Monday, May 11, 2009

At last, the registration is completed

Since the end of last week I have my Belgian license plates and paperwork. Finally I can start driving my Westfield.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Again I'm 1 step closer to getting my Belgian license plate. On Friday my Westfield passed the Belgian technical control. The Paperwork is on its way to Brussels and I should know something more by the end of the week.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Back home

My Westie is back home.
The trip to Westfield started at 3AM at home, and 11PM I was back :-)
The weather gods must like me because the last days it was total chaos in the UK because of heavy snowfall. Roads where clear on the day I was there.
Picture before and after a good cleaning. I would not recommend an open trailer for this trip.

Monday, February 2, 2009

A picture you have to see... One almost finished westfield, and a new westfield chassis that has to become a racer at the same time in my garage.
Some news about my westie...
Saturday the 7th of February I'm going to Westfield to pick up my westie. They have finished the UK registration for me. Now I only have to get through the Belgian registration and I'm on the road. It took a lot more time than I planned (hoped) to get the car Road legal in Belgium, but I hope we will get a nice summer, than all will be forgotten soon.

Also the second Westfield I've build (for Louis) has passed all the needed tests and paper work in de the UK. This car will also be on the road this summer.

Because I had some free space in my garage, I've started the 3th build of a westfield. Again a SEiW SDV MX5 but this time the destination is not a road legal car, but a race car for the circuit.

Pictures will follow soon.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Future Planning

After some really bad news about my SVA we (I and the Belgian importer) decided to try it through another way that should work. This will take some months again ,.... But as it's almost winter I don't care. My westfield will become a 2009 on paper. And I have some other projects to keep me busy.

I'm finishing another SDV westfield for Louis. He does not have the place or the skills to build the car himself. So I'm building and Louis is helping and learning about his car. This project should be finished by the end of november.

After that I'm going to build a Circuit version of the Westfield SDV MX5. It's already ordered and should arrive in 6 to 8 weeks. This car will start as a standard 1.6 that I'm going to race in the new 2009 roadstercup. (7 races on Belgian circuits) The plan is to upgrade the car between each race. Testing each new upgrade step by step. So that I know what works and what doesn't. Ultimate dream is to bold on a turbo but I will have to check my bank and sponsors for that.

This one westfield adventure is growing to be a massive hobby that eating up all my spare time. (but I like it)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First REAL testdrive

Saterday the 22th I went to the track day at Coix-en-ternois, organised by the 7RCB (7 and Roadsterclub Belgium)
Not the best solution to test drive a car on a circuit the first time, but I really wanted to drive a few km's this summer.
Real fun and not a single technical problem with the car.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mid august now and still no SVA...
To be able to drive the car at least one day this summer I've registered myself for a trackday in Croix, the 23th of august. Not the best way to test a newly build car but at this time I don't see any other options to drive it this year.

Also in I've ordered some new wheels. I've gone for the Borbet new LV4 wheels. I'll post some pictures of them on the car later this week.

The second westfield I'm building is getting together nice. I still hope to finish it by the end of september but as I'm waiting for parts this could hold me from reaching this date.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Bye Bye Summer

I'm posting this mesage even if almost nobody can read itat this time.
Why is my blog closed, you will hear about that later.
Whats been going on: My westfield is just collecting dust, still no news about registration or SVA. And there is a long waiting list for SVA so it will not be ok for this summer. Lucky its not a really good summer this year.

I'm also working on a second westfield. Louis, someone I've encountered at the belgian 7 & Roadsterclub had a westfield that was build by someone else. For various reasons they asked me to finish the car. The plan is to finish that by the end of september.

Monday, June 16, 2008

test drive

On saterday Joel Maclot, an other Westfield builder from Belgium, came over to look at my car. He was also very kind to let me have a test drive in his westfield. The things I've already noticed on my car during my little test drive where also noticeable on his car. I think the MX5 gearbox feels better than the Ford one, and the engine is much more rev happy.
To bad it was only a short visit because on saterday it was also the annual "7 & Roadsterclub belgium" tour and BBQ. I didn't want to mis this event, even without my Westfield (still no registration) it was a fun day as passenger in a Tiger super 6

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

There's still no information ...
If there are other builders who read this, I would like to hear your story about the SVA...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Still playing the waiting game :-(

Monday, April 28, 2008

Not been able to drive my car because it did not go to the SVA yet I was only to take it out for some pictures in front of the house.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Its ready

The final "build" entry of this blog. Because the build is done. An new entries will be about me driving it (or building an other one)

Friday, April 11, 2008

It's been a while so here's a large update.
What has been done:

-Made the hole for the feul filler cap.
-Test fitted the seats, and found out that the fixed bold at the rear of the seat is welded into the wrong hole.
-Installed the bonnet locks.
-Installed the front window.
-test fitted the roof frame.
-fixed the rear lights.
-I did the final installation of the windscreen wipers(only to see the they are in the wrong possition. I will have to remove the windscreen motor again to change the resting possition again. and bend the wiper arms.
-and closed the holes that are not needed. (ford place for the handbrake, and holes for the normal seatbelts.

This weekend I will try to fix the front fenders and install the interieur. And that should finish my westfield...