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Day 9

Day 9 of the build was used mainly to tidy up all the odd jobs that had been missed out thus far. The body was currently on order, so the intention was to get everything out of the way so that we could get on with fitting the body as soon as it arrived. Since the air-con unit had been installed along with the loom being put into place, the hoses feeding the air-con unit from the engine bay were fitted to the unit, and routed along the right hand side of the car through the luggage compartment area. The positioning of the loom was also tidied up slightly, and the coolant hoses (not the air-con hoses) and wires that were running down behind the areas for the luggage compartments were all P-clipped into position, since the luggage containers were about to be installed. Oddly in the build manual these are  installed before the geometry setup was mentioned; in our opinion this made geometry setup and some of the later tasks much more difficult so we left the luggage containers as late as possible.

The luggage containers required a bit of fettling to fit into the gap. A small triangular piece of material was removed from the outer edge of the front and rear faces of the containers to allow the sides to bend sufficiently to squeeze the container into position, however these would be hidden by the top alloy cover so it was not a problem. On the drivers (right hand side) of the car, extra material had to be removed from the luggage compartment to fit the Goodyear hose for the air-con, and similarly on the left hand side for the heater hoses and heater control valve. This material was carefully marked out and removed with a hacksaw, and filed to shape in order to snugly fit the hoses and avoid sharp edges that may potentially cut or damage them. Supplied was also a length of rubber grommet type seal that could be used on various points on the vehicle where hoses and wires fitted through the alloy panelling, and this was used to protect the hose in this case. After marking out the drill holes and centre punching them, and once the hoses were fitted through the luggage containers, and the containers were squeezed into position, they were held in position with quick release clamps (much like the alloy panelling) and drilled ready for riveting. They were rivetted in position (mainly using the hand riveter since the pneumatic one would not squeeze into the small spaces required). The heater control valve was then adjusted so that it fitted correctly, and two holes were drilled in the front face and two in the rear face of the drivers side luggage container in order to accommodate the release latches for the front and rear clams.

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