UK sidewinder build

Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby Mongrel » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:03 am

Well done mate congratulations!
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:48 am

Thanx mate.
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:51 am

Hey guys, fabricated and heat wrapped the exhaust today and fitted my fuel header tank and connected to carb. She seems to be firing and running well so hopefully tomorrow i can bleed the brakes put a makeshift floor in and take her for a test. Pics to follow.
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:45 am

Mounted the fuel header tank.Image
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:47 am

Preparing to test in our garden, think my daughter likes it.Image
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:49 am

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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:52 am

I did do a couple of laps of the garden today but the video didnt come out very good so I will try again tomorrow. One thing I have noticed I have an oil leak but its coming from the top breather pipe to the spit tank, anybody know why I should have that amount of oil up that far?
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby mike k » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:18 pm

Looks good you have done really well in the the time prob one of the fastest build I have seen not sure on the oil leak but just read a post from tony about oil head tanks in the sidewinder section. I spent all day yesterday sanding and buffing my fuel tank and it's still not finished. Well done mate
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:23 pm

Thanx mike, ye i found the oil leak, pipe to oil breather tank wasn't welded! Don't really know why i got oil up around there r
though, i will have a look on post. Ye i polished out my ally welds to make it smooth, not really sure what I'm going to do with it yet, don't want to paint it really. Haven't heard from you in ages you must be busy.
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:21 am

Bit of advice guys, got everything together for a good thrashing but everything is vibrating. Floor,dash etc. I know its not normal to rubber mount the motor but failing this should i rubber washer every fixing point. I think its vibrating so much as its a big single four stroke. Ideas please
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby Tony » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:27 am

Use Silastic under the floor panel & door seal rubber strip under the other panels.
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:07 pm

Good call Tony thanx
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby mike k » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:09 am

I got some rolls of foam rubber from window firm that I am going cut into strips for the panels .... one day....
well, how did it go ...
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:57 am

Hey mike hows you. Ye bit of an anti climax at the time. Put floor in and side,footwell panels ready for a thrashing and the begger wouldn't start. So re built the starter motor and had to replace the starter freewheel gearing. NOW hoping to get her out over the weekend. Hows your build fella.
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby mike k » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:56 am

Hi mate , well the has come to a stop was having a but of a good run but my wife had op late sept and was off work for a month she works with me so back log of paper work was hoping when my daughter went to uni would give me more time but she coming home every weekend and most weekend I am that ing her back which is a 2 hrs round trip its so painfully close after all this time I find myself moving the target date all the time just have to keep chipping away at it
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Re: UK sidewinder build

Postby aceface » Tue May 06, 2014 10:40 am

Finally after all this time got some real testing in. Managed 3rd gear. Seems the right gear ratio for what i want. Suspension working well and nothing fell off. Just a few minor adjustments and we are off to a local track for some real fun. Video to follow
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