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#31
My alloy special has only been scotchbrite rubbed so far and every time I touch it my hands come off black from fine ali dust! This is years after making it. It all need a wash/degrease I guess. I am undecided if I should paint (and fill) it or leave it raw but unpolished. It's not good enough to polish. If left raw I don't know how you protect it but I was guessing some kind of wax? My plan was possibly leave the body natural and paint the steel parts which is the valances and wings (once I make them). I could make the wings in alloy but worry about them hardening and cracking with vibrations.

Simon
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#32
Hi Mike

I always knew this garage was going to be small
but SWmBO said I couldn’t have a double garage
so it is “really only 1 1/2 wide” !!

The TR3A’s battery has just died so it’s not going anywhere just now but
thanks for the offer to remove it.

I doubt if the 4 wings weigh 2kilos.
I’ll be try fitting them again next week.

That last photo was taken in panorama mode on my
Phone which makes it look bigger than it is.

A taller garage would help. My pal Peter who
made the tail cover skin for me has so many nice Jaguars
(3 so far!) plus other classics that hecrecently bought two car
Lifts so that he can stack his collection!

If I can get 25bhp from the A7 it’s power to weight ratio
Will be about the same as the TR with its 95bhp.

Regards

Bill G
Based near the Scottish Border, 
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#33
A two car modern garage is at least 4 Austin 7s wide! Mine is a 2 and a bit supposedly and I have an MGB, an Austin 7 and a pile of Riley 9 bits in mine. This was my Chummy in a car park at my favourite pub that everyone in modern cars complained was too small!

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#34
Made a little progress with fitting the 4x wings thus afternoon.

It’s beginning to look more of a motor car!

Still to fit some of the piping and step mats.

Although it’s all Alloy I’m pleased that it still looks like a Cup.

NB The Pano feature on my camera phone has distorted the wing line
and a few other details.

Regards

Bill G



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Based near the Scottish Border, 
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#35
(14-11-2018, 11:12 PM)AllAlloyCup Wrote: Made a little progress with fitting the 4x wings thus afternoon.

It’s beginning to look more of a motor car!

Still to fit some of the piping and step mats.

Although it’s all Alloy I’m pleased that it still looks like a Cup.

NB The Pano feature on my camera phone has distorted the wing line
and a few other details.

Regards

Bill G

I am not usually a fan of specials but I have to say this is looking excellent - well done!

Tony.
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#36
(14-11-2018, 11:39 PM)Tony Press Wrote:
(14-11-2018, 11:12 PM)AllAlloyCup Wrote: Made a little progress with fitting the 4x wings thus afternoon.

It’s beginning to look more of a motor car!

Still to fit some of the piping and step mats.

Although it’s all Alloy I’m pleased that it still looks like a Cup.

NB The Pano feature on my camera phone has distorted the wing line
and a few other details.

Regards

Bill G

I am not usually a fan of specials but I have to say this is looking excellent - well done!

Tony.
Mind the nice paint on the TR !
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#37
For a satin finish aluminium body I have found that using light great Scotchbrite gives a good finish which I then spray with SAS maintenance fluid. After 10 or 15 minutes I wipe the excess off with a paper towel and allow to dry. This seems to give a reasonable finish which does not leave grey on your fingers. Repeat at 4 month intervals or as often as you wash the car.
I have friends who polish their ali cars and then treat them with AP50, a specialist aircraft product which is designed to keep the polished finish to improve aerodynamic and prevent corrosion.
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#38
Hi Duncan

Thanks for the useful tips on aluminium protection
Presumably learnt from your Pembletons!

Of course this car’s wings owe you a big thank you
For the excellent advice and use of your workshop’s
Magnetic folder which formed the wing profiles.

It was a great metal working course and gave me the confidence
To finish off the panelwork

Hope your own projects are going well.
Is the “Dixi Roadster “ on the road yet?

Kind regards 

Bill G
Based near the Scottish Border, 
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#39
At the Auto-sparks yesterday....
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#40
Bill, have you also thought about paint? There is a historic precedent on other models... see last images here
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