It’s been a long time since I posted, but I have been making good (if slow) progress on my project. I have yet to find a convenient way to download photos from my phone, configure and upload them suitable for posting and as I’m trying to spend every bit of free time I have in the garage working on the project my posting has suffered.
I’m now well advanced with a dry build, things accomplished since I last posted:
All wishbones made up.
Drive shafts made.
Engine cooling fitted and plumbed - Radiator, header tank, swirl pot, electric water pump mounted. 38 mm dia piping made up in aluminium and stainless steel and mounted in aluminum brackets.
Brake and clutch hydraulics run in flex braided right through.
Handbrake cables made and run.
Fuel tanks (2 off Left and right, and centre consolidation tank) made and mounted.
Fuel system pre filter, pump, regulator, post filter, connection valves, plumbed in -8 and -6 braided hose with AN fittings.
Oil cooler, thermostat, remote filter mounted and plumbed in hydraulic hose and BSP fittings.
Gearshift finalized (still mock up parts) and cables made and run.
All above systems require mounting brackets and pipes / cables securing with P clips. I don’t like to rivet on P clips so have added a lot of brackets to bolt to. Where brackets will be inaccessible once the chassis is panelled weld nuts are required to the back of the brackets.
Exhaust silencers mounted.
Body fit: Scuttle fit finalized.
All nose mounting points made and fitted.
Current focus is:
Making up accelerator pedal, carb linkage and cable.
Finalize tail mounting hinges and latches detail.
Door mounting hinges and latches parts being made.
Anti-roll bar parts being made (design and mounting is complete).
Once the above is done the only remaining system to fit and make brackets for is the full electrical and dashboard.
Then strip, paint chassis and the various subframes and then do final build. First step will be to panel the chassis.
I do intend to document and share the final build.