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    While I was away for work the main +ve and -ve...

    While I was away for work the main +ve and -ve feeds for the loom went in courtesy of my Dad, and on my return I fiddled with the microswitch on the handbrake a little bit to try and get it working...
  2. You lot appeared on the C&M Instagram stories at...

    You lot appeared on the C&M Instagram stories at the weekend :) Fortunately, not under the heading "#dontbeadick and don't come back" :lol:
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    The first bits of loom went in relatively quickly...

    The first bits of loom went in relatively quickly - some of it was very easy to judge and figure out, but what I found hard was routing all of the services without knowing where some of it would need...
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    The rest of March saw me working on the braking...

    The rest of March saw me working on the braking system again, so now I can talk about my solution to desiring twin master cylinders, yet using the Dax pedal box!


    What you can see here is twin AP...
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    January 2018 saw the delivery of the windscreen...

    January 2018 saw the delivery of the windscreen from Brasscraft - a heated, tinted windscreen plus wind wings and sun visors, and all the fittings:
    https://i.ibb.co/yss6TW7/image.png


    The...
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    I fancied a change of pace - I was probably...

    I fancied a change of pace - I was probably frustrated with the pedal box and boot hinge at this point - and remembered that my bonnet hinge didn’t come with any collars to set the left & right...
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    I had - but my footwell is much, much narrower...

    I had - but my footwell is much, much narrower than yours, and off-set to the outside of the car; there's the big angled 'dip' where the steering shaft comes down.. it's probably doable with some...
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    Would love a two poster - or even a four poster...

    Would love a two poster - or even a four poster with jacking beams, to be honest. If I ever have the cash, I'd like to raise the roof on the detached garage and put one down there for "proper"...
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    Speaking of Engineering videos..

    A comment on KugaWestie's thread reminded me of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0r8FR6ILXQ

    I know it's bikes, not cars, but the raw engineering talent in this fella is something else...
  10. I love old documentaries like these - they really...

    I love old documentaries like these - they really don't make them like they used to, as they say! :)
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    This is the one I have:...

    This is the one I have: https://www.garageequipment.co.uk/Vehicle-Lifts/Scissor-Lifts/Mid-Rise-Scissor-Lifts/E4G-MR10GR-Scissor-Lift-Mid-Rise-1-Metre-Lift-with
    The full height fixed version is this...
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    May saw me working on the fuel system - running...

    May saw me working on the fuel system - running the fuel feed from the fuel tank ‘sump’ (such as it is) and out to the fuel pump via a pre-filter, then forward to the Filter King main regulator...
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    If I was buying it again, I wouldn't go for the...

    If I was buying it again, I wouldn't go for the "mobile" version - a) because that is taking serious liberties with the word "mobile" and b) because the fixed version lifts twice as high.. This goes...
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    Condensing it all down does achieve one thing...

    Condensing it all down does achieve one thing quite nicely..

    It makes building a car seem REALLY EASY :lol:
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    For jon1d: I got your PM, but your mailbox is...

    For jon1d: I got your PM, but your mailbox is full so I couldn't reply :) But thanks for the encouragement!
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    At the show I mentioned earlier, I also ordered...

    At the show I mentioned earlier, I also ordered something rather extravagant. It turned up in a very large box:
    https://i.ibb.co/Vp5njj3/image.png


    I had to call in reinforcements (my Dad!)...
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    Once I’d got hold of the correct Goodridge...

    Once I’d got hold of the correct Goodridge brake lines for the rear, the front & rear calipers could be attached - of course, looking back on these photos now I see that I did everything on the...
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    They're going to have to wait a while by the look...

    They're going to have to wait a while by the look of it .. I don't think the driver can reach the pedals! :lol: Great pic..
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    Perhaps they moved it as a result of feedback...

    Perhaps they moved it as a result of feedback about the September dates.. good shout. I couldn't find a website for the show last time I looked, though, which seems like a major oversight to me!
  20. Interesting - I'd never heard of a tachometric...

    Interesting - I'd never heard of a tachometric relay .. I am tempted to investigate that to retro fit into my wiring harness now! :) They appear to be readily available as Pug 205 items on eBay..
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    The windscreen looks like Mk1 MX5 to me..

    The windscreen looks like Mk1 MX5 to me..
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    Love that, Lee! Beautiful work. Could you do...

    Love that, Lee! Beautiful work.

    Could you do me an (odd) favour and measure how tall your dash is where the steering column comes through?
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    Before the rear brakes can go get buttoned up...

    Before the rear brakes can go get buttoned up though, the rear toe needs to be set - it is set using shims between the hub and the De Dion beam; the hub mounts to the beam using the bolt holes that...
  24. Interesting video - "The invention of the Ford V8 Engine"

    OK, it's no FE or Cobra .. but it's an interesting story of how Ford produced their first low-cost single-casting V8 engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RB3z1er9Sw
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    I tried, I really tried - I know I have pictures...

    I tried, I really tried - I know I have pictures of them sitting in the car and everything, but I can't find them now.. they were Lotus Probax seats from the Exige/VXR220, hands-down the most...
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