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Old 16th June 2015, 09:26
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Must be a Spaniel thing, after seeing N-Dog, Moo pie decided a mud treatment was the order of the day. [/IMG]
Terrible photo because the same Spaniel bounced my phone and now the camera is ruined.
Reason for post, how has the Kubota alternator worked out! Cheers Ed

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Old 16th June 2015, 16:26
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Ed, the Kubota alternator fits nicely. I had to make a new mount for it that bolts to the engine side of the engine mount and buy a conveniently available M8 spacer, but it now sits exactly where I want it.

As you can see I have also done some tentative plumbing to make sure that none of the key components are vying for the same limited area under the bonnet.

The rad (from a Skoda Felicia as the take-offs are in the right place) is at an angle but an aluminium shroud in front will direct air through. Only testing will see whether it works, but I am reasonably confident.





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Old 16th June 2015, 18:37
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Thanks, that looks very neat, and may just be the answer to a project I'm toying with THANKS.
I was off roading a while back and one of the guys has a one off space frame quarry basher type vehicle he made himself off a Suzuki chassis, he loves to go wading the deeper the better and goes through alternators monthly. He has a peugeot XUD engine so only has the fuel solenoid a rear mounted rad fan and strobe light when the fan is on. I suggested a solar panel to keep the battery topped up. The last time I saw him he had fitted a 150w one as a rain shield above his head he said its great and now only puts the belt on if winching. He fitted a switch to isolate the electric power steering pump but said it was fine as long as the sun was out.150w panel will give 8 amps in full sun. A creative solution indeed.
I am liking your use of engineering machine green, my father has many pots of this left no doubt borrowed from David brown tractors in the 70's Ed.

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Old 20th June 2015, 16:28
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More time spent on Operation Rear Deck. I'm sorting out the inside, adding internal arches and some mini bulkheads to add rigidity.

They are currently single layup of 400gsm. I will then trim them to shape and add further layers. It is adding weight but I believe that it is worth it.

The deck looks distorted in the photo but it is just an optical effect.

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Old 21st June 2015, 14:09
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So, before some more laminating I couldn't resist seeing it with bonnet and deck open.






Then it was back to the inside of the rear deck - trimming and lay up.

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Old 21st June 2015, 14:54
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Did you make sheets of fibreglass? what are all the drawings on the shell? Doors...
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Old 21st June 2015, 15:01
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Hi Gary - I use hardboard covered in parcel tape as barriers/formers and then glass up against them and remove when it's all gone off.

A few photos back you can see an example of the board in place along the front edge. In the most recent pic that board has been peeled off.
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seen it, it's coming on well. How are all the painted bits holding up? Does it go, yet?
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Oxford – Great work on the rear deck, you will have a very unique Sammio.

I see you have extended the sides of your body shell with the bottom edges of the bonnet too.

I haven’t worked out how to make my front wheel arches yet, but your rear deck bulkhead approach might work.

Anyway, good to see regular updates from the woods.

Good luck, Paul.
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Neat work on the lid Oxford, the idea for the inner arches is great. Looking forward to the next installment.
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as swifty said very neat you guys are take in then to the next level great...
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This is coming together very nicely.

The flip rear is great and a nice homage to the cars original influence before it went down the Lancia route.
Micky1mo could do a lot worse than include this modification in the 'rebirth' of the car . Maintenance becomes a doddle in the tank and rear electrics and suspension etc. dept as well as creating some ( not a lot ) luggage space maybe ?

I love the wheels and the colour is fantastic too.
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Old 9th July 2015, 17:08
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First trial fit of the dashboard. It's steel which will help the illusion.


Quite a bit to do.......as always.
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Old 9th July 2015, 18:36
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Spooky! I've just posted a photo of a very similar steering wheel on my build.

Your metal dash looks great and seems to have a lot of "contours", how did you achieve this?

Good luck, Paul.
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Paul - it's from an early Midget. £10 from eBay.

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Old 9th July 2015, 20:58
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That was a bargain Ox! I paid £130 for mine (similar) But the "new"
ones go for £350, which is a bit much for what they are.
The older more battered ones look more original!
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Oxford - Well I did think you had done a very professional job on shaping the dash.
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Old 29th December 2015, 17:15
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This is the stable that the Three Wise Men should be heading for. I could do with their help.

I'm still making regular progress but since deciding to make my own floors and bulkhead the progress hasn't always been obvious. I shall do a proper update sometime soon.

Today was spent making brackets and fixings for the fuel pump, catch tank, solenoid, fuel filter, etc. etc..

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Old 29th December 2015, 18:16
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It's getting there, slowly but surely. And I do like that clamshell back end.
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Old 30th December 2015, 04:40
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as towed ....keep going car got some great bits[ back end etc] its going to be fab finish line not to far now
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