Chassis

Clutch Mark 2 Complete

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.

Chassis

Clutch Mark 2

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)

Chassis

Clutch Mark 2

Done some work on the new clutch setup:


Bolts through the top of the scuttle to hold the clutch master


Wilwood clutch master mounted to wilwood clutch pedal frame and then bolted to the scuttle.


The scuttle will need some re-enforcement as does the pedal box.

Bodywork

Bodywork final stages of prep for paint

Rough fill in of the holes in the tub with 8 layers of glass to give it plenty of strength.

Rough fill in of the holes in the tub with 8 layers of glass to give it plenty of strength.

Tub hole cover from the back

Tub hole cover from the back

New side repeaters fitted - these need the hole enlarging a bit.

New side repeaters fitted – these need the hole enlarging a bit.

New scuttle side panels sitting snugly with the new repeater above.

New scuttle side panels sitting snugly with the new repeater above.

Vent hole cut and cover fitted

Vent hole cut and cover fitted

Mirror holes filled in (the ones nearer the front they were in the wrong place!) and vent holes.

Mirror holes filled in (the ones nearer the front they were in the wrong place!) and vent holes.

Back of tub sprayed black - hides all the modifications.

Back of tub sprayed black – hides all the modifications.

Bonnet cleaned up ready for louvres and the hinge holes sunk slightly further to allow the screws to sit more flush.

Bonnet cleaned up ready for louvres and the hinge holes sunk slightly further to allow the screws to sit more flush.

Fibreglassing experiment - this will form an attachment for any future rear diffuser.

Fibreglassing experiment – this will form an attachment for any future rear diffuser.

Fibreglassing experiment - this will form an attachment for any future rear diffuser.

Fibreglassing experiment – this will form an attachment for any future rear diffuser.

Bodywork

Bodywork update

A few more things checked off the list:

  • Finished the scuttle side panels
  • Opened up the indicator holes on the scuttle to fit the new ones
  • Rear end break down
  • Step one of filling the seat belt holes in the tub

I recommend everyone take their tub off after a year and check for rust issues, we’ve got a few area’s that need to be cleaned up and protected.

Bodywork

Scuttle side panels

New scuttle side panel without louvres compared to the original with louvres. The new one also now has folded back edges which gives a much better edge.

New scuttle side panel on the passenger side with folded back edges.

Brightwork

Wiper Installation

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.

Tubes Installed.


Wipers in motion.

Washer jets installed.