40 Update

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Spent a while at the garage on New Years Day (to try to avoid o/d’ing on all the left over food!) and the day after.

Achieved:-

  • Connected heat exchanger outlets to vents and made permanent the connections with plastic ties
  • Reconnected the carb to its supports and remade the hose connections
  • Covered the sidelight cables in heat resisting sheathing and proved the wiring to the lights/indicators
  • Re-stuck trim around cockpit edge
  • Undid the carb hoses to allow the headlamp bar to be fixed across the bonnet – and did them up again

Failed:-

Tried to use the Burton jack to get the wheel off and gain access to the area under the mudguards.  The suspension is so low that I cannot get it under the swing arm. Tried to use the block for punctured tubes to increase the height – but just pushed the wheel over and off the ramp!   Solution – used the proper jack under the swing arms.

To Do:-

At this stage my goal is to complete everything under the bonnet, which is pretty well there, and then fit the bonnet.  I can then seriously test drive it to see what problems occur; I anticipate brakes needing bleeding, tracking still to be done; investigate the suspension height, as the body weight and other factors may have altered; fit immobiliser; new screws for the steering wheel…….   And then all the other odds and sods I have forgotten, including tidying up the wiring runs!

Comment:-

Gosh!! There is no room in the engine bay with the body on!   Looking at it, I cannot see how service jobs like replacement of sparkplugs, or even retensioning or fitting the fan belt, can be done!

Done 2018 to date:

 

Jan 2018 x Engine arrives
Feb 2018 x New engine in
Feb 2018 x Engine out 
May 2018 x Remake electrical connections under wings
Oct 2018 x Clutch and heater cables into corrugated hose?
Oct 2018 x Redo fuel from filter
Oct 2018 x Reconnect starter cables
Oct 2018 x Oil in engine
Oct 2018 x Put battery back in charge
Oct 2018 x Find charger for electric spanner
Nov 2018 x Engine and car runs
Nov 2018 x Reassembly of engine and peripherals completed 
Dec 2018 x Re run bowden connection between heat exchangers