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Re: Another 427

Postby Roger King » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:23 am

Paul Blore wrote:
Tapped wrote:If this flipping weather sodded off it could come home


Hi Paul,

They don't dissolve you know. ;)

They don't mind getting a bit (or a lot) wet. Just wrap up warm and dry and you'll be fine.

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They do dissolve - I've seen it!

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Re: Another 427

Postby Marsh » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:00 pm

Tapped wrote:In wet weather no, but it's not going near salt on my watch! :shock:


But if only a little bit of it dissolved, then you'd have a 427 'lightweight' and it would be worth much more money when you came to sell it.

AC didn't have any problems getting more for lightweights in the 1990's :wink:

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Re: Another 427

Postby Roger King » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:59 pm

Unfortunately the little bit that does dissolve is the aluminium wrapped around the sill steel tubing. So you can get cracks in the weakened ali, and the front wing can sort of flap around a bit. Definitely lighter weight, though, yes.

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Re: Another 427

Postby Marsh » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:14 pm

Roger King wrote:Unfortunately the little bit that does dissolve is the aluminium wrapped around the sill steel tubing. So you can get cracks in the weakened ali, and the front wing can sort of flap around a bit. Definitely lighter weight, though, yes.


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Re: Another 427

Postby Paul Blore » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:04 am

Tapped wrote:In wet weather no, but it's not going near salt on my watch! :shock:


Agreed, salt is a definite no-no.

Mine's been thoroughly soaked on countless occasions, but as soon as the roads get salted, it stays tucked up in the garage.

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Re: Another 427

Postby Roger King » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:54 am

With an aluminium car, it is a very good idea to check the sills where the skin wraps around the tubes on a regular basis. AC and Kirkham simply wrap the aluminium around the steel and rivet it - even Astons used to get a thin layer of waxed cotton here (but that could arguably make it worse, I guess), but nothing for 'our' cars. Water, unless pure (which rainwater and road spray is not), is a conductor, so there will be an electrolytic reaction here if it gets damp. Obviously salt will increase this massively. It's well worth ensuring something is in that very fine gap to reduce this effect - either a high quality cavity wax (e.g. Dinitrol High Performance clear), or an anti-corrosive such as ACF-50 (or better, ACF-50 Corrosion Block). ACF-50 needs frequent application as it doesn't last very long, and ideally a spray gun and pit or lift. This area isn't even painted, but gets any spray from the front wheel chucked at it.

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Re: Another 427

Postby DaleB » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:38 pm

Just been chatting to Sue at Southern Automotive. Staring my engine build sometime this week ,,,, should be ready for shipping mid march :D
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Re: Another 427

Postby Marsh » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:47 am

And it's all systems go at Marshall Towers now that my E Type has finally sold.

So come on Dave, get Dale's car out of the way and don't be getting distracted with any other project that might be lurking in the dark recesses of that workshop - we've got ourselves a car to finish! :wink:

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