The next major target date is early April when I get the chassis back from Alex and should by then have the axle and all suspension parts fully refurbished and ready to fit. With any luck, I might also have the engine built and ready to install.
Right now its all a bit messy, lots of activity, but with quite a few sub assemblies being worked on simultaneously, while I wait for parts and outside contractors to complete various specialist bits.
Its probably most appropriate (if a little boring) at this point to simply include a selection of un-themed pictures to give a flavour of the different jobs in hand.
|Simple fabricated ali sheets will resolve rusty spark plug problem|
caused by water "ponding" in centre of engine Vee.
|ENV Diff dismantled and looking good with all bearings replaced |
as a matter of course. This was done by Gearbox and Axle specialist
and generally good bloke, Paul at Lagonda Garage, Billingham.
|All is well again. 0.13mm - just over 5 thou will do nicely. Just|
enough to give a barely perceptible feeling / indication of end float.
|Another "fill in" job is to sort all the bits for re-chroming.|
Extreme care was needed to remove windscreen frames from
the glass,but they are in pretty good shape and should
re-chrome to perfection.
|Parts ready to go to S&T Electroplating in Bristol.|
S&T did the chrome on my Healey 3000 and XK140,
both to a superb standard. Windscreen surround eventually
removed from glass with great difficulty and the help of a heat
gun to soften /melt the rubber U shaped channel to glass seals.
I was given fair warning that engine machining specialists, AMAC whilst having an excellent reputation for high quality work would take a little "chasing" to have my engine parts back for the end of January as agreed, and this is now the case. Its just a matter of them prioritising my job over somebody else. With so many other diverse jobs to do, it isn't an issue right now, but I know from experience that it will need some pressure, which if not applied now will be all the harder to apply, say 3 months from now when the season is in full swing. It's always the case that the very best people are always too busy.