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Old 22nd November 2012, 20:41
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It's very interesting, he' been at it for along time...
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Old 14th December 2012, 15:39
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Something to watch... I don't think its Phil !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=9yHl24QynOM
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Old 14th December 2012, 16:46
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got too get one now lol
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Old 14th December 2012, 18:11
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A t5 volvo would be interesting lol
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Old 14th December 2012, 20:08
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That's just bonkers. I love it.
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Old 24th December 2012, 11:01
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Merry christmas to everyone, hopefully we will all get to work on our cars...
Here's a good short film to watch that I saw on Forgotten Fibreglass website forum that I look at from time to time.

http://vimeo.com/49357431
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Old 1st January 2013, 18:26
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I really believed that i would have tons of time to work on car... the couple of nice days we had, i had to do other things. I have sprayed lots of bits and i am now going through all the boxes of parts to start piecing it back together. So i have cleaned clocks and lights, reflectors are actually from the early 60's.





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Old 1st January 2013, 19:46
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Thanks for the link to the vid Gary. Not sure if the overtaking at the end was staged or real! Anyway good fun.
Re progressing our cars over Christmas, I have yet to hear anyone say, oooooh, I got so much done. In fact, quite the opposite!
Nice reflectors.....very fine mesh. Are those rear lights going on vertically or horizontally?
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Old 1st January 2013, 19:57
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Evening Nick, I thought I was going to get 3days on car and go for a walk everyday! First walk today... Nice weather, back to work tomorrow. Lights will be vertical. I will be doing lots of cutting of body work all over. Wish I could make more progress. Blog started 2011.
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Old 6th January 2013, 18:25
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Started to put some parts together, need more money to order brackets etc... from Canley, next week painting hallway to raise cash.

I quite like the look of the wheel with everything on, maybe spray trim ring to match rim.



This may look to Hot roddish!


Adjustable tie rods are finished, have ordered some heatshrink to cover joint when set up.


And wishbone/hub carrier made up.


on my rotoflex set up i need to fit shims, does anyone know how to measure the ones required?
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Cor, that all looks good. I do like adjustable tie-rods. Are they home fabricated?
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Can't help with the shim advice, I'm afraid, but those adjustable tie rods look like a bloody good idea. Did you make them yourself?
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Old 7th January 2013, 09:31
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i think they are gt6 nice work.
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Old 7th January 2013, 09:35
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came with the car, a 71' Vitesse Rotoflex. Jigsaw racing do them, £118 for the pair.
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Hey Gary you are doing a great job, those suspension components look really smart!
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Morning everyone, not much to report apart from the fact that my budget for the year has been approved by the chancellor, so hopefully this will mean a rolling chassis by march...ish.
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That's good news! That's my target too - to have it back on its wheels by the end of March. Let's see what we can do.
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Morning everyone, not much to report apart from the fact that my budget for the year has been approved by the chancellor, so hopefully this will mean a rolling chassis by march...ish.
That's good news.
Did you find out how to shim the rotoflex?

Just sold the wheels off my donor. That has made it it more difficult for the wife to dispose of it whilst I am work!!!!!!!!!! LOL.
Will have to buy the hub adaptors now so I can move it when I am ready. I am waiting for Oxford to post a piccie of his wheels on.

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Old 28th January 2013, 08:37
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No, not yet. I have seen the shims on the Canley website, i am surprised that anything on the Vitesse is made with any sort of tolerance!
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Old 28th January 2013, 08:56
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I am waiting for Oxford to post a piccie of his wheels on.
You and me both! My kindly act of letting my MGF lugs be a GCSE project (I just needed them chamfered and shortened) has backfired. The school's lathe has gone OS and they are hunting for a part. I haven't got the heart to ask for them back, and there are plenty of other jobs (about 2,600 at the last count) that I can be getting on with. I just have to be patient. Pics will appear the moment the hubs and wheels are in place!
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