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Engineer1949

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583 posts

31 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
thought i ought to start a new thread as i got properly going today, just a few pics on todays progress, got the body off up on stands, moved the chassis over up on stands, stripped all brakes, fuel lines, brake lines and complete front suspension so well pleased more tommorrow.


john





ChimpanLucky

4,678 posts

66 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
Nice work, that chassis looks pretty good to me.

Another case of the older silver/grey chassis lasting significantly better that the early 1997/8 white ones?

Keep the photos coming thumbup

Ropps

591 posts

34 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
good stuff! great to see! keep the photo's coming and progress of your rebuild..

Engineer1949

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583 posts

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
didnt get so much done today, had to repair a cracked sump for a local garage first plus fit some new hoses to a broom 37, (boat), but stripped out all the transmission and rear suspension just the engine to lift out tommorrow, this is the view out of my workshop anyone place it?





john

OleVix

665 posts

35 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
You seem to know what you are doing smile good luck with the project... was it a big hassle to lift the body off the frame?
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Engineer1949

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
I lifted the body of using two lihgt chain hoists one with a timber support across under the inner wings just in front of the engine and the other above the rear cockpit , i used a lifting sling through speaker holes and just slowly lifted checking all the while,only wires i forgot where the speedo sensor feeds once the body is high enough wheel out the chassis lower body onto 25ltr cans with ply pads to suit then used the same hoists to lift the chassis onto its stands, cant stand all this bending much easier at a good working height.




John

Chilliman

5,425 posts

48 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
John, looks like somewhere near Brundle to me, although at first I thought it might be Horning wink

I used to live in Wroxham smile

EGB

1,665 posts

44 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
John. How old are those Bridgestones (now hard rubber?). Could be a lethal combination with newer softer rubber brand on the rear. (loose the front end first?) They were on mine, now with same tyres front and back, a sublime safe drive.

Engineer1949

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
dead on chilliman just upstream from brooms of brundall, the tyres are an unknown as they came with the car new track day tyres will be fitted not sure what yet will ask on here nearer the time,as to today again not a full day just morning got the steering rack out plus the pedal box and the last piece of dash, just the heater to go now, couple of pics of empty shell.





john

EGB

1,665 posts

44 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
Good pics John. Keep it going. Chimp and Griff guys more than interested. Norfolk Broads are a relief after the M25. Reed lined banks better than a scrape with the armco! Fond memories.



Edited by EGB on Friday 27th April 19:42

Nosh

720 posts

54 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
Some of these pics are really useful for ops who want to know where 'holes' are that are designed to be there!!

Excellent stuff, John

Keep em coming!!

carsy

2,075 posts

52 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
Good going John. Do you see what i mean about the crank pulley being close to the chassis cross member. you still confident about knocking up the wider pulleys and getting them all lined up.

Engineer1949

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583 posts

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
Still confident am speaking with sc power monday hopefully to finalise supply of the blower so i can get cracking on pulleys brackets etc. before i pull down the engine for overhaul


John

EGB

1,665 posts

44 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
Dont forget Mat Smith TVR Sports Cars Downham Market for top advice. Also RPI Engineering, near Norwich.

Edited by EGB on Sunday 29th April 10:55

Engineer1949

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Tuesday 1st May 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for the advise, i have used rpi for some while built a lambo countach many years ago but have not dealt with mat smith will give him a call, but i digress, monday working on work boat i built for the river cam conservancy, had to dewinterise and commission today but got engine stripped ready to go to whitmores up in briston, looks good inside no horrors, getting the screen out tommorrow and taking chassis for shotblast to pro spray just outside wymondham, couple of pics of block etc.






john

Chilliman

5,425 posts

48 months

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Tuesday 1st May 2012 quote quote all
John, I don't suppose you know an old mate of mine, Dave Puttock ? Been a few years but last time I saw him he was living on a house boat in Brundall..... Ex commercial diver, very hands on guy.... Probably a long shot but possibly another small world story biggrin

Must pay you a visit soon...

Cheers,

Chilli

Engineer1949

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Tuesday 1st May 2012 quote quote all
dave and margaret are mine and sams very good friends, in fact the barge he lives on which is an ex shell water and oil tanker which came from holland was converted to a liveaboard by way of the iron fighting so to speak by me and mate of mine martin, dave still working on her now shes called preston grange and is in there own yard on riverside called the mermaid yard, we used to live on a barge i built called edith mary and many a good friday night was had down the yare with captain jack and few other reprobates, if you get over my way ill take you round there.


john

Chilliman

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Wednesday 2nd May 2012 quote quote all
Engineer1949 said:
dave and margaret are mine and sams very good friends, in fact the barge he lives on which is an ex shell water and oil tanker which came from holland was converted to a liveaboard by way of the iron fighting so to speak by me and mate of mine martin, dave still working on her now shes called preston grange and is in there own yard on riverside called the mermaid yard, we used to live on a barge i built called edith mary and many a good friday night was had down the yare with captain jack and few other reprobates, if you get over my way ill take you round there.


john
John that's amazing!!! It certainly is a small world!! I'll be in touch biggrin

PS, last time I spoke to Dave he was looking at taking the boat to Germany??

Engineer1949

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583 posts

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Saturday 5th May 2012 quote quote all
not a lot to report, got the chassis back from preliminary shotblasting started removing affected areas made a jig for the outriggers, removed the heater from the body plus got rid of the original battery box and the bump that protudes into the wheel arch, i make a stainless frame for the hole that is left and an ally or glassfibre door to fit makes any work on the heater so much easier, battery will go behind the passengers seat or in the boot, just one pic of the shotblasted and primed chassis.



john

Engineer1949

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Sunday 6th May 2012 quote quote all



got a few more pics mainly of engine being stripped plus a couple before and after chassis pics, engine is beautifully clean inside always an encouraging sign, much welding next week on chassis then engine should be back so that can go back together ,plus had the rep from movac and have sorted paints etc. so all going well so far.






john

Edited by Engineer1949 on Sunday 6th May 21:09

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