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« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2012, 18:31:12 »
There was discussion around weight differences last July (http://www.acownersclub.co.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1960).
   
   Looks to be a 150-200 KG difference model to model (not all due to engine weight, gearboxes, wheels/tires, etc.).

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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2012, 12:30:30 »
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Originally posted by Aceca289
   
Peter,
   
   Thanks for sharing all the pictures of your naked Aceca. Many of the shots are familiar to the ones I took of my car over the last 5 years of restoration work, although you have a number of areas exposed that I didn’t get to with my work.
   
   The pictures of the old 2.5 liter Dart/Daimler Lump next to the 289 make it look like it weighs as much or more than the 289. I was curious so I checked Wikipedia and found the 2.5 Lump weighs approximately 419lbs (190kg) and the 289 weighs 506lbs (230kg). It must be those massive aluminum heads on the Daimler that make it look so heavy. Does anyone know the weights of the AC six, the Bristol six, and the 2.6 Zephyr six for comparison?  I’ve always understood that the 289 didn’t weigh that much more than the AC or Bristol engines due to its thin wall casting.
   
   John
   
   

   
   John,
   
   with the current Daimler engine the car had a weight of:
   
   
  • 250 kg (front left)  
  • 260 kg (front right)  
  • 275 kg (rear left)  
  • 265 kg (rear right)  

   so altogether a weight of 1050 kg. With the Ford 289, the Toploader and the Jag Diff the car will be more heavy. Let's see.
   
   Peter

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« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2012, 12:25:13 »
The front brakes look very like Triumph TR3 type B split calipers, rather than the one piece A type normally fitted to some Aces. The discs could also be TR3 but one of the AC specialists in the UK should be able to tell you for sure.
   
   Good luck with the rebuild.
   
   Luke.

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« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2012, 17:01:28 »
The naked seats. An interested construction: lightweight but quite stiff:
   
   The condition is not bad but there are 4 small cracks at the rear bottom:
   
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« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2012, 17:48:54 »
Gerry Hawkridge is making new seat frames to the correct specification if you need new seat frames etc.
   
   Robin

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« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2012, 08:49:19 »
Just cover them with a new sheet of alloy at the bottom as a second layer. New ones will brake again.

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« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2012, 15:43:15 »
I removed the panels from the seats:
   
   But why has this tank the feature of a reserve tank? You can see the two pipes of different length. The shorter is normally used and if it tries to pump air you have to close a valve and the other pipe is used. I know this concept from old race cars where you had two fuel pumps but why do I have something like this a normal street car with a fuel instrument?
   
   Compared to the boot of the AC MK IV the Aceca has much more curves. I cannot use a sheet metal bender to make the panels. My panel maker told me I have to do it by hand using this tool here:
   
   My first try (I think I need more training):
   
   This project will take a loooong time ...
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« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2012, 17:08:36 »
I removed the rear lamps. Not the best solution to braze the wires to the lamp:
   
   The right lamp had much longer screws than the left lamp. Maybe because the is a little bit more body filler:
   After removing this (a real dirty job) I could see the crash the car has with the right rear side. The repair was not good. The one angle (compared to the other) is ok:
   
   but the other is not:
   
   (left correct side)
   
   (right damaged side)
   
   How the rear lamp was fitted without the body filler:
   
   Curious, together with the car I got a replacement for the left side [B)]
   
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« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2012, 19:06:56 »
Holy Cr#p,
   
   You've got some work on your hands!! Probably dropped about 50 pounds of filler there!! [;)]
   
   Soldering the wire to the light.. someone got tired of wiggling the contacts to make them work!
   
   Keep us updated Peter!
   
   Love to see your progress

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« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2012, 13:31:31 »
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Originally posted by Gus Meyjes
   
Holy Cr#p,
   
   You've got some work on your hands!! Probably dropped about 50 pounds of filler there!! [;)]
   
   Soldering the wire to the light.. someone got tired of wiggling the contacts to make them work!
   
   Keep us updated Peter!
   
   Love to see your progress
   

   
   Yes, and further 50 pounds of dirt in the inner fenders. Look like original "'59 Monte Carlo dirt". Anyone interested? I can make an interesting price [:)]

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« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2012, 13:34:00 »
New surprise in the area or the right B-pillar. Looks like contact corrosion. At the bottom inside someone tried to "repair" this with GRP.
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« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2012, 10:33:20 »
The carpet has a slight flavour of patina. Maybe I can reuse it [;)].
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« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2012, 17:02:06 »
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Originally posted by dkp_cobra...Look like original "'58 Monte Carlo dirt"...[:)]
Aceca refuelling on the `56 Monté, British Pathé Newsreel 10minutes 50seconds in, then oil check & bonnet tightening? at 11:05. [8D]
   Is the exhaust on fire @ 11:17?

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« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2012, 19:42:13 »
Peter, your carpet looks just as great as mine did!! I kept mine, in a box... dank smell and all! Still need those wheels? How was dinner?
   
   Nik, you always manage to dig up cool stuff!
   
   Gus

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« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2012, 07:33:23 »
Gus,
   
   dinner was great, we saw pictures of you and your family and I could detected more similarities. You can see it in the back of my garage: Underground boards and Core kites [:D]
   
   We also discussed how Berit could manage to get the wheels into her suitcase [:)] But I heard that you will come to good old europe. I hope you and your family will visit us.
   
   Regards,
   
   Peter
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