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Post by Will Yarrow » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:04 pm

Well everyone it's been a while, but I've been busy with work, family and my son's 125. I have been knocking on with the GTC in between though. It hasn't been glamorous work, just making up brackets and mounting stuff where it can go. Now all the mechanics are sorted there's only paint electrics and interior to do. Here's some bracket porn to keep you all happy. Ignore the shite stainless mig work.
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I went with an omega coil pack as they are cheap and seem to work. Then I got a delivery from Nige at QRG.
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Which resulted in the diff going back in, after having to buy every possible size and thread form of imperial bolt.
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Also on the pallet we the exhaust headers, which I'm glad I modded to take 2" secondaries. you'll see from the photos how the 1 3/4" secondaries over shoot the taper in the collecter by about an inch, leaving a 1/4" gap round the outside, not to mention 1/8" flashing or burrs on the primaries as they enter the collector ( I never got a shot of that), but after a bit of time with a carbide burr and double skining for strength I think the manifolds are sorted.
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Then on to the fuel system, God I wish I'd fitted the fuel and brake lines when I had the shell off, but it all went together in the end. Here's the fuel pump bracket, you lucky lot.
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Then the Steering pump bracket, no photos of this, but it took 3 goes and the last one is really fugly, but might work. The Ford 2.9/middlebridge pump has a pushin feed, which I didn't like so I tapped it to take a barbed adapter and then after bodging up an air filter the engine bay was finished.
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Another job that took me a month was the overdrive inhibitor switch bracket, after I paid through the nose for a new switch, I found a picture on google of the bracket upside down, try as I may I always bent it the wrong way. In the end I just chopped up a bit of stainless angle and it seems to work.
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Then the job of stripping the shell began, never again, but its all done now, just paint to sort now, jutun HB primer followed by Bentley Cloud or storm grey with black bumpers I think...
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All the very best
Will



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Post by Will Yarrow » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:11 pm

If anyone knows how to stop the photos coming out randomly rotated, please let me know?



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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:16 am

Great progr :lol: ess and great photos but I now have a crick in my neck


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Post by guybetts » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:36 am

Looks great :) and some good progress.
I've read a few updates on your project thread, and remember the bread thing :) , but until this morning, I hadn't realised your car isn't fully recorded on the GTC register. My predecessor did get the last 3 digits from you, but not the whole VIN number :oops:
The paint code is the only thing I still need to confirm! Was it originally painted Black, in which case it should be '99'?
Looking forward to seeing it in its new colour :D

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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:07 pm

You would be better with Lechler 29107 for the bodywork. It is designed for automotive, rather than marine use like the Jotun. It is also designed for conventional spraying, the Jotun requires an airless sprayer.


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Post by Will Yarrow » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:42 pm

Hi Guy
Can I pm you tomorrow, I'll send you a photo of the vin. I did decipher it a few years back from an article in slice and I think it comes out as non-standard, but after scrubbing it back to gel coat it was black from the factory, but the bumpers have a lot of crimson in there.



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Post by Will Yarrow » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:48 pm

Darkstar, is it only me that can't figure out the orientation of the photos, some are fixed today, but others are still upside down. I can imagine some one in ten years time looking for fuel pump mounting holes on the wrong side, when they're fitting a flux capacitor...



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Post by Will Yarrow » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:58 pm

AJL, I'm trying to reduce the amount of spraying I do as the car is on the front of the house, gazebo ordered. So I was going to roll and tip the jotun on, as after I've finished layering up the chop strand, there'll be a fair bit of sanding required. On a side note, bowing to your superior knowledge, should I remove and replace bad gel coat where it's blown out, or just use the jotun epoxy as a scrape coat?



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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:01 pm

Flux convertor eh, that'll be for the Weber ... :mrgreen:
Sorry, I can't help with the photos, I have to load via the bureau (not direct from MacPhoto) but they always arrive the right way up.


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Post by Will Yarrow » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:32 pm

Darkstar, I don't know what I'm doing wrong, fine my end on the google drive, but once in the thread, pick your angle. I can tell the ones that have been changed by a higher being as the file name has changed, mine are named (mainly) and the rotated have random numbers, would that higher bieng pm me or reply on here to save him having to do all that?



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Post by scimjim » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:55 pm

It’s a forum wide problem that Ian hasn’t managed to fix yet. I rotated them this morning (but missed one or two).

Previous discussion here.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:42 pm

Will Yarrow wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:58 pm
AJL, I'm trying to reduce the amount of spraying I do as the car is on the front of the house, gazebo ordered. So I was going to roll and tip the jotun on, as after I've finished layering up the chop strand, there'll be a fair bit of sanding required. On a side note, bowing to your superior knowledge, should I remove and replace bad gel coat where it's blown out, or just use the jotun epoxy as a scrape coat?
Well you are making more work for yourself by rolling it on. That Jotun HB, although a good product is quite tedious to flat and doesn't give a good gun finish either. I would be using an LVLP gun which puts most of the paint on the wanted area with very little overspray. Fast Mover do a good one that isn't very expensive. 1.8 cap, although they did do a kit with 1.8 and 1.3 supplied in a case. FMT3006 comes to mind.

If you have damaged gelcoat, it has to go, simple as that. Remove it from a larger area than the damage, if you can shine a bright light behind the damage, it will show just how much is required. Gelcoat is intended to be a smooth, waterproof surface ready for paint, so although it would be nice to replace it with flowcoat, I wouldn't be pedantic about it. As long as the strength and integrity of the repair is good, the epoxy primer will give the benefits of the gelcoat in my view. So lay it up with resin and mat, flat back and epoxy should be fine. At least two coats of epoxy required before you do any pinholes or minor damage repairs. Then two coats over the lot before flatting for final finish. Some insist on another 2K primer coat, but personally I see little point when you have something superior on there already. :)


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:55 am

looking good Will, have you fitted a swirl pot? or do you have a modified fuel tank?
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Post by Will Yarrow » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:23 pm

Hi Geraint
It's the stainless tank with a built in swirl pot, I couldn't think of where to fit a separate swirl pot, there's not much room under the bonnet now.
On a side note I do have a standard steel tank in not bad nick (no leaks) I need rid of, free to anyone who can collect it from Barnet, oh and a borg warner 3 speed auto, same deal.



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Post by Will Yarrow » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:01 pm

AJL
Ok, I've cracked (the thought of all that heavy sanding did it) and bought the spray Gun kit you recomended off ebay, the gun is FMT3006 and the kit is FMT4007. Would this do for a metalic topcoat or do I need to invest in a higher end gun?



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