Posts Tagged ‘Fitting’

Fabrication Time

Posted: 29th August 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v, Welding
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Well had a bit of time away and a chance to get perspective and decide what I wanted to do with the car. Came back with a bit more enthusiasm and then tonight managed to get a good few hours working on the car. Fabricated up some mounting points for the retaining straps that are going to hold the fuel cell in. These are going to be strong. Welded M8 nuts onto some 3mm plate and then welded that to some SWG16 sheet which I then folded and welded up. Might have played with the swager set in the process…

fabrication

fabrication

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These pair of bad boys will be welded in behind the fuel cell in the hollow where the rear seats used to be and will sit flush at the same level as the boot floor. Then just need to mount the other two plates onto the bulkhead and form up a template for the retaining strap out of some steel and then I’ll get some made up out of 5mm alloy.

Back on the Road

Posted: 13th June 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Did a bit of fettling over the last weeek and finally have the car back on the road for the first time since PPC in the Park. Chopped up a poverty spec lower alternator mounting to liberate the necessary section, then tidied it up, drilled the extra mounting hole and painted it up with POR15.

New custom alternator tensioner bracket:

Altenator Tensioner

Fitted (note that the zinc plated (gold coloured) adjuster that attaches to the alternator bottom mounting doesn’t have enough thread on it naturally, so this has to be tapped so that it will mount as shown):

Altenator Tensioner