Saturday, 30 May 2015

Indicator repeaters and rear light clusters

I need to add a photo of the repeaters as but they are all securely fitted. Only small issue is the wiring colours don't match the diagram. That however is tomorrow's problem.

Rear light clusters and hood sticks added

Not many jobs left now!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Wings and exhaust

Using big head fasteners I attached both front wings

The rear wings are also fitted 

And the exhaust is now fitted as well, but I think I will need to take the can off when the amourfend is fitted.

Fluids in

With help from my dad the following are now completed

1.brakes bled

2.Gearbox filled 

3. Coolant filled

50:50 coolant to water. It has taken 12 pints, but suspect there is still some air trapped 

4. Clutch bled 

No photos I am afraid. I had to move the stop to get full disengagement.

5. Oil in (millers 10w30 running in oil), I have also bought some Fuchs Tition Pro S 5w40 to be used after the first 500 miles.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Finished riveting and trimming. Lap belts fitted

I have very tried hands as, I have completed all of the rivets tonight.

The yellow marks indicate which ones I wanted to leave until the door straps are fitted.

I have also fitted the lap belts from the four point harnesses.

 I have ignored the handed labels on the boxes so the buckles are inboard.  This ensures that any passenger can't throw them outwards and dent the outer panel.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Airbox and a little more on the Interior

My throttle bodies are not going to be fitted until after it is registered. So, I am adding the airbox until then

I am missing a few nuts and washers, however. So whilst it looks correct it needs to be removed again before being secured finally.

I have also drilled and started to rivet the sill protectors

I have done a few more than one but not many!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Starting on the interior and some cooling mods

New thrust washer sent, received and fitted

Tunnel carpets fitted, but rather than using glue I decided to use Velcro.

I also fitted the tunnel top

In addition I have started the modifications

Oil temp switch

It is quite scary drilling a hole in the dash, but it worked out fine.

Finally I also bought some rubber to fabricate some flaps to cover the front anti roll bar slots. Without them the efficiency of the fan in the cowl will be comprmised.

I am quite please with them.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Which thrust washer

The rear hub thrust washer differ and I am not sure why.

One is plain and one is a friction washer.

I have sent a mail to Derek, but if anyone knows which is correct, or which hand they go on that would be great.