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#31 Jase

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:49 PM

There seems to be a larger elongated hole by the standard petrol tank for the petrol pipe. I seem to remember these being a standard hole size. Were they larger on later cars?


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#32 GraemeC

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:19 PM

Yep, the later injection cars had fuel return line, so that, the main fuel pipe and the vent pipe all went through one oval grommet with three hoes in it:
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#33 Jase

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:29 PM

Thanks Graeme.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:26 PM

One of the only donor parts used from the car. Cleaned up in a sonic cleaner:

 

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Sportspack steering rack fitted to accomodate 13" wheels:

 

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:46 AM

13" alleycats on their way :)



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:40 PM

New front hubs:

 

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:41 PM

Driveshaft built up, although I've put the wrong bl)*&^y shaft on this one, will swap around tomorrow :(

 

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:43 PM

Quick question (which I have posted elsewhere, sorry mods) Is it okay to use plastic ties on the driveshaft? I tried the metal clips but they are too loose even when tightened:

 

 

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:21 PM

Suspension parts being lacquered today:

 

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Driveshafts waiting for the top and bottom joints:

 

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 03:22 PM

That's coming along nice mate can't wait see more pics

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 03:33 PM

Quick question (which I have posted elsewhere, sorry mods) Is it okay to use plastic ties on the driveshaft? I tried the metal clips but they are too loose even when tightened:
 
 
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I just did some. Those look The CV joints supplied by Minispares. The clips are too big, will not go small enough. I went to a motor factor and got some bands that had more holes and would go tight. I think bands are better than cable ties. With your build worth the effort I reckon. "Don't spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar! "
Looking really fantastic.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

 

Quick question (which I have posted elsewhere, sorry mods) Is it okay to use plastic ties on the driveshaft? I tried the metal clips but they are too loose even when tightened:
 
 
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I just did some. Those look The CV joints supplied by Minispares. The clips are too big, will not go small enough. I went to a motor factor and got some bands that had more holes and would go tight. I think bands are better than cable ties. With your build worth the effort I reckon. "Don't spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar! "
Looking really fantastic.

 

 

 

Yes, they are the minispares ones. I'll call in Monday and pick up some more bands.

 

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:40 PM

I got my bands from a local motor factor. Just generic ones. Same type, latch it then use Cv band tool to tighten it on. Same method as the band you have.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 05:46 AM


 

 

 

 

 

Empty pockets now O_O though.

 

 

 

Yeah right, haha! looking legit man! Can we get pictures of the entire car?



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:37 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Empty pockets now O_O though.

 

 

 

Yeah right, haha! looking legit man! Can we get pictures of the entire car?

 

 

I'm hoping to get the car on wheels and engine in by the end of the week, should have some pics then of the whole car. Not much to see at the moment, just a bodyshell on timber.






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