What did you do in the garage yesterday?

What did you do in the garage yesterday?

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angus337

610 posts

173 months

Wednesday 24th February
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hoofa said:


Further work today installing the rear tractive suspension units, Powder coated wishbones for a refresh.
Just been reading up on these. Have you had chance to test them yet?

DangerousDerek

8,534 posts

184 months

Wednesday 24th February
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angus337 said:
hoofa said:


Further work today installing the rear tractive suspension units, Powder coated wishbones for a refresh.
Just been reading up on these. Have you had chance to test them yet?
I am not sure Nigel drives this car ever tongue out

phazed

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19,550 posts

168 months

Wednesday 24th February
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DangerousDerek said:
angus337 said:
hoofa said:


Further work today installing the rear tractive suspension units, Powder coated wishbones for a refresh.
Just been reading up on these. Have you had chance to test them yet?
I am not sure Nigel drives this car ever tongue out
Ouch!

Mind you, my boxcart has been undercover in the garage for the last five months as the weather has been completely and utterly st!

macdeb

7,793 posts

219 months

Wednesday 24th February
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I'd hang a picture of it on my wall in the lounge, quality.

Classic Chim

10,889 posts

113 months

Wednesday 24th February
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macdeb said:
I'd hang a picture of it on my wall in the lounge, quality.
I’d have to sort out that tie back of those braided lines. Surely the perfectionist would want one per hose and separated. Vibration won’t do them any favours. That’s the stuff you find out when you drive them though biggrin
Lovely and clean. thumbup


hoofa

3,030 posts

172 months

Wednesday 24th February
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I didn’t see that , that’s tomorrow’s job smile hopefully this year I’ll get to use instead of taking it apart but that’s half the fun. Car needs to be 4 wheel alignment cannot wait see how these compare to nitrons

Classic Chim

10,889 posts

113 months

Wednesday 24th February
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hoofa said:
I didn’t see that , that’s tomorrow’s job smile hopefully this year I’ll get to use instead of taking it apart but that’s half the fun. Car needs to be 4 wheel alignment cannot wait see how these compare to nitrons
Nor can we. I ‘d love shocks like that if they work as planned so best of luck.

macdeb

7,793 posts

219 months

Thursday 25th February
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Classic Chim said:
macdeb said:
I'd hang a picture of it on my wall in the lounge, quality.
I’d have to sort out that tie back of those braided lines. Surely the perfectionist would want one per hose and separated. Vibration won’t do them any favours. That’s the stuff you find out when you drive them though biggrin
Lovely and clean. thumbup
Good spot bloke. When I was messing with mine I put adhesive backed rubber on chassis at any point anything metallic was touching, including brake lines.

Classic Chim

10,889 posts

113 months

Thursday 25th February
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macdeb said:
Good spot bloke. When I was messing with mine I put adhesive backed rubber on chassis at any point anything metallic was touching, including brake lines.
thumbupbiglaugh
I’d love to get that anal but I would never drive it after so much effort. Just one off across the grass would see that pretty lot ruined rofl

Oldwolf

480 posts

157 months

Sunday 28th February
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Nothing as technical as a lot on here but I did clear my garage to make space for my first ever TVR (Chim 500) which hopefully will arrive this week after having the outriggers replaced.

Excited, me? Well just a little bit :-)

I know how you all like photos so here's a photo of the space the Chim will go in...

wuckfitracing

967 posts

107 months

Sunday 28th February
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I collected some shiny bits for the spring clean.

jojackson4

2,806 posts

101 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Fitted and bolted down new battery
The old one was a gravity fitment



And trying out the new plywood ramps ready for the elecy handbrake

jojackson4

2,806 posts

101 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I can’t take the credit for the design

lancepar

808 posts

136 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Thanks Peter thumbup

Who designed it?

Lance
cool

jojackson4

2,806 posts

101 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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lancepar said:
Thanks Peter thumbup

Who designed it?

Lance
cool
One of the guys on Facebook
£200 in ply and £20 in glue and screws
A rip saw and a battery drill

Granturadriver

287 posts

225 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Oldwolf said:
Nothing as technical as a lot on here but I did clear my garage to make space for my first ever TVR (Chim 500) which hopefully will arrive this week after having the outriggers replaced.

Excited, me? Well just a little bit :-)

I know how you all like photos so here's a photo of the space the Chim will go in...
I like your „FARTINI“ sticker.

However, having so garden items or weekend stuff (bike) you want or would have to use within the next few weeks around and near the new car‘s parking lot might cause you problems... I learn that with regard to children‘s bikes!

Oldwolf

480 posts

157 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Granturadriver said:
I like your „FARTINI“ sticker.

However, having so garden items or weekend stuff (bike) you want or would have to use within the next few weeks around and near the new car‘s parking lot might cause you problems... I learn that with regard to children‘s bikes!
The Fartini stickers were for Le Mans a few years back and were very well received!
I've got a shed on the way (after a wall and base are built) so hopefully it'll be a short term problem.

asd2001

115 posts

51 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Fitted recored radiator (thanks Scotrad for great service and quick turnaround)
Replaced under bonnet fuel lines with cohline 100% ethanol hose - old braided ones with shiny ends fitted by previous owner turned out to be fine with older cohline hose under the braid. Rear ones already replaced before anyone asks!
Sorted heat shield... let’s see how long the aluminium tape lasts.
Taxed
Ready to go😀

Zener

17,778 posts

185 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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asd2001 said:
Fitted recored radiator (thanks Scotrad for great service and quick turnaround)
Replaced under bonnet fuel lines with cohline 100% ethanol hose - old braided ones with shiny ends fitted by previous owner turned out to be fine with older cohline hose under the braid. Rear ones already replaced before anyone asks!
Sorted heat shield... let’s see how long the aluminium tape lasts.
Taxed
Ready to go??
Good job cool that ali tape stayed put for years on mine covered the foil missing parts till I replaced the lot

angus337

610 posts

173 months

Friday 5th March
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Managed to trial fit my DIY cat pipes tonight. First attempt at welding, so excuse the really ugly welds. Still need to go over the top weld to the CAT and tidy them up a bit. They will only be used once a year so not really bothered about how they look, but might still wrap them to hide the crap welds.

Fit seems ok, just a bit worried that the The top flanges have warped a bit, so just hope they will seal OK.






Edited by angus337 on Friday 5th March 01:14