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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: pinin_prestatyn] #1132137
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Stanley Steamer mate - world speed record holder I believe at one time!


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: pinin_prestatyn] #1132503
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Originally Posted By: pinin_prestatyn
Cleveland Steamer? Now that is novel! Hope it'll catch on laugh


I cant wait to see how this thread is going to shape up Neil, its a fine beast your building there!

Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: ] #1132509
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It is a great project and i would love a ride it in when finished.

Now hurry up and finish it because I can't get Joe to do any work on my car!!!

Oh and just for you - snowman


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: mr_tickle] #1132522
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It just keeps getting better...


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1162351
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I'm back with Joe on Tuesday to try and get it street legal; I want to come away on Saturday with an MOT.

As we left it, we managed to make the steering column an inch and a half shorter than it needed to be, so we'll remake that as the first thing, and mount the gearstick on the tunnel.

I ordered four more wheels - so now this damn car has *twelve* which should arrive tomorrow, complete with new tyres. Joe and I decided that the complications of the Focus 15" wheels stupid 55mm offset has confused the issue too much; I've got some with 25mm offset which give me another 30mm. It will be getting tyres at 185/55R15 which are the same diameter as 195/50/R15; about 4% smaller than the 205/50/R16 that the coupe expects, but it gives enough space to turn the steering!

If anyone needs wheels for a Ford, watch for my ad on eBay...


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1162507
27/01/2011 11:05
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i may come up to see you Neil!
also as i will be there... may as well see if i can give a helping hand!

Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: ] #1162542
27/01/2011 12:23
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The best helping hand I could give would be to keep it in my pocket! wink laugh


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: DaveG] #1162572
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Tuesday through Saturday, Marco...


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1162597
27/01/2011 14:17
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cool beans!

Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1166065
04/02/2011 08:57
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looks like you will have it running today then Neil!!

so an MOT is possible for Saturday!!!

i must say, having seen the Quaturbo kit car..

it is a lovely bit of Kit, Joes welding is top notch!!

good luck for the MOT tomorrow!

Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1166103
04/02/2011 10:43
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***ing vacuum spigot fell off the turbo...

'Quanturbo', surely?


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1166107
04/02/2011 10:56
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just put another turbo unit onto it!
im sure joes has a few million turbos kicking about!!!

you liking the name?? laugh

Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: ] #1166564
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A bit late now, but a few photo's would really enrich the reading experience. Oh I see - it's because it's a "secret" project!



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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1166678
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Loved this bit....

Originally Posted By: Tracy Emin lookalike
Forgot to say yesterday that Joe's floor is also very yellow; a local gravitational anomaly caused the paint tin to leap to the floor, and resulted in a Jackson Pollock-like spatter effect...


Superb!!!

Now, in the Royal Navy there is a saying that is beaten into you when using tins of paint, and it doesn't matter what rank/rate you are!

"Stick it on the deck, that way it has less distance to fall!"

Excellent write-up Neil and sounds like Joe is the Wizard of the Welder! Well, let me put that another way, without denigrating Joe in any way at all, all those welds on running/steering/suspension gear, and if *one* fails a Damien Hurst painted floor may be the least of your worries! laugh

Whoops! I promised myself I wouldn't include a smiley in this post, sorry! blush

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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1166793
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Pictures to be added to the main thread in the next few minutes; just stuck 48 in photobucket.

http://s156.photobucket.com/albums/t31/nailed_barnacle/Quantum%20engine/Quantum%20engine%20part%203/


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1167151
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can't wait till this is done!!

Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1167237
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It was close enough to running this weekend to taste it... damn!


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1167244
06/02/2011 20:50
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Does this mean you have to give in to the Mrs?

Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1167266
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She has accepted that hospitalisation is sufficient excuse for a delay.


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1167408
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We were so close to getting this running, couple more days and she'll be ready for the MOT.

Jakes simple appendix removal has turned a little sour as he's now got an infection and won't be home just yet frown

Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1167420
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i hope Jakes ok Joe!

good luck for next time Neil and Joe!!!!!

Neil, if you want, next time you go see Joe, i could give you a lift up there!
saves you leaving a car there!!

Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1167512
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Damn, best wishes to Jake, Joe.

I reckon the next stage - the wiring - needs only a single new connection making: the fuel pump wiring. The rest of the wiring can be draped over the wings and clipped together.

One pipe for the PS pump, two connectors for the radiator go and return, and the dipstick tube, and the engine bay's finished. Pair of jump leads to prove it all works... half a day?

Then another day to sort out the actual holes for the loom to come through, build some sort of semblance of a dash, drop the instruments and switches in on temporary mounts, MOT.

Sorted.

It does occur to me though that this might have been a *tad* excessive just to stop the offside dipped headlight fuse blowing every time I went over a hole in the road...


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1168392
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bling!!!!

Bling in your engine bay Neil!?

What is the world coming to?

Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1168405
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That's not bling, that's 'the crap we sell when the chavs come in'. I know that, because that's what the man behind the counter said...


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1168412
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So we "could" call you a chav!!!!!

But we love you too much for that!

Plus sir barnacle chav does not have the same ring to it!! Hahaha

Only playing!
Put some thing nice it like a HKS mushroom filter!

Re: Quantum Coupe - Neil and Joe's secret project! [Re: barnacle] #1168416
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Originally Posted By: barnacle
It does occur to me though that this might have been a *tad* excessive just to stop the offside dipped headlight fuse blowing every time I went over a hole in the road...


Well we needed a solution and I think this option is a great fix laugh

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looking really good, one hell of a build!

Neil, Love the yellow, this following picture feels me with a deep cold forbidding feeling

click to enlarge

I suppose you are kind of used to messes like this laugh

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When you stretch it out, it's about fifteen metres long, I reckon. I don't usually get out of bed for under half a kilometer!


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A result with the insurers today.

Friday I rang them to notify an engine change.
"Yes sir, that will be three hundred and forty pounds."
"Er, no it won't."
"Yes it will, sir."
"Er, the car is insured on a fixed price deal irrespective of engine, through the owner's club. There should be no charge except an admin charge."
"Please hold while I consult a manager..."
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"I'm sorry sir, the manager insists that this is correct."
"OK, don't do anything for now, I'll talk to the club."

Had a long conversation with the chairman of the Quantum club (one upshot of which is that the Quanturbo is now booked for Brooklands on 30th April and Stoneleigh for the Kit Car show on the 1st May).

Phone call this morning:
"Hello, is that Mr Barnes? I've got some good news for you. We got it wrong on Friday..."

Twenty quid for the admin charge. Result.


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Re: Quantum Coupe - Discussion [Re: barnacle] #1169379
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Is this the wire you're missing?
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