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Old 26-06-2019, 10:08 PM   #151
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Got the front brake pipes done tonight ran a length to the rear but waiting on a bias valve before I put it in properly.

Brake pipe clips should be here for the weekend, then just make some brackets for the rear flexis to mount to as they used to mount to the car body in the mgtf.

Just remember nothing is clipped yet!







Then need to work out the clutch! handbrake cables turned up and I have the lever, so il try mess about with that too!

Made more panels too....









Just tacked in at mo, but theyíll get blasted in properly when Iím out there late and canít make much noise haha.

Will update again soon! Sorry theyíre few and far between, hust hard work getting the time.

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Old 27-06-2019, 07:37 AM   #152
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Did you run the rear brake pipe through the subframe ? That'll be a total pain if you need to remove the front frame in the future wont it ?
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Old 27-06-2019, 08:30 AM   #153
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Did you run the rear brake pipe through the subframe ? That'll be a total pain if you need to remove the front frame in the future wont it ?


Hi buddy.



Yes its ran thru the hole you can see as the steering rack is tight up against the bulkhead and there's no gaps. What I didn't mention is there will be a join just as the pipes get flat with the floor. same place as the water pipes level go from rubber to metal etc. The same will be done with the clutch line. its just lack of space that's the issue.



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Old 27-06-2019, 10:18 PM   #154
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Handbrake mounting plate made and tacked in! The cables are super long....well the mini is short haha!! The plate Iíve made works well, still room for the shifter and room next to the seat. Nicely accessible

I surprised how good the handbrake is too!! It was a year since I stripped the mgtf, so forgot how it was routed! Iíve had to go over the engine as the diff etc is in the way to go under! Iíll make brackets to hold the cables and the cables along with the gear cable will actually pass thru the lower part of the bulkhead......thru steel tubes I think. Iíll work it out haha



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Old 28-06-2019, 10:15 PM   #155
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Remade the lines tonight....super happy now!!!



Also got the clevis pins and split pins in the master cylinders from the pedals. Got all rear lines made up too. Gonna get some short flexis tomor to go from the rear subframe hard lines to the lines that run the length of the car (brake and clutch) the fronts now have a join just under the bulkhead but still easily accessible!

Tomor Iíll make some brackets for the rear flexis and hopefully maybe possibly get some brakes working! Itís all coming along nicely now!!!!


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Old 29-06-2019, 08:11 AM   #156
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Why have you added the coils into the brake and clutch pipes?
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Old 29-06-2019, 05:21 PM   #157
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Why have you added the coils into the brake and clutch pipes?


I could go into the boring bit about pressure relief etc.....but itís mainly cos they look nice. Haha

I always used to do it on 4x4ís where the body is separate to the chassis.....the subframes are separate to the body so I went with the same principle

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Old 29-06-2019, 05:25 PM   #158
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Got my new tank today, just an ATL one out of my mates old race car. I will make a steel box/cover for it as itís right at the front of the car.



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Old 01-07-2019, 03:53 PM   #159
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Enjoying this build. Good work mate!!
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:04 PM   #160
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Enjoying this build. Good work mate!!


Cheers buddy! Iím back on it and really enjoying it. Just too hot to be out there at mo. My garage kinda sits in my back garden, so if the neighbours are out enjoying the weather too, I really donít wanna upset them.

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Old 01-07-2019, 09:37 PM   #161
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Great work, just read the whole thread.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:44 PM   #162
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Great work, just read the whole thread.


Cheers man!! Thereís several pages now haha. Hope you enjoyed ya read

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