Archive for April, 2014

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Tidying the skin up.

April 29th, 2014

Still more hammering going on. Am just smoothing things out and getting the shape right. I can’t change it too much but I can get things a bit better.   The front right corner is pretty battered about. Hopefully I can smooth it out some more. The problem is the hard tube edge. It means […]

Skin on (finally).

April 26th, 2014

The other day we had attempt two at wrapping the skin. It went much better this time. First though I did some more on the inlet manifold. I fitted the spring under a drilled freeze plug as a keeper. I also started grinding the flat plate to the body. I had filed it all flat […]

Finished manifold.

April 19th, 2014

Today I finished welding up the manifold. Nothing too tricky really. I did tack weld it with the mIG first to make sure everything was in the right position although since I had already made all the holes the only thing I really had to get right was making sure the plenum and the outlet […]

Gauge face.

April 18th, 2014

I have done more on the inlet manifold. I completely forgot to buy a 31mm hole saw when I went to the engineering shop so I had to drill and file the outlet holes by hand. With that done I did a test fit of everything. I found that one of the bolts to bolt […]

Even more inlet manifold.

April 13th, 2014

Today I cut and shaped the little right angle inlet tubes. Joss noticed that my vice jaws were exactly the right height for one side of the inlet rectangle. So I just used the vice to squeeze the tube then a hammer to tidy up the corners. I eyeballed everything (measuring curved, round tube is […]

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