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Old 8th February 2015, 17:47
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Your chassis and components look great what paint are you using? Por15?
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Old 8th February 2015, 19:01
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Evening J, yes POR 15, ral3005 enamel and Lead grey engine paint.
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Old 8th February 2015, 19:40
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I'm not sure if this is the right rack? Also, the solid clamps don't have a locating hole?.
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Old 9th February 2015, 08:06
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Looks great and a big morale boost to get to this stage. Just had a look back at your first posts to jog my memory as to how yours started and from those first pictures it has been a fair journey to get to this stage. With the better weather coming I hope you can find the time to keep plodding on. This is going to be some car once finished. Well done.
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Old 9th February 2015, 08:25
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I'm not sure if this is the right rack? Also, the solid clamps don't have a locating hole?.
Are the black diagonally slotted plates needed with the solid mountings? My recollection is they are used to tighten up the rubber bushes, by clamping them against the rubber while tightening the clamps. My reading of this is that they aren't needed with solid rack mounts.

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Old 9th February 2015, 17:42
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I made a big mistake by placing the black plates under the rack instead off under the chassis where they belong.
I could shift the rack from right to left by turning the steering wheel.
Don,t know about the alley mounts...
Looks as if your rack is different to mine and other Herald racks i,ve seen so far.

Great job!
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Old 9th February 2015, 19:23
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When fitting solid rack mounts you MUST either refit those plates or something else to stop the rack shifting from side to side as you turn the steering wheel.

I've pretty much kept this to myself due to the embarrassment factor, but when I fitted aluminium rack mounts about a year ago I left those plates out (not sure why).

Everything was fine - I took it for a blast along the narrow winding roads along the North Norfolk coast with my better half in the passenger seat - and we stopped for chips at Wells Next The Sea. Lovely.

When we set off for home, however, I pulled away from the roadside and turned the wheel, but the car kept going straight on. I stopped and then found that I could turn the steering about half a turn either way with no movement on the front wheels at all.

Taking a look underneath with wifey twirling the wheel I could immediately see what the problem was. The engine had leaked a bit of oil onto the rack mounts, lubricating them nicely, and breaking the friction that'd been the only thing holding the rack in place within the mounts. As I had no tools I had to call the RAC, and the man with a van came up with a simple solution and fitted a jubilee clip to each end of the rack outboard of the mounts, effectively filling the gap and keeping the rack where it ought to be.

The consequences of the rack working loose to the extent it did if we'd still been thrashing along those winding back roads doesn't bear thinking about.

That was supposed to be a temporary fix, but it's still there now and passed its last mot with them in place, so it can't be that bad, but I really ought to put those plates back in. If only that didn't need the engine lifting off its mounts...
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Old 10th February 2015, 07:09
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Gary - Sorry I can't help you with the rack.

But it must be a great feeling seeing the painted parts going back into place.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 14th February 2015, 18:39
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I have put the bracket underneath, but there is a slight gap under the rack?
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Old 15th February 2015, 18:42
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well the steering works, so I won't worry about the gap... Meanwhile, I have started to make the frame up for the fuel tank that will be located behind the suspension.





And just to prove to myself, that i have done somethng over the last 4 years...


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Old 16th February 2015, 10:15
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All very nice and shiny!

Just a quick question about your fuel tank frame. Have you tried the body on since you made that, as the back does slope downwards very quickly behind the tank and I'd be concerned that the top-rearmost points of that frame may interfere with the shell and mean that you can't get it low enough?
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Old 16th February 2015, 10:54
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Gary - To follow up on Dave's point, here are a couple of photos of Mister Towed's set up.





Obviously no offence intended if you have already thought of this.

I just remember having to cut off the seat belt mounts that Gary fitted for me as they stopped the body shell fitting.

Good luck, Paul.

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I know you have been working on this for a long time, but it is a lovely nut & bolt restoration job, which always takes longer.
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Old 16th February 2015, 11:09
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Dave and Paul, i will check again... Looking at T's, my tank is closer and lower to the suspension. Anyway, i'm making this up as i go along, it's not planned.
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Old 7th March 2015, 16:42
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What a lovely day... I carried on working on the frame for the fuel tank.

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Old 8th March 2015, 15:31
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That is coming along very nicely.
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Old 17th March 2015, 14:26
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yesterday, I started to weld the floor pans together... Nice and strong, but can I cover some of the unsightly welds with? Is there a mastic?
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Old 17th March 2015, 15:29
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automotive brushable seam sealer is good. Stops water or dampness getting in between the panels too.
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Old 31st March 2015, 14:07
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Bought this, and ordered lots of tube.
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Old 31st March 2015, 14:43
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Nice bit of kit Garyh, looks like some frame work to be made.
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Old 1st April 2015, 06:31
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Gary - Got to love new toys.

What are planning to make with it?

Good luck, Paul.
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