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Old 30th January 2013, 21:01
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Very retro, and is in fitting with the look too, good work
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Old 1st February 2013, 22:31
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A little more progress today,

Rear outrider cut outs completely glassed over and filled,
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Dashboard underway, have formed a lip around top edge made from 8mm tubing sealed in place with filler then shaped and fibre glassed over,, instrument pod secured and taking shape, will be laying on wood veneer to give an original dashboard look if all goes as planned, trying to avoid the kit car image.
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Tried my best to avoid any sort of bulge but the twin carbs left me no option
In true Blue Peter style heres how it went.



One Lemonade bottle halved



Then lined out with glass and resin.



After roughly marking the angle I wanted filled the shell with water



Sprayed in some paint (Silver was all i had to hand) dark would be better.
Once dried it leaves a line to cut out



The ridges and flat spot can be dealt with later..



Smallest cut out made.



And bulge started to be fixed and filled..both top side and under bonnet to be fixed for strength.
Will update on completed bulge once done..

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Old 3rd February 2013, 10:42
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Now contemplating the electrics on my build, have replaced the original starter switch with a combined Lucas ignition on / off switch and headlamp switch.
this does not have the start function built in and so will have a separate starter button, my question - do I need to fit a relay as I see they come with car starter button kits, (mine is not a car starter button so comes with nothing).
Hope my long winded explanation is understood and someone can point me in the right direction..





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Old 3rd February 2013, 12:09
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For the first time in my life I have to admit to being impressed by a man's bulge. Really nice work.
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Old 3rd February 2013, 16:17
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Very neat solution. I like it.
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Old 3rd February 2013, 17:50
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Oxford glad your impressed with the bulge so far ,
Cheers Towed
Tidied things up a bit today filled and initial sanding to bring the bulge into shape
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Old 3rd February 2013, 17:59
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Perfect mate, great work
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Old 3rd February 2013, 18:42
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Is that a psychotic pop bottle you have used for a mould?
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I like the shaft of light (2nd photo) approval from above... He obviously follows your thread!
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Old 3rd February 2013, 19:55
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What him upstairs a petrol head

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Old 15th February 2013, 20:38
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Unhappy Hot stuff

Got the engine running and although pleased to hear it a little concerned as to just how hot the sports exhaust manifold is getting ..
Short vid taken in the dark .

And no thats not an infa red camera it really is glowing red.
Dont know if thats normal for a sports exhaust, maybe as its just stainless pipe and not cast, any ideas anyone?
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Old 15th February 2013, 20:47
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According to this link you were at about 400C - nice one.

http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index...tainless_Steel
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Old 15th February 2013, 20:50
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Erm was that at tickover? If so I would suggest its running just a tad lean!
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Old 15th February 2013, 20:57
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Yes it is tickover, havent adjusted carbs at all, waiting for timing strobe to set that spot on then will have a go at the carbs, I hope thats all it is...
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Old 15th February 2013, 23:43
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Who needs Colortune?

Great diagnostic tool you have there!
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Old 11th March 2013, 14:31
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Managed to tune the engine before I left for work and pleased to say its a lot cooler, theres a faint glow but nothing like before,
Its easy to forget while I am away that temps are a bit on the cool side back home, maybe an explanation why reading matter has been a bit thin of late. Still I am seeing some progress from you guys just two weeks to go before I return and get some time in on the build myselfe.
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Old 11th March 2013, 15:20
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Glad to hear you got the fuelling sorted, will hopefully start catching you up soon!
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How long are you back for? Long enough to finish your car?
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Old 11th March 2013, 18:44
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I work 28 home 28 away but doubt I will reach the finishing post next time ... But hope to be a lot closer.
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Quote:
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I work 28 home 28 away but doubt I will reach the finishing post next time ... But hope to be a lot closer.
Pops
Is it 28 days off or are you just working back in the UK?

We both need to do a bit of a General Hague style 'big push' so we'll have a Norfolk contingent of four Spyders, five when Phil finishes his race car
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