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Post Cam belt change
Added a makeshift steel bracket to support the broken rear clam hinges so that it would not get any worse while the garage did the cam belt change and have worked out a way to make it permanent - I'll do both sides, stainless bits ordered, I'll post progress.

I can see the front clam stops on the tub that need extending to improve the mechanism - thanks Inkaphone.

Cam belts were changed by the garage.
It was a nightmare apparently - almost everywhere they needed access was obstructed by part of the fabricated mounting cage.
They were on the verge of calling me to say they would have to remove the engine but they persevered and managed it.
All belts, pulleys, tensioner changed, as well as water pump (which was leaking).

They also confirmed that everything in the V is leaking, so I've ordered a kit to replace thermostat etc.......lots to remove to get at it but not complicated, so I'll do that myself.

I've also spotted a couple of corroded shock absorber rods - Protech are quoting £30 per unit to recondition them, which seems reasonable but car will be off the road for a couple of weeks.

Also removed the "Wacky Racers" rear wing - think car looks better without it and it was cracking the boot lid.


Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:27 pm
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Post Re: Cam belt change
I made sets of stainless front n rear hinge bracketry.

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Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:10 pm
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Post Re: Cam belt change
oldshep wrote:
I've also spotted a couple of corroded shock absorber rods - Protech are quoting £30 per unit to recondition them, which seems reasonable but car will be off the road for a couple of weeks.


I just had Protech refurb all four on my Locost. I needed extended top mounts on the front two as I've put wide track wishbones from a MK Indy on it and the MK bottom clevis uses 1/2" bolts so they re-bushed the bottoms too (in fact they replaced all 8 bushes as part of the refurb at £30 a corner. I think if they need new rods they charge extra for the part but it isn't much.) I dropped them off myself at around 10am and we then visited Lacock and Caen Hill locks and they called to say they were ready at 13:30. Can't fault the service. Even got a couple of stickers.
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