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11 hours ago, Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary said:

Ditto, fascinating watching it come together, really enjoying this thread.

I'll "third" that.  It's amazing!

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Add one more from me, I am trying to decide what to do when I have sold the Ultima.  The C Type was one car that I looked at before I built the XI and it is still an itch that I have.

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thanks for the positive comments:yes:

Decided I wanted to make suspension set up that bit easier with the string method so I set about making a tool to assist, this will save multiple  readings of the ruler in front and rear of rim, I just need my rulers which I'm waiting for then I can fix these on the angle pieces so direct comparison between from and back can be done.

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23 hours ago, Howsafe Workwear and Safety Equipment said:

just spent half an hour catching up with the build Chris - top work m8

Looks like we can expect a car on the road next year :sun:

Thanks Cleggy I hope its on the road early 2018, plan is to take it to the Le Mans classic in July

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Well not done too much as my wife unfortunately pulled her back which went into spasm this meant I missed going to the classic at NEC. However whilst she was sleeping after being spaced out on pain killers and anti-flamatory tablets I managed to get some time making an airbox and tidying up my throttle bodies which are modified SU carbs 

The problem now is it’s fowling the bonnet on one of the bonnet ribs so I need to need to workout what needs modifying 

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Fantastic build, i've really been enjoying looking at your updates, keep up the good work :d

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Well Mk1 air box fowled on one of the bonnet supports so I decided the easiest solution was that I needed to remake rather than try and modify the first airbox.

Next job was to start polishing the dashpot, they look better but need more polishing before I will be happy

I going forward I need to work on throttle linkages , I need to find a throttle cable pulley cam, looks like a trip to scrapyard

 

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The dash pots look a lot better. Are you going to duct cold air in?

Gary

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6 hours ago, garytipping said:

The dash pots look a lot better. Are you going to duct cold air in?

Gary

Yes Gary the intention is to mould a duct onto the bonnet from behind the radiator grill to this box, I also want to incorporate a foam air filter in line

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Not too much progress to report on, I have been looking at the ducting for the airbox, the idea is to open the airbox when the bonnet goes up to show the trumpets:d

So I made a mock up with some plastic card then glassed up the duct box, this the was duct taped into the correct position and finally glassed onto the bonnet the intention is to give it another layer of matt then make up the forward ductwork to allow air entry from behind the radiator grill, I may also duct some in from the wheel arch area but I believe this may not be as effective as I seem to remember that wheel arches have a slight negative when car is traveling

I now need to get something like a door seal so when the bonnet is lowered the seal is created on the air box

In the last couple of pictures you can see the bonnet support which fowled the Mk airbox.

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27 minutes ago, CL290005 said:

Not too much progress to report on, I have been looking at the ducting for the airbag

....Or a New IVA requirement 

seriously though - super fabrication skills and lateral thinking here :t-up:

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4 minutes ago, Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO said:

....Or a New IVA requirement 

seriously though - super fabrication skills and lateral thinking here :t-up:

Dam I corrected the predictive text but those two slipped through:cry: 

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Fascinating as ever, some great engineering problem solving, without a computer in sight :t-up:

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