Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

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Re: Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

Post by Tony Z » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:09 am

the disc shouldnt move in relation to the caliper, so if it clears, that should be good enough. I'd say 1mm is fine, hopefully others can chime in.
The adapter will need to be trimmed down to clear. Easy on a lathe - your fathers lathe should work for this if he still has it.



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Re: Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

Post by retrovan » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:22 am

Make sure you are using well fitting half thread bolts so that it can not move around in the hole.

Normally they supply you with a location bolt on the one side to stop the bracket from moving under braking.

If not, you can make a threaded tube and take up the clearance space around the bolt.

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Re: Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

Post by Donovan D » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:51 am

Progess has been slow, but its coming along nicely.

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Post by retrovan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:54 am

Very nice work, keep it up

Now that its summer again, the garage is a better place to bee....

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Re: Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

Post by Tony Z » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:21 pm

really looks good

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Post by Terry Phillips » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:38 pm

All the pieces bits and pieces when it comes together you will be one proud man keep it up.

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Post by fourier » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:28 pm

Looking good Donovan!
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Re: Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

Post by jolas » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:09 pm

cool :hangloose:
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Re: Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

Post by Donovan D » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:52 am

Some before pics.
These pictures were actually taken in 2015, the updated pics above was taken a year ago.

Progress has been very slow, but Im really happy with the work done.

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Re: Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

Post by Simmy » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:22 am

Great work on the bodywork!
Although I'm not one to comment on speed of projects, at least progress continues to occur... And once it's done and looks amazing, then hardly anyone (including yourself) will even pay attention to that anyway.

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Re: Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

Post by Donovan D » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:12 am

A lot of work has gone into the body so far and its looking good.

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Post by retrovan » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:14 am

Looks good, you can be proud.

What a differences a few hundred hours make.... :shock:

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Re: Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

Post by Jdt1976 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:42 pm

Good progress.

Are you going to replace the “J-Strips” that takes the rubber that seals the bonnet and bootlet?

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Re: Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

Post by Donovan D » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:34 am

Jdt1976 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:42 pm
Good progress.

Are you going to replace the “J-Strips” that takes the rubber that seals the bonnet and bootlet?
I wasnt to fussed about it but now Im thinking I should try and get them on.
Are there any local places that sell these strips ?
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Re: Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

Post by Jdt1976 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:59 am

Not sure if someone local got them.

I get them from Virtanen.
https://restorationpanels.com/product/j ... and-hoods/

You just take the primer off at the places you going to weld so now after primer is the right time to do it.

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