Monthly Archives: February 2012

Scuttle fitted – bonnet doesn’t fit!

I drilled the holes for the wiring through the scuttle (64mm was ok rather than the 70mm in the manual), trimmed it and sat it on the mountings. Then, I test fitted the bonnet. Oh noo! It was as if … Continue reading

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Odd jobs – gearbox, clutch slave, rear arches

Got a few outstanding jobs done. The first was drilling the gearbox mountings. This would have been much easier from the inside out, but instead I jacked the gearbox up and drilled from underneath. Careful measuring being the order of … Continue reading

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Roll bar fitting

Make sure you’re happy with the positioning of the tub before doing this, and remembering the an FW bonnet will mean the tub doesn’t use the 400mm measurement at the rear. First, I masked up where I was going to … Continue reading

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More wiring

With the insulation mostly removed, wires could start to be removed. So far I’d done: Headlight motor wiring removed Headlight levelling wiring removed Air conditioning wiring removed Wires for the plugs around the inlet manifold shortened So far, the wiring … Continue reading

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Side panels and tub on

As a task to break up the wiring, riveting isn’t really the best. Still, I realised I didn’t need access to the footwells any more so on went the side panels. These basically add protection as water and small debris … Continue reading

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Main wiring loom

Urgh. Probably the worst part of the build this. I wish I’d spread it out over the course of the build to break it up a bit rather than have it all as one chunk, but then I did wildly … Continue reading

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Rest of the cooling pipework

Firstly, apologies for the delays here. I encountered a few problems and wanted to get them resolved before updating the blog. That will all be covered in a later post. Once the remaining silicone hoses arrived, I finished mocking it … Continue reading

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