JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

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Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Post by impanator93 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:29 am

Hi,

I've sent you a PM Gary

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Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Post by colimp66 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:34 pm

Well done Dan getting that far in your make shift lean to.
Be good to get it in a fairly draft free garage now to finish it all off too I imagine.

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Post by impanator93 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:01 am

Thanks Col. Its good to have but i miss looking out my bedroom window at it :cry:

Had a wiring masterclass with Jim Fraser last weekend and made a good start the the loom this weekend. I've removed the control box wires from the loom and ran two 17.5A wires from the the ignition to the rear of the car (these will be aux wires just in case i decide to install another electrical system) and wrapped the main section of loom in split tubing. I will be running the loom though the sill this weekend along this some seven core cable (just in case i need more systems at a later date). Unfortunately the fishing line I ran through the sills got burned and snapped when i was welding, so there is going to be a lot of swearing involved to get the loom back though the sill :lol:
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Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Post by The Nun » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:18 am

impanator93 wrote:Unfortunately the fishing line I ran through the sills got burned and snapped when i was welding, so there is going to be a lot of swearing involved to get the loom back though the sill :lol:
Use an old speedo cable inner, or outer come to that, to help thread another draw string through door section of the sill that will get it from the front aperture into the rear pocket, its only 4 ft or so then its easy from there on without a draw string?
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Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Post by impanator93 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:29 am

Sounds like a plan! I have an old one kicking about.

Thanks for that.
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Post by impanator93 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:16 am

Yesterday was like Christmas! Received lots of nice primed / shiny black parts from the powder coaters' and my Alloy fuel tank came though the post. The tank is cracking and fits perfectly. It has a sump, so I should have not problem with fuel surge (I'm using EFI) and it is foam filled for a bit of piece of mind. I will be using a Bosch 044 fuel pump, fed via a -10 overbraid hose, so there is absolutely no worries about starving the pump, with -6 overbraid on the outlet . One thing I am a bit puzzled about is how to connect braided hosing to the fuel lines running under the car (feed and return). I will need to run an 8mm feed to the engine and a 6mm return (i think) but im unsure about what material to use. It has been suggested to use polyamide hosing but i am unsure how you would safely connect this to braided hose at either end? Does anyone have any experience on this issue or could advise on a suitable solution for the fuel line and connection to the overbraid?

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Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Post by benwick3 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:11 pm

Interested in where you got the fuel tank from and its cost.

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Post by ImpManiac » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:23 pm

The car is coming together beautifully. :D Top job!

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Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Post by Peter Hurst » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:32 am

impanator93 wrote:Yesterday was like Christmas! Received lots of nice primed / shiny black parts from the powder coaters' and my Alloy fuel tank came though the post. The tank is cracking and fits perfectly. It has a sump, so I should have not problem with fuel surge (I'm using EFI) and it is foam filled for a bit of piece of mind. I will be using a Bosch 044 fuel pump, fed via a -10 overbraid hose, so there is absolutely no worries about starving the pump, with -6 overbraid on the outlet . One thing I am a bit puzzled about is how to connect braided hosing to the fuel lines running under the car (feed and return). I will need to run an 8mm feed to the engine and a 6mm return (i think) but im unsure about what material to use. It has been suggested to use polyamide hosing but i am unsure how you would safely connect this to braided hose at either end? Does anyone have any experience on this issue or could advise on a suitable solution for the fuel line and connection to the overbraid?

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Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Post by moose » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:01 am

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Post by impanator93 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:58 pm

Thanks IM & Mike.
Finished off making good the wiring loom, so that can go back in the car now. Also managed to get the engine covers painted. Loads of masking but worth it I think.
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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:13 pm

Those look good. :)

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Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Post by impanator93 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:54 pm

Just a quick update for all those not on F@cebook. Since the last post a fair bit of progress has been made, the fuel pipes have been run under the car, heater hose and loom through the cills, gear selector in, rear cross member body worked and the engine built up and in the car.

The idea of having to run an additional pipe through the center of the car really bothered me, so after speaking with a few people a suitable solution has been found. Unfortunately it does mean that the heater will not get hot until the thermostat opens, but considering that the car will never be used in the winter, I think ill cope.

I have worked out the route and calculated the coolant pipe lengths, so I can get all that ordered next month. For the time being I am going to turn my attention to the wiring and start sorting out the fuse box for the original loom this weekend. I'm really hoping to have at least started wiring the engine side up by the end of the month.
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Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Post by bks974c » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:47 pm

All progress is good, getting there. :D

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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:53 pm

That does look to be coming along nicely. :D

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Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Post by jakjak » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:48 am

Brilliant thread mate! Keep up the good work!
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Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Post by impanator93 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:30 am

Thanks mate,

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