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Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion Formosa 120 GR and related builds

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Old 17th February 2021, 20:50
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A bit more progress over the last couple of days. The Spitfire fuel tank has had brackets made to hold it in place. I fabricated a frame which is bolted partly to the chassis and partly to the inner frame structure.
With the last couple of weeks being so cold I haven't done as much as I hoped, but catching up now !
A couple of photos showing the rear part of the exhaust complete with tapered tips !
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Old 17th February 2021, 22:40
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oooh!nice tapered tips
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Old 17th February 2021, 23:58
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Looks the business! Well done.
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Old 20th February 2021, 18:14
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More goodies turned up today. the engine is now fitted with an Accuspark electronic ignition system complete with uprated coil, plugs and a new set of quality leads.
I've made up some brackets to support the modified Scimitar pedal box in the correct position. Made them adjustable so the pedals can moved back and forth a couple of inches to suit the driver.
New mountings for the steering column are done and these are adjustable too allowing standard or raised positions.
I think I've got around the lack of speedo drive cable from the gearbox and found a GPS unit in the same style as my existing Smiths gauges, not expensive either, result !

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Old 22nd February 2021, 22:04
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Hello Lucky@lemans,
This might be of interest to you. Have a look
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lowrider-....m46890.l49292

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Old 22nd February 2021, 22:29
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Thanks for the link Kuba but I've already found a set of wires for my car. I prefer the proper knock on splined wheels but these might be of use to someone out there.
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Old 22nd February 2021, 22:33
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Not a problem. Hopefully someone buys them, I'm myself tempted but I have no use of them at all. I know that you are constantly have a project on the go so thought about you.
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Old 25th February 2021, 21:39
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I've spent a bit of time finishing those half completed jobs that for some reason simply don't get done ! The exhaust system has been off and has had a couple of coats of high temp paint from front to back. The internal frame has come off for the final time and is now finished in a black paint job. I gapped the valve clearances and fitted the rocker box covers. New plugs and leads are in place.
The long list of jobs is getting shorter, the internal frame will be back on along with the body. Ali panel work next followed by the wiring !
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Old 2nd March 2021, 20:13
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Still working around a few jobs prior to fitting the body for the final time. I've just about finished the steering column which need to be extended by 150mm or so. My fancy tubular exhaust manifolds got in the way a little but after a small adjustment with heat and a large adjusting tool it all fits ! Some of the ali panel work can be done at this stage too whilst access is good. Gone are the days of laying on my back in the footwell ! Waiting on a special BSPT threaded elbow that will fit in the tank and once modified with am 8mm tube extension will form a new fuel pick up pipe. For some reason the Triumph specialists no longer stock them .

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