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Mike_Smith
Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 16:00:39
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Fabricated a simple hold-down for the spare tire.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 16:01:20
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A wheel nut keeps everything in place now.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 16:02:07
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Front carpet and seats now installed for the last time!

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 16:03:09
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Rear carpet sections laid in place. Looks more like a finished car now!

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 16:04:35
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Hood latches fitted and adjusted to hold hood from vibrating.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 16:05:26
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Side mirrors mounted on the doors. also window lit handle..small bocks of plexiglass bonded to top of window.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 16:07:07
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Door panels installed.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 16:07:55
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a much more inviting interior now that its all together

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 16:10:56
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The car has been started and run up the street. There was a bit of lag with the Weber, so a local carb tu9ng guy has dropped by to sort out some fine tuning on the car. It runs much better now and pulls fairly well for an 1100.

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A few small details to sort out, but finally the car is running, driving and pretty much finished. I have mounted new tires and set up the alignment using the string method. I goes in for a professional alignment in the next few days. For now I am putting a few km on it each day breaking in the engine and looking for any other issues. So far it seems good and is fun to drive!

Is there a way to post a first drive video?

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 16:17:18
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Finished car

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mike brown
Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 18:27:06 Quote Report to Moderator
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Fantastic job, looks really good and you've done a whole lot in not much time.
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Mike_Smith
Posted on: August 23rd, 2022, 20:42:23
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Quoted from mike brown, posted August 23rd, 2022, 18:27:06 at here
Fantastic job, looks really good and you've done a whole lot in not much time.
Mike



Thanks for the kind words Mike.  I did have the advantage of having the engine already rebuilt and ready to go. But as others may know, it's not a "quick and easy build" as was advertised in the brochures..

I appreciated the help I had getting questions answered on the forum.

This is how it all began!

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Graham Bichard
Posted on: October 1st, 2022, 15:27:05 Quote Report to Moderator
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'Rear carpet sections laid in place. Looks more like a finished car now!'

Mike, the car looks great.
A question - in the above photograph, how did you do the rear wheel arch covers.  These look a damn sight neater than what I've achieved for my car!

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Quoted from Graham Bichard, posted October 1st, 2022, 15:27:05 at here
'Rear carpet sections laid in place. Looks more like a finished car now!'

Mike, the car looks great.
A question - in the above photograph, how did you do the rear wheel arch covers.  These look a damn sight neater than what I've achieved for my car!



I used some automotive upholstery spray contact cement. I sprayed and stuck down the top of the wheel arches  first fitting it as tight as possible. Then I did the lower part and sides.  I sliced slits in the edges along the floor  where it made sense to allow me to have a tight fit on the sides and wrap along on the floor. . I think it looks better in the pictures as it's by no means perfect. I also had to fit and tuck around the seat belt bar, which is why I did the top first. Hope this helps.  


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