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Petula - time to start fitting bits and bringing some shine to her

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  • #16
    Got so far . Needed to buy another torque wrench as one l had was higher torque so off to town .
    Just followed my nose to see how disc set up fitted Click image for larger version

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    Just about got my head around it.


    • #17

      Yes the hub nut torque is really small, could almost do it by hand, you can actually feel it anyway Bob by hand when you spin with a wheel on. Manual says do it wall with road wheel on anyway

      Looking good though, closer to being on the ground,

      Petula will probably be on the ground before mine !
      / John


      • #18
        COO even the headlight seal fixing clips match the colour scheme(black) Click image for larger version

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        Trial fitted one head light Click image for larger version

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        Needed to remove it as the new assemblies l bought , the screws didn't have any way of fitting the small adjusting knobs , so modified the rear of the screws by grinding a flat either side until knobs fitted ,

        Fitted nice NOISEY thing (l've always found that air horns and similar make people realise you ARE THERE , not like normal horns . (USELESS) Click image for larger version

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        Removed brake master cylinder and replaced coupling with correct style to fit pedal, just got to fit back in .

        Modified headlight bowl ala Dave Lane . Click image for larger version

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        Need to fit plastic trim yet .
        Wheels back on front , nothing tightened up to final torques yet , that'll wait till brake system is finished .
        Might start looking into wiring next , might just raise rear end and just fit dampers & springs to see how it all looks , but still got to assemble refurbished rear suspension .
        Robins disc conversion seems to be GOOD as far as l can tell , easy fit and can revert to drums if needed as nothing is altered in fitting it.
        Just looking at water bottles again (washers).

        Must get back out to play again now.



        • #19
          Nice one Bob

          Robins kit is one of best I have fitted, really does have everything in the box and can buy all bits new if needed.

          Great to see Petula "get her face" on always my favourite bit, get the lights fitted just transforms the car so much and give the mojo a great boost

          Will be great to see it sitting on the ground, I did say you will beat me to that stage

          / John


          • #20
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ID:	7830I have got another grill painted green ,but thought the black is going to be the one to go with .
            I modified the lock bezel so that it pivoted upwards , my theory was that it wouldn't be correct swinging downwards to open it , I was wrong then , so l need to make a tapered ring to sit behind the lock bezel so that when l swing it to lock or unlock , it doesn't hit the bodywork .



            • #21
              Full face on now, looking good, did not realise it had a front bonnet lock is that a mod ?
              / John


              • #22
                Yes also got my customised badge to go on



                • #23
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                  • #24
                    Unique and really cool Bob, cant get a better combo than that
                    / John


                    • #25
                      Yes the uniqueness appeals to me .That's what l'm aiming for.
                      Already got Frances


                      • #26
                        Been sorting dummy grills (l have a few to chose from)the best one needed a hole machining in it for lock\ badge bezel which l did today.

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                        Pictured with second quality grill fitted to Pet

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                        Yes l know the badge assembly is fitted upside down to normal , looking into how to fit fog lamps now , need to load bumper brackets and see what room is available for fitting something from bumper mount points, also awaiting parts for steering column and wiper motor clamp .
                        Sorting dummy grills to sell on now .



                        • #27
                          Lovely piece of work bob, the badge just looks so much better than the standard one.

                          Jim did the same, he only had a grille with hole already in it and no lock, so just put a badge in.

                          Colour looks so much better in the sunshine !
                          / John


                          • #28
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                            Lots of shine and l haven't polished it yet, think l've worked out best place for fog lights ,got to make up a bracket that attaches to bumper mount brackets .
                            Found the elusive steering column indicator cancelling nylon bush , inside the car at base of inner column , car has been covered for weeks .
                            Replacement part is already winging its way to me from Graham, so will have a spare now.


                            • #29
                              Ah OK, fell to bottom when dowl came out !

                              Mystery solved as to where it went at least, cant get much safer
                              / John


                              • #30
                                More Bling ?
                                Can you have BLACK bling?
                                Rocker box , stub axles , water connectors ,oil filler, thermostat covers, spot light brackets , rear engine mount.
                                Rear engine mount have l put bush in place in the correct position so largest amount of rubber underneath?
                                Not sure whether to modify stub axles or leave until l am sure l'm happy with mods already made and on the car , as these latest ones are spares.

                                Decided to make a batch of spot light brackets as l was happy with them, maybe others would be ?
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