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by Lost Horizon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

You can tell things are going well when the video update of the week is this..

Take a break...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

That looks great. Mine looked like that. It didn't look like that after 2 weeks of driving it though! Ha.. I'm with you on this. First and foremost, it's to be a solid driver, not just a pretty face. I have no pristeen hoarder instincts as far as I know, at least using the last 70 years as the samp...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Video on the week in review:

A video of the underside

Some stills from that video:

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by Lost Horizon
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Concurrently getting the Barn find Hardtop back from "B" for barn to "A" in keeping with the rest of the car. It will end up the same color as the car. We have the unique paint formula already.. :mrgreen: https://s17.postimg.cc/nmdq1ilrj/IMG_20180411_142818.jpg https://s17.postimg.cc/mk3jizq3j/IMG_2...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Drive shaft is ready. New U-joints and rubber.

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by Lost Horizon
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

An update on the Burlen SU order, which is on the critical path at the moment. I e-spoke with Andy Barlow yesterday, and he has the new estimate 5 weeks out. However, he had this to offer: "I have impressed on them the urgency of your case and we hope to have these to you before this date." Hoping h...
by Lost Horizon
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

A look at the interior including layering and carpeting - sound deadening black 3M mats glued in with contact cement on the floors, thick grey underlay, then the finished layer... https://s17.postimg.cc/fo6wh5oen/IMG_20180406_172701.jpg A little further along.. https://s17.postimg.cc/d8532r8qn/IMG_2...
by Lost Horizon
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

on the barn find hardtop, we are going to try and save the original headliner as it is apparently pretty much irreplaceable. Overall, it should get out to the body shop to match the car for painting this week. The rest of the bits and pieces are sorted for re chroming, and the rubber seals are on or...
by Lost Horizon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Here's a shot from the other side to round out the scene a bit:

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by Lost Horizon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

pure porn! How did you refinish the rocker covers. Powder coating masking off the ribs? did you skim the raised sections? Skimmed the raised sections. We considered a light milling, but in the end, %$^$#! sanded it. For hours. And Hours. That stuff is hard as the hubs of h.e.l.l. :geek2: ( I throw ...
by Lost Horizon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

The engine bay is getting there. Hope the carbs show up soon ..

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by Lost Horizon
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

A nice barn find by Richard Owen. He did a test fit, aligns great, drops right into the pins, and the windows are snug when rolled up. Onward.

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by Lost Horizon
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Why dont you just run it in on Strombergs to run it in, then swap over to the SUs when they arrive. It would only take a couple of hours to swap them over. James I'm looking at several options. One is to borrow a set of SU's and manifold from another restoration that is scheduled later as being the...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

The engine and transmission are in. All good so far.

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by Lost Horizon
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Getting ready to reacquaint the restored drivetrain back in the car... A short video of where we are Some stills for those who like detail ~ Improved clutch throw-out bearing to replace the garden variety carbon version on the right: https://s17.postimg.cc/60gu6h1hr/IMG_20180403_124319.jpg Closeup o...
by Lost Horizon
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Someone asked me the other day how did they replace the ring gear, as it was originally machined directly on the flywheel.. Here is a pic of the fix. The machine shop milled the old teeth off to the appropriate interference diameter to suit the new ring gear, which was carefully heated just enough n...
by Lost Horizon
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

On the Body and frame side of things , the new electrical harness is nearly ready for the Drive Train and Engine to be reacquainted with the car, as well as the hoses, brake lines, pedal assemblies, accumulator, header tank and so on.

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by Lost Horizon
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Engine is getting there. WIll likely go in with the trans next week. The Electronic Ignition distributor shown is CSI. More rebuild pics: https://s17.postimg.cc/blym95skf/IMG_20180328_191652.jpg https://s17.postimg.cc/6ajpoiysv/IMG_20180329_173354.jpg https://s17.postimg.cc/jrgo7h95b/IMG_20180329_17...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 94
Views: 5384
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

A short video by Richard on part of the Engine balance and refurbish (bottom end) Engine balance and bottom end rebuild Some still pics on the Engine Rebuild (Bottom end part). https://s17.postimg.cc/9qwghzs7z/IMG_20180326_123423.jpg https://s17.postimg.cc/3pyrky86n/IMG_20180327_191648.jpg https://s...