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2. Making the primary chain case
Comments (0) 2. Making the primary chain case
Well, that's the engine and gearbox mounted. Primary chain is trial fitted OK, rear sprockets are in-line, looking good and all is Hunky Dory. Next up, it's the primary drive chain case. As I've said earlier, I'll be running the 'O' ring chain dry so there will be no need to make it sealed and leak-proof. I have a few ideas, starting with a piece of 10mm thick aluminium plate for the inner casing.
1. British Bike Build
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The ten posts in this Blog are the story of my first bike-build for forty five years - the NORVIN pictured below. There are more pictures of the finished machine at the end of the final post. Thanks for reading. To read the other posts click on the 'home' link at the bottom of this post.
Comments (0) How to trim plastic lamp mounts at an angle
Not all rear panels have vertical surfaces to mount your rear lamps. Our moulded lamp housings offer an easy way to mount your lamps vertically on a sloping rear panel. Here's how to trim them.
Comments (0) Feedback & Updates

We've had some great feedback on the new site, so thank you for your comments and recommendations. Some of your requests have been implemented, and some will be added for future updates.

Another 500+ 360 images have been added so we're getting closer to a complete set. We hope the shutdown of www.c...

Comments (0) Website launch

Its taken a few months now, and there's been a number of late nights. But we're now ready to show off all our hard work. We hope you like it. As with all online content there could well be some teething problems. Although we have tested it to destruction there are sure to be bits we have missed, So ...

6. Hubs and Uprights
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OK - time available for another little spurt of activity. Our plan is to reshape the wheel arches so they fit tighter and further around the wheels to update the styling just a little. But, before that can happen we need to choose the wheels and tyres, But before that can happen we need to assemble the suspension. But before that can happen we need to assemble the uprights. But before that can happen we need to prepare the hubs. Phew !!!
5. Gear lever housing modifications
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The original Porsche gear lever housing is big, ugly and made of plastic. This picture shows an aftermarket conversion kit for replacing the nylon bearing housings with anodised aluminium ones. The theory is that the mod will reduce play in the linkage and make the lever action more positive and tight.
4. Continuing the roof and tail chop
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I've finally found a few spare hours to continue with the body mods and write a little about it. In a previous thrilling episode I cut and reshaped the roof and upper mid bulkhead panels to a more pleasing shape and profile. Time now to glue all the pieces back together. My trusty Powerfile was the weapon of choice for this job - 'V-ing' out every join, between the aluminium plates to at least half the depth of the panel. I then fibreglassed enough of the 'V's to hold it together and then removed the aluminium plates and glassed -up the remaining grooves.
3. Cockpit Layout
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When we designed the cockpit layout of the Foreman Mk4 some twenty years ago we had to make it as universal as possible within it's size and shape restraints whilst still retaining the period flavour of the original 1967 race car. The Mk4 was never conceived as a replica race car but as a road-going sports car that looked like Ferrari's classic P4. All the mechanical components had to be readily available at a reasonable cost, capable of performing reliably in a (potentially) 200 mph vehicle and had to be legal for, at first, MoT testing, then SVA and now IVA testing. Here's what we ended up with in the cockpit - and why.
2. More engine and body stuff
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Before going any further with the engine modifications - and while it was fitted to the transmission we thought we'd drop it into the chassis and make the mounts.