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Bit more progress this week - John, Trevor and some help from Ian

 

Rear springs and shackles fitted, rear axle finished off and fitted and brake lines connected (brake re-lining still to do). Greased all shackles / tie rod ends / king pins.

 

Removed gearbox and checked clutch /throw out bearing condition. All OK, so gearbox bolted back on. 

 

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Yea, too busy driving your new toy around your garden:)  As if! I know we can't slow you down...

and here's the Petrol (Gas) tank that Matt has just cleaned out - looks like new now (on the inside anyway).

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29 minutes ago, John McC said:

Cool doors in the background Matt! They’d look good on a Vic 6 sports ute!! 🤣

Haha yes someone went to a lot of trouble to make them match the victory roadster. Hopefully someone will want to use them one day for something. To good to throw away. 

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More progress this week from the regulars John, Trevor & Matt.

 

All hydraulic lines clipped in place, wiring loom fitted to chassis and rear shock absorbers attached.  Wheels, tyres and rims disassembled.  One tyre/tube wasn't in good shape so will be replaces and the wheels, rims and brake drums will be cleaned and repainted.  Running boards stripped ready for cleaning and painting.  Ancillary components stripped off motor for a clean-up/repaint.  Manifold heat control unit repaired and re-painted.  Camshaft and followers removed for a regrind (and better profile).

 

Body and parts have all had another coat of primer ready for rubbing down again.

 

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More progress today from JJ.

Fuel sender unit cleaned up and repaired (with a replacement gear fitted).

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Starter motor and generator cleaned up and painted.

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Wheel rims cleaned and painted and 2 new tyres, tubes and rust bands fittedIMG_7916.thumb.JPG.da57a6938d5de1ba960d0cb4a10c7d29.JPG

 

Carb cleaned and repaired

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Brake shoes relined and ready for refitting tomorrow.

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I got some work done on the body and doors today. Blocked back all the primer to find a few ups and downs in all the panels. C98EA703-79E8-44B5-9605-B1BA85E066DF.jpeg.e1879861f117159554dc25fd1898de67.jpeg

primer blocked back. 
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filling the low spots before more blocking down. 
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All blocked back ready for final undercoat. 

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Also filled and sand all the door jams and sills to close up all the open grain in all the old timber. Will also make it easier to paint and look a lot neater. 
 

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Final coat of high build primer on and now ready to sand the inside and give it a coat of satin black before the blue top coat on the outside. BB1F3769-022B-4160-9646-4B98EA27DC51.jpeg.b15e431b02ee341f50984aecac7cd510.jpeg0E19F81F-1713-46C7-9762-401B876A9FEE.jpeg.1fc3da845b046a909ac40f292e1f3d16.jpeg

Bit of timber work still to go in the back but John and Rich are almost finished in there. A couple of encapsulated nuts to weld in also. image.thumb.jpg.7369fdcefa0ecef6756a0022b94dec52.jpg

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this is the blue we have picked. Looks a bit darker than in the picture. 

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34 minutes ago, Ron Lawson said:

Hey Matt its good to see a bench like mine Stuff all spread out so you can see it The blue looks good

 

I tidied up the other day and couldn’t find anything. 
Yer it’s a nice deep blue mate it should look nice. Bit darker than it looks in the picture. 

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6 hours ago, Ron Lawson said:

Richard I made new running boards for my Senior Not having the facilities to do that double fold I made up the 4 sections and the spot welded them together 

Sounds like we did it the same way Ron. 
 

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Another full days work with Matt and JJ fuelled by Jude’s Brownies:)

 

Matt knocked up a pair of new running boards in a blink of an eye.  We finished off the wood work repairs in the rear tub and the wheels now have a coat of epoxy.  Also, a bit more rubbing down and filling of the body completed.

 

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Squirted some satin black onto the inside of the body after work this afternoon.Was pretty quick and easy after Rich prepared it all on Saturday for me. 

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Also finished the running boards in black to. 

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9 minutes ago, Ron Lawson said:

I see you still have your Italian Love Affair there in the backround 

 

Nothing gets passed you Ron. It’s a bit like the Buick mate can’t get to the end of it quick enough. 

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3 hours ago, Mattml430 said:

Nothing gets passed you Ron. It’s a bit like the Buick mate can’t get to the end of it quick enough. 

True that Matt Said I would fix their stuff ups so I have no choice Oh well it's more shed money as the bride calls nit He wont have any change out of 1500 by the time I am finished Maybe a bit more Depends on his attitude 

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Progress this week - Starter & generator refitted to engine, prop shaft fitted, new shock absorber strap fitted, petrol tank installed and new petrol line fitted.

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A slightly slower week with the Easter break.  Trevor's got stuck into the headlights which needed a few repairs before they go for plating and are looking great.

 

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2 hours ago, Mattml430 said:

If we get some sunshine tomorrow I’ll have the wheels done. Almost have them all sanded up. 

Thanks!  Been a pretty rubbish day for anything today!  Can’t believe how much rain!

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1 hour ago, RichBad said:

Thanks!  Been a pretty rubbish day for anything today!  Can’t believe how much rain!

Yer mate I had actually planned to get them done Saturday but it was to windy and rainy. 

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Are we going to pin stripe the wheels with silver. They look a little plain. 

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Pinstriped the wheels today. 
Ted suggested to use an ivory colour which was much better than my silver idea. Wouldn’t of had silver back in the day. 
They will look great going past at 35mph. 😁

I’ll  get the bolts painted tomorrow. 

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12 minutes ago, jari12 said:

They do look awesome.  Ivory was a good choice.  I really like the turn table for striping.

Cheers!! yes that was Ted’s idea , great choice. 
The turn table is my wooden spoke wheel facing machine. Very handy for doing the pin stripping, because you don’t have to move your hand at all. 

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