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  1. #11
    Things are starting to come together:

    Crank needed a grind, new bearings and rings in honed bores. Heads still in box having been gas flowed and new hardened valve seats.
    Chassis practically built up, just need to plumb rear brakes.
    Sanding back the body in preparation for a respay sometime........... while I finish rebuilding the engine and fitting it with g'box to chassis.

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  2. #12
    Keep up the good work, we need more projects like this!
    Current Project Links: 205 Gti, G60 Mk2 Golf, Clio Williams mk1, Saphire Cosworth , T5 Camper , Gti Engineering MK1 Golf, Renault 5 Turbo

  3. #13
    A bit of progress, mainly on the body. All now sanded back, including the underneath which I have now painted with a rustbusters epoxy paint, and will hopefully be heading off for some colour before month's end.





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  4. #14
    Crap! I don't know how i missed the update, Man oh man that looks fantastic, fair play to you dude you're really going all the way with this! So so impressed, keep up the brilliant work

  5. #15
    Looks pretty good, working in Fibreglass must be daunting.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by V8 Damo View Post
    Crap! I don't know how i missed the update, Man oh man that looks fantastic, fair play to you dude you're really going all the way with this! So so impressed, keep up the brilliant work
    Thanks for the encouragement!!

    Took the whole ensemble to Limerick show at the end of May, the tub then went off to the painter that evening.



    Got a bit carried away doing the underside of the bonnet



    Imagine the tub will be with the painter for a while, at least I hope so as I have loads of room now! I'll be on call for when he needs a hand, and some guidance......

    Just got the last few engine bits from John Wade Developments (modified/gas flowed inlet mani, recurved dizzy and recon/uprated Weber carb) and from Burton Power (high lift cam plus followers and new oil pump). Now I can have some fun reassembling the engine (haven't even opened the box from Peter Burgess with the flowed unleaded heads that I got in Feb!), mating it to the refreshed g'box and then fitting to the chassis with my new Downing and Fairbank's propshaft (good and reasonably priced service for anyone needed a new prop).
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  7. #17
    There are uprated brackets available for mounting the suspension A arms to the chassis and if it doesn't have them already I would recommend them.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by shaggy View Post
    There are uprated brackets available for mounting the suspension A arms to the chassis and if it doesn't have them already I would recommend them.
    Already done.

  9. #19
    Christmas has been and gone and finally the tub has some paint on it, epoxy primer to cover the pink fibreglass and a good lash of 2k primer to show up the many imperfections.

    Before Christmas and it's two weeks sharing a small space with a dehumidifier:



    What I have waiting at home for a Reliant mating ritual:





    The summer was spent getting the engine built, gas flowed the heads and hardened valve seats, gas flowed the inlet manifold, reweighted the dizzy to match the fast road cam and the Webber was drilled out a tad. All this should make for a lively little run-around .

    Replaced the tubular manifolds, as they'd become aquainted with the road on more than one occasion, a light coat of ceramic and some wrapping to try and keep the heat down in the engine bay, recored rad and most other parts replaced or reconditioned. I won't go into the fun and games I had with the replacement oil pump, most of you will know it's just not possible to buy parts off the shelf and expect them to work straight out of the box , if not take on a classic restoration .





    My dash for the 20 minute cam red knuckle run-in:


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