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On 07/01/2021 at 19:09, Mash said:

Works progressing then :)

Wish I had a building like that to work in Gareth, mine's dark and freezing cold at the moment, so I'm struggling to stay out there for more than  couple of hours.

That Pinto looks mint! You'll be able to raise a few quid on that Mate 👍

Please change those indicators it looks brilliant by the way 👏

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21 hours ago, Dyl wheels said:

Please change those indicators it looks brilliant by the way 👏

Yeah that will happen at some stage. They look like land rover defender indicator lenses so I'll get something more traditional at some stage.  

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She is looking fine. Is that her in for good as it will be a pain to fit the short hose from the water rail to the heater once the engine is in
 

Finally got mine running this week as the fault was the shielded wiring from the crank sensor to the ecu, nightmare to find but alas now delighted 

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Rocker cover has to come off to get the new gasket fitted so when it's off I'll get the hose fitted to the water rail. Doesn't look like it will be too bad so I'll see what happens.

Great news that you found the fault! Can't wait to see a video of your beast in action Donka.

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14 hours ago, DpG Venom said:

Rocker cover has to come off to get the new gasket fitted so when it's off I'll get the hose fitted to the water rail. Doesn't look like it will be too bad so I'll see what happens.

Great news that you found the fault! Can't wait to see a video of your beast in action Donka.

Good luck - the RF thermostat housing outlet takes an 'odd' size hose and with the limited space mine kept on leaking so I eventually sacrificed the heater function to end up with a jointless hose!

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You are better of with the raiser plate as that will then give you a decent gap between the bulkhead and the back of the head as the tail of the box will be higher then 

For the driveshaft, you can buy spacers already made, got mine on eBay but try burton power as they may have them 

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Donka,

If I were to cut a hole for the gearbox riser plate now it would create a huge amount of work. The cutting and welding would be big enough but, due to having no carpets, the tunnel is currently exposed and is body colour. It would be the last option on my list but, can't be ruled out.

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They can be done without the raiser I am told but alas I fitted it as I wanted to make sure I had enough clearance at the bulkhead 

this was my engine and box trial fitted, she was close to the bulkhead so then went for the raiser plate as you can see how far the tail of the box comes through the floor 

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This is a picture of the spacer I got on eBay for the drive shaft 

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Got my car running now and finally took it out for a shake down today so delighted but needs a session on the rolling road 

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Bet you had some smile on your face after the shake down! I had a quick look on ebay for a spacer but nothing came up. I'll spend a bit more time looking again soon. Won't be anything done on my car for 2 weeks as got a work commitment that is going to take up my time. Hopeful to be out for a spin before the end of May though 🤞

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There you go, hopefully that helps. Also need two sets of driveshaft bolts, first set to bolt the spacer to the axle and second set for the prop to the spacer 

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Can someone confirm that the bolt PCD's are the same for English axles / prop flanges and Atlas axles /prop flanges!

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6 minutes ago, katana said:

Can someone confirm that the bolt PCD's are the same for English axles / prop flanges and Atlas axles /prop flanges!

I’ve not heard of someone changing a prop when fitting an atlas after an english.

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On 23/04/2021 at 11:08, Donka said:

There you go, hopefully that helps. Also need two sets of driveshaft bolts, first set to bolt the spacer to the axle and second set for the prop to the spacer 

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Cheers Donk. I had found this and was wondering if 25mm would have been enough. I'll get up to check on Monday as my throttle body kit should have arrived by then. The next question I had was exactly what katana had said, would the group 4 spacer fit the English axle flange. I think colr6 has answered that question.

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Looking forward to seeing her all together as your mk1 is a Bonny looking car. I big plus about throttle bodies is starting it up as I smile when I have my brothers Rs and she is coughing and spluttering on initial start up, don’t get that with the ITBs , well once set up anyway 

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20 minutes ago, Donka said:

Looking forward to seeing her all together as your mk1 is a Bonny looking car. I big plus about throttle bodies is starting it up as I smile when I have my brothers Rs and she is coughing and spluttering on initial start up, don’t get that with the ITBs , well once set up anyway 

Yeah the fella I bought it of had done a great job. Im looking forward to putting my own touches on it but will be a long road. Has your brother got carbs?

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We came from the Croft but now live on the mainland, with that we learnt how to drive tractors at a very young age but my brother has never lost the enthusiasm for tractors but they have to be either fergies or MFs

Had to laugh the last time I was home visiting my mam as a gathering would always appear but back in the day it would be escorts, cortina, capris, cavaliers or mantas while this time it was tractors the boys showed up in 

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13 minutes ago, DpG Venom said:

I reckon a lot of people on this site most likely learnt how to drive on either a fergie or a MF35. 

Er No! Ha Ha Ha!

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We came from the Croft but now live on the mainland, with that we learnt how to drive tractors at a very young age but my brother has never lost the enthusiasm for tractors but they have to be either fergies or MFs

Had to laugh the last time I was home visiting my mam as a gathering would always appear but back in the day it would be escorts, cortina, capris, cavaliers or mantas while this time it was tractors the boys showed up in 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Donka said:

Katana, you must be a city boy :-))))))

Not quite, but if the ground is green they run horses round & round or hit little balls into holes with sticks! Did my learning on 2 wheels.

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