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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:20 am 
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Your steaming along :) I like the look of that coating ste. Is that from a rattle can or a spraygun ?

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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:53 pm 
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Rattle cans. It really is good stuff. I have a B&Q trade card and it comes out at £4.50 a tin instead of £9.

Couldn't recommend it enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:31 pm 
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Engine mounts today.

3mm steel plate and 50x2mm cds tube.

Mounts are Landrover Defender engine mounts £4.50 each. Bargain!


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All now painted. That's the chassis complete now. Next on the list of jobs is making a fuel tank and running fuel and brake lines etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:50 pm 
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Rattle cans. It really is good stuff. I have a B&Q trade card and it comes out at £4.50 a tin instead of £9.

Couldn't recommend it enough.
This is a new one on me so I am going to grab a couple of cans and give it a test run :)



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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:02 am 
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I've been using there primer it is very easy to apply and get a good Finnish there clear lacquer is also very good


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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:14 pm 
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I forgot too add I like the idea on the engine mounts ste, it ticks a lot of boxes like simple, light and strong 8-)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:58 am 
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Mounts were primed and painted the other day so tonight I re-fitted the dummy engine and started a mock up super charger inlet plenum.

It uses half of the standard puma inlet with the threads drilled out and captive nuts inside the planum.

Bare in mind, this is a mockup to see how it fits so it is rough.

The finished item will be aluminium and have short trumpets on the inlets.



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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:00 pm 
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Not been on it for ages or when I have I've not took pics.

Recently I've modified the steering column lower bearing to take a proper ball bearing as the standard Ford plastic one is causing no end of issues for IVA for lots of people.

This was a simple enough job


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I've decided against the Ford 1.7 engine that was in there as there was too many issues converting it to a reliable RWD engine.

Instead, I'm probably going down the MX5 engine and gearbox route.

Started making the mounts for the radiator. It's a rad from a 1.2 Clio.


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Not finished it yet as I wasn't happy with the welding quality on the thin steel tubes for the mounts so I'm scrapping them and starting over.


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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Always good to see a little progress :D I wish I could find some time to get on :?


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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:42 pm 
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Always good to see a little progress :D I wish I could find some time to get on :?
Same as:) Anyone would think that Steve had built one of these before :)

Bob


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