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  1. #11 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
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    Looking good.

    Keep them coming!
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    Steering rack cleaned, checked ok and painted. Greased up and new boots fitted this evening.

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    Looking great Quality as good as can be
    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    Hi everyone,
    Thought I had better start on my rebuild diary as my roadster has been stripped to the bare chassis, wire brushed with angle grinder then a couple of coats of primer so far.

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    Ready for top coat.

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    I had an old barrel hanging around so thought that would make a good sand blasting cabinet, with a few bits removed from the skips at work, a pair of cabinet gloves purchased from eBay and I have my own cabinet.

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    In the mean time I have stripped the front suspension down and sandblasted the paint and rust off before primer and topcoat.

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    I started a thread a couple of weeks ago about a replacement master cylinder and servo but after a bit of TLC my original Marina/Ital one will be OK, looking through the vacuum hole the diaphragm looks to be in good condition. The master cylinder has had the same treatment with a new set of seals ready to fit. Before anyone asks, no I didn't sand blast the servo, I plugged up all the holes and wire brushed it.

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    Top coat on the chassis today.

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    I have also fully stripped the front suspension, repainted and replaced the ball joints, trunions, wheel bearings and caliper piston & seals. Next job is to start rebuilding the front.

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    I removed the rear brake drums to clean up and repaint and noticed a crack in one, has anyone seen these crack like this before?

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    How much time have I spent in the garage so far and I haven't even got anything bolted back to the chassis.
    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    Steering rack cleaned, checked ok and painted. Greased up and new boots fitted this evening.

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    Stripped the rear axle down and stripped the paint before repainting then new bearings and seals.

    From this. (Do you like my toy car road rug?)

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    To this.

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    Next it's getting the bulkhead, tunnel and rear bulkhead to be stripped of all old adhesive then bolted back in.

    Looking through the original build manual it will then be engine and gearbox back in, exciting times.
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    looking excellent!
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    That is all looking good, I'm feeling slightly embarrassed that I'm still working up the enthusiasm to re-visit my leaky choke mechanism... small job, but lacking enthusiasm to continue the saga. I should have returned the carbs as 'not fit for purpose' instead of deciding to correct the bad workmanship myself!
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    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    Been busy today cleaning up the bulkhead.

    Before.

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    After.

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    And fitted to the chassis.

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  8. #18 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
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    If you haven't already thought of it you should consider adding the bulkhead strengthening to stop it cracking.
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    Thanks for that. I have got it and dug it out to be stripped and repainted.
    It is the triangle that bolts onto the servo mounting plate and bolts to the side louvred bonnet. Is this the best design or is there one that takes it down to the chassis?
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    It's the factory design that I think most people use. I used an old kart track rod and made a couple of brackets to fix it between the peddle box and the chassis. There are some pictures in my blog. I may have another track rod lying around, I'll have a look in the week.
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