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be a hopeless understatement. If the kit car industry has a
prime time of the year, boy, are we in the middle of it.
In the run up to the recent Stoneleigh Show, I found myself
editing John Dicken’s fab new book on electrics and also
making sure he said the right things while helping to oversee a
brand new DVD we’re involved with, dealing with fibreglass.
Then there was Stoneleigh, then our very own CKC/Omex Track
Day. Features Ed Wilkins hasn’t been dawdling either, involved in
all these and also acting as team manager for a pair of cars
entered in the Guild of Motor Endurance 6-hour event recently.
Looking forward, we are rapidly approaching the Goodwood
Festival Of Speed, where we have a large stand and try to
spread the kit car word to a new audience. Wilkins is then
straight off to the Le Mans Classic the weekend after and...
well it makes me dizzy just trying to keep up.
And what’s pleasing is that it’s not just us busy.
Features Ed Wilkins has called several
of the industry’s key players and
found that many are dealing with
order books that are in rude health.
I’m not going to pretend it’s all
roses out there, but our quick poll
is good news that reflects the
level of renewed enthusiasm
we are witnessing when we
meet you at shows.
Right, must dash!
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Tiger Avon for five years. Kit car
journo for nine years.
CV – Has run a kit car as his only
car since 1980! Designed unique
fibreglass chassis and suspension
for his GTM Coupé. Very clever!
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CV – Studied car and product
design and has worked as a design
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TYPHOON VALDRIS
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here’s a KTM X-Bow lookalike! p16
STONELEIGH SHOW REVIEW
Pics galore from the biggest kit car show
on the planet. p26
LEGEND DRIVEN
Wilkins has driven GKD’s BMW based
Legend and by all accounts it’s good. p48
BUILDING AN NG – TECH
A masterclass in how to build a really
meticulous traditional tourer. p60
WR4
This caged one-off looks utterly stunning
now it’s complete! p88
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8 NEWS
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14 LETTERS
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16 TYPHOON VALDRIS
We preview Typhoon’s edgy Mondeo-based X-Bow replica.
22 WALL OF FAME
More readers’ cars spotlighted. Yours may be here if you sent us some pics!
26 STONELEIGH SHOW
We were at Stoneleigh armed with our cameras. Here’s what we saw.
32 THIS LIFE
The latest goings-on in the world of kit cars. Let us know what you’re up to!
36 EVENTS DIARY
Our Events Diary is updated monthly to keep you in the know.
38 CKC/OMEX TRACK DAY
Our track day at Llandow was a great day out. Here are the highlights.
41 COMPETITION
Your chance to win a snazzy on-board tyre pressure monitor. Gadget-tastic!
42 CALIFORNIA DREAMING
Ted Ashton tells the story of his American kit car builds.
48 GKD LEGEND
CKC gets an exclusive first drive of the BMW based GKD Legend.
88 WR4
Incredible one-off WR4 shows a different interpretation of the exo theme.
94 CLASSIFIEDS
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98 30 DAYS
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It’s named after a sword and draws its inspiration from a
crossbow. Is the Typhoon Valdris the new weapon of
choice? Adam Wilkins gets an exclusive preview.
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FIRST DRIVE GKD Legend
IT’S AN ODD colour scheme, isn’t it? GKD’s
latest Legend demonstrator has been on
the show circuit since the Exeter show
last November and quickly acquired the
nickname “the one in the funny colours.”
It’s not catchy, but it does at least mean
that everyone knows which sevenesque
roadster you’re talking about.
Actually, there is a logic behind GKD’s
decision to paint its demonstrator
turquoise, purple and red. Those are the
colours that signify BMW’s M division. On
GKD’s Legend may look familiar, but it hides a secret – it’s
sevenesque roadster to adopt modern BMW donor
components. Adam Wilkins drove it to see how it stacks up
against more familiar Ford based offerings.
the Legend, it highlights that the car is
based on the 3-series. Since this is the
first sevenesque roadster to use a single
BMW donor, it’s little wonder that GKD
wants to shout loudly about it and there’s
no doubting that this colour scheme is
loud! Perhaps the nickname should have
been “the BMW based one.”
If you don’t allow yourself be distracted
by the colour, and the Legend appears to
be a good looking car (a quality that was
more obviously apparent with the first
white demonstrator). The proportions and
detailing comply strictly with convention,
but the lack of bravery in the styling has
resulted in an appealing shape. The only
detractor is the position of the headlights.
They were raised for the IVA test to allow
the indicators to comply with the regs. I’d
rather see lower slung headlights and the
indicators relocated to the nose.
Otherwise, the car is pretty much as we
described back in our July 2009 issue;
this time, we’re back for an exclusive first
Colour scheme
echoes those of BMW’s
M division. First
demonstrator made the
point more subtly with
stripes.
We’re first to drive
the BMW based Legend.
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JULY 2010
A PRETTY LITTLE Reliant based Liege is always a charming sight, and this one is owned by Paul Wheatley who completed the build in 2002. It’s his second kit car, having previously built a Dutton.
Together with another Liege owner, Paul entered the Guild of Motor Endurance 6-hour event at Mallory Park a couple of years ago and, despite a gearbox failure, the team finished fifth overall. They were the highest rated of the kit car teams. The conditions were monsoon-like and Paul’s co-driver was his son who, at the time, had never driven a rear-wheel-drive car. He was very quickly on the pace to contribute to the overall finishing position.
Although the Liege is now officially out of production, some customers have
JUST LOOKING AT this ageing Sylva Striker tells you that it has stories to tell. It was built by Paul Boyd in 1989 and
immediately pressed into service as a race car. Later on, it was converted to a road car and, in 1999, Paul and co-owner Charles Stirling took it on the first Guild of Motor Endurance trial. It has now taken part in eight endurance events, which
RON MERCER HAS owned his Westfield ZEi for about a year – and it’s a very rare sight in the UK. It was put together in 1995 and, like all ZEis, it was factory built. It was a one-owner car with 22,000 miles on the clock and, since Ron bought it, he has swapped the full windscreen for classic aeroscreens. He has also invested in a set of Toyo R888 semi slicks for track day use. The most striking feature of early ZEis is the unusual front wings. They’re like a mix of clamshell wings and the fuller style ones you’d see on a traditional roadster. These were fitted to keep the front wheels
within the bodywork to comply with contemporary European regulations. Around 250 ZEi models were built, most of them going to mainland Europe. It was introduced in 1992 with a Ford Zetec engine (which continued to 2000).
Rare Westy ZEi
Old Campaigner
Two-Tone Sabre
Little Liege
WE CAUGHT UP
with Matt Robson
at the recent
CKC/Omex track
day at Llandow
(see page 38 for
the event review).
His track
prepared Sylva
caught our eye
with its Gulf livery and
purposeful roll cage, both of which give the pretty Phoenix an aggressive edge.
Under the bonnet is a slightly
unusual choice in the form of a Suzuki GSXR1100 engine, which Matt
describes slightly dismissively as an “old bike engine.” Old or not, it
sounded great out on track! Llandow was Matt’s second track day.
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have contributed to its 50,000 miles. “We abuse it and don’t really maintain it, but it just keeps coming back and asking for more,” says Paul.
It looks that way, too, with a
fantiastically unkempt patina. There are few (if any) body panels that don’t have some form of damage or makeshift repair. The whole character is dictated by function. Those ammunition boxes mounted on the side, for instance, are vital for carrying supplies.
DAVID WILKS BOUGHT his Royale Sabre when the project was owned by Vintage Motor Company and took delivery just before the company went out of business.
DAN COLLINS BOUGHT his rare Tiger Super Six SSI from its previous owner in Northern Ireland and drove it all the way back to his Kent home. Since then, he’s rebuilt it when changing an alternator bracket turned into the removal of almost everything! It currently runs a 2-litre Ford Zetec engine with twin 45s, Megajolt and a Type 9 gearbox. Novel parts include the trimming of the transmission tunnel – it’s a 6in drainpipe covered in leathercloth. Elsewhere, 99p drink containers have been employed as catch tanks while the exhaust bracket is a modified stabiliser from Dan’s daughter’s bicycle! “There’s now not much I’ve not had apart, although the suspension is next on the list I think,” he says.
Irish Whiskers
Overlapping that
production span
were the more
powerful
Cosworth and
Rover V8 engined
versions (1994 to
1998 and 1995
to 2003
respectively).
trimmed down) requiring particular care. The car is based on a Ford Granada using its V6 engine and automatic gearbox.
Despite that set-back, he
made a terrific job of
assembling the car and
completed it in 2008. It’s his
second bite of the kit car
cherry having previously
assembled a Robin Hood
Series 3A.
The car looks great in its
two-tone colour scheme of
Rover blue and Toyota silver.
It was fitting the bodywork
that took most of the time
during the six or seven year
build, the centre hinged
aluminium bonnet (which
was supplied over size to be
Inside, the interior has obviously been altered over the years to suit whatever job has been thrown at the car. We particularly like the double gearknob. It was a mock- up that was added when the gearbox was changed. The idea was to take
measurements and make a new gearlever. The temporary item has now been in place for four years! Elsewhere, the triple silencer is necessary to keep the noise down on long trips. It has a Mazda rotary engine, which has been in since it was built for racing all those years ago.
This car is the antithesis of a concourse creation, and we love it!
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READER’S CAR James Warner’s WR4
WE’RE GETTING USED to these
caged/exoskeletal cars these days.
They’re a welcome addition to the kit car
scene, ushering in a new sub-genre in the
same way that bike-engined kit cars really
took off a decade ago.
But there are facts about the car you
see here that are worth highlighting. For
starters, the builder, James Warner, has
not simply gone out and bought a kit from
an established manufacturer – instead he
has sat down and designed and built the
WR4 at home, as a one-off. Next, he built
it in a single garage with no light or power,
having to run an extension cable from his
house – Nothing that heroic about that,
you might think, but James didn’t need
electricity just to power a drill, but rather
to fabricate and weld the complete
chassis, create a car and then spray the
chassis... all in a single garage. That’s a
good effort. And finally I want you to
remember one other vital fact about
James’ creation. His car is not a replica
and hasn’t been inspired by any other kit
car. When he began designing the WR4
on his computer, there wasn’t a single
company within the scene offering
anything of this type (Neither SDR or MEV
were on the market). Only the Arial Atom
was available, and although the exposed
chassis rails may have been an
inspiration, James’ WR4 is certainly no
replica.
So when James pushes the car out of
the garage and I watch him drive it to the
photo location, where we spend the next
Last month we followed the build of James Warner’s one-off
caged car. This month we’ve been to see the finished
article and are hoping it won’t remain a one-off for long...
The editor reports.
how small the WR4 is... it really is tiny,
with a chunky wheel out at each corner.
But this flyweight reality (it’s just 350kgs)
and diminutive size are perfectly
countered by the car’s semi-matt black
finish and large diameter chassis rails
which give it an urban, almost military
toughness. You’d never describe it as
dinky, dainty or toy-like. There’s a real
sense of purpose, almost menace here.
And of course everything is exposed.
The small ‘bonnet’ is the panel on the car
(with the exception of the Carbon Mods
cycle wings), with nothing over the engine
and the sides completely bare. Up front,
few hours examining it in detail, it seems
all the more amazing that I suspect this
could be the best looking and purest
caged car I’ve come across.
I love the almost complete lack of
bodywork, but more importantly I’m
hugely impressed by the beautiful curves
of the main chassis rails, the robust
diameter of the triangulating chassis
tubes, and the business-like but
aesthetically pleasing construction. I
suspect even James would admit that his
welding isn’t the tidiest on the planet, but
the finished article is a joy.
Seen in the flesh, I’m surprised by just
that means the floor-mounted pedals are
wonderfully exposed, as is the battery,
with its kill switch just beside. The dash is
as minimal as you’d expect, and the ETB
Digidash is the perfect self-contained unit
for this kind of car.
The challenge for a skeletal car such
as this is that not only the bits that you
might like to show off are visible, but also
the bits you would more normally be
happy to conceal. Wiring isn’t particularly
a feature I’d describe as attractive, nor is
a steering column or rack. So the level of
finish on these components also needs to
be considered. James’ car has an
PART02
James Warner with
his one-off WR4.
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60 NG BUILD – PART ONE
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66 OUR CARS
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workshop
Chris Humphrey’s bought his kit car just as the company was
sold and went through a period of great uncertainty. But that
didn’t stop him enjoying the build process and assembling a
car with meticulous detailing.
CHRIS HUMPHREYS WAS in no rush
when he began his first kit car build
in 2001. Indeed, it had taken him
some time to work up to actually
taking the plunge and placing an
order. He’d first seen an NG TF
advert in a copy of Practical
Motorist in 1995. He obviously liked
the look of it, but a highly stressed
job in teaching meant he didn’t
think he could contemplate such a
major project.
But when a change in job in
1999 saw him move from a state
school into the private sector it was
like night and day. Of course there
was still stress, but he suddenly
began to enjoy teaching again, and
felt inspired to take on a holiday
project that previously he couldn’t
have coped with. A visit to NG’s
Epsom workshops beckoned.
Owned at the time by John
Hoyle, NG outsourced the kit
fabrication and had a neat unit
where kits were made ready for
dispatch and a demonstrator was
always on hand. “Even then I was
thinking ‘how am I going to get my
wife to go along with this?’”
remembers Chris. A passenger
ride for him demonstrated that the
ride was better than he expected,
and the quality of the end product
was superb.
And then it was the turn of his
wife, Lesley, to ride shotgun. “She
came back with a big grin on her
Front suspension is completely standard MG
specification, with the exception of an upgraded Spax
damper.
Rubber chassis tape glued in place to isolate and protect
the chassis from the bodywork. It’s important to have this
isolating layer between the two surfaces.
When was the last time we featured a kit car with leaf
springs and a solid rear axle? Don’t discount either. They
work absolutely perfectly for this application.
Pin drive conversion bolted onto original studs for steel
wheels. Rear axle location also improved with addition of a
Panhard rod.
Body panels supplied in white primer gelcoat finish.
Collected directly from the laminators after IGI went into
liquidation and before new owners buy the NG rights.
Chris’ son Matt tries out the NG for size. Main tub set the
datum point for all the other panels around it. Alignment was
very time consuming.
Engine and gearbox arrive from MGB Hive and can be
dropped into place with a hoist. Access couldn’t be easier.
Twin SU carbs, left one as it arrived, right one cleaned and
serviced.
Rolling chassis largely complete. Steering in place, but no
plumbing installed at this stage.
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All the front suspension components from the donor are
now painted and ready for refitting in the NG chassis. Parts
replaced where necessary, but rebuilt to standard spec.
Chassis supplied by interim NG manufacturer, IGI. It’s a
basic but well designed ladderframe design that works well. It
came powdercoated as per Chris’ instructions.
Front subframe one of the first items to go on.
Chris spent some time and effort preparing the garage
before the project began. Painting the floor not only looks good,
but greatly reduces dust.
A pile of old MGB donor components from MGB Hive.
Engine, gearbox and back axle not present as they were
rebuilt by MGB Hive. Rest of it looks a mess!
Front subframe is retained. Stripping it down showed
Chris how the MG suspension went together. Everything was
carefully rubbed down and painted with Hammerite.
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face, and she just assumed that I
was going to do it!”
Chris didn’t really look at any
other traditional kits on the
market. Two factors weighed
heavily in favour of the NG. “To
me the NG TF looked like a real
car,” he continues, “and lots of
people have said that to me since
then. It was down to the
genuineness of the design. The
other factor was the whole MGB
scenario. I wasn’t that keen on
Fords, but I did work on a lot of
BL and Leyland cars when I was
younger and so I was very familiar
with the A and B-series engines.”
He could, however, have
possibly opted for NG Cars’ other
model, the muscular TF? “I didn’t
really consider it. I thought the
1800cc B-series would be perfectly
fine for me. I wanted the look of the
car – I didn’t want to go racing in it.
I wanted to enjoy just driving it
around.”
Chris had already joined the
NG Owners’ Club and gone along
to some club events. He liked
what he saw, both in the
friendliness of those involved and
the quality of completed cars. The
project was on.
Finding the donor bits was the
first job and Chris didn’t fancy
buying and stripping an old MGB.
Instead he headed to one of the
many MG specialists, MGB Hive,
and they put together a complete
donor package, including the V5
from the original car. Under
advice from NG, he opted for a
later steel wheeled MGB – the
slightly wider rear axle, along with
hub converters, would then place
the final wire wheels perfectly in
the arches.
Chris also entrusted MGB Hive
with reconditioning the engine,
gearbox and back axle, but it still left
a lot of refurbishment on the other
bits. “They gave me lots of rusty
pieces, and I thought ‘my goodness,
what have I started’.”
Stripping down the front
subframe showed him how most
components would go back
together again (potentially a
problem on a pre-stripped donor
pack, where you don’t know where
things went previously). And he
replaced any service parts and
thoroughly cleaned and repainted
everything else. Apart from some
Spax dampers, just about
everything was refurbished to
standard MG specification.
But almost immediately he’d
begun the project, he was also on
the back foot. Having placed a
deposit on a chassis kit, soon after
he was informed that the company
had been sold to new owner, Image
Group International. With a
company name that immediately
rings alarm bells, the new operation
was run by three directors with
admirable intentions, and despite
the initial worry of the ownership
change, the powder-coated chassis
arrived on time.
It soon becomes apparent as
Chris chats through the build
process, there was no timeframe
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MGB donor package and parts:
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MGB parts: Moss. W: www.moss-
europe.co.uk
Paintwork: Silvercross Motors, New
Barnet. T: 0208 449708.
Fasteners: Namrick.
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Wiring bits: Vehicle Wiring Products.
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General: Europa Spares.
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Chris tries the NG for size. Within three days it will be back to a bare chassis!
While Tifosi may manufacture its Rana Frogeye replica, the company also
offers an ever expanding range of kit car products. Latest of these is a pre
stitched vinyl trim panel. The really clever part about this is that it comes
with piping and a fluted lower section. Why? Because it can then be used to
trim a door panel or perhaps a
side panel of a typical
sevenesque kit car and
instantly give a professional
finish. The universal trim
panel is sold as a pair, with
an additional meter of
matching vinyl to allow the
builder to also trim other
areas in the same
material. What a fab idea.
TIFOSI UNIVERSAL TRIM PANEL
PRICE: £80 per pair or four for £140
AVAILABLE FROM: Tifosi. T: 01769 520706. E: tifosi@homecall.co.uk
W: www.tifosi-devon.co.uk
Tiny Side Indicators
Very natty new side repeaters spotted on the SVC stand at the recent
Stoneleigh kit car show. Not only are they tiny, which in itself is quite unusual,
but they are small enough to be mounted on the side of a headlamp bowl.
This can be extremely useful
in order to meet the current
field of visability
requirements IVA. With a
rubber mount, all you need
to do is drill the hole and fix
the tiny repeaters in place.
We like that!
There are an extraordinary number of products out there relevant to any kit car builder,
if you know where to find them. Here are a few we’ve found this month.
Go Back In Time
ME AND MY CAR RETRO CLOCK
PRICE: £35
AVAILABLE FROM: Me And My Car. T: 01865
883061.
W: www.meandmycar.co.uk
This is an easy solution to
installing a clock for your
car. This retro style item
from meandmycar.co.uk
can either be mounted
on the dash or in an
enclosure. It’s battery
powered, so there’s no
wiring to worry about and
we think it looks pretty cool.
It’s 5.5cms in diameter and
just 0.9cm in depth.
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PRICE: £*** plus VAT
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PRICE: £188 including VAT (less a 10% limited period discount for CKC readers)
AVAILABLE FROM: Digital Speedos. T: 0796 7676703.
W: www.digitalspeedos.co.uk
UK importer Digital Speedos offers a terrific range of
Koso dash units, and the DB02r is the latest to come
in. It features a seperate multi function speedo and
the rpmgauge, with the following features. The
220mph speedo is switchable frommph to kph. The rpm
gauge can be set for three different ranges to suit different
engine installations... 10k, 15k and 20k. The unit also includes two temperaure
gauges (for instance, for oil and water), both with programmable warning lights
built into them, a volt meter, fuel gauge, two trips, total mileage and a three colour
shift light.
A separate warning light housing can be clipped around the main unit and
has the facility to run eight warning lights, with a large range of legends and
colours to choose from, in order to comply with current IVA requirements.
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With nothing on which to mount an interior door panel, Emlyn had to make his own framework.
Plywood door panel fits well. Once trimmed it will be perfect.
Second attempt at a dashboard has been much more successful. Pod behind steering
wheel brings gauges away from dash vents behind.
Tidy wiring and the use of multiplugs
should make life easier if it ever needs to
come out again. Finished article looks very
tidy indeed.
Good progress has been made over
the last couple of months, although
expensive. A set of instruments was
bought from ETB; they gave a good
price and were delivered in just over
two weeks. A deposit was paid to
Vehicle Interiors for the seats, which
will be in blue vinyl with yellow piping.
They weren’t cheap, but having had a
good look at seats from various
makers, I felt they were of good
enough quality to justify the extra.
I picked up some matching vinyl
from their stand at Stoneleigh to start
the cockpit trimming. As usual,
Stoneleigh was a good show,
although blooming cold! It was nice to
chat to Ian on the CKC stand.
A lot of time was spent trying to
figure out how to attach the trim to
the doors. I eventually sorted it by
bonding glassfibre strips to the inside
of the doors and attaching angled
alloy to them. The fibreboard
doorcards were then fixed using
speedclips and stainless steel screws.
The fibreboard was sealed with PVA
before fixing. They were eventually
covered with 3mm foam and the
vinyl. Door pulls were made up using
some old cycle brake inner cables
which I had lying around, they seem
to work OK.
I have also spent a lot of time on
the dash. I decided to have the
ancillary gauges directly in front of
the driver (there was not enough
height for the larger gauges).
Thinking ahead, I realised the backs
of gauges were likely to foul any
demister vents behind, so I would
have to bring them away from the
dash. To overcome this, I made up a
plywood pod to move them a couple
of inches outwards.
This pod was fitted to my Mk2
When I left this last time, we had
the car sitting on the ground with
the engine fitted.
To recap we’ve got the first stage
of the aluminium panelling finished
in powdercoat and fitted to the car.
CKC’s Running Reporters have been hard
at work building their kit cars. It doesn’t
get more real than this!
These are the very fancy AT Power spindless throttle bodies that Richard is using on
the Duratec engine he’s fitted in the J15. They will be controlled by a Typhoon ECU.
You can see how tight it is under the rear deck. This is the original Duratec cam cover.
Fancy Raceline items comes in a sexy crinkle finish! If Richard’s J15 goes as well as
it looks, he’s going to have a very fast car.
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There will be some more to do to
close the ends of the pods, but
that can come later in the build.
Suspension, brakes, hubs,
wheels are fitted and we’ve also
now got the flexi hoses fitted and
the brakes bled. I’ve gone away
from a remote brake reservoir and
have fitted some new Wilwood
integral ones. They’ll just about fit
under the front bodywork.
The car is pretty much fully
plumbed now... water, fuel, brakes
and clutch are done but I’ve still
got to solve a clutch slave feed
hose issue. The Ford slave cylinder
is usually fed by a plastic pipe, but
the pipe running up the chassis is
metal! I’ll have to think of a
solution to join the two.
Pedals are fitted, as is the
steering column, and the gear
change works a treat. We’ve
started to fit the fibreglass, well at
least started to cut it out to fit, and
that’s been a really anxious
experience!
To move on, the last month or so
has been really expensive. Due to
the limited space available with the
Duratec engine, I decided at the
planning stage I
was going the
throttle body route.
The big decision
has been which
ones to get.
After much
deliberation I’ve
gone for a set of AT
Power spindleless
bodies and coupled
this to a Specialist
Components
Typhoon ECU. John Goddard at AT
has been great and helped me to
get the right set-up for the car. The
bodies are fantastic, fit superbly,
and look almost too good to put on
the car!
Finally I asked the question last
Reporter: Richard Claydon
Project: Sylva J15
Age: 44
Occupation: Senior operational fire officer
Project start: June 2009
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month if the rear body would fit
over the relatively high Duratec
cam cover. Short answer is no! But
there is a silver lining! It meant I
had to go out and buy another sexy
bit of kit – this Raceline crinkle
finish cam cover!
dash design; I decided to extend the
ends of the dash to meet up with the
sill tops. A second pod was then
made, as the instruments were
previously too close together (a good
thing that I had a plentiful supply of
plywood).
Not having a comprehensive build
manual and left to your own devices,
you have to experiment and be
prepared to make and remake
various items.
The dash was covered in foam and
vinyl (very fiddly), the instruments
fitted and then wired up using block
connectors to make removal easier.
There is still a lot of work to be done
in the cockpit area, but I feel it is at
last taking shape.
I am now starting to think about
applying for IVA, but deciding on a
completion date is not easy at the
moment as my weekends are full
with hillclimb marshalling. By the
time you read this we will have
celebrated 50 years of Loton Park
with a ‘Party in the Park’ on the 23rd
May. Lots of classic and racing cars
on show and trips up the hill in
various cars including an Ultima
(must get a ride in that).
I also spend a lot of time long
distance walking – I have 42 mile
walk across Wales lined up on the
19th June in aid of Leukaemia
Research, so wish me luck for that.
CKC Technical Editor John Dickens tests
out a new mould making kit available
from Carbon Mods. Next month he
creates the carbon panel itself.
Carbon Mods’ Carbon
Fibre Laminating Kit
In the last issue I tested the Carbon
Mods’ Mould Making Kit by using it
to produce a mould for a small trim
panel for my motorcycle. The
interesting feature of the kit was the
use of a fibrous epoxy putty to form
the main structure of the mould,
rather than the more usual resin and
glassfibre matting.
This month I intend to use the
mould, along with another Carbon
Mods kit, its Carbon Fibre
Laminating Starter Kit, to produce
the replica trim panel in epoxy
reinforced carbon fibre.
Carbon Mods, based in Stoke on
Trent, produces carbon fibre panels
for popular kit cars and also sells the
materials used in their production,
but the company has also now put
together a number of kits containing
small quantities of materials at a
reasonable cost.
Its Carbon Fibre Laminating Starter
Kit (CMCFLK300) is priced at £39.95
and contains...
330g Laminating epoxy resin
166g Epoxy hardener
0.3m2 2/2 twill weave carbon
fibre fabric
0.3m2 woven glass fibre fabric
35ml PVA Mould Release Agent
2 Brushes
Gloves are needed when working with the epoxy resin. The viscous epoxy resin is weighed out as accurately as
possible.
The thinner hardener is also weighed out accurately. The
ratio is 2:1, resin to hardener.
Careful heating will thin out the resin and allow the trapped
air bubbles to escape.
Squeezing excess resin out of the brush will reduce the
amount of acetone needed.
Rinse the brush in 40 – 50 ml of acetone.
Thorough mixing is essential to avoid setting problems. The cloudy appearance is due to tiny air bubbles in the mix. A thin even coating of resin is painted into the mould.
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I prefer the paint pad or ‘sponge on a stick’ for applying PVA. A thin even coating covering the whole surface is ideal. The PVA needs to be fully dry before the next stage.
The epoxy putty mould ready for use. The contents of the Carbon Mods kit. PVA release agent is recommended and supplied in the kit.
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2 Mixing cups
2 Mixing sticks
4 Latex gloves
It is designed to allow
experimentation with carbon/epoxy at
a reasonable cost, to repair or
reinforce an existing carbon fibre
component or to produce one or two
small items.
Once again, no instructions are
provided with the kit. The label
inside the lid supplies the web
address of a downloadable PDF file
of instructions which prints out as
seven sides of A4 paper. As with the
previous kit, the instructions are
very detailed and also provide
explanations of the processes
involved and tips for best results.
There is also a section which
realistically assesses the results
possible with the kit. On the Carbon
Mods website there is a video clip
which shows the kit in use, so
providing you have web access
there is no shortage of available
information.
RELEASE AGENT
As with any laminating process, the
first step is the application of a release
agent to the mould so that the
finished article can be removed from
the mould once it has cured. Un-
thickened epoxy resin tends to pool or
’fish-eye’ on waxed surfaces, so PVA
release agent alone is recommended
and provided in the kit.
The PVA medium can be applied
with a brush, a lint free cloth as
recommended in the kit or, as I
prefer, a sponge. I actually use a
sponge paint pad originally designed
for use with water based paints.
Ideally what is needed is a thin
even film of PVA completely covering
the entire surface of mould. The blue
colour of the PVA is added to help
you achieve this. Take care with the
application of the PVA. Any untreated
area, no matter how small, will stick
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tightly to the epoxy laminating resin,
preventing a clean release.
The PVA should be allowed to dry
fully. This will take 20-30 minutes at
room temperature.
SURFACE COAT
The next step is to apply the epoxy
resin surface coat which will form
the outer glossy surface of the
finished laminate. In normal GRP
lamination this would be the
gelcoat, a specially thickened
polyester resin.
Unfortunately the thickening
agents used for epoxies tend to turn
the resin opaque, so if we need a
transparent finish we have to use
the resin without thickener.
The instructions give no guidance
on coverage, so I made a
guesstimate based on previous
experience. The mix ratio of resin to
hardener is 2:1 and needs to be
your finger or glove.
FABRIC
REINFORCEMENT
The carbon fabric must be cut to
size. If the shape is simple the size
can be estimated, but for complex
shapes it may be better to make a
template before you start the job.
Allow for an overlap of 20-30mm
all around the mould. Never lay the
fabric on a dirty or dusty surface. Any
specks of dirt on the fabric will be
visible through the clear surface
resin. Decide how many layers of
fabric you will use. Due to the open
nature of the woven fabric, a single
layer of carbon fibre will allow light
through it and will be semi-
transparent. A second layer is
normally needed to prevent this. I
decided to use two layers of carbon
fabric and one layer of woven
glassfibre cloth to add support.
rapidly, so pooling is more likely. Be
ready to brush away any areas of
excess resin. Do not overheat the resin
as this can cause it to set unevenly.
When you are happy with the
surface coat, set the mould aside and
allow the resin to start to harden. This
can take from 1½ to 4 hours
depending on the temperature of the
room.
If you intend to clean the brush
start by squeezing out any excess
resin. The remaining resin can be
dissolved away using Acetone as long
as it has not fully set. Three rinses will
usually remove all traces of the resin.
Most nail varnish removers are
acetone based, so they will do the job
too.
Keep checking the resin surface
coat. The correct texture is important
if the next layers are to bond properly.
The surface should be firm but still
sticky. No resin should come off on
weighed out quite accurately. I
weighed out 30g of resin and 15g of
hardener to give a total of 45g of
epoxy. This turned out to be far more
than was needed to cover the
0.12m2 mould surface.
The two components must be
mixed thoroughly, taking care to
scrape the resin from the sides of the
container too. There is no rush here
so take your time.
When I was happy with the mixing
process, I painted a thin even
continuous coat of the resin onto the
prepared mould surface. If the resin
is applied too heavily it will pool in
any low points and will have a milky
or cloudy appearance when it sets.
The resin is quite viscous and is
likely to have tiny air bubbles trapped
in it. Using a hairdryer to heat the
resin filmwill reduce its viscosity,
allowing the bubbles to escape, but it
will also allow the resin to flow more
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IT’S AN ODD colour scheme, isn’t it? GKD’s
latest Legend demonstrator has been on
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last November and quickly acquired the
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the Legend, it highlights that the car is
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least some basic instructions
supplied as part of the kit.
Information about recommended
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coverage and quantities
would also be helpful.
The kit is obviously
capable of producing
good results and is
reasonably priced at
£39.95.
Next time I use epoxy
resins I will certainly have
a greater appreciation of
the different techniques
involved compared with
GRP/polyester
composites.
The brush is squeezed dry to allow it to absorb more
surface resin.
After a final check the laminate is set aside to cure. The trim panel came out of the mould easily. The blue
colour of the PVA is still visible.
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The panel has been trimmed and washed. The gloss finish is straight from the mould.
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READER’S CAR James Warner’s WR4
WE’RE GETTING USED to these
caged/exoskeletal cars these days.
They’re a welcome addition to the kit car
scene, ushering in a new sub-genre in the
same way that bike-engined kit cars really
took off a decade ago.
But there are facts about the car you
see here that are worth highlighting. For
starters, the builder, James Warner, has
not simply gone out and bought a kit from
an established manufacturer – instead he
has sat down and designed and built the
WR4 at home, as a one-off. Next, he built
it in a single garage with no light or power,
having to run an extension cable from his
house – nothing heroic about that, you
might think, but James didn’t need
electricity just to power a drill, but rather
to fabricate and weld the complete
chassis, create a car and then spray the
chassis... all in a single garage. That’s a
good effort. And finally I want you to
remember one other vital fact about
James’ creation. His car is not a replica
and hasn’t been inspired by any other kit
car. When he began designing the WR4
on his computer, there wasn’t a single
company within the scene offering
anything of this type (neither SDR nor
MEV were on the market). Only the Arial
Atom was available, and although the
exposed chassis rails may have been an
inspiration, James’ WR4 is certainly no
replica.
So when James pushes the car out of
the garage and I watch him drive it to the
photo location, where we spend the next
Last month we followed the build of James Warner’s one-off
caged car. This month we’ve been to see the finished
article and are hoping it won’t remain a one-off for long...
The editor reports.
PART02
James Warner with
his one-off WR4.
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how small the WR4 is... it really is tiny,
with a chunky wheel out at each corner.
But this flyweight reality (James claims
just 350kgs) and diminutive size are
perfectly countered by the car’s semi-matt
black finish and large diameter chassis
rails which give it an urban, almost military
toughness. You’d never describe it as
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And of course everything is exposed.
The small ‘bonnet’ is the only panel on
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engine and the sides completely bare. Up
few hours examining it in detail, it seems
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one of the best looking and purest caged
car I’ve come across.
I love the almost complete lack of
bodywork, but more importantly I’m hugely
impressed by the beautiful curves of the
main chassis rails, the robust diameter of
the triangulating chassis tubes, and the
business-like but aesthetically pleasing
construction. However, I suspect even
James would admit that his welding isn’t
the tidiest on the planet, but the finished
article is ensorcelling.
Seen in the flesh, I’m surprised by just
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a steering column or rack. So the level of
finish on these components also needs to
be considered. James’ car has an
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powdercoated, brakes, fuel tank, 2-litre
Zetec, 5-speed, diff, driveshafts, bits, £4750
spent, best offer over £1850. T: Matt –
07883 296502 (Gloucestershire).
RON CHAMPION LOCOST CHASSIS Very
well built as far as I can see. T: Huw – 07870
264391 or 01497 851645 (Herefordshire).
LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO Everything
there to finish eg glass, wheels, lights etc. All
hard work has been done, and done to a very
high standard. Move abroad forces sale,
£25,000. T: Melfyn – 07970 741239 (Wales).
DAX TOJEIRO V12 Rolling chassis built by
DJ Sportscars. Abandoned project since
owner died (1989) but kept garaged.
Auto/manual gearbox conversion, many other
parts. No reasonable offer refused. T: 01753
862184 (Berkshire).
ROBIN HOOD 2B Part built, approximately
95 per cent complete, 1600 overhauled Pinto
engine, electrics done, V5 available. Starts,
stops, steers. Needs finishing off, seats
installed, painting etc, £1850. T: 07774
166882 (Exeter).
FERRARI 360 REPLICA Unfinished project,
based on Mk3 MR2, 2004 car, 17,000 miles,
6-speed gearbox, red leather, fibreglass
panels, some parts plus car, £7500 ono.
T: 01751 473990 (North Yorkshire).
NG TA No time to build, one of the first NGs,
1.8 Marina donor, 1973. Body, chassis,
gearboxes, axles, needs interior, tyres, tank,
£1250. T: 020 7511 8510.
PARTS FOR SALE
TEAM DYNAMICS MOTORSPORT
WHEELS And tyres 195x45R15, two tyres
new, £300. T: 01566 86004 (eves) (Cornwall).
PAIR CORBEAU SEATS Recliners, blue and
black complete with runners etc, £250 the
pair. T: 01566 86004 (eves) (Cornwall)
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DUTTON MELOS CHASSIS With some
spares. Complete with trailer, suitable to build
track or hillclimb car, £300. T: 0191 512
1535 (Tyne and Wear).
FORD MUSTANG V8 Unused. 1999-type,
all-alloy V8 engine. 4.6-litre, big power. All
brand new with management system and
new 5-speed manual gearbox. £4000 ono.
Tel: 01737 222336.
ROVER 3.5 V8 Carbed, 4-speed auto
gearbox, good runner, £300. T: 01323
461581 or 07708 616856.
ROVER V8 ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION
Complete 3500cc ‘Federal’ EFI system. Early
low under-bonnet height model, £250. Photo
and details available rwpictures@hotmail.co.uk
or 01323 767687 (East Sussex).
ROVER V8 PARTS FOR SALE SD1 flywheel,
3M100 starter, oil-pump/filter base,
electronic distributor, crankshaft pulley. Also
gearchange extension and gearlever for LT77
gearbox. Also P6 points distributor. Photo and
details available rwpictures@hotmail.co.uk or
01323 767687 (East Sussex).
ROVER 3500 V8 EFI SPARES AFM (choice
of two ‘flapper’ air flow meters) set of eight
injectors, resistor pack. Photo and details
available rwpictures@hotmail.co.uk or 01323
767687 (East Sussex).
MALLORY DUAL POINT Distributor For
Rover V8. As new, £100. T: Andy on 07931
977721 (London).
FORD PINTO SUMP Modified fo Locost,
Westfield, MK, Robn Hood etc, good condition,
£85 ono. T: 0115 8409780 (Nottingham).
TWO ROVER V8 HEADS PLUS
MANIFOLDS Plus SU carburettors. MGB lined
brake shoes, asbestos free, £70 the lot. T:
01903 539521 (West Sussex).
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FORD TWIN DELLORTO CARBSWith inlet and
4-branch exhaust manifold, £200. Also Kent 4-
branch exhaust manifold, £30. Triumph Spitfire
chassis with suspension, Weller wheels, logbook,
£250. T: 01702 231319 or 07710 266882.
WANTED
ECU AND ENGINE WIRING LOOM For
2-litre Red Top engine fitted with distributor. And
Allegro steering lock and keys suitable for early
Westfield SE. T: 07752 881423 (Grampian).
WESTFIELD XI (ELEVEN) Prefer BRG if
possible with ‘old’ donor car registration.
Gregor Günther, Hohe Gasse 1, 37176 Nörten-
Hardenberg, Wolbrechtshausen, Germany.
MISCELLANEOUS
FOUNTAIN C100 TRAILER 6ft by 13ft,
winch, ramps, lockable box, wheel racks,
rachet straps, spare wheel, solid floor, gross
weight is 1500kg, fully galvanised, stored
under cover and Waxoyled, £1200 ono. T:
07766 795449 (Beverley).
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Vitesse 2-litre engine on Triumph chassis.
New hood, seats, respray, original
registration number (non-Q). Wire wheels,
luggage rack, taxed until 2009, MoT.
Reluctant sale, £1995 for quick sale or
would swap for a classic saloon.
T: 01323 738668.

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1600cc Zetec, convertible, only three owners
since built by Quantum Sports Cars in 2000.
New water pump, cambelt, starter motor,
two tyres, £2500 ovno. T: 01263 860984
(Norfolk).
X0910
SPARTAN TREKA
Fiesta 957cc, MoT May 2001, tax September
2010. Used daily, very good condition,
£1250. T: 07821 457428
(Northamptonshire).
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Engineer built, SVA September
2006, CKC Award at Capesthorne
2007, Marlin show car at
Donington 2007. Superb build,
immaculate condition, only 4000
miles, £9250. T: 01270 651042
(Cheshire).
MARLIN 5EXI 1.6
Raced since 2005, as seen in
CKC Race Diaries. Ready for 2010
season, full rollcage, plumbed-in
fire extinguisher, transponder,
Ford Pinto 2-litre, fast cam, twin
48DCOE carbs, Hi Spec brakes.
£5250 with engine or £4750
without. Trailer also available. T:
01795 520877 or 07515 899477
(Kent).
TIGER AVON RACE CAR
JBA FALCON SR
SVA 2003, Sierra-based kit, 2000cc Sapphire
petrol engine, 5 gears, only 1134 miles, Old
English Ivory, bodywork immaculate, MoT June
2009, tax December 2008, £7000. T: 01323
833904 (Eastbourne).
The original T-bar car, factory
built, bespoke engine, 158bhp,
7000 miles only. Dellorto 45s,
new adjustable shocks, recon
brakes, harnesses, battery
immobiliser, stunning car, £7995
ono. T: 01273 389333 (Brighton).
GINETTA G27

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£5001 to
£10,000
QUANTUM H4i
Engineer built to high standard. Low mileage
1600cc Zetec. Power steering, electric
windows, central locking, immobiliser, roll
bar, recent new tyres and exhaust, private
plate, sensibly priced, £2500. T: 01278
428939 or 07790350802 (Somerset).
X0710
VERANTI
2-litre Toyota MR2, blue metallic, alloy
wheels, built 2006. New discs, recently
services, MoT July, £3500 ono. T: 01476
566644 (Lincolnshire).
X0810
Absolutely Kit Cars
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3.5-litre V8, SVA and registered by owner
September 2005, only 1500 miles. Four-pot
Weber carb, high quality build, professional
paintwork, £6500 or sensible offer. T: 07968
314244 (Dorset).
X0810
LIGHTWEIGHT MK
900cc Fireblade, ali panels – not your plastic
fantastic! Paddleshift, Caterham carbon/Kevlar
race seat. 3in Sparco harness, removable
steering wheel, new R888s etc, £8750 ono.
T: 07702 325701.
SVA 1999, brand new 1.8-litre
Zetec with all Raceline bits.
Reconditioned gearbox and
new Cosworth LSD. Receipts
for £11,000 plus, will take
£7000. For more details see
http://photos.orange.co.uk/alb
um/5263120 T: 07973 135127
(Tackley).
GINETTA G27 IRS
TIGER SUPER SIX
Ford Zetec 2-litre, twin DCOE, lightened flywheel,
professionally tuned, Spax shocks. 1100 miles,
taxed and MoT’d to June 2009. Very quick and
fun, endless upgrade possibilities, £5995
reduced. T: 07825 389233 (Birmingham).
TIGER SUPERCAT
2003, 5300 miles, non-Q, 2-litre Pinto, twin 45
Weber carbs, FR32 cam, 150bhp, taxed until
September, MoT March 2011. Dry miles only,
complete with all receipts, £5700 ono. T: 07967
041623 (Cheshire).
X0810
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3.5-litre V8, polished extras,
Edelbrock carb, registered
September 2008, only 400 miles.
Finished in excellent blue gel
coat, four sidepipes, Halibrand
wheels, Granada Scorpio running
gear, stoneguards included,
£15,000 ono. T: 07798 725477
(Essex).
X0810
PILGRIM SUMO
Hayabusa, SVA’d November 2007,
Quaife reverse gearbox, Power
Commander, Wilwood big brakes,
sprag starter, baffled sump. 12
months MoT, six months tax,
£13,500 ono. T: 01233 627905 or
07800 684496 (Kent).
X0810
DAX RUSH MC
EXCALIBUR
Fully reconditioned, 2-litre Pinto, only done
1500 miles. All new parts used including
carb, clutch, alternator, starter motor etc.
Full history with receipts including original
build manual. 12 months MoT, £2500 ono. T:
01239 698702.
X0910
ROBIN HOOD SUPERSPEC
2005, 2500 dry miles, 2-litre Rover T-series
engine. Gaz shocks, Smiths dials, remote oil
filter, side doors and Gingerfix soft-top.
MoT’d until October, £8500. T: 07973
668954 (Derbyshire).
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Replica Ferrari 360 Spider, 2005,
19,500 miles, 6-speed manual,
built to extremely high standards.
Genuine Ferrari brake calipers
with 310mm brake discs and
separate working handbrake
calipers. Six months tax, 12
months MoT, £24,995 ono. T: Rob
– 01476 573882 or 07946
870998.
DNA
Galvanised, adjustable shocks,
Rover V8, Weber Carb, Edelbrook
manifold. Stainless engine bay,
brake hoses, exhausts. Vitesse
gearbox, Granada running gear,
Halibrands, Richfield seats, ETB
instruments, detachable steering
wheel. Includes C16 COB,
£11,995. T: 07961 102659
(London).
X0810
PILGRIM SUMO
FERRARI 360 REPLICA
Based on Peugeot 406 Coupé. 3-litre V6, Rosso
Red, leather heated seats, H-gate, engine start
button. Remote locking, alarm/immobiliser,
taxed and tested, reduced to sell, £11,000 ono.
T: 07595 958205 (Grimsby, NE Lincolnshire).
Yamaha R1, SVA May 2006, new
build registration, all new parts
including 2004 manufacture
engine, receipts available. 2880
miles only, £10,500.
T: 07765 551581
(Loughborough).
X0410
DAX RUSH MC
DAX COBRA
1998, Chevy 350cu in, Holley 600cfm, Edelbrock
Performer, Tremec 5-speed TKO600, Jag running
gear, Powerlock 3:31 diff, Halibrands, WW kit.
Immobiliser, detailed bay, MoT, fast, £24,000.
T: 01604 584054 or 07714 361610
(Northampton).
X0810
CKC ADRENALINE MURTAYA
Owned by Complete Kit Car and Built by John
Watson, this Murtaya is immaculate. Subaru
WRX Sti base, 265bhp, 4-wheel drive, Nissan
burnt orange paint, leather seats, super fast
and lots of fun. £POA. T: 01823 335443
(Somerset).
ALBIN BALLAD YACHT
Albin Ballad 9m Blue Water yacht, value £15k,
lying in Fleetwood Marina. Wishing to swap for
Caterham, Westfield, Tiger, Robin Hood or WHY.
Cash either way. T: Dave – 07802 622219.
X0810
Navy with cream leather
upholstery with matching blue
piping and carpet, Navy mohair
hood and cover. 3.9-litre Rover V8
fuel injected engine, 5-speed
gearbox, £13,500 ono.
T: Mal – 01443 409139 or
07773 081571.
X0710
SEBRING MX
PILGRIM SUMO MK3
Rover V8, Holley carb, Granada running gear,
black soft top. Built 2006, £12,000 ono. T: 07769
947343 or 01935 848651 (Yeovil).
X0710
Ford 302 V8, vanilla leather, SVA
2006, 6000 miles. Powerlock diff,
full wet weather gear, detailed
engine bay, tax, MoT, superb
condition, £25,000. T: 07967
031312 (Leicestershire).
X0710
AK 427
340bhp, 780 miles, De Dion
chassis, many new parts. Dax
leather seats and luxury trim,
Image wheels, featured CKC
September issue, technician
built, £16,200. T: 07905 353031.
X0710
DAX RUSH COSWORTH
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2008 reg, 3.9 Rover V8 with fast road
cams, Gas flowed cylinder heads, Holly
360 carbs, Offenhauser manifold, 5 speed
manual gearbox, Electronic ignition,
uprated oil pump, Oil cooler and remote
filter system, Roll Bar, 3 point seatbelt
harness, 16" Image alloys, Fast road
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dealing with fibreglass.25 www.co. TYPHOON VALDRIS Forget Ferrari and Lambo replicas. well it makes me dizzy just trying to keep up. Looking forward. but our quick poll is good news that reflects the level of renewed enthusiasm we are witnessing when we meet you at shows.... Peter Lathrope. Chris Humphreys and all our Running Reports contributors. driven virtually every type of kit car produced over the last 20 years.uk 9 771754 127015 NEW CARS ONE-OFFS ROAD TESTS BUILDS WORKSHOP EVENTS CLASSIFIEDS Typhoon Valdris New X-Bow lookalike offers affordable thrills SU RE TYREmonitor Tyre WORT H £1 WIN 79 California Dreaming US style caged car Subscribe to Complete Kit Car and save 15% on the newsagent price. involved in all these and also acting as team manager for a pair of cars entered in the Guild of Motor Endurance 6-hour event recently.co.completekitcar. p60 WR4 This caged one-off looks utterly stunning now it’s complete! p88 Ian Stent Editor ian@performance publishing. Then there was Stoneleigh.uk 3 . If the kit car industry has a prime time of the year.co. THANKS TO: James Warner. CV – Built a Sylva Riot. must dash! 48 26 88 WARNER R4 Unbelievable scratchbuilt caged car July 2010 £4. Raced a Tiger Avon for five years.EDSPEAK July 2010 GKD LEGEND IN ACTION £150 BMW 318 donor works wonders STONELEIGH REVIEW All the new cars examined Welcome to Complete Kit Car. We couldn’t have produced this issue without you! CV – Built two kit cars. Features Ed Wilkins has called several of the industry’s key players and found that many are dealing with order books that are in rude health. MASSIVE TECH SECTION INSIDE Running Reports Latest progress reports from our readers’ build diaries Kit building p60 NG TFerclass mast PLUS: Cylinder head design • Our Cars • New Products p72 Making carbo panels at home n www. if I said we were busy it would be a hopeless understatement. Ray Lloyd. then our very own CKC/Omex Track Day. here’s a KTM X-Bow lookalike! p16 STONELEIGH SHOW REVIEW Pics galore from the biggest kit car show on the planet. the UK’s most vibrant kit car magazine I CAN’T STOP and chat for long. And what’s pleasing is that it’s not just us busy. Right. Stuart Ellis. I found myself editing John Dicken’s fab new book on electrics and also making sure he said the right things while helping to oversee a brand new DVD we’re involved with. the WR4 looks the business. In the run up to the recent Stoneleigh Show. a stealth fighter of the car world. p48 BUILDING AN NG – TECH A masterclass in how to build a really meticulous traditional tourer.co. we are rapidly approaching the Goodwood Festival Of Speed. owned eight others. Wilkins is then straight off to the Le Mans Classic the weekend after and. Features Ed Wilkins hasn’t been dawdling either. I’m not going to pretend it’s all roses out there. are we in the middle of it.uk (T: 01903 236268) Editor’s choice.. Kit car journo for nine years.. GRAPHIC DESIGN Richard Goodliff James Mansell Justin Williams ADVERTISING SALES Karen O’Riordan 07000 785423 PROOFING Bridget Bliss “Overall. boy.. where we have a large stand and try to spread the kit car word to a new audience.uk MEET THE TEAM / Your kit car specialists EDITOR Ian Stent FEATURES EDITOR Adam Wilkins TECHNICAL EDITOR John Dickens CV – Has run a kit car as his only car since 1980! Designed unique fibreglass chassis and suspension for his GTM Coupé. perhaps a military cast-off” James Warner’s WR4 p88 “To get this kind of performance without expensive tuning makes the BMW a very attractive proposition” GKD Legend p48 “Listen for the ‘crack’ as the two surfaces part.completekitcar. p26 LEGEND DRIVEN Wilkins has driven GKD’s BMW based Legend and by all accounts it’s good. Take care here as the carbon and glassfibre strands are very sharp” Carbon laminating p70 See Italo’s spectacular sketches of kit cars we’d like to see – every other month in Complete Kit Car JULY 2010 www. Ted Aston.complete kitcar. Very clever! AUTO STYLIST Italo Sciacca CV – Studied car and product design and has worked as a design consultant on many cars.

“We abuse it and don’t really maintain it. least mean the nickname but it does at loud! Perhaps indicators relocate as we que It’s not catchy. For starters. based one. And finally I want you to remember one other vital fact about James’ creation. It has now taken part in eight endurance events..uk Dutton. both of which give the pretty Phoenix an aggressive edge. Under the bonnet is a slightly unusual choice in the form of a Suzuki GSXR1100 engine.. in 1999.completekitcar. the be distracted 2009 issue.uk 23 WE’RE GETTING USED to these caged/exoskeletal cars these days. it was factory built. ons and trator). but more importantly I’m hugely impressed by the beautiful curves of the main chassis rails. The idea was to take measurements and make a new gearlever. having to run an extension cable from his house – Nothing that heroic about that. almost menace here. They’re like a mix of clamshell wings and the fuller style ones you’d see on a traditional roadster. took off a decade ago. The car is based on a Ford Granada using its V6 engine and automatic gearbox. uk 47 itcar. There are few (if any) body panels that don’t have some form of damage or makeshift repair.co. They were the highest rated of the kit car teams. Taunton. we’re that was Actually. It was a mockup that was added when the gearbox was changed. It’s his editor at second kit car.. the triple silencer is necessary to keep the noise down on long trips. Only the Arial Atom was available. The conditions were monsoon-like and Paul’s co-driver was his son who. the team finished fifth overall. I’m surprised by just how small the WR4 is. the interior has obviously been altered over the years to suit whatever job has been thrown at the car.completekitcar. he’s rebuilt it when changing an alternator bracket turned into the removal of almost everything! It currently runs a 2-litre Ford Zetec engine with twin 45s. There’s a real sense of purpose.CONTENTS July 2010 FIRST DRIVE GKD Legend s a secret – it’s liar. it but the lack of The only this is the First it? GKD’s appealing shape. They’re a welcome addition to the kit car scene. it was converted to a road car and. 57 London Road. but it hide may look fami r GKD’s Legend ern BMW dono up ster to adopt mod how it stacks sevenesque road drove it to see Adam Wilkins components. colours that signify 48 46 www.co. as a one-off. His track prepared Sylva caught our eye with its Gulf livery and purposeful roll cage. managed to twist the arm Although the Liege is now of its creator. Wiring isn’t particularly a feature I’d describe as attractive. purple and On turquois BMW’s M division. scheme. almost military toughness. Simply take a few good pictures of your car (front three-quarter A PRETTY LITTLE Reliant . always a charming sight. but rather to fabricate and weld the complete chassis. Somerset TA1 5BJ CLASSIFIEDS T: 01795 520877 E: adam@performancepublishing. he made a terrific job of assembling the car and completed it in 2008. he has swapped the full windscreen for classic aeroscreens. Next.co. PART 0 2 an established manufacturer – instead he has sat down and designed and built the WR4 at home. I’d the the show circuit loudly about it to comply with stripes. Little Liege Incredible one-off WR4 shows a different interpretation of the exo theme. Get your car on the CKC Wall of Fame! 88 WR4 Want to get your car here? Old Campaigner JUST LOOKING AT this ageing Sylva Striker tells you that it has stories to tell. James’ WR4 is certainly no replica. the builder.uk A: Complete Kit Car. had never driven a rear-wheel-dr ive car. but also the bits you would more normally be happy to conceal. he built it in a single garage with no light or power. 30 Henley Road. Sittingbourne. His car is not a replica and hasn’t been inspired by any other kit car. It looks that way. But there are facts about the car you see here that are worth highlighting. 3-series. James Warner. Track Phoenix WE CAUGHT UP with Matt Robson at the recent CKC/Omex track day at Llandow (see page 38 for the event review). you might think. It was built by Paul Boyd in 1989 and immediately pressed into service as a race car. interior. I love the almost complete lack of bodywork.uk A: Complete Kit Car. Despite that set-back. all in a single garage.co.completekitcar. Those ammunition boxes mounted on the side. but the finished article is a joy. despite a gearbox failure. some customers kits since its have withrawal from the market. it’s They were raised and there’s the regs. Seen in the flesh.co. Later on.completekitcar. It has a Mazda rotary engine. although the suspension is next on the list I think. that means the floor-mounted pedals are wonderfully exposed. and quickly acquired is wants to shout the indicators ts and the last November colours. It was introduced in 1992 with a Ford Zetec engine (which continued to 2000). 94 CLASSIFIEDS Inside. liar Ford based against more fami In this issue NEW CAR Typhoon Valdris It’s named after a sword and draws its inspiration from a crossbow. The proporti ion. with its kill switch just beside.co. 99p drink containers have been employed as catch tanks while the exhaust bracket is a modified stabiliser from Dan’s daughter’s bicycle! “There’s now not much I’ve not had apart. WALL OF FAME Your Cars 48 GKD LEGEND CKC gets an exclusive first drive of the BMW based GKD Legend.” he says.co. within the bodywork to comply with contemporary European regulations.” this colour scheme slung headligh one in the funny no doubting that rather see lower should have nickname “the d to the nose. It was fitting the bodywork that took most of the time during the six or seven year build. And of course everything is exposed. Here are the highlights. Is the Typhoon Valdris the new weapon of choice? Adam Wilkins gets an exclusive preview. So the level of finish on these components also needs to be considered. So when James pushes the car out of the garage and I watch him drive it to the photo location.co mpletek itcar. rear based Liege is three-quarter. Novel parts include the trimming of the transmission tunnel – it’s a 6in drainpipe covered in leathercloth. This month we’ve been to see the finished article and are hoping it won’t remain a one-off for long. 41 COMPETITION Your chance to win a snazzy on-board tyre pressure monitor.. 8 NEWS Germany’s take on a mid-engined kit form coupé leads this month’s news. back in our July don’t allow yourself talking If you e first described appears to roadster you’re GKD’s back for an exclusiv We’re first to drive and the Legend is a logic behind by the colour.uk Last month we followed the build of James Warner’s one-off caged car.co.000 miles on the clock and. since Ron bought it. Elsewhere. These were fitted to keep the front wheels Two-Tone Sabre 22 22 DAVID WILKS BOUGHT his Royale Sabre when the project was owned by Vintage Motor Company and took delivery just before the company went out of business.completekitcar. with a fantiastically unkempt patina. and the business-like but aesthetically pleasing construction. Up front. but James didn’t need electricity just to power a drill.uk JULY 2010 . Here’s what we saw. The small ‘bonnet’ is the panel on the car (with the exception of the Carbon Mods cycle wings). isn’t based on the resulted in an a single headlights. He was very quickly on the pace to contribute to the overall finishing position. offerings. uk JULY 2010 36 EVENTS DIARY 16 16 www. are vital for carrying supplies. Overlapping that production span were the more powerful Cosworth and Rover V8 engined versions (1994 to 1998 and 1995 to 2003 respectively). It was put together in 1995 and. Since then. the robust diameter of the triangulating chassis tubes. 32 THIS LIFE The latest goings-on in the world of kit cars. which have contributed to its 50. We particularly like the double gearknob. create a car and then spray the chassis. and the ETB Digidash is the perfect self-contained unit for this kind of car. which Matt describes slightly dismissively as an “old bike engine. 16 TYPHOON VALDRIS We preview Typhoon’s edgy Mondeo-based X-Bow replica. JULY 2010 JULY 2010 www. The dash is as minimal as you’d expect. Gadget-tastic! 14 LETTERS It’s your chance to have your say – so write in and tell us what you think! 42 CALIFORNIA DREAMING Ted Ashton tells the story of his American kit car builds. as is the battery. where we spend the next 88 www.uk JULY 2010 few hours examining it in detail. it seems all the more amazing that I suspect this could be the best looking and purest caged car I’ve come across. and although the exposed chassis rails may have been an inspiration.co.co. The car looks great in its two-tone colour scheme of Rover blue and Toyota silver. engine bay and this one is and a shot of you with owned by Paul Wheatley the car) who completed and send them to the the build in 2002. When he began designing the WR4 on his computer. it sounded great out on track! Llandow was Matt’s second track day. Yours may be here if you sent us some pics! 26 STONELEIGH SHOW We were at Stoneleigh armed with our cameras. too. That’s a good effort. nor is a steering column or rack.. dainty or toy-like. but it just keeps coming back and asking for more.uk 89 Pick up the August issue FRIDAY JULY 16TH EDITORIAL T: 01823 335443 E: ian@performancepublishing. this time. Together with another Liege owner. But this flyweight reality (it’s just 350kgs) and diminutive size are perfectly countered by the car’s semi-matt black finish and large diameter chassis rails which give it an urban. officially out Peter Davis to manufacture of production. The challenge for a skeletal car such as this is that not only the bits that you might like to show off are visible. white demons strictly with convent Colour scheme detailing comply the car is styling has BMW’s bravery in the highlights that echoes those of the Legend. The temporary item has now been in place for four years! Elsewhere.completekitcar. there Legend. it really is tiny. the IT’S AN ODD colour has been on roadster to use position of the demonstrator made demonstrator first sevenesque detractor is the GKD to allow latest Legend for the IVA test little wonder that more subtly with Exeter show point since the BMW donor.co. for instance. at the time. ian@performancepublishing having previously built a . I suspect even James would admit that his welding isn’t the tidiest on the planet. He has also invested in a set of Toyo R888 semi slicks for track day use. that everyone about. James’ car has an JULY 2010 www. The whole character is dictated by function. has not simply gone out and bought a kit from 22 WALL OF FAME More readers’ cars spotlighted. Paul and co-owner Charles Stirling took it on the first Guild of Motor Endurance trial.000 miles.” Old or not. The most striking feature of early ZEis is the unusual front wings. Let us know what you’re up to! 88 www.co. READER’S CAR James Warner’s WR4 Rare Westy ZEi RON MERCER HAS owned his Westfield ZEi for about a year – and it’s a very rare sight in the UK. most of them going to mainland Europe. The editor reports. ushering in a new sub-genre in the same way that bike-engined kit cars really James Warner with his one-off WR4. 38 CKC/OMEX TRACK DAY www. It was a one-owner car with 22..uk 17 Our track day at Llandow was a great day out. Proud of your car? Then send us some pics and we’ll do the rest.co mpletek JULY 2010 www. Kent ME9 9QW 6 www. Irish Whiskers DAN COLLINS BOUGHT his rare Tiger Super Six SSI from its previous owner in Northern Ireland and drove it all the way back to his Kent home. This car is the antithesis of a concourse creation.completekitcar. like all ZEis. Teynham. Those are more obviously e.” says Paul. car (a quality the BMW based its demonstrator be a good looking the first the decision to paint apparent with red. with nothing over the engine and the sides completely bare. there wasn’t a single company within the scene offering anything of this type (Neither SDR or MEV were on the market). It’s his second bite of the kit car cherry having previously assembled a Robin Hood Series 3A. Megajolt and a Type 9 gearbox. Since M division. which has been in since it was built for racing all those years ago.” car is pretty much knows which sevenes been “the BMW Otherwise. the centre hinged aluminium bonnet (which was supplied over size to be trimmed down) requiring particular care. with a chunky wheel out at each corner. You’d never describe it as dinky. Around 250 ZEi models were built. Paul entered the Guild of Motor Endurance 6-hour event at Mallory Park a couple of years ago and.uk JULY 2010 JULY 2010 Our Events Diary is updated monthly to keep you in the know. and we love it! In the market for a second-hand kit car? You may find it here! 98 30 DAYS A month in the life of Features Ed Wilkins.

total mileage and a three colour shift light. “They gave me lots of rusty pieces. I wanted the look of the car – I didn’t want to go racing in it. Complete Kit Car. Not having a comprehensive build manual and left to your own devices. but rebuilt to standard spec.co. along with another Carbon Mods kit. The remaining resin can be dissolved away using Acetone as long as it has not fully set. W: www. This is the original Duratec cam cover. After much deliberation I’ve gone for a set of AT Power spindleless bodies and coupled this to a Specialist Components Typhoon ECU. with the following features.mgbhive.uk JULY 2010 JULY 2010 www. enclosing an SAE for a reply.freeserve.co.uk 59 69 PRODUCTS Round-up of the latest good stuff you can buy for your kit car. Indeed.com W: www.co. Worthing. Front subframe one of the first items to go on. there was no timeframe workshop 56 TECH TALK John Dickens describes different combustion chamber designs.co. The Ford slave cylinder is usually fed by a plastic pipe.co. If you intend to clean the brush start by squeezing out any excess resin. which will be in blue vinyl with yellow piping. It’s a basic but well designed ladderframe design that works well. Here are a few we’ve found this month. Chassis supplied by interim NG manufacturer. with the exception of an upgraded Spax damper. I am now starting to think about applying for IVA.completekitcar. A visit to NG’s Epsom workshops beckoned. When I was happy with the mixing process. 330g 166g 0.dampertech. rather than the more usual resin and glassfibre matting. the muscular TF? “I didn’t really consider it. The ratio is 2:1. whilst every care is taken. but greatly reduces dust. The blue colour of the PVA is added to help you achieve this. which in itself is quite unusual. fuel. Worthing. a single layer of carbon fibre will allow light through it and will be semitransparent. along with hub converters. but it will also allow the resin to flow more rapidly. There is also a section which realistically assesses the results possible with the kit. London T: 0845 612 0092 E: david@imaginemag.org. what have I started’.uk A: Performance Publishing. to repair or reinforce an existing carbon fibre component or to produce one or two small items. but for complex shapes it may be better to make a template before you start the job. 15k and 20k.uk 71 £35 Mig Welding Part 2 Tech Talk EDF430 Build – Part 3 Our Cars £500 Challenge Ask John Upgrading Electrics Running Reports PROFILE RUNNING REPORTS CKC’s Running Reporters have been hard at work building their kit cars. Parts replaced where necessary. The universal trim panel is sold as a pair.europaspares. 12 Thesiger Close. But that didn’t stop him enjoying the build process and assembling a car with meticulous detailing.. I realised the backs of gauges were likely to foul any demister vents behind. Engine. I decided to extend the ends of the dash to meet up with the sill tops.completekitcar. I wanted to enjoy just driving it around.uk Very natty new side repeaters spotted on the SVC stand at the recent Stoneleigh kit car show. Do not overheat the resin as this can cause it to set unevenly. “To me the NG TF looked like a real car. But when a change in job in 1999 saw him move from a state school into the private sector it was like night and day. but the company has also now put together a number of kits containing small quantities of materials at a reasonable cost. as is the steering column. It was down to the genuineness of the design. A second pod was then made.12m2 mould surface. This can be extremely useful in order to meet the current field of visability requirements IVA. if you know where to find them. I made up a plywood pod to move them a couple of inches outwards.mosseurope. W: www.etbinstruments. NG outsourced the kit fabrication and had a neat unit where kits were made ready for dispatch and a demonstrator was always on hand. I actually use a sponge paint pad originally designed for use with water based paints.co. Its Carbon Fibre Laminating Starter Kit (CMCFLK300) is priced at £39. 12 Thesiger Close.uk can either be mounted on the dash or in an enclosure. right one cleaned and serviced. This retro style item from meandmycar. T: 01769 520706. but I feel it is at last taking shape. The two components must be mixed thoroughly. W: www.uk 77 ADVERTISING T: 07000 785423 / 01903 236268 E: karen.co. a lint free cloth as recommended in the kit or.com T: 0845 8385364 E: info@siliconhoses. This month I intend to use the mould.imaginemag. the instructions are very detailed and also provide explanations of the processes involved and tips for best results. planning stage I was going the throttle body route. Front suspension is completely standard MG gearbox and back axle.. Never lay the fabric on a dirty or dusty surface. but it still left a lot of refurbishment on the other bits. Rolling chassis largely complete. With a company name that immediately rings alarm bells.com NG Owners’ Club: W: www. The label inside the lid supplies the web address of a downloadable PDF file of instructions which prints out as seven sides of A4 paper. but I did work on a lot of BL and Leyland cars when I was younger and so I was very familiar with the A and B-series engines. The dash was covered in foam and vinyl (very fiddly). Instead he headed to one of the many MG specialists. have possibly opted for NG Cars’ other PART 0 1 model. he’s going to have a very fast car.uk MGB parts: Moss. no matter how small. There is no rush here so take your time. Emlyn had to make his own framework. Take care with the application of the PVA. but lack of time prevents us answering technical queries over the phone.com Woolies T: 01778 347347 E: info@woolies-trim. Carbon Mods’ Carbon Fibre Laminating Kit CKC Technical Editor John Dickens tests out a new mould making kit available from Carbon Mods.ngownersclub. The mix ratio of resin to hardener is 2:1 and needs to be 2 2 4 Mixing cups Mixing sticks Latex gloves there is no shortage of available information. hubs. IGI. they gave a good price and were delivered in just over two weeks. They weren’t cheap. The fibreboard was sealed with PVA before fixing.carbuildersolutions. The car is pretty much fully plumbed now. We would much prefer you contact us by e-mail or write. resin to hardener. but a highly stressed job in teaching meant he didn’t think he could contemplate such a major project. so pooling is more likely. 72 MOULDING – PART 2 How to make a GRP panel using Carbon Mods’ DIY kit.uk While Tifosi may manufacture its Rana Frogeye replica. The interesting feature of the kit was the use of a fibrous epoxy putty to form the main structure of the mould. 4 60 WR4 Build Part 1 £500 Challenge Tech Talk 5 6 13 14 15 66 OUR CARS Ian Stent and John Dickens have been busy in the garage. Ask John Our Cars Focus On Wheels Carbon Mods Test Products tightly to the epoxy laminating resin. he opted for a later steel wheeled MGB – the slightly wider rear axle. He liked what he saw. E: tifosi@homecall.tifosi-devon. The fibreboard doorcards were then fixed using speedclips and stainless steel screws. however. Having placed a deposit on a chassis kit.. brakes and clutch are done but I’ve still got to solve a clutch slave feed hose issue.woolies-trim. set the mould aside and allow the resin to start to harden. Rear axle location also improved with addition of a Panhard rod.namrick.uk UK importer Digital Speedos offers a terrific range of Koso dash units. “and lots of people have said that to me since then. they seem to work OK. This pod was fitted to my Mk2 Pod behind steering dash design. soon after he was informed that the company Chris tries the NG for size. The instructions give no guidance on coverage. It’s important to have this isolating layer between the two surfaces.uk This is an easy solution to installing a clock for your car. As with the previous kit. Painting the floor not only looks good. Any untreated area. Any specks of dirt on the fabric will be visible through the clear surface resin. and the quality of the end product was superb. T: 0208 449708. Reporter: Emlyn Owen Project: Autotune Gemini Age: 62 Occupation: Semi-retired civil servant Project start: July 2008 Tidy wiring and the use of multiplugs should make life easier if it ever needs to come out again. All rights reserved. Due to the limited space available with the Duratec engine.95 and contains. left one as it arrived. and look almost too good to put on the car! Finally I asked the question last Good progress has been made over the last couple of months.co. and I thought ‘my goodness.uk A: Complete Kit Car. And then it was the turn of his wife. I weighed out 30g of resin and 15g of hardener to give a total of 45g of epoxy. Pedals are fitted. fuel gauge. West Sussex BN11 2RN Copyright Performance Publishing Ltd. The thinner hardener is also weighed out accurately. but he suddenly began to enjoy teaching again. A second layer is normally needed to prevent this. I eventually sorted it by bonding glassfibre strips to the inside of the doors and attaching angled alloy to them. gearbox and back axle not present as they were rebuilt by MGB Hive. Twin SU carbs. to ride shotgun. Three rinses will usually remove all traces of the resin. all you need to do is drill the hole and fix £***plus the tiny repeaters in place. both with programmable warning lights built into them.midlandwheels. If the resin is applied too heavily it will pool in any low points and will have a milky or cloudy appearance when it sets.completekitcar. They work absolutely perfectly for this application.uk ETB Instruments RUNNING REPORTS IS SUPPORTED BY Dampertech T: 01709 703992 E: sales@dampertech. VAT We like that! Go Back In Time ME AND MY CAR RETRO CLOCK PRICE: £35 AVAILABLE FROM: Me And My Car. They’ll just about fit under the front bodywork. The bodies are fantastic.com W: www.uk Midland Wheels T: 01926 817444 E: sales@midlandwheels. Everything was carefully rubbed down and painted with Hammerite.co. Image Group International.uk W: www. Allow for an overlap of 20-30mm all around the mould.co. for oil and water). wheel brings gauges away from dash vents behind. T: 0796 7676703. I have also spent a lot of time on the dash. Second attempt at a dashboard has been much more successful. and the DB02r is the latest to come KC in.co. These are the very fancy AT Power spindless throttle bodies that Richard is using on the Duratec engine he’s fitted in the J15.completekitcar. Chris also entrusted MGB Hive with reconditioning the engine. Within three days it will be back to a bare chassis! had been sold to new owner.co.com W: www. Apart from some Spax dampers. based in Stoke on Trent. as the instruments were previously too close together (a good thing that I had a plentiful supply of plywood). By the time you read this we will have celebrated 50 years of Loton Park with a ‘Party in the Park’ on the 23rd May. Carbon Mods. produces carbon fibre panels The epoxy putty mould ready for use. Two factors weighed heavily in favour of the NG. Engine and gearbox arrive from MGB Hive and can be dropped into place with a hoist. for popular kit cars and also sells the materials used in their production..co. it had taken him some time to work up to actually taking the plunge and placing an order.uk JULY 2010 Car Builder Solutions 82 www.uk MGB donor package and parts: MGB Hive.co. Thinking ahead. allowing the bubbles to escape.vehicle-wiring-products.uk W: www.WR4 Build Part 1 £500 Challenge Tech Talk Ask John Our Cars Focus On Wheels Carbon Mods Mould Test Products USEFUL CONTACTS Kit package: Findhorn Cars. a sponge. Access couldn’t be easier. RELEASE AGENT As with any laminating process. 72 70 www. I wasn’t that keen on Fords. The viscous epoxy resin is weighed out as accurately as possible. W: www. and she just assumed that I was going to do it!” Chris didn’t really look at any other traditional kits on the market. month if the rear body would fit over the relatively high Duratec cam cover. although expensive. A deposit was paid to Vehicle Interiors for the seats. Most nail varnish removers are acetone based. I’ve gone away from a remote brake reservoir and have fitted some new Wilwood integral ones. Fasteners: Namrick. Once trimmed it will be perfect.siliconhoses. This turned out to be far more than was needed to cover the 0. Why? Because it can then be used to trim a door panel or perhaps a side panel of a typical sevenesque kit car and instantly give a professional finish. the new operation was run by three directors with admirable intentions. but having had a good look at seats from various makers. With a rubber mount. FABRIC REINFORCEMENT The carbon fabric must be cut to size. including the V5 from the original car.” He could.. Latest of these is a pre stitched vinyl trim panel. On the Carbon Mods website there is a video clip which shows the kit in use. We’ve started to fit the fibreglass. the instruments fitted and then wired up using block connectors to make removal easier. This can take from 1½ to 4 hours depending on the temperature of the room.completekitcar. the company also offers an ever expanding range of kit car products. preventing a clean release. and that’s been a really anxious experience! To move on. SUBSCRIPTIONS T: 01903 236268 E: justin@performancepublishing.. Squeezing excess resin out of the brush will reduce the amount of acetone needed. With nothing on which to mount an interior door panel. SURFACE COAT The next step is to apply the epoxy resin surface coat which will form the outer glossy surface of the finished laminate. Suspension. There is still a lot of work to be done in the cockpit area. so wish me luck for that. so PVA release agent alone is recommended and provided in the kit. Unthickened epoxy resin tends to pool or ’fish-eye’ on waxed surfaces. the powder-coated chassis arrived on time. No resin should come off on your finger or glove. Stoneleigh was a good show.uk Sorry. so I made a guesstimate based on previous experience. This will take 20-30 minutes at room temperature. The big decision has been which ones to get. the publisher cannot be held responsible for any effects arising therefrom. Body panels supplied in white primer gelcoat finish.co. Keep checking the resin surface coat. its Carbon Fibre Laminating Starter Kit. In the last issue I tested the Carbon Mods’ Mould Making Kit by using it to produce a mould for a small trim panel for my motorcycle.5cms in diameter and just 0. Finding the donor bits was the first job and Chris didn’t fancy buying and stripping an old MGB. “Even then I was thinking ‘how am I going to get my wife to go along with this?’” remembers Chris. taking care to scrape the resin from the sides of the container too. I painted a thin even continuous coat of the resin onto the prepared mould surface. Once again. I also spend a lot of time long distance walking – I have 42 mile walk across Wales lined up on the 19th June in aid of Leukaemia Research.completekitcar. The correct texture is important if the next layers are to bond properly. Collected directly from the laminators after IGI went into liquidation and before new owners buy the NG rights. although blooming cold! It was nice to chat to Ian on the CKC stand.com JULY 2010 JULY 2010 www.uk W: www.uk T: 01702 601055 E: info@etbinstruments. W: www. but the pipe running up the chassis is metal! I’ll have to think of a solution to join the two. PVA release agent is recommended and supplied in the kit.co. you have to experiment and be prepared to make and remake various items. as I prefer. A thin even coating covering the whole surface is ideal. 5 6 13 14 15 There are an extraordinary number of products out there relevant to any kit car builder. in order to comply with current IVA requirements. The PVA needs to be fully dry before the next stage. Chris’ son Matt tries out the NG for size. The really clever part about this is that it comes with piping and a fluted lower section. I picked up some matching vinyl from their stand at Stoneleigh to start the cockpit trimming.digitalspeedos.” Chris had already joined the NG Owners’ Club and gone along to some club events. Due to the open nature of the woven fabric. W: www. ISSN 1754-1271 JULY 2010 www. New Barnet. and the gear change works a treat. Rubber chassis tape glued in place to isolate and protect the chassis from the bodywork. A set of instruments was bought from ETB.co. well at least started to cut it out to fit.co. Unfortunately the thickening agents used for epoxies tend to turn the resin opaque. Lots of classic and racing cars on show and trips up the hill in various cars including an Ultima (must get a ride in that). The other factor was the whole MGB scenario. I decided to use two layers of carbon fabric and one layer of woven glassfibre cloth to add support. 7 8 9 Thorough mixing is essential to avoid setting problems. Tiny Side Indicators SIDE INDICATORS TO MOUNT ON THE CAR OR HEADLIGHT BOWL PRICE: £*** plus VAT AVAILABLE FROM: S-V-C. T: 01865 883061.meandmycar. It soon becomes apparent as Chris chats through the build process. we had the car sitting on the ground with the engine fitted. GADGET OF THE MONTH! TIFOSI UNIVERSAL TRIM PANEL PRICE: £80 per pair or four for £140 AVAILABLE FROM: Tifosi. tidy indeed. where you don’t know where things went previously).uk 7 . It features a seperate multi function speedo and LL C TO A DE RS! the rpm gauge.3m2 35ml 2 Laminating epoxy resin Epoxy hardener 2/2 twill weave carbon fibre fabric woven glass fibre fabric PVA Mould Release Agent Brushes It is designed to allow experimentation with carbon/epoxy at a reasonable cost. As usual. It doesn’t get more real than this! PROFILE There will be some more to do to close the ends of the pods.uk W: www. CHRIS HUMPHREYS WAS in no rush when he began his first kit car build in 2001. he was also on the back foot.co. I thought the 1800cc B-series would be perfectly fine for me. When was the last time we featured a kit car with leaf springs and a solid rear axle? Don’t discount either. and despite the initial worry of the ownership change. It’s 5. Under advice from NG. John Goddard at AT has been great and helped me to get the right set-up for the car. Stripping it down showed Chris how the MG suspension went together. 7 8 9 Chris spent some time and effort preparing the garage before the project began. The PVA should be allowed to dry fully. no responsibility for loss or damage can be taken by the publisher or their agents. just about everything was refurbished to standard MG specification. both in the friendliness of those involved and the quality of completed cars. air bubbles to escape. And he replaced any service parts and thoroughly cleaned and repainted everything else.co. no instructions are provided with the kit. Fancy Raceline items comes in a sexy crinkle finish! it looks. Not only are they tiny. and felt inspired to take on a holiday project that previously he couldn’t have coped with. so I would have to bring them away from the dash.co.uk Wiring bits: Vehicle Wiring Products. Decide how many layers of fabric you will use. I decided at the New Koso Digi Dash KOSO DB02R DIGITAL DASH UNIT PRICE: £188 including VAT (less a 10% limited period discount for CKC readers) AVAILABLE FROM: Digital Speedos. Pin drive conversion bolted onto original studs for steel wheels. He’d first seen an NG TF advert in a copy of Practical Motorist in 1995.uk NG TF-Traditional Values Chris Humphrey’s bought his kit car just as the company was sold and went through a period of great uncertainty. To overcome this.uk JULY 2010 JUNE 2010 www. But almost immediately he’d begun the project. and they put together a complete donor package. The PVA medium can be applied with a brush. the last month or so has been really expensive. Of course there was still stress.uk T: 01580 891309 E: neil@foreman46. Rinse the brush in 40 – 50 ml of acetone. The rpm gauge can be set for three different ranges to suit different engine installations. but no plumbing installed at this stage. The contents of the Carbon Mods kit.ads@performancepublishing. Rest of it looks a mess! Front subframe is retained. They will be controlled by a Typhoon ECU. brakes. I decided to have the ancillary gauges directly in front of the driver (there was not enough height for the larger gauges). so providing you have web access Gloves are needed when working with the epoxy resin. It came powdercoated as per Chris’ instructions.” Stripping down the front subframe showed him how most components would go back together again (potentially a problem on a pre-stripped donor pack. 1 2 3 10 11 12 60 NG BUILD – PART ONE Lots of build pics of a reader’s NG TF – an old MG transformed! All the front suspension components from the donor are now painted and ready for refitting in the NG chassis. The project was on. 10k. The surface should be firm but still sticky. To recap we’ve got the first stage of the aluminium panelling finished in powdercoat and fitted to the car. While every effort is made in compiling the editorial and accepting only bona fide advertisements in Complete Kit Car. Next month he creates the carbon panel itself.com SiliconHoses. The resin is quite viscous and is likely to have tiny air bubbles trapped in it. It’s battery powered.co.co. 10 11 12 1 2 3 TECH Tech Talk NG TF Build Our Cars Carbon Mods DIY Moulding Running Reports Products Technical Directory 4 Careful heating will thin out the resin and allow the trapped I prefer the paint pad or ‘sponge on a stick’ for applying PVA.9cm in depth.co. so there’s no wiring to worry about and we think it looks pretty cool. A pile of old MGB donor components from MGB Hive. W: www.eu General: Europa Spares.” he continues.ngcars. T: 01827 67714. would then place the final wire wheels perfectly in the arches. but they are small enough to be mounted on the side of a headlamp bowl.co. He obviously liked the look of it. specification. What a fab idea. Finished article looks very DISC % 10OU NT Reporter: Richard Claydon Project: Sylva J15 Age: 44 Occupation: Senior operational fire officer Project start: June 2009 When I left this last time. Alignment was very time consuming. 58 www. “She came back with a big grin on her face.completekitcar.net DISTRIBUTION: Marketforce. In normal GRP lamination this would be the gelcoat. I felt they were of good enough quality to justify the extra. A passenger ride for him demonstrated that the ride was better than he expected. the first step is the application of a release agent to the mould so that the finished article can be removed from the mould once it has cured. Main tub set the datum point for all the other panels around it.net W: www. If Richard’s J15 goes as well as £188 less CKC Discount £80 69 78 76 www. but deciding on a completion date is not easy at the moment as my weekends are full with hillclimb marshalling. with an additional meter of matching vinyl to allow the builder to also trim other areas in the same material. with a large range of legends and colours to choose from. A separate warning light housing can be clipped around the main unit and has the facility to run eight warning lights. London SE1 0SU GRAPHICS & DTP: Grapevine Design & Print T: 01903 531531 E: justin@grapevineprint. Owned at the time by John Hoyle.co. Door pulls were made up using some old cycle brake inner cables which I had lying around. a specially thickened polyester resin. but that can come later in the build. If the shape is simple the size can be estimated. Short answer is no! But there is a silver lining! It meant I had to go out and buy another sexy bit of kit – this Raceline crinkle finish cam cover! 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and the business-like but aesthetically pleasing construction. but also the bits you would more normally be happy to conceal. it really is tiny. And of course everything is exposed. You’d never describe it as dinky.completekitcar. Seen in the flesh. it seems all the more amazing that I find it to be one of the best looking and purest caged car I’ve come across.. The dash is as minimal as you’d expect.co. almost military toughness. the robust diameter of the triangulating chassis tubes. So the level of finish on these components also needs to be considered.uk 89 .co. with nothing over the engine and the sides completely bare. Up front.. However. The challenge for a skeletal car such as this is that not only the bits that you might like to show off are visible. dainty or toy-like. as is the battery. But this flyweight reality (James claims just 350kgs) and diminutive size are perfectly countered by the car’s semi-matt black finish and large diameter chassis rails which give it an urban. with a chunky wheel out at each corner. I suspect even James would admit that his welding isn’t the tidiest on the planet.html few hours examining it in detail.uk/Issue/latestissue. and the ETB Digidash is the perfect selfcontained unit for this kind of car. James’ car has an JULY 2010 www. The small ‘bonnet’ is the only panel on the car (with the exception of the Carbon Mods cycle wings). nor is a steering column or rack. with its kill switch just beside. Wiring isn’t particularly a feature I’d describe as attractive. but the finished article is ensorcelling. There’s a real sense of purpose. almost menace here. I love the almost complete lack of bodywork.completekitcar. that means the floor-mounted pedals are wonderfully exposed. I’m surprised by just how small the WR4 is. purchase the July 2010 edition by going to http://www. but more importantly I’m hugely impressed by the beautiful curves of the main chassis rails.To view the rest of this article.

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