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    Surely the random choice of parts does not matter too much for BIVA, more a question of whether you end up with a Q plate or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylesdw View Post
    Surely the random choice of parts does not matter too much for BIVA, more a question of whether you end up with a Q plate or not.
    I sooooooooo need to read Kev's guide. Anyone reading this should do the right thing (It's xmas), place a donation and get themselves a guide. Hats off to you Kev!

    I'm waiting for the thud on the doormat, then my morning reads are sorted!
    Ask me to fix something and I'll come at ya with a hammer!

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    It took a little longer than expected, but I've almost finished my English Wheel.
    It's got a 38" throat, stands 8 foot tall and weighs nearly 26 stone.

    It still needs a few bits adding and a new adjustment wheel but basically it's there.



    I was worried about flex, but it seems pretty solid.

    Now all I have to do is learn how to use it.
    I'm going to get a bit of practice in, then maybe do a course at mph


    http://www.super7thheaven.co.uk/blog/diy-english-wheel/
    Ask me to fix something and I'll come at ya with a hammer!

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    Looking forward to this progress. Have you done work on an english wheel befor
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    looks like a great project, it looks quite like a Fiat Topolino.

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    That wheeling machine looks a great piece of kit, even if the car doesn't work out, you can be proud of that at least!
    Just a passer by as you might say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChopperHarris View Post
    Not seen that, thanks

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    I've got all the Lazze videos playing on loop in the workshop. I've even got most of the Ron Covell videos.

    Getting the back and forth wheeling action didn't come naturally. My Zig Zagging is getting better, even though I still need to tighten the 'Z' a little.
    I seem to be concentrating more on my Zig Zag than the workpiece. I haven't got the fluid action of Lazze/Ron, I keep having to have a little think as to which way to turn the metal.
    I'm also not great at stopping in an even line. It's going to take some practice that's for sure
    I made my first teardrop

    I might lower it slightly as it's killing an old shoulder injury. Lazze and Ron make it look so easy, but with a rippled piece it takes some heaving back and forth. Even at twice my bodyweight I can drag the wheel around.
    Starting with flat steel or once a buckled piece is semi-smooth it's much easier - I'll see how I go.

    I think next time I'm making mirrored pair, I'll make all the individual bits at the same time and cleco them together. As one side grows the other will too.
    That way I'll be able to adjust things easier to get them to match. Each sill and pillar are actually made of 8 bits of steel. That's too many to weld in on go.

    I'm still learning - making plenty of mistakes actually helps somehow.

    I've done the second sill and door pillar, which means I can mount the hinges. They give me the datums for both sides.


    This sill is curved so I couldn't do it in the brake, so I did it in the bead roller with a tipping die. With each bend I then shrunk or stretch the metal to get everything straight again.
    That meant I was often stretching metal I'd just shrunk.





    I think I need to get my Gas welding skills up, as without a wheel I'd end up with a buckled mess. A flat anvil in the English wheel has proved invaluable.

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    With the 2 door pillars done, I started the bulkhead.

    I made a brace to join the two pillars and keep them square. It also gave me something flat to put a spirit level on.


    For the front, I didn't want a total flat piece of steel so I added some bead rolling.

    I had to butt weld it done the center so that it would fit the roller.

    The next bit is going to be the hard bit as the MG Midget screen has a double curvature to the bottom edge.


    It's 2.75" higher in the middle and also 2" further forward than the edges.


    This time, I've cleco'd everything in place so I can adjust things latter if necessary.

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