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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 27 Jul 2013 :  21:35:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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A little more progress today
Ran the fuel Line through the car (to avoid damage on stages) even unscrewed the union out of the tank & managed to find a new olive at work !
Trial fitted seats and harnesses to make sure nothing fouls the fuel pipe

Axle should arrive next week so should see some real headway then I can measure up
For the hybrid propshaft and get the hydraulic & cable handbrake fitted.


sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 06 Aug 2013 :  13:28:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
clutch assembly gone of to be refurbished with a competition Kevlar lining and the release bearing modified to take a roller bearing

propshaft ends gone to be made into one and balanced etc

differential gone to have the lsd fitted & set up correctly

hope its all back in time for rapier '13

sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand
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bigt80

United Kingdom
927 Posts

Posted - 06 Aug 2013 :  16:09:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Going to be one heck of a vehicle Andy
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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 07 Aug 2013 :  07:21:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
a seriously cool Rapier..and it has nothing to do with the aircon
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 08 Aug 2013 :  16:56:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thought I might get away with it but......the fuel tank is going to have to come out for cleaning inside as the new fuel has turned brown !

not doing it myself but going to entrust it to a specialist
looks like i will be pushing it onto the trailer for rapier '13





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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 08 Aug 2013 :  22:13:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The tanks out & as suspected its rusty above the old petrol level
So will have to be sent away :(


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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 11 Aug 2013 :  17:40:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Took the pedal box out and de siezed the pedal pivots fitted the new clutch master cylinder
Sending the brake master off tomorrow to past parts for recon
Cleaned uo the 4 speed box ready for re fitting once the clutch is back
Have a j type o/d box for sale if anybody wants one or would swop for a non o/d box



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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2013 :  08:04:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
lsd/diff fitted back into axle
refurbished fuel tank refitted & system checked for leaks (so far so good)
clutch fitted to engine, non o/d box going in on Saturday at work
and whilst its on the ramp the axle and shocker mounts welded on

hybrid propshaft should arrive back today lets hope I measured it twice !!

leaving the wiring jobs for a workmate to sort as eveytime I mess with electrics the smoke escapes from it.








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1922

United Kingdom
547 Posts

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 27 Aug 2013 :  17:31:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks I need some of that lol

the propshaft still hasn't arrived, apparently its gone on its bank holiday jollies around all the parcel depots in the Birmingham area, so much for a before 12 delivery saturday !

made good progress this weekend clutch & gearbox in
rear axle & shocker mounts welded on
H120 badge fitted to front grille
spent nearly an hour sorting out the interior light I think I spent half an hour unconscious after banging my head on the roll cage for the umpteenth time !



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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 31 Aug 2013 :  20:36:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had a very short road test this afternoon just up the road and back
Felt good but a bit flat power wise needs a rolling road tune to get the best out
Of it
Was surprised how light the steering is (still haven't got the new track rod ends on
Yet
The limited slip diff works well
Very pleased with today's progress :)


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Edited by - andyb on 31 Aug 2013 20:46:00
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 06 Sep 2013 :  15:53:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Getting the wiring sorted and tidied up this afternoon for the lights, horn and washers/wipers etc
hoping to get the rest of the rear brake pipes done tomorrow
along with a few other jobs which are easier on a ramp then hopefully can gain an mot

got a rolling road session booked for next Thursday if the engine survives that then it should be ok lol

getting close to road ready :)



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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 08 Sep 2013 :  21:09:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another good weekend,lots of jobs done
Had a few set backs but managed to mount the exhaust
fit new rear brake cylinders and mintex shoes, Bleed the brakes
Secure the battery and fit the bonnet pins heat protection wrapped the clutch pipe
Didn' quitet get it mot ready but should be ok for next Saturday :)
Managed to get a few miles on the clock and first impressions are good
Got some second hand stage rally tyres for the shakedown event on the 22nd sept
It's going to be close but should be ready
It all hinges on Thursdays dyno tune


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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 13 Sep 2013 :  22:14:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unfortunately the Dyno tune has been put back to Tuesday :(
Didn't want to waste the day off so took the rostyles in to get shot blasted they came back today and Sent them straight off to the bodyshop for painting
Cleaned up all the chrome wheel nuts up with solvol
Wired in the rally timer and trip meter

Mot time tomorrow, should be ok most of its new !!







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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 14 Sep 2013 :  21:57:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mot passed & taxed this afternoon

It was running a bit flat because the points had closed up
Still a few jobs to do but well happy it's finally on the road.




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