We will be holding our second cars and coffee on the 13th August 2017 at our unit in the beautiful Cotswolds. We aim to start at 11am and will be having a BBQ. Fingers crossed for the weather!
Just got back from this years Techno Classica in Essen. Very tired but an amazing event. Heres some pictures...
The nice people at Speedster magazine in France featured our lightweight bonnet & engine lid hinges and bi-LED headlight conversion kits in their 37th edition. They were even nice enough to send us a couple of copies, thanks guys!
Had a great day at Goodwood's 75th Members Meeting. Some amazing race cars, makes me wish I was this age back in the 70's.
Second half of the tear down...
So the car is off to paint on Monday, will be there about 8 weeks, will try get down there every week, so lots of pics to come in the next few weeks hopefully.
Stay tuned, let me know your thoughts.
In this video we start to tear the car apart back to the bare shell. Getting ready for paint in January.
Popped over to Alexandra Palace yesterday to see whats going on at the Classic and Sports Car Show. I planned on taking the 3.2 but it's a bit poorly at the moment, hopefully just a coil.
So this is what you get in the dash kit, four aluminium panels with cutouts for the heater controls, radio, ignition barrel etc.
To start with I mock fitted the panels to the dash using blue tack. On final assembly after paint, the dash panels will be attached using double sided foam tape.
After the help of Impactbumpers forum, Garry at Classic Carrera helped me out with some basket weave material. It's not actually weave, its perforated four flute leather. So basically stamped material to simulate actual weave. I bought a length of material from Garry which was enough to do a complete dash with a small amount left for mishaps! Garry recommended a high temperature contact adhesive, so bought a tin of Ebay, and had ago at learning a new skill. You really can't rush this job, took me an afternoon on a good rainy summer day at work. The dash material comes slightly oversized and you trim down.
I tackled the glove box panel first as it was just long with no cutouts. I would work up to the harder shapes! The glove box door needed slightly trimming down on the front edges to allow the aluminium panel to sit flat. You could trim the panel down to fit the glove box, but I wanted a good tight fit between the backdate panels, so did it this way round.
Here it is fitted in the car...
Our stock of Patrick Motorsports Low Oil Pressure Warning lights arrived today. You simply remove the clock and push the light in place, the terminals push into the bulb holder thats on the oil gauge, simple as that!