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  • #31057
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    Been down the Shed “Fiddling” stripped the Lexcen fuel cell of fittings and foam, stripped out the Surge tank as well as I’m reusing the Pumps, also sorted out the Engine Oil Cooler/Filter/Accumulator plumbing and installed a bulkhead fitting for the Accumulator..

    #31061
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    Smashing it mate.  Must be getting close?

    #31062
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    Nice work.
    Where your in the sport that you are $770 is small price to pay.

    #31065
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    Smashing it mate. Must be getting close?

    Sort of, keep running out of $ so that’s slowing progress down somewhat I have a couple of small jobs booked in so that will help..</p>
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    Nice work. Where your in the sport that you are $770 is small price to pay.

    I figure it at least will give me time to get out of nothing else!</p>

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    That’s me done for today, bit hazy and hot here, patched some holes in the firewall I’d missed then addressed an Alzheimer’s moment…

    When I mounted the aux coolers I faced the ports down as it makes plumbing a bit easier… DOH, I use header style coolers so this is a perfect way to get air locks (thanks Cava for pointing that out) this is why I post and ask people if they see me do something tarded to let me know, easy fix I just cut the top bracket into 3 pieces and flip the coolers,…

    Plumbed up the rear brake hardlines and per usual there’s really only one place to get the bulkhead fittings through, ran out of pipe to do the front, I have a list of bits so I’ll put another order in..

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    Just ordered another $575 of hose and fittings… tipping it won’t be enough though.

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    One of the byproducts of power is heat, back when I first built the Lexcen I took Mark for a quick squirt, by the time we got back it had melted the sole of his runner..

    Not a huge deal for the driver as your feet are always on the pedals but the car was much nicer to drive when I installed the false floors..

    It’s one of those jobs that’s easily overlooked when you start getting close, as I’m waiting on parts I figured it needed doing, the old Lexcen fuel cell mount gave up it’s aluminium as I CBF’d driving to get new material.

    Pretty happy with it, it’s not perfect but it’s a floor so doesn’t need to be, when I was painting it it’s probably a bit too hot, I think the can pressure was a bit high as a full coat took 3 minutes it was like a garden hose, it bubbled in a few spots but being Satin it might flat off..

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    dam that looks good ,you just wanted to use your dimple dies again

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    That’s me done for today, bit hazy and hot here, patched some holes in the firewall I’d missed then addressed an Alzheimer’s moment… When I mounted the aux coolers I faced the ports down as it makes plumbing a bit easier… DOH, I use header style coolers so this is a perfect way to get air locks (thanks Cava for pointing that out) this is why I post and ask people if they see me do something tarded to let me know, easy fix I just cut the top bracket into 3 pieces and flip the coolers,… Plumbed up the rear brake hardlines and per usual there’s really only one place to get the bulkhead fittings through, ran out of pipe to do the front, I have a list of bits so I’ll put another order in..

     

    Lucky you consulted the forums number one automotive engineer.

    #31082
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    dam that looks good ,you just wanted to use your dimple dies again

    The Hydraulic pump needs bleeding so I gave up and used the 50 Tonne press, much easier!

    Lucky you consulted the forums number one automotive engineer.

    Thanks, NFI where my mind was on that one… really think it was just a case of the plumbing looked much easier so I went with that…

    #31084
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    Floor looks very cool, pardon the pun!

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    dam that looks good ,you just wanted to use your dimple dies again

    The Hydraulic pump needs bleeding so I gave up and used the 50 Tonne press, much easier!

    Lucky you consulted the forums number one automotive engineer.

    Thanks, NFI where my mind was on that one… really think it was just a case of the plumbing looked much easier so I went with that…

    im guilty of that. ALOT

    #31088
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    Floor looks very cool, pardon the pun!

    Thanks Gary, again trying to utilise what I learnt with the Lexcen and move forward.

    im guilty of that. ALOT

    LoL, I usually overcomplicate things, when I try to go simple it turns to poo, luckily this time it was an easy save, another thing I was worried about was blocking airflow with the hoses..

    My last order is Teflon -10 for the coolers instead of the 400 series -10, the Teflon is much smaller..

    #31089
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    Hard to find a reason to not go Teflon everywhere.  Easier, smaller in every case imo.

    #31090
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    400 is cheap and easy, never had an issue once I started using the stainless cable ties on it but agreed on the Teflon, if I had the budget I’d go for the Techflex hose and save some weight…

    Downside is the tooling needed to assemble it pretty much rules out making my own hoses, ends up around 6k for something like mine..

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    Cost is the only issue.

    I have a mixture of Teflon, 400 push lock and 100series on mine.

    #31092
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    Ditto Cav, 400 for the intercooler, 100 for the fuel lines, 200 brakes and oil coolers.., only used the 100 as I already had fittings and being a race car doesn’t matter if it’s a bit stinky..

    #31093
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    I went:

    200 fuel and brakes

    400 water

    100 trans

    #31094
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    Cost vs ease of use and simplicity for me is a no brainer.  You end up with one series of unused parts not 3.  Just my opinion. To each there own.

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    Mines all seperate sizes between the series so it’s all good. Once made. Should never have to touch again

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