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 MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]

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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:03 am

Got some pics!
I've finally got a rolling chassis but only got 10 days of the build off remaining so I might not make it Sad







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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:30 am

Better get goin boy!!!!! I've pulled off worse than this, you just gotta give up some sleep!
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:59 am

Yeah, or skip school Razz I am off the monday before the deadline which is a bonus!
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:39 pm

*cough cough* "mom i'm sick i cant go to school today"
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:57 pm

Lol Very Happy

Checklist as of 20/11/2016
  • Suspension


  • Engine


  • Steering


  • Brakes


  • Pulleys/Belts


  • Shifter


  • Wiring


That's seven things left.
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:44 pm

So...
I'm pretty certain that I will not qualify for the build off. I will try, but it is unlikely.

In other news, on Saturday, I got a chop saw (early Christmas present Wink). I cuts steel, wood and plastic, and produces no heat and hardly any sparks. It great for doing complicated angle etc.

Hopefully by the weekend I will have the engine (12hp briggs flatty) running.
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:18 pm

Well, you got 6 days. Just do quick meals and powernap lol.

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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:39 pm

...not quite that easy Dougie boy! I'm still not happy with my front suspension brackets. The left one is slightly crooked.
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:02 pm

@MatthewD wrote:
The left one is slightly crooked.

Story of my life. Be fine. #powernap

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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:53 pm

It's pretty bad, you can see in it a few pics at the top of the page. That's the second time I've tried to get it spot on.
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:03 pm

Looks good enough for an offroad rig to me, so long nothing binds.

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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:46 pm

You gotta remember that when tacking stuff, it will tilt towards the tack. I think that is what may have caused your suspension bracket to be off a little. It really should be fine though, these arent precision vehicles doing 60mph with everything having to go together flawlessly.
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:23 am

Yeah, I'll just leave it for now. After all it is just a hand built machine Smile
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:23 am

You can so it man! I made a mower that started out as a frame run and drive in 14 days! Thats with school and a lot of other stuff going on. I know i gave up on mine, but you can finish it! I want to see it at least run and drive, if it doesnt have brakes, thats minor details just dont let them see you downshift Wink
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:04 pm

Yeah I haven't given up yet!

Anyway, dragged her outside to see if I could get some good pics but it was a little too dark for a good shot.






So, the engine is mounted. Found my shifter linkage that I thought I'd lost, so hopefully by tomorrow I should have steering, shifter finished and the engine running.

And here's the chop saw


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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:33 pm

god im jealous nice chopsaw haha and nice work on that build, its turining out great ! batter be fast tho 1 day left \
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:01 pm

Yeah it's real handy! Anyway, the engine is mounted and running.




I nicked the tank from the other Westwood for testing. It was full of two year of fuel that has been sitting for ages, it was turning red and smelt awful. I was pretty certain that it wouldn't start but I hooked the jump leads up to the starter and away she went! Gotta love those old Briggs flatties! Btw, that isn't the original carb or air filter, it's an earlier one piece Briggs from an I/C.

I don't think I'll meet the deadline because I just ran out of welding rods but ah well, there's always another Build off to try out my luck Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:38 pm

So here's the checklist as of 29/11/2016


  • Brakes


  • Pulleys/Belts


  • Shifter


That's 4 things left
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:52 pm

Ahhhhh!!! You got this!!! Just drill and bolt on from now on!
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:11 pm

Lol man, I think I'll call it a day. Be interesting to see who wins this one.
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:18 pm

I'd like to say, you have done a great job to date.

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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:30 pm

Cheers man! I'm still learning Smile
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:50 pm

Thanks for moving the thread Doug Wink Gonna have an update in the next week. Hopefully getting a 12hp I/C this week.
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:04 pm

But I want updates NOW.

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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:12 pm

But I don't have any updates or pics so what's the point Doug? Lol
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PostSubject: Re: MatthewD's Westwood S1200 Build [2016 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:37 pm

Do something so you can post updates.

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