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  1. Battery tray now finished to the best I could without a replacement panel, inner wing had a few holes, so rot chopped out and fresh zintec welded back in. I found a couple off new klockholm jackong point knocking about in the stores so i can get on with these next "dont tell kev" ๐Ÿคซ ive also started to flat back some previous welds on the floor pans as the previous owner never bothered. I managed to locate the correct over size valves today via a helpful link from another member, they are now paid for and in the post so soon I'll be able to commence with putting the engine back together ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  2. Thanks Handy to know, but sounds expensive lol. Maybe on a future build I'll look into it, on this one however I'm on a budget and I've blown a lot of it on the engine rebuild, that was not planned as I was told the engine was fully rebuild when I bought it. But it turned out to be garbage, the shell was also ment to be solid, if you call making structural sections out of fibreglass and filler solid I guess it was solid ๐Ÿ˜‚ but hey Ho this is my own fault for buying blind lesson learned, I think ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿค”
  3. No, I've heard horror stories about dipping, acid getting trapped in crevice etc.. and not being able to gain access to all awkward areas to 're apply any paint rust protection etc.. Plus I'm billing this for myself to use so not looking for perfection with this one.
  4. Battery tray fitted, front end patch done, started to prep the engine bay. And I forgot i need to replace the jacking points so welding isn't over yet ๐Ÿ˜€
  5. What you trying to say ๐Ÿ˜‚ No, fixing trucks is my daily business. Kevin makes teeth. ๐Ÿ˜ this is a hobby, or is it an addiction ๐Ÿค”
  6. With the VBOA show out the way, I can now concentrate back onto this build inbetween doing our Monaco blue exclusive coupe. After a lengthy search for a RHD battery tray Nothing came up, so I desided I'd have a go at replicating it. I managed to knock something up it's not perfect but will do the job. I'll be down at the unit this evening finishing it's installation, then hopefully I'll get a couple of patches into the inner wing area too. Once that's done there's a small bit required on the front panel and that should be the welding completed. I've had a short motor rebuilt, it requires new shells, new mains, crank grind, polish and balance, piston liner, new rings, and and oil pump case. I also need to find some new over size valves as it turns out 4 are bent in the spare head I sent in for testing ๐Ÿ™„
  7. Thanks mate, very much appreciated. It was far from perfect but the main thing to me was getting it there. I've lots of things to iron out and many improvements to make for next year ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  8. So behind the scenes I've been busting arse to get this to sywell VBOA. I've worked tirelessly rebuilding engine, getting it through mot, a mountain of jobs gone through and drove it 400 miles yo and from sywell with no issues. I didn't even tell Kevin i was taking it, I just turned up on the field to everyone's surprise. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
  9. Love the updates on this build. Your motivation and dedication is inspiring. Keep up the good work. It's coming along well ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  10. Been a while since I posted on this thread so thought I'd update it. After completing the mancona build I managed to get a good few weeks useage out of it. However I just couldn't get it to run correctly on its injection system. So that was pulled off and with the help of the legend Mr rutter a pair of webbers and H&H ignition was added. We managed to get another few weeks out of it before the weather cought up with us. So it was parked in the garage 18 months ago and has not turned a wheel since then. I've got some plans for it this coming summer I want to pull the engine, remove cross member and rear axle for painting as they never was done. While the engine is out I'll strip it and do a full rebuild on it and also paint the whole under side too. Then I want to get it to a rolling road and get it properly set up. Watch this space ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  11. Yes been a long day, had 3 of us working on it today with Kevin and a friend also helping. It helped us move along and get a bit done. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  12. Made some good progress today. We got fuel and brake lines ran. Bias valve and bracket installed, Heater box in, mesh in scuttle panel 're painted and fitted, more routing of wires, zink plated pedal box fitted, swapped out front cross member bolts for the ones I had zink plated, fuel pump and filter fitted to zink plated brackets and wired in, and new rubber fuel hose fitted.new rubber bobbin was also used on fuel pump bracket, fuel tank flushed, dried and painted, door new door switches fitted in A posts for interior light, bonett stay and rubbers fitted, floor gromits all fitted. There's so many small little parts to hunt out, clean, replace it's takes up so much time. You forget how many little bits there are till you start putting them back together. ๐Ÿ˜‚
  13. This is a lovely looking car great work. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  14. A little progress made over the last couple of days, but not much due to being busy at work. Managed to get bonett release cable and catch fitted, air box rubber mounts replaced, wiring loom routed correctly and re wrapped, swapped out the tempory bolts in rear axle with the zink plated ones i had done. Zink plated front anti roll bar brackets fitted, new drop links fitted dug out the heater box and a few other parts ready for tomorrow. Hoping to get a full day in tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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