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700newtons 15th Dec 2014 - 18:10

After a few days enforced break (a-choo), I'm back on the build.

700newtons 10th Dec 2014 - 20:10

We lowered the engine in today.

 

700newtons 9th Dec 2014 - 17:25

I worked on the engine bay today. Horns and washer bottle in; no problems. I also stuck cardboard all around in an attempt to reduce the chance of damage as the engine is lowered

700newtons 8th Dec 2014 - 16:39

I decided to make a start on the gearbox. (I can't finish the front suspension until I get a couple of 1/2" nuts).

700newtons 7th Dec 2014 - 17:50

I put in the front dampers today and caught up on the RHS.

I also torqued up the bolts specified in the instructions. However, the top damper bolt was inaccessible for the torque wrench (and my ingenuity) so I did my best guess at 20Nm after practising with the torque wrench.

700newtons 6th Dec 2014 - 17:42

After a quite a bit of searching in local shops I bought some 10mm grommets for the headlight brackets. I'm in two minds whether it is worth it though. The cables are already sheathed and I don't think they would wear though.

Things I have learnt today...

700newtons 30th Nov 2014 - 19:54

I have been fiddling with the front suspension today, and this also involves fitting the lighting bracket. The instructions for the lights took a bit more time to understand but I got there in the end.

700newtons 29th Nov 2014 - 19:59

The steering rack went in this evening. Before I started I taped card to the outside paintwork for protection against scuffs.