Great turn out today:
Craig, Craig’s brother (his name escapes me but he was a big legend!), James, Dan, Micheal, Chris B.
As all the CF paneling is now complete the car was removed from the dinning room as we can no longer use the excuse of adhesive cure temperature to keep it there!Â That went without a hitch and back out through the patio doors and into the garage again, at that point we realised that the thermometer was showing -9c…Â We shut the garage door down and fired up the heater!
Loads of stuff done today:
Craig fitted up the removable tunnel top sections. (one for transmission and one for prop shaft to diff bolts), riv-nuts in the chassis and nice dome head aluminum fasteners looks really good.Â There was also a family effort on the scuttle top to clear the steering column, must get some more adhesive to get that stuck down.
‘The Legend” set to work on the old diff.Â He cleaned up the mating surfaces with a scraper applied some liquid gasket and torqued up the housing bolts.Â Then commenced a mammoth session with the wire brush to clean the thing up, it must have been a two hour job but the end results look great!Â Thanks chap…
While this was all going on James had re-assembled the rear suspension, there was a small amount of bolt confusion but that was resolved when James and Dan created the worlds worst lathe and turned two bolts down slightly.
Chris and Mick painted up the steering column mid section and that was fitted up.Â We can pretend to steer the car again.
Team effort got the diff back in the chassis.Â Drive shafts connected inserted and the outer flanges bolted up.Â Wheels went back on to make us feel better an the car was put on the floor for some pretend stationary racing.
Master cylinders were cleaned and bolted up to the pedal box.
Finally we fitted up the new front brake hoses, although I think they are too long.
Loads of pictures of the first half of the day more to come of the finished article!