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#91 OFFLINE   Roobarb

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:49 PM

So I ordered my knob and it dutifully turned up...IMG_5497.JPG
And in the continuing style of innuendo, a quick spit and polish later, left me reasonably satisfied.
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There are a few things I'm going to change for the final one that's going to be fitted, but for now, it shows promise and has a nice weight to it.

If I'm honest, there hasn't been much garage action over winter. It's just so damn cold out there, that the heater is struggling to keep up.
Shivering while trying to mess with a car, takes all the fun out of it!
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:58 PM

Santa was nice and brought me a new alloy engine lid.IMG_2866.JPG IMG_2868.JPG
It is freakishly light at 10lbs.

I'm glad Santa is so clued in - it turned out the old lid was really rare from a very early turbo car. It now lives is So-Cal and for only a small amount more, I get a good set of panels in return that I need for my build.

For some idea how rare, it looks like I'm up for:
Right front wing
Left front wing
Long hood
Front bumper
Rear bumper

That's pretty much all the panels I need sorted!

I'm still going to be small changed to death. $38 for a spring for the pedal assembly, $75 for two transmission bolts... parts for these cars are just crazy priced.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:26 PM

Long hood you say...

It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:44 PM

It astounds me how 'prestige' car makers charge like wounded rhinos for any spare part you need. Bits of wire (called 'looms' apparently but two bits of wire with plastic connectors do not seem much like looms to me...) for £124 plus VAT. Or your 2 bolts for £70 utterly insane. Still, in for a penny... I like your new engine lid :)


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:33 AM

Long hood you say...

Yes... well it's a narrow body '74 build so I figure they just put the wrong panels on it at the factory. ????

I'm not cutting anything up and I'm keeping the front hood in the short hood position by using a conversion hood panel. That way, there is no welding needed to put it back if I want to. The limited amount of the car I received means it was never going to be a concors car without a more work that it was ever worth doing.

The foot pedal assembly was pretty badly corroded, so I tried something new (to me). This degreasing stuff:IMG_6387.JPG

Followed by this derusting stuff:
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Wow - did that ever do the job! I was surprised as I partially chose it because of the 'environmentally friendly' aspect it claims (over the other derusters).

It's eaten all the rust and left a much stronger part than if I had ground all the rust off.
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And with a quick hit with the welder, the snapped bolts were all replaced too.
Just need to paint it and get to work on the rest of the assembly.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:36 AM

It astounds me how 'prestige' car makers charge like wounded rhinos for any spare part you need. Bits of wire (called 'looms' apparently but two bits of wire with plastic connectors do not seem much like looms to me...) for £124 plus VAT. Or your 2 bolts for £70 utterly insane. Still, in for a penny... I like your new engine lid :)

Thank you. It's a bit of an extravagance on the car, but sometimes it's fun to have the odd 'trick' part. It makes the builds more fun!

The Porsche / Mercedes / BMW etc tax is a poor tale really, but every now and again, you can find a bargain. There are new dash tops advertised for $1280 for my car, and I would like one as mine is split in two places from front to back.
I managed to pick a really basic one (not ideal - no speaker vent / air con vents etc but new and usable) up today for $217. Okay the postage is $70, but the other option didn't include postage either.

Still a little concerned about the transmission bolts though. Think I might have to swallow that one and spend all of my coffee money on them :(
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:45 AM

Thank you. It's a bit of an extravagance on the car, but sometimes it's fun to have the odd 'trick' part. It makes the builds more fun!

The Porsche / Mercedes / BMW etc tax is a poor tale really, but every now and again, you can find a bargain. There are new dash tops advertised for $1280 for my car, and I would like one as mine is split in two places from front to back.
I managed to pick a really basic one (not ideal - no speaker vent / air con vents etc but new and usable) up today for $217. Okay the postage is $70, but the other option didn't include postage either.

Still a little concerned about the transmission bolts though. Think I might have to swallow that one and spend all of my coffee money on them :(

Fantastic thread!

The basic dash would suit the lightweight vibe better? Or did you plan on running AC and speakers?

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:50 AM

The basic dash I think will make it look a bit better - especially with the light weight (wallet) vibe :D

I think I'll leave it as it is - simple and uncluttered.
Central speakers are overrated anyway.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:52 AM

Good deal with the hood.  With the bolts, can you not find some equivalent ones i.e. same size, pitch and yield rating just not from Porsche? 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:17 AM

70 bucks for 2 bolts? Unless they're handcarved from titanium by vestal virgins just get a pair of matching 10.9 high tensile fasteners from whatever passes as an industrial supplies place in the US.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:37 PM

aint Poundshop doing bolts these days ????

 

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:42 PM

Is it finished yet?


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:45 PM

So I ordered my knob and it dutifully turned up...attachicon.gifIMG_5497.JPG
And in the continuing style of innuendo, a quick spit and polish later, left me reasonably satisfied.
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There are a few things I'm going to change for the final one that's going to be fitted, but for now, it shows promise and has a nice weight to it.

If I'm honest, there hasn't been much garage action over winter. It's just so damn cold out there, that the heater is struggling to keep up.
Shivering while trying to mess with a car, takes all the fun out of it!

Now thats Speshful :wub:


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:57 AM

Thanks all. :D
Guess I need to get my ass in gear with the build and also suss out what the spec for the bolts is.
We get a long weekend this weekend, so hopefully get some stuff underway with the car again.

We broke 45F here today. The first time above freezing in I don't know how long. Expecting some serious snow on Monday though. Maybe as much as a foot and a half some people are saying.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:56 PM

That gearknob looks nice.  How did you do the shiny black insert?


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:11 PM

Thanks all. :D
Guess I need to get my ass in gear with the build and also suss out what the spec for the bolts is.
We get a long weekend this weekend, so hopefully get some stuff underway with the car again.

We broke 45F here today. The first time above freezing in I don't know how long. Expecting some serious snow on Monday though. Maybe as much as a foot and a half some people are saying.

 

 

 

What are the bolts for?

 

Giving Porsche $75 for two bolts gives them another $75 to build shit like the Pecan, Cayennnnne and all that other water cooled junk.

 

Just say 'no'.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:25 AM

That gearknob looks nice. How did you do the shiny black insert?


Thank you. I think that is a trick of the light. It could be filled with tinted resin though... now there's an idea, :D
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:28 AM

What are the bolts for?
 
Giving Porsche $75 for two bolts gives them another $75 to build shit like the Pecan, Cayennnnne and all that other water cooled junk.
 
Just say 'no'.


How about NO! :P

I need to find what spec they are and what threads they have.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:32 PM

Now I look at it again, what I thought was a reflection is a hole in the side?  I'm guessing for an overdrive button or something.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:43 PM

Um... no just my poor attemp at styling (!)

A quick lick of paint later (chemical resistant, ceramic stuff)IMG_6459.JPG IMG_1503.JPG IMG_1504.JPG IMG_1505.JPG
And I'll soon be ready for the new bearings and springs!
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Bronze bearings to replace the worn nylon.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:04 PM

Still cleaning up the foot pedals. Next I need to buy a Zinc plating kit, before final reassembly.

In the meantime, I've started to work on another little problem... the key that came with the car doesn't fit a single lock. Typical estate sale nightmare sooooo

I've started to remove the ignition switch to see if I'm lucky and it has the paper with the key code on it. If not, to send it away to have a key match.IMG_65791520392404.JPG
The steering wheel was in the way, so that came off.
Removing the breakoff bolts and setting about the pinch bolt at the steering column, I took off the lower column cover and the drivers side kneepad. Seems to go on and on.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:06 PM

Today I had a couple of packages arrive via GAS Motorsports...IMG_66141520639631.JPG
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I'm like a kid at Christmas.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:09 PM

Some shots of the hood packed in box no. 1
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I've built and owned a number of kitcars in my time, and I have to say, the quality of these panels equals one kit maker and leaves all the others in the dust. These really are amazing panels.

Just so small children don't get into trouble for having sticky fingers making parts drop off the car and break, I dropped the hood on the car and pushed up a couple of bolts. The initial fit is fantastic.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:11 PM

Box number two :D
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I ordered metal headlamp bowls and inner liner option. I still need to read the 'destructions' but think I'll need to bond the liners in myself.

Even though I pushed the boat out with these, even with the liners, the fenders are still a good bit lighter than their metal equivalents- which is quite surprising.

Again, I'm impressed by the quality of the panels. Really rugged and sit happily flat on a flat surface.

As it's a backdating job, I can see straight away that various parts will have to be cut and notched - even though I bought the short hood to long hood panel, the fenders will need the impact bumper sections cut down a little.

I'm really excited to get to this, but I have so many other things to get done before I can get to these :rolleyes:

The ignition lock / key issue is the first priority!
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:15 PM

The foot pedal assembly was pretty badly corroded, so I tried something new (to me). This degreasing stuff:attachicon.gifIMG_6387.JPG
Followed by this derusting stuff:
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Wow - did that ever do the job!


Sometimes I don't talk out of my ass.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:29 PM

Very true :D
It works like a charm.
Thank You!
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Posted 21 April 2018 - 09:22 PM

Finally got it out!!!!

A bit depressing, laying under the dash, looking up at all the random wiring mess.
Managed to sort a little of it. The central earth seemed to have shed some of its connections - which are now back in place.
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The electrical,connector broke as I was trying to remove it from its Happy hiding place of 40+ years so that will be more expense. Still I need a key, if I'm ever going to drive this thing.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and I've got the assembly back from Sierra Madre in Cal.
They have kindly (okay - I paid a ton of money for) a new master key to be made from the assembly and a couple of working keys made for the barrel.
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One using a Porsche blank and another using an OEM blank.
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Posted 21 April 2018 - 09:47 PM

SQUIRREL!!!

It's normal for it to snow in Minnesota in the winter, but last weekend was a doozy.
22" in two days.
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This is just from Saturday.

So, not wanting to be in the garage for too long, I disassembled something I didn't need to (the door handle) and started drawing it in CAD.
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Back in the day, Porsche had this type of door handle on its RSRs for racing, but made in plastic. There was tale that there is an OEM part number for this, but they were never made available to the public.
A few people have talked about grouping up to have an injection mold made, I had the idea of drawing one and then printing it.

Should save at least 50lbs in weight (not!).

The outside was reasonably easy to measure and draw - though I need to test print to make sure it's mostly right dimensionally, but the inside key barrel place is quite complicated, so... I cast it and then measured it.

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Added and a few surfaces cleaned...
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And a last optional addition for that extra 'Magnus W&[email protected]' element (great to see a Brit abroad doing so well, but outlaw is a bit played out) that I can turn on and off as wanted.
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Sent it off for a test print to see how far off my measuring was.
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I seem to have added too much thickness to the handle. Oh well, that's why you test print I guess!
Perspective in the photos makes the plastic handle look smaller.
The handle parts seem to fit.
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And there is a HUGE weight saving... (bahahahaha!)
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That's a whole pound for two (possibly even more once I correct the handle thickness...)
Can't wait for the snow to go so I can really get back to grips with the car.
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 12:05 AM

Signature touches.
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:55 AM

Thank you.
There are a few major areas I should be focusing on, but the garage is just too damn cold! :D
Spring looks to be here now so fingers crossed.
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