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NigelB
14-01-19, 11:06 PM
So the kitchen and garage works to the house is complete, Christmas and NewYear are over and my build can finally start for real.

I've started a build blog at:

NigelBLS3Cobra.blogspot.com

I'll try to keep that updated but will add to this thread as well.

I've started with a rolling chassis with engine and gearbox installed to give me a fighting chance of getting it on the road for summer 2020. Wish me well. No doubt there will be a number of question to follow. Many thanks.

String
15-01-19, 05:55 AM
Looking good so far Nigel. Best with your build.

Pickmaster
21-01-19, 04:47 PM
AK kits are like Airfix kits they just fit perfectly together out of the box
Enjoy your build

NigelB
24-01-19, 04:47 PM
High on the list of jobs to do before the body is reunited with the chassis is to fit the heater. So I thought I would give it a go.

AK recommend either a heater from the MK2 VW Polo or the Heat3 heater from CBS. I have decided to go for the Heat3 unit and put it in a box.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7847/39898169893_3c596692bc.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23MExSV)Heater Fitted. (https://flic.kr/p/23MExSV) by MarlinBuild (https://www.flickr.com/photos/marlinbuild/), on Flickr

I have made the box out of Aluminium sheet and fitted it to the engine bay bulkhead. All seems OK from this side and I'll think about routing air to the demisters and cabin when I come to do the interior.

cperry
24-01-19, 04:51 PM
Is that fitted as high and as far back as possible? Maybe a clash with the gearbox there......

NigelB
24-01-19, 06:10 PM
I marked the position of the engine, bell housing and chassis cross member on the side of the footwell before I started. It all looks OK (providing my measurements were OK........!!)

NigelB
30-01-19, 10:45 PM
I have now fitted the fuel pump and filter.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4831/31991652377_a0f23f5a8e.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QJZzFp)Fuel filter and pump (https://flic.kr/p/QJZzFp) by MarlinBuild (https://www.flickr.com/photos/marlinbuild/), on Flickr


There seems to be some different opinions as to whether to put a filter before the pump or not. The pump suppliers say you must. But they also tend to say that the pump should be within 600mm of the tank. I cannot find an acceptable way of fitting a pre pump filter and keeping within 600mm in the AK. So I have fitted free flowing 50 micron filter anyway and, with crossed fingers, fitted the pump approx 750mm from the tank.

So should I fit another finer filter downstream of the pump prior to the fuel rail. The belts and braces solution is to fit one but is it really necessary........??

AKCharlie
31-01-19, 09:28 AM
I had issues with dirt in petrol when abroad. Injector blocked etc. Northampton M/Sport sorted the issue and stated I should have another filter before the engine. They put this on while I was there and kept the paper filter which they stated is fine for the LS3.
Charlie

incey1966
31-01-19, 03:32 PM
I think the idea is to have a coarse filter before the pump to protect the pump and then a finer gauge filter closer to the fuel rail/carbs to protect those.

NigelB
02-02-19, 11:10 AM
Thanks for that. It certainly 'feels' like the right thing to do.......

Charlie, was there a link or pic of the 'this' one you mention.

Thanks

Nigel

AKCharlie
03-02-19, 11:12 AM
It was a Sytec high flow filter which Demon Tweeks or Merlin supply. If you have a Demon Tweeks Catalogue it is on page 325 - £46.28. Get spare paper filters!
Charlie


Thanks for that. It certainly 'feels' like the right thing to do.......

Charlie, was there a link or pic of the 'this' one you mention.

Thanks

Nigel

NigelB
18-03-19, 11:05 PM
Is that fitted as high and as far back as possible? Maybe a clash with the gearbox there......


It looks like we're OK. The body was refitted at the weekend and apart from needing no modify the heater pipework, the fit is good. Phew.............

http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=37256&stc=1