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    #61
    So more progress, sorted out the engine mounts on the RHS, then rigged up a gear change mechanism, I'd never done one of these before. My previous cars used a Pr. of cables whereas this is a single rod. So I wasn't so confident, but it worked OK. Despite that I think I'll try a different style of mechanism, a copy of the Porsche 962 actuator. Either will work I'm sure.

    The build is entering the phase where much effort goes in to produce a barely visible result and the list of things to be done never seems to reduce.

    It is the time when motivation can waver and the end seems unachievable. Just got to continue to plod along.

    I had to strip everything from the chassis today to roll it over and weld in engine mounts, brake pedal box and front suspension mounts.

    I guess while it is upside down I should look at fitting the floor ? Maybe a clutch master Cyl. while I'm at it. My man rigged up a clutch slave Cyl. so I guess I'm using hydraulics !
    " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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      #62
      2 months in and losing motivation?... I was just thinking how fast this thing is coming together, I'm sure it would have taken me 12 months to get to this point. It's looking great so keep at it.

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        #63
        Yeh made a little more progress, got the floor cut and drilled for rivets. Fabbed up a pedal box for the clutch master cylinder. Started on another gearchange mechanism.....

        Yeh I'm getting there...Thanks for the push
        " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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          #64
          Yeah Roy you're a legend. Chuck some more pics up! Are you riveting the floor from the underside?

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            #65
            What's with this weather?

            First, heat and bushfires, now rainy and cool. Bloody chassis is getting surface rust and shed floor is awash.

            I spent 6 hrs today rebuilding a hydraulic cylinder on a Kobelco excavator in the rain, I did manage to pick up some parts today, so not entirely wasted.
            " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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              The latest and likely final gear lever arrangement.

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              Clutch master cylinder and pedal arrangement

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              The composite floor cut and drilled ready for riveting on, I used 4 mm composite, a thin sheet of alloy either side of a plastic core brushed alloy colour on one side and black on the other. I reckon I could have used 1.5 alloy on this one, but on my previous cars I needed something more rigid to span a wider floor and had this piece left over.
              " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                #67
                Well I had a good afternoon in the shed, finished the engine mounts and tubework under the engine. Gee, doesn't sound like much! But feels like a nice step forward.

                Otherwise I've had a disturbing day. Last night I received a notice informing me that my work truck was out of rego, a quick check revealed that yes indeed, it expired Dec 31st while I was on holiday. Clearly so relaxed I clean forgot about it. So I've been driving it unregistered for 9 days since I got back from holidays.

                This morning I received the first expiation notice from a fixed camera, from the 8th Jan, $404 thank you very much and that is just the first one. Goodness only knows how many cameras I've driven through in the last 9 days ??

                Not Pretty at all.........
                " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                  #68
                  Ah the joys of SA's new sticker less rego system, it's a joke. I've been done a few times too. The best you can do is setup multiple reminders: https://enotice.sa.gov.au/

                  I've done email and SMS. It's a fair bit of money that should go on the car.....

                  I'm enjoying the build, keep it up!

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                    #69
                    Finally, seems to have taken forever but I've finally got a gearchange that works in a reasonable fashion. Not quite the slick riflebolt change that one dreams of, but it seems to be reliable and as good as can be expected for the budget and time spent.

                    I suspect that it will improve with the engine running, hope so....
                    " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                      There is much more to creating such things than seems apparent at first glance.

                      It continues to be impressed on me, that the more you do, the more you learn.

                      Unfortunately that means that before you have even finished a car, you are already designing a replacement, with updates learned from building the current one...
                      " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                        #71
                        So I was thinking it might be time to weld on some harness mounts. How was that done back in the day ?

                        It wasn't !

                        I found a lovely photo of Graham Hill in the new Lotus with the new Cosworth DFV in the rear, and there he is, squeezed into the cockpit, no harnesses and the flimsy rollbar barely makes it to halfway up the back of his helmet. Any wonder they died regularly in those days !
                        " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                          #72
                          Please add some sort of restraint!

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                            #73
                            Woo Hoo ! got a good run at it today, hopefully I'll have it back on it's wheels with the ability to start the engine tomorrow.

                            I'm looking forward to see how far I get this weekend. I've actually started a list of things to do and am getting through them I'm hoping I can post an interesting update tomorrow evening......
                            " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                              There we go, on the floor, and the engine is capable of being started.

                              Wheels are pointing in all directions and the springs need to be reconfigured, and a million more things besides. At least I've managed to have a bit of a clean up.

                              I am really impressed with the way it rolls on the floor, clearly it is not a heavy machine, can't wait to weigh it. I'm hoping it will come in at under 425 kg so it will be under 500 with me in it. That should give an easy 200hp/ tonne.
                              " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                                #75
                                looks fantastic roy

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