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« Reply #11700 on: May 25, 2020, 07:16:53 AM »

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« Reply #11701 on: May 26, 2020, 08:59:46 PM »

Took advantage of the continuing good weather to roll the Pop out into the sunlight today for a fresh coat of looking at. I knew there were lots of imperfections in the paint, but harsh sunlight really shows there's some remedial work to be done in certain places. I still want it as a, (hopefully), daily driver, so there's no point getting too picky, but there are runs & scratches in the chassis & orangepeeliness on the bulkhead that need fixing.
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« Reply #11702 on: May 26, 2020, 09:01:12 PM »

I've been working from the arse end, forwards because that's the way it was parked in the garage, but having got as far as the bulkhead, I needed to turn it around -not easy on your own, in that heat, when it's got the turning circle of a super tanker & the steering wheel's in Loony's workshop.
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« Reply #11703 on: May 26, 2020, 09:01:54 PM »

So, next job is to sort this lot out.
I hacksawed the remaining headlight mount off as they need to be rewelded 45 degrees forward to give more clearance for turning, (on full lock & full suspension travel the mudguards used to hit the lights).
The engine's hanging precariously by one mount at the moment. I took the other off ages ago & had it powder coated. The plan is to spray one chassis leg, swap the mounts then spray the other side.
There's no way I'm removing the spring & axle, so a lot of parts will have to be cleaned, rust treated & painted in situ.
This isn't the engine we ran when it was last on the road. That one died of old age, so this is a 1990s Rover Discovery motor. Exactly the same but 20 years newer. We test ran it 3 years ago before I stripped all the wiring out.

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« Reply #11704 on: May 26, 2020, 09:02:57 PM »

A local upholsterer made up sleeves for the leaf spring. It's coated in grease, so the sleeves keep the grease in & road muck out.
I asked for heavy duty leather, but he made them in perforated vinyl for some reason. They're also laced up, which looks really messy as they bunch up when you tighten the lace.
So I've posted them to an upholstery friend in Norfolk to be remade in black leather with either heavy duty poppers or industrial Velcro fastening.
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« Reply #11705 on: May 26, 2020, 09:03:40 PM »

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« Reply #11706 on: May 26, 2020, 09:04:48 PM »

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« Reply #11707 on: May 26, 2020, 09:05:37 PM »

The front calipers are Triumph GT6, but standard Triumph hoses were too short, so we made extensions in copper pipe.
They've just gone off to a mate in Leicestershire to be remade as single rubber hoses.
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« Reply #11708 on: May 26, 2020, 09:06:21 PM »

I refitted the brake pedal, but for some reason the pushrod is now too short. There's a 10mm gap between the end of the rod & the piston in the master cylinder, which means the pedal hangs too low & runs out of travel -it hits the floor.
No idea what's changed. It's a new cylinder, but exactly the same as the last one. I'll make up a new, adjustable pushrod.
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« Reply #11709 on: May 26, 2020, 09:07:00 PM »

Damn my goldfish memory!
I'd completely forgotten that at some point while the Pop was living outside Loony's old workshop, it slipped off a trolley jack & dinged the bottom tank of the radiator. I bodged it with Chemical Metal, which held right up till the moment I took it off the car, when it leaked on my foot.
Now I need to find someone who can weld a new ali' plate into the bottom.
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« Reply #11710 on: May 26, 2020, 09:07:37 PM »

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« Reply #11711 on: May 26, 2020, 09:08:21 PM »

So that's the current state of play.
Where do I start?!
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« Reply #11712 on: May 27, 2020, 06:40:06 PM »

There's a 10mm gap between the end of the rod & the piston in the master cylinder,
  Are you sure the piston hasn't got stuck 10mm into the dry bore. New master cylinders  can dry out enough to make the piston stick. I have a new old stock Girling 5/8" one that is like that (spare for the trike).
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« Reply #11713 on: May 27, 2020, 06:58:44 PM »

yep, like Olds says , bit of a stucky bit i would think  Wink
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« Reply #11714 on: May 27, 2020, 07:01:16 PM »

Guy on the farm might be able to sort your radiator - bagshot radiators - http://bagshotradiatorservices.co.uk/
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