Vectis Build

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Richard
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Name: Richard Shaw

Vectis Build

Postby Richard » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:12 pm

Hello,
Finally got round to joining the forum. I am building a Vectis and would like to know if anyone else on the site is doing so as well?
Thanks
Richard

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pigeondave
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Name: David Malenczak
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Re: Vectis Build

Postby pigeondave » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:39 pm

Hello and welcome.

Is that the one that uses the MGF rear subframe?

Richard
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Re: Vectis Build

Postby Richard » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:26 pm

The Original Vectis did use the MGF subframe, but mine is the development chassis that Jeremy built without the subframe so a fair bit lighter. It is the "inbetween" model between what the Vectis is now and what it was when it first came out.
Bought it directly from Jeremy in Scamblesby. My car has been a long time in the building - as they say "life gets in the way!" Doing the wiring now.

ruaricoles
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Name: Ruari Coles

Re: Vectis Build

Postby ruaricoles » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:51 pm

Enjoy the build, and share lots of photos!

Pat Sharpe
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Name: Pat Sharpe

Re: Vectis Build

Postby Pat Sharpe » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:27 pm

Hi Richard,
I have a J16 with the MGF re-subframe.
I was registered about 3 years ago.

Pat

guyschofield
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Name: Guy Schofield

Re: Vectis Build

Postby guyschofield » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:04 pm

Hiya,

I'm also building a Vectis! Just bought a part built one with a VVC engine. Unpacking all the boxes will begin soon!

Is yours the green one that Jeremy built with the modded induction?

Cheers,
Guy

Pat Sharpe
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Re: Vectis Build

Postby Pat Sharpe » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:06 am

Hi Guy,
I saw that one on eBay - that's a bargain!
No, mine is French Blue but if you are going to use the VVC engine then it wont fit under the rear clam unless you modify the inlet. I got Bogg Brothers to shorten mine. You only use the bottom have of the ali plenum and then invert it. But I still needed a small bulge for clearance of the VVC actuator.
You could try mounting the engine a bit lower, but it's already very low.

Pat

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Name: Guy Schofield

Re: Vectis Build

Postby guyschofield » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Hi Pat,

Good to know, there's a whole load of exhaust and induction research to be done imminently! Thanks for the advice!

Cheers,
Guy


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