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#61 Dutchdave's25

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:10 AM

hi Dave, excellent work! the finish of the underneath paintwork is amazing. Im doing some similar and get fitted all the relay brackets and holes and panels to spi/mpi spec. I want to know if the heater interior bracket with two hooks are located in manner of the upper hook is in equal position than the original single hook bracket (the older type of heater bracket fitted pre servo cars). Im finishing the welding and i need to weld in position this brackets (taken by the seller from a later spi bodyshell). The problem is Iā€™m based overseas and without possibilities of take measurments on a later bodyshell.

Thanks a lot !!
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Emilio

 

Hi Emilio,

 

Good question, i remember taking the old ones off and taking measurements from another car. i believe these are a bit different, i will have a look through my photo's for you, see if i can find anything, otherwise i can take measurements  for you the coming weekend..

 

David



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:07 AM

this would be great!
 
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Emilio
 

 

 

hi Dave, excellent work! the finish of the underneath paintwork is amazing. Im doing some similar and get fitted all the relay brackets and holes and panels to spi/mpi spec. I want to know if the heater interior bracket with two hooks are located in manner of the upper hook is in equal position than the original single hook bracket (the older type of heater bracket fitted pre servo cars). Im finishing the welding and i need to weld in position this brackets (taken by the seller from a later spi bodyshell). The problem is Iā€™m based overseas and without possibilities of take measurments on a later bodyshell.

Thanks a lot !!
Regards
Emilio

 

Hi Emilio,

 

Good question, i remember taking the old ones off and taking measurements from another car. i believe these are a bit different, i will have a look through my photo's for you, see if i can find anything, otherwise i can take measurements  for you the coming weekend..

 

David

 



#63 slidehammer

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:31 PM

This really looking good, can't wait to see it all finished



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:59 PM

Great work. 

 

Cant wait to see it in the flesh



#65 Dutchdave's25

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:27 AM

Thanks guys,

 

Got some work done this weekend, struggled with getting the engine in, but it is in.. 

Before the engine went i made the front brake lines and installed the calipers.

 

The engine has been sitting for nearly 3 years, it is amazing how much dust something can gather, it really sticks as well. I will just give everything a proper clean when its all finished i guess..

 

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 11:27 AM

This is the attention to detail that I like to see in a restoration! Re-doing the zinc plating on parts and fixings really sets off a high standard build in my opinion - keep up the good work.

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 07:21 AM

Hi all,

 

another weekend, had a few things done, not as much as i wanted to but oh well.

the not galvanized bolts in the engine bay start to annoy me, so i have collected all nuts and bolts (from other engines).

 

also installed the plus cable.

put the fuel hoses and fuel filter on.

 

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 08:21 AM

question for you guys, black or red silicon hoses?



#69 MacGyver

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 10:24 AM

Nice clean build here! šŸ‘
I vote for black, makes the engine block 'glow' from beneath... if you seewhat I mean. šŸ˜Ž


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 01:25 PM

+1 for the black hoses. Looks a bit classier.

Those seats are class. Great build

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:59 AM

Nice clean build here!
I vote for black, makes the engine block 'glow' from beneath... if you seewhat I mean.


Ben

 

 

+1 for the black hoses. Looks a bit classier.

Those seats are class. Great build

 

Thanks guys, i agree, it should be black :)

 

More progress, fitted heat and sound insulation in the tunnel, this was an absolute pain to get in since the tunnel is not straight. the straight parts were easy..

bought the stainless rear silencer from minispares, not to happy with the quality.. :(

 

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thanks,

David



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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:40 AM

Wow! I am seriously enjoying following your build. The underside of the car, the selector and the manifold all look superb! 



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Posted 08 June 2019 - 03:54 PM

Have you found that the silencer sits on a skewed angle (viewed from the rear) when fitted with the rubber ovals? My stainless RC40 does - not sure if there are different sized rubber mounts or whether to bend the hangars on the 'zorst or car. Glad you went with the black hoses - that would have been my call too - allows the engine to be the focus of attention not the hoses.

Are you missing the bellows gaiter between the gearbox and change rod?


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:54 AM

Have you found that the silencer sits on a skewed angle (viewed from the rear) when fitted with the rubber ovals? My stainless RC40 does - not sure if there are different sized rubber mounts or whether to bend the hangars on the 'zorst or car. Glad you went with the black hoses - that would have been my call too - allows the engine to be the focus of attention not the hoses.

Are you missing the bellows gaiter between the gearbox and change rod?

 

Hi John,

 

Yes the silincer does want to sit on this skewed angle, but i guess with the clamps on i should be able to get it straight.

I have never seen this on a gearbox rod, but its a good idea. will put it on my list, thanks!

 

David



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:56 AM

also had some work done, well most of it was not by me  :shy:

 

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getting there :D


Edited by Dutchdave's25, 11 June 2019 - 07:01 AM.






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