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Discussion Starter · #621 ·
Yes Lil Sammy, It’s all the little jobs that are taking too much time, like fitting the dash, got to finish and tidy the wiring but can’t till I’ve found the fault with the hazards,then had to fit the A post trims and now the dash needs the ends trimming down, and then another polish of the dash,and on and on, but it’ll get there.
 

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Discussion Starter · #622 ·
So the shed of doom is no more, I’ve had a proper clear out and this is the result,
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it’s taken about 3hours , years of leftover paint chucked, large scrap metal pile gone to the scrap man, and loads of leftover parts not to be used,
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All parts available to anyone who wants them, free to collect cheers.
 

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Great to see it all coming together , thanks for all the posts, I wouldn't worry whether you are going to enjoy driving it!
 

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Discussion Starter · #626 ·
Hi I’ve been looking at steering wheels and I quite like the Grant style ones ,
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like this can anyone see a problem with it for the test ,could the holes be an issue? cheers.
 

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you could fit rounded grommets in the holes for the test. or sleeve/cover the 3 rim spokes completely, again for the test.
neil.
 

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Cheers mygasser, but then I may have to cover the horn button as well, the Sierra one fitted at the mo needs a bloody good clean so will give it a go and see how it looks after,
 

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Discussion Starter · #629 ·
Update time again, I’ve been busy getting the windows installed,well I’ve one left to do, all the rear windows are installed and now the pass front electric window works , I glued the window track in with tiger seal , I’ve made a bracket to hold the opening non opening window closed, but I’m waiting for some 10 mm x 20 mm closed cell seal to bridge the gap from screen to the dash mounting lip, then the windscreen can be fastened shut, the dash is installed for the last time, I’ve also had to trim the column shroud to fit the padded lower rail, the drivers side kick panel needs altering for some foot room on the accelerator pedal,the centre console is in place so I can make some brackets to hold it in place, there’s not much to do now so it’s ready to get weighed, mainly the drivers window and finally the running boards and I still need to level the car up as it’s a bit low on the drivers side.
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Discussion Starter · #631 ·
Hi blackpop , I glued 3 mm scrim foam then 4 way stretch carpet on top of the classic mini foam crash pad, all on top of the mini metal work , hope that helps.
 

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I’ve spent a day with my dad reminiscing about our past , my dad comes from Castleford, he started working in Weldale pit at 15 , met mum in Featherstone and courted until they married in 1955 , she came from Wakefield and i was born on Lupset Estate until we moved to Airedale in Castleford July 1971, my dad being in the mines all his life , through the strikes they had to survive with the help of the soup kitchens, mum was not happy with that ,(she was a really proud mum, and it was hard for her to do that) , dad had a stroke 6 weeks ago and it hit him hard , he never asked for any help before , he was always the leader we looked up to , now he’s the old man we never thought he would be, my mum also had a number of small strokes which ended her life which is not a good likelihood for us , I’m on blood pressure tablets and I’ve asked my brothers and sister to check them selves out, dads doing good so far ,it’s just his speech and short term memory that effects him, the point of this is please get yourself checked out and look after yourselves and your family, Keith.
 

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The windscreen is finally sealed and fastened for good , I’ve had to change some parts around on the wipers and the washer jets have been changed , I couldnt get enough angle for the jets to work properly also the wipers are now clap handed has the drivers side obscured vision in the middle , I’ve also been around the car and touched up all the small chips and a few scratches and I think I have the car levelled up to where I’m happy, cheers for now.
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splitty66 – Hi Keith,

Sorry I missed the news about your dad’s stroke, all the best to you and your family.

I’m also long overdue in posting a message about how great your car looks, it is really coming together now. :cool:

I know you have been working on this for a long time, but you are definitely on the home straight now.

Good luck, Paul. :)
 

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Thanks Paul L, yes it’s been a long time coming, but I’m nearly there , the list is small, my aim is to get it all together and get it weighed and the paper work finished and posted off before a long needed holiday abroad , cheers.
 

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Cheers blackpop, I’ve seen a small improvement, there’s six of us doing our part , four of us doing 24 hours, just being there for company letting him do his own thing, not sure how long its going to carry on though, it is what it is, it’s what we do for family.
 

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Love it, just re read through and it’s been a journey and I know that feeling. Love the little touches like what looks like wire ducts on the door hinges, wish I’d thought of that. Loverly..
 

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Cheers geof, it has indeed been a long road to get here and the end is just around the corner, the wire ducts as you call them are part of the hinges as bought, not really big enough but you can just get 3 wires per tube in ,and a right pain to get through .
 

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Nice day yesterday so I went in to the garage, I’d bought an electronic gauge adjuster to make my replica fuel gauge work with the original mg midget sender unit and finally got it to work ,so that’s ticked off the list, but now the wipers don’t self park so checked the self park switch and it’s failed even though its a new wiper system, so that’s ordered, the engine needs a good tune up as it’s running rich,and noticed that the oil pressure switch was reading 5 pounds so need to investigate but I have a new oil pump, I’ll try a different gauge first then take it from there,cheers for now.
 
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