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Old 13-05-2019, 05:46 PM   #16
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Beautiful work on those manifolds - Hats off to you

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Old 13-05-2019, 06:02 PM   #17
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The EPI plaque tried on for size Plus the throttle body plate with stainless studs getting ready to fit...

Underside has two air take offs for idle and maybe servo.
I intend to put a couple of small 3mm take off pipes on to the manifold, I think that will really test my welding skills!
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:24 PM   #18
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Recently I've been hard at modifying the body work and removing the years of rust...
After some debate I decided it would be a good idea to put a new right hand inner wing on to clean things up.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:39 PM   #19
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With the new inner wing on it was time to try the new Allspeed front subframe on for size
Finally I feel that I'm getting somewhere with the conversion!
I'd taken some measurements and thought I might need to trim a little off the wings which was the case...
Anyway here's the first fit of it

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Old 06-08-2019, 05:10 PM   #20
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Started strenghening the inner wing, I've welded in two tubes into the crossmember for the long bolts at the end.
These will hold the right angled brackets for the suspension plate I'm going to develop later... Had to trim the lower one a bit as there is only 20mm clearance between the top of the subframe and crossmember.
Next step will be to drop the engine in and see how much clearance we have around the exhaust and inlet etc...

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Old 06-08-2019, 05:17 PM   #21
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:09 PM   #22
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After a lot of mucking about the engine is in the subframe
I don't have an engine hoist or any lifting gear so the only way it could be done was to get a good hold of it and manually lift it in, which I managed to do - Even though I've rebuilt it and move it about before I was quite surprised how light the engine and box was, it's obviously lighter than an A series so should be quite quick
Fortionatly the exhaust clears the front, that's a big worry out of the way...

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Old 12-08-2019, 09:21 AM   #23
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Looking good, you really should get some of sort of engine hoist, last thing you want is a bad back.

Interesting garage, is it a 40' shipping container or 20'?
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:09 AM   #24
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I agree Ronski, backs ok. I dropped the subframe right down so I didn't need to lift it much.

The container is a 20'. There's enough room around it to work and the handy thing is if need be you can roll the front or back out of the container using a trolley jack with support across the floor under it.
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