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[Project] The Rattlebox


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#581
opticaltrigger

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Excellent.... In every way.

 

O.T.


Edited by opticaltrigger, 22 January 2017 - 08:57 PM.


#582
davenport

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So.. a casual 67hours at work this week meant not much time for the car.. but after a sunday morning double time stint i popped down the social club for some tinkering..

Pulled up a rug, mother made me a coffee and i set about the discs:


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Resulting in:


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I did also fit up the harness shoulder straps according to:


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And started fitting the gearshift linkages thru the bulkhead - unfortunately a flat phone battery has limited pics for this update....

#583
davenport

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More fitting up done...


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#584
allye

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Yay!

It must fly together after a full mock up?

#585
davenport

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Mmmmmm 'fly' is a bit misleading... if i had longer periods on the car, yeah, it would come together quickly... tbh.. in 3 or 4 full days it could be assembled..

But with only 2 or 3 hour sessions its taking time... bloody nice when everything just fits though!!!

Edited by davenport, 05 February 2017 - 08:51 PM.


#586
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Alright peeps...

So.. decided to give the steering rack a bit of a spruce up.. it was stripped/blasted/powdercoated and then just pop it all together..

Yeah... because its always that easy isnt it!?!

The needle bearing was a bit notchy (knackered) so i popped up to the suppliers only to be told they were unavailable.. a bit of head scratching and we decided the french were being typically awkward in using a custom bearing and to drop down on the OD to the nearest std size and i'd machine a sleeve to hold it in place:

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Once that was all done I had a shiny rack:

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So.. the pedalbox went in.. the rack went on and i started on the steering arms...

Aaaaaand another issue arose:

Ya see these little rod end spacers:

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I found 3..

Guess how many i needed??

Yesssssss 4.. thats right!!!

So, after much swearing and cursing i decided to make 1... some bar was thriwn in the lathe and i fired up the Ateam music...

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And just like Hannibal and the boys... i love it when a plan comes together!!:

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Colomn was bolted up.. arms fitted.. we had steering!!


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I did start getting pedals attatched but was running out of time and correct sized bolts..

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#587
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Heavenly.



#588
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Absolutely spot-on. Dead chuffed to see this coming together finally, well done mate  B)



#589
davenport

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Alright folks??? Everybody good????

Got the rear suspension (and some other bits) blasted:

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That lot got Zinc plated:

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Rear beam assembled got powdercoated:

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Made sure underneath was looking FRESH!!!!:

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Rear trailing arms were treated to new seals/bearings and fitted up:

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Hung the doors on:

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Stripped the wiper assembly down to its bare bits and gave it a blast/paint:

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And that's about where i'm at... out of date loctite kinda cut today short but fingers crossed it'll be rolling next weekend...

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barneys66

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This is just insane !!

 

Do you mind me asking about plating / coating costs - do you use someone local..?



#591
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I always use Peterborough Plating for my plating/anodising as theyre quality is very good AND pretty quick...

That box of suspension stuff was 70£ plated and debrittled (basically baking it) the big batch previously with all the little bits AND the anodising was 90£

#592
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And.... there it sits...


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#593
allye

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No. WAAYYYY!

Meanest looking 106 I've seen!

#594
davenport

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Well.... lets give these bits some TLC then...


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The speedo deive has a nice billet bung already... and the matrix bypass pipework is all in... but you know... theres a LOT more potential i think.... lets see what i can conjure up

#595
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Alright folks... how are you all???

Right, been a bit busy recently... i could give you a list of excuses but basically... i dont have to explain myself to you lot :P :P :P :P

First up, started a new engine mount, but i'll show you more of that when i get the rest finished....

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Dragged the gearbox outside for some TLC in the sun and various bits of the engine got plated/anodised/vapour blasted....

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So we had them bits... and an empty engine bay....

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I think you can tell the next stage.....



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#596
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That rear suspension setup is really neat. 

 

Love the attention to detail on the whole car. Gotta be get close for a first start.