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#4641 Nev

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:08 AM

120 mile evening drive along the Welsh borders was suprising free of traffic, probably only stuck behind things for about 1/3 of the time. Caught the evening light at Skenfrith castle.

 

I have to say, after 6 months of putting off changing his gearbox and barely driving him, I am now fully back in love with the little thing. Thanks to both Alex and Josh for helping motivate me and spanner with me on that.

 

Having the TC is making me braver too, exiting roundabouts etc.

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 07:15 AM

Disassembled the pipework and airbox yesterday in order to double check it and discovered that the plastic 45 degree bend in it had warped quite badly with the heat. I had used a plastic pipe as I was waiting on a metal one to arrive by post, though the supplier never sent it. So yesterday, I cut up some pie-sections from a straight pipe and welded my own up. It's now fitted, with an additional heat shield.

 

Having the welder and basic metal working tools to make brackets/exhausts/pipework etc is really useful, I remember umming and ahhing about splashing £1200 on it, but its certainly paid for itself now.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:40 AM

I couldn't live without a mig and tig. Just wish I had a mill and lathe now.

You need to rename nipper "Ear bleeder" by the reports coming back. Keep up the crazy work 👍

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:15 AM

 Just wish I had a mill and lathe now.
 

 

Ditto, expensive though, to get decent sized ones that are good quality. My garage it full to bursting too, barely room to turn around in it.
 



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:02 PM

I have a lathe and mill.  Best things ever!



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:11 PM

I have a lathe and mill.  Best things ever!

 

You've cheated by finding space for them in a bedroom if I remember correctly! Probably in the baby's room?!
 


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 01:31 PM

After a quick 80 mile loop round Marlborough and Devizes this morning, I've dusted off my hardtop project.

 

My intention has always been to feed cold air from the back of the scoop down towards the air filters. I am keen not to obstruct the rear view between the two seat heads, so sadly this meant that a 4 inch outlet was not possible, instead I have had to use a 3" pipework. Anyway, I've bonded in an aluminium diagonal down pipe, this will run down behind the drivers headrest and point at the air filters with a flexi.

 

Once this all sets, I'll hand the hardtop over to a painter for final prep and matching to the rest of the car. Hopefully, he'll be able to harden the filler I've used as it seems quite prone to being marked.

 

 


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