GD427 MK IV

GD427 MK IV
What my car should look like when finished - Stoneleigh 2015

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Rear Lights

I took time to fit the reverse light and fog light using the GD supplied stainless stand-offs.  At this moment in time, I am thinking to keep these on permanently since I know some people prefer them off.  I'll see what happens.

The body was drilled and long stainless set screws were used to mount the lights to the car.

I then finished off the wiring for all the rear lights using 5-way super seal connectors.


Saturday, 2 June 2018

Shetland Classic Motor Show 2018

Since my car was looking so good, although not quite finished, I decided to put her to the local car show in Lerwick - Shetland Classic Motor Show.  I put her in the trailer, strapped her down and headed to the show.  I received very positive feedback from those I spoke to which is a reflection of GD's build quality.  Some photos of the very successful show can be found on Gordon Siegel's Facebook page here.

The car show is every 2 years and so hope to drive her there next time!





Thursday, 31 May 2018

First Time Outside!

My tyres arrived - Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/40/18 (Front) & 275/40/18 (Rear).  Chris came to the garage with his mobile unit, and fitted them for me.  Since it was a fine night, we rolled her out of the garage for her first true appearance.  She looks good!





Saturday, 26 May 2018

Brakes!

GD supply AP Racing front discs and callipers as an upgrade.  They are 330mm x 28mm grooved discs and 4-pot aluminium callipers.  I assembled the disc to the bell using the bolt kit and fitted the callipers to the supplied aluminium blocks.  The stainless flexible hoses were also connected and fitted to the wishbones using stainless P-Clips.



Saturday, 12 May 2018

Windscreen Vents

GD supply fishtail windscreen vents which I found were quite big and used up a lot of space in behind the dash.  I decided to manufacture my own to minimise space taken up.

I made a cardboard template and passed this to a friend who converted it into stainless steel.  By using this design means the hoses are well out of the way and allows plenty of room for the wiring and possible glovebox.  I polished the stainless escutcheons before bolting them to these vents using polished button head set screws.



Friday, 4 May 2018

Oil Catch Cans

I have been thinking about engine breathers and what to do with them.  I believe sometimes the N/S rear one is just blocked off, but I felt I wanted something different.  Scouring the internet and forums, I found some diagrams on LStech forums which I thought looked good and made sense.  There is a clean side and a dirty side, and people use catch cans to filter the vent to make sure oil doesn't pass back in through the intake.

I looked and bought 2x Racetronix catch cans which have a sight glass in them so you can see if / when they fill up.  I bought a double bracket too, but still undecided exactly where to mount them.

I bought hose and connections to suit and will update the blog once installed.





Monday, 16 April 2018

Throttle Pedal Wiring

Because the electronic throttle unit is on the opposite side of the bulkhead in the drivers footwell, I needed a way to get the cable and plug through without leaving a big hole.

I decided to design a piece that would allow this.  Basically I worked out what minimum size of hole I needed for the plug and then worked from there.  The cable itself, within the flexible conduit, could fit through a standard 20mm grommet.  This meant I could create a piece from aluminium to cover the hole up once the connector had passed through.  Again, I used Solidworks to design and a local company Ocean Kinetics to mill it for me.  I polished it on the polisher before passing the wire through it and fitting to the bulkhead with M5 button head set screws.  I had to dis-assemble the connector to get it through.