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    Looking great Steve! ... and I can sympathise re the 'kitcar Gods' .... I've still got the blood stains on the garage floor from having cut my head twice on the underside of the body in the cramped conditions I'm working in. It won't surprise you that my girls bought me a construction helmet for Christmas!

    Keep at it!

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    That looks like a really nice job Steve, well done. I reckon most of our cars have blood and DNA in some areas.
    And by the looks of it , your 13mm spanner has seen plenty of action over the years !!!
    We all have a favourite spanner, but for some it could be a hammer 😂

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    Looking good. Your gear linkage is a lot neater than mine, you will benefit from a longer gear leaver the gears are very close on the Subaru box. Whilst the Flatlands method of running the brake lines in the tunnel looks very nice, I did question David about how he would get his hands in there once it was all built if there was a problem!! and having to work inside an area that has been wax oiled is horrible.
    Keep up the good work.


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    I wasn't happy with the way the clutch hydraulic line routed past the other cables on the right side chassis fork. It was too near the Fuel pump and Starter cables, it didn't look good and was a possible MOT fail.

    Anyway I now have a new path for the cable (shown in pic) running outside the other cables, there is a handy knuckle on the side of the gearbox which takes an M8 bolt, I will extend it out ~70mm to secure the line onto.




    Moving to the front of the car, I installed the in-tunnel cable linkage for the accelerator cable and stripped & cleaned up the pedal box, it has been dry fitted, but not with the full linkages in place, so a mini-dry fit is needed before I can bolt this down. For items like the pedal box, I use ACF-50 to protect them prior to fitting, it polishes off with no sticky layer.





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    Looking absolutely 'concours' Steve! Love the pedal assembly

    I know I've mentioned this before, but after such high quality work on the chassis, she surely deserves to have similar quality for the body?

    Alistair
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    Wow, that is very, very tidy indeed

    It's just as well my pendant pedals cannot be seen unless you take the seat out and stand on your head
    only Pythagoras can save me now!

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    The pedal box is installed and hydraulics plumbed-in, the install was a 'kin nightmare even with the body off, the bolts & fittings blocked each other off as the install progressed, and I had to back-up & re-think numerous times.

    I skimped on the dry-build here, and had to fine-tune the pedal box casing to clear the accelerator linkage, no big deal - that power file has been super useful for this kind of job.







    The fluid reservoirs will mount on the end of the master cylinders (the black mount 'stem' is shown in the pictures) to allow me to test the system with the body off, essential after the fun and games today.














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    It all looks very neat and tidy. Are you going to fit a cover over the linkage by the tunnel? I know it is tight but someone mentioned it when I did mine and I am glad I did.

    Dirk

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    Lots of attention to detail makes for a really impressive installation. Looks amazing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    It all looks very neat and tidy. Are you going to fit a cover over the linkage by the tunnel? I know it is tight but someone mentioned it when I did mine and I am glad I did.

    Dirk
    Do you have any shots of how you covered it? And with what?

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