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Old 18-03-2018, 07:15 PM   #951
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So, my fears have been allayed.

Had to nip out this afternoon so took the opportunity to clear the snow that had accumulated on the polythene so I got under it.... Happy with the way it looks.






And then one for the food fans.....a garlic, rosemary and lemon leg of lamb, followed by what have to be the best roast potatoes I ever made.



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Old 18-03-2018, 07:19 PM   #952
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Glad it’s worked out with the 306, hopefully by the time you get the hydrate on it will still be fine. Dinner looks nice, cracking looking spuds! How was the lamb?
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Old 18-03-2018, 07:22 PM   #953
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Well, the order with BH is in, should be here Tuesday I think.

The lamb was ace. I still can't taste or smell anything. Everyone else said it was lovely!
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So, my fears have been allayed.

Had to nip out this afternoon so took the opportunity to clear the snow that had accumulated on the polythene so I got under it.... Happy with the way it looks.

And then one for the food fans.....a garlic, rosemary and lemon leg of lamb, followed by what have to be the best roast potatoes I ever made.
The former clean enough to eat the latter off! Love the spuds shot.

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Thanks, they were the best I've ever managed to knock up.

Added to boiling water, rather than adding to cold water and bringing to the boil. Par boil 10m, then steam dry for 10m. Shake to fluff them up then added to a pan containing a combo of goose fat and lamb juices. Heat turned up to 220°c. Bit of seasoning, rest of the lamb marinade and garlic bulbs and rosemary. They were amazing.
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Old 18-03-2018, 11:00 PM   #956
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Thanks, they were the best I've ever managed to knock up.

Added to boiling water, rather than adding to cold water and bringing to the boil. Par boil 10m, then steam dry for 10m. Shake to fluff them up then added to a pan containing a combo of goose fat and lamb juices. Heat turned up to 220°c. Bit of seasoning, rest of the lamb marinade and garlic bulbs and rosemary. They were amazing.
Jeez Mate, that meal looks outstanding. I'm drooling here, aNd It's ma€ing my keybo@r》 go funny lol.

Great job that there's no flashing of the engine bay. Saves a load of work when the stuff arrives.

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So i should hopefully have my jig collected in the next day or two. Thpughts have been turning to mounts....

I messaged the guy which the 306 shell already on this jig and asked him. Turns out there is some work involved building some custom mounts, for the rear especially. These are the pics he sent me.









Fronts not a problem. Chassis legs are open at the front and have holes in the side making the front a doddle. The rear, not quite so easy.....main issue is that the metal at the back of the car is thin. Danny has used the bumper mounting hole on either side, but has also drilled an extra hole to give two pick up points either side. Sensible, given the metal is thin. You really dont want the shell flexing or moving when rotated. He ended up drilling and extra hole. No real issue as it wouldnt be seen when the bumper is back on. Not sure i want extra holes in my shell though. My other option is to pick up off the beam mounts (and maybe use a pair of old beam mounts and cut away sections i wont be using, sods law is i think ive just binned a pair of old mounts....grrrr!) I will just need to get someone who can weld to weld the brackets up. I might fab something up out of wood and see if they can replicate it. Sods law also when i tidied out the garage a few weeks back i chucked out 4 lengths of box section i had from my buggy build......balls!
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Assuming that the rallye shell isn’t that much different to a standard shell could you not use the location where the tow bar would mount? Another possible option would be to buy an old tow bar and bolt that to the car then mount that to the jig so you have less fabrication to do.
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Assuming that the rallye shell isn’t that much different to a standard shell could you not use the location where the tow bar would mount? Another possible option would be to buy an old tow bar and bolt that to the car then mount that to the jig so you have less fabrication to do.
I was just reading Ben's post and thought about using a tow bar. To be honest, when I saw where the jig was mounted in the pics above, my first thought was that it may cause some flexing.

Loooooads of 306s breaking, so there's bound to be a tow bar lying around a scrappy somewhere.

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Yeah, I think the towbar option might be a decent one.....

Will see what I can find
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