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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby SwagSupercarsDad » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:43 pm

davidmt wrote:Just a little update today although I think I am just talking to myself on here.


I'm here too :) Keeping a beady eye on what you're up to with your Spider.

Taking mine with young master Swag to the Sharnbrook Bank Holiday Cars & Coffee & Cruise tomorrow - fingers crossed that the rain holds off.
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Sat May 20, 2017 1:43 pm

Thanks.

Sump back on and sealed - been out for a blast and no signs of any drips so far so hopefully cured and confirmed not the rear main seal which is a result. Oil was clean but added a magnetic sump plug for good measure.

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Also added a new thermostat and cleaned up the coolant pipes. Just needs a little coolant top up now it is all bled through and the fans now kick in when required.

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The high torque starter motor works a treat :-).

Once I have put a gold breather on the air pipe I will close the lid for a while as lots of jobs at the other end!
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby SwagSupercarsDad » Sat May 20, 2017 3:17 pm

All looking good, David. Puts mine to shame :(
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:04 pm

Started on the door wiring today - always a bit nervous when drilling the body but easily removed if required. The stainless connector works a treat and fits perfectly. Doesn't affect the door opening/closing as planned.

Just started to pull the wires through for a door loom I have already built. Hardware will take a bit of fitting but I can see it all working now.

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Re: Spider R787AOW

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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby eastlmark » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:29 pm

You and Keith Hall should have a door face off!
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:56 pm

Well I have finally managed to find the right place, brackets and gas strut of the appropriate length and power for the engine cover/boot.

As the engine cover is only fibreglass then a single strut is more than enough even though I started off planning for two struts (you can see the second bracket is already attached to the engine cover hinge).

Key challenge was finding the second anchor point and then specifying a strut with the correct length and power. I originally tried with a spare door strut but that was eventually too short and no where near as powerful enough to keep the engine cover open.

I now have the perfect length for maximum opening angle and enough power to keep the engine cover fully open yet will close when moderate pressure is applied. The angle is significantly wider than the useless metal strut.

The brackets are remarkably easy to fettle and attach at both ends and then the strut is literally push and fit. I reckon anyone with basic drilling and filing skills could fit in less than 30 minutes.

I have a couple of spare brackets for both ends and now know which strut to specify so could make kits for between £45 and £50 (delivered) if there is any interest. If not then I will just share the details in due course.

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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby eastlmark » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:35 pm

I am interested David.... if you go ahead with this put me on the list.
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby SwagSupercarsDad » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:58 am

eastlmark wrote:I am interested David.... if you go ahead with this put me on the list.


Me too, David. It's a great idea. Put me on the list please.
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:33 am

I can sort you 2 from the spare brackets I already have and can order replacement struts on Monday.

Can you PM me your full names and postal addresses. Also your emails.

I will send you some instructions and more detailed photos of the brackets before the parts arrive :up .
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby rupert » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:39 am

I'll have a set too if you can sort it out please David. Well done!!
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby stephendell » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:23 pm

Looks like a nice conversion.

Keep up the good work :-)
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:23 pm

Gas struts on order and kits should be posted by the end of the week - still waiting for discount/invoice to confirm pricing.

Whilst I was waiting I fitted something I had bought a while back and could be one of the best additions yet :pint

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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby eastlmark » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:23 pm

have received my engine cover strut from David in super fast time! (by RAOC standards that is). Will post up when I get a chance to fit it- busy month September.
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby simontaylor » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:19 pm

Oh yeh, like you are busy consuming the consumables, LOL. Beer O' Clock!.
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