A quick shot of the newly painted GT Wheels, Rears are 5.5J's shod with Michelin ZX 185 X 65's and Fronts 4.5J's shod with 165 X 65's......I think these wheels are classic, getting lobbed on tomorrow!!
Here is the engine just after Bench Testing, will post up the spec sheet later, its a moderate engine, built to rev slow with very low torque, just right for the Kab, have a look at this really neat tuck away exhaust............
Recall what went to Silchrome @ Leeds......picked the indicator tops and bumpers this afternoon, totally gobsmacked with the quality, great people to deal with as well, reet down to earth, get yer shades on.
Long day tomorrow, getting the seals sorted and windows in, front end buit up and hopefully, really hopefully, bleeding the brakes, running in some fuel.......AND STARTING HER UP
Errrr....Been a bit busy today, in fact flat out, had to get some help at times from Nick and Andy from RPM cos it just got impossible to do certain things on my own........like...3 hours JUST TO FIT the rear quarter window, it was SO difficult, the seals alone took an hour to fit 12 inches, unbelievable.
Here is a dump of photo's cataloguing today's work, apologies for some of the quality of the photos, it was me shaking the bloody camera......failed on trying to get it all done to-day. I allmost forgot how long this amount of work actually does take.
Oh and by the way, the towel underneath the screen (Yep that took an hour to fit the seal) is retro as well, gonna give it a wash and it can follow the car for the next 30 years......then our Issy can rebuild it again for her kids..... fat chance of that then
Gonna save and box up and inventory all them parts that will NEVR be available again, just in case, in me wheelchair our Issy says, ey Dad..... where did you put that rear quarter light seal then!!!
Back to what needs to be done, and still determined to get the new engine in by next week and finish the galss/window/seals.
Just love these windows....when you pick them up they are so heavy, full of lead!!!.........classic......and all Sekurit to boot
Enjoy the pics........more to follow....my favourite is the rear quarter light seal to door pillar, them recessed washers took 4 months to locate along with the correct screws!!
All those photo's and they only tell a small portion of the day!!
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2007 0:44:11 GMT 1 by keredewor
It to the final straight (At least for the Interior), whats left to do then:-
Fit rest of Windows, Seals & Glass (Tahts 6 hours on its own) Fit Gearbox Oil Seal Fit Engine Drain off oil from Hot Bench Test Refill Engine Oil Replace Oil Filter Fit Starter motor Blow through fuel lines Bleed brakes Fit new ignition switch and lock Fit steering column Fit wiper switch Fit Light switch Fit Steering Wheel & horn push Allign Steering Rack Fit 4 wings and running borads and torque up Wire up all lights, indicators and external switches Fit visor brackets and Interior Light Fit cabrio Hood bracketry Fit fuel lines and tank, flush through and fuel up tank Discard Fuel Filter and fit new Fit Firewall in Engine compartment Fit Bonnet Fit Engine Lid Fit them shiny Electroplated Bumpers Connect up all electrics and test each item Have Fire Extinguisher Ready Fit Battery and secure to rear floor pan Put key in Ignition
Start her up Test all electrics
Disconnect and flush out all residue
Wheel back to the unit and prepare & protect for undercover transport to Bowles trimmers to depart on 3rd April.
Final punch list and ordering of missing or shagged parts.
Silence until end of May...........then MOT time
Pics to follow during the week.
Last Edit: Mar 12, 2007 17:41:48 GMT 1 by keredewor
Right then.....thought I would have right day at it to-day, so up early, couple a quid in me pocket for chip "n" fish, can of Dandelion & Burdock & a butty for me dinner and get after it.....so here's what happened to-day...
Got the new glovebox , lock and locking attachment fitted, its not "One key fits em all" and all that, but at least J can lock away her "Girlie" stuff, probably starting with a right pair of sun shades!!!
Whacked on the first "Shiny" bumper, it was a doddle, only the rubber and end caps to fit, looks quite nice.
Put the front and rear stone guards on each wing, they took some fettling I can tell ya, positioned the running boards and had to raise the nearside door, that took a while, all done though and looking toot sweet, pictures are not so good though and don't do them justice really.
Time to secure the brake fluid holder and resevoir, fuel tank and vent system and the front bonnet hinges......waht a chuffing nightmare this turned out to be, so awkward, from any angle, but all in and dne now. Took a few shots of this, right/left, both, just to show it wasn't gonna beat me like....
Time to get the Engine lid on and that bastard of a spring, well I know just the trick to sort that fecker out, but that's a secret only to be told when hope seems to have gone....
Here' some pics of the final run in, got the bonnet lid on, front"Shiny" bumper (Rubber still to fit), all nuts n bolts tightened up like, think it is now starting to look something like it should, starting the snagging this week before it goes for trimming.........silence for a while or maybe start the next "PROJECT".....
Last Edit: Mar 24, 2007 22:51:04 GMT 1 by keredewor
I just love that sexy pacific blue beetle hanging out beside your cab! Awesome!
Pretty please..... chivvy the boys along to put my new engine in ASAP so I can come along and meet some of you on Sunday. He will need running in... and that would be a great place to start. May pop in and say hello Weds as the engine should have arrived... tell em its only four bolts
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