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Author Topic: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer  (Read 835 times)

Applejack

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Re: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer
« Reply #30 on: 30 Nov 22, 07:19 pm »
Depending on the skill of the driver.

Seven racer

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Re: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer
« Reply #31 on: 02 Dec 22, 08:14 pm »
The final assembly of a running chassis is coming along well, managed to get the bonnet fitted today, still a bit of fettling to do, and louvres to sort, but it's getting there.

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The bolts are getting all the modern markings filed off the heads, and wired to look a bit 'period'

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And the machine turning, that none will see, is installed on the front of the chassis

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So it's all starting to come together at last, hopefully I can get it running in time to get some testing done before the season starts.

Peter

Jimr1999

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Re: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer
« Reply #32 on: 03 Dec 22, 06:49 am »
Looking very together now, brilliant work!
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

jim

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Re: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer
« Reply #33 on: 03 Dec 22, 06:57 am »
That's looking real good Peter. It will be great to have another finished CK for next season and I look forward to seeing it.

Philip83

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Re: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer
« Reply #34 on: 04 Dec 22, 07:49 am »
It's looking great, some really nice details there too.

Ian F

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Re: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer
« Reply #35 on: 04 Dec 22, 12:58 pm »
Some great work there, a lot more accurate than mine, can't wait to see it in the metal 🤗😎😁

Seven racer

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Re: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer
« Reply #36 on: 04 Jan 23, 07:25 pm »
The build gets back ontrack, after about a month off for holidays and other stuff.

I have spent a couple of days getting some final details sorted on the front end, the grille has been fitted, and I managed to get the bars test fitted.

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The bonnet is now finally fitted, and the dummy header tank fitted,

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Next up, sorting curved louvres on a plastic bonnet, time to start cheating......

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Peter

 

Tinworm

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Re: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer
« Reply #37 on: 15 Jan 23, 12:05 am »
It is an amazing build, Peter
I don't want to bore you all with the details, here. But if you are interested, have a look at my blog https://peteskart.blogspot.com/

-Peter

Seven racer

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Re: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer
« Reply #38 on: 15 Jan 23, 07:40 pm »
Thanks Peter,
The most important bit will be to see if it works, but at least it's starting to get into final assembly, with all the niggly bits getting sorted as I go.
Still fighting the belt and chain alignment, but I'm now down to finding about 3mm, and I think I know what bits of the TAV to butcher to get it sorted, at least it's back on 4 wheels.

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Peter

Seven racer

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Re: 1936 Austin 7 twin cam racer
« Reply #39 on: 23 Jan 23, 05:24 pm »
Well she's sitting on the ground,

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and I'm hoping to get the TAV lined up this week, so I thought I would make a start on the buck for the tail.

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Peter