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Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:30 pm
by Tinsmith_Skippy
Hello all thanks for the comments. The car is now moving ahead, dad is working on it during the week and I'm chipping in on the weeknights and weekends.
Everything is ready to refit, there are some parts which have been sent away for chroming which could hold things up a little.

So far its going wheelie good, John you can have first dibs.

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The pipe work for the injection and brakes are installed

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The all important sound proofing needed a little attention. Where it was damaged I used household rockwool insulation and PVA glue, a bit Blue Peter but did the job in fact went over the whole thing with it and then a light coating of rubberised stone chip has bonded it together nicely.

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Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:53 pm
by Tinsmith_Skippy
The glass has been fitted with the rear glass fitted with a new old stock rubber, worth the money when they come up for sale, the pattern ones fit but cant seem to get the bottom right. Bit of a mare with the drivers door glass, it is scratched big time I've got a spare but it has another cars REG etched on it doh! Really good condition as well, maybe a strategic triplex sticker placement is required or may have to look for another one.

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Had to keep the period Goldenlay Eggs and this car has been Supertuned by a company in Gwent window stickers.

Not worried about keeping the badges for the crowning glory item, if I've found the part might as well put it on, if I put it down it might take a couple of hours to find it again.

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That's about where were up too. Hope everyone is well.

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Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:07 am
by johnnydog
It does look 'wheelie' good Ross - in fact 'wheelie wheelie' good...!! I am quietly away quite jealous; very envious that you have a superb looking Mk1 PI in what has to be the best colour.... Insanely jealous in fact..... but well done Ross and Paul! Look forward to possibly seeing it at next year's National (?) and then driving it home (?!?) πŸ˜‚ :lol: πŸ‘

Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:10 am
by Tinsmith_Skippy
Hello all another update. Were plodding along nicely. The bulkhead items are now fitted along with the windscreen with sealant applied around the rubber, I'll fit the trim when its on its wheels as I cant reach round it.

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The rear suspension next update.

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Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:37 am
by Phil T
That looks terrific.

Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:07 pm
by Tinsmith_Skippy
Thanks for the comments Phil. Here is another update as the rear suspension is now installed

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Last couple of evenings we have installed the new clutch and mounted the gearbox to the engine along with a few other odds and ends ready to reinstall it back in the car over the weekend.

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Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:15 pm
by Tinsmith_Skippy
A cheeky day working on the Pi.

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Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:09 pm
by johnnydog
Looking good Ross - however, I wouldn't have expected anything less!
I see you have a set of Maxxis tyres - I managed to get a set last year of 185 80 13 for my PI, and I think they are a very good tyre for the price, but they had a thin white wall band. It wasn't really a problem, as they could be fitted either way round, so I got the tyre place to put the white wall on the inside. Have you got some without white walls then Ross?

Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:55 pm
by Tinsmith_Skippy
Hello πŸ‘‹ John we went for these, as you say reasonably priced compared to the Michelin XAS FF. Very limited choice for the 13 inch rim. The Maxxis are fitted to dads french blue car with the white wall facing inwards. However gone a little off piste with whitewalls showing on mk1, think It might look quite cool 😎 if it doesn’t I’ll have to change it. However they are blue at the moment as this is a protective layer. Hope your well, dad said he will throw in the rubber mats to sweeten the deal.

Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:51 pm
by dave.w
Hi Ross, looking fantastic, quality workmanship and attention to detail, as usual,! Hoping to see it at next years National, fingers crossed!