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Old 24-01-2009   #16
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Glad it wasn't anything major, always nice when things start to come together
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Well done that man!! I'd suggest patting yourself on the back, but your hands are probably oily, perhaps a beer or two are in order?

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Futher update, drove car up and down outside house (no tax or insurance yet so couldnt go on main roads) in just 1st and second, up to 2500 rpm and all seems OK! Temp gauge wont work though so I want to fix that first before driving on the road so will tax and isure on Monday and see how she does on a long run! I think the big test of my workmanship will be when i go past 3000 rpm and the variator kicks in! But I dont plan on doing that for a few miles until it has got up to temperature and all is OK. Still got a squeek around the cam belt cover which may be the water pump but it felt fine when i removed it and turned it by hand, its harldy noticeable so probably nothing other than a noise from a car with 140000 KM's on the clock!

Thanks for all the help and advice.
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Good for you, it's worth it in the end.
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Thanks for the nice words, a video or 2 will be put up when i can finally drive her on the road! As for the beer or two, its actually wine or 2 (bottles!).
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That Dan guy sounds like he knows what he's on about.

Well done Topher you've done well, I'm sure it will be fine above the infamous 3000rpm!!
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I'm impressed at the work and dedication you've shown so far topher, and I'll still be impressed even if the B goes up in a ball of flames when you hit 3000 rpm
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well done mate!!! excellent work!!!
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By the way mate, it's me, Dan!

Chris has really achieved something fantastic and I have tried to keep him sane and motivated throughout!

Look forward to blasting around in the car in summer!

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That dan guy up north is a tool! But to be fair to the guy, he did stand in the garage when the thing went pooff, and was still there when it finally got running, I wonder if he is willing to sit in the passenger seat when I take it past the magic mark!!

Anyway, Dan took the video when we started the car for the first time after the re-work so I think he will be still taking the video when I take it on the road.

Also, tomorrow, myself and Dan will be taking part in an endurance model car race, teams of six, we are on opposite teams, so he best watch himself! unfortunately they dont do a model fiat b so I may use the MG b ....http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/chrisbriggs_SD1/?action=view&current=MOV02360.flv


Let you all know tomorrow which team wins!
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Well I hope it's an indoor race cos the weather here today is atrocious.

Good stuff getting the b going. Let me know when you want to come and compare with my unfiddled one
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Yes it is indoors today! At the inverurie sports centre.

I will tax and insure the car tomorrow then give it a few days of 20 min runs just round the village. Once i am happy it will survive a long trip I will head up!! I just need to get a clip for the injector connection that I have lost, trip to scrappys tomorrowas well!
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Brilliant model, nice one! Used to do some radio racing and slot cars in the past, good fun
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Wel done on all your work and may you enjoy your b for many summers to come
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