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Old 5th July 2017, 18:18
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I've now taken all of the heaters and fabricated parts off for painting, but while i'm waiting for those to dry i've also decided to take the plunge and add a badge to the back!!

I've dithered on and off for years about what, if anything, to put on the back but after talking to lots of people at lots of shows over the past few years i think it's only right (for me) to put this one on it

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Old 9th July 2017, 08:56
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Dave Sorry, I meant to say I like the Vitesse badge before the photo was hi-jacked.

I also like the way you have sorted out the heater and can simply make any parts you need now.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 6th August 2017, 14:46
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Cheers Paul, i'm willing to try most things with this car now, knowing that if it goes wrong then i can re-do it!

So my heater has been stripped, cleaned, painted, reassembled and fitted



I've now plumbed it in and done a test drive to make sure it's all water tight.
Although i don't have a flow control valve in place yet, so atm it's hot-or-not.



Now it's onto the centre console ready for the incockpit piping, controls and electrics to be finished off and tbh i'm happy with how this is going, but it needs a bit more tidying yet.



BTW i've put these on photobucket, but i'm aware of the faff, so if anyone can advise of an alternative photo host that we're all going for then it would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12th August 2017, 05:54
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Dave - I think the copper pipes add to the look.

I've been using Google+ for my photos, but the code is literally hundreds of characters long.

This was a change they made to beef up security, but I regularly hit the forum limit of 10,000 characters a post.

Good luck, Paul.
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Paul, try tinyurl.com
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Old 16th September 2017, 06:08
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Slowly getting there, but other projects and real life seem to be getting in the way this year!
But after a trip to the Haynes breakfast club last weekend where it was noticeably colder going over the hills, i've been spurred back into action on the heater.

Original idea was to reuse a modified version of the Bentley pull switch. But.. as per the vents, i was a bit surprised at it's construction "behind the scenes".

Yes the knob is chomed metal and the main shaft is brass, but everything else is plastic and designed to give the illusion of quality. i.e. it feels so smooth not because it's all made of top quality materials, but because there is a small plastic spur gear that that is encased in grease and designed to give the smooth feel. The world moves on i suppose...

Plus it was also a bit long, so i ordered a marine pull switch which was <10 and is made all of brass and is lovely behind-the-scenes, but has a rubbish plastic knob.




So a quick bit of tinkering resulted in me transplanting the knob from the Bentley switch onto the Marine switch and it gave me just what i needed!

Centre console was then painted, some pull/push cable recovered from the original Vitesse was found in the back of the Garage and everything assembled on the car.



You can see the heater ducting on the passengers side where it comes out of the Vitesse distribution box, so i'm making it shiny, for the moment. Whereas on the drivers side it will all be hidden and you can just see the end of it where i was starting to fit it under the dash.

The Distribution box is wired up to the hot/cold lever and works a treat at regulating airflow.
Whereas the lever on the left for demisting the windscreen is just there for comedy purposes atm but may do something later.


I'm getting there!


(see how i avoided one single knob gag in this post! i must be tired!)
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Get a grip!
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Old 16th September 2017, 07:24
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Dave - Glad to hear your got your heater sorted out.

And I'm still lovin' your alien hand gear lever gate.

Enjoy, Paul.

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