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Post by Stupopt1 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:34 pm

well I have been mad at it recently , much to the annoyance of my wife and neighbours probably .
new brackets and hand brake cable mount all tacked in place, my welder is not man enough to cope with this so going to get it welding up properly.
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also got one side front suspension all rebuilt , poly bushes , new trunnion bushes, new bolts. I think look s great shame no one will see it all.
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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:45 pm

Looking very good!


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Post by MikeT » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:48 pm

Yes, looks great. You can't beat a freshly painted and assembled suspension imo.

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Post by toolmanchris » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:22 am

Front spring looks like it wont cope when the body is back on the chassis though :D


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:50 am

Yep good effort!! :)


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Post by Stupopt1 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:31 am

toolmanchris wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:22 am
Front spring looks like it wont cope when the body is back on the chassis though :D
Oh ! I thought the tie wrap was the answer to everything in the universe ever , tut that's another £500 i'll have to spend on shocks then :shock:


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Post by toolmanchris » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:12 am

Stupopt1 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:31 am
toolmanchris wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:22 am
Front spring looks like it wont cope when the body is back on the chassis though :D
Oh ! I thought the tie wrap was the answer to everything in the universe ever , tut that's another £500 i'll have to spend on shocks then :shock:
lol :lol:


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Post by Stupopt1 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:56 am

things have been moving on very slowly, so I have moved the Spitfire outside for a while so the Scimitar chassis is in the garage where I can work on it in relative comfort.
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sorting out my rear axle has been a pain, and am currently having the half shafts machined to sort the threads out . The new brackets are now all welded on and painted up ready for new bearings and the halfshafts
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I have managed to refurbish the heater matrix indoors whilst we have had the bad weather, so that ready to go back in
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but now the chassis is in the warm and dry I have spotted a leak from the overdrive unit, see arrow below, can I unbolt the 4 nuts and slide this bit off so I can re seal it ?
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Post by Stupopt1 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:40 am

well I decided to have a go at sealing the leak from the overdrive unit, undoing the 5 nuts and carefully tapping the casting off worked, I had removed the speedo drive first.
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I wet and dried the end casting face on a flat board to take out any damage, it looked like someone had removed this previously but used a screwdriver to lever it off and put some very small dinks in the surface, but as this is a metal to metal fitting , it doesn't take much to make it leak.
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I cleaned up the other surface as best I could around the bolts and put it back together with the smallest amount of gasket sealer , just to make a good seal.
re-fitted all the re-furbished rods to the gear change with replaced bushes too. Can't wait to get this thing back on the road and drive it.
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Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:27 pm

impressive stuff....


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Post by Stupopt1 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:34 am

Finally got rear bearings shimmed properly and fitted the axle back on the chassis
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tided up the original shocks , they will have to do for now, until funds allow
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started fitting the front brakes and all new lines, had the calipers re-furbed at BIGRED
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:39 am

Looking good :)


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Post by Stupopt1 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:25 am

yes , it's just taking hours and hours, I have a deadline of July as I want to take it to Classic Lemans, so I am really up against it.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:51 am

finally got the rear axle all buttoned up with new brakes and brake lines
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and got the watts links all back together
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prop shaft and fuel tank back in next, getting really close to getting the body back on , just got to replace the dreaded sill reinforcements, having them made in stainless, but not looking forward to fibre glassing them back in


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Post by 1969SE5 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:41 am

sill replacements are not as bad as you think, once you have committed and started cutting :)


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