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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #75 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.

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #76 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!!
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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #77 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
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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #78 on: Tuesday,July 04, 2017, 05:23:06 AM »
Very pretty! That black is beautiful!

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #79 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.
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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #80 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?

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #81 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?

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #82 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.
Dave,

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #83 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.
Dave,

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #84 on: Wednesday,July 05, 2017, 05:23:56 AM »
Nicely done!