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Thread: The rebuild begins

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Just caught up with the chassis pics, looking very solid.
    Bolting to the ends of the rear torsion tube is a great idea.
    Keep the updates coming.
    I really bolted to the torsion tube to help stop the twist in it as the upper chassis frame is welded to the tube, I was surprised as to how much movement there was, I haven't put in all the small frame work in yet but it's fairly ridged

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    Managed to escape to the garage for a couple of hours to start making the front two engine mounts, had to cut and reverse the rubber mount cage and re weld, making the main mounts out of the old torsion arms, could of use after market rubbers on one side of the engine but didn't want an inbalance
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    Keep plugging away man, looking good

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    Now what's behind the 27th door 😁 got the first engine mount finished today
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    Loving the engineering Mike ... and it looks like you're loving the welding too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    Loving the engineering Mike ... and it looks like you're loving the welding too!
    I must admit I do like welding, but still using the Mig as I haven't really practiced enough with the Tig welder yet

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    Finished the second front engine mount today
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    Finally got round to the nova again, had to do the clutch on my Peugeot, only been slipping for about a year. Plus lots of jobs around the house.
    Total disaster with the suspension, stripped down the coil overs to set the position of the top mount to find one had depressurised and leaking, so a rethink on that brought some lotus Elise/Evora Koni units just got to make them fit the Alfa horseshoe mounts, while waiting for them to arrive Iíve been working on getting the clearance for the front manifold



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    wow that is kinda tight. I'm just trying to visualise that area with the body on, I think the body tub may also need some clearance for a part of that header also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    wow that is kinda tight. I'm just trying to visualise that area with the body on, I think the body tub may also need some clearance for a part of that header also.
    Everything on the whole install is with millimetres to spare, that area is already open as a storage area where the fuel tank normally is {front tank), I made a box under the rear window over the gearbox about the size of a medium suit case, and Iíll miss the storage
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