1974 Dolomite Sprint

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Re: 1974 Dolomite Sprint

Post by AutoshiteBoy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:56 pm

The first TR7s felt exceptionally strong. By the time it moved to Canley, it was thinned out.
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Re: 1974 Dolomite Sprint

Post by chadders » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:01 pm

Judging by how hard it is to push my MGB I can well believe it.
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Re: 1974 Dolomite Sprint

Post by SiC » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:47 pm

Had a good productive day today. A big day as finally put fresh metal on.

Started it by cutting even more holes into the arch area.
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Then attacked with the powerfile.
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Then made a card template and cut some metal for the jacking point box section
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Clamped up the work and kitted up to start spraying sparks. Struck the first arc and ARRRRRGH SO BRIGHT.

Damn mask battery had gone flat and its now 4pm on a Sunday. Chances of getting a CR2045 battery are pretty slim. So rushed out to Toolstation (close at 5pm) and picked up a cheap mask.
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Finally got down to welding
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Templated and then cut a piece for the wheel arch next and lined it all up.
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Tacked
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Welded. Didn't blow too many holes. Bit thin at the top but not terrible. Decent thick steel on this car.
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Plug welded the rest and seam welded on the otherside
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Otherside for penetration check
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Could do with a quick run over with the grinder to tidy up but it was getting late. So sprayed some red oxide over to provide some protection.
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Still got to finish boxing this off and repairing the membrane then outer sill. Quite a few bits and pieces to make up this section.
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This hole has got bigger at the top of the wheel arch too. Awkward piece that is part of the bulkhead into the cabin and engine bay. Will need a fire blanket shoving down here before I start welding, so I don't get stray sparks into the engine bay. Also has the bulkhead foam backed insulation I need to temporarily remove as that'll be a fire risk too.
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