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Should I get stuck in or leave it another 4y

Postby Storkfoot » Wed May 15, 2019 8:32 pm

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Re: Should I get stuck in or leave it another 4y

Postby coaster » Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 am

Make a start mate, it could always be a slow burn, I wont be starting mine any time soon either. :roll:
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Re: Should I get stuck in or leave it another 4y

Postby mickey c » Sat May 18, 2019 11:27 pm

Good time to get going with the new casa 135 kit in production! Supposed to be quite nippy!
That rear rack is rare thing & would probably buy a few of these new Vega performance goodies!
Saying that, I found mine tricky to build & it’s still not running right!
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Re: Should I get stuck in or leave it another 4y

Postby Storkfoot » Sun May 19, 2019 8:50 pm

I am going to keep it standard. The engine casing has been welded up in the past and probably wouldn’t be the best example to put more power through.

The rear rack is a stainless copy of an original. It was badly made and I have just had a mate re-weld it but it’s still not a great fit and will need a bit more work.

I am going to make a start on the engine in the next few weeks, firstly by getting it vapour blasted.

I bought this project over 4 years ago now. It’s mostly all there. I have done precious little on it since. I have the original plate which is down on the DVLA website when it went computerised in ‘83 so, I think, I should be okay to get it re-registered on the original number. We’ll see though.
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Re: Should I get stuck in or leave it another 4y

Postby Storkfoot » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:29 pm

Just checking legshields fit okay after new struts welded on.

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Re: Should I get stuck in or leave it another 4y

Postby Storkfoot » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:12 pm

Bodywork on hold but have just made a start on the engine:

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Re: Should I get stuck in or leave it another 4y

Postby Storkfoot » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:37 pm

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Well, having had to machine the lip on the drive side of the crank due to some pitting being evident (this then necessitated a non standard size double lipped seal) I now have the crank in. Had I had a decent front sprocket bolt and the correct sized dished washer for the layshaft, I could have progressed the build further.

But, I didn’t :roll: :)
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Re: Should I get stuck in or leave it another 4y

Postby Storkfoot » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:29 pm

The moment I realised I had another problem. This time the endplate.

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Re: Should I get stuck in or leave it another 4y

Postby Storkfoot » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:53 pm

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Turns out that my endplate was a Starstream one and not a Vega. That meant I had to take an angle grinder to the underside of the endplate to get first gear to clear the endplate. On the plus side, the endfloat was within tolerance with the only shim I had.
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