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Discussion in 'Workshop Projects' started by Cornish Rattler, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Cornish Rattler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Didn't get the chance to try the new riveter out as I ended up going away for the weekend to Barmouth swinging at last minute, anyway i'm back now and tried it out today fitting the bulkhead blanking plates ( cover's the holes in the footwell for the pedal boxes depending if its R/H/D or L/H/D ) and the riveter was awesome would never go back to a std rivet gun again :D
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  2. Cornish Rattler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Then I decided on replacing the temporary bulkhead support bracket bolts with Stainless Steel ones, that's another job done :)
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  3. Cornish Rattler

    Location:
    Manchester
    More riveting today as I noticed the heat shield on the n/s/f wing was hanging off due to 3 of the 4 rivets missing so I fitted 4 new rivets, then I fitted the wing stiffener to the same wing as I removed it to fit the intercooler a while, then while I was at it I decided to remove the headlight bowls ready for when we start painting :)
     
  4. Cornish Rattler

    Location:
    Manchester
    I'll be back on track soon just been sorting a few other things out at home :)
     
  5. Cornish Rattler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Last weekend i ordered my Ashcroft H.R.T.C. kit due to Syncro gearboxes anounsing from 1/1/2019 they won't be doing series gearbox work anymore so had to re-think what i was doing and decided to go ahead and order the high ratio transfer case kit from ashcrofts and also spoke to J.Beaumont's about rebuilding my gearbox and sending them the H.R.T.C. kit with the gearbox so they can build the kit up and bolt it to my gearbox which should be happening very soon then i can start doing more stuff to the 2a :D
     
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  6. Cornish Rattler

    Location:
    Manchester
    My Ashcroft H.R.T.C. Kit arrived today so just need to arange for us to deliver it all to beaumonts and get the job done :D
     
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  7. Cornish Rattler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Some pic's of my new Ashcroft H.R.T.C. Kit for anyone who's never seen one.
     

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  8. Cornish Rattler

    Location:
    Manchester
    I moded the alt bracket today to move the alt forward to line the alt pulley up with the water pump pulley and crank pulley, the belt in the pic was just cut and layed across the two pulleys pulled tight to set the spacing, still saucing a belt yet as its not a std belt.
     

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  9. davieh3350

    davieh3350 Member

    Location:
    Pitlochry
    Starting to hate them(n) crappy bodies. IMG_20190114_144639.jpg nearly done now, only taken 5 or 6 years:unsure:
    Head lining was sagging, cheat i found on web was to cut out the fabric, clean off the foam and paint. Works a treat(y) may be frowned apon, but the cost of a new one:eek: IMG_20190114_144703.jpg the dark patch in the next section is where I started attacking the loose foam with the pressure washer... Too close:oops:
     
  10. john432

    john432 Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    I take it that your going to use the series3 four speed gearbox? Will it handle the torque? I put an Isuzu 2.8 turbo in a series 3, just kept blowing the gearboxes. Would a 90/110 gearbox and tranfer box not have fitted in? But yours will be fine if your not going to do any heavy towing. Looks good, a lot of work.(y)
     
  11. Cornish Rattler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Using a late 2a suffix F, gearbox all syncro box like an S3 gearbox, not being used for heavy towing or being off roaded, used one before without any prob's fully recon'd gearbox.

    A 90/110 gearbox would work better but the chassis would need to be chopped and welded and its a new galv chassis which I don't want to do plus I think I would loose D.V.L.A.originality points as the chassis would be altered and a Def gearbox fitted.
     
  12. Cornish Rattler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Yeah I've been doing mine for about 3 yrs now off and on, part paying for son's wedding plus doing up my old 90 to sell for son's wedding last year slowed me down a bit but need to get it done now and once the gearbox is back in all the hard expensive work is done just mainly bodywork to do from then on :)
     
  13. davieh3350

    davieh3350 Member

    Location:
    Pitlochry
    The final wee bits take up the most time!
     

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