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Next step - not alloy rad Dave, sooooo expensive

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Watch them silicone hoses, they will need re-tightening after a few heat cycles
Yeah, I wasn't 100% about them(?), but they're Blue

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Picked up new staggered rims - ready for some new rubber

Decided to replace the shot radiator and hoses - 3 hours later all sorted


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That shaft needs a coat of rust remover (Hammerite Rust Remover Gel)* and a lick of paint. :alberteinstein:

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Jeeeeeeez, it's an ongoing project - priorities, it had a weeping radiator

Winter is for cosmetic type work - I have been enjoying the sun

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No time like the present & while there is access & the weather in nice. Mind that sun burn :D
 

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That steering rack needs to come out and be sorted, that is on borrowed time :eek:
So much to do..........so little time

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Good to see progress Rick.

Plenty of time over the winter to strip the shell and get it powder coated to Ancill standard


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Good to see progress Rick.

Plenty of time over the winter to strip the shell and get it powder coated to Ancill standard


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Lol, even though it’s a rolling project, it’s best to work on a preventative basis, it’s far easier changing parts in your garage than at the side of the road :)
 

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Nowt wrong with the rack - bit of surface rust is all. If it isn't leaking, it's good to go.
 

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Looking good Rick.

How was the cruise?

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Looking good Rick.

How was the cruise?

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Fantastic Jay - some big swells Atlantic side, but great to wake up in a different place everyday.............how was 'Nam?

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Nowt wrong with the rack - bit of surface rust is all. If it isn't leaking, it's good to go.
Steering 'feels' spot on tbh

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Fantastic Jay - some big swells Atlantic side, but great to wake up in a different place everyday.............how was 'Nam?

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Glad you enjoyed it.

Nam was great. A little too hot though if I'm honest. I can normally cope with the heat but this time I struggled a bit.

The best bit was the trip to Mui Ne. The beach and resort were stunning.

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Was it a humid heat? That can be stifling!
I have experienced 50°, but that was in the middle of Saudi Arabia.........so very very dry

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Was it a humid heat? That can be stifling!
I have experienced 50°, but that was in the middle of Saudi Arabia.........so very very dry

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Yes, very humid. It was high 30's most days but with high humidity. It was bearable if there was a breeze, if not it was very sticky. For some reason it seemed worse during the evenings.

I've experienced very high temperatures in Arizona and again it's not so bad as it's a dry heat.

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After changing the rad I took the little Roadster out for a very spirited drive on some back roads, seeing if I could dislodge anything, but glad to say that no leaks appeared and all is working fine on the coolant front - dare I say that the engine runs smoother and slightly cooler lol

However, on parking up I noticed one side slightly lower than the other on the rear.......?

Think I may have snapped a spring........so have got hold of a used nsr strut/coil setup, but means I will replace the stabiliser(recon) bar and associated tie-rods(new) as well

Bring on the next priority job!

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