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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:42 pm 
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Binny has been hibernating since a couple of weeks before lockdown when I started WFH/isolating.
Over that time I've touched up the paint work on the rear panels and fitted the tow-bar. Everything seems to have taken 10 or 20 times longer than I thought (mind you I've fitted a new engine to the Spitfire over the same period as well)

Out in the sunshine today and running (just needed a quick battery charge)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:21 pm 
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It always makes me happy to see her going, such a lovely little car!

Top job Sam!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:36 pm 
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It always makes me happy to see her going, such a lovely little car!

Top job Sam!
Thanks James, I think it's time I put some effort into her paint work.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:54 am 
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Looking good Sam, especially with the tow bar 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:49 am 
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Looking good Sam, especially with the tow bar 8) 8)

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Thanks Tony, I've figured out how I'm going to wire it in and I've started to plan some paint work. In the mean time I've tidied up the boot trim as best I can.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:30 pm 
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Something broke.... :-(

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:36 pm 
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Something broke.... :-(

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There's not normally a joint there Sam, from memory the pipe travels unbroken from a joint in front of the axle to the back of the car (and is a bit of a pig to fit).

But if it's been done once, it can be done again! Cut the remains off and make a new sleeve joint and Bob's your uncle!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:58 pm 
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That was an exhaust joiner I put in to rotate the tail pipe down away from the boot floor.

I think it was an Audi one, I'll find out for you.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:02 pm 
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I measured the OD of the pipe and ordered a joiner this afternoon. She got us home though, I just pulled the back-box off and (noisily) drove home from the dales in a sulk.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:26 pm 
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A short section of 1.5/8" ID pipe arrived today, so I shortened it, cut slots in the end and linked the pipes back up, held in place with a couple of Mikalor clamps....
Let's see how it holds!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:30 pm 
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Nice one Sam

It should hold fine, that's basically what was there before.


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