In the workshop at present

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Re: In the workshop at present

#171 Post by Grumpy Northener » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:31 am

Refitted the bootlid (only just manageable on my own) flatted & polished to stage 3 - Tyres refitted to the rims and the rear wheels fitted - still loads to do and I had had better head back into the workshop :scared:
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1937 Jowett 8 - Project - in less pieces than the Jupiter
1943 Jowett Stationary Engine
1952 Jowett Jupiter - In lots of peices http://Jowett.org/
1952 Jowett Javelin - Largely original
1973 Rover P6 V8 - Original / 22,000 miles

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Re: In the workshop at present

#172 Post by Grumpy Northener » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:30 am

Apologies all - things got somewhat a little hectic in the run up to the restoration show but now back and only just collecting my breath - so here comes the updates - I got the interior metalwork trims painted up
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1937 Jowett 8 - Project - in less pieces than the Jupiter
1943 Jowett Stationary Engine
1952 Jowett Jupiter - In lots of peices http://Jowett.org/
1952 Jowett Javelin - Largely original
1973 Rover P6 V8 - Original / 22,000 miles

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Re: In the workshop at present

#173 Post by Grumpy Northener » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:34 am

Fitted the interior metalwork trims to the bodyshell has this was the best way to transport them without them being damaged, started to collect all the kit together for show, final wax of the shell before loading
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1937 Jowett 8 - Project - in less pieces than the Jupiter
1943 Jowett Stationary Engine
1952 Jowett Jupiter - In lots of peices http://Jowett.org/
1952 Jowett Javelin - Largely original
1973 Rover P6 V8 - Original / 22,000 miles

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Re: In the workshop at present

#174 Post by Grumpy Northener » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:38 am

Jerry rigged winch in the rear of a Transit Luton - gave me the capability to load the shell by myself, then to pack the rest of my gear carefully around it
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1937 Jowett 8 - Project - in less pieces than the Jupiter
1943 Jowett Stationary Engine
1952 Jowett Jupiter - In lots of peices http://Jowett.org/
1952 Jowett Javelin - Largely original
1973 Rover P6 V8 - Original / 22,000 miles

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Re: In the workshop at present

#175 Post by Grumpy Northener » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:49 am

So one Luton box van, 4 x largeish estate cars full of parts, tools, equipment & an industrial sewing machine plus a standard size Transit with our display / media boards arrive at the show and we can get the stand built (which takes all day) - The Javelin gets placed on axle stands, 52 Jupiter in race trim (actively campaigned in classic racing and finished 9th at the classic LeMans last year - not at all bad for a little 1500cc boxer engined car that is competing with powerful cars of several litres) SWMBO reupholstered a Javelin bench seat throughout the show
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1937 Jowett 8 - Project - in less pieces than the Jupiter
1943 Jowett Stationary Engine
1952 Jowett Jupiter - In lots of peices http://Jowett.org/
1952 Jowett Javelin - Largely original
1973 Rover P6 V8 - Original / 22,000 miles

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Re: In the workshop at present

#176 Post by Grumpy Northener » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:54 am

Stunning 1913 Jowett Tiller steered - The Worlds Oldest Surviving Jowett - Found on a rubbish tip - continually restored over a 30 year period - twin cylinder horizontally opposed, water cooled engine of 6.5 HP (and it flies)
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1937 Jowett 8 - Project - in less pieces than the Jupiter
1943 Jowett Stationary Engine
1952 Jowett Jupiter - In lots of peices http://Jowett.org/
1952 Jowett Javelin - Largely original
1973 Rover P6 V8 - Original / 22,000 miles

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Re: In the workshop at present

#177 Post by Grumpy Northener » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:56 am

So let the work commence
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1937 Jowett 8 - Project - in less pieces than the Jupiter
1943 Jowett Stationary Engine
1952 Jowett Jupiter - In lots of peices http://Jowett.org/
1952 Jowett Javelin - Largely original
1973 Rover P6 V8 - Original / 22,000 miles

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Re: In the workshop at present

#178 Post by Grumpy Northener » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:59 am

Various bits happening & the back axle in
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1937 Jowett 8 - Project - in less pieces than the Jupiter
1943 Jowett Stationary Engine
1952 Jowett Jupiter - In lots of peices http://Jowett.org/
1952 Jowett Javelin - Largely original
1973 Rover P6 V8 - Original / 22,000 miles

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Re: In the workshop at present

#179 Post by Grumpy Northener » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:04 am

Meanwhile a couple of my fellow members commence to assemble / rebuild a 2 cylinder Jowett Bradford engine of 1948 vintage
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1937 Jowett 8 - Project - in less pieces than the Jupiter
1943 Jowett Stationary Engine
1952 Jowett Jupiter - In lots of peices http://Jowett.org/
1952 Jowett Javelin - Largely original
1973 Rover P6 V8 - Original / 22,000 miles

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Re: In the workshop at present

#180 Post by Grumpy Northener » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:08 am

In goes the Javelin engine and the parts layout starts to dwindle
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1937 Jowett 8 - Project - in less pieces than the Jupiter
1943 Jowett Stationary Engine
1952 Jowett Jupiter - In lots of peices http://Jowett.org/
1952 Jowett Javelin - Largely original
1973 Rover P6 V8 - Original / 22,000 miles

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