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Old 04-12-2017, 01:38 PM   #211
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Does the exhaust wrap stuff work well? I've always reused old three layer shields and just cut bashed and riveted them into shape.
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:38 PM   #212
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The nimbus shields work better in my opinion.


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Old 18-01-2018, 07:59 PM   #213
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Just a small update, changed the cam belt & water pump the other week,

Crank locking tool by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

Cambelt & water pump change 1 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

New belts & pump on & timed up,

Cambelt & water pump change 3 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

Cambelt & water pump change 5 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

Took the engine and box out yesterday to changed the Torsen type B for a Quaife ATB, sorry didn't take any photos. Today's jobs were re-fit the driveshafts and try and sort out something for the big hole in the bulkhead so the wiring could come through it so this is what I've come up with,

Baulkhead plate by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

And proceeded to thread the wiring through a large grommet that I found in a random box,

Main engine wiring & groment by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

Just need to remember where all this lot,

Main engine wiring connections by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

goes in here

Main eninge connections opposite end by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

I also re-fitted the exhaust after having a small hole welded up in the back box & managed to get it a little tighter under the car but this is now causing the gear linkage to catch on the exhaust in 1st & 2nd , not wanting to hammer a dent in it, so I'm thinking of modding my linkage like Will16 has done and cutting the round part that the gear lever goes into off, welding it to a plate then bolt the plate to the floor which will raise the linkage up about an 1" or so.
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Old 21-01-2018, 10:27 PM   #214
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Evening's, dropped a couple of piece's off at my painter mate's and was hopefully picking up some painted piece's that I had dropped off b4 Christmas. He said he was quiet and they wouldn't take him long to do! I said no rush with working Christmas & new year then week off then 1 on, towards the end of January I'm off for 2 weeks then will be fine so I thought!!!! nothing has been painted as "I said there was no rush" FFS. So I have told him that I want the piece's that are going black (small brackets and the like) which will allow me to re-fix front brake lines, ECU and a few other bits. So I've been sorting through boxes of bit's trying to find things that I've put in a safe place until I need them found a few things that I did remember getting as well. Anyway enough ramblings, I refitted a couple more bits, rear windows, rear roll cage, rear carpet underlay and rear seat belts, hopefluuy my painted bits will be ready Tuesday

OS window by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

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Should of cleaned them a bit better before fitting them

Rear cage 2 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

Arch covers from Optimise Automotive, nice people to deal with.

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OS arch & cover by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

Seat belts

Rear seat belt 1 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

Rear seat belt 2 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

And finally put my white board up and made a list of things that need doing I'm sure it'll get longer

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Old 22-01-2018, 09:01 AM   #215
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Lol that's so much better organised than me, I've just got a spiral note pad which I keep losing !!
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Old 22-01-2018, 09:30 AM   #216
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I have a small pocket book that I write stuff down in that I need to order for when I come back in the house, but always forget to bring it back in! So I installed internet into my garage and take my tablet with me so I can order the bit's straight away
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Old 25-01-2018, 10:08 PM   #217
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Small update, spent the best part of 2 days laying sound deadening, cutting under felt and trimming the carpets to get them to fit something like close, what a pain in the peach

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Hopefully get the other front seat belt in tomorrow, front seats fitted, start re-fitting the support plate for my relays and aux fuses then start re-fitting engine bay stuff. Still waiting for my bits from the painter
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Old 27-01-2018, 12:18 PM   #218
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Front seats now in, although I had to re-make and alter the brackets for the drivers seat as my head was touching the headlining, as I had fitted the seats before fitting the headlining doh! Not getting to play today as the wife was working last night so I'm on sprog sitting duty's while she get s some kip.

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I'm waiting on some longer screws for my clamps for fixing the fuel, brake and battery cable down with hopefully be here today so I can get them fixed into position tomorrow.
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Old 27-01-2018, 08:11 PM   #219
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Nice seats.
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Old 27-01-2018, 08:24 PM   #220
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Thanks, I know a man that did a good deal on them!
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Old 27-01-2018, 09:02 PM   #221
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They do look good. What are they out of? Btw are you seat belt buckles backwards? In mine they're fitted to cross over the exhaust tunnel - so when the belt is pulled tight they don't cut into the seats


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Old 28-01-2018, 09:26 AM   #222
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Yeah they do look good and their comfy too, they are out of a Honda prelude, I have the back seat as well, that the back part of it has been cut down, the material pulled tight and re-tightened, it fits quiet well considering the size of car it came out of. Good point on the seat belt buckles, Ill have a look later and see about changing them round. My screws were delivered yesterday for my brake, battery and fuel line clamps so I'll be fitting them today then start plugging and plumbing everything back in in the engine bay, still waiting on my front end, doors, boot and wheel arches to come back from the painters but seeing as I'm back in work on Tuesday for 2 weeks hopefully they will be done for the next time I'm off I've written on my whiteboard MOT Feb! but I think I'm being really optimistic When the car is built up I really want to go out and put some miles on it before it goes in for it's mot, to clean and bed the brakes in and see if there is any teething problems, that should be the easy bit as I live out in the sticks and the only time we see the old bill is twice a year when we have the local disco's and barn dance's.
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Old 28-01-2018, 12:49 PM   #223
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Good stuff, plenty of miles before mot sounds like me lol "moving to the country,gunna eat a load of peaches" not swair filterd
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Old 28-01-2018, 09:09 PM   #224
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A few more bits done, I fitted the pipe brackets to the brake pipe, battery cable and fuel lines.

Brake pipe & Battery cable rear by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

I know these look on the grapes but they are routed like that to clear the seat belt anchor and the battery cable runs under the handbrake bracket, the brake pipe goes to the bias valve which is bolted to the side of the handbrake bracket.

Front clamps,

Brake pipe & battery cable front by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

Fuel lines front & rear,

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Fuel lines front by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

Hung my universal washer bottle (9.97 off the bay of E) on the passenger inner wing,

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Re-fitted the radiator so I could make up the heater pipes & heater valve (which is from T7 designs and are fitted to a London taxi)

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Old 29-01-2018, 06:30 AM   #225
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Nice progress! Keep up
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