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Old 25th April 2012, 08:45
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How long can you wait? I'll be making some out of ali but workload means I'll not have time for it until the end of May. It'll cost you postage plus about five bob for the ali for either a round ball type or long one like the C Types had.

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Old 25th April 2012, 09:34
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Thanks for the offer S and WCA, but i really want to make it myself. I have bought some ali 50mmx100mm. I have done the shotblasting, trying the welding. i have the powdercoat equipment/oven, and will probably do everything else as well. Something i am looking for is a DVD on rebuilding my 6cyl. engine?Here the picture of the gearknob.

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Old 25th April 2012, 15:53
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If you do stumble across a vid please share the link as i've always said that after an initial summer of fun, i'll most probably be rebuilding mine in the winter.
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Old 25th April 2012, 16:12
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There's this one on ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2609939064...84.m1438.l2648
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Old 26th April 2012, 13:18
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Default Re-bushing

The picture of the vice and ply reminded me of all my efforts in getting the new bushes in using G clamps, large hammer and all sorts.

I then had a divine inspiration moment and got some threaded rod, and washers some sockets to pull against....plenty of washing up liquid and heyho a bush replacement tool....they wound in with no effort at all...

The removal of the old ones was a bit of a bitch.....I drilled through the rubber and then had an old log with a hole in....placed an old bolt a washers in the bush and beat hell out of it with a lump hammer....in the end with suprisingly good results.
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Old 27th April 2012, 19:12
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gary after seeing you picture, i jumped on a lathe and knocked up this little beauty, with sammio engraved on top, just to tease you a little...



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Old 27th April 2012, 20:43
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oooh, nice work Mulberry.
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Old 27th April 2012, 21:55
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That's cruel, Mulberry. You cut me deep...
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Old 28th April 2012, 09:31
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Hmm, lathe you say? I wonder what industrial injuries I could inflict on myself with one of those bad boys?
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Old 28th April 2012, 10:46
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Does anybody know what the thread size is on the gear lever? Is it 3/8".
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Old 28th April 2012, 11:19
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5/16" NC tighten to 8ft/lb

How do you get a torque wrench on to a knob. (with or without hair)

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Old 28th April 2012, 15:57
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Thanks Ben, the tap fits the nut just got to see if I have a drill bit?
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Old 29th April 2012, 21:49
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Default Thanks for 'Hot Air Gun' tip

Now this was a good idea...

Just knock them out after a couple of minutes, 'Simples'

So i got a couple of things done today, once the rain had stopped. And stripped the brake calipers down as well.
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Old 2nd May 2012, 11:30
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I was just looking for a picture of a Vitesse wheel with trim and came across these VW Polo wheels that supposedly fit...
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I was just looking for a picture of a Vitesse wheel with trim and came across these VW Polo wheels that supposedly fit...
I would double check that as I think the PCD is different on VW.
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Old 4th May 2012, 09:53
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You're right Frog, 1/4" out... shame, i quite like the look.

http://garyssammiospyderbuild.blogspot.co.uk/
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Old 7th May 2012, 21:41
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I still seem to be busy doing nothing... just faffing around instead of cracking on, like a lot of you! never mind, i will be happy with a rolling chassis this year.
So i have been cleaning some parts so i can shotblast and powdercoat, and start to use up those many boxes of new parts. Also bought a valve spring compressor to start stripping down the engine (head). How does a leaf from the spring, break? And i have cut lots of little plates to patch the rear outriggers.






Looking forward to next week.
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Old 8th May 2012, 17:21
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Dashboard clocks, question. The chrome rim, does it twist off/ or do i lift the tabs up?
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Old 8th May 2012, 17:30
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Gary
Mine twisted until the tabs lined up with slots and popped off.

Oh and if you need a standard rear spring I have one from my Herald but I dont know what it would cost to send?
Cheers Pops
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Dashboard clocks, question. The chrome rim, does it twist off/ or do i lift the tabs up?
or just carefully prise up the tabs so you ease the bezel off. They stick with age, and also the glass can be a bugger to get off if they are stuck - patience and a stanley knife blade to ease around the glass works for me!

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