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Keyser

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  1. Can I park on the end of you lot? If not I'll just be Billy no mates (as usual)
  2. Check your engine earths - especially the one on the top front above the power steering pump - its the end earth point for the coil loom. It's only a 10mm bolt into the front cover but the ally corrodes take it out check the wire for damage give it a clean and put it back on. There is also any earth to chassis on that side make sure it's good. May not be it but won't do an harm Good luck
  3. Hi all, The annual BBQ and celebration of my eldest daughters birthday is set for Saturday the 3rd August, so clear your calenders load up the camping chairs and head on over Resident BBQ Chef @Beb will be cooking all kinds of strange things as usual BYOB drivers are expected not to drink!!! Place limited(ish) Get ya name down if you fancy coming along. 1. Keyser
  4. A DC motor will run backwards if the polarity is reversed so the polarity must be reversed, I would guess you put the caps on backwards but I have never actually stripped and refurb'd the fan motors so I don't know that for sure, just seems the only simple thing to reverse the polarity.
  5. Quick update - The table is in the garage First job was to get the other table top or steel plate off, not sure why they loaded it with a fork lift, all you need is an @Beb to lift it off (Sorry Beb I forgot to Photoshop the cable out At this point Beb had to leave so I ended up at this point with the table - The rest was far to dangerous (stupid) to take pics but the end result was ........ started to strip it down starting with the draws Don't think they have been opened in a while But it did have a CD took the old wooden side off and the vice Next thing to do is see if I can sort the slight sag in the top longways front to back More on that soon but this is evening work so only a couple of hours a night. Keyser Maximum Effort
  6. I'm sure cost is/was a factor, more and more parts are plastic, I did the thermostat on an Astra and the complete assembly that feeds the heater holds the thermostat and the temp sensor is all plastic. That's the first clutch cylinder I've seen that's plastic, maybe I should try something newer than a 55 Pop
  7. What @Ebized Said - Come on Matt get with the program
  8. I fully agree with what's been said and hats off to the guys n gals that step up and organise (I should do more) @andy james is awesome to have in my area and does loads of event stuff we keep saying we will meet up and get something else going and he does the Breakfast meets I try and give you all something to read by tinkering in the Zed Shed As an additional point - It will be the annual Zed Shed BBQ soon and if you put your name down and don't attend then ........................... More food for me and @buster
  9. Is that slave cylinder plastic? great work as always
  10. So this happened today ........................... I popped into my local scrap yard hoping to buy a bit of plate steel for the top of the new welding table, I wanted something the same size and about 6-8mm thick, They don't have that light wait stuff but they did get me a piece bigger than I needed and a LOT thicker than I needed - It's like 12mm thick!!! This table will have it's own gravity However they asked why I wanted it as I usually get small light weight stuff, I told them I was building a welding table - "Ahh you want a welding table" they say "we have one even has a vice on it" Now I have been looking at getting another vice for my welding table and they are expensive I actually want an old one as they are better IMO they can take the abuse, any way they show me this table and it's huge but they are asking less than I would be paying for a new vice. I nip home measure the garage work out where I can fit it (after a complete change of plan for the table I'm building and all my current tools stand setups). I let them know I'll take it and pop over to Tim's as he happens to have access to his dad's plant trailer which I borrow and I now have this outside The Zed Shed II With vice As an added bonus it also had this - No handle but I can sort that Most people are asking - How are you going to get it off - Simple I have no idea I'll work something out I'm sure Keyser Maximum Effort
  11. Did Ford ever do a Lime Green Pop then ???
  12. eBay, Gumtree and keep my ear to the ground so to speak - Wait until you see what I picked up today It will be the main car now my "old" shell will become the donor. Yup it seems common on them they go at the bottom and along the roof gutter/drip tray, you can literally buy the bottom 6"s of a pop in replacement panels, but not the gutter strip - no one makes them. Yup I worry it may end up looking like a Chrysler PT Cruiser more than a legend or a Pop for that matter - they have huge arches where I intend to widen the body at the back, the front may need huge arches though - only time will tell.
  13. Make me an offer - it would great in a Z
  14. And in Other News - The Radical came in to have the manual shift put back in ready for the next track day in a couple of weeks, I also had a Doh! moment - I was in a hurry to roll the Radical off the trailer between rain showers on Saturday and forgot to remove the "fuel pods" which are two 20l fuel can carriers that hook onto the either side of the trailer, this promptly snapped both wing mirrors off!! Don't worry I already feel enough of a muppet for doing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway they are like motorbike wing mirrors on stalks so it's a ball bearing with a threaded bar coming off it that bolts to the bottom of the stalk - that's what snapped so ..... Drill and tap holes in a ball bearing - Take an M6 bolt, cut in half, weld together and sand down Job done I used M6 as the originals were M5 and they go into aluminium stalks which I had to drill the broken stud out of so I re-tapped 1mm oversized. In other, other news - I started to strip down the old chassis table as it is now finished with and in the way, Time to up cycle I cut it into lengths and welded them back together Added some legs Then tried to work out a design for the wheels Everything was tacked and the concept seems to work but one of my welds broke and the wheels came off This is still a work in progress but so far it is all recycled material, if it works I will show you what it is for as it is supposed to be more than just a welding table Keyser Maximum Effort
  15. Just a quick update on Plan X I thought I'd see how well the Pop shell would fit on the new chassis - Almost just need to weld it in place So problems to be overcome - It needs lengthening and widening - to be expected. The bottom 3" to 6" of the shell are missing - The inner and outer sills are missing - I'm learning how the Pop shells work now The rear arches that came with my shell are not a good fit They are fibre glass 2" extended arches and apart from poor fitment (which I can sort) the biggest problem is I don't like them They are too rounded. more designed for the classic Rod look - not the look I actually want So I started looking up replacement parts and was into 3 figures in just wings and sills so I started looking for alternatives, Given what I'm trying to do the best solution would be a donor car (plan x) then I can cut and shut panels to lengthen and widen as well as replace the metal lost to tin worm. This weekend I collected it Few pics from the advert - Yes I found another "unfinished project" It has been modified by a garage (not that it matters) and has the standard narrowed Jag rear, rover V8 and Triumph Spitfire front end all of which will be back on eBay soon along with that steering wheel It also came with spares - And a log book The best bit is that the body is in way better condition than mine! Apart from some dents and scratches, most likely from storage and transportation the metal work is pretty good for a 64 year old car!!!!! So I'm going to strip it down and cut it up then use the panels from the blue one to make up the difference - well that's the plan at least More Soon..................... Keyser Maximum Effort
  16. Ahh but yours is hyphenated mine was The Z Shed now The Z Shed II, and the dress requirement here does not include mankini's unlike your original Z Tent Nice to see the garage coming along mate Great things are expected
  17. Don't be silly A through Z A1 through Z1 Then we do Roman numerals if that's not enough I'll switch to hexadecimal
  18. Shhhhhh - she must never know!!!! But lets just say Plan "X" is coming to fruition - tune in Sunday/Monday for more on that
  19. Don’t believe it for a minute, some bits are quick but as soon as I get to lining the bodywork up you can spend days on one bit and it won’t look like anything’s been done. I’m also working on plan X behind the scenes, more on that if it happens
  20. So I stopped eating crayons long enough to do a couple of hours last night and another 2 tonight This is the progress ................. Lined up the chassis rails Welded them up - I still didn't fully complete the welds in case it has to come off again The back so far Bit of bracing Then I took it off the chassis table ............... What have I done ??!!!?? So now I have to see how hard it is going to be and how much modification it will take to get the Pop shell to fit over this strange contraption Stay tuned Keyser Maximum Effort

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