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Painting the chassis

PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Aug 19, 2023 6:05 am

Jon,
For the vacuum part of Chassis you coud use one of the products for inside PetrolTanks to kill any possible rust from humidity
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PostPost by: JonB » Sat Aug 19, 2023 7:59 am

Interesting… but the cross member seems solid enough, and there is always the option of electric lifters - although I’d rather keep it original. I’ll look into it. I think I’ll need some of that stuff for the tank anyway. Which looks pretty new, having been replaced at some point in the past (the receipt is on file).
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Aug 19, 2023 8:53 am

Jon i used a kit of 3 products inside the fuel tank on my TVR 3000S 7 years ago with 100% good result. You'll need to find a way to swirl it about in the Chassis ( which is a bit too big to strap to a cement mixer lol). The kit was cleaner+ treatment + special resine. Money well spent and cheap. Cheaper than fitting an electric headlamp kit and all that f×××××g about.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Aug 20, 2023 1:48 am

For protecting the inside of the crossmember, in theory you could drill a hole in one end, then insert a wand with a 360 degree nozzle on it, and slowly draw it out whilst spraying a cavity-wax or such, then weld shut the hole. In theory at least.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Aug 20, 2023 4:57 am

I don't think i would want to weld shut the hole for fear of a big booooom.
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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Aug 20, 2023 10:55 am

alan.barker wrote:I don't think i would want to weld shut the hole for fear of a big booooom.
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The suction tube at the carburetor end has a one way valve and it is important to ensure that this little unit is in good working order, because it ensures that it sucks air out of the vacuum chamber & doesn't let any petrol fumes accumulate in there.

Hence ensure that the one-way valve works correctly to avoid any possibility of a big boom.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Aug 20, 2023 11:44 am

I think jon has a bare chassis bill.
The booom would be from the "Waxoil".
To drill a hole and weld a threaded boss before treatment would be better, dare i say like "Spyder" (enter spyder fan en scene).
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PostPost by: JonB » Sun Aug 20, 2023 12:35 pm

Argh!!! The Scottish Play!!

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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Sun Aug 20, 2023 3:49 pm

alan.barker wrote:I think jon has a bare chassis bill.
The booom would be from the "Waxoil".
To drill a hole and weld a threaded boss before treatment would be better, dare i say like "Spyder" (enter spyder fan en scene).
Macbeth (whispered by the prompters).
Exit stage right for the bunker.
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PostPost by: JonB » Sun Aug 20, 2023 7:51 pm

Well today I fell into the pit, nearly. Stepped into a gap in the boards while not looking where I’m going. I have scraped a shin and the back of the leg. V painful. No more Elanning for a while!

But. Still scraping underseal from within the box section. Nearly done, then I will do the front turrets. Then a fresh coat of red zinc, and I’ll be ready to look at the reservoir inner.

One day the real fun will begin (reassembly of a clean grease free car, with restored components)!
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