Archive for 2018

Painted

Posted: 21st January 2018 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v

Other projects around the house and workshop keeping me busy but did manage a bit of progress…

Painted up the catch tank and the coil pack brackets.

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Fitted those and then put in an insulated bulkhead fitting for the battery cable.

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In doing this came to the conclusion that the stainless rivnuts I pressed in for the steering column were not the way forwards. As they’re not flush fitting the column was wobbling even with a third bolt added in for stability. So I cut the rivnuts out and welded in some captive nuts. Those combined with the third fixing means it’s solid now.

Catch Tank

Posted: 14th January 2018 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v

Wanted to find a way to get the oil catch tank in. Spoke with Sandy Brown to confirm positioning. Didn’t want to do something conventional above the gearbox mount so made this instead.

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Just needs a lick of paint…

Checkstrap

Posted: 6th January 2018 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v

Passenger door has always had check strap issues so decided to do something about that and treated the car to a brand new part.

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Comparison of old vs new and there are a few subtle differences…

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The result…