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Thanks for the input @FridgeFreezer and @Snagger. It wasn’t finalised in that picture - and the picture did make it look worse than it was .... but the radiator has been moved ... there is about an inch there, though this picture still makes it look closer than it is:

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Both wings are on with the galv fittings - which cleaned up lovely 😊

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The other windscreen bracket went on after I’d taken the photo...

 

Exhaust is done - it’s come out really nicely. I wanted it to look as 80” as possible - despite being a much bigger diameter.

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The full install - looks a bit like Land Rover might have done it don’t you think?

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4 hours ago, Snagger said:

What do you think the rad clearance will be?  I share John's concern, and the engine and transmission move forward a long way when the hand brake is applied.  That can be reduced a lot (with the added benefit of making the brake far more effective) with the longitudinal tie rod from bell housing to chassis as used on MoD SIIIs (well, FFRs at least, if not all of them).  I'd recommend fitting one very strongly.  That aside, it's stunning work.

I haven’t seen one of those? Do you have any pictures? Or a part number please?

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37 minutes ago, jordan_meakin said:

It's a lovely thing but that diesel engine in an 80' is regrettable.  Nevertheless, it looks like a great job.

I remember you posting about the diesel going in back at the beginning of this thread... 😊

If it had still had its original engine when I found it I’d have kept it, but it was gone - and I did try to track it down!  

My goal is to make this as useable as possible, so I can use it as much as possible. It’ll be very economical, powerful enough to keep up with modern traffic, I’ll be warm in it!, I’ll be able to plug my phone in, I’ll have modern tyres, and I’ll have lights that are bright......  all of that means my family and I can build memories from as many road trips as we can plan and make time for.

plus I love the sound of a diesel - something reassuring about it 😊

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13 hours ago, Anderzander said:

I haven’t seen one of those? Do you have any pictures? Or a part number please?

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It's a bad angle, but there's a bracket one third of the way along that takes a tie rod to a bracket on the g box.

These are available on cradocks site as a weld in.

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9 hours ago, Anderzander said:

I remember you posting about the diesel going in back at the beginning of this thread... 😊

If it had still had its original engine when I found it I’d have kept it, but it was gone - and I did try to track it down!  

My goal is to make this as useable as possible, so I can use it as much as possible. It’ll be very economical, powerful enough to keep up with modern traffic, I’ll be warm in it!, I’ll be able to plug my phone in, I’ll have modern tyres, and I’ll have lights that are bright......  all of that means my family and I can build memories from as many road trips as we can plan and make time for.

plus I love the sound of a diesel - something reassuring about it 😊

Yes I get all that - it's a fabulous project

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10 hours ago, Anderzander said:

I remember you posting about the diesel going in back at the beginning of this thread... 😊

If it had still had its original engine when I found it I’d have kept it, but it was gone - and I did try to track it down!  

My goal is to make this as useable as possible, so I can use it as much as possible. It’ll be very economical, powerful enough to keep up with modern traffic, I’ll be warm in it!, I’ll be able to plug my phone in, I’ll have modern tyres, and I’ll have lights that are bright......  all of that means my family and I can build memories from as many road trips as we can plan and make time for.

plus I love the sound of a diesel - something reassuring about it 😊

The perfect justification :wub: 

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A usable classic is far preferable to something that will just sit and rot for the want of some unobtainable part IMHO.

Although I obviously share Jordan's feelings about the choice of lump you horrible heathen.... and I'm not jealous of the restoration at all, honest :ph34r:

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Personally, without a fore-aft stabiliser bar with rigid poly bushes, I wouldn't be, no, sorry.

Everything else is lovely of course, apart from the stinky diesel :)

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More, better pictures.

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Got it - thanks @Gazzar 👍🏻

I was googling for it but only getting pictures of the individual parts.

I’ll think about this - 1” seems a reasonable amount of clearance to me, it seems like the mounts would need to disintegrate to get that amount of movement on that plane!? it’s cited by a number of manufacturers as acceptable and my local peers say I’m ok at that, but I also respect the opinion of folk on here.

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It's probably okay.

And it's a hassle welding the chassis. 

The bracket might work if bolted in.

Don't know.

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It's the thicker radiator.

 

Series 3 rad is thinner, I think.

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Yarp.  yourn?

 

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Starting to clean the galv on the windscreen now. It’s quite thin on the actual frame - but it’s coming up nicely.

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My NOS door tops are a blessing:

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On 12/8/2018 at 4:01 PM, Anderzander said:

Got it - thanks @Gazzar 👍🏻

I was googling for it but only getting pictures of the individual parts.

I’ll think about this - 1” seems a reasonable amount of clearance to me, it seems like the mounts would need to disintegrate to get that amount of movement on that plane!? it’s cited by a number of manufacturers as acceptable and my local peers say I’m ok at that, but I also respect the opinion of folk on here.

No, even the hand brake will move it that much.  Try getting someone to pull the hand brake on hard while you watch the engine nose move - you'll be horrified!

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