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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2013 :  09:43:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
short run out on sunday


sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2013 :  12:07:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sweet! Have you got a few more photo's of it now it's finished? Interior, engine bay etc...

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2013 :  12:51:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its on the road but not finished lol
still got a lot to do before month end

carpet to sort,rear seat to modify (around rear roll cage)
trip meters to re-wire
fire extinguisher to fit
heater control cables to connect
vinyl on side pillars
fit sump guard
fit interior lighting for navigator
navigators footrest
the list goes on......

will get a few more photos for you at weekend :)

just need a holbay rocker cover and studs as the one I had was to badly corroded to fit :(



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ianh120

United Kingdom
51 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2013 :  21:54:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
stunning Andy well done an insperation to us all to get restos going
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 07 Oct 2013 :  14:11:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got the extinguisher in and the sump guard fitted
real neat job on the guard looks like it was made to fit a rapier

had a problem with the steering column bracket captive nuts that where snapped off had to take the instrument binnacle out to gain access
managed to cut the bolts off and get the bracket welded up at work today
just a job I could have done without,luckily I had some spare bolts
and found some more bits and bobs in the spares boxes








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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 12 Oct 2013 :  18:52:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The forum has been a little quiet over the last few days :(

Got a few more jobs sorted this afternoon mounting a second rally timer clock
And making a bracket for a brake light switch off the pedal

Have a problem with the ignition switch it won't fire when cranking until
The pressures off the key then it starts then won't turn off until the key
Is fully turned off !



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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 13 Oct 2013 :  10:00:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does it do the same if you turn the ignition on and start it from the solonoid button ?
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 13 Oct 2013 :  12:02:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's got a pre engaged starter on it so can't tell but I am 100% sure it's the switch


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bigt80

United Kingdom
927 Posts

Posted - 20 Oct 2013 :  19:41:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did you get your switch sorted andyb? I've not commented before , but that car looks great. Hope it didn't get any damage on the rally. Its been an interesting thread to follow and great to see it on the road. Cheers. G
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 20 Oct 2013 :  21:43:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bigt80

No damage on the shakedown rally but nearly parked it in the scenery once lol
I haven't got a switch sorted getting a bit late to find one although
I do have a spare one that fits onto the dash if it totally fails

Got some promised photos to follow

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 20 Oct 2013 :  21:54:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Dash mounted timing clocks




Escort Sumpguard modified to fit







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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 06 Nov 2013 :  13:24:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A really tough rally on the cars but finished with no problems 27th and 5th in class
managed to set 1 fastest test time and equal 911's mini coopers and an rs1600 on a couple of others
well pleased with the car it never missed a beat over 800 miles

a few photos of the event








Edited by - andyb on 13 Nov 2013 09:26:17
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HunterGLS

Ireland
95 Posts

Posted - 06 Nov 2013 :  13:56:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done!
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Arran

United Kingdom
89 Posts

Posted - 06 Nov 2013 :  16:53:33  Show Profile  Visit Arran's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great! Good luck to you! I like you powerslide.

Edited by - Arran on 06 Nov 2013 16:54:45
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bigt80

United Kingdom
927 Posts

Posted - 07 Nov 2013 :  00:39:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic to see a Fastback being campaigned again. They can be made to be competitive - good on you andyb; it is just a pity Chrysler were completely disinterested in them and did nothing to develop them at all: they were of course pushing the Avenger; but if they'd put some effort into the Rapier, I'm sure it would done well, at least in the early years of their life.
(I'll have a look for that switch and a Holbay rocker cover at the weekend )
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