And so it begins...

And so it begins...

Author
Discussion

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Tuesday 3rd April
quotequote all
Back up in Umeå with pretty big pressure to get my Tiv back on the ground.
It stated bad with the brake master cylinder not fitting, turned quarter of a turn😟
Ordered a new asap from Tvr-parts, so if someone need a fiesta NOS without reservoir let me know!
Next problem I discovered was a small damage on the clutch pipe, that sorted a new one will be in my hands tomorrow.
Radiator flushed and put back in place, cooling hoses and pipes almost all in place. Still hav not put the swirl pot and expansion tank in place.
Big THANK YOU to Shaun for excellent craftsmanship!

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Thursday 5th April
quotequote all
Rear wheel bearing going in.
New wheel bearing and grease seal. by Manfred Svärd, on Flickr

Two more days or hard work completed.
Some more setbacks, the new clutch salve cylinder was different connection compared to the old and that we discovered after some bad language.
Well he saved the situation since he had the right stuff at the shop and fixed it in a hart beat!
The differential mount also gave us problems, supplied bolts was 20mm to long, will sort that tomorrow...
Rear trailing arms would not go back in place willingly with the new bushes, tomorrow Manfred’s problem.
On the good side, cat’s and j-pipe in place, we did get the clutch working, differential in place just last two bolts missing.

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Monday 9th April
quotequote all
An intensive week have come to end.
Still lots of stuff to sort for my father coming weeks, so don’t be surprised if a Morris marina turns up in France...
We did get the car down on the floor to check and do a first damper setting and after that back up in the air.

Harald with the “small” torque wrench

mk1fan

9,401 posts

161 months

Monday 9th April
quotequote all
Do you actually do anything or do you just let your Dad suffer? biglaugh

phillpot

14,483 posts

119 months

Monday 9th April
quotequote all
mk1fan said:
Do you actually do anything or do you just let your Dad suffer? biglaugh
Someone has to take the photo's hehe

Advertisement

glenrobbo

12,453 posts

86 months

Monday 9th April
quotequote all
Maffe does the most important work. wink

He takes the photos and buys the beer! beer

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Monday 9th April
quotequote all
glenrobbo said:
Maffe does the most important work. wink

He takes the photos and buys the beer! beer
Exactly!
We all have different skill setsbeer


Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Wednesday 11th April
quotequote all
A few more shots smile

Tank cleaned and painted with rubber coat


Before and after, on Shaun´s excellent swirl pot


Drumbrakes almost back in place with new wheel bearings


The Shuan swirl pot


Top view, spot the irregularity?


TFL!

glenrobbo

12,453 posts

86 months

Wednesday 11th April
quotequote all
One alloy rocker cover, one pressed steel?

What do I win? smile

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Thursday 12th April
quotequote all
glenrobbo said:
One alloy rocker cover, one pressed steel?

What do I win? smile
I guess you can have a liquid prize in France 😊
Alternator bracket won’t fit with the aluminium rocker covers, new modified being mad as we speak. Hope it fits and not giving me issues with finding a fan belt that fits...

glenrobbo

12,453 posts

86 months

Thursday 12th April
quotequote all
The guys on here will no doubt post a link to how they modified their alternator bracket and the length of drive belt required. Quite a few have been down this road before you.

Maffe, I regret that I am unable to take part in this year's Best Eurotour Ever, due to circumstances beyond my control. weeping

I am so disappointed that I won't be there to share a beer or twelve with you and my good friend Harald, but perhaps I might be able to pop over to Umeå in the S for a nice drop of Aquavit sometime? wink

( Waiting for Longers to come up with the next itinerary... )

Best of luck with your ( Dad's ) preparations, I am sure you will both enjoy the trip of a lifetime together.
I will be right there with you in spirit. ( Probably Scotch single malt whiskey cloud9 )



Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Friday 20th April
quotequote all
2 weeks to go and my father working har to get the S-fighter ready for battle...
Little frustrating to be 1000km away and unable to assist him.

Today the new alternatorbracket arrived and installed smile




This also include a new part from another car makesmile
A pint at the eurotour to the one who spot what part and from what car makerdrink

glenrobbo

12,453 posts

86 months

Friday 20th April
quotequote all
Don't be fooled by Maffe's offer of a pint, folks. nono

It will only be a half litre. wink


Is it a British Leyland screenwash bag type reservoir from an MG B?


Or the alternator tensioner strut from a Ford Sierra?

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Friday 20th April
quotequote all
glenrobbo said:
Don't be fooled by Maffe's offer of a pint, folks. nono

It will only be a half litre. wink
It´s the swedish vat you know wink


glenrobbo said:
Is it a British Leyland screenwash bag type reservoir from an MG B?


Or the alternator tensioner strut from a Ford Sierra?
Nope!
But yes I have changed the screenwash to a stainless one.

And "Nope" again!
The one on TVR actually a Ford part, but yes I have replaced it with one from another car wink

glenrobbo

12,453 posts

86 months

Friday 20th April
quotequote all
1936 Hudson?

Saab 99?

Trabant?

wobble

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Friday 20th April
quotequote all
glenrobbo said:
1936 Hudson?

Saab 99?

Trabant?

wobble
Soon I´ll have to charge you a pint for every guess :P
(I´ll settle for 0,5l´s)

Longers

4,373 posts

164 months

Friday 20th April
quotequote all
So in the last couple of days you've sent me your disclaimer and got the alter-thingy bracket fitted. Great work thumbup

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Friday 20th April
quotequote all
Longers said:
So in the last couple of days you've sent me your disclaimer and got the alter-thingy bracket fitted. Great work thumbup
Almost looks good, now only the dredded GPS can stop us...
Well, car have yet to be startedeek

Longers

4,373 posts

164 months

Friday 20th April
quotequote all
Feel the Forse Jedi Maffe wink

chiefyo

213 posts

101 months

Friday 20th April
quotequote all
Where did the alternator bracket come from ??