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#376 longtimenomini

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 11:55 AM

Looking fantastic!
 
I'm surprised they never used the same type of hinge screw for the doors as on the saloon boot lid.


Thank you

Yes I know , makes finding replacements 10x more challenging

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:53 PM

Daylight! Pushed out?

It looks nice in the sun. Not much to do now...

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:43 PM

Daylight! Pushed out?

It looks nice in the sun. Not much to do now...


Went out under its own steam ( after a full clutch kit replacement)... and a trip to shops ... apart from rattling gear lever , that sounds like gearbox is trying to make a break for freedom ( bush ordered), was a relative success .. ( guy at Asda wanted a pic of car and chat )

Not much to do ????? I bet am still putting together / finishing off night before 1st show ..3 weeks

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:16 PM

Gear lever housing has done my head in for .... eternity

A fresh pair of eyes ( green and white mini specialist ) tweaked fitting ( think I made it worse!) then spotted lower arm bush / cup wasn’t the right one for the kad quickshift .🧐

A quick email to Kent auto developments confirmed this and they sent me one ... gratis ... top service 👍🏻

Have fitted this tonight .... much tighter and precise ( had to back off mounting bolts as too tight) , will see if it rattles on next shake down .

Old one left , new one right

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:38 PM

Had a few hours on car today ... with extra pair of hands ( thanks ace Alex)

Best laid plans ... Pah .. each ‘planned’ job should start and end with :

1- whatever I get done , the car should not be on fire at the end of it .

So job done 👍🏻

Got in some panel trim, sound deafening and locks for rear seat

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Front panels (either side of seats) and locks

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Start of Putting in remainder of sound deadening

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:20 PM

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:52 PM

attitude shot !  :proud:

 

nice



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:59 PM

attitude shot !  :proud:
 
nice



You lookin at me ? ....

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:57 PM

Matt black sticky back plastic on rear of first folding board ( access to valve on bottle)

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This also stops white scuff mark on rear of seat when second board lifts

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:00 PM

Yes... I will be utilising the space ....

Bespoke tool/ socket holder .... another side tracking job !!!!

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 03:51 PM

Jobs always go well , all planned jobs are always completed within time , nothing goes wrong

A perfect storm of of none of the above happened today

Even with help ( thanks again Alex) the 2 jobs :

Plumb in nos line from bottle through car to engine bay

Fit carpets


Not going into detail ( you would think I was making stuff up ) , grrr pics to follow as phone playing up!!!!!!!


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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:10 PM

Only three pics to summarise our efforts!!!

At least the weather was decent...bit of sunshine helped to boost motivation! 🤨

You’re nearly finished, just the front/rear sections to fit and side panels trims to add...bing, bang, bosh.

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:19 PM

And a deep clean and polish
Detailing
No’s plumbed in
Rev limiter wired in
Clocks wired in

Bing, bang , boooooooooooooooooooooooosh .... 1/2 hour tops

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 01:20 PM

Day 2 on carpets ....

Most sections in , front bulkhead needs pieces fitting and a few sections need more trimming to help it lay flatter .

Then putting everything back in

Seats
Seat belts
Battery
Cold feed tube
Accelerator pedal
Fire extinguisher
Oh and I have black tailored mats front and rear

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That would be day 3 then .....

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 01:29 PM

..without meaning to be provocative (..i'm aware some carpets sets can be 'challenging'..), carpets look like to be a good fit. where did you get them from ?






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