It’s been a year since I ordered the kit – how do I know? Autosport at the NEC. I ordered the kit at this event in 2012, and bought the engine soon after. I went again this year, and it made me realise just how little I have achieved in 12 months, and how few blog posts I have made!
What happened? Brake pipes happened. I have probably used enough brake pipe for 4 cars trying to get the bends correct, especially the master cylinder to front pipe. More of that in a later post.
Where is the build is at right now? My last post left the build with the engine mounts primered, and these were then colour-coded. I am pleased with the results, although I will read the paint instructions a bit better next time, and apply a laquer, rather than wipe the paint off with a rag and thinners when I meant to simply wipe down the mount – doh! All re-painted and properly laquered now, and tucked away in the garage ready for the engine.
I then moved onto the brake pipes, which is where it all went wrong – read my other post for the details! I walked away from the garage before the spanner throwing started, and then never made it back in until Christmas. A combination of work, family and illness meant that I did not get going again until then, not to mention the fact that it was freezing in there!
To get the momentum going again, I tackled a simple job. I tapped the harness bolt mounts out where the chassis powder coat had clogged up the threads. This simple job gave me enough confidence to tackle the brake pipes again – I am back, in the garage, and I will do more this year 🙂