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« Reply #315 on: May 13, 2017, 06:14:33 PM »

 E Bay No.( 292058831802 )  I bought some of these S/S hose/ exhaust clips on E Bay recently and found them an excellent alternative to Jubilee clips.They are called Zero clips, and UK made by Spengineering Ltd, check them out, Morrag
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« Reply #316 on: May 13, 2017, 07:01:58 PM »

excellant,, Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #317 on: May 13, 2017, 07:39:20 PM »

Bloomin' brilliant! Smiley
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« Reply #318 on: May 15, 2017, 01:41:04 PM »

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=292058831802&_sacat=0
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« Reply #319 on: May 15, 2017, 03:19:33 PM »

Look up Mikalor as they are the make .These used to be mega expensive aircraft industry only but have come down in price vastly.
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« Reply #320 on: May 15, 2017, 04:13:59 PM »

Look up Mikalor as they are the make .These used to be mega expensive aircraft industry only but have come down in price vastly.

i,v got an assortment of them,, found them in an odd add on ebay for motorcycle exhaust clamps/parts,, Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

they are also used alot in the food industry  in factory fittings and especially on  milk tankers
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« Reply #321 on: May 15, 2017, 10:14:36 PM »

My garage buddy -another Postie who's into motorcycles & VWs & rents the garage opposite mine, which I used to rent, needed some clamps for his trailbike exhaust last week. I showed him the stainless Mikalor clamps on my Rover motor & he bought some. I just think they look nicer than Jubilee clips & clamp up better.
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« Reply #322 on: May 20, 2017, 08:46:35 PM »

Thanks for all the suggestions chaps. Have ordered some genuine jubilee clips for now but will order some mikalor clamps once I am sure of the correct sizes needed.
Unfortunately my Dad passed away yesterday morning. Nothing more I can do now, but one thing he said to me recently was 'do what you want to do, as long as you are happy'. So with Nick,Chris and Gareths help and in memory of Dad this car will be finished and run down the track at Gary's Picnic next weekend.
So, down the workshop and break out me favourite tool the shrinker/stretcher and made up the last of the flanges on the lower body.
http://i.imgur.com/3vA75KA.jpg
D72 British Bellytank

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Also made a pair of vents for the air intakes on the lower body
http://i.imgur.com/s4NQFfj.jpg
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And that was it, the last pieces made (hopefully) and then collected all the panels together ready to start prepping for painting on saturday morning.
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« Reply #323 on: May 20, 2017, 09:52:46 PM »

Really sorry to hear that mate. My Dad gave me exactly the same advice before he passed away. It's a shame it takes us so long to realise that's the way we should live, but if we listen to the advice then it was worth it.
Fingers crossed you get done in time & looking forward to the race report Smiley
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« Reply #324 on: May 21, 2017, 05:53:31 AM »

Yesterday was a good day, we managed to get the whole car painted. We had a head start after working till 10pm on friday rubbing down the panels so saturday was all painting but worth it.
Bottom body prepped and with the new air intakes cut out.
http://i.imgur.com/X5uKJvO.jpg
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And the rest of them.
http://i.imgur.com/ggTQNJg.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/Pi1zsGR.jpg
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Etch-primed.
http://i.imgur.com/GTb3Odo.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/9JdwYVx.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/sLH7cXn.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/LOJ2cTZ.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/4qC2Z4E.jpg
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Bottom painted
http://i.imgur.com/uSPb0Tb.jpg
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Spine painted
http://i.imgur.com/uC9KSYl.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/pMkCs9V.jpg
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Top covers getting some colour
http://i.imgur.com/WTQpIJt.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/1xFT0kg.jpg
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Masking up the top sections befor adding the black.
http://i.imgur.com/ERjxg2R.jpg
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Have no pictures of the top being sprayed as I popped home to walk my dog and then came back to the workshop to be greeted by this.... Grin
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« Reply #325 on: May 21, 2017, 07:35:25 AM »

Cool!
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« Reply #326 on: May 22, 2017, 09:34:35 PM »

Started putting the trim on the nose this afternoon using the leather cord and doubling back through the eyelets, didn't like the look so removed and started again this time using the 3mm para-cord I originally bought. Should have stuck with my first idea but it turned out quite well in the end.
http://i.imgur.com/IbQSQYf.jpg
D72 British Bellytank

http://i.imgur.com/jAxTc3V.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/vmUV0rM.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/QH2D8EK.jpg
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Took the painted body panels back to the lock up and hoisted the car in the air in order to slide the bottom piece in.
http://i.imgur.com/bngjhZH.jpg
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And then gently placed the rest of the panels on in order to get an idea of the look of the car, camera died after 1 pic.
http://i.imgur.com/cFJCH65.jpg
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Start bolting it all back together in the morning. Going racing Friday.


                                  Build a race car, they said. It will be fun they said......
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« Reply #327 on: May 23, 2017, 10:06:50 AM »

 Grin You love it, you know you do!
Gary's Picnic this weekend? One of our occasional forum members, Chris, (Forgotten)'s rushing to get his Chevy S10 ready for it.
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« Reply #328 on: May 23, 2017, 09:54:25 PM »

i do like the leather trim around the cockpit opening
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« Reply #329 on: May 23, 2017, 10:37:20 PM »

i do like the leather trim around the cockpit opening
Cheers, spent far too much time and energy on that one bit.
Busy day today, started by adjusting the outrigger plate holes before bolting them on first
http://i.imgur.com/ysknhk4.jpg
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First bolts in
http://i.imgur.com/1dg6qQV.jpg
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Adjusting other side
http://i.imgur.com/Hjg6rKL.jpg
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And cleaned up
http://i.imgur.com/LQ8QDu5.jpg
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Chose a spot for the outside kill switch
http://i.imgur.com/tuwGz4s.jpg
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Here, fitted
http://i.imgur.com/kWaM2cJ.jpg
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And then had a call from Tom from Adenville Metal Finishers, the parts I dropped off about 10:30 yesterday where done, it was only 9:30 the next day. 23hr turn around  Grin so dashed over to collect them like an excited school boy.
 http://i.imgur.com/d3HAyzF.jpg
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Started bolting on the parts
Rear axle lower body

http://i.imgur.com/iIMr1kU.jpg
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Lower air intake
http://i.imgur.com/EkjeiH8.jpg
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Exhaust vent in upper body
http://i.imgur.com/C5fieyP.jpg
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Front spring and shock opening in nose section
http://i.imgur.com/v7mgNbU.jpg
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Erm.......
http://i.imgur.com/sJpDQBh.jpg
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Front axle opening in lower body
http://i.imgur.com/HGBrBPR.jpg
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Front body mount
http://i.imgur.com/RNRpemc.jpg
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And then disaster, ran out of fixing and sc###fix no longer stock them any more so need to find some more asap.
More to follow.
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