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  1. #1 another up-date on the rebuild 
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    Good evening all
    all seems to be going well with the rebuild, I am currently setting up the wiring harness all of the front suspenssion is in the radiator is ready to be mounted.
    I have decided to move the location of the battery in to the back of the car as I intend to make some sort of boot space in the very near future, the old battery space
    now been converted to a small storage box so I can carry emergency break down parts such as plugs point and odds and sods.

    I came across a small problem after the engine was fitted and the steering shaft was in place, there is no room for an air box so I have had to build a custom plenumb chamber to feed air to the carbs. I have included some pictures and the sketches if it is any use to anyone who is building a car with a Triumph engine in.20170717_211606.jpg20170721_214028.jpg20170721_214036.jpg20170721_214053.jpg20170722_140406.jpg20170722_154009.jpg20170722_165831.jpg20170722_190927.jpg20170722_195201.jpg

    At the moment I am deciding if I should keep the box as polished alloy or spray it either gloss black or metalic blue to match the engine.
    comments welcome

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  2. #2 Re: another up-date on the rebuild 
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    Hello Mike,

    looks all very good and i think, i would do it gloss black so there is a nice effect between carburettor and the crome cooler;

    Best Regards
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    Nice bit of fabrication. Another vote for gloss black.
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    Me too
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    A vote here for polishing it.
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    Nah! Black is for chassis, suspension and dirty bits! Blue for the magnificent engine job and keep the nice plenum alloy to match the carbs!

    If you use very fine scotchbrite with a bit of paraffin on alloy, using a circular polishing motion and then don't polish it but rinse it off with white spirit you will get a nice semi matt finish. Then spray a coat of Halford clear lacquer to preserve the effect .

    I have used that technique on bike brake levers in the past. Simples! Peter.
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    Peter

    Thinking about KEX, is that the best idea for bonnet sides, bonnet, and doors ? I wonder if it will have a uniform look over the whole panel ?

    How long does the lacquered finish last ?

    Sorry Mike, I don't mean to hijack your thread Rgds DC
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcunn View Post
    Peter

    Thinking about KEX, is that the best idea for bonnet sides, bonnet, and doors ? I wonder if it will have a uniform look over the whole panel ?

    How long does the lacquered finish last ?

    Sorry Mike, I don't mean to hijack your thread Rgds DC
    I'd be interested to know as well
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    What is KEX?
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  10. #10 Re: another up-date on the rebuild 
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    The next one, KEX 39N, you obviously missed the thread I started :

    http://www.marlinownersclub.com/foru...p?7126-KEX-39N
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