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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Luke » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:18 pm

this is gonna be sweet when its done 8) 8)
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:08 pm

BROWNYS V6 wrote:yeah im not a lover of engine paint either :? i used blue on my pinto engine,an have had to go over some of it twice,lookin good though.
what colour you doin rocker covers :?:




gonna be silver mate. i just realised the van will end up the same colours as my tzr500 bike project red / white / black / silver. no design just ended up that way :lol:


the gunk came of the rocker covers nicely with the Virosol, still concerned about the amount of cack in the heads though, anyone got any thoughts on cleaning it up :?:
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:58 pm

Gavin wrote: anyone got any thoughts on cleaning it up :?:

cant you run some of that engine flush through it a couple of times once you get it up an running :?
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:48 pm

yeah but in places its 1/4" thick :!: :shock: :shock:
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:21 pm

:shock: fookin ell thats cruddy,had a mk2 granny once wiv a sludged up v6,my mechanic run some paraffin in the oil to try an clean it out, but no good :?
pull the sump off an use the stuff you cleaned the rocker covers wiv :wink:
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:45 pm

only one head though, the other one (with the oil cap) is very clean :?

i guess if i use the virosol and run plenty of flushing oil through it it should be ok.....just dont want to leave any detergent in the motor!
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:34 pm

been pissing about with the wheels, not happy as per the other thread, dont know where im going with them now. still... other stuff is getting done...


rocker covers a bit cleaner now! :D

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virosol is the mutts, it cleans way better than gunk or jizer and dosent leech the fat from your hands and dry out your skin like they do, and its less than half the price of either - amazing stuff!!


heres a reminder of how bad they were..

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painting them and the cosworth badges tomorrow.


also finally got the drawing done for the carbon insert for the dash pod, dropped it and the carbon sheet off at the waterjet cutters on friday, should have it back in a week, might even have it built and working by the end of the weekend, cant wait :lol:
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:39 pm

more work on the dash pod, got the carbon back from the waterjet cutters.

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the cutting was done by http://www.aqua-dynamics.co.uk at a cost of £47 and the carbon came from http://www.carbonology.com but the guy who did the cutting said the carbon wasnt very good quality :( it was full of surface pits and the weave wasnt tight, so it chipped on the weave when cut, he re cut it from the reverse and it cut ok that way, but it cost me a bit of my carbon sheet to find this out. he showed me some stuff that he buys which was better, but you'd need to study it really closely so im happy with what ive got.

clock installed....

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and in the dash pod....

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TV on the left, satnav on the right - wont be long now :D
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:01 pm

got the TV screen and the guts of the satnav bonded onto the carbon, just waiting for the plastic polishing kit to arrive so i can tidy up the front piece where ive cut it and then that too can be bonded to the carbon.

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im going to make up a bracket that connects to the brass inserts in the back of the pod to the screws that hold the clock to the carbon, thus holding the front of the pod onto the rear part.

i can access these from the holes underneath, then access the mounting holes for the whole unit through the radio aperture, this way all the fixings will be hidden. :D also got some veroboard so i can make up the relay unit that will switch the satnav on and off with the ignition.
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby MinorMatt » Sun May 01, 2011 9:41 am

Would it be a good idea to permenantly attach a lead to the satnav so its easy to update?
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sun May 01, 2011 10:38 am

it still needs the mini usb to feed it power, so will have a lead connected. i need to figure out a way of having a lead that supplies power but allows me to have a female USB port somewhere on the dash so i can update it from a laptop. cant find a lead off the shelf, guess i might have to get a USB pin diagram and splice some leads so the power comes from one side and the data from another, dont know it thats possible though.


i might just have a connector hidden in the ashtray or just accessable under the bottom of the dash where i can unplug it rom the vehicle and plug it to the laptop.
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby MinorMatt » Sun May 01, 2011 6:55 pm

Get a 12V to USB (something like this)** eBay auction listing blocked. Please enable cookies in your browser for this site and for eBay! **
Can all be up under the dash out of the way?

Or use a powered USB hub under the dash somewhere?
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby alcapone » Mon May 02, 2011 8:07 pm

MinorMatt wrote:Get a 12V to USB (something like this)** eBay auction listing blocked. Please enable cookies in your browser for this site and for eBay! **
Can all be up under the dash out of the way?

Or use a powered USB hub under the dash somewhere?


The powered hub will need 5V, so the first idea is the best, all that device does is drop the voltage down to 5V (and *should* restrict the current to 500mA if it's following USB spec.).
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Mon May 02, 2011 9:36 pm

ive found the pinouts for a mini usb, +ve -ve data up data down and a sensor wire, anyone know if i can strip out the power and data into seperate cables so the power comes from the van and the data leads to a usb socket? or does the data transfer rewquire the power to run to both ends?
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby alcapone » Mon May 02, 2011 10:54 pm

Gavin wrote:ive found the pinouts for a mini usb, +ve -ve data up data down and a sensor wire, anyone know if i can strip out the power and data into seperate cables so the power comes from the van and the data leads to a usb socket? or does the data transfer rewquire the power to run to both ends?


If everything in use follows the USB spec. - no. If not following the USB spec. to the book, + and - can be used to supply power and both data lines AND - can be connected for the data. However, keep it simple and just unplug from the power adapter into a laptop, saves cutting leads up and is guaranteed to work and won't cause any problems in the long term.
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