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Clutch assembled

Turned a suitable bushing on the lathe for the clutch to pivot around on to the pedal: Assemebled and in place, the 3d printed part feels very solid. First time I bolted up the pipe to the front the banjo … Continue reading

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Clutch bracket mk3

3rd design set for the clutch bracket. As we ran out of ColorFabb HT filament it gave me a few more days to consider the design so I’ve revised some angles: Mid print: All 3 versions, note the middle one … Continue reading

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More 3D test prints

Ran out of ColorFabb HT with a bit to go on the print unfortunately, however this is a great strength test piece. It’s very strong already with 2/3 of the triangulation structure missing. This part will work in the car, … Continue reading

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3D clutch bracket version 2

V2 clutch bracket with room for pipe and holes to bolt to the top of the scuttle. If this were printable as usable part then I’ve done an extra version with more structure and cleaned up edges – there would … Continue reading

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3D Printed prototype clutch bracket test fit

3D model of the clutch bracket prototype made with Autodesk 123D Printing the object on an Ultimaker 2+ The 3D printed object, which is incredibly accurate: Clutch master fits on the 3D prototype print without any adjustments needed. The design … Continue reading

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Brakes and rust restoration

Since first installing the brakes a spring has been missing off one of the pads which means the passenger side calliper rattles. I decided to switch from the jurid to ATE pads – the ATE’s bite a bit better initally … Continue reading

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Clutch master cylinder mk3

The clutch slave failed – not sure why, perhapse the master cylinder was pushing too much fluid into it. The reason is not so important, I’ve decided to use the BMW master cylinder as this will be matched to the … Continue reading

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Adjusting valve clearances and a new rocker gasket

Fix the jump leads – no continuity = useless jump leads. The copper was crimped and cut straight through at the factory. Trimmed and now soldered – much better. Inside the rocker cover still looking very clean. Adjusted all the … Continue reading

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Service

Service time! New oil – fully synthetic ester Managed to avoid spilling anything on the ground for a change! Being able to take the side off the engine bay really makes filter swaps easy! Also done is 6 new spark … Continue reading

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New 6 speed gearbox

The current clutch slave is about to pop, the mechanism for moving the clutch in and out appear to be overly stressing the hydraulic components. As I’ll need to take the gearbox off anyway so it seemed like a good … Continue reading

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