Sunday, 23 September 2012

Argh... I need a break from wedding admin.

I stole an hour today nipped to the workshop and made a list.  It made a pleasant change.  From making lists.

Here's the fabrication that's outstanding:

  • Crotch strap mounts - I know what I'm doing here and have ordered the steel.
  • Complete exhaust mount - I have a plan, have the steel; just need to think about exhaust position again.
  • Weld-in body support bobbin on the driver's side.
  • Weld in body mount tab on the PAX side - perhaps use a modified water-jet tab that I already have.
  • Weld in exhaust lockwire tab.  A what?  I'll explain another time.
  • Front ARB mounts - need to be 'adjustable' i.e. multi-position.
  • Rear ARB mounts.
  • Prop Centre Bearing Mount - still not bought prop - next purchase.
  • Finish Prop Catcher.
  • Clutch Pedal Stop
  • Hand Brake Cable Bracket - have the basis of this but needs sand blasting.
  • Finish undertray tabs.
  • Bonnet catch tabs.
  • Rear tub mounts - need to contact Gemini builders to see what they did.
Kate and I are only planning a mini-moon so I may even get a day to work through some of these w/c 1st Oct.

In the mean time, wish us luck!


Friday, 21 September 2012

The small matter of...

Over the years, from time-to-time, I have signposted important things that are happening in my life outside of my love of cars.  It helps me when I look back on what I wrote in this blog and adds context to my car-related posts.

So, what's occurring?  Well, on Monday/Tuesday Kate and I are completing the purchase of an idyllic cottage on the edge of the Forest of Dean complete with a brook AND a stream AND (hopefully) room to store a certain racecar.  Next Saturday (29th) Kate and I are then getting married.  Its all rushed-up rather fast and is all rather exciting and rather stressful. Its also costing rather a lot of cash which is another reason why car-related activity has slowed still further.

Also, its built like a big ol' kit car so probably deserves a mention: we've also bought a Land Rover Series III.  Its my post-racer project.  Or something.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Tow Loop Mount

If it weren't for the fact that my blog was linked to my e-mail address I'm sure that I would've forgotten my sign-in.

Anyway, the car hasn't had a look-in over the last month or so.  I finally got to do a bit of 'tinkering' today.  I've been trying to find a sensible way to attach a front tow loop and I've really been struggling, believe it or not.

I finally realised what needed to be done and set about it today; it essentially involved bracing the angle that was originally added to mount the oil cooler to and drilling a 1/2" hole in the middle of it.
I could do with reviewing the list of stuff that needs to be done to the chassis.  It should be pretty short now. I'll endeavour to do this next week.