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 Posted: 05-10-2011 02:01 am
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Looks absolutly fantastic ! ! ! !

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 Posted: 05-10-2011 08:54 pm
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Beautiful car. Nice job you've done with it.

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 Posted: 06-28-2011 09:54 pm
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Latest development, this arrived:



Full new wiring loom from Premier Wiring Systems. Looks good, all Lucas colours, all necessary hardware included,the price was right, but service was a little slow. I won't install it till the season is over, but it should take care of any remaining electrical issues.

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 Posted: 07-01-2011 04:31 am
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Nice! I'm looking forward to seeing how installation of the new wiring harness works out. I may have missed it...are you installing a modern fuse box as well?

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 Posted: 07-01-2011 04:37 am
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Well, I HOPE SO ! ! ! !

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 Posted: 07-01-2011 05:30 am
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:-)

The new loom has 9 fused circuits, all of them are the modern blade type fuses. It also has a new relay holder for the flasher/hazard relay, it really looks quite complete.

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 Posted: 07-01-2011 06:11 am
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I can hear the ghost of Mr. Lucas saying, "More than 3 fuses is a waste!"

Seriously, it's inspiring to see yours (and other JH projects) this far along!

Mason

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 Posted: 04-26-2013 08:07 pm
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It has been quiet from me for quite a while, Megasquirting the family barge has been the priority for a while. The new loom is still on the shelf, did not get around to installing it this winter - which was very cold and very long, btw.

I did, however, manage to get the new oil cooler in place. Mocal sandwich plate with thermostat and a fresh oil cooler bought from a local supplier, hoses built at the local industrial hose shop.


New parts on garage floor


New sandwich installed


New cooler installed, no modifications to mounting points necessary

The hose shop did not want to put angled connectors on both ends of the hose, thus the 45 degree adaptors you see in picture #2.

Next up are probably a set of Revolution 5-spoke wheels and a brake upgrade, both can be done without decommissioning the car for more than a week. Summer is short around here...

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 Posted: 05-05-2013 09:50 pm
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Seconds from disaster!

One of the fittings on the oil cooler sandwich plate had loosened itself. It held up when I pulled out of the garage, and since it was the first drive for the season I headed for the closest service station while keeping an eye on the oil pressure gauge. I still had good oil pressure when I arrived, but I made sure to look under the car for leaks. And boy, did I find one!

A service station no longer has any tools, those days are long gone, so I had to call the Mrs for a tow home. Fairly eventless, only snapped the tow rope twice... >:->

And BTW: I ordered the full disc brake conversion kit from HiSpec today, looking forward to getting some real brakes on it!
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 Posted: 08-24-2013 08:06 pm
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Not too much driving this summer, been way too busy on other arenas.

But, I do get to fix the occasional something. The fire extinguisher had been lying in the passenger footwell for way too long, it had better been fastened properly. So armed with a pair of hose clamps, it was time to deal with it.


Mounting bracket attached to roll bar with hose clamps


All done

The brake conversion is ready to be installed, I just have to get a new set of wheels first. 285mm ventilated and grooved discs will not fit under the stock wheels...

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 Posted: 10-09-2013 09:07 pm
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... and here they come! Picked the new rims up today, so I just had to try them on to see what they will look like once properly on the car.


Looks a bit odd at full droop and with no tyre, but WOW! - what an improvement!

Since Gordon (who had brake kit #1 made at HiSpec, I believe I have kit #2) had clearance issues on the rears, I just had to make sure I had made the correct calculations. No clearance issues here!



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 Posted: 10-11-2013 09:21 pm
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And the wheels are on the car!



Brakes will go on after the season ends, still a few weeks left, I hope, but winter is approaching quickly!

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Looks terrific! A lot of progress you've made.

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 Posted: 10-13-2013 05:26 pm
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Thanks!

Had to have her out for some photos today.





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Looks fabulous !! Great watching your progress and sharing.

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 Posted: 06-17-2014 11:30 am
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MoT today, no points on her! It's time for a brake refreshment, I now have 2 years to get the paperwork in order before the next MoT. Worst case scenario, I will have to put the old brakes back on for the next one.

Oh well, no need to worry about that yet.

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 Posted: 06-18-2014 11:16 am
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For those curious as to why I didn't swap the brakes over before the MoT; There was a risk that I would have to put the stock wheel back on to make it pass. If that were to happen and I already had the new brakes on, the stock wheels wouldn't fit and I would have three times the work on my hands.

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 Posted: 06-18-2014 01:14 pm
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Joachim, what we do for a vehicle inspection here in New York State is a joke compared to what you go thru...

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 Posted: 06-18-2014 05:58 pm
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For those who wonder, here is a link to the Norwegian MoT inspection guidelines: http://www.vegvesen.no/_attachment/563937/binary/910948?fast_title=Revidert+kontrollveiledning+gjeldende+fra+31+12+2013.pdf

Not all of it is relevant to passenger cars, thankfully...

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 Posted: 06-18-2014 08:56 pm
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In France the equivalent is the 'control technique' - first one after four years and every two years thereafter. It does not apply to bikes so you can ride on baldy tyres with no shock absorbers - but you are still restricted to a maximum of one hundred horsepower. I believe the timing is the same as Norway.
In the UK first MOT test is after three years and every year after that for cars and bikes - no power limit. MOT testing is linked to DVLA (Drive Vehicle Licensing Authority) as is insurance and road tax. There are traffic cameras with automatic number plate recognition all linked to DVLA. If you are recorded on the road without valid insurance, MOT or road tax the court summons will be sent to your home address.

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