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Engineer1949

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548 posts

27 months

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Tuesday 8th May 2012 quote quote all
Only worked on the car this afternoon but got the jigs for the outriggers in place, plus cut all the offending material away, cut and dressed all the internal tube and knocked the in so ready to start fabricating tomorrow, forgot the camera so all pics up tomorrow ,also got the trimmer round need to sort materials colours etc. so moving in the right direction.


john

Engineer1949

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548 posts

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Wednesday 9th May 2012 quote quote all
her we go, today full day all centre spine repairs done, new front body mounts welded in and complete new outrigger to the offside, well pleased plus got a set of vectra injectors they will be off to get cleaned and flow mapped asap.

john



Edited by Engineer1949 on Wednesday 9th May 16:48

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

548 posts

27 months

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Wednesday 9th May 2012 quote quote all
her we go, today full day all centre spine repairs done, new front body mounts welded in and complete new outrigger to the offside, well pleased plus got a set of vectra injectors they will be off to get cleaned and flow mapped asap.

john

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Edited by Engineer1949 on Wednesday 9th May 16:49

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

548 posts

27 months

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Wednesday 9th May 2012 quote quote all
her we go, today full day all centre spine repairs done, new front body mounts welded in and complete new outrigger to the offside, well pleased plus got a set of vectra injectors they will be off to get cleaned and flow mapped asap.

john



Edited by Engineer1949 on Wednesday 9th May 16:47


Edited by Engineer1949 on Wednesday 9th May 20:03

Redv8

65 posts

99 months

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Wednesday 9th May 2012 quote quote all
Looking good... I have to say that whilst I've seen and read a lot about rotten outriggers I've not seen the centre section of the chassis rotten as per your pictures... Looks like the car would have almost broken in two had you not caught it when you did.
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Engineer1949

Original Poster:

548 posts

27 months

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Wednesday 9th May 2012 quote quote all
Its not to frequent but if the heater pipes leak at some time they do tend to corrode in that area the secret when doing chassis work is to shotblast before you start as it always turns up some unexpected rot just like the little holes in the top rail,didnt notice anything before powder coat looked good but rusted underneath.


John

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

548 posts

27 months

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Thursday 10th May 2012 quote quote all
another good day got nearside outrigger on plus welded on all the new fixing nuts to the brackets, made a couple of brackets either side to fix stone protectors to the front rails once its back together plus fitting light channel fixings for the seats dont like the idea of them just fitted to the glassfibre, finish them tomorrow and take it back to prospray for final blast, zinc rich, zinc phosphate and g5 black topcoat then on with the engine build that is all back tomorrow so its all happening, just acouple of pics to update chassis work.


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carsy

2,007 posts

48 months

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Thursday 10th May 2012 quote quote all
Good work John. You will be back on the road next week at this rate.

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

548 posts

27 months

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Saturday 12th May 2012 quote quote all
chassis has gone back to prospray for final coats plus engine parts back from whitmores so engine rebuild next week just a couple of pics

john



Edited by Engineer1949 on Saturday 12th May 15:53

Engineer1949

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548 posts

27 months

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Monday 14th May 2012 quote quote all
Sending money day today sent the deposit for the supercharger to sc power plus sent the vectra injectors to injectortune start in ernest on the engine tomorrow hopfully basically built by end of the week



john

Chilliman

5,145 posts

44 months

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Monday 14th May 2012 quote quote all
John, I'm away tomorrow for a couple of weeks, but would love to come and see the car whilst it's still in bits... When will you start getting it back together?

Cheers,

Chilli

Nosh

715 posts

50 months

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Monday 14th May 2012 quote quote all
Chilliman said:
......for a couple of weeks, but would love to come and see the car whilst it's still in bits...
At this rate, John will be already tracking it!!!

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Engineer1949

Original Poster:

548 posts

27 months

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Tuesday 15th May 2012 quote quote all
I pick the chassis up either friday or monday,i have started on the engine build really only cleaning today plus balanced piston conrod assembly,also masked the block and inlet manifold as they are going to be painted so good day all round,got some more marine work for a couple of days so no more work til thursday,please come any time you are more than welcome.




John

Grey Ghost

3,269 posts

103 months

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Tuesday 15th May 2012 quote quote all
Engineer1949 said:
please come any time you are more than welcome. John
I have been following your thread with interest since you started it and feel a few of us should turn up on the day you are ready to drive your car and accompany you around the local roads biggrin

Engineer1949

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548 posts

27 months

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Wednesday 16th May 2012 quote quote all
That would be very welcome and some refreshment at a suitable establishment will be organised.


John

MPoxon

3,528 posts

56 months

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Wednesday 16th May 2012 quote quote all
A fascinating thread and makes me wish I had some of your skill to undertake similar projects.

Good shout Grey Ghost. I would be up for a little drive as well.

Matthew

7 TVR

2,401 posts

51 months

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Wednesday 16th May 2012 quote quote all
Total respect, look forward to seeing the finished article clap

Engineer1949

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548 posts

27 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
paint people let me down so no block painting etc. today but have started overhauling sundries, distributor new thermostat etc. so no pics i am afraid, hopefully sort the paint issue tomorrow got some other work tomorrow afternoon overhauling a genuine webb junior mower fabulous little bit of kit plus make a rudder indicator, got to get a good week on the car next week.



john

whitewolf

674 posts

49 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
Sometimes i wish i had my chassis shotblasted... I cleaned mine with a wire wheel on the grinder... Took a few weeks and can feel proud of it but seeing yours is bloody good!!! very fast compared to my taimar.

Keep it up :-)

Chilliman

5,145 posts

44 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
John, awesome work biggrin hopefully get a look soon, will pm you when back, probably end of next week..

Cheers,

Chilli
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