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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:19 pm 
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another few hours with the car. got the pedal box mounted, the master brake cylinder in place, just about lined up the steering column and did a bit of shaping on the rear bulkhead panel...

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:55 am 
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Did a bit more - carried the chassis out of the garage - turned it round - took it back in and plonked the engine and gearbox in place - and have now mocked up some engine mounts in wood. Hoping for a day off on Friday so I can make them up properly - then there'll be no putting off painting the chassis! Only 10 months later than I had hoped (moving house & having a baby gets in the way of things it seems!)

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:21 pm 
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You will be nicely set up for a summer of building though :D


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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:10 pm 
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Gonna have a read through your blog ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:09 pm 
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Gonna have a read through your blog ;-)
it's mega slow going! I'm only writing it for my dad really!

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:55 pm 
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Did a bit more this weekend:
Mocked up some engine mounts in wood - then started replacing wood with metal
Got busy with some cheapo B&Q paint stripper on the floor panel - pub sign is no more...
Had a play with the brake pipe flaring tool I have been lent (it's only been sitting in the tool box for a year!)
Tidied up the garage

All fairly productive really - at this rate i'm going to have to buy some POR15 and paint the chassis before long!

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:05 pm 
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Spent a few hours on Sunday working through replacing the wooden prototype engine mounts with metal box section. Wasn't that successful - I had the block supported by wood under the sump, and the gearbox mount attached to the relevant brackets - and once I removed the wood the engine settled down on the rubber bushes in a different way to what i'd expected...

So I expect to be taking the mounts apart and reworking them again next weekend!

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Its called one step forward and two back John :) Sometimes you are better off using steel and tack welding prototypes , its a bit more work but less prone to moving aroung.

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
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made a nice bit of visual progress today, cut up an old metal cabinet and made some 'draft' tunnel sides.

have the chassis a going over with the wirebrush in angle grinder a few weeks ago, and then coated it all in wd40, so should be ok for some painting when the weather warms up!

can't wait to get some of these panels attached, will feel a lot more like a car then!

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
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Are you still planning on using the POR15? I'm still changing my mind between them lol!


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