Lots of things happening
|Works replica tank system|
|Roskill/Cooper tank system|
|First shaping of aux tank|
|Aux tank strap & filler|
One of my major tasks once we get the car running will be to constantly monitor, measure and document all fuel consumptions under all conditions, so that we have a really accurate handle on what consumptions we can expect under different conditions. We have to carry fuel for a minimum of 400 kms / 250 miles, and with 12 gallons in the original tank we would have to average over 20 mpg to achieve this. With 20 gallons, we only have to achieve 12.5 mpg, which even under extreme off road conditions where we might be running in 2nd or 3rd gear a lot of the time, should be achievable.
|Fuel pumps to go in red circled area|
|Our door trim|
|Standard Healey door trim - Just a hole|
|Repaired rear view mirror|
|Inlet seats in the head|
Andrew removed the fuel suction pipe in the main tank that was previously mounted on the top of the
|Original fuel suction pipe removed|
|Starting to wind springs up|
|Spring plate bolted up|
|Ground down 7/8" spanner|
|Difficult king pin nut|
the top of the king pin, so would have to remove the ENTIRE assembly AGAIN on both sides, in order to do this. I slept on this, and woke up with the decision that I would buy a 7/8" spanner (which we would need anyway), and grind it down to see if I could get the slimmer spanner in the narrow gap to tighten up the bolt. Success - And a lot of time saved !!
|Rear damper extension|
|Damper mounted in car|
|Pet hate - Wrong part !!|
While working on the damper, I got out a new gasket that we had received with our dampers from the USA, and found they had sent the wrong size !! Will have to send them back and get some correct ones as spares.
|Engine block ready for building|
Getting ready to trial fit the wiring loom so it runs inside the car instead of in the engine bay, and measuring up the heat protection panels which will hopefully shield my feet and rear end from the exhaust heat !!
But more of that in the next post..........
Rest of the pics are here :- https://photos.app.goo.gl/NPWdkzLFZHzFyNTw1