with mine the gap with the hood was very bad and required modifying the U shaped area where it is bolted on the inner wing. I could not figure out how to do this and the old wing fitted very well and only need repairing near the sill area. It was a NOS wing still in the brown factory primer and because of the poor fitting, i knew why it was never fitted in its 35 years life. But you could be lucky (and you seem to be a professional so you know the tricks). I also found a NOS rear door which fitted very good without modifications
Post by notenoughtime on Mar 12, 2018 17:35:09 GMT
As you both have said the U shape is a lot to be desired and will need some work indeed to get them right, the originals just need to much imo and having a solid NOS wing I think will be better than repairing the old ones!
Maybe use a piece of box section to reform the U shape with a larger U piece in the vice maybe? if you get my meaning [/quote]
Could be the way to go but its difficult to form a U shaped panel without damaging the wing curve. I cut the U shape piece in the bottom of the U and fitted one piece to the inner wing and welded the 2 pieces together in the right shape. I think it would work but i then realized it would be quicker to repair the old wing
Post by notenoughtime on Apr 10, 2018 19:28:47 GMT
I thought I’d get on with some engine parts while bodywork is on hold, as last time I ran it the fuel pump wouldn’t draw any fuel up and there wasn’t much sign of oil pressure I ordered a fuel pump rebuild kit, 5 litres of oil and a filter
I drained the oil which was very black and slightly thick but not the worse I’ve seen! (I’ve actually undone the sump plug and the oil stayed in the sump before!) then the filter was removed and was partially empty! I’ve refilled the oil and fitted the filter (filled with oil) and now I’ll remove the dizzy and prime the engine once the fuel pump is rebuilt.
So after work today I removed the fuel pump and stripped it and found some very solid rubber gaskets and the spring stuck to the inside with the remains of the o ring, I carefully removed each piece and got the rebuild kit out and it’s the wrong one! I need the later AC Delco kit, I loosely reassembled the fuel pump and came home I’ve ordered the correct kit and will send the other one back tomorrow! Typical
Post by notenoughtime on Apr 13, 2018 20:25:47 GMT
This afternoon we moved the rover from the corner it’s sat in and into the prep area, going to get a whole day on it tomorrow
plans are to get the wings aligned then remove them once happy! Prep the underside of wings and stone guard underneath this then get in all the nooks and crannies preventing any issues further down the line, bolt them back on and prep the outsides for primer, prime them on the car with all the bolts etc then the body will be ready for some fresh silver birch pain5 once it’s been flatted!
Post by notenoughtime on Apr 14, 2018 15:32:19 GMT
Passenger wing took a bit of fettling but nothing major then doors fitted and aligned which took most of the day! Rear top of the front wing the curve is not quite there but will get it a bit closer once the wing goes back on after the insides are prepped off the car
Rear wing had final adjustments to line up with the door, rear of front door and front of rear door need some work to get them straight but prob hours work hopefully!
Next will be fit the drivers wing and doors and then a good clean and prep for paint, finally a light at the end of the tunnel, still a long way off obviously
Post by notenoughtime on Apr 19, 2018 19:54:42 GMT
The correct fuel pump rebuild kit arrived yesterday and I had left the old pump in cleaning fluid in bits, I didn’t want to make look like a brand new item but just freshened up the pump was wire brushed and rebuilt with the kit which took about 30 mins a quick pull on the lever and straight away suction was felt!
Another job done a bit closer to getting it running
Yes very true, I’m going to try and do a couple of late nights next week as my other half is away so can spend a few more hours on my own stuff hopefully not weds though as doing a track evening at brands hatch in the Audi with a few other friends, 15 of us!