Thursday 19 April 2012

When others fail...

I have been doing some work on a Nissan Pulsar, a rather special one :)

I have sorted the quick shift gear linkage as the kit supplied didn't fit, the center ball pivot was too large so I made a left and right lathe tool and shrunk it down to fit, the pivot was also wrong and they suppled a bolt that was too long and would catch on the casing. I used some plastic bar and made a new pivot using the original bolt.

Same car also gave problems with the front wishbones. The plan is to fit Poly bushes to tighten things up in the handling department.
My customer had taken the new wishbones to a couple of other engineering companies and they had failed to remove the original metalastic bushes, ruining one of them in the process :/
So after a little thought I started on the lathe...
I found a suitable lump of steel in the shape of an old cam belt sprocket so set about turning it down..

and the inside

A plug was also made from another piece of steel and when the whole lot was put together in the press it looked something like this

and it all resulted in this

Just going to add some decent tack welds along the edge to stiffen the wishbone and then the polys can be fitted.


update :)

yes I know I am a slacker :)
We actually made it in time for Beach Party 6, all up and running, looking as tidy as we can be at the moment and even managed an MOT by using the chassis number :)

We have had some conversation with 2 good guys ar Bristol DLO but unfortunately even they were unable to get DVLA swansea to sort a registration out for us so the beach party was done via trailer :/

Certanly didn't stop us celebrating with some Champers :)

We drove it around a bit and found it suffers from fuel vapourisation, going to make a plastic insulator and a heat shield in the near future :)

Makes a good camera car :)

One man who was particularly happy was Mr Damaged, his father used to run the MK3s when Bri was a nipper and he never got to drive one, until now :)

When we have a reg number he will get a proper go :).

Still no reg so she is still tucked up in the shed, in the way :/