Collecting the Zeus

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Re: Collecting the Zeus

Postby jeffw » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:00 am

Some updates on the Zeus.

Exhaust can is with Kev at Zero Exhausts to refill the wadding and to make a new Oval can to try and get the current static noise test down from 108dB. Hopefully it will get under 100dB.

I've been able to reconfigure the Motec dash using a very expensive CAN to USB connector and have now also got a Ethernet to Life ECU connector.

New Varley battery fitted and the car now starts first press of the button even from cold, which is pretty impressive given what it is, starts and then idles at 2000rpm even from cold.

The whole car is off shortly to get the Roll Hoop modified the same as the other chassis has been. This is in parallel with getting the ROPS design certified by the MSA. Currently getting someone to draw up the other chassis' ROPS so we can present that the the MSA for an homologation number, once we have that the chassis can go to MIRA to be deflection tested. Assuming it passes we then get a certificate from the MSA for the ROPS. I can then get my Zeus (chassis number 3) scrutineered for a MSA Vehicle Passport. At which point the car will be MSA legal.

Hopefully this will all be done by the time I'm back on two feet in May.

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Re: Collecting the Zeus

Postby jeffw » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:23 pm

In other news, if you start the Zeus without a silencer it is very, very loud. Who knew !

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Re: Collecting the Zeus

Postby jeffw » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:00 pm

and while I'm talking to myself, damn my right leg itches under the plaster.

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Re: Collecting the Zeus

Postby Nash » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:03 pm

jeffw wrote:In other news, if you start the Zeus without a silencer it is very, very loud. Who knew !


No video and bleeding ears, didn’t happen :)
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Re: Collecting the Zeus

Postby zxr400 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:10 pm

be worth the wate :D

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Re: Collecting the Zeus

Postby jeffw » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:17 pm

Nash wrote:
jeffw wrote:In other news, if you start the Zeus without a silencer it is very, very loud. Who knew !


No video and bleeding ears, didn’t happen :)


Neighbours don't want take 2 on that one lol...

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Re: Collecting the Zeus

Postby greenwoo » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:20 pm

err, so why was the silencer of the car Jeff?
bored and tinkering???

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Re: Collecting the Zeus

Postby jeffw » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:30 pm

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Re: Collecting the Zeus

Postby jeffw » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:31 pm

The silencer was pretty empty of wadding so Kev from Zero Exhausts very kindly came and took it off the car. He is going to repack it and make me a better, oval, silencer which will fit the space as well.

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Re: Collecting the Zeus

Postby Wingco » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:04 am

I bet you can’t wait to get back in the car Jeff, ok a slight understatement I suppose !!!
Don’t rush back though Jeff, you need to be 100% to get back in the drivers seat, then you can enjoy.
Looking forward to seeing this stunning car on the track.
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