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    Cool build. Interesting to see how much you can achieve without cutting chassis etc.

    Love the look of that engine as well.

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    Thanks for the comments chaps. Not a lot to report other than I scrubbed the engine and gave it a coat of paint. Will need to polish the rocker covers and maybe some other bits......not too much though as I hate having to clean stuff



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    thats loverly

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    Now I'm at home avoiding the kung flu I've had loads of garage time and thought I'd update the thread.
    The engine is back in the car for the final time. I had to make a cross member for the gear box to sit on.....simple enough job, just some 2x2 steel and a bit of measuring



    Also borrowed an exhaust bender from a mate and got those done. The over axle tubes I bought from ebay and the stainless boxes I got from the swap meet. Please excuse the crap pic


    The wiring is now finished (apart from front lights, they will be done when the wings are back on) and I made a battery tray........no pic though

    The next job on the list was to clean up the carbs and give them a good re-build. First things first.....make a clean area to work on


    They really were in a right mucky state. Some pics have come out sideways...must remember to turn the phone round


    A good clean and a little bit of polishing and I think they look loads better




    When these are back on I'm going to tackle polishing the ali rocker covers. Normally I would send them off as I never seem to have the time nor patience to do it myself......but time is something I have plenty of for the forseeable future. I'll post some before, during and after pics to let you know how I get on

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    Today's task was to have a go at the rocker covers.

    This is the sorry state they were in


    As it was so cruddy I gave it a very light sand blast


    And then went over it with 500 wet and dry........that's all I had and its a bit awkward getting anything else.....besides, I like using whats lying around


    Speaking of stuff lying around....I had loads of rubbing compound so thought I'd give that a go instead of buying proper stuff


    I moved the bench grinder onto the pillar drill (bolted of course) to give me more space under it


    .....and an hour later. Not perfect, but nice enough for me



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    Got all the bits and bobs back on the engine. The throttle pedal is really heavy.......Im guessing there are too many bends in the cable so I might try and simplify it and see if that helps


    I also gave the master cylinder a makeover


    and i got some of the sheet metal back on........that was friggin hard work on my own


    Now the wings are on and as i suspected the front end in way too high (new engine is probably 100kg lighter). So its either option 1; put 100kg weight on the front end, option 2; have some springs made up (they are coils on the front), option 3; whip the springs out and put air bags in

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    Please dont put air on it, wouldent be in keeping with the whole excellent build imho.................................

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    I must admit I’m with you on that one. I’ve spoken to a spring manufacturer this morning and it’s only £120 or so to get springs made to order so I’ll be going down that route. Not keen on airbags anyway....and springs don’t get punctures

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    Coil springs should not cost that much, If you know what poundage you need GAZ would be cheaper than that

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    What’s GAZ?

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