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    Ok, so on to the front wishbones. The existing...

    Ok, so on to the front wishbones. The existing set up is rose joints but threaded directly in to the wishbone. That means to adjust camber you have to remove the wishbone from the car in order to...
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    It is heavy but easy enough to move on a smooth...

    It is heavy but easy enough to move on a smooth floor. You do get an arm across the middle of the car which means dropping a gearbox out is not as easy as a two or four post but access is pretty good...
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    Absolutely love it. It has wheels, bit like a...

    Absolutely love it. It has wheels, bit like a pallet pump truck, so you can move it out of the way (unloaded obviously!). Suits me, I know others prefer a two post but it’s whatever works for you.
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    Also, when I had the body on last time I saw the...

    Also, when I had the body on last time I saw the rather ugly gearbox mounts were a bit too obvious so I made up a couple of shields. Not sure how to finish them yet, probably powder coat black but...
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    I shall try to upload some pictures of what I...

    I shall try to upload some pictures of what I have been up to!

    I have tidied up the rear chassis where I had to shorten it for the MK1 body. I have also welded on some outriggers for the supports...
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    For some reason I am having problems updating...

    For some reason I am having problems updating this thread. I am cracking on, honest!!!! I can't seem to upload pictures any more, the site just locks up
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    Well done, that's a heck of an achievement

    Well done, that's a heck of an achievement
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    Keep going matey, great progress

    Keep going matey, great progress
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    Thanks. I have seen this guy (met him once...

    Thanks. I have seen this guy (met him once actually) but not seen all those videos. Look useful.
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    Enjoyed that! Thanks, good video.

    Enjoyed that! Thanks, good video.
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    Continued..........brackets on ...

    Continued..........brackets on

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=39997&stc=1

    And then it will go on like this (ignore the crappy bolts, new sized and tidy stainless...
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    On with the rear anti roll bar today. At last...

    On with the rear anti roll bar today. At last (not so) Rapid Metals delivered my steel, so I can weld up a solution

    I am using a Westfield front bar as a starting point. With the McGill made up...
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    Been back on my daughter's house for a few days...

    Been back on my daughter's house for a few days so progress has been slowed!! Anyway, today I had a look at the rear anti-roll bar. I got the parts for the drop links from McGill Motorsport and have...
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    Go for it, experienced specialist with good knowledge is worth a lot. Better than learning on your own engine and having to live with the potential consequences! No doubt you will watch closely and...
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    Thanks for the encouragement guys. Just come in...

    Thanks for the encouragement guys. Just come in for a coffee having done the right hand one too (so much easier on the second one). So feeling pleased with myself! As one of you said, worth the...
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    So on to the first hub carrier. I need to drop...

    So on to the first hub carrier. I need to drop the fixing hole 40mm. The carrier is tapered so I need to cut out a section and then weld the fixing lugs back on 40mm lower, roughly as below. A pencil...
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    Bit of progress today. Top link mountings moved...

    Bit of progress today. Top link mountings moved down and welded on (just need to do the underneath weld), heatshield fitted and exhausts back on.
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  18. If you do use TimeSert be careful with the drill...

    If you do use TimeSert be careful with the drill bit supplied. They are excellent quality but cut VERY well and can pull you in and over drill if you are not ready! Especially in aluminium. You have...
  19. Worth having a look at Time-Sert thread repair....

    Worth having a look at Time-Sert thread repair. Much better than Helicoil. Did one on my 302 build (head bolt). Really impressed.
    Both can be done in the car, obviously swarf needs to be caught....
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    Heat shield to protect the slave cylinder in and...

    Heat shield to protect the slave cylinder in and £80 of high performance material layered on! I acknowledge it's not pretty but it will hopefully work and anyway, it can hardly be seen once the...
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    Exactly what I was thinking! Mr Bamford would not...

    Exactly what I was thinking! Mr Bamford would not be happy!! Nice old JCB. I had a similar one when I built my place. So bloody useful. It's a great place to tie a block and tackle for a controlled...
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    Decided to put the steering column back in and...

    Decided to put the steering column back in and tidy up under the dash. As you will see, some of the welding on this car is absolutely diabolical and under the dash was particularly poor. Time for a...
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    Hope everyone has had a good Christmas (and not...

    Hope everyone has had a good Christmas (and not been Covid effected). I've had my son here which has been a bonus on two counts. First, he bought me a fabulous Teng Tools pliers set! Second, I have...
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    Need some material to sort the rear roll bar out...

    Need some material to sort the rear roll bar out so turned instead to the removeable steering wheel/column mount. It's a Lifeline product bought from Merlin Motorsport. I have the very same in my...
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    You've got me thinking now!! Perhaps a bit more...

    You've got me thinking now!! Perhaps a bit more playing. Maybe I will make up a smaller one for trials?? It's easy enough, all I have to do is change the mounting blocks for the smaller diameter...
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