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#16 fiestaharry

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM

Think i may need to upgrade the wheels / tyres?  :lol: 
 
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#17 fiestaharry

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 08:03 AM

So this is where we are back up to date now, im waiting for the pair of cobra cub seats to arrive which are a 8-12 week delivery and were ordered in august, so shouldn't be too far off.

 

Waiting for funds to top up again and then will be ordering the wheels tyres and shocks.



#18 Maccmike8

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 09:09 AM

Absolutely stunning.



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Posted 18 October 2020 - 10:51 AM

great work - 

 

with regard to resetting the odometer, the individual segments are held together under compression by a couple of small spring washers at each end of the assembly so you can, if careful, slide the segments apart to allow them rotate individually - however, there is a risk doing it this way that the small cogs that link the segments can be dislodged

 

the alternative is to dismantle the speedo and odometer and re-assemble it zero'd.  the post below shows how i did this - yours may be an earlier type than the one i worked on, but it may be of some help

 

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#20 fiestaharry

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 11:59 AM

Thanks KTS, i will probably end up sending the speedo to a specialist just to give it a check over and also change the reading.


Edited by fiestaharry, 18 October 2020 - 01:24 PM.


#21 fiestaharry

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 01:25 PM

great work - 

 

with regard to resetting the odometer, the individual segments are held together under compression by a couple of small spring washers at each end of the assembly so you can, if careful, slide the segments apart to allow them rotate individually - however, there is a risk doing it this way that the small cogs that link the segments can be dislodged

 

the alternative is to dismantle the speedo and odometer and re-assemble it zero'd.  the post below shows how i did this - yours may be an earlier type than the one i worked on, but it may be of some help

 

http://www.theminifo...-6#entry3655300

 

 

 

 

Do you have any more details on the spring and retainer you used to stop the Hi-lo dropping on your pickup? Very good idea.



#22 johnR

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 02:16 PM

Lovely looking car - what wheels are you planning on using?



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Posted 18 October 2020 - 03:27 PM

 

great work - 

 

with regard to resetting the odometer, the individual segments are held together under compression by a couple of small spring washers at each end of the assembly so you can, if careful, slide the segments apart to allow them rotate individually - however, there is a risk doing it this way that the small cogs that link the segments can be dislodged

 

the alternative is to dismantle the speedo and odometer and re-assemble it zero'd.  the post below shows how i did this - yours may be an earlier type than the one i worked on, but it may be of some help

 

http://www.theminifo...-6#entry3655300

 

 

 

 

Do you have any more details on the spring and retainer you used to stop the Hi-lo dropping on your pickup? Very good idea.

 

 

cheers - hopefully it'll work

 

the parts came from Springmasters.  

 

spring                                https://www.springma...om/shop/d22830/

22mm starlock washer      https://www.springma...om/shop/bv6719/

 

they fit the 22mm struts that came with the hi-lo's from minispares - other types might use different size struts so you need to check what you've got before ordering



#24 fiestaharry

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 05:44 PM

JohnR- Planning on rose petals with A032

 

Thanks KTS will give it a go



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Posted 18 October 2020 - 07:05 PM

Well the covids have had a benefit at last... my life has nothing but suffered with the covids..

#26 fiestaharry

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 09:40 AM

Got some Lucas p700 reps fitted with led bulbs:
 
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Scrimped a bit with the quarter light openings, bought a set that definitely needed a rechrome, got some extortionate quotes for just doing the frames so ended up prepping and spraying them, and just polishing up the catches and piano hinge. Then fitted the polycarbonate into them. 
 
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Bit of a waiting game now as i am still waiting for the cobra seats to be delivered (8-12 week delivery ordered in August) then i can do the switchgear as i want to check for clearances first as the switch panel is mounted next to the seat. The rose petals i am wanting are only coming back into stock in December so again just waiting now really. 

 



#27 EngineerDaisy

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 08:55 PM

What a fantastic colour. Cant wait to see this completed.



#28 fiestaharry

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 02:59 PM

Little update,

 

I was holding off doing the wiring due to wanting to wait for the seats to arrive so i could make sure the switch box wouldnt be in the way of the seats and be accessible. Got a little impatient and ordered a damaged cobra cub for a 'mock up' just to make sure everything was ok, the seats being made could be another 5 weeks off yet. Luckily everything clears and my gamble in lockdown of seat frame mounting and where i put the switch box has paid off. 

 

Put the fuse and relay box in the cross member so it will be accessible under the seat if a fuse blows etc. 

 

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Everything has got to be properly labelled yet but im happy everything is working now.

 

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Seat in, loads of adjustment can be done on the subframes.

 

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 06:53 PM

Lovely details on the build.. many many labour of love hours in that...

Well done for keeping such a clean garage and workspace also..

#30 fiestaharry

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Posted 06 November 2020 - 08:03 PM

Thanks bpirie1000 much appreciated.

 

Finally managed to source a set of rose petals due to alot of places having no stock, thanks Somerford mini for the fast service.

 

Paired them with a set of yoko A032 along with an LP883 as a spare 

 

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Wanted to put a gorgeous Les Leston wheel i have had hanging on my wall on it, but strangely this 13" wheel feels much better and looks alot more suited to the car. Anyone know what brand it is? May be a cheapy one, but has the hole for the mk1 horn push so i may restore it.....

 

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