Tagged: GT

GT Update Mid Jan 2018

Okay so last time I spoke about rebuilding the pedal box and the need to refit the steering. It took a lot longer to refit than planned (3 days) but was ultimately fixed by getting a new steering shaft a few MM longer machined up (cheers Retropower spot on as...

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GT trim work

Another evening in the workshop, I re-drilled the rear quarters and fitted the GT badges. The rear quarters already had the holes, but were covered over with paint, so a steady hand with the drill soon had then opened up, some fresh “Le Mans Blue” paint and they were ready...

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GT Rear Seats

Another evening on the tools, after a quick coffee and biscuit (or two) it was back into the workshop and continue the rebuild. All the extra soundproofing has been fitted under the rear seats, and a final fitment of the rear upright and rear parcel shelf was made, some adjustment...

GT Rear axle bolts (last ones)

Another night on the GT, and more jobs off the list, as always the list seems to grow faster than we can get jobs done, so not feeling closer to the end yet. Tonight I finished off the last two bolts on the rear axle, I can now confidently say...

Bad Bolt choice

Bad night tonight, it was going to be a short one in the workshop, but a satisfying little job. I planned to swap out all the rear axle bolts and put in the correct length ones, so I can have lock nuts washers and still have some thread showing. 8...

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GT handbrake cables

Another good day in the workshop was had today, I have re routed the handbrake cables and added a couple of clamps to hold the cable better, so they don’t flop onto the rear axle trailing arms or prop-shaft. The adjuster needed adjusting but that can be done another time....

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GT waxoil me up

Tonight we decided to warm up the waxoil and do the insides of the doors before we do the final trail fit on the door cards. I am happy to report I am now protected, the workshop floor is now protected and Scott is equally protected, alas none of the...

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GT Outside

For the first time in maybe 6 or 7 years the GT spent the day outside in the sun. It wasa bright day so it seemed daft to hide inside. Again its jacked up at the front due to the GT front springs designed to take a much heavier engine,...

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GT Heater box and door locks

More work done today, in my travels over the years I had managed to pick up two door barrels with new keys for a HC, matching numbers and all that. So Today after some testing on an old rear boot lid first it was found that HC barrels fit into...

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GT wheels Wolfrace

The wheels are now all fitted, superb set of wheel nuts and some centre caps set them off very well. The fuel tank is now also secured, I have started the repairs on the centre console (going well) and we have fabricated a cover for the wiper motor so thats...