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Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

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Very smart.

Are you using another centre tray the right way up under the inverted one? They’re useful storage places.

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On ‎8‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 10:29 AM, Snagger said:

Very smart.

Are you using another centre tray the right way up under the inverted one? They’re useful storage places.

Oh yes as both together gives me more space, ok no good for loose tools but ideal for stuff in cases or small boxes :)

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On ‎8‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 7:37 AM, jordan_meakin said:

Seats look great. Where did you get those covers from?

Off ebay they are britpart 1 kit per seat does either front outer seat @ £75 each but I like them and was pretty easy to do but you will need a decent staple gun mainly for the headrest covers :D

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2 hours ago, Cornish Rattler said:

Oh yes as both together gives me more space, ok no good for loose tools but ideal for stuff in cases or small boxes :)

Good idea.  You’re going to need a rubber strip or buffers between the two to stop the rattles, though! 🤫

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10 hours ago, Snagger said:

Good idea.  You’re going to need a rubber strip or buffers between the two to stop the rattles, though! 🤫

Yeah i was going to buy some of that spongey stuff you stick to house external door frames to stop drafts but i forgot to get some but will do for when the top tray gets painted :)

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That’d work, but it’ll be torn in no time.  I think regular rubber strips bonded to one tray with contact adhesive will be more resilient and just as effecting on noise.

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11 hours ago, Snagger said:

That’d work, but it’ll be torn in no time.  I think regular rubber strips bonded to one tray with contact adhesive will be more resilient and just as effecting on noise.

Yeah i mite do that instead 👍

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New wheels and tyres, ok a bit ott for what I want them for but 7.50's are getting hard to get now and these tyres were cheap for what they are :)

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37 minutes ago, Cornish Rattler said:

New wheels and tyres, ok a bit ott for what I want them for but 7.50's are getting hard to get now and these tyres were cheap for what they are :)

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Looks superb, keep up the excellent work.

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33 minutes ago, jordan_meakin said:

What are the wheels?

Weller modulars from paddocks wanted 8 spoke but was sold out so went for them instead 

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I think they look better than 8 spokes would - it’s looking good.

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nice !

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Great work. Great!

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Just waiting on the wiring loom from Autosparks which should be here either today or tomorrow so Saturday me and son will get right on it then its a quick check over then its in for its M.O.T. :D

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Great 👍🏻 

Hope it’s not too difficult to thread the loom now you have all the bodywork on ! 

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All looks great, wish I had the space like this, I only have my driveway and it's just not the space needed. 

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On ‎8‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 6:13 PM, Anderzander said:

Great 👍🏻 

Hope it’s not too difficult to thread the loom now you have all the bodywork on ! 

Yeah we are going to run the loom on the outside of the chassis using clips, the rest of the loom is pretty easy to fit :)

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Its alive :D yes today we eventually got the engine running after trying to start it with a faulty new ignition switch, ended up using the old ignition switch for now but our celebrations was short lived as we later discovered that the new rear crank oil seal was leaking so we will have to do that, but for now we will sort the lights and a few other things out then I will yank the engine out again and replace it :(

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Crank seals are very fussy, and almost all pattern part seals seem to leak.  Was it genuine?  Damned shame to have to pull it apart again - it’s looking great.

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Splash out on a Corteco branded seal and double check the journal it runs on isn't pitted or grooved. Sometimes it can pay to install it either slightly deeper or shallower to get the lip riding off the 'groove' if there is one. 

Great to hear its alive despite the setback. 

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Thanks guys yeah its a Bearmach one but have hered that the BP ones are good but never tried one but i will certainly give the Corteco one a go 👍

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