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Nick Jones

Nick & Chris's Gt6 Mk 3

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Hi "Unfit",

Welcome, fellow GT6 victim...... Yes, it takes a while - work expands to fill the time available + a bit.......

I also fretted over the gutter treatment.  I also looked at the above pic (Marcus Bewdleys car).  In the end it was simply cut back at a modest angle both horizontally and vertically until it looked right.  I used a file to do this as a small amount of material removed makes a big difference to the look.  Seen from the side I was aiming to match the shape of the swage line in the roof - more or less.

I don't really have any pics that show this well, but will take some tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a pic of today's progress.  Quarter windows fitted and both doors "stuffed" with their internals.  The windows even wind up and down :smile:

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Less positive news is that our second fuel tank, thought to be "good" turns out to merely have the better disguised patch and is in fact probably less good that the original.....  Poo!!  At least they have both been empty so long (years to decades) that neither grinding or welding should present any personal risk!

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Thanks Nick. I opened a thread there now and put up a few photos. I will put more up later. To be honest, It is nearly an exact replica of your own project which I think looks fab. Cant wait to get mine that far. I wont put up the photos of all the fiddly weding that has gone in to it so far but I will pick up the project from where it is now and update with regular photos.

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 Not looking forward to refitting my quarter windows. From what I can remember, I think there was a few issues with them when I collected the car. They were in one of the many boxes of parts that had been removed before I bought it. Ah well.

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23 minutes ago, UNFIT said:

 Not looking forward to refitting my quarter windows. From what I can remember, I think there was a few issues with them when I collected the car. They were in one of the many boxes of parts that had been removed before I bought it. Ah well.

Then I would strongly recommend a trial fitting before final painting........ if not already too late.  Though actually ours were not that bad.  Drivers side needed more adjustment than available, which meant some packing pieces to tuck it in behind the screen pillar (no gutter makes this more critical), but passenger side gave no issues.  Compared to Herald/Vitesse they are easy!

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1 hour ago, Nick Jones said:

Then I would strongly recommend a trial fitting before final painting........ if not already too late.  Though actually ours were not that bad.  Drivers side needed more adjustment than available, which meant some packing pieces to tuck it in behind the screen pillar (no gutter makes this more critical), but passenger side gave no issues.  Compared to Herald/Vitesse they are easy!

I agree. After cutting and replacing sections of the screen pillars, I will be surprised if anything (windscreen included) will slot in without some "encouragement". Interesting times ahead methinks. Hope to get back to it for a day or two this week to look at a few areas that still need fettling. The area around the striker plate for the rear hatch needs welding and reshaping. Thats next on my list.

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Yeah - we did trial fit the windscreen before paint as well!  My hot tip on that is get yourself a seal from COH Baines as theirs actually fits!

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So work has been continuing......

The front vertical links removed from the Vitesse have been dismantled, cleaned, paint removed (old blue chipperite that actually dates to the PO covered with something black I added) and repainted.  The links and trunnions are in fine condition - clearly it is worth oiling them often!

RH side now reassembled with a new brake disc, LH side tomorrow hopefully.

Petrol tank no 2 has been attacked....... :ohmy:  It hasn't had fuel in it for a very long time, but had a hot caustic wash first anyway.

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This is the piece that came out alongside it's replacement.  It's rusted from the outside in where there was a nice absorbent padding strip to help it rot out.

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The holes that match the ones in the new piece are where the spot-welds that hold it to the baffle are, the other holes are tin worm.  We could have made more with little effort.....

Apparently we're going to TIG the patch in...... :unsure:
........after we've swilled the angle grindings out...... (and learned to TIG weld......)

If that goes ok....... then there is this to deal with as well caused by the nice absorbent foam grommet the factory used to "seal" things.

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If I were thinking about injection, I'd be thinking about in-tank pumps about now.......

 

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Lifter pump, to keep a small swirl pot full.    Any small pump will do, eg a Facet Solid State  Then a suitable high pressure external pump.     

Why are you worried about keeping it cool?  Moderns are a lot better than the old Lucas effort.

John

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At this point John I'm not fitting injection so was (and probably still am) intending to simply use an electric Huco located near, but outside the tank to push fuel to the front.  I was simply musing that having a fume free tank with the "arse already out of its trousers" (as it were) there is a degree of temptation to also make the mods needed to fit an in-tank pump suitable for injection in case needed at a later date.....  The shortage of convenient locations to mount the Huco is a factor too.  Under the boot floor seems most likely, but need to haul out the exhaust and see if it does leave any space.

 

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