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Old 19th September 2016, 02:19 PM   #421
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Ditto on the luggage box.......good to see an example.
I am planning to build similar for my project. Having a few simple tools and some oil/brake fluid on board will give me some piece of mind on longer trips.
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Old 13th October 2016, 05:55 PM   #422
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Hi Udo
I did my fresh air ducting in the front clip from scratch. There are a few more details in my build log here:
Norfolk Tornado

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Hi Andy,

How many pieces was your fabricated elbow made out of, is the leading edge radiused if so how fif you do that.
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Old 14th October 2016, 04:05 AM   #423
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Hi Nick,
The duct elbow was made from a single piece of aluminium. I worked our the shape in CAD (Cardboard Aided Design!) and then bent it up using my vice
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Old 14th October 2016, 07:36 AM   #424
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

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Hi Nick,
The duct elbow was made from a single piece of aluminium. I worked our the shape in CAD (Cardboard Aided Design!) and then bent it up using my vice
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Thanks Andy,

I will try the same but hopefully not my usual CRAP design.
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Old 12th November 2017, 08:18 AM   #425
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Just seen your car at the NEC. Looks beautiful, you did a fantastic job.
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Old 12th November 2017, 09:51 AM   #426
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Yes Jonny
A beautiful job.
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Old 14th November 2017, 01:03 PM   #427
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Hi Guys,
thanks for the complements guys, it does buff up well with a bit of elbow grease!
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Old 14th November 2017, 02:58 PM   #428
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Andy m8 your car is magic ..... Very individual . lots of your own ideas m8 ... And sound bloody awesome .....

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Old 14th November 2017, 06:34 PM   #429
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Wish I could have got there to see it Andy.
Your build was one those that really spurred me into action.
Looks great. Well done.
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Old 14th November 2017, 11:00 PM   #430
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Looks simply great Andy!
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Old 15th November 2017, 05:48 PM   #431
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

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thanks for the complements guys, it does buff up well with a bit of elbow grease!
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Great work bud, looks a stunner. ;-)
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Old 24th November 2017, 12:46 PM   #432
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I was out with a local photographer who specialises in motorsport and automotive over the weekend, which resulted in the following dramatic shots, which Iím really pleased with. He already posted them on a digital photography site and won the weekly award for the best image.

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Old 5th April 2018, 05:59 AM   #433
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Hi all,
Time to post on a few updates. I spent the last 6 months giving my workshop a major revamp. Itís gone from a working space of 1 to 4 cars, with lots of lighting, sockets and insulation. I used an industrial roof cladding with 80mm of foam between the skins and from original build nearly 20 years ago, I was able to reuse a lot of the cladding and timbers. The grey lower panels are concrete panels from an old garage we dismantled years ago and re-used by nailing them onto to wooden trusses. Thereís still some more to be done once the weather warms up, but it great to have a warm dry space to work on the Ď40
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Old 5th April 2018, 06:03 AM   #434
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Back to the ’40, the dash has been out to repaint it and a few minor mods on the dash wiring harness. I also finished off some changes to improve the ventilation. My heater unit has 3 outlets, 2 plumbed to the face vents and 1 to the screen. What I found was when using heater on early morning blasts, my legs were getting cold.

To get over this I added a diverter valve into the feed to the screen. A simple duct was them made from plastic sheet and a hot melt glue to direct air into the footwells. This all tucks up behind the dash and old choke cable is used to operate the valve. This works really well, especially when using A/C on a hot day, which is a bonus

I also fitted some LED bulbs to the rear and front side lights. Personally I couldn’t tell the difference apart from the front indicators, which have made a huge difference and the front side lights now a cool blue hue to them

A new slave cylinder seal was fitted after it gave up the ghost when trying to remove it from the stand at the NEC. No obvious reason why the seal failed, but I suspect it’s the quality of the rubber used in a pattern part that I was using.

I fabricated a rear belly pan to tidy up the rear end. It doesn’t really follow the lines of the rear clam in side profile, as it would mean re-positioning a cross member on the chassis. I’m not sure of its aesthetics, so it may be removed.
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Old 16th April 2018, 06:48 AM   #435
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Inspired by JimmyMacís recent posting gear knobs, I thought Iíd have a go at making one. Using the GT logo cut from a key ring, I made a knurled brass insert with was first glued into my lump of wood. The prototype was a carefully selected out of the basket for the wood burner, whilst the final one was made from mahogany and finished with teak oil.
Never tried wood turning before and quite pleased with the end result.

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Old 16th April 2018, 10:41 AM   #436
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Andy,
A lovely job mate.
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Old 16th April 2018, 11:42 AM   #437
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Looks fantastic Andy.
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Old 16th April 2018, 11:46 AM   #438
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Re: Norfolk Tornado

Looks really good Andy m8 ...
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Old 17th April 2018, 12:51 AM   #439
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