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Thanks Sean, that makes sense and i hadnt thought there was a seam under there to seal !

steve

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Also the seam where the back panel wraps round the inner wing.

Stuart.

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Thanks Stuart, ‘seems’ i have a lot to learn still !

Happy Christmas Everyone !

steve

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Working my way round the four corners treating the wheel arches to a couple of coats of Dinitrol 81. This afternoon the weather was sunny and roads dry so I went for a spin, blooming lovely it was

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2 hours ago, unclepete said:

Dropping the H20 and going for waterless coolant!

I wouldnt Pete. Do a search on here for lots of comments on it.

Stuart.

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20 minutes ago, stuart said:

I wouldnt Pete. Do a search on here for lots of comments on it.

Stuart.

Yep....

Been there . Expensive mistake. Glad to rid of the stuff.

 

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After applying the Dinitrol 81 to the wheel arches I thought I would clean the suspension components, I know to much time on my hands 

 

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Paul

is it just me or the camera angle? But those upper fulcrum pins look bent!!

Nah it must be me! Wish mine was as clean as that though!

dave

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It’s the camera angle also the car itself is at a angle being jacked up

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WOW thats CLEAN !

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On 12/24/2018 at 11:40 PM, unclepete said:

Dropping the H20 and going for waterless coolant!

I wouldn't Pete, I have a friend who converted his 57 Chev and the operating temperature immediately increased substantially. He removed it and went back to normal coolant and then found he couldn't give the stuff away so ended up dumping it.  A very expensive lesson learned!

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Adding too much anti freeze/corrosion inhibitor will reduce cooling efficiency too. 

Plain distilled water works best. Add just enough additive to cope with the temperatures likely to be encountered and no more. 

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Too late!

All done and up and running, seems fine.

10 degC ambient and left running on fast tick over for 1/2 hour.

I'm happy enough to leave it in for this year :D

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This weekend I will mainly be removing my hood & trim, I have new carpets and trim to fit. I’m going to have a go at recolouring the hood, it’s currently tan and I want it black, if it doesn’t work I’ll fit a new one when it warms up a bit. I’m going to lose my speakers with the old trim, they’re currently cut into the rear panel, I’ve bought a Bluetooth speaker which sounds far better anyway so I’m going to lose the radio and replace with an auxiliary gauge panel. 

Ian

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Started up my '69 CP for the first time since October...first time I'd noticed a variety of metallic sounds...until the oil pressure quenched all the moving parts...after lots of cranking and encouraging attempts to run on all pots...which it eventually did...Clouds of steam from the exhausts slowly disappeared while I kept it at 2500 rpm until the water temp reached 60 degrees...then took it out for a 10 mile run. Oil pressure is always high until the oil warms up fully...and it never missed a beat on the whole journey...and happily ticked over at 800rpm in a road works traffic jam...Water temp never exceeded at 70 degrees...then went back to 60 as 5 degree winter air passed through the Rad. My car always runs below 70 (I run a instrument with number on instead of the original 'C' to 'H' one)...even in the height of Summer despite the lower quarter of the radiator permently blanked off with a strip of cardboard! On the drive a 4x4 pulled out in front of me and when I anchored up and gave the driver a dirty look he told me my left hand indicator was on followed by some 'Builders Language' suggesting I was a 'Tool' by another name! Nice eh! Yes, but as I was driving with the Top Down and the Sun was low and very dazzling I had failed to hear the Flasher Unit or see the little green Trafficator light on the Speedo blinking!...It happens! Truth is...No driver should ever pull out in front of another vehicle until they are sure it is actually turning off...Not just believe a flashing Indicator!!! 

Only issue I found when I got home was the Plenum Tube had once again slide out of it's rubber hoses despite my best efforts to tighten the Jubilee fasteners...it happens ever since a certain well know 'TR Specialist' many years ago changed my original straight intake hoses for the later moulded ones which don't allow you to move the Jubilee clips to the very end of the rubber! I've always suspected that that 'TR Specialist' nicked my originals for a much earlier car they had in their workshop at the same time as mine!   

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Changed fan belt plus a full service on my 6  for tomorrow if the weather  is fine to go agm at redrose meeting  billy

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6 hours ago, CP26309 said:

Only issue I found when I got home was the Plenum Tube had once again slide out of it's rubber hoses despite my best efforts to tighten the Jubilee fasteners

When you bolt the plenum to the support  frame, try bolting it to the other face of the frame.  Not easy to describe, but if the plenum tab is on the left of the frame, try to ensure it is on the right of the frame (or vice versa). I have the same issue on mine but if I bolt as described, there is a slight tension in the frame which acts to pull the plenum onto the hose rather than pull it off.

 

cheers

 

dave

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On 12/24/2018 at 4:26 PM, Paul Hill said:

After applying the Dinitrol 81 to the wheel arches I thought I would clean the suspension components, I know to much time on my hands 

 

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Paul.

you haven’t got any shock bushes on top of the shock tower (should go beneath the big washer to isolate from the shock tower).  Might be worth getting some.  See part 62 below....

 

 

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I had my 6 out on the drive and up on stands to check the underseal/rust situation..... not too bad

i have a small hole in the passenger side floor that i’m gojng to fill for the time being, new floors eventually

driver side all solid, sills solid, some surface rust so wire brushed and primed that ready for stonechip

most of the floor is nicely rustproofed with oil...... so i might investige that.

Paint on bottom of outer sills a little flakey so am thinking of stonchip on the bottom inch or so until the floor job necessitates proper paint.

Should have the hole fixed tomorrow then can return focus to getting the new rear wings painted and fitted :-)

steve

 

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Teach myself spraying.... it can’t be that difficult.....says he!:ph34r:

Found an excellent boot lid on ‘the bay’ that’s cleaning up very nicely!

 

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