"Like a beautiful woman, which made me suffer a bit before I could have it"

zondag 27 december 2015

Time to paint (again)

After a minor setback (out of paint hardner) i decided to paint some parts in 'industrial' paint wich was in my garage available instead of glossy paint. How big can the differance be? And most of the parts are not visable...

Still you can see the difference between the paints! ... Not so happy with the results but at least they are black & mounted!

vrijdag 20 november 2015

vrijdag 30 oktober 2015

Fuel tap/filter mount (for the bottom of the fuel tank)

Weld a threaded 'nut' to a plate 

After the part cooled down, turn it flat

Use cutting oil!

Et voila, the fuel tap mount is ready!

donderdag 15 oktober 2015

Test fit for the fuel sender

Top mounting plate, drill a hole size 40mm

Check before using parts. 'QC =/ Good quality!'

But it looks quite well made...

Replaced the nuts & bolts with M5 RVS model

So far so good! Checked with an mulitmeter if the little white part does it job. OK we have + & - contact!
I did drill one hole a bit wrong so i had to fill her out so it would fit. But with a big washer you will hopefully not see it... 
i'm a bit sick so working in the garage is not really on my mind. Sorry about that.

dinsdag 6 oktober 2015

Fuel tank part 3

Test fit of the inner plate's

measuring the top plate. Ready for the milling & drilling proces!

Testfit of the ALU Fuel tank.

Nice fit just above the rear axle

Easy mounting hole's of the side. Taking the place of the original tank

I chose to extend the tank a bit to the rear so i could take more fuel.

But still have a very big trunk for a sports car.

Easy mounting hole's on the side

construction plan

Triumph Spitfire World!

Oh happy day!

zaterdag 3 oktober 2015

So my old tank is not worth saving...

even the fuel sender unit was out...

measuring 1

measuring 2

some 3D model


Looks like an improvement to me :-)

And why not... Some sandblasting & primer!


Clean up the leftovers


More primer

Primer you say?

Ow yeah!

dinsdag 18 augustus 2015

steering lock

Found some new RVS bolts for the lock. Only 1mm to big.

The myford super 7 to the aid!

Et voila! :-)