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October 16, 2018, 11:42:48 AM

Toms fugitive 4

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Reply #45 on: March 29, 2018, 09:48:01 AM
Thank you, that's a great help.  I have an aftermarket column with a couple of these bearings, but need another for a UJ section.  I didn't know what they were called to search for them!  Thanks.  8)
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Reply #46 on: March 29, 2018, 01:05:09 PM
you have been busy, good work!  ;-)up


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Reply #47 on: March 30, 2018, 09:16:22 PM
Made up some temporary wiring today





And wired up the acewell speedo, starter motor, regulator and the engine

And then went for a drive

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JvtMmCJehYY

Itís not running great, seems to be missing on no 4, but spark is good.  Itís getting fuel... so needs a bit more investigation (compression tester was at home and wife was asleep)

Itís not charging either, so need a new regulator, but it drives!! :D


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Reply #48 on: March 30, 2018, 10:02:00 PM
Not charging it may just need the dynamo polarising as it has been stood around.


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Reply #49 on: March 30, 2018, 10:40:04 PM
Not charging it may just need the dynamo polarising as it has been stood around.

Oh, will try that... as I donít know how long itís been unused for (but at least 2 years)
Is this right?


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Reply #50 on: March 31, 2018, 02:19:16 PM
That will do it also after 2 years check the commutator is clean and the brushes are not stuck away from it.


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Reply #51 on: March 31, 2018, 03:40:17 PM
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Reply #52 on: April 05, 2018, 06:38:51 PM
Sorted the rough running.  We changed the inlet rubbers and gaskets and that seemed to sort it.

Adjusted the distributor but timing light has stopped working properly.

But it was running better and idling now, so Tom had a drive

https://youtu.be/64lFkogOCN4

Next up, carry on with wiring and sort the lights


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Reply #53 on: April 05, 2018, 07:39:16 PM
Lucky lad, looks like fun!


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Reply #54 on: April 15, 2018, 10:02:21 PM
Sorted the dash



Wired headlights



Made some rear light brackets



And fitted



Fitted the lights



Started to repair the glassfibre



And then it blooming rained  :(


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Reply #55 on: April 15, 2018, 10:23:34 PM

Looking good
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Reply #56 on: April 16, 2018, 08:13:36 AM
Good to see Young Tom doing the welding and stuff the PC H&S brigade would be up in arms  ;-)up


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Reply #57 on: April 17, 2018, 08:31:29 PM
I bet the young lad is having an absolute riot working on this. Been following it for a while and can't wait to see it done.
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Reply #58 on: May 07, 2018, 09:54:40 PM
We remade the rear light brackets, with just single lights, will fit reserve and fog somewhere else



(Also fitted pulley cover)

Have been playing with handbrake and wiring up lights today

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8PfydoW9974


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Reply #59 on: May 13, 2018, 07:59:10 PM
Been carrying on with the wiring,

Fitted some harnesses



And sorting the handbrake, weíve swapped the 944 cables, so they are now both short cables and welded a mount to terminate them



Fitted a handbrake lever, itís from a Ford.



Then connected the cables to the lever with a turnbuckle and stainless catenary cable



And it works, can lock the handbrake in about 4 clicks, I got Tom and wife to use the handbrake and they both can (Tom found it harder, but heís 12) and it doesnít interfere with anything else....

So it seems a bit too easy, would it be acceptable like that, or do I need to make linkages instead of the catenary cable?