The Alfa is looking superb Si
, cant wait to see it done, love that big wood rim wheel and the deep set guages, would be great if my Escort build would turn out the same standard but i doubt it, going to play on the old retired rally car look
Dr S wrote:
finaly got some primer on the o/s/r 1/4, started going
round the welds with seam sealer, rally and race cars dont seem
to have this done, i think this is because the quality of any welding repairs and fabrication must be visable
There are many reasons, let me explain..
Firstly, we have to get rid of it to be able to seam weld the panels together. Seam welding increases the strength of the joints and makes the shell last longer.
2, it cuts down on weight- around a 3kg saving on an average size shell
3, it allows us to check for cracks, this is why most racers are white or silver inside too- its much easier to spot a problem before it develops.
and finally, it makes quick repairs easier- if you have to weld up a shell during an event its much easier to do without removing a load of sealer (which burns quite nicely!)
Looking good mate. I thought you would have gone for a 3 litre axle with the LSD and bigger bearings rather than the 20lt axle??
Ah, right, cheers for that
, the cars competition days are over though and i intend to use it rain or shine so seam sealer it is
Would have loved an LSD but Capri LSD's go for good money, no 3.0 was fitted with one as standard, the only production Capri to get one (excluding X-packs etc) was the 2.8i Special, the guy i got my axle from had a 2.8i LSD but wanted £400, for a 25 year old axle, god knows how many miles, no guarantee etc, just hard to justify, TranX do new LSD units for the Atlas for £600, will get the car on the road, see how it goes and may go for a TranX eventually