Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Gallery > The Showroom > Projects and Restorations
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Projects and Restorations Building a car from scratch, restoring your pride and joy, building a track car, or starting a long term project? This is your place to document it.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 29-05-2017, 09:02 AM   #21
Ben_W
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Ben_W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 2,176
Thanks: 989
Thanked 1,695 Times in 989 Posts
I'm hoping Thursday or Friday Niall. Have to get it booked in yet. I'll call my garage tomorrow who normally do it for me.

Going to buy a few more shiny bits for it too.....change up some nuts and bolts for stainless ones, just about to visit the Limebug website whilst in have a brew in bed and see what takes my fancy! Theres also a few things on the Flatlands Buggies website that I like the look of. Stainless steel torsion bar end caps etc.....
Ben_W is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ben_W For This Useful Post:
Cookies (30-05-2017)
Old 29-05-2017, 09:54 AM   #22
Bigpikle
Distinguished Detailer
 
Bigpikle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Riding my bike somewhere...
Posts: 15,727
Thanks: 1,214
Thanked 2,868 Times in 1,873 Posts
thats great - it is soooooo 1970!

Being a child of the 70's I always wanted one of these and a friend of my dad had one and took me out as a nipper. Brilliant.
Bigpikle is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bigpikle For This Useful Post:
Ben_W (29-05-2017)
Old 29-05-2017, 11:04 AM   #23
Bristle Hound
DW's Biggest Thread Starter & Moderator
 
Bristle Hound's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North East Uk
Posts: 4,685
Thanks: 1,906
Thanked 2,167 Times in 1,633 Posts
Garage
Absolutely stunning !

A true labour of love

Top work !
__________________
Bristle Hound is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bristle Hound For This Useful Post:
Ben_W (29-05-2017)
Old 29-05-2017, 11:22 AM   #24
Forsh
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Forsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Wigan
Posts: 1,429
Thanks: 153
Thanked 800 Times in 612 Posts
Garage
Oh that's SCHWEEEEEEEET!

I'm off to read the build threads now...


Forsh is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Forsh For This Useful Post:
Ben_W (29-05-2017)
Old 30-05-2017, 10:52 PM   #25
Ben_W
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Ben_W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 2,176
Thanks: 989
Thanked 1,695 Times in 989 Posts
Pulled the plugs in it yesterday. Confirmed what I already knew in that she's been running properly rich...



That comes from when we built the engine. It ran fine at idle, anything other than idle it was popping and spluttering like it was lean. So we drilled the jets. It spluttered less. Drilled them some more and it gradually got better. Until we discovered it was nothing to do with jet size but a loose connection on the points plate which gave full advance at about 900rpm, hence it appearing lean. Ran like a champ after we fixed that, if not a little rich. That's not a bad thing for an air-cooled engine as it runs slightly cooler when rich so left it like that whilst it got ran in. 750 miles later and 12mpg isn't too much fun, nor are coked up plugs as two are a **** to remove to clean without stripping the carbs off for access.

So been onto a supplier in the States. 2 oil filters, a spare fan belt (these engines are known for tossing belts!) and two correct size jets ordered and on route. If UPS or Fedex are their usual prompt selves, they will be here Friday.

As will the MOT appointment. 11:30am Friday, which if it passes, means a weekend of buggy hooliganism, weather permitting!!!
Ben_W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2017, 11:10 PM   #26
Forsh
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Forsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Wigan
Posts: 1,429
Thanks: 153
Thanked 800 Times in 612 Posts
Garage
At least you know you won't burn the exhaust valves!
And "No visible smoke" for the emissions test shouldn't be a worry

Good luck with the MOT!

Forsh is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Forsh For This Useful Post:
Ben_W (30-05-2017)
Old 30-05-2017, 11:13 PM   #27
Ben_W
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Ben_W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 2,176
Thanks: 989
Thanked 1,695 Times in 989 Posts
Hahahaha, thanks fella. Botts love 1970s MOT laws!
Ben_W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 08:28 AM   #28
Ben_W
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Ben_W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 2,176
Thanks: 989
Thanked 1,695 Times in 989 Posts
Well, MOT passed!

FedEx were also as prompt as I thought and bits arrived yesterday. Changed out the jets in the carbs for the proper sized ones but discovered I've got water in the fuel. Probably condensation in the tank but I've got to drain the whole system and replace filters today.

Was great to drive it again though.
Ben_W is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ben_W For This Useful Post:
Cookies (03-06-2017)
Old 03-06-2017, 09:54 AM   #29
Forsh
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Forsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Wigan
Posts: 1,429
Thanks: 153
Thanked 800 Times in 612 Posts
Garage
Woohoo!





Forsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 05:13 PM   #30
Ben_W
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Ben_W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 2,176
Thanks: 989
Thanked 1,695 Times in 989 Posts
Right, bloody filters didn't arrive so haven't drained the fuel. Thought better of the quick drive up to M7, thinking they be delivered today....how wrong was i?

Anyway, dug.out the copper pipe reel I had and finished up the templates for the hard line I need to make. I want to replace as much of the soft hose as possible. The Corvair was hard lined as std but the std pipes are a completely different shape to what I need. I bought two more of the fittings and I'm just sourcing a 3 way brass junction block from the states which will then be all the hardware I need. Just need to get some proper pipe (either Kunifer or stainless) and have it shaped and flared and I'll be good to go with that.

Then decided to try and make a start on a roof. I've had a piece of steel in the garage for a while for this job. Approx 10mm wide, 3mm thick and 1.1m long. Using a blow torch to hear it and mole grips to bend to shape, I finally got it to fit into the recess in the screen.



I've had a big piece of green canvas stored too for this job. Tested out and all seems to fit in the screen channel.ok...





So it looks like it will work. I need to measure it all out properly and the metal.rod will be stocked and glued into the front of the canvas. The canvas was also filthy so got a wash too. Looks much cleaner and I'm.just trying to get the creases to drop out...

Ben_W is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ben_W For This Useful Post:
Cookies (03-06-2017)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors