Slot Car Stuff
|Noses, Hoses and Battery's Oh My...
How SRV and Zappa can cure Brain Numbness from listening to too
|Well, It's been a few weeks of fiddling with pipes and wires and
stuff. Since both my fuel tank and header pipes where out being
worked on I had time to fit hoses, wires and other assorted things.
The build at this point seems slow to look at it through these
pictures but I am still working at the same speed as when I was
doing all the other major assemblies.
|Below you'll find shots of the water hose fitting, the first time the
nose was installed on the car, and work on the battery. The battery
is a modification to the build. I'm using an Odyssey battery instead
of the Banner battery supplied from Caterham. The new battery is
smaller and more importantly it's a dry cell battery that can handle
the needs of starting the car. I wasn't real keen on having a battery
full of acid directly above the computer for the engine. At some point
I know it would drip/boil over or otherwise wreak havoc on my
computer. The Odyssey takes care of those concerns. However, it
doesn't like to have a draw on it continually. I'll need to connect a
battery minder or use some sort of cutout switch when the car sits
for an extended period.
|Finally, you'll find shots of the attic parts storage. I should have
taken these before now. These are the parts that I knew I wouldn't
need for a while so I tucked them away until now when I grab the
bit I need for the build.
|Oh yea, during all of this fiddling with little parts I listened to NPR a
lot. After a while it got to me. I can only be so mono tone just so
long. I had to get out the Rush, Satriani, SRV, Skynard, ZZ Top and
Zappa to cure my mono tone blues. I even dug out a Coast to Coast
episode to have some change in my build "music". Not that anyone
cares what I listen to but it is part of the build experience.
|Nose in Attic.
|Toys in the Attic...
|Wings and Hood
|Carpet and Soft Bits
|Case Ready to
||Hose Test Fitting
(It's in focus)
|Clamp used to
guide cutting of
|Baby's First Nose
|Looking up my
|Cool isn't it...
|Caterham DeDion 2004
Ford Zetec SVT 2.0L