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Old 23-03-2018, 04:46 PM   #241
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Your on the right wave length James. Your new design at them is good!! What are you thinking?
Sorry about the beet about bush answer lol


Recently I have mostly been thinking how long it's been since I even took the dust sheet off the car! Sun's shining so I feel the need to get cracking now


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Old 23-03-2018, 06:45 PM   #242
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Yes, the better weather is making us all feel like getting back to our projects! Even @adamb has gone into my garage to resume work on his pickup today!
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Old 24-03-2018, 10:53 AM   #243
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Yes, the better weather is making us all feel like getting back to our projects! Even @adamb has gone into my garage to resume work on his pickup today!
Ha ha. Adam comments on page 3 of Phoenix's build. That's 7 years ago! Phoenix has been on the road 6 years. Tell him from me to pull his finger out.
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Old 24-03-2018, 07:06 PM   #244
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Ha ha. Adam comments on page 3 of Phoenix's build. That's 7 years ago! Phoenix has been on the road 6 years. Tell him from me to pull his finger out.
To be fair, he's had some personal issues in that time, and has only just got his enthusiasm back. But he did shift it into my garage just before he stopped work on it... Hence me not making any progress for ages too!
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Old 24-03-2018, 08:20 PM   #245
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Was passing Minispares the other day so I picked up a few bits including a brake master cylinder to assist laying out the other bits and pieces under the bonnet, checking clearances and so-on. I was going to go for a yellow tag split cylinder, but on speaking to the guys there the single line cylinder has a smaller (0.70" vs 0.75") bore. So, more travel but less effort at the pedal which is important as I will not run a servo. I went for that. What I won't know 'til it's all plumbed in is if I will need to reduce the effort to the rears with a bias valve. If so I fancy a lever type with fixed steps push/pull rather than a rotational adjuster. Anyone got any recommendations? Or further thoughts on this topic - I haven't fitted the cylinder yet so I could swap it in case I've made a bad call!


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Old 25-03-2018, 02:41 AM   #246
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I think you did right, the mini brake layout whent to the dogs when they tryed to be clever, they over complicated a perfectly simple system,
I've had more problem's than you've had roast dinner,s over the years trying to sort out that bollock,S

I'm using single line myself so I believe in it,
Did you get the larger cooper ,S resivware???
It just holds more fluid for the disk movement,
I wouldn't worry about the rear brake limmeting just yet,
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Old 25-03-2018, 01:41 PM   #247
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I think you did right, the mini brake layout whent to the dogs when they tryed to be clever, they over complicated a perfectly simple system,
I've had more problem's than you've had roast dinner,s over the years trying to sort out that bollock,S

I'm using single line myself so I believe in it,
Did you get the larger cooper ,S resivware???
It just holds more fluid for the disk movement,
I wouldn't worry about the rear brake limmeting just yet,

Simplicity is part of it. Neat to pipe it up, and less components to work through in future when trouble shooting. Got the one with plastic pot so I can keep an eye on the fluid level without opening the lid. Has the same bore size as the S type.


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Old 25-03-2018, 10:39 PM   #248
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Simplicity is the word, people seem to be happy with the newer system( semi new) lol but I was there when it came in and never liked it, I own up as it fear of the unknown!!
Hands up,
After a few years it was a pain if one came in with brake problems,, o fook not again i would say/think
It was a safety mod, and yes it makes clear sense,
But in my opinion it far outweighed the "so called benefits"
Pulling all over the road in verry random ways ect,
Is it this, is it that?? ECT ect,
By now B,L was getting full of glove whereing do-gooders
And added another up grade, that was even Worce!!
Still makes me feel ill
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Old 16-02-2019, 07:28 PM   #249
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So, moving house proved to be a huge disruption! 15 month break while I got the garage decorated, lights, power, work benches and tool storage. And of course a load of distractions on the house. Anyway, today I pulled the cover off the car and I'm pleased to say I can remember roughly where I'm up to

I was nervous I may not be able to remove the engine as the crank pulley looked super tight on the top frame rail and the mounts were tacked in place with the engine in situ. Had a few mm to spare. Phew!



Next job is to make the triangulation plates to stiffen up the frame and get all joints seam welded and braced.

I'm back





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Old 17-02-2019, 06:21 AM   #250
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That actually made me happy and motivated! Keep it up now!
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Old 22-02-2019, 08:34 PM   #251
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So, moving house proved to be a huge disruption! 15 month break while I got the garage decorated, lights, power, work benches and tool storage. And of course a load of distractions on the house. Anyway, today I pulled the cover off the car and I'm pleased to say I can remember roughly where I'm up to

I was nervous I may not be able to remove the engine as the crank pulley looked super tight on the top frame rail and the mounts were tacked in place with the engine in situ. Had a few mm to spare. Phew!



Next job is to make the triangulation plates to stiffen up the frame and get all joints seam welded and braced.

I'm back





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I'll have to update my build diary as I am on the move again as well.
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Old 17-03-2019, 08:30 PM   #252
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Frame bracing mock up. Obviously i'll use much thicker cardboard on the final version. Was contemplating making the front bar removable to tuck it a little further back, but decided it's better in one piece. Thinking of adding allspeed style diagonal supports for the tower brace too.









Also had a play with the radiator and found the donor zr fan fits with the mounting tabs cut off.



Crank seal leak or bigger problem maybe? I need to swap this for the non VVC gearbox, should find the issue once I get into it.



This lot has given me the fear so I've asked and Gazwad has kindly offered his services.






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Old 18-03-2019, 08:14 AM   #253
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The oil all over the gearbox casing isnít from the crankshaft, that would drip out the bottom where the gearbox and block meet.
That oil is either years of engine oil top up misses or possibly the camshaft oil seals dripping onto it.
Itíll also be a combination of road dirt/grease.
Inspect the seals and if no obvious signs around them then I wouldnít worry, give the gearbox and engine a good clean and itíll be much easier in the future to spot any leaky seals.


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Old 18-03-2019, 11:18 AM   #254
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The oil all over the gearbox casing isnít from the crankshaft, that would drip out the bottom where the gearbox and block meet.


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Ha ha. It's coming out there as well.... it's quite frustrating as when I viewed the donor car the 'box was hidden under the ecu, air inlet etc and exhaust heat shield made it hard to see past. So whilst the top half looked dry there's evidently an oil escape issue somewhere.

Thanks for the advice. Clean up inspect see how it goes sounds a good bet



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Old 18-03-2019, 02:56 PM   #255
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A lot of people who build these engines put the flywheel to crank bolts in without any sealer on them. The threads are open into the engine. These spin at high rpm's and oil is forced through the bolt threads. This gives the impression the crank seal has gone when it's actually not the issue.

Good progress so far. Keep at it!
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