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 Post subject: Re: V4 Custardwagon
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:57 pm 
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I looked on their website Mike, and couldn't see any there. Then Al kindly pointed out that they ARE available from Malbrad - me looking but not seeing :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: V4 Custardwagon
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:44 pm 
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Did you get sorted, Greg?

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 Post subject: Re: V4 Custardwagon
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Yes thanks Al. Ordered them from Steve on Monday, just waiting for Mr. Postie


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 Post subject: Re: V4 Custardwagon
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:58 pm 
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Bled the brakes today. It's much easier with the rear wheels off. After the first attempt the pedal still went all the way to the floor. Checked for leaks, then started again at the furthest away from the master cylinder, and a slug of air about 6 inches long came down the bleed tube. Tried the other rear again and that was OK, so checked the brake pedal and its firmed up nicely.
Adjusted up the drums and the handbrake cables, only to find one of the cables isn't releasing. It's definitely the cable, not the mechanism. Poured some light oil on the exposed section of cable underneath, and worked it a few times. Its freed up a bit but still not right, so disconnected the front end of the cable, got the sheath near vertical using an axle stand, and fed it with more light oil. Hopefully this will work its way through overnight, or I'll just order a new cable.
Exhaust re-attached to its hangers and the driver's seat is now back in ready for a spin round the yard...


...and Mr. Postie brought me rear shock bushes


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 Post subject: Re: V4 Custardwagon
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:15 pm 
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You're getting onto the really fiddly stuff now :grin:

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 Post subject: Re: V4 Custardwagon
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:11 pm 
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At least I'm getting off the fabrication and onto the spanners for a bit :D
SitRep - bought a new battery today, fired her up and had a spin around the yard. Brake work well, carb not so - its got a choke cable fitted which has to be fulled out to reduce the engine speed to idle. :park:


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 Post subject: Re: V4 Custardwagon
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:47 pm 
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Not much been happening on the 96 over the last three months. Hit a couple of problems though:
1) having dropped the remaining two wheels off to be blasted and powder coated, the guys who was doing the work has been ill, so only got those back today.
2) found a leak in the petrol tank, just weeping from an area about the size of a pin head. Good job I found it before putting the tank back in, but I've now sourced a replacement so today's special job was to remove the sender from the old tank and test it. The ohmmeter suggests that it is OK.
Also de-rusted one of the rear wings, applied some temporary non-matching yellow paint and stone-chipped the underside, so that is ready to go back on when we have another dry day


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 Post subject: Re: V4 Custardwagon
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while you have the new tank out, might be an idea to look into the frost site for a tank sealer and future proof it

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 Post subject: Re: V4 Custardwagon
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:56 pm 
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Good tip Ghostie. A Frost order is impending, as I need some more etch primer and other stuff too.

Been making the most of the great weather the last couple of days. No 'before' as I found the camera needed charging an didn't want to waste any time. Having welded a new piece under here last year, I started chasing a couple of rust spiders up the side, and as usual they extended further than first thought. All sanded back and treated with acid. The blob of filler is to level out a small dent
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Then etch primer, high build primer and a few coats of Ford Signal Yellow - just to see how I like the colour, flatting back in between
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I'm really pleased with the way this has come out, considering it was done outdoors with a rattle can.
...And, more importantly, I'm loving the colour 8) 8)

edit: don't know why the first pic is shown twice. It wasn't me guv


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 Post subject: Re: V4 Custardwagon
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 12:16 pm 
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New rear shocks are now fitted, having first had to modify the cups for the upper outer bush so that they will fit between the ribs/flanges in the body. Then on to cleaning out the threads of the captive nuts that the rear wings bolt to
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I found that a 5/16 UNC tap wouldn't fit in my tap stock, but luckily a brake spanner was just the right size.
Fitting the wing is a bit fiddly, getting all the bolts and piping lined up took a couple of hours, and I'm still not entirely happy with the fit
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Having been unable to sort out the handbrake cable that I was having problems with back in November, a new one is on order


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