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  • #254130

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    WOW! That does look purposeful.

    Rule is the top of the helmet plus X inches, right? 3-4-5 inches? Whatever “X” is this should pass inspection. Which means you’re now a hillclimber!
    Congrats, dude!
    Three questions: 1. how long does it take you to take it off?
    2. How compact does it stow?
    3. What’s it weigh?
    #254131

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Insane!!!

     
    And I like her little brother in the backgroudn of the first picture.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #254132

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Paul, you just ain’t right.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254133

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Bill, I never said I was! Wacko

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #254134

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Okay, it works as designed. 24 bolts(6 mounts, 4 bolts each) and it lifts off. My son showed up with a couple friends so we took it off. Very tight to the body, but nothing was damaged in the process. Currently finishing it in the dark brown fender color.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254135

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Basically that is absolute madness.

    I will never catch up.

    edsnova2015-04-27 22:39:10

    #254136

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Tuesday and Wednesday were both beautiful days and I used the beast for work. Motoring all day Tuesday resulted in forcing me to get my hair cut. Wednesday resulted in me coming home on a wrecker.

    I thought the fuel pump went out yet again, but it turns out that when there is no fuel the pump is much quieter and could not be heard over the traffic noise. In the quiet confines of my garage the pump was heard to be running, so i emptied my gas can into the tank, the pump volume came up. Turning the key it fired up. It’s always the little things that drive you crazy. This is a result of a change of gauges. I replaced them all early this year to commemorate its turning 100K. Fresh odometer starting at 0. This was a long frustrating ordeal of which I posted none of, but will be willing to tell all at Carlisle to anyone willing to listen.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254137

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Man, it’s always gotta be something, don’t it?

    #254138

    montie
    Participant

    @montie

    Could have been the hair cut.  LOL

    #254139

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Had a couple pulleys laying around so I lifted the cage up as far as I could inside the garage and found I was just able to drive under it and lower it down on it’s pads. I think I’ll invest in a genuine block and tackle and make the job a bit easier in the future.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254140

    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Bill. Does the roll bar protect the fuel tank in the case of a rollover? Looks like it would.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #254141

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Well, yet another shake down, er, break down run.  A little 2″ cable that pulls on the clutch fork broke. Better now than on the Hillclimb. The tow truck driver now knows my family and dogs by name. He becoming like family.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254142

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Well, with being stuck and undriveable, its back to doing bodywork. You saw the cardboard rear box at Carlisle. Its time to fix that.


    Aluminum foil covering the original rear box, then one layer of fiberglass cloth.


    Second layer of glass cloth.


    Semi-sturdy shell.

    Cut down for initial fit.

    Now to make a mold of the original cover from the bottom and mate the two. The original hat that mounts the spare tire should bolt right up when finished.

    billnparts2015-06-14 10:00:51

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254143

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Had a Hillclimb official stop and give the car a pre tech inspection tech inspection. I didn’t want to be turned away at the event for forgetting something. The car had some minor items to correct.(place covers on the battery cable ends, grind the upper corner of the kill switch plate into a radius and get a fire extinguisher with one with a metal tip.) The biggest issue was having to place an additional tube to the cage behind my head to mount a padded restraint. the cage builder will do it in one day next Monday. Hopefully the clutch will be repaired by then.
    Today I picked up the new rubber.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254144

    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    That’s some nice looking rubber you got Bill. Are they just for hill climb use?

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #254145

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Ok, the bar is in and painted and padded.

    The cast of the rear cover is complete. It really could use several more layers, but its a cover and is not structural.

    I had a friend at work who is artistically creative create a cover for the hole the spare tire mount would normally be. I instructed him to provide something to say it was still under construction. This is what he came up with.

    Well, I would normally post photos but the site wont let me. I’ll try again later.

    Friday evening is official tech inspection.
    Saturday morning we run.
    Please pray the rain goes away.
     

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

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