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The Focus Website

The Focus is a charity website setup up by furloughed web developers (like myself) to raise money for the NHS during these difficult times. read my story… share and most…
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Mocking up the front wing

Mocking up the front wings with a wooden buck on this 37 Ford style Hot Hot allowed me to check out whether the bonnet proportions were right.
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Bonnet Skin – starting again

I’d had 2 previous attempts at making the bonnet skin. The first complete disaster was purely panel beaten in several pieces, the second was in 3 pieces, done with a…
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Metal Shaping Using A Sand Bag

I started metal shaping using a sand bag. Another first for me. It goes hand it hand very well with the English wheel and can save quite a bit of…
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English Wheel With a Rubber Band

Until I discovered folding metal with the English Wheel covered with a rubber band, skinning the bonnet was taking me ages. I was getting frustrated and even questioning whether I’d…
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Making My First Handmade Bonnet

Making my first handmade bonnet hasn’t been easy. Everything has taken much longer than expected. In fact many things have taken numerous attempts. Even now, I look at it and…
Corsa C EPAS Inputs and Wiring

Corsa C EPAS speed controller

Have you ever wondered what the correct inputs to the Vauxhall Corsa EPAS column should be? The column requires 12v, an rpm signal and a speed signal. But what frequencies?…
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Locost Push Rod Rear Suspension

Anti Squat Independent Rear Suspension for a Locost / Haynes Roadster is not easy. I have used push rod rear suspension to get a rising spring rate and reduced hub…
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What size Master Cylinder

Sizing a Master Cylinder is a complicated process that is dependent on everything from the centre of gravity to suspension settings. It's not simply down to brake components.
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DIY English Wheel

A DIY English Wheel from scrap steel tube and an old Lathe tail-stock? Surely that's not possible? - Well I thought I give it a go.
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Rover V8 Plenum Chamber

Fitting the Rover V8 into a Haynes Roadster isn't going to be easy. Putting the plenuum chamber into CAD will enable me to work out the height of the engine…
Rover V8 Front Timing Chain Cver

Rover V8 Timing Chain Cover

The Rover V8 has been fitted with many front timing chain covers and water pumps. What is the shortest water pump and can billet aluminium pulleys be fitted?

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Locost Push Rod Rear Suspension

Anti Squat Independent Rear Suspension for a Locost / Haynes Roadster is not easy. I have used push rod rear suspension to get a rising spring rate and reduced hub…
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Caterham Rear Diff Cover

This Haynes Roadster incorporates a Caterham rear differential cover for increased clearance, along with roller bearing, urethane suspension joints.
Caterham Twin Radiator Fans

Multiple Radiator Fans

Fitting two fans, one each side of the radiator in a push pull air flow arrangement has made a dramatic improvement on cooling potential. 4000 cfm
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