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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    Ok. After 7 weeks of being locked in the house and ”working” from home I have rebuilt the front radiator support and oil cooler mount. I feel that my fab skills (while still a bit rubbish ) have improved and I was not happy with the old setup as it looked a bit crap. The new one also weighs 3kg...
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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    It has been very cold here in Canberra, with the weekend (only time I get to work on the car) soaring to nearly double figures in the heat of the day. As a result I have not been in the garage as I don't want frostbite on any thing important! I have been playing with Fusion 360 and have knocked...
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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    Managed a bit more work. The observant will notice that the floor has been brutally hacked apart and re-welded. Turns out I has managed to make the floor exactly the right width to foul the prop shaft. After cutting the floor down by 15mm, it now fits and clears, with the added advantage that...
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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    After a long, very busy period of work I have finally had some time to work on Pooh Bear. A new floor has been bent up, and once the engine and gearbox are chucked back in for a final check of clearance, I will see about fitting it for real, then start on the transmission tunnel. The new seat...
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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    More progress has been made. The frame for the floor is back in as is the engine, gearbox and prop shaft. I have finalised the design for the floor (again, after all if a job is work doing it’s worth doing over at least 3 or 4 times right?) and the seat mounts will be forming part of the gearbox...
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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    Easter holidays have allowed more work. I have modified the heater water pipe on the water pump to take a -8AN fitting. This will allow some rather tasty looking fittings that have in my bits box to bypass the heater that is not there any more. Once I have the rear adaptor sorted I will post...
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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    Gearbox is done. The shift mechanism will not let it go into reverse but I think I know what the problem is, the selector pin is a bit thick (relatable I’m sure) and fouls the body. I will sort it at a later date. The weekend was spent welding up the body where the factory had obviously...
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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    More work. After having no luck getting a blower fan I have resorted to giving the whole problem a good stiff ignoring and moved onto something else. Namely the gearbox and the shifter extension. Knocked up out of some 2x65x35 box section strategically hacked about and randomly welded. Photos...
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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    After a long layoff with work on Pooh conducted on a very random basis, I have actually got something to show. After pulling the engine out (again) I have been sorting out the engine bay. Did Rover back in the day have any form of quality control? I have been finding areas that have not been...
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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    Now that the tendons have been sewn back in place I can get back to work on Pooh, using mostly my left arm. I am using my right arm as well of course, just not very well or with any strength or dexterity. Anyway, the hole for the power steering pump to sit in has been hacked out, and closing...
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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    I have done a little more over the past few days, but due to tearing some of the tendons out of my right elbow it may be a while before I get much more done! A local metal works bent up a closing piece for the front of the radiator, and after a little fettling it looks great. It is 1.5mm steel...
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    My mean green hornet

    Bushes were fine the whole shock tower (driver side I think, it has been a long time) failed at the point where the tower meets the base unit. It had fractured the whole way around, and was no longer connected to the shell. It had a hard life until I got her, but a lack of reinforcing (as seen...
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    My mean green hornet

    Yep. The top shock mount on Jez had no reinforcements so it pushed right out. The shock was still attached but the whole cup arrangement was waggling in the breeze. I am looking to replace the whole rear suspension setup on Pooh with a Jag/Daimler LSD from hub to hub and coil overs. I also have...
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    Pooh Bear - The great works continue

    I am in the cold and politician infested depths of Canberra. currently working out of my garage trying to build a decent Rover race car! I like you wheel arches. Do you have a mould, as I was looking to build something similar? Where about are you situated?
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    My mean green hornet

    I have had the rear shock mount punch completely out of the shell on Jezzabel, my 1964 2000. It was a long time ago and I had no money to fix it properly so welded (using a 12 volt battery and some fencing wire) the whole lot in place until I could get home and fix it properly. 30 years later I...
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