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« Reply #315 on: 31 December, 2020, 07:39:06 AM »

Loving that gloss black rear hatch Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #316 on: 09 January, 2021, 09:01:14 PM »

Car has at last seen daylight, still got a few finishishing touches to do but almost there.... How many times can I keep saying that!

Today I managed to get the car over my pit and tighten all the suspension bushes then set the tracking, few little details coming together.
I also set the rear brake compensator tensioner now I had it parked on level ground and able to get underneath it.
Lancia workshop manual says to suspend a 4.5kg weight from the bracket which then puts the required tension on the return spring and then tighten up.
I had seen this done before using bathroom scales and fill a water container until the required amount is in but as usual I'd forgotten to take the scales.
A guy in the adjacent unit does a lot of fitness and boxing training, when he's not doing paint jobs, so I asked if he had any weights that would add up to the 4.5kg needed. He did! So a length of cord stringing them together and all set perfectly  Cool


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« Reply #317 on: 09 January, 2021, 09:05:01 PM »

The wheel trims were missing the centre badges so a suitable set were found on ebay, OK probably not as per the originals but they fit in the space nicely and look the part.
Next time I want to finish all the rust preventative wax injection into the doors and sills then the door cards can go on, which along with a few small pieces of trim will be very nearly the last... Again..
A few bits under the bonnet to do and that will be about it...  Grin


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« Reply #318 on: 09 January, 2021, 11:47:01 PM »

Neat idea using the scales to gauge the required strain! But how? Suspend it from the compensator and load it with 4.5kg? but the weight should include the weight of the  scales so how do you weigh the scales? With another set I suppose? Or do you suspend it upside down and then suspend weights to get a 4.5kg negative reading?
Love these threads! Always something to learn! Thanks!
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« Reply #319 on: 10 January, 2021, 09:00:25 AM »

Neat idea using the scales to gauge the required strain! But how? Suspend it from the compensator and load it with 4.5kg? but the weight should include the weight of the  scales so how do you weigh the scales? With another set I suppose? Or do you suspend it upside down and then suspend weights to get a 4.5kg negative reading?
Love these threads! Always something to learn! Thanks!
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I think Kevin was going to use the scales to weigh a Filled water container (5ltr?) with 4.5kg total weight ....
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« Reply #320 on: 10 January, 2021, 09:40:31 AM »

I think Kevin was going to use the scales to weigh a Filled water container (5ltr?) with 4.5kg total weight ....
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Thanks Tim! I must have been overthinking after over drinking!
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« Reply #321 on: 10 January, 2021, 09:55:02 AM »

The scales I would have used, memory permitting, would have been bathroom scales - the type that people use this time of year to torture themselves over Christmas binging!
Find a suitable container like the 5L as suggested, add on the means to suspend already if complete accuracy is required and set it all down on the scales and fill with water to the required amount.
That was the plan....
Memory being what it was I'd forgot the key ingredient, the bathroom scales!
So my used method you could say wasn't 100% accurate as the 4.5kg weights were fine but I didn't include the weight of the old piece of aerial cord to string them together and the metal hook to hand them from the compensator, but in reality both items would only weigh a few grams, certainly not even 0.1kg so it's accurate enough to set the job up.
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« Reply #322 on: 16 February, 2021, 09:49:50 PM »

Finishing off the little details now, all the tetrosyl cavity wax now into the sills, door bottoms etc as it's finally warmed up, and dried enough to apply.
Door cards etc all in, so it's just about done save for number plates to be made up.
The front grille though had previously been broken at the drivers side bottom clip, well really it was the headlight recess that was broken. Sods law meant of course when I took the grille out last year I snapped off the passenger bracket from off the grille.
Another job I'd put to the back of my mind reasoning I'd make some brackets so it could be screwed into place when the time comes.... Well the time has now come!

As I had saved the broken piece I wondered about gluing it back on, the remembered the recent discussion on plastic welding using a soldering iron.
So I had a go...



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« Reply #323 on: 16 February, 2021, 09:53:43 PM »

It actually seemed to weld together very well, strong as it was. But I did the other trick of using a cable tie to melt over the joint for good measure.
All went very well.

So I decided the LX badge that had a broken clip could also be welded into place, that too went very well and is now more secure that ever!


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« Reply #324 on: 16 February, 2021, 09:56:01 PM »

Flushed with success the next thought was to use some plastic an make a new mount for the drivers side bottom clip.
This however didn't seem to bond so well, seems it's got to be two pieces of the same plastic to get a good bond.
A few strips cut and welded on, hope for the best...


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« Reply #325 on: 16 February, 2021, 09:59:42 PM »

My fears were to be realised, as soon as I attempted to fit the grille the drivers side broke off, despite care being taken and grease used to aid fitting. It seems indeed it needs to be the same material to get a decent joint.
The broken off clip of the passenger side though is really firm, and the LX badge back in place meant all is not lost.

Thinking about it now I'll make a bracket out of some aluminium sheet and screw it to the headlight, a job for next time..



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« Reply #326 on: 16 February, 2021, 10:01:47 PM »

Car into big unit now for a while until I take it for an mot, but that will wait until the weather improves, or more accurately the state of the roads!


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« Reply #327 on: 17 February, 2021, 08:31:14 AM »

What a super little car; I love the colour.
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« Reply #328 on: 17 February, 2021, 08:34:22 AM »

Looks like you have the dim dip resistor on the inner wing any sign of this working?
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« Reply #329 on: 17 February, 2021, 09:06:59 AM »

Looks great Kevin, I wonder if we'll get an AGM  and Concours this year. ?
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