Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Build Day Eight - Finalising heater and Diff allignment

After last nights spat at Caterham about some of the issues I came across, I've had the usual super swift response from Derek.  A new (hopefully!) track day roll bar will arrive tomorrow, along with a fluid pack that I ordered from the parts department.  I've also had confirmation that the hole in the chassis is in fact 'normal' as this is where the lowered floor is sealed against the chassis and this will be rectified in the post build check.

Today I received the (new) build manual and the heater pipe work that was missing.  I'll look forward to getting the heater bolted and sealed to the car.  I'll then move onto aligning the diff, removing the diff caps and attaching the prop shaft.  I may also try and get the washer bottle installed and that should render the tunnel section pretty much complete (fingers crossed).

New assembly guide and heater parts arrived this morning.
New assembly guide and heater parts arrived this morning.
Heater finished, the other tasks got somewhat suspended until tomorrow as I couldn't get the prop shaft guard in place - cue call to Derek tomorrow morning..!

This caused me a lot of hassle.. Had to remove the diff, prop shaft and try and place it in the tunnel.  No chance - it's far too tight, so I'll see what Derek's solution is and try and get what I wanted to do tonight done tomorrow evening.
I received the heater pipework this evening, so I installed and set up the heater control mechanism too - all seems to work fine.
I received the heater pipework this evening, so I installed and set up the heater control mechanism too - all seems to work fine.

Very fine bead of clear silicone used to seal the top part of the heater to the bodywork.
Very fine bead of clear silicone used to seal the top part of the heater to the bodywork.
 I then moved onto trying to get my head around the De Dion, and how that all went together so I can try and get some more of this completed tomorrow night too.
Brake lines riveted to the De Dion
Brake lines riveted to the De Dion
It wasn't exactly what I'd set out to do tonight, but every little step is progress!

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