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    • Nice. If you're not doing this sort of thing every day then it takes time to remember the 'knack'.
    • A lot to be said for all that Nick.
    • It took longer than I was expecting and to be honest, I anticipated a couple of practice pieces to get back to the above level of welding and then straight onto the panels. Sadly, not the case and in the event it took two days to become proficient again. Gas welding aluminium isn't difficult, it's just different, a knack, really, getting the neutral flame to the exact heat required, nearness of the flame to the aluminium and recognising when the aluminium is melting and the time to get moving. But I'm pleased to say that it did all come back and such a relief to be able to be rid of the hard TIG weld beads and not worry about cracking either in the weld or the adjacent areas. The fully annealed strip either side of the gas welded joint is an absolute pleasure to planish and work. The first pieces that I gas welded together were sections of the front valence and they came out really nicely.
    • On a marginally related note, my most satisfying minor mod is the gas-strut boot prop. I used an Audi 100 bonnet strut (one of a pair) liberated from a scrapper for a couple of quid to oust the particularly recalcitrant standard ratchet strut. It took under 5 minutes and has worked beautifully for at least 20 years.  Sadly, the gas has mostly escaped now and it can longer hold the bootlid up on a cold day….!  I suppose I’ll have to renew it. Entropy… Bah!
    • That sounds like the sort of work environment that gives Darwin a chance of cleansing the gene pool of the careless and unwary! Well survived that man!    My first “real” job (after welding up scabby old Triumphs for money in distinctly primitive conditions) was in an experimental foundry making metal matrix composites. Injecting molten aluminium into heated dies at up to 14 Bar. There were occasional mishaps, sometimes spectacular, very occasional successes, much scrap produced and an awful lot of trying to salvage expensive machine components from a matrix of escaped aluminium. For this we had a 200L drum of concentrated caustic. Dumping 20kg or so of almost glowing press tooling covered in barely solidified aluminium into that produced a lively reaction, somewhat akin to Old Faithful.  Getting the victim into it and getting yourself back out of range in time to avoid the splash back and fallout required cat-like reflexes!  I don’t recall anyone dying or getting any major injuries, more luck than judgement though. In the accident book (yes, there was one!), the forklift was the most frequent offender. Mainly because it was used in many ways that it’s creators had neither intended or foreseen, and beyond its limits where they had. Hard, sometimes hazardous, usually extremely hot work. Very poorly paid but quite enjoyable in a masochistic sort of way and very educational!  
    • Good idea Andy. Using the Metering Unit as the reservoir would be ideal and make it all look nearer to original, but how available are redundant MUs? Does anyone know what thread is used on the injectors themselves?   Regards,   Nick.
    • We all (?) have a misspent youth!
    • We all know the longest lasting solution to any problem is the temporary fix which works!
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