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    The thin fiberglass seat that was fitted to the...

    The thin fiberglass seat that was fitted to the car was mounted in with a self taping screw so something more substantial is called for from a safety point of view, a used alloy seat from a speedway...
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    The work has slowed down a bit with the rebuild...

    The work has slowed down a bit with the rebuild but I am still getting some jobs done. between being flat out at work causing me to rest up longer after my 12 hour shifts and the cold temps in my...
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    After a few weeks of tooling round in the...

    After a few weeks of tooling round in the Corvette and catching up with the family and having very little time to spend in the shed I have had a few days to get stuck back into the car, I have sorted...
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    Hi Oldfart I had a look at the 100E one and that...

    Hi Oldfart I had a look at the 100E one and that could be a good option if I am unable to use the Wilwood ones. thanks for your input. I learn a little every day and I still don't know what I don't...
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    Fitting the front suspension towers is a work in...

    Fitting the front suspension towers is a work in progress, the towers bolt to the chassis rails at the bottom in the Heralds and Spitfires and I have been able to get a set of partial front chassis...
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    Hi Rascal I have no idea who built the car I...

    Hi Rascal I have no idea who built the car I purchased it from the North Island but it could have been built anywhere. none of the old time racers here in Waimate recognized the car and the name...
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    The new brake and clutch pedals and master...

    The new brake and clutch pedals and master cylinders have arrived these are one of the few truly modern changes I will be doing but the old setup was poorly made and not well mounted, the Wilwood...
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    Some times small jobs can consume more time than...

    Some times small jobs can consume more time than you would think, today I thought I would get the front suspension A arms and turrets and rear 4 bars cleaned up and ready for paint. the A arms had...
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    Back to the shed still waiting for steel tube so...

    Back to the shed still waiting for steel tube so its a good chance to get some of the small jobs done on today's list is assembling the brakes and hubs onto the stubs and uprights, I had already...
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    Thanks for that guys yes I think I will fit...

    Thanks for that guys yes I think I will fit mounts for the sway bar in case I decide I want one later, I do have one to use for the setup so it should be easy to fit.
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    I have decided how the front suspension will be...

    I have decided how the front suspension will be mounted and where the new frame tubes will run but I am waiting on the steel to arrive so it is a good time to get a few of the smaller jobs [of which...
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    Another light day in the shed today I put the...

    Another light day in the shed today I put the diff up on some axle stands it is from a Standard 10 made some time in the 1950s the same diff was used in the early Lotus 7s, the first series 1 lotus...
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    Another job on the list for today is to fit the...

    Another job on the list for today is to fit the new bearing races into the front hubs so after a good cleaning I used the old bearing races as drivers to press in the new ones then these and the...
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    Just a light day in the shed today finished my...

    Just a light day in the shed today finished my last 12 hour night shift for the week at 6 this morning a few hours sleep and in the shed at lunch time, the plan is to refurbish some of the small...
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    the new Triumph Herald steering rack will mount...

    the new Triumph Herald steering rack will mount to a flat bracket that will hang between and brace the suspension turrets using the Herald rubber bushings and U bolts this will mean I will not have...
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    I have marked the MDF sheet with a center line...

    I have marked the MDF sheet with a center line and added lines across the sheet spaced at 100mm and by using these as a guide and measuring from the edges of the sheet I can make sure the frame is...
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    so now I have the frame mounted to a sheet of MDF...

    so now I have the frame mounted to a sheet of MDF I can start to get some of the poorly placed tubes forward of the firewall removed and to make sure I don't place any of the new tubes in the wrong...
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    I'm doing the same

    I'm doing the same
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    Good advice 928 I think the car will be a little...

    Good advice 928 I think the car will be a little lighter when I am finished even though I am having to add some tubes around the front end as some of the bits I have cut out that I thought was tube...
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    Not having a chassis jig to measure and square up...

    Not having a chassis jig to measure and square up the frame the best I can do is get it on a flat surface and have at it with string lines, rulers and tape measure, I found the flattest part of my...
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    Today I turned the frame upside down to deal with...

    Today I turned the frame upside down to deal with the last of the rivets drilling them out or punching them thru this has left a lot of holes that will be plugged with weld and dressed later before...
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    Hi ERC that sums me up too but you get points for...

    Hi ERC that sums me up too but you get points for giving it a go and I am learning all the time, I am running out of sticking plasters and hand wash. HAHA
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