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About Hamish

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  • Birthday 08/21/1986

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  1. Hamish

    Audi quattro S1 E2

    Not been here in ages! Sorry for the lack of updates, life seems to get in the way! You will be happy to hear the car is still progressing although at a much slower rate compared to years gone by. I will have a full update shortly.
  2. Hamish

    Audi quattro S1 E2

    Well as said I unfortunately was taken off my bike on the velodrome back in September and broke my shoulder right through the cup. This nicely timed with moving into a new house the week before so progress has been slow. I did however manage to get the car moved last months from my parents house so I am back onto it now. Car being prized out of its garage! It fought us all the way as its up higher on the jig it wouldn't come out without both ends of the floor being dropped! That meant I could start on the body panels. First were the rear aches which I bought to replace the old ones as I wanted rid of the B pillar totally. To go with the outer arches I also chopped up the inner kevlar arch tubs to fit. Bonnet was next, this needed clearance for the top mounts and cage tubes. Finally it was the rest of the panels for a trial fit up: Finally I managed to pick up some AP racing rear calipers from a WRC mini. To go with them 330 x 32mm AP racing J hook discs So that bring the project up to date. More work to be done properly finalising all of the panels, its great to be back working on it in a much better environment. So good having the jig on wheels able to spin it around!
  3. Hamish

    Audi quattro S1 E2

    Sadly I sold my inconel pipes to make an exhaust manifold. I still have the 2 sets of magnesium BBS E50's though!
  4. Hamish

    Audi quattro S1 E2

    Have been continuing the work on the car over the past few months. Now have all the floor cleaned back, welded and repaired where required. All the roll cage is welded and finally got the steering and pedals mounted. [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2825_zpsbqidgcet.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2828_zpsuwkci4gs.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2852_zpsuqgyiwcy.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2844_zpszxs45kjf.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2846_zpsphyeub3b.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2843_zpsf9c4fogw.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2850_zpsxepbbqw8.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2849_zpsggspefdy.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2853_zpsiuu7hvim.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2854_zpsmtbtcr5y.jpg.html][/URL] Finally around to fitting the panels up now which is going to be a lot of work but its slowly progressing.
  5. Hamish

    20vT Dax Rush

    Great to see you are still working on this Matt! Getting on for the longest build or does Kenny still hold that title?!
  6. Hamish

    Audi quattro S1 E2

    After I finished in the engine bay it was onto the inside of the car. First job was to weld the harness bosses into place. These go through the cage bar bolted in at the rear and welded at the front, no chance they can move! [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2794_zpsqricr85q.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2796_zps6p1j1ksc.jpg.html][/URL] Next was onto cutting out the rust in the floor and welding new metal in. It was largely solid so not that many issues to sort. [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2801_zpsbhuxiou1.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2804_zpsciqyhurq.jpg.html][/URL] Next I welded the front section of cage [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2799_zps3yda5pge.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2798_zpswnssdrw3.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2805_zpsmjntl5mw.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2806_zpsdsxzvids.jpg.html][/URL] Welded the underside from lying on my back in the foot wells which was bloody awkward! [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2807_zpsjudqush6.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2808_zpsojabobuw.jpg.html][/URL] The final bit of welding to do on the floor was to get the tunnel finally welded up [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2814_zpsqn1ndhpe.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2811_zpsmric3nmi.jpg.html][/URL] That leaves the floor ready to strip down and prime [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2812_zpsqcd04p4r.jpg.html][/URL] A couple of deliveries to keep me busy over Christmas. A lifeline snap off boss to start the steering [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2792_zps6sq63fpf.jpg.html][/URL] Finally a Tilton reverse pedal box which puts the master cylinders under your feet which allows it to be pushed tighter to the fire wall. [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2789_zpspnv5utkn.jpg.html][/URL] Hope to have the steering and pedals mounted in the next couple of weeks then its onto the rear floor and the final welding on the cage.  
  7. Hamish

    tweaked black mk2 abf

    Next level work on the detail on this mate! Superb work.
  8. Hamish

    Project 6R32T

    Great to see the progress on this fella! You are flying along with some very complicated parts!
  9. Hamish

    Audi quattro S1 E2

    Yeah the bay was very time consuming but looks great now its finished in one colour!   The arches were done by Andy Krinks of Quattro design very nice panels.
  10. Hamish

    Audi quattro S1 E2

    Moved onto working on the other side at the base of the A pillar same process as the first. Cut and bent an infill to connect the inner sill to the A pillar bar: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2754_zpsrlkwsdlx.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2757_zpsxmeycmsr.jpg.html][/URL] 3mm spreader plates cut and welded into place: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2759_zpsfmyvx9fs.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2760_zpsz3uzqwtx.jpg.html][/URL] Next I moved onto the wheel arches and finishing off the engine bay. There was a bulge for the throttle pedal stop which on my other car gets very close to the tyre so it had to come out: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2752_zpsii6lwiz0.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2750_zpspuwyw0ff.jpg.html][/URL] Removed and plated over [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2787_zpsnw0lilyn.jpg.html][/URL] Many little repairs in the engine bay and the cage welded up then stripped back to bare metal and given a coat of paint to stop the rust [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2773_zpskhe0rjab.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2774_zpsojzdmtsj.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2777_zps21aldqhb.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2783_zpsrbp7zete.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2784_zpsj27ir1fz.jpg.html][/URL] Cage tied into the inner arch to strengthen the steering rack mounting: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2778_zpsdeysg986.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2779_zpsouh9c1ch.jpg.html][/URL] Finally I had a pair of kevlar inner arches made up. These will keep the weight nice and low and should stand up to the stones from the rear tyres [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2762_zpsqhvlcevk.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2788_zpsqgdyqcmo.jpg.html][/URL] Lacquered on the inside. I will leave them bare kevlar I think so should look cool when the car is finished. [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2763_zps25caoq3t.jpg.html][/URL] Back onto the inside of the car next to chase through the repairs and cage welding.
  11. Hamish

    The Big Bad Golf: VW Golf II Rallye G60

    Coll little video. Does that have a factory fitted 16v? It looks a very OEM install.
  12. Hamish

    Audi quattro S1 E2

    Had a long break from the car over summer due to other commitments. Now the nights are drawing in I have been back working on the shell. Got a week off work this week so really starting to crack back on with it! First up was to replace the engine mounts as the standard ones have always looked a bit weak to me. The engine will be a stressed member on this build so something a bit stronger will be helpful. So I welded up a boss on top of the standard mounts so I knew where they were meaning the old mounts could be sliced off the chassis: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2470_zpsmtkxlafl.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2469_zpspbritvp7.jpg.html][/URL] Bosses machined up and welded directly to the subframe pick up: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2708_zpsybaltgtl.jpg.html][/URL] Top bar could then be removed: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2711_zps7ojygm51.jpg.html][/URL] Chassis plated over to hide the fact it runs right through: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2718_zpsz3njcga5.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2721_zpspl6v9gjh.jpg.html][/URL] Added 2 extra tubes to beef it up a little not that it needed it! It also helps to shape the mount into something a little more pleasing on the eye: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2726_zpsxgumqkac.jpg.html][/URL] Roof folded up and added on top to give it some shape: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2731_zpszwnvaxbv.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2734_zpshwf6mxjm.jpg.html][/URL] Similar process on the other side although the shape is different due to its positioning being different: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2692_zpss44d7cmi.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2699_zpsuybzle9y.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2705_zpsq0fkwnor.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2732_zpswzleqqdt.jpg.html][/URL] Last bit was to check the block bolted back in, all is good! [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2730_zpsgqobf0bm.jpg.html][/URL] Next I moved onto the A pillar area of the car which had been left quite a mess after dropping the A pillar cage bar through. So first the cut off A pillar was notched and welded back into place around the tube: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2741_zpsqb4q0jn6.jpg.html][/URL] Inner sill area cut back for a new plate to go in to connect it to the cage: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2737_zpsavqczlje.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2735_zpsjoaf591u.jpg.html][/URL] 3mm spreader plates cut up to tie the A pillar bar into the shell and to continue the inner sill through: [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2742_zps9sefy0pg.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2744_zpsi8bcllwf.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2748_zps9vnyxx1x.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2746_zpsme56ilgf.jpg.html][/URL] Onto the other side tomorrow to get it tidied up to the same standard. I also made a little purchase over the summer of some seats I have always wanted for the car a pair of Recarco SPA's. These versions are from Prodrive and are marked up as being used by Peter Solberg. I will be recovering them with new Recaro covers as STI doesn't really belong in the quattro! [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2640_zpspnqyncqz.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2641_zpsv2ttwufc.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2642_zpsbk2w2fdx.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2645_zpszoanrcor.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s135.photobucket.com/user/HamishWhite1986/media/SAM_2646_zpssl7q9ero.jpg.html][/URL] Hopefully it wont be as long until the next update! I have the enthusiasm back now really want to get the shell finished this winter!
  13. Ran the car at Ten of the Best on Saturday. The event takes place at Elvington airfield near York. Its an event to find the fastest street legal car in the UK over 3 events, drag racing, top speed and handling. The event is dominated by Japanese cars so its good fun to get stuck in amongst them! I had a christening on Sunday so only ran the Saturday. The car ran perfectly all day only needing fuel!   First up was the handling around a short course laid out with cones. Hard to follow to begin with but no risk of crashing. Course was a bit tight to get the car opened up properly but still managed to finish 17th overall out of 120 runners. Video of one of the early runs whilst I was learning the layout. Car decided it would like to have a little over steer in the fast left hander near the start! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3HDPsyP9nw&feature=youtu.be Next up was over to the drag strip and top speed. I didn't make any changes to the car between the handling circuit so was running with high tyre pressure and the diff unlocked. Managed to run a 10.9 @132mph and onto a top speed of 162.763mph in a standing kilometer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBv9CjfhxCI&feature=youtu.be Would have been a lot more in the car if I had chased the quarter time, probably around a 10.5 but was enjoying the handling circuit too much! Dont feel much motivation to chase faster times in the quarter now. Hopefully get to some more events this year!
  14. Hamish

    Project 6R32T

    Progress looks superb mate! You are flying on with the progress, putting me to shame!
  15. Just realised that I have put this into the wrong thread! Yes it wasn't the cheapest thing I have ever bought! Yes it will get painted on the outside I think.