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    Managed to scrape together an hour today, and welded up the main parts of the front chassis frame (from back of floor to front of engine bay):











    I still have to finish weld the very front (dropped) member, and add-in the gearbox member and front outriggers which I should be able to get to tomorrow

    The rear kick-ups will be welded in after the chassis is welded to the cage.
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    Not much done over the past few days.
    Stuck on the front outriggers:



    Capped off the exposed end of the front dropped crossmember:



    And bent this up which may (or may not) become the rear of the gearbox tunnel:



    The next step really is to get the shell ready to accept the chassis. The car will be moving in the next 2-3 weeks to a proper garage (it's currently under my car port) so I'm not sure whether to start hacking now, or leave it for the cars new home.
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    are you not building this on a jig ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    are you not building this on a jig ?
    Yes, it's been on and off a flat-plate, but I can't leave it on there as the flat-plate is in use virtually all of the time for my company's customers.
    Chassis is remarkably straight!
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    After stripping the carb down at 11:00 pm last night in the kitchen ("Are you coming to bed?".........."In a minute dear.....") I took the carb into work and through my lunch hour turned this:




    Into this:





    One of the things I've learned over the years of modifying Holleys is to cut the 'list' number out of the cut-off choke horn and fix it somewhere on the carb. This little tab will be screwed on where the choke mechanism came off:




    It helps if in the future if you haven't written down the list number anywhere, or for the new owner if you should ever sell it.

    More carby mods soon. Pleased to see it already has nitrophyl floats - essential in a blow-through application.
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    try express panels over here in the uk...... for your bubble arches /doors / and anything else mk1 escort........spencer
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    Welcome aboard, it's great to see another JAFA on here!

    So will it be ready for the Beach Hop?

    Gary
    Turning good parts into scrap since 1984

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    No chance for the beach hop, and as our company has a 'stand' at the hop I've got to man the shop everyday except Sunday
    Hopefully I can get it ready for next summer, though it will depend on the finances!
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    Quote Originally Posted by problem child View Post
    try express panels over here in the uk...... for your bubble arches /doors / and anything else mk1 escort........spencer
    Problem is the cost of the shipping. You would not believe how expensive it is to ship from the UK to NZ.
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    More carb stuff.
    I'm in the process of converting the carb to mechanical secondary as VS won't work well with blow-through (turbo) application.
    Now I don't know if it's an original idea, and I don't know if it will work, but I fancy the idea of a progressive secondary like the twin-choke Webers.
    After a few hours of staring at the linkage, I came up with this:





    The 'new' rod now runs from the original (now redundant that the choke has gone) fast-idle linkage to the secondary spindle. The only modification to the original Holley parts is the small retaining tab welded to the secondary slot.

    So now, at half-throttle the primaries are open half-way, but the secondaries are closed:



    At 3/4 throttle the secondaries are half-open:



    And at full throttle, the secondaries are at..... well...... full throttle!



    It works very well on the bench. Hopefully it will work well when there's air being blown through it!

    On the body front, I've been offered a complete mk1 shell for $300 (about £150) which would give me some of the panels I need, but I haven't been able to see it yet so can't comment on it's usefulness.......
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