How time flies....the logistics of co-ordinating four people, all with different talents, around work, families, weather - make this maybe more protracted than would be desirable for some, but then it's a commonality and an opportunity to learn about the coupe all in good company
It's now had a pretty thorough valet inside, removing historic dust, dirt and cobwebs, the intention being to throw in a bag of silica gel over the winter. All the cloth seating has now been extracted and cleaned up - it's in terrific condition.Rear brake progress:
Callipers refitted after cleaning out and new seal kits
The new copper brakelines - passenger footwell to rear
Fitment to new rear compensator
Brake lines wrapped in self-amalganating tape
Perforation in boot/rear panel join, initial clean and prep, repair with Steel-Stik
Arch area and underneath undersealed
The heat shield had come off one of its bolts - this obstinate latter eventually succumbed to the knockometer after abortive attempts to drill it out from inside the boot.
Refitting the fuel tank
The handbrake cables are ready for action but seems we should have the hydraulic system up-and-running first. Won't be long till the rear bumper, left removeable for easier access underneath, is refitted permanently!
One of the many items on the front to-do list
The n/s wishbone mount is badly corroded - high also in priority.
Meanwhile the imminent front brake dismantling is being prepared by numerous attacks from penetrant spray - the onset of GMT is likely to mean a significant reduction in quality time in this open-air environment