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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:17 pm

gtsmrt wrote:The perfect blank canvas :)
Not quite, not yet but it will be, the NS front wing is badly out of shape from blasting & distortion from when the repair section was badly welded in. It probably will be a new wing, but i'm going to have another go at bashing it with hammers & dollies again.

There are a lot of bumps to sort out & some minor corrosion in the rear wings plus a bit of accident damage from when the car caught fire & the driver made a hasty exit offroad. The OS sill is an example of this, plus some grounding marks on the chassis.

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As an aside, does anyone know where i can get steel LAT bonnet scoops & vents?
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Post by gtsmrt » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:25 am

Hi Brad,

I wouldn't bother trying to modify your current bonnet, buy one of the fibreglass ones. If your bonnet is in good condition, I wouldn't cut it up. Weren't there some for sale recently from Tony was it?

Regards, Robin.
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Post by Tomaselli » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:57 am

Must admit the plastic ones (a bit flimsy yes) are relatively simple to make fit (I used a specialist :mrgreen: ) and cheap. Main advantage is that they do save a lot of weight at the front end.

Somebody pinched a picture of my car for them eBay listings, it's not me selling them Robin - I'm no dealer 8) 8)

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Post by gtsmrt » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:01 am

Those scallywags!! :lol: Sorry Tony, I shouldn't have assumed. Someone was selling them though.
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Post by Brad1380 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:06 pm

Anyone know what this dribble fest of weld around the oval opening is supposed to be?

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Post by sbt302 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:35 am

I reckon this piece is your lower section of the radiator panel...the canal section welds to the front valance.... you will work it out!! mine looked the same mess so it didn't get refitted.. :roll:

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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:55 pm

Last update for a while gents as i'm away back to work.

close up of the sill damage.

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looks like my Churchill may fit with a bit of fettling..


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Post by martin172 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:03 pm

What are your plans for the sill Brad?

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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:06 pm

martin172 wrote:What are your plans for the sill Brad?
It's pretty solid every where, so i guess more lead loading.
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Oil filter

Post by Brad1380 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:06 pm

Started to strip the oil filter housing, not quite what i wanted as the internal fitting sheared, hopefully i can get another otherwise its scrap.

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Had a quiet day after some angle grinder rash, so been doing something with the smaller parts in the tank.

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Bit of a scour afterwards & good to go.

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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:16 am

OK Gents,
by popular request here is the tank design.

1. Big non conductive tank.
2. 1 Sheet roofing lead.
3. Low amp battery charger
4. Box of cheap washing machine powder.
5. +Ve to the lead, -Ve to the item to be cleaned.
6. Switch on & check in 24hrs.
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Post by alpine5gt » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:39 am

Ihave read that a series of reo steel rods around the tank is ok. Re the fluid, washing soda has the right PH and is non toxic. I also recommend running your battery cxharger via a battery. The resultant charge into the drum can be regulated. I have also read its best if the leads from the power supply are above the liquid. EG the doner metal protudes above the fluid and the receiver item is suspended into the medium via a metallic object (chain links) and a neutral beam maybe a wooden one accross the drum.

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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:56 am

The beam method does work, but then so does just connecting them to a wire & chucking them in the tank, if you use double insulated wires. I've used this method on 4 cylinder blocks & it works fine.

The battery connected direct will work, but it'll be a lot more powerful, i prefer the slower method of a charger, i have plenty of time.
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Post by Mal » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:21 am

Brad, how do you remember which tool box to look in :?
and what's up the ladder :?:

Keep up the good work :mrgreen:
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Post by V8 burble » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:13 am

how do you remember which tool box to look in
and what's up the ladder
Also, in the same photo, what wine recommendations do you have?

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