I'd say exchange (maybe recon) unit. With the date sold/fitted.
in China until 19th visiting daughter, son in law and grandson, then sorting my home garage to get the car back from my work garage and have it nearby where there is power. Major job sorting the garage though. Have to have targets to work towards or it won't happen.Its surprising how these cars went/go in the right hands - just as well you got the front teles as this really stiffens the ride and cuts much of the roll. Panhard rode are a must fit. I expect you know about the fettling around the top of the bores to make a better path for gases in and out plus washers under the valve springs. Mine only has the 8 head and separated manifolds but plenty heat shields - still developing ideas on that theme. Make sure you do the oil pump to get max pressure. Sorry if you know all this - I dont use that fat cork gasket between the pump screen cover and body as it allows the cover to distort. I just use a piece of hallite or similar 1mm thick paper material and seal with a quality sealant like Yamabond or the blue stuff. I aim to get around 30 psi using a starter on 12volts to test it out. If much less I start again. Look forward to seeing your build on here.
Absolutely - time management principles apply here - daily lists with updates and a brought forward system. Daily and weekly targets are good coupled to a month or 2-month strategic plan. Focus meetings with the rest of the team and management office, must not leave the wife (or partner) out of the loop. Plenty blue sky thinking is a must - day dreaming while gazing through the window I think that means. And I'm not 100% joking here except its good to have a day off occasionally - shopping, gardening, DIY; I allocate about 2 days per year.in China until 19th visiting daughter, son in law and grandson, then sorting my home garage to get the car back from my work garage and have it nearby where there is power. Major job sorting the garage though. Have to have targets to work towards or it won't happen.
Totally agree - my 1500 Prefect still has the 'exposed beams' inside while I get on and use it as I will make 2 lots of headlining at one sitting. Drive on................. having said that I do like to get the paint on before its seen on the road. Everyone to their own plan as said, just as long as you have one.he said many members won't bring their cars to meetings until they are finished, he liked my plan to keep driving it even unfinished.
i bought mine needing some rust sorted and although it looks clean in the photos some of the black paint is peeling and the blue is showing, obviously not prepared well before painting before. I intend to drive it around locally just for fun and work on it in between. Looks like I will have to rub down the black at least enough to get a key and may now consider a different colour, not keen on the original blue and black, although kind of period I'm not sure about.Totally agree - my 1500 Prefect still has the 'exposed beams' inside while I get on and use it as I will make 2 lots of headlining at one sitting. Drive on................. having said that I do like to get the paint on before its seen on the road. Everyone to their own plan as said, just as long as you have one.
It helps me too when I look back over the thread and realise just how long it has taken but also what has been done.Lovely stuff! Thanks for writing and posting, really enjoyed reading that! Looking great, really nice colour choice too.
The bonnet picture is probably the nearest to the actual colour - RAL 5008, the old formula with lead in it. It seems to be a regular colour now as Ive seen plenty new cars with something similar. When I started on this car and decided on a colour I dont recall seeing it on any new cars at all. Just shows how long I've been on it.Looking good there mate, love that colour similar to the colour I want mine in, keep it up and you'll be finished soon.."
Yes I think so, not even Fords would stoop to that. Thanks for reminding me I need to source some metal for the new pins.Those door pins - could they be designed with a slight bend to help location / lessen play? Just a thought, probably a wrong one...