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Old 17-10-2017, 09:38 PM   #31
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That link seems to go dead :/
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Old 18-10-2017, 01:57 AM   #32
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That link seems to go dead :/

Try it now.
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Old 18-10-2017, 11:18 AM   #33
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Thanks. Link now works. Iíve replicated the mg pedal and hook is the exact same same distance away from the pivot on my pedal as the MG one. Iím just not sure if the distance the cable will travel is enough to ensure the clutch is fully disengaged as I donít know how many degrees the mg pedal physically rotated.

Iím not sure how to check the above without starting the engine and finding the biting point (a long way down the line at the minute!)
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Old 22-10-2017, 06:12 PM   #34
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Even more progress this weekend. Alternator mounted with belt tensioner and found a belt short enough (only took 5 belt purchases!)

Rad mounted and plumbing in planning stages.

Remote filter takeoff fabricated, just needing final welding.

Driveshafts worked out, just need to find someone to sleeve them. I'd like to have some built, but think I'll make sure the lengths work on sleeved ones first - and wait till funds allow!

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Old 22-10-2017, 06:43 PM   #35
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Nice work, love the bomber style on the van

There was a company in the for sale section who sleeves shafts btw
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Old 22-10-2017, 07:41 PM   #36
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Thanks Will. If it’s the same company I think, I’ve mailed them
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Old 22-10-2017, 07:43 PM   #37
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On a slight side, the bomber represents LW324 (ZA-J), a Halifax bomber, piloted by my grandfather who was shot down over Germany in 1944. All crew survived POW.
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Old 22-10-2017, 08:09 PM   #38
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That's a great tribute, did he fly on the Nuremberg raid?
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Old 22-10-2017, 09:16 PM   #39
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No, the Nuremburg raid was just over a month after he was taken PoW.

He flew 8 successful raids and a few where they had to turn back for technical issues or cloud cover etc. His raid list was Kassel, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin, 2x gardening (mine laying), Berlin and finally Leipzig on 19-20 Feb 44.

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Old 23-10-2017, 05:02 PM   #40
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Lovely dog, does he pass you the tools?
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Old 23-10-2017, 06:14 PM   #41
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He does, and then (given half a chance) tries to catch the grinder sparks!
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Old 30-10-2017, 05:30 AM   #42
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Bottom arm bolts aren't captive nuts - its a nut welded on the end of the original pin. Nut is there to aid removal and installation and tightening it up.

This is super neat. I had been puzzling over this part of my frame. I know most including allspeed have a fixed plate and bolt run through the middle but I'm not keen on the idea.


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Old 30-10-2017, 10:05 PM   #43
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This is super neat. I had been puzzling over this part of my frame. I know most including allspeed have a fixed plate and bolt run through the middle but I'm not keen on the idea.


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That's what we're aiming for on all of it!
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Old 30-10-2017, 10:07 PM   #44
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Little update picture. Gear linkage worked out (pic to follow when I remember!). Exhaust manifold welded, just have to work out downpipes and link pipe/backbox.

Clutch pedal modified to take the original cable.

Throttle cable mod in progress. (swaging new cabin side end onto the MG cable)

Driveshafts are the next main thing to tackle.

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Old 30-10-2017, 10:09 PM   #45
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Can't wait to see this in the flesh, looks very tidy indeed.
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