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« Reply #30 on: 25 March, 2020, 08:39:26 PM »

When the element is warmed up, which would be from drawing air straight up from the exhaust manifold, it moves the flap to blank off the warm air and allow the cool. I'd guess in functioning it hovers somewhere between the two positions.


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« Reply #31 on: 25 March, 2020, 08:43:35 PM »

Once I knew it all worked OK I mixed up some 2 pack epoxy and covered the repairs, no reason why it won't last for years.


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« Reply #32 on: 26 March, 2020, 12:42:43 PM »

I checked mine and found it is broken too. I've never noticed the lack of it so presume it isn't actually essential.
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« Reply #33 on: 26 March, 2020, 07:54:39 PM »

I'd say the only time it'd be needed would be in the depths of winter to prevent carb icing, the vapour can freeze if the air is too cold on a really cold day, but with the airbox over the top of the engine anyway it does get a little heat still.

Fitted it back into the housing tonight, fixed with some little M5 flat cap screws and nyloc nuts.


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« Reply #34 on: 26 March, 2020, 07:56:22 PM »

Once the engine was up to temp the flap started to move, as I guessed it seems to sit somewhere between positions to keep the air temperature warmish that goes into the carb.


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« Reply #35 on: 27 March, 2020, 01:20:20 PM »

I'd better sort mine out then!
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« Reply #36 on: 29 March, 2020, 01:02:55 PM »

New exhaust system fitted to the car yesterday, another little box ticked.
I brought a few welding tools and materials home last week so if we go on full lockdown then I can at least do some good at home.
With travel up to my unit not really advisable at the moment I'll use any spare time to get the car MoT test ready, once we're through this virus and can actually use it!
Too windy and bitterly cold today for my liking though  Angry
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« Reply #37 on: 29 March, 2020, 01:46:09 PM »

Trying to get things ready for when I need them, which means sourcing some paint.
Looked in the usual places, under the bonnet and inside the boot but I can't find the paint code sticker, and ideas where it is located?
Searched through the paperwork and it says "dry metallic blue" in handwriting..
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« Reply #38 on: 29 March, 2020, 04:58:04 PM »

Can't believe I didn't spot it on the inner wing strut turret!


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« Reply #39 on: 30 March, 2020, 08:07:45 PM »

New drivers door handle arrived today from the Oldtimer shop in Slovenia, key barrel swapped over and fitted on the car tonight. At least I'll be able to use the handle without the linkage falling off!


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« Reply #40 on: 31 March, 2020, 11:19:47 AM »

It's interesting that your paint code was on the front strut turret. Mine have all been on the inside of the tailgate.
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« Reply #41 on: 01 April, 2020, 07:19:33 PM »

Got some time today so with the weather being favourable I set about the under battery repairs.
With the false bulkhead and battery tray out of the way it became very clear where the rainwater was getting in!


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« Reply #42 on: 01 April, 2020, 07:22:32 PM »

Thankfully most of it looked worse than it was, just a hole in the corner which needed chopping out. The other surface rust I attacked with a knotted wheel on an angle grinder, my theory being that if it survives that it's solid enough. Those knotted wheels are nasty things so great care needs to be taken, but they are perfect for finding any weak areas.


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« Reply #43 on: 01 April, 2020, 07:25:30 PM »

Corner welded up and battery clampdown bolt reinstated then the surface rusted area was treated with Jenolite rust converter that professes to turn rusty metal to clean metal, which to be fair to it it seems to be up to the task. Never used it before so time will tell.


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« Reply #44 on: 01 April, 2020, 07:28:30 PM »

Etch primed it inside and out. Tomorrow I'll seam seal the welds then maybe lay some stoneguard protection on it at the weekend, or just paint it as is. It'll look better just painted for a smoother finish but I'm all for trying to offer the best future proofing I can.
Taped up the vents for now incase of overnight rain.


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