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Title: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Monday,September 28, 2015, 07:10:19 AM
About time I posted some stuff on the restoration of 2112P TCS.
A bit of history.
It was built Feb 1973 and raced in the UK in production class racing and used by I think several racers ending up with Chris Meek as a spare car. It was then sold to a A Neilsen in Denmark in 79 who continued to race it. It appears then to have been laid up for a year or two and then stripped apart on the 80's. Some restoration work was done in a few of the parts and the chassis was treated.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Monday,September 28, 2015, 07:17:59 AM
Opps ,one of the pictures upside down,

Here are some pictures of the car when I got it.
The good news all original paintwork  :D
The bad news every panel has damage and the previous repairs were rubbish

Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: 4129R on Monday,September 28, 2015, 07:51:08 AM
Looks in much the same state as 4688R I got recently.

If you need any hints on where to get what done, just ask. I may have been down that path before.

Alex in Norfolk.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Monday,September 28, 2015, 07:58:45 AM
That should keep you off the streets for a while!

Good luck and let us know if we can help!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,September 29, 2015, 12:09:38 AM
Thanks guys. 
I am a bit further ahead than the pictures now I actually got the car in 2013 started work on the bodywork and then became distorted by another project I needed clear (Range rover CSK) which I thought would take me a couple of months but took most of a year!! (that's Range rovers for you!).
The first challenge was cleaning out the bad repairs and stabilising the bodywork, making the structural repairs before starting on the gel coat/paint
I had to reconstruct both rear body mounts completely. using the body on chassis and built up the moulds with cardboard and plasticine.
 
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,September 29, 2015, 03:14:18 AM
Some more pictures of lack of rear engine mount!!  and firewall??!!
cleaned up and starting to be jigged up for re-glassing
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,September 29, 2015, 03:29:54 AM
Here are a few pictures of the mould set up for the RH rear body mount and the final result. The colour of the plasticine has not relevance to anything, just what was to hand. The existing fibreglass was cleaned with the dice grinder and power file, cleaned with acetone and the cardboard and plasticine just brushed with wax.
Once the technic was sorted out it went pretty well. Preparation in pre-cutting the glass, and having all the tools to hand was the key so that the resin does not get everywhere!

Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Tuesday,September 29, 2015, 06:23:33 AM
Nice repair! The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! <- I made that up!  :FUNNY:

Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: Rosco5000 on Tuesday,September 29, 2015, 10:02:26 AM
very nice looking repair good job!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Wednesday,September 30, 2015, 02:01:54 AM
Thanks guys. in the end I got pretty quick at it. starting to look like a complete car
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Wednesday,September 30, 2015, 02:06:32 AM
And all ready for priming. paint all stripped, gel coat ground down and the body tissued up, flattened and filled
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Wednesday,September 30, 2015, 05:05:41 AM
Boy! You're making quick work of this! Were did you get the trolley for the body? It's starting to look like you've done this before!

Great pictures! Keep them coming and continued good luck!

 :lotus:
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: EuropaTC on Wednesday,September 30, 2015, 09:17:38 AM
Now that is looking something like, great progress. Once that first coat of primer is on and it starts looking the same colour all over you might even start to think it will be finished one day  ;)

I'm impressed with the "turn it over to get at the bit you want" approach, I've never even thought of that one before but it's quite logical when you look at it.  When's the paint going on ?  With this Indian summer we seem to be having at the moment you might get some real progress before autumn sets in properly ?

Brian
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Thursday,October 01, 2015, 05:02:21 AM
I have been saving up the photos over few months so progress has been slower that it looks!!! ;D The body dolly came with the car, made up from dexion and 4 industrial castors and it has been very useful, to be able to roll the body about in the garage or outside  as needed.
And putting the body upside down to repair the inner wheel arches and underside of the tub, It would have been much more difficult to do the glassing from underneath and would never have been able to get a decent finish.
The body has just come back from the painters in primer and the inside in matt black for the next phase
I'll post some pictures of where I am with the engine and chassis soon as the next activity is to fit the body onto the Chassis and start fitting out.doing this with it in primer in case I need to do anything else to the body and I don't need to worry about damaging the paint finish too much. then when partly fitted out, which will be  all major components and maybe fit the windscreen without the surround. I can then test run the engine run the cams in and then send off for final paint.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,October 27, 2015, 08:29:33 AM
Some pictures of the TCS's engine before and after refurb. The engine was probably useable as it was  but as I decided to strip it down to replace seals clean and paint, it got the crank checked, polished and balance (with the flywheel, rods and pistons) bores checked and honed, the head new valves unleaded seats fitted new valve and gas flowed. New water pump, new bearings throughout (apart from jack shaft) new rings, seals oil pump.
some picture before and after
 
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Tuesday,October 27, 2015, 08:35:35 AM
Looking good! Don't forget the 'D' seals!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,October 27, 2015, 09:46:15 AM
No haven't That pic was taken before I had properly fitted the cam cover, I still had to do the cam timing, the exhaust needed a 4 degree (at cam) offset dowel.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: 4129R on Tuesday,October 27, 2015, 03:04:40 PM
Questions:-

1) As you have gas flowed the head, who did it, and are you changing the jets in the Webers?

2) Where did you get the offset cam dowels? My exhaust needs 10 degrees.

Alex in Norfolk.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Wednesday,October 28, 2015, 07:46:59 AM
Alex,

I used David Knight engineering for the head work, near silverstone.

On the offset dowels I asked Richard at Banks Engineering, but all the lotus engine bit suppliers do them, I think they are the same dowels in cross flows too.

Dave
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Wednesday,October 28, 2015, 08:49:29 AM
gearbox rebuild on the 365. I got the casings blasted. I had to take great care cleaning  them after the blasting to remove ALL evidence of any material. I should have got them soda blasted. but they look great now. rebuilt with new seals, gadgets (which I had to make the rear one, because it is different from the Renault one) set up diff end float the diff bearings.
The first picture shows the wrong gasket, renault one, so I had to make a new one.
The second picture is after initial cleaning before strip down
The third picture, cleaned casings
The four, internals laid out ready for assembly
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Wednesday,October 28, 2015, 09:20:57 AM
Very nice!

That is the downside to blasting something - that must then be very carefully cleaned. Many years ago, I saw how nice combustion chambers looked after they were bead blasted but the guy at the machine shop I took my head to would not blast my chambers because he said he would have to disassemble the head. I said, just mask off the areas we don't want beads to go. He assured me that that was only a nice theory. Obviously, he was right!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Thursday,October 29, 2015, 01:41:31 AM
Yes my blaster would only do it with bare castings and then masked off. And I took a lot of care cleaning as the stuff gets everywhere, making sure all the recesses, blank hole, threads and corners were clean. As any grit left in will wreck the box.
To be honest I think I would soda blast next time tho.
He also does polishing and I got him to polish the rear uprights, which look good, I'll post some pics later.

Dave
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 01:07:55 AM
A few more pictures.
The chassis built up with the closed cell foam fitted and the front suspension fitted up. I still have to fit the antiroll bar as I need new drop links.
And with the engine and box fitted. It was a tight fit to get the mountings to align up, but eventually it all went in ok.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 05:10:07 AM
Looking good!

It looks like some of the bolts on the front suspension don't engage the nylon on the stop nuts. Is that just an illusion from the picture or are they just test fitted?
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: jbcollier on Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 06:11:09 AM
In order for a nylock nut to work properly, there needs to be at least two threads exposed.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 06:11:48 AM
BDA you are sharp... did you notice the steering rack taper not done up too! ;)
I will check now you have mentioned it, but was during trial fit.

Dave
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 06:12:53 AM
And the trunnion bolt..
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 09:45:14 AM
BDA you are sharp... did you notice the steering rack taper not done up too! ;)
I will check now you have mentioned it, but was during trial fit.

Dave
Nope, I missed that one!  :)
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: Lou Drozdowski on Wednesday,November 04, 2015, 05:41:11 AM
Your work looks fantastic, and I love the shade of the wheels...not really gold but a touch of brass adds to the effect. What color did you use? I have three sets at the moment and would consider refinishing one to match yours. ld
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Wednesday,November 04, 2015, 07:28:40 AM
Lou,

Thanks on the work and gland you like them. The wheels are Subaru wheel gold. They were finished in silver originally, but felt they should match the black and gold colour of the car so a bit of bling for the wheels.
They were not in a good enough state to reclaim the diamond cut finish of the original wheels.

and a picture of the polished rear uprights 8)
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: Bainford on Wednesday,November 04, 2015, 08:21:55 AM
oooh! Purdy. Everything is looking great.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Wednesday,November 04, 2015, 08:47:03 AM
That's one pretty upright!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Thursday,November 12, 2015, 09:20:28 AM
Thanks.  yes pleased with them. the guy who  did the work, also did some for "wheeler dealer cars". For those across the pond another one of those car refurb programmes. Will get him to polish the window frames next, well anything ally that's on show.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Thursday,November 12, 2015, 09:31:11 AM
this is where I am up to now. next job, to fit out the rad, main controls and the wiring loom next
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Thursday,November 12, 2015, 10:17:49 AM
Looking good! I like the stainless water pipes!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: Bainford on Friday,November 13, 2015, 08:27:47 AM
Looking good. I agree that the stainless water pipes are very nice. I'm curious about the small alternator drive pulley, though. Has this been sized in accordance witht he wants and needs of the alternator, or is it merely an effort to slow the altenator down. I would imagine that an alternator running at half speed would free up a noticable amount of power on a car such as these, provided it spins fast enough to keep up with demand.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Friday,November 13, 2015, 10:13:20 AM
Dave Bean put a similarly small alternator pulley on the BDA that he built me - certainly for the reduced HP drain from the alternator. I replaced it with a full sized aluminum one (Dave gave me a steel pulley) because I had the same concern you expressed. I think those concerns are probably unfounded and I'm wishing I had gotten an aluminum one made of the same (small) diameter now, but then missing one or two HP isn't a tragedy to me.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Friday,November 13, 2015, 01:11:31 PM
The small alternator pulley was from Banks, smaller that I was thinking it was going to be, but there should not be too much drain on the electrics so it should be ok. I was thinking about getting a smaller lighter unit, but I'll see how it gets on. Certainly takes a lot of inertia load off the cam drive system

Dave
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,January 19, 2016, 12:42:50 PM
Unfortunately been making little progress over the last few months due to daughters and son inlaw buying houses that need dads help..😏
But back on the Europa now. Trying to fit the roll cage which is a bit challenging. Exhaust fitted.... Adjusted and refitted. Plus a few other parts. I'll post some pics at the weekend with more details. Doesn't help now that work has dragged me away during the week as well.
Once I have fitted the cage (well the main hoop and brackets) progress should start be quicker...I am hoping...
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: Chuck Nukem on Wednesday,January 20, 2016, 08:41:47 AM
I love the gold wheels! Looks like the body is really close!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Thursday,January 21, 2016, 07:23:47 AM
yes the body is in primer and just needs final flatting before finishing. but getting all the bits to fit before I sent it off for paint.
thanks on the wheels, a bit of bling!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Friday,April 01, 2016, 04:59:07 AM
Back on the work now,
Dash ready for installation, well nearly
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Friday,April 01, 2016, 05:35:21 AM
Looking good, Buzzer!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,April 19, 2016, 06:01:02 AM
progressing at last. Basic roll cage fitted. This will be extended to a full cage but this one is FIA approved, so will do for getting the car on the road.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Tuesday,April 19, 2016, 09:40:31 AM
Nice roll bar. Did you get it from Richard?
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Wednesday,April 20, 2016, 12:38:19 AM
BDA,
No I didn't because Richard doesn't do the roll cage anymore. I had quite a few discussion with him about it. The cost he was getting were too high and I think too much hassle so he stopped. It's a Safety Devices cage and is bolt in. Back stays and bolt in. It doesn't bolt to the centre chassis member. Its' approved but not as safe as I want it. My plan is to complete the car, get it on the road and re-registered etc, then get the cage extended with a front cage  as a bolt add on this one.
It was a bugger to fit!! I had to use all the tricks in the book to bolt it in!

Dave
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Wednesday,April 20, 2016, 12:42:24 AM
A few more bits fitted the closure plates inside the wheel well, made from 1mm aluminium. Front ones riveted in and the rear for access to door closure plate and fuel tank bolts I used rivet inserts so I can unbolt it if necessary

Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Wednesday,April 20, 2016, 05:00:20 AM
Nice job!  :welder:
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Wednesday,April 20, 2016, 05:40:48 AM
BDA. Ta.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Thursday,April 21, 2016, 03:19:55 AM
The engine bay, hopefully over the next week or two I will the electrics in and things bolted up
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: 4129R on Thursday,April 21, 2016, 11:12:19 AM
I see you have a high revving reduction pulley on the inlet cam.

Any idea what the engine will rev to, and what power it is supposed to push out?

Alex in Norfolk.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Friday,April 22, 2016, 12:49:18 AM
Alex,
It should be good for 145-150. Gas flowed head and 285 dwell ultimate road cam. Engine should be OK to just over 7,000 have fitted arp bolts to the big ends, I need to check the actual limit. It's a piper cam, to be honest I would have preferred a QED cam but the guy who did my head sourced piper as he preferred them. Piper were not particularly helpful on jetting or any advice. We will see how it works out when it's complete. Looking at led headlamps etc to reduce the load, I expect the alternator should kick out enough at low speed.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: 4129R on Friday,April 22, 2016, 09:14:10 AM
About the same as I got from QED then.

Let me know whether you can get it to tickover at low revs.

Mine pulls well, limited at 6500, and since I did the timing properly with a strobe, I does not backfire through the 40 DCOEs.

Alex in Norfolk.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Thursday,April 28, 2016, 04:55:09 AM
A bit more progress in fitting stuff.
Heater, wiring part installed and radiator.
Next the crashed and dash I think.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Thursday,April 28, 2016, 04:58:36 AM
My work bench. Hmmmm. I need to do something about this mess.....

Where's Wally!!  or rather Where's that bit I'm after.........
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Thursday,April 28, 2016, 08:27:18 AM
It looks like your at the stage where it starts to look more and more like a real car! Exciting times!

Yeah, cleaning off your bench might be a good idea but a messy bench is the mark of a busy guy! (of course a clean bench is also the mark of a busy guy - a guy who is cleaning his bench!  ;D).
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: EuropaTC on Thursday,April 28, 2016, 09:20:17 AM
 :)

I can see space....

On the top shelf, if you scrunch up those bottles you'll get another weber up there......   come on man, you're not trying !

Brian
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: pboedker on Thursday,April 28, 2016, 12:20:03 PM
You have a work bench?

I had a work bench once. I might even still have it. Somewhere, if I clean up my garage.  :huh:
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Thursday,April 28, 2016, 01:49:32 PM
Ta guys 😀😀. On the top shelf on the left that's a spare brake abs modulator off for the classic Range Rover, by the way.

And yes definately the exciting times things going on 👍
I've loaded the water system, so not too far from firing up now which is my target for next month.

Dave
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,May 17, 2016, 07:05:45 AM
More progress this weekend.
The dashboard completed and fitted, centre console yet to do and the wiring to be cleaned up. so please forgive the messy wiring at the moment
To standard, I have fitted FIA isolator switch
wired for the battery to go in the front
wired in for hazard lights
wired in for oil warning light
wired in for rear fog light
fitted a very neat USB socket adaptor on the dash rather than a piggy lighter socket.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Tuesday,May 17, 2016, 07:14:44 AM
Looking good!  :beerchug:
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,May 17, 2016, 07:34:12 AM
Yes starting to.
A dashboard has not been in that car for probably 30 years!
it now steers and stops (on the handbrake) brakes need bleeding. water system complete
Plan is to get her reading for firing up by the end of the month if all goes well
and then probably a further month away from paint ... assuming the starting up goes well.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Thursday,May 26, 2016, 05:14:04 AM
Battery tray and battery in now. The battery tray was levelled up with packs of washer and made from 3mm Aluminium sheet. The ally cover for the centre hole access from 1.5mm sheet and I need to put some edging strip on the edges to protect the cables and hoses.
getting closer and closer to starting!!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Thursday,May 26, 2016, 05:25:44 AM
Looking good, buzzer! What is the little window behind the battery for?
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Thursday,May 26, 2016, 06:59:22 AM
Ta, thats for cooling air to the LH wheel well. You've got me thinking on that now not sure quite what to do about it, as it removes some of the ram effect of air to the cabin and radiator, plus I will get my new battery all dirty.

Dave
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Thursday,May 26, 2016, 07:25:29 AM
Yeah, I would want as much air as I could get to go through the radiator. I've heard of people putting an oil cooler on the other wheel well, but I figured water radiator air was more precious (I put my oil cooler in the back). I will accept that I could be over cautious in this regard, after all some air is lost to cabin ventilation, but I think I would prefer to steal air from the radiator for a better purpose than cooling the left wheel well (the right one doesn't sure doesn't need it!). If you are wanting to vent your brakes, I'd do that from under the car.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Sunday,June 26, 2016, 02:12:49 PM
This weekend fired up properly and run the cam in so 20 min at over 2500 rpm.  8). Major milestone. Only a couple of issues to sort out. A couple of silly oil leaks. The cam cover fit over the alternator drive oil seal doesn't seal properly so I had to whip the cam cover off and use some rtv to seal the small gap. Should have done that first.  The other silly thing is I'm leaking gearbox oil from the output shaft threads  :headbanger: silly me again ! I didn't seal the threads with anything (what's best rtv silicone or Wellseal?)
Had another silly thing too on the wiring. 6v coil and ballast resistor. The 12 v boost comes from the solenoid. I fitted a reduction starter and the solenoid doesn't have a secondary pick up, I stupidly wired it to the solenoid feed. So the engine only wanted to fire in the starter position, and dies when the switch back to the std ignition position.  So I thought bypass the ballast resistor, as soon as I do that the started kicked in. Back feeding the solenoid from the ignition. Disconnect the 12v boost feed and all ok.

All good. Engine running a dream.  Next fix the gearbox leak, fit the gearbox linkage, bleed the brakes and test drive!!!
Then paint.  Realy making progress 😁😁😁
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Sunday,June 26, 2016, 03:02:47 PM
Congratulations, buzzer!! That's great news! It sounds like you'll be driving that beast soon!  :beerchug:
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Wednesday,October 05, 2016, 02:16:49 AM
Progress has been a bit slow recently. Just waiting to get it painted, hopefully by the end of the month.
I have got it registered on the original plate PAN7L which is another major milestone  :trophy: really chuffed with that.
Been sorting out the gear linkage, which I'll post some pics at the weekend. weeping oil from the selector shaft has been bugging me (I'm on my second new seal), but I suspect I'll have to re-bush the shaft to fix that as there is probably just enough play to cause the seal to be compromised, not enough play to impact on the gear selection though.

Dave
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: Grumblebuns on Friday,October 07, 2016, 07:29:35 AM
Looking a the pictures, the lower coolant hose looks awfully close to the aluminum closing plate. If it's actually touching the hose, you may have chaffing of the hose.

In regards to the leaking threads for the finned nut for the output shaft seals, I hope you used a non hardening sealant like thread sealant or Hylomar and not RTV or Wellseal. 
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Friday,October 07, 2016, 12:20:24 PM
Well spotted on the aluminium plate and the cooling hose!!. On the case to releave a bit more and add in a trim strip to the ally..
Used hylomar on the outputshaft threads. Selector shaft seal is bugging me tho :headbanger:  I'll live with it for now to get it running

Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,November 01, 2016, 09:33:30 AM
Off to get sprayed   :) :)
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: Bainford on Wednesday,November 02, 2016, 08:36:33 AM
Woohoo!! Exciting times.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: StrawberryCheesecake on Thursday,February 02, 2017, 03:37:11 PM
Any news? I hope the paint is done and turned out well, although with paint shops things can sometimes take a bit longer than you expected...
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Thursday,February 02, 2017, 05:23:52 PM
Hopefully you got it back by now. Got an update for us?
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: 4129R on Friday,February 03, 2017, 07:56:44 AM
Any news? I hope the paint is done and turned out well, although with paint shops things can sometimes take a bit longer than you expected...

220 hours work so far on 4688R.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,July 04, 2017, 12:01:46 AM
Post some progress pics. I got painted the end of last year. But in the meantime I took on another project of a complete refurbishment of  flat on the Isle of Wight ( of all places) so progress has only just picked up again in the last couple of months.


And I got it's original number plate registered too!!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,July 04, 2017, 01:11:38 AM
A few more bits fitted and a moving car, lights, fitted the old seat just to be able to drive it  :D
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Tuesday,July 04, 2017, 05:23:06 AM
Very pretty! That black is beautiful!
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: Lou Drozdowski on Tuesday,July 04, 2017, 05:35:45 AM
Kudos... Well done! She lives again! and glad to see you have abandoned the extra mirrors.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: Certified Lotus on Tuesday,July 04, 2017, 05:37:10 AM
Very nice! Who made the headers? I like what you did with the firewall, is that aluminum?
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: Roger on Tuesday,July 04, 2017, 05:52:29 AM
Questions:-

1) As you have gas flowed the head, who did it, and are you changing the jets in the Webers?

2) Where did you get the offset cam dowels? My exhaust needs 10 degrees.

Alex in Norfolk.

Are you sure you have the chain on the sprocket correctly?
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Tuesday,July 04, 2017, 07:13:16 AM
Thanks guys. Yes she lives again :D :D  yep lost the mirror on the wings...

The headers are from Banks, the 47 exhaust set up. It does go very close to the temperature sensor and I wanted to keep the heater so the heater valve had to be relocated slightly. I am pleased with how the  wrapping turned out.

Yep the firewall is ally. but I sandwiched a 10mm thick honeycomb between 2 layers of fibreglass first and then riveted  the plate to that. I wanted something that was fairly rigid and provide some sound deadening without much weight and the alloy plate for fire protection.

On the cam sprockets. I am pretty sure I have the sprockets/chain on properly. I had them on and off enough times when setting it up to make sure I measured correctly the offset required.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: buzzer on Wednesday,July 05, 2017, 02:19:01 AM
A few more picture.  the fitting of the fire extinguisher and battery location.
And putting the doors together. For riveting the frames in place I used a bit of outer heater valve cable cut to length. worked really well.
The ally frames were cleaned up with 120 grit then 300, 1200, 3000 and then polished. The tricky bit was removing the anodising. they look good BUT having removed the anodising the finish is much more delicate but can always be re-polished.
I found the trickiest bit was how best to fit the frame and the quarter lights. The pics are the first one I did and fitted the quarter light second. This was very tricky to do, it worked but not the easiest method. The next door I fitted everything in one go, the tricky part of this was holding things in place to get the first rivet in. I needed a second pair of hands to hold things in place.
Title: Re: 2112P Restoration
Post by: BDA on Wednesday,July 05, 2017, 05:23:56 AM
Nicely done!