Red Rattler Revamp

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Re: Red Rattler Revamp

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Got a bit done today - accelerator pedal is done , then made a bracket to hold the cable at the pedal end so that job is all done - just need to order a new cable about 150mm longer than the sample one Image
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The only original bit is the pedal itself - and that was fairly flogged as well
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Only took 2 attempts to get the throttle cable bracket right-
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Got the blower back on , boost line sorted then started on the acoustic mat - which seemed to mold in nicely , but getting the release paper off it was a very different story - I said LOTS of very rude words trying to get that crap off :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Bitten on the arse yet again after wasting my money on stuff from CRS - went to fit the rubber boot on the slave cylinder for the clutch and the farkin thing won’t go on because the bracket is too close to the body of the slave cylinder so need to unbolt it from the bracket and jam it hard up against the bracket - FFS they can’t do ANYTHING properly those donkeys……
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Nice work on the pedal anyway……


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I agree with you Blacky regarding CRS and you can throw in V6 Conversions to that mix, you would think that if you were making items multiple times you would get them right not go backwards :silent:
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Had a couple of days off , not by choice ImageImage had to install a pond next to the fishpond so the frogs can lay eggs without the fish eating them to keep the wife happy then spent a couple of days working on the young blokes Landcruiser because he let it run out of rego the plonker ImageImage

Anyway, back into it - got the rear brake line flexi hose so fitted that and check tightened all the lines from front to back so it’s now ready to bleed up both the brakes and clutch Image

Was a bit warm in the shed today
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So I found something to do in front of the air conditioner- the Lincoln grille hides a wall mounted evaporative cooler
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Made the parcel shelf - had a template given to me by me trimmer mate so marked it out and threw it in the car
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Not a huge amount but its all progress…. Off to Spotlight tomorrow to find something suitably stupid to cover it with


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A little more progress yesterday- we had a club meeting in the afternoon but in the morning I got the parcel shelf covered and mounted the speakers
I was a little bit dusty in the morning- no idea why - we had a work do on Friday night and while I was loading pics to put on here I found this …..Image

Parcel shelf done - it’s a bit of 3mm MDF ov we the 9mm bit - mounting bolts are glued into the 9mm so it can go in together
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Got back from the meeting and back into it - fitted the parcel shelf and the new seatbelts- the old ones were just a little bit ragged
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Then finished off the fun job of installing the acoustic mat on the passenger side and up under the dash - I bought a new standard noise mat for the firewall but it has been chopped around too much and it won’t fit
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Finished off by reinstalling the underfelt and carpets and called it a night


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Nice progress Blacky


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Cudos for the recycling of the disco fabric.

Good for acoustic suppression as well.

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Looking fantastic mate
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Blacky wrote: Sun Feb 04, 2024 11:41 amImage
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You have too much time on your hands Harv - and why did I read that in Richard Attenborough's voice ???? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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A little more progress this weekend- handy tip , don’t plan to fit gutter guard to your house over a weekend that’s going to be 40+ both days :shock: :shock:

Mounted up a radiator header tank , knocked up a bracket to mount it on
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Mounted it up in the engine bay , just need to get a couple of fittings tomorrow to finish it off
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Then started on the seatbelt mounts , finished the rear ones off - they were easy
Front ones need a plate in the B pillar so marked it up and fired up the grinder
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Then it was knock off time and off to the pub


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Very tidy. Where did you get that header tank?


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