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Re: Nods news , Some bodywork.

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:02 pm

Perfectionist! :o :lol:

Also, I wish my back yard was as tidy as yours! :)

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Re: Nods news , Some bodywork.

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:50 pm

So much for Fiesta track rod end covers , pulled the drivers side wheel off for a clean up after the wing job only to be greeted this . :evil:
Barely a year old . I had some new covers in stock as it happens so just changed them .
Even so thats feckin crap if you ask me :roll: :evil:
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Post by 617sqn » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:39 pm

Pattern part ?

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Re: Nods news , Some bodywork.

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:42 pm

617sqn wrote:Pattern part ?

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Post by 617sqn » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:43 pm

Made of cheese then, Dave :lol:

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:09 pm

617sqn wrote:Made of cheese then, Dave :lol:

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:58 pm

Front wing is finished at long last :D
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Post by 617sqn » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:58 pm

Pukka airgun or rattle cans, Dave ?

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:01 pm

617sqn wrote:Pukka airgun or rattle cans, Dave ?

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Rattle can , no point seeing up a gun for 1/2 a wing
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Post by 617sqn » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:03 pm

Looks very good matey. Need some nice weather now to harden it off. :D

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:12 pm

617sqn wrote:Looks very good matey. Need some nice weather now to harden it off. :D

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its been outside facing with said wing facing the sun all day - might help it cure off :)
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Re: Nods news , Some bodywork.

Post by African Imp » Fri May 03, 2019 6:13 am

Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:Front wing is finished at long last :D
Nice job Dave, you have a very nice body fit panel line also :)
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Post by 617sqn » Fri May 03, 2019 7:07 am

Easy........ :shock:

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri May 03, 2019 12:44 pm

617sqn wrote:Easy........ :shock:

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Post by 617sqn » Fri May 03, 2019 1:53 pm

I meant "easy" as in "be careful". It sounded a bit double entendre :lol:

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Re: Nods news , Some bodywork.

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat May 04, 2019 2:24 pm

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Nice job Dave, you have a very nice body fit panel line also :)
Its original so i should hope its OK , Not perfect though , it was a cheap car when new :)
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun May 05, 2019 7:51 pm

Manky engine bay cleanathon part one
Mainly the inside of the engine lid which had 20 plus years of shite on it :shock: in fact i think it was last cleaned properly in 1995 :shock:
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Re: Nods news , Engine bay cleanathon

Post by bks974c » Sun May 05, 2019 8:35 pm

Lovely and clean, too nice to use.

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Re: Nods news , Engine bay cleanathon

Post by African Imp » Thu May 09, 2019 1:01 pm

Noddy, that REALLY is very nice :D
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Re: Nods news , Engine bay cleanathon

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:30 pm

Not done much to this apart from a level one diagnostic ala Star Trek in place of the MOT , Greased king pins , adjust brakes , fit new fuel filter , top stuff up etc etc .
Running perfectly although i did try a sport spec dizzy on it instead of the standard 41122 one it has , the general thought is a sport cam should have a sport dizzy . Well although it ran OK it wasnt as good so i soon reverted back. these things have to be tried now and again :lol:

A pic taken outside work. As an aside work have by mutual beneficial agreement ( not a takeover ) now have Brise electronics ( now called Carwood Brise ) so special alternators may get developed in future :) i have one partially developed already :wink:
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Re: Nods news , Level one diagnostic

Post by African Imp » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:07 am

Noddy, I had a Mk2 type distributor fitted, the body was stamped Sport but I found out that the internals and including the center shaft were all Mk2!

That center shaft was fitted 180 degrees out by the way, which is why my plug leads always needed to be 180 degrees out too. :(

My Sport cylinder head with its sport cam, twin Strombergs etc, was then fitted with a NOS Sport distributor, the change in performance was nothing short of startling, the car went just so much faster, so in my case the sport distributor was what was missing.

As a spare I made up as below:

What I ended up assembling was a 41132 a Sport dizzy body, balance weights at 16 degrees (they should be 17 degrees) plus whatever the two springs inside are, they will be Mk2 I guess?

The vacuum device is correct to the Sport and numbered 3-10-10 .

At least the center shaft is in correctly and the plug leads will not have to be fitted 180 degrees out with this spare.
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Re: Nods news , Level one diagnostic

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:33 pm

Ive been informed that SUs dont like a lot of advance , no idea if its true or not but my engines bare this out :)
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Re: Nods news , Level one diagnostic

Post by The Nun » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:05 pm

Cars exactly the time are often very different, we had pool cars at work all exactly the same but some seemed to really shift and others seemed sluggish by comparison, they were all new so you couldn't say they were worn out, what's OK for one doesn't mean it will be right for another, just use the info as a starting point and go from there? Also temperature can affect performance quite a bit depending on when the cars tried, they go a lot better when its cool moist air in the evening than they do in 30 degree midday sunshine.
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Re: Nods news, wobbly speedo needle solvage .

Post by yoeddynz » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:06 am

Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote: So yesterday i dragged up some energy and removed the inner cable , no damage just quite dirty from some old oil id used many years ago.
Some say oil , some say dont so after much thought i went with some bicycle chain oil . This was stuff ive had in the garage 20 odd years from my days as a cycle mechanic .
Oh you too were a cycle mechanic! I spent ten years as a mechanic in Oxford. Then continued on a while longer in NZ as one before landing contract work at a cassic car resto business. I really enjoyed being a bike mechanic- especially the cheap bike parts, of which half my wages seemed to go on.... :-)
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Re: Nods news, wobbly speedo needle solvage .

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:48 am

yoeddynz wrote:
Oh you too were a cycle mechanic! I spent ten years as a mechanic in Oxford. Then continued on a while longer in NZ as one before landing contract work at a cassic car resto business. I really enjoyed being a bike mechanic- especially the cheap bike parts, of which half my wages seemed to go on.... :-)
Did it for 4 years , loved wheel building from scratch and getting old SA 3 speeds working , less fun trying to get new Chinese cheap crap to actually work :)
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Re: Nods news , Level one diagnostic

Post by yoeddynz » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:31 am

Yeah I too love exactly those things. The two main shops I worked in both did a lot of sa hubs because old bikes are trendy in Oxford for the wannabe really posh students.
Sadly wheel building is less of a thing now days. Most aftermarket upgrade wheels are bought built up etc and it's rare that we would get a build to do.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:26 pm

Did the Lyn valley classic car show over the weekend .

158.8 miles there and back with some pretty steep hills to go up and down giving the engine and brakes a real workout . Singer ran superbly other than a brief massive miss fire which was my fault as i forgot to turn the fuel pump back on after a stop :roll: . Used a cup full of oil and no coolant , revved really clean , in fact it was bl***y brilliant :) . Temp was fine and that was with the heater off on the whole journey :)
Did a plug colour check after getting there - seems fine .

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Re: Nods news , Level one diagnostic

Post by African Imp » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:57 pm

Noddy, those plugs do look nice! regards, Roy Imp027
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:04 pm

African Imp wrote:Noddy, those plugs do look nice! regards, Roy Imp027
Its running so well its almost scary :roll:
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Post by 617sqn » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:09 pm

In my experience, that usually means something is about to fail :lol:

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:25 pm

617sqn wrote:In my experience, that usually means something is about to fail :lol:

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Post by 617sqn » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:27 pm

Hahaha. Its true, I tell you. And don't ever say you're considering selling a car within its earshot either.

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:08 am

Home made all stainless rad guard beefed up slightly and cleaned of all the crud :)
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Post by African Imp » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:10 pm

Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:Home made all stainless rad guard beefed up slightly and cleaned of all the crud :)
Nice! :D
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Re: Nods news , Rad guard clean up .

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:22 pm

Find of the day at Shepton was a NOS Chammy badge and swivel cover for £15 . Its so good i had to fit . This is possibly the only early car with an external lock like a Californian or Stiletto . Did it myself as the cable mech is horrible with the lever in the glovebox with the added radio in there as well access was tricky.
So much better , the factory should of done all of them like this

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Post by 617sqn » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:51 pm

Hmm, maybe. I agree with the statement about the conventional bonnet pull. I retro fitted a glove box, and it's difficult enough without a radio. Especially as the T-bar is very close to the firewall on a car which would normally have just the open shelf. However, I have an electric bonnet pull which I intend to fit this summer. The original pull will then only be an emergency/battery disconnected item. Your lucky find looks great, though. 8)

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:20 pm

Oh - also picked up a NOS pair of adjustable length Tex wiper arms off the same seller ( you can tell they are adjustable as theres no central rivet ) , ive polished them up as they were a bit shop soiled - came up lovely and go well with the Trico speedblades ive got fitted :)
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Re: Nods news , Newness bit .

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:21 pm

617sqn wrote:Hmm, maybe. I agree with the statement about the conventional bonnet pull. I retro fitted a glove box, and it's difficult enough without a radio. Especially as the T-bar is very close to the firewall on a car which would normally have just the open shelf. However, I have an electric bonnet pull which I intend to fit this summer. The original pull will then only be an emergency/battery disconnected item. Your lucky find looks great, though. 8)

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Post by 617sqn » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:30 pm

No it isn't. I usually ask my passenger to "pull my knob", although that's possibly just as bad as leaning over them to get to it ! :lol: :lol: :shock:

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:30 pm

617sqn wrote:No it isn't. I usually ask my passenger to "pull my knob", although that's possibly just as bad as leaning over them to get to it ! :lol: :lol: :shock:

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