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  1. #61
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    Well, I'm relatively pleased with the way the engine bay has turned out, it could be better, but that would entail taking the engine out, and at this point in time I really don't want to be doing that. Working around the engine and leaning over the wings for hours on end isn't a nice experience I can assure you. It's even harder trying to fabricate stuff and make it all fit in such confined spaces.


    Almost every nut and bolt is now stainless (but not polished), all of the hoses have been replaced, the front upper crossmember changed to an "X", aluminium inner arches fabricated and the rest of the chassis cleaned and painted. All that's left now is to ditch the edelbrock breather cap, clean it all and fine detail it.

  2. #62
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    It's been a while since I posted any updates on the car, as I've been using it instead of cutting it up like I usually do. However, with the aluminium dash almost completed, it's come time to rectify some thing that has really irritated me since day one. The rear valance on the car is totally the wrong shape, as it not only curves upwards in the middle, but also curves inwards towards the boot. Although I really don't like the over riders and bars on the rear, I've kept them on there to hide the visual discrepancies of the rear end. Having come home from Silverstone, I'm now feeling the need to rectify this.


    I've laid up some fibreglass on the rear valance of Owains FIA and this will become the new rear valance to fit on the car, giving a better shape. It's going to need cutting and shutting a little, but having offered it up to the car, it's not a million miles away from fitting. here's a few photos to be going on with


    This shows the upwwards curve of the rear valance



    This photo clearly shows the inwards curve



    The new valance being laid up on the FIA






    If I get time over the next few weeks, I might also sort out the rear tail lights as the plinths that they sit on irritate me and I'd like to fit the new Spyda L452 tail lights to it.


    Nige

  3. #63
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    Whilst working on the rear, I also felt that a few other changes wouldn't be out of place. I started by putting a black 1/4" pinstripe down the outside of the white stripes and I feel that it looks better like this.





    However, whilst at Silverstone I got talking with Ollie Bryant with GPG4C, and looking closely at the car, I thought that it might be a good idea to alter the stripes on mine to match those on GPG. I've quickly run some lining tape around the nose of my car to see what it looks like. I'll leave it on there for a while to see if I like it, rather than make a spontaneous decision, and if after a week or so I'm still liking it, then I'll paint the nose section in white and stripe it.







    here's a very crudely done image









    To look something like this



    Nige

  4. #64
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    Well, after careful consideration I've painted the stripes on the car to follow the nose section .












    On with the rear valance next....
    Nige

  5. #65
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    That looks superb.

    Mind me asking what paint code you are using for the blue? Looks a pretty good match to "guardsman"
    Lloyd B
    Current: Crendon #54 in build - 427 Side Oiler/Cobrajet Heads/Dual 600cfm Holleys/4 speed toploader/Vintage cast knock on wheels
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  6. #66
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    To be honest it's nothing like Gaurdsman in real life, it's pretty close to AC Princess blue . I have the info for Guardsman in work but we're closed due to lockdown at the moment

  7. #67
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    A few updated pictures of the car after being modified over the lockdown


    Reshaping the rear valance and rear light plinths










    Cut the rear 1/4 panels to release air and to fit some "coves"





    Making the coves in fibreglass





    Fitted and being repaired





    rear end painted




    Last edited by Outcast; 25-06-20 at 12:58 PM.

  8. #68
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    A quick update, the rear end is now finished, I've put a smooth number plate on instead of the metal one, the boot handle has now been removed and its been pinstriped in black again.


    I should have shut the boot for the picture









    The hardtop is now back on again









    As are the headlight covers









    They're now held on with some small aluminium clips that I made, instead of using Velcro.









    Undecided as to whether to fit some straps over the rear screen, a la racecar, but not sure about that though, it looks a bit too fussy









    Nige

  9. #69
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    looks like you have to sign up to see the pics
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

    Not listed in the Shelby Register.

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    Mine shows them fine?

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