Archive for October, 2013

Rear firewall.

October 26th, 2013

Today I did the bulk of the rear firewall. I started by making a cardboard template just to check things were all correct. Since it is corrugated cardboard and all floppy in one direction I hot glues skewers across it to keep it rigid. ¬†Cardboard test piece. Since that looked good I went ahead and […]

Rear firewall (again).

October 22nd, 2013

Today I started working out the new rear firewall. If you’ve been paying attention you’ll know I have moved it forwards from the original one. This does several things. I get to redo the axle cover I wasn’t happy with, I get to install a larger fuel tank and I get to use the firewall […]

Finished brakes.

October 20th, 2013

Well, not entirely but the wheels and hubs are all done. I’ve had a busy few weeks. First my computer died and needed rebuilding and second I got made redundant so time is taken up with interviews and so on. I did finish assembling the brakes on each corner though. I had forgotten to bevel […]

Girling brakes.

October 8th, 2013

Actually semi-Girling. Not sure why it’s semi but I think it’s because full Girling brakes are rod operated and these still use levers and cables. I was busy fitting the rear brake shoes in the weekend but got stuck when the drum wouldn’t fit over them. Fitting the hubs and new thin bearing nut went […]