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speedyxjs

posted on 21/6/09 at 05:33 PM Reply With Quote
Build update as promised

I said i would post a build update and here it is
Fuel tank is in (but not bolted in for some reason), diff, rear bones, hubs and driveshafts are on but have a slight problem with the off side driveshaft not turning when i turn the near side wheel. Think the dust sheild it bent and preventing the brakwe disk turning properly.



The interior is about half way finished. I need to get some carpet and i have some green leatherette that i will cover the dash and the top of the tran tunnel with.



View from front. Engine now bolted together.



Another view of the interior and my progress of the scuttle.







How long can i resist the temptation to drop a V8 in?

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Dangle_kt

posted on 21/6/09 at 05:37 PM Reply With Quote
that engine looks brilliant!
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speedyxjs

posted on 21/6/09 at 05:41 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks. Took a long time cleaning it and painting the rocker cover but it looks much better than it did





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Steve Hignett

posted on 21/6/09 at 05:42 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Dangle_kt
that engine looks brilliant!


Took me about 5 mins to count all the Plug Ports/recesses in the rocker cover

That might be the vodka from the weekend still having an effect though!

[Edited on 21/6/09 by Steve Hignett]

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aerosam

posted on 21/6/09 at 05:43 PM Reply With Quote
looking good speedy, looking good.

I especially like what you have done with the rear of the chassis, as it is quite similar to what I have done with mine to accomodate my rear end. I guess I'm just glad I'm not the only one building a locost with a fat ar5e!





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l0rd

posted on 21/6/09 at 05:45 PM Reply With Quote
Looks good but why do i have the feeling that you might have a slight problem with the steering column?
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posted on 21/6/09 at 05:47 PM Reply With Quote

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speedyxjs

posted on 21/6/09 at 05:48 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by l0rd
Looks good but why do i have the feeling that you might have a slight problem with the steering column?


There is enough room (just). I wanted to get the steering column finished today but couldnt find anywhere local that sold the right bearings so had to get one online. The column is made and has been mock fitted





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speedyxjs

posted on 21/6/09 at 05:49 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by aerosam
I'm just glad I'm not the only one building a locost with a fat ar5e!




Il bet yours is lighter though. I had to use the engine crane to get that in I can only just lift it on my own and even that isnt far





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MakeEverything

posted on 21/6/09 at 06:08 PM Reply With Quote
Looks Great, but im a bit disappointed your engine doesnt look like your avater!





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speedyxjs

posted on 21/6/09 at 06:21 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by MakeEverything
Looks Great, but im a bit disappointed your engine doesnt look like your avater!


Yeah, me too. I did start to polish it but i think if i hadnt decided to just paint it, i would still be polishing now!





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big_wasa

posted on 21/6/09 at 06:54 PM Reply With Quote
thats a lot of engine

is it +4 wide and long or bigger ?

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speedyxjs

posted on 21/6/09 at 08:15 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by big_wasa
thats a lot of engine

is it +4 wide and long or bigger ?


4" wider 2" taller and 6" longer (the nose is also 6" wider)





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Fozzie

posted on 21/6/09 at 08:22 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by MakeEverything
Looks Great, but im a bit disappointed your engine doesnt look like your avater!


Just for you and speedy...
Here's one we made earlier......

XK120
XK120


Fozzie





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Confused but excited.

posted on 21/6/09 at 09:09 PM Reply With Quote
Damn! Got to change my jeans now.
Does this lady do quality work or what!?





Tell them about the bent treacle edges!

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speedyxjs

posted on 22/6/09 at 06:13 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Fozzie
XK120
XK120





Engine porn





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