1970 2a Upgrades

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deanc5
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Re: 1970 2a Upgrades

#51 Post by deanc5 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:27 pm

Attention then turned to the cooling system. The full-width intercooler is from a Saab and was located at the wreckers as well. A 16"electric fan will be mounted on the new stock series radiator. Still being constructed is an aluminum fan shroud. Pics to follow.
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Re: 1970 2a Upgrades

#52 Post by deanc5 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:34 pm

Heater Installation. I had to locate a Smiths blower since the Series didn't come with one. I found a rebuilt one in Vancouver and installed it with a new duct to the existing heater core.
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Re: 1970 2a Upgrades

#53 Post by deanc5 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:43 pm

Here is a quick RTI test using my floor jack. The tire is 18" off the floor. There is still room for more articulation but I see I will need rear dislocation cones. The alligator lizard shows up now and then in front of the shop door.
This concludes the June 30 thread update and I will be posting in real time now for the rest of the summer as things move along.
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Re: 1970 2a Upgrades

#54 Post by ANDYD » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:58 am

Wow, you've been busy, excellent progress. You must have a nicely equipped shop there to carry out all this custom work.
I really like the paint colour, what colour is that?

Its easy to get "stalled" on these project so keep up the good work :spinning:

Cheers, Andy

PS That's a cool mascot, try not to run him over :shock:
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Re: 1970 2a Upgrades

#55 Post by deanc5 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:45 am

Hi Andy, that paint is color I had mixed at NBR Distributors in Vernon. I believe it came from their Imron catalog. As far as tools, I do have a benchtop milling machine, a small lathe, and a welder.
The green didn't match the original rover light green, but that's ok. I don't plan on painting anything else on the body. It's going to have all the original patina.

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Re: 1970 2a Upgrades

#56 Post by deanc5 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:44 pm

Before and after
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