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Re: My Mk111 Restoration - 136/8620(TBY232L)

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by Toby » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:03 pm

garyc wrote:Hello Andrew
Looking forward to seeing you and the car at Regen and the international
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Likewise Gary, it would be good to compare notes as i believe yours is an exceptional car
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by Toby » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:59 pm

New rocker cover Engine ID plate fitted
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by Robinson D » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:12 am

Marvelous restoration. That engine compartment is looking great.
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by Toby » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:07 am

Robinson D wrote:Marvelous restoration. That engine compartment is looking great.

Thank you, the finishing post is in sight
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by Toby » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:25 am

New inner wing stone guards and refurbished sill covers fitted
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by CF-105 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:38 am

That is nigh onto perfect.
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by Toby » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:04 pm

CF-105 wrote:That is nigh onto perfect.

Thank you, hoping to get tailgate and bonnet fitted in the near future together with underlay/carpets and interior trim, in the meanwhile there all those little detailing jobs to be done, air cleaner housing, wheel nuts, bonnet struts, aircon regassing et al
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by rta50car » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:33 am

Toby - I am currently restoring Mk 1 115/3227. I am planning to fit headers. Were yours a one off or are they readily available ? If so did you fit them on after the engine was in situ ? Could you have fitted them first and still got them to clear chassis tubes as you lowered engine in ? Were you able to reach bolts to secure headers to block ? I notice you do have some clearance between headers and sidewall of engine bay. Your lower exhaust branch also clears the outside of your chassis tubes well which is good. My Mk 1 hopefully will allow same clearance on sidewalls. I was planning to have headers fabricated like you so that from engine exhaust outlets they bend down quite quickly to allow side clearance. What is the actual general exhaust pipe diameter ? I also noticed from one of your previous posts re your re springs being set too high. I had the same problem. I just requested a reset at 10mm but result was a clearance between top of rear tyre to wheel arch of 6 inches. Have had them reset and now sits at 3 inches unladen.
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by Chris_R » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:27 am

rta50car wrote:Toby - I am currently restoring Mk 1 115/3227. I am planning to fit headers.

Bear in mind that this is a 440 whereas yours is a 383. The standard exhaust manifold was different on the 440 to the 383.
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by Toby » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:52 pm

rta50car wrote:Toby - I am currently restoring Mk 1 115/3227. I am planning to fit headers. Were yours a one off or are they readily available ? If so did you fit them on after the engine was in situ ? Could you have fitted them first and still got them to clear chassis tubes as you lowered engine in ? Were you able to reach bolts to secure headers to block ? I notice you do have some clearance between headers and sidewall of engine bay. Your lower exhaust branch also clears the outside of your chassis tubes well which is good. My Mk 1 hopefully will allow same clearance on sidewalls. I was planning to have headers fabricated like you so that from engine exhaust outlets they bend down quite quickly to allow side clearance. What is the actual general exhaust pipe diameter ? I also noticed from one of your previous posts re your re springs being set too high. I had the same problem. I just requested a reset at 10mm but result was a clearance between top of rear tyre to wheel arch of 6 inches. Have had them reset and now sits at 3 inches unladen.

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by Toby » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:07 am

Another nervous moment passes! original rear screen fitted to tailgate with new seals courtesy of Rejen and new wiring to heated rear screen. Prior to fitting all the heating elements were fettled to remove any dirt and verdigris before a current continuity test to confirm all was well
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by garyc » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:05 pm

Looking good Andrew
Putting the St.Steel trim on is very fiddly around the rear hatch. :D using the existing fixing plates
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by Toby » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:39 pm

garyc wrote:Looking good Andrew
Putting the St.Steel trim on is very fiddly around the rear hatch. :D using the existing fixing plates
Good luck
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Thanks Gary,
I don't think there has been any element of this project that hasn't required careful thought and an engineering mindset
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by Arcnewal » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:08 pm

Coming along very nice Andrew and she looks as though she'll be ready for the upcoming warmer months for those lovely summer drives.
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by Toby » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:52 pm

Arcnewal wrote:Coming along very nice Andrew and she looks as though she'll be ready for the upcoming warmer months for those lovely summer drives.

I will have owned "Toby" for three years in May and hopefully we will be on the road by the anniversary
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