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Old 05-09-2022, 11:15 AM
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Hi guys:

I just put up two photos of the frame (finally) ready for permanent assembly. It has been powder coated and wax oiled to prevent internal rust. Doesn't look like much, does it?

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David, big milestone ticking the chassis off the list. Progress from here should be faster and more satisfying

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Funny, if you didn't know what car this was for, I don't think you would ever guise! Alan Turner and those other AC boys were pretty smart! Cheers, Dennis
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Just posted a few more pix from yesterday. The interesting thing to look at is the adjustable eccentric pivot for the upper front leaf spring eye at the top of the upright. The stock arrangement does not allow adjustment for camber - the leaf spring length determines that. We wanted to be able to adjust the front end camber, so the shop designed and built eccentrics to fit in the eye. Now we can get the steering just right.
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David, no doubt after shelling out lots of cash, good for you to see some real progress as "stuff" is assembled to the refurbished chassis.
The car is now more than just a pile of bits; it's starting to take shape. Satisfying, yes?

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Yes, it is. It seems as though much of the (re)construction will go pretty quickly in the next month or so, but once the body is back on there will be a lot of work to do getting it ready to paint, and after that of course will be the interior. I hope it will be done by 2023, but no one is making promises. This has been a real adventure because of all the modifications and repairs that were unforeseen at the start. For instance, the entire rear frame and fuel tank had to be redesigned and rebuilt because the Cobra rear end and suspension are significantly different from the stock Aceca.
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Probing ahead here - what colour are you planning on painting the car?
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Just posted photos of the colors I want to use and the pattern for them. Opinions and comments gratefully accepted ...
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David your picture from the rear. Is that the correct way that the half shafts are to be installed? Also your rear shocks. Do they have a part number? How long did it take to get them? Could you give a ruff idea on there cost?

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Hi Mark:
Thanks for your message. First of all, I will have to speak with the lead constructor of my Aceca to see why he installed the yoke one way and not the other. Appears to me that either way works, although I suspect unsprung weight is less if the outside splined shafts are nearer the hub. Stay tuned until later this week.

The dampers are double adjustable QA1s, part numbers TD504 (rear) and TD505 (front). They are also available single adjustable prefix TS instead of TD. They should be mounted upside down. They came from Summit and the price was $479.98/pair last summer. I don't know availability now. I bought those particular ones because they were recommended by Mike McCluskey.

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Just posted photos of the colors I want to use and the pattern for them. Opinions and comments gratefully accepted ...
I'm not a 'stripe' person .....but I can visualise that the cream body with blue stripe would suit the Aceca quite nicely.

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It's a tough choice, all three are really nice! The light blue and white is nice, but the race car with the dark and light is a great combo. The copper would look good on a DB5, so very stately on your car! Glad I don't have to choose! Cheers, Dennis

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