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Bodywork Wire Frame

Bodywork Wire Frame Buck

With the engine running, I've turned my attention back to the bodywork. I've started the wire frame for the bodywork buck. Although essentially this started as a Haynes Roadster, hopefully depending on my bodywork skills, will end up as a late 1930's style Hot Rod. In the past I mocked up several designs firstly in Photoshop, CAD and wood.
Broken Bosch Ignition Driver Legs

Megasquirt MS1/Extra Rover V8 – Troubles Starting

As many regular readers know, I'd had my Megasquirt MS1/Extra Rover V8 started within a couple turns of they crank. The next evening, with the wiring on the idle valve I tried again. Absolutely nothing. It didn't even try to start.
Tuner Studio

Rover V8 Tuner Studio – CTS / ATS Calibration

To successfully use a Megasquirt you must use Tuner Studio to calibrate all your sensors. For a Rover V8 4.6L P38 the Coolant Temperature Sensor CTS has detailed calibration information available. Although the default Saab(Bosch) values are a great start.
Rover V8 Throttle Bodies

Rover V8 Twin Throttle Bodies

I've been looking into fitting Rover V8 Twin Throttle Bodies. Rover did it on a limited number SD1 Vitesse's. I wanted to modify a Thor Manifold; for it's looks and height; to twin plenums. I've done some calculations.
Caterham Twin Radiator Fans

Multiple Radiator Fans

Fitting two fans, one each side of the radiator in a push pull air flow arrangement has made a dramatic improvement on cooling potential. 4000 cfm

Rover V8 Trigger Wheel – Megasquirt

A Megasquirt ECU requires a 36-1 trigger input. Many people fit a trigger wheel to the front pulley, however I wanted to use one similar to a Range Rover P38 automatic flex-plate or a 4.0 Discovery Manual flywheel.