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 Post subject: Winter mods
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:09 pm 
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So today I removed the roadster from my lock up with help from Myke2463 from locostbuilders.

Battery was a little low but she fired up nicely with the chokes on, so we loaded the trailer and brought her home.

Once home I started stripping down the engine bay to tackles couple of little jobs and well long story short the head now sits on my bench.

My alternator bracket needs to be refabricated as its snapped twice now

I have a u/s exhaust stud thread that I was just going to helicoil but I may need to get welded.

Minor surface rust on the chassis to rub down and paint.

I'm going to replace the rad and moe the cooling fan inboard and refabricated the nose cone mounts.
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 Post subject: Re: Winter mods
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:03 pm 
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When I saw the title of your post 'winter mods' I had it in my mind that you where going to make it more practical for winter use with some minor changes.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter mods
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:58 pm 
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Yay you got it back then :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Winter mods
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Was a close thing we couldn't get it up the trailer ramps due to ice on the road!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter mods
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Helicoiled the head today and fitted the stud also ordered the carb rebuild kits once the headset arrives ill rebuild the engine and flush the coolant and oil galleries


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 Post subject: Re: Winter mods
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:30 pm 
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Nothing is ever simple the engine is almost totally stripped down now and the rear tub cover removed


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 Post subject: Re: Winter mods
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:00 pm 
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Nothing is ever simple the engine is almost totally stripped down now and the rear tub cover removed
I though you only had a couple of little jobs to do? :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Winter mods
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:24 pm 
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That's how it starts!!

Now I'm reworking the engine bay rebuilding the engine replacing the rad with an ally jobby.
Then removing the seats panelling the interior and recovering the tranny tunnel
Replacing a damaged harness
Rebuild the carbs
Replace the fuel sender for a verticle type rather than lever arm
Replace all 4 tyres
I'd like to powder coat the front brake calipers


The list goes on


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 Post subject: Re: Winter mods
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:33 am 
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Well I'm a but of a sucker for shiny bits as some of you guys might know my pinto is pushing the limits of budget power with its current set up, to gain any more I would need forged pistons steel rods and an over bored with either twin 48 carbs or injection

Then I saw this

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So I figured is given them a ring, turned out I was less than 20 miles away from them and being very reasonably priced (£12 over the cost of a new pump from burton) I went and collected one pot complete my cooling system revamp.
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I must sTop buying shiny bits!!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter mods
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:11 am 
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How does that work?
Does it simply use less energy to turn?


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