't going too be a quick and easy project far from it, not going too be posting every single day, But will be keeping a record on what goes on and how its progressing. 😄

So far I've got my racing buckets seats and a new steering wheel all FIA approved and is fully legal for motorsport. 

Till the roll cages gets made I can't really do anything with the seats mainly because when the cage is made the positioning has too be correct as the racing harness when fitted will wrap and be secure on the rear brace its self, depending on the positioning of the seat and brace can determine  if your fully secure on the seat or not. 

Last thing you want is too worry about the very seat and safety device while on your track 😉

Also have an idea for bonnet scoop which would be located where the induction  system In creating colder and denser air while getting the added benefit of air Colling as well. 😄

Here's rough idea and Nathan from the states has done that very same thing with different set up but the principle is still the same. 😄

I'm still deciding what too go for I only one scoop but worried look a bit odd at the same time bring out the best out of my engine, A nice well scooped scoop a bit smaller would do me nicely. 😄

mDPCFfMl.jpg
3913z7hl.jpg

So far that's been going on but will keep you posted. 😄

If anyone wants too contribute by all means your advise and input could really help me out big style. 🙂

qHFt8pRh.jpg

That image reminds me of watching the Australian Supercars where the drivers pull out squeegees on sticks to clean the fog from the windows whilst racing. 

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1 hour ago, Michlaustn said:

 

Quick update and fully understand now what everything means and what's required.

Just got back now from Escort powers workshop had a chat with the lads about it.

They gave me a hell of a good run down of everything regarding the cages must be a good full hour on chatting about it and various motorsport related topics.

Seamless tubes everything's has too be present and correct Regarding construction and quality of the cage.

MSA tubing is a must CDS tubing is required.

If you have the certificate too say it was made by a professional then you kind of got away with the heavy scrutinising mainly visual checks and your good too go.

A cage without the certificated will go under Extrema scrutinising even testing the cage by drilling various points and using measuring equipment too measure thickness and strength of each tube, they won't do it you the driver will have too.

Wyn's cage build experience may be brilliant but I can't risk losing that kinda of money for a cage that won't pass the MSA/FIA I can't take that risk.

So its either now looking at the cages from states or wait and see what Justin and Mark from escort have too say, its possible too get one made here with the correct regulations and certificate.

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Other event this weekend if anyone's interested been gathering as much information as I can will be going back Saturday too speak with the officials and teams and find out more on the regulations and what's required for each caterogroy also the important question of all what category will the ford be in sprints circuit racing etc sooner I find that out the better then I can plan ahead or find a alternative.

Roll cage isn't turning out too be a bit of a hassle too be honest without the homogation for the cage for our cars I won't be certified. 

Hoe ever there is a alternative She'll have too sent away for the work too be carried out by a company  that build roll cages racing and rally cars, not just club racing but the big leaguers as well. 

They'll have too get a 3D scan of the whole car measurements  chassis everything will be logged and recorded. 
In a way if I do go full hog she'll be the very first probe too get this verified professionally   in the UK. 

FIA achieves of previous motor racing cars has tuned out nothing what so ever on this. 

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