The new clutch system is now installed. The master cylinder has more than enough capacity to dis-engage the clutch without pushing it all the way down. The pedal position can be adjusted with the thread on the master cylinder so we’ve moved the clutch inline with the brake pedal. Due to the different leverage on the clutch it is now very easy to use. Only time will tell if all the problems are solve once we can go further than the end of the drive!
Constructing the scuttle panel re-enforcement plate
Heating along the cut to bend the 3mm steel.
Re-enforcing the pedal box
The metal is welded on in various places to strengthen the pedal box.
Welding complete on the pedal box
Scuttle re-enforcement plate painted and bolted in place, it bolts on to the bar than runs from one side of the car to the other. There is no flex at all when the clutch is operated now.
Pedal box and new clutch assembly reinstalled in the car.
Connected up the clutch this evening, the bite point is right at the bottom of the pedal travel, but is really controllable. It means the clutch will sit higher up that the brake at the moment so we’ll have to see how it goes. The whole scuttle bends all over the place so reinforcement is required now.
And finally warm weather – well not freezing anyway :o)
After spending a lot of time eyeing up the location for the wipers I came to the conclusion that 90 degrees would work best for us. After looking inside the gearbox I found that we have a 110 degree drive gear (which matches the sweep measurement I took a while ago). So I ordered a 90 degree drive gear.
Wiper wheel boxes installed. I had to thin down the fibreglass on one of them as it was too thick to mount the wheel box.
The boxes are fairly in-line.
Motor mounted on a metal plate. I plan to move the hoop for the motor a little hight so the motor is held a little better. Its seem to hold fine as it is however I would feel better with it moved.
Tubes cut to length and flared, good that we had all of the tools from installing the brake pipes as they came in perfectly for this job.
All the parts ready for install. We bought some chrome tops for the wheel boxes as Marlin supplied rubber ones. I am using the rubber ones for fitting to avoid damaging the the chrome ones.
Wipers installed, still need to cut the arms to the correct length.