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Old 7th May 2018, 06:45
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Sunday - Part 2:

So it was late afternoon before I had a chance to see what I could do will my aluminium off cuts and the cockpit walls.

Basically, I just want to turn this...



Into something like this…



But, as with most things on this build, this will not be as straight forward as I first hoped.

Take the top edge for example, the flat surfaces end below the painted cockpit edge.



If I want to bring the panels up to the green edge, like so…



They will all need to be hammered into shape to match the side wall contours.

Thankfully, there are good/obvious places to end the front and bottom edges of the panels (when trimmed to fit).



But where would the rear edge stop, given the curve I made to pull the corners together?



Using a patchwork approach would certainly help me work around the side seat belt mounts.



But in practical terms, I can't see a way to get decent access to the whole side for drilling/screwing without removing the seats.

In which case, this may be a job I can only make a start on (say the front section) now and come back and finish over the winter.

As taking the seats out will mean I can't drive the car which would be a pain now the nice weather has arrived.

Or, I have to commit to doing the rear cockpit wall and just accept this is a big job and wait until the winter.

Anyway, that is a problem for another day, so take care, Paul.
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Old 7th May 2018, 07:47
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Congratulations to your elderly neighbour for going out for a spin with you, it just shows that age is often just a number and not a barrier to enjoying yourself.

'27 Lambda looks very nice, very similar to the better known Alfas of the same period and not a million miles from the original Marlin.

Hmm, always wanted one of those. Lambda homage as another future project, perhaps...
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Old 7th May 2018, 19:10
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Mr T - I wish you a long and happy retirement, where all your car building dreams come true.

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Manic Monday
More gardening chores first thing in the morning, but I knew I'd get some car time later on.

So I set off around 10.20am and racked up just under 3 hours / 70 miles in glorious sunshine.

Actually, it might have been a bit too glorious, as despite the Factor 30 I still got sunburnt.

I fitted the GoPro today in an effort to start collecting footage for my next car video.

So here are a few screen shots from the footage I got.









Although I had a slight mishap when I first started out as the camera mount spun round as I was driving along.

So here I am effing & blinding as I had to pull over to the side of the road to sort the thing out.



The 'accidental' footage also reminded me that I was supposed to lose some (OK, a lot) of weight before the next film.

As it currently looks like I am carrying the spare tyre around my waist.

I had to get get back early(ish) for a family trip to the garden centre, followed by a nice meal out.

After completing the last of my domestic chores for the day, I'm off to put my feet up with a nice cold beer.

Until next time, take care, Paul.

PS
I almost forgot that I gave a group of bikers some room to pass…



But they really didn't have a clue how to ride in a group, or overtake safely.
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Old 9th May 2018, 05:23
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Belated Photo
In addition to using the GoPro on Monday, I forgot about this conventional photo of the car 'resting' in the shade.



Thankfully, despite the Bank Holiday heat and getting stuck in traffic a few times, the engine didn't over heat.

In fact, the temperature gauge never even reached the half way mark.

In other news...

I've made a start on culling the GoPro footage I collected down to something I can actually cut together into a film.

One thing I learnt from 'The Harrow Job' is that you need a lot of 'other' shots to link all the on board clips together.

So I will see if I can come up with a better arrangement to take some more 'wheel level' footage next time I'm out.

I also need to find some suitable music that will not be blacklisted by Apple products if I use it on YouTube.

Finally, I've booked the car back into Enginuity in Acton in a few weeks to get my oil leaking/burning problem looked at.

Cheers,

Paul.
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But they really didn't have a clue how to ride in a group, or overtake safely.
This triggered a memory from Monday. When leaving Stoneleigh I turn right to wend my way through Cubbington and Offchurch to the Fosseway. Only a few hundred yards from the exit a Nova overtook a pedal cyclist coming towards me on the brow of a rise, well astride the middle of the road. He was 'Leader of The Pack' of another half dozen or so Novas, obviously going to the show. I did my usual SMDH combined with my well honed 'near head on collision' swerve technique but I doubt this penetrated to any worthwhile grey matter.

Rules of the road, what are they?

Regards, Mick
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Old 10th May 2018, 06:12
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Mick – Don’t get me started on people who just swing out onto the wrong side of the road and into the path of oncoming traffic (who have the right of way) because there is something blocking their side of the road and they don’t want to waste a second of their journey to actually check if the road is clear first.

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The Harrow Job – The Sequel
I found a collection of Copyright/Royalty free music for YouTube videos here:

https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

But the best bit, is it allows you to pre-set the duration before you look for tracks.

The full-length version of On Days Like These was less than 4 minutes, so I had to cut a lot of footage out.

This time, I will aim for a running time of around 6 minutes and will try to include a few more camera angles in it.

So rather than Vorsprung durch Technik by Audi, I’m planning to use Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart.

Although it was tempting to use Ride of the Valkyries by Wagner which is also available on this site.

”I love the smell of burning engine oil in the morning.”

Cheers, Paul.
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Short Saturday
I only had one chance to drive this morning, so I wasn't very happy to see ants crawling over the car when I removed the covers!

Once there were removed, I racked up just over 20 miles in around an hour and a half due to the frequent stops to set up the GoPro.

One of my 'caught on camera' moments shows that I had to pull on a jumper as it was a lot colder than last weekend.



At least I was able to get the next round of video clips:

- Front wheel level



- Rear racing view including the rear wheel



- Some scenery



As I need a collection of clips of just trees/hedges to allow me to cut the whole film together.

The good news is that I was home before the rain started (just).

But the bad news was I still had gardening chores to do.

Which meant that when the rain returned I just got soaked working outside.

Until next time, take care, Paul.

PS
Looks like I missed the 6 years since I bought my donor car anniversary a few weeks ago.

But when I look at the car today, I still can't really believe that I actually got the car on the road.

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