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Old 18-03-2014, 07:41 PM
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Thanks again for the comments, they really do give you enthusiasm. Yes, Peter Mac has helped me with parts and continues to do so
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Old 18-03-2014, 09:07 PM
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nice colour !!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:16 PM
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Short clip of the Zed in the rotisserie, it so much easier with this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6YT...ature=youtu.be
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:08 PM
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Nice video .the rotisserie makes it so easy to work on the car.when my mate borrowed mine he said I wish I got one of these years ago !!!!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:43 PM
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That's the car your parts are going on Mike - Paul
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Old 29-12-2014, 01:40 AM
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Fuel Tank Update

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Thought it was about time I got round to updating this restoration progress (I'm really lazy at doing this)
Thought I'd start with the petrol tank. I was fortunate in that the cars original petrol tank appeared to be practically rust free. So after cleaning out the tank I rubbed it down, then gave it a few coats of a rust inhibitor paint, followed by primer and a finishing silk coat of black. I took out the sender unit and measured it's resistance and it appears to be working ok. I replaced the metal ring and O Ring for fitting, if only for aesthetic reasons. The only area for concern appeared to be poor electrical connections on the sender unit but I cleaned them up on fitting the tank. I'll only know if I've done this well enough when I get a battery fitted and test it. I had a new set of Tank Straps and insulation rubbers to fit and Peter Mac provided a nice pair of re-coated "J" bolts to fit the tank in position. The original fuel filler pipe was refitted to the shell and tank with the help of a heated air blower to soften the rubber to get it to fit through the necessary holes. I'd had the original pipe clamp ring re-plated (for want of a better description) and refitted with it's original rubber ring. This rubber ring was slightly perished on the side that faces the underneath of the car, but I couldn't find a replacement so after a clean the old one went back on. Hope the following pics show the above...
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Old 29-12-2014, 09:43 AM
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The underside of your car looks fantastic! Exceptionally clean. I remember struggling to get the fuel filler hose back on my tank neck for ages, I hope i don't have to drop the tank again any time soon.

Nice work, it's really coming along now!
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Old 29-12-2014, 11:31 AM
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Thanks mate, I was lucky the car had stood under cover for about the last 30 years so the shell had very little rust to attend to. I had the outer rear wheel arches replaced following a botched repair by a previous body shop that I used and this meant the inner arches also had to be replaced. I also had the lower section (below the bumper) replaced as it wafer this around the exhaust outlet, so while that was done I also had the bottom sections of the rear quarter panels replaced. The body shop also made and fitted a new panel for where the fuel filler pipe mounts to the shell and the passenger side sil, when the shell was blasted it exposed rust that I hadn't seen previously.Pics below
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Old 29-12-2014, 03:18 PM
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few more pic's

few more pic's showing the fuel filler tube exit and sill repairs
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Old 30-12-2014, 12:53 PM
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Fan/Heater Overhaul

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Thought I'd put something together to show what I've done with the Fan/Heater. Both units had some degree of corrosion, but I had no reason to believe they weren't working prior to stripping. With he fan I stripped it, checked the electrical connections, stripped and cleaned the plastic fan in soapy water with a tooth brush, checked the bearings which seemed fine. I sand blasted the housings, painted them in primer then in black and reassembled. With the Heater, similarly I stripped it down and inspected the various parts. The Heater Matrix seems ok as expected as it's protected within the housing and no signs of excessive corrosion, so I'm hoping that will be ok. I ordered and replaced the water direction control valve as I didn't want to risk finding that it leaked after 'd got the dash back in, likewise I replaced all associated hoses and clips as they were still the originals. Like the fan, I sand blasted the housings, painted in primer and black. Then after greasing the hinges etc and reassembling I refitted both units to the bulkhead Quite happy with the result, but the test will be putting water through it - Fingers Crossed.
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Old 30-12-2014, 12:55 PM
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more fan/heater pics

few more pics
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Old 30-12-2014, 10:13 PM
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That's impressive attention to detail. I've never seen anyone restore a heater unit to that level.
Please keep the pictures coming.
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Old 30-12-2014, 10:57 PM
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That's impressive attention to detail. I've never seen anyone restore a heater unit to that level.
Please keep the pictures coming.
But it's not original anymore, what was wrong with a rusty original?

If you stick to the original theme it saves a hell of a lot of work.

Great work as I've said before.
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Old 30-12-2014, 11:12 PM
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Lol
Hey Rob are going to bring one of your Zeds to Spa next year? It's about time
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Old 31-12-2014, 10:47 AM
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Brake/Clutch Pedal Box Overhaul

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A few before and after pic's of the Brake/Clutch Pedal Box. This was basically just a clean and paint job. There was a little rust pitting, so after stripping it was sent for sand blasting. Then on return it was painted in primer and black. I'd tested the brake pedal switch and that was ok, when I stripped it I measured the distance it was set at, so hopefully it should be somewhere close. - Paul
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