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Old 06-02-2020, 03:27 AM
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Hood latches are in....

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Still a long way to go, but slowly coming together.


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My engineer in Adelaide didn't allow for those. Rules about someone being struck and going up the bonnet to be finally hit by the bonnet catch. So i had to install flush racing button type latch.
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Glen, she's starting to look like a Cobra, rather then Cobra parts Your paint (Color & choice) is just RIGHT!!! Any time frame yet, or just when it's done, it's done?? Oh and always great job, My Friend. Took the "Little Pik-nik 289" out yesterday, took 20years off my true age Felt 29, no make that 39, no 20 minus 65 yeah, yeah 45. Damn can't remember how old I am Now what were we talking about Cheers TommyRot.
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My engineer in Adelaide didn't allow for those. Rules about someone being struck and going up the bonnet to be finally hit by the bonnet catch. So i had to install flush racing button type latch.
Yeah JD, I'm aware of that. There will be a temporary 'fix' at the appropriate time
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Glen, she's starting to look like a Cobra, rather then Cobra parts Your paint (Color & choice) is just RIGHT!!! Any time frame yet, or just when it's done, it's done?? Oh and always great job, My Friend. Took the "Little Pik-nik 289" out yesterday, took 20years off my true age Felt 29, no make that 39, no 20 minus 65 yeah, yeah 45. Damn can't remember how old I am Now what were we talking about Cheers TommyRot.
Thanks Tom. Yes, good when it stops just looking like a shell. Time frame? Can't say with any accuracy. Never know who might read this

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A shot of my somewhat 'challenged' workshop/garage. Time to update my posters? If you look closely, there's an Alain Prost poster that says "World Champion 1986"

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Update on progress.... currently making up a "cradle" / support structure for the engine.

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Glen,

Reminds me of my old workshop, not a whole hell of a lot of room to maneuver in.

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That picture actually shows it up worse than it really is. I did a big tidy up yesterday, freeing up some floor space and also storage space.
In the end though, you work with what you've got.

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Glen,

I would say you are certainly making the most of the space you have and the quality of your work speaks for itself.

Are you planning to paint the underside of the boot? A bit of black satin paint will make it a lot less noticeable. I painted the underside of the spare tire well on my FIA and it made a pretty noticeable difference. Purely cosmetic but something to consider down the road. The real priority is getting the car on the road, but all in due time. Just keep doing what you are doing ...
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Hi Tim,

I think after the car makes it onto the road, there will be quite a list of things to still be done. Know what you mean about the tank....and not sure whether to paint it or not. It is actually more noticeable from the sides than the rear, and that pic. is taken from quite low down too. The tank is aluminium alloy, and the car is modelled on a detuned racer, so maybe the look of a non-standard alloy tank is OK. Jury's still out

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Distractions lately, and not much progress in the garage. So, a couple of jobs "partly" done.

First was quick and easy....assembling the Nolathane bushes to the engine mount brackets:

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Will still be a few weeks before the engine goes in.


Second was making up the engine support frames.
These are to support the engine when it comes off the engine stand and has the Canton oil pan, the scattershield and the Toploader fitted:

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Hi Glen,

Well that setup looks very stout indeed. Will you add some casters to the rails or mount the rails to some thick plywood that has casters on it? That should make positioning the motor under the car a lot easier.
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Hi Tim,

What I've done is to make up a frame with casters. I had hoped to have the frame as close to the floor as possible, but mounting the casters was becoming too complex for the time available, so it's back to "simple and quick". The engine + trans. + support frames can then sit on the caster frame.

I'll post a pic. of it when I've cleaned it up a bit.

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