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  • Yesterday, 20:38
    chop top mk2
    little bit more done today.
    finnished up the clutch cylinder cover,

    with that out the way it was on to the clutch pedal, got it mounted in the fassty and also got the reservoir cylinder mounted on the fire wall.

    pedals still want final positioning but i will do that once all the steering and seats are all finally set in place.
    starting to put the front sheet metal back on as the next task is to start laying the wiring loom in to the car,

    feels like the project is really going forwards now.
  • 21-09-2019, 18:57
    chop top mk2
    to be honest 69 ford i dont think the exhaust gets that hot. the cortina has the same set up and the chassis is painted and that has no burn marks on it.

    in order to keep making progress i made up a replica back box out of cardboard today so that i could fabricate the rear portion of the exhaust pipe work.

    with it hung in position you can sort of see where im going, trying to keep it looking like a type 3 exhaust.

    once the boxes arrive this week it should be a matter of just welding them in place. more pipe work and the exhaust tips came this week.

    also managed today to fabricate a cover for the clutch cylinder on the gearbox.

    still a bit more to do to it but its another job out the way. all the brake and fuel pipes are now fitted so thats another job out the way.
  • 10-09-2019, 11:50
    69 ford
    Hi Chop, what about heat transfer to the chassis and pipe expansion? just a thought, great work as usual.
  • 08-09-2019, 20:13
    chop top mk2
    engine has standard land rover rubber mounts and as you say with the flexis everything else is solid mounted. it works really well on the cortina.
  • 08-09-2019, 19:56
    So it just moves at the flexible coupling and the rest solid mounted. Is that with 'ordinary' engine mounts or something a little more rigid?
  • 08-09-2019, 19:52
    chop top mk2
    was actually quite calm really. ****ed now though as i have to build another one.
    i am going to solid mount it like the cortina, no rattles or squeaks. works a treat.
  • 08-09-2019, 19:37
    Where the pipes pass through the rear cross-member, how will that not rattle like anything?
  • 08-09-2019, 19:06
    Well bugger!
    Bet that turned the air blue!
  • 08-09-2019, 18:35
    chop top mk2
    thanks fogey and rog, its much appreciated.

    had a really good weekend on the exhaust system this weekend, managed to get the other side done from the header and the up and over the back axle. it was always going to be tight over the rear axle using 3" tube but i do like a challenge,

    with both sides done i now have an idea of what i want the rear of the exhaust to look like so im going to order the parts tonight. with the exhaust done under the car the body went back on today so i could finish up the brake and fuel pipes but again i need to order some parts so its a waiting game again.

    while we were moving the chassis about today putting the body on we had a slight mishap, it fell off the trolley jack and the rear bumper now has a big v in the middle off it so i will have to source a new one,

    more soon.
  • 07-09-2019, 03:06
    Roger Shackleton
    Just read thread from the start, hats off to you for your vision and skill level, absolutely amazing, keep the photos coming. Brilliant well done. I'm hooked !!

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