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Old 4th July 2016, 09:19 PM
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Happy days I just wish this rain would sod off but looking good tomorrow so might take mine into work
Sweet, I've not been bothered by the weather for the last two years, then it rained on my IVA and rained when I got my reg!! Argh
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Old 4th July 2016, 09:19 PM
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Right well Friday just gone, I rang the dvla to chase my reg and they said they where just waiting on the payment to clear then they would call and tell me my reg, about lunchtime they emailed it through, so straight to get some numberplates, got these fitted and also got my rear diffuser back from paint and fitted









I was all ready for a spin but kept raining on Friday night,
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Old 4th July 2016, 09:20 PM
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Up early Saturday morning, and the sun was out, looking good





Had a good few runs out, just did short runs so I could keep checking everything looked alright, all sweet, drives lovely, well happy!
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Old 5th July 2016, 12:41 PM
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I got my reg on Friday also, Managed a couple of trips out but suffered with the rain as well!
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Old 7th July 2016, 04:32 PM
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The quality of your build is incredible - and thanks for documenting it so well on here - I had to unsubscribe to the thread as it was depressing me about mine too much!!!

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How do you get the rivnuts (i'm assuming that's what they are?) to sit flush like that? How thick is the alu - i thought these panels were done in 1.2 / 1.5 mm - which is surely too thin to countersink?
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Old 19th July 2016, 04:07 PM
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Hi pal. Been a bit quiet with you. How's it going with the car now it on the road and the weather is around.
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Old 19th July 2016, 09:10 PM
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Hi pal. Been a bit quiet with you. How's it going with the car now it on the road and the weather is around.
Hi mate, yeah bit quiet, just having a bit of a break to fair, I never really took a brake when I was building the car, had a couple of trips out in the car, all pretty good, a few issues, rear hubs are getting hot, it's the wheel bearings, they were real tight when I first assembled them but I have just kept nipping them up, I've had a search but can't find much info, one thing I read was saying they need to be tightened up to the correct torque so I'm going to try that, also a little oil leak from a engine sensor so I need to fix that, also want to get my fueling checked on the rollers before I put to many miles on it

All good to be fair, just taking a minute
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Old 19th July 2016, 09:15 PM
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The quality of your build is incredible - and thanks for documenting it so well on here - I had to unsubscribe to the thread as it was depressing me about mine too much!!!



How do you get the rivnuts (i'm assuming that's what they are?) to sit flush like that? How thick is the alu - i thought these panels were done in 1.2 / 1.5 mm - which is surely too thin to countersink?
Only just seen this, Haha thanks, yeah riv nuts and 1.2mm, there not totally flush, i just debur the hole normally, the Ali is soft so they normally squish in a little
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Old 18th August 2016, 09:40 PM
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Well guess a little update is needed,

Been real busy with real life to be fair, been on holiday and got a new daily so that's took a bit of my time,

As for the car, all perfect apart from a slight oil leak from the gear position sensor, fixed this last night

And a problem with the rear wheel bearings still being tight after 100 or so miles, turns out it looks like I had not pressed the inner seals in enough, I had just fitted them flush with the hub face for some reason, so fitted a new set of bearings and seals to the hubs tonight so hopefully get it back together and on the road over the weekend, then I can get a video and some good finished pictures up!
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Old 21st August 2016, 07:47 PM
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Well got the wheel bearings all fitted and back together, not a bad job really, just sounds worse I think, once I built the hubs up I run them in the lathe to see if they got warm, and they did, about 50 deg C, now I don't no if anyone else's run warm, but these seem to, I will just keep an eye on it, as I have no other ideas,

Been out for a good drive today, and took a few pictures, drives so nice!







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