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Jonny-Jimbo
August 23, 2016, 10:35am Report to Moderator

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Some nice fabrication work there again, should be good when it's done!

It amazes me how rusty MX5s get, mine is about the same... When you think that a lot of 1920's Sunbeam motorcycles still wear their original paint (Sunbeam did patent their paint technology), you'd have thought that by now the Japanese would know how to stop a car going rusty!


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
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ferny
August 23, 2016, 12:37pm Report to Moderator

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Why? They give no value to old or secondhand cars. That's why Australia gets things like half cuts for next to nothing.


Acclaim - fully working and on the road
13/60 Herald - mx5 powered and other such fun things, legal enough...
Mk1 2000 - it's still alive, just sleeping
Expert 815d - the slug

If in doubt, do up until you hear the crack and then go another 1/4 turn to ensure tightness.
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Mike Evans
August 23, 2016, 9:16pm Report to Moderator

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Although rust on the surface both subframe a I've had are solid which surprised me

But more done today, turned card into steel and got it welded in



Thinking about boxing this in but feel it may be over kill?? All contact points are welded on both sides

Then did it all again in a miror image


Suspension tried on, wheel sits nice and square


Also new wheels came today, 15" steels from a mini, gonna be widened in rear and have fixings for centre caps from the herald to be fitted to keep a sort of stock look
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Jonny-Jimbo
August 24, 2016, 8:30am Report to Moderator

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Looks good, glad this is getting somehere!

In terms of boxing in, that may not be needed - it would be overkill unless you're intending to put big power or high cornering loads through it, but at that point the rest of the chassis flexing is going to be the issue! You could maybe make some nice rounded gussets though to tie it all together nicely?


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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Bitumen Boy
August 24, 2016, 9:34am Report to Moderator
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Boxing in may well be overkill, but when boxed it wouldn't be inclined to trap mud and salt which can only help longevity.
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Mike Evans
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Still thinking about boxing the mounts in as I can see the mud traps but am I just adding weight,

Any ways got a good 5 hours in today, decided I could do with getting some bodywork on so I can see what's gonna get in my way, with this in mind new front out riggers where made from 4x2 box. Realised that I wouldn't be able to get at the nut for the wishbone so added a tube to give me access. I'm trying to think ahead as much as possible because I hate redoing jobs

Final outrigger, not the same shape as original as my wishbone is now in the way


Luckily remembered about these camber adjusters before I welded it on, wouldn't of got in afterwards


Welded on and a copy made for the other side


Then another major job started but ran out of time, engine mocked up in the hole


Engine mounts should be nice and easy but card may not be strong enough


I think I'm gonna loose the passengers foot well recess as this is getting in the way of the exhaust pipe and I want to keep the underside of the car flat, I'm thinking to notch the pipe in the passengers side out riggers and bring it out the sill just in front of the rear wheel. Loosing the footwell will give me room for a box or 2 also to keep noise down

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Mike Evans
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Finally a triumph part back on it today, felt so good to be looking at a car rather than a skateboard, still a lot to do but it feels like progress today


Started making rear strut towers also tonight but ran out of time
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rustbuckit2011
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Gday,, looking great! Gotta love those mini steels!

I am fitting a 1.6 to my coupe and have modified the bulkhead a little and machined off the front a/c pulley-  just to sit it back 'n low. Is yours a 1.8? I believe they are longer in the block from the mounts forward- does this interfere with the rack at all?

Also- and you probably know this already- but it is a piece of cake to shorten the shifter remote to a near stock location. I can post more info if you need it.

Keep up the inspiring work!


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1964 Herald 1200 coupe - standard.

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Mike Evans
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Hi yeah I'm using a 1.8 which is a bit longer, I've got mine set up so the crank pulley is 15mm above the rack, this position puts the box in a good place and makes the engine sit nice and level. I'm using the ac drive pulley to run the supercharger so I've had to keep it
The info on shortening the remote would be nice as this is a job I need to do

Bit more done today, both rear strut towers made and welded into place with bracing




New well part worn tyres fitted to rears also, ready for front strut towers now to get her on her legs, might have a look at rear body tomorrow as I'm not sure front frame will be ready yet

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Jonny-Jimbo
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Looking good! Is it a saloon or convertible body? Or even a bit of a sleeper and using an estate?

Also, if you're using the AC pulley on the supercharger, is it possible to make it 'switchable' using the AC switch from the MX5, or is the clutch on the AC pump end normally rather than the engine?


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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Mark Hammond
September 1, 2016, 5:24pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Jonny-Jimbo
Looking good! Is it a saloon or convertible body? Or even a bit of a sleeper and using an estate?

Also, if you're using the AC pulley on the supercharger, is it possible to make it 'switchable' using the AC switch from the MX5, or is the clutch on the AC pump end normally rather than the engine?


JJ the clue's in the OP's title of the thread!!!  

Mark


Herald 1200 Saloon, owned (in the family) from new, Royal Blue/Black trim
[color=purple]MX-5 Z-Sport (Tweaked to 200bhp)2007,
Suzuki Vitara S Auto, Cosmic Black, 2017.
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Mike Evans
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Yeah building a 1360 estate but I've a good 1200 bonnet so I may see how everything fits under there,

The AC clutch is on the compressor so no option for switchable power

Didn't get any time today but did collect the tubing for the front space frame so should have all suspension made this weekend
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Jonny-Jimbo
September 2, 2016, 8:33am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Mark Hammond


JJ the clue's in the OP's title of the thread!!!  

Mark






62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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Mark Hammond
September 2, 2016, 5:49pm Report to Moderator

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Another irrelevant question, is that a NOS bulkhead I see or have you renovated the old one and used red primer?

Mark


Herald 1200 Saloon, owned (in the family) from new, Royal Blue/Black trim
[color=purple]MX-5 Z-Sport (Tweaked to 200bhp)2007,
Suzuki Vitara S Auto, Cosmic Black, 2017.
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Mike Evans
September 2, 2016, 6:52pm Report to Moderator

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I don't mind the questions and welcome the input

This bulkhead was advertised on eBay as NOS and I spoke to the seller and that's what he told me, when I arrived the 3 hour drive it was a bit of a let down, it's a very good condition one that's had some work to a good standard but not NOS.

Got a little bit done today, got main hoop tacked onto place and started mocking up front bars to see how it will all fit and line up, even sat super charger roughly where it will live
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