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Post  boris710 on Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:29 am

Those wheels suit the car very well. Cool Cool Cool
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:10 pm

boris710 wrote:Those wheels suit the car very well. Cool Cool Cool

Thanks! I agree afro
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:10 pm

I got these yesterday :

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Post  boris710 on Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:42 am

Cool Cool Cool

Twin 1 1/4" ??? bounce
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:53 pm

boris710 wrote:Cool Cool Cool

Twin 1 1/4" ???   bounce

Yep Smile Need to get some new needles (GY I think) and maybe some new jets, then they should be good to go. afro
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:54 pm

I made some brackets up for the fibreglass bonnet so I can hopefully get the bonnet hinges to fit decently. Someone did me a favour and fitted them to the bonnet too :



Also, I'm thinking of using these spots - some cool Hella items that my dad used on one of his cars :

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Post  boris710 on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:25 am

Those Spots will look great.  Cool

Dont go changing anything on the Carbs just yet.  I would get the car running with them as they are just to prove that it at least runs then think about 'tuning' with richer needles or worn jets later on.  
Do you know what needles are fitted already ?  There is a very good website where you can compare different needle profiles for SU's
www.mintylamb.co.uk   Originally set up as a site for owners of Triumphs but the info on there apply's to all SU setups.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:00 pm

boris710 wrote:Those Spots will look great.  Cool

Dont go changing anything on the Carbs just yet.  I would get the car running with them as they are just to prove that it at least runs then think about 'tuning' with richer needles or worn jets later on.  
Do you know what needles are fitted already ?  There is a very good website where you can compare different needle profiles for SU's
www.mintylamb.co.uk   Originally set up as a site for owners of Triumphs but the info on there apply's to all SU setups.

The spots are cool Cool

With regards to the carbs, I have no idea about the needles. Quite a few guys recommended starting off with the GY needles and tuning around those. The guy who sold them to me suggested the jets being replaced. I might even purchase a complete rebuild kit to be on the safe side.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:01 pm

Managed to get the bonnet fitted today. not a bad fit at all.

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Post  boris710 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:49 am

Morning Jared Very Happy

Does it fit as well when its closed tho ??? Haha. I think a rebuild kit for the Carbs is a good idea but I would try them when the car is running first just to see, After all, as the old saying goes, "If its not broken, dont fix it !!!" affraid Basketball lol!
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:31 pm

Been a little while and no progress. Haven't touched her at all, but I did place a MiniSpares order with the exchange rate taking a dip. Still need to get a clutch and sort out the carbs, then I can get somewhere with the motor. Also have an upgrade in store for the differential - waiting on this still.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:42 pm

At last, a very small bit of progress. I fitted the grille bar to the bonnet today with 5 small brackets. Still some work to do and see about the brackets touching on the body.

Looks decent :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:12 pm

My MiniSpares order arrived today :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:01 pm

I fitted the other MC expansion tube (also just really enjoy seeing the faces in the engine bay) :



Test fitted the bonnet straps - just need to do some work on getting them to be tight :

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Post  boris710 on Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:12 pm

Its all 'progress' Jared.
Well done.
Now "MORE OF IT" !!!
Hahaha!
Cool
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:42 pm

boris710 wrote:Its all 'progress' Jared.
Well done.
Now "MORE OF IT"  !!!
Hahaha!
Cool

I'm trying Smile New working hours means I only really get weekends now.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:43 pm

Decided on the hooter I'll be using for the car :



Also, I took the flywheel and clutch off today to do the oil seal sometime. I've never done this before, so was a bit unsure. Turned out to be a 10min job with no hassles - something will definitely go wrong later on then. The clutch is still in great condition (excuse the dirt and leaves; August winds don't help) :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:13 pm

Nothing important, but I did manage to finally get the rocker seals to fit. The holes needed to be opened up a bit.



I also got the locknuts machined down to fit the Force wheels.



Lastly, I added a couple stickers, thanks to Malcolm.

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Post  boris710 on Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:18 pm

Cool
Looking good Jared.
I always find that when refurbing the engine, a good de-greasing and then fresh paint on block and head and ancilliary brackets makes the rebuild much more enjoyable as it really looks like a "new" engine coming together. and a little metal polishing along the way is good as well ! Shocked Wink bounce affraid
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:34 pm

boris710 wrote:Cool
Looking good Jared.  
I always find that when refurbing the engine, a good de-greasing and then fresh paint on block and head and ancilliary brackets makes the rebuild much more enjoyable as it really looks like a "new" engine coming together.  and a little metal polishing along the way is good as well ! Shocked Wink bounce affraid

Thanks man Smile

Believe me - a good clean and paint will be in order. Going for a green colour. I just hope it's the right colour afro
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:35 pm

Bought some yellow perspex and started making this :



Definitely needs some work to get it looking nice and working nicely, but the idea is there.

Hmmm...

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:09 pm

Another piece to the puzzle - secondhand Megajolt setup :

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Post  boris710 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:05 pm

Cool Cool Cool

Never fitted one of those Jared but I've heard lots of good things about them once they are set up correctly. study
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:51 pm

boris710 wrote:Cool Cool Cool

Never fitted one of those Jared but I've heard lots of good things about them once they are set up correctly. study

Me too. Previous owner is very helpful and is pointing me in the right direction Smile
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:57 pm

Stripped the motor of its ancillaries and gave it another good clean in preparation for paint :





Need to replace the seals and some gaskets at some point as well.
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