MEV Rocket Build

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Mabbx

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199 posts

137 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Racing8 said:
Very nice work there, how much are you expecting it to cost you being built in new parts ?
I am relitivly close to the finishing line now and have a list of final parts and all receipts to date. This link should give you a guide: http://www.smartsrus.com/mev_rocket_kit_in_a_box.h...

Furyblade_Lee

3,824 posts

152 months

Friday 19th August 2011
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Quality! Very nice.

Paul Drawmer

3,823 posts

195 months

Saturday 20th August 2011
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Mabbx said:
Have had some front wings made for the car and a rear wing is currently being made. The contour is from the Mosler GT car. Mainly asthetic look but should help in handeling. Time will tell when its completed:

Brake, clutch lines all fitted. Have gone for fully braided:

Really nice build - I do like to see nice work.

Just one thing,
You have twin master cylinders, but a common feed from one of them to both brake circuits. If you had a leak upstream of the Y joint, you would lose both brake circuits. You could have completely separate circuits by commoning one brake with the clutch master cylinder.

eliot

7,886 posts

182 months

Saturday 20th August 2011
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Love that chrome paint.
You may be interested in my diy calibrated fuel gauge, as i understand the tank is a funny shape. Someone else with a mev made one.
http://www.mez.co.uk/ms13.html

Mabbx

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199 posts

137 months

Saturday 20th August 2011
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Paul Drawmer said:
Really nice build - I do like to see nice work.

Just one thing,
You have twin master cylinders, but a common feed from one of them to both brake circuits. If you had a leak upstream of the Y joint, you would lose both brake circuits. You could have completely separate circuits by commoning one brake with the clutch master cylinder.
Hi Paul,

Yes I am aware of this. This is the standard way most of the builders have fitted them and have had no issues but the risk is always their. I have looked at a three chamber unit made by Tilton, which may be the way to go. It is quite a large unit and would need to mod the caps for the switch but is a neat alternative.


Edited by Mabbx on Saturday 20th August 08:12

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Mabbx

Original Poster:

199 posts

137 months

Saturday 20th August 2011
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eliot said:
Love that chrome paint.
You may be interested in my diy calibrated fuel gauge, as i understand the tank is a funny shape. Someone else with a mev made one.
http://www.mez.co.uk/ms13.html
Many thanks, may well be in contact.

chuntington101

5,668 posts

164 months

Tuesday 23rd August 2011
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Can i ask who built that engine for you? Also how much power are you looking at making once its supercharged?

Cracking build there! Love the carbon. smile

Mabbx

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199 posts

137 months

Wednesday 24th August 2011
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chuntington101 said:
Can i ask who built that engine for you? Also how much power are you looking at making once its supercharged?

Cracking build there! Love the carbon. smile
The last engine built with this supercharger (i have only found 1 other) produced 310BHP and 250ft/lb torque on a rolling road. I have done a little more with mine and can go further with the head if needed but will be more than happy with 270+bhp with whats been done with a nice relaitve torque curve. The charge cooler being made should also be able to keep the power consistent throught the temperature also (hopefully).

Mabbx

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199 posts

137 months

Monday 5th September 2011
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More progress. Had some front splitter stays made from ST.ST and the carbon fibre bonnet arrived. Origional GRP unit weighing 6kg and this bonnet weighing 1.8kg. Still very strong.



Also had some vinal artwork made to follow contour of bonnet:



Bonnet complete with Aerocatch and hydraulic lifters.

Mabbx

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199 posts

137 months

Monday 5th September 2011
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Engine in and Rocket been away to Road Track Race in Nottingham to have custom exhaust made:







Very very pleased with the results. Exhaust is now off again to be ceramic coated. Should be back in a week.

Edited by Mabbx on Monday 5th September 19:26

Mabbx

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199 posts

137 months

Monday 5th September 2011
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Sneek pre-view of the Supercharger bracket. Currently at anodisers and should be with me this week:



Build is coming together now and more bits on the way !!

chuntington101

5,668 posts

164 months

Tuesday 6th September 2011
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Mabbx said:
Sneek pre-view of the Supercharger bracket. Currently at anodisers and should be with me this week:



Build is coming together now and more bits on the way !!
Bl00dy hell are you planning on bolting a Procharge F2 on there?!?! lol

Mabbx

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199 posts

137 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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chuntington101 said:
Bl00dy hell are you planning on bolting a Procharge F2 on there?!?! lol
lol. The bracket has been made by Rotrex, so who am I to argue !! The bracket acually does a lot. It has to hold the supercharger (obviously), altenator, 3 jocky wheels, tensioner and acts as the new engine mount (replacing old engine mount) to make a nice neat arangement - so has to be solid. As you can appreciate for it all to work correctly without continiously recking belts or loosing BHP through slipage or miss-alignment, this was the best engineered route without having somthing hideous or several brackets.

Brabus Jord

1,578 posts

135 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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Mabbx said:
You really should tidy that messy garage..... wink


Amazing build! congrats on your work!

chuntington101

5,668 posts

164 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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Mabbx said:
lol. The bracket has been made by Rotrex, so who am I to argue !! The bracket acually does a lot. It has to hold the supercharger (obviously), altenator, 3 jocky wheels, tensioner and acts as the new engine mount (replacing old engine mount) to make a nice neat arangement - so has to be solid. As you can appreciate for it all to work correctly without continiously recking belts or loosing BHP through slipage or miss-alignment, this was the best engineered route without having somthing hideous or several brackets.
Oh ok then. lol Seems like a good idea. smile

Chris.

Yazza54

15,701 posts

109 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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I must say the mev chassis looks very well engineered as does the work you're doing

The Black Flash

8,776 posts

126 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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Not seen this before, looking really nice smile

Bizarro

127 posts

103 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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Nice work, chrome and carbon looks greatthumbup

MG CHRIS

6,335 posts

95 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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That is a nice looking car you got there should fly when you get it on the road. MEV are making some very nice looking and very affordable kits, the sonic 7 and the X5 are the best of the lot i think wouldn't miind building a mev x5 that looks fantastic.

Mabbx

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199 posts

137 months

Friday 9th September 2011
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MG CHRIS said:
That is a nice looking car you got there should fly when you get it on the road. MEV are making some very nice looking and very affordable kits, the sonic 7 and the X5 are the best of the lot i think wouldn't miind building a mev x5 that looks fantastic.
The Sonic is what got me initially interested in the MEV vehicles and still like it alot - but opted for the Rocket in the end. Stuart/RTR and the MEV team are doing wonders for the brand and are continiously moving forward with ideas and supporting MEV owners with fantastic events. My opinion obviously, but very happy that I chose the Rocket and an MEV vehicle.