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Actually I have trying to do a bit every night and last night was a very big bit - Installed the windshields front and back. It is hard to express how much stress this was causing me only to find they went in like butter and front and back we had done in about half an hour - definitely a job for two sets of hands but, my goodness it feels good.

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Looks good, too - congrats!

Can't tell you how many times I've dreaded a particular job, thus putting it off. Then, as you experienced, piece of cake!

Other times, though, start what I thought would be no problem, only to bog down because of a bolt/nut being impossible to access...
 
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Looks good, too - congrats!

Can't tell you how many times I've dreaded a particular job, thus putting it off. Then, as you experienced, piece of cake!

Other times, though, start what I thought would be no problem, only to bog down because of a bolt/nut being impossible to access...
Amen to that - my (non car) favourite was the 'stain' on the ceiling that I looked at for 4 1/2 years dreading having to paint the whole ceiling. We were prepping the house to move and I finally got close to look - it was dust! gone in 30 seconds.

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Congratulations. Just feels good to get a dreaded job behind you.
Thanks! really looking forward to getting it going for real!
 

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Why doesn't this thread show up in the "Other British Cars:" section?
 
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Why doesn't this thread show up in the "Other British Cars:" section?
In a nutshell when Yahoo groups went away there was an effort to migrate the members here - this had limited results - we thought a sub forum might be helpful. Basil could probably just collapse the sub forum and make it part of Other British Cars.
 

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Viva on Goblin Works Garage on Motor Trend TV this morning at 11 Eastern. Season 2, episode 7, in case you miss it and can stream it.

OOPS! Apparently the same episode as before - just a rerun.
 
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Back to work (finally) Between August holidays and being ridiculously tired and unbelieveably hot I literally did no work on the car last month. But today is a new day. Spent a couple of hours returning the front subframe to the car. This was taken off for access and now I am mostly ready to be putting the engine in. The frame went in simultaneously more easily and more difficultly than I expected. If you know Viva's the frame is held in by 4 bolts. Previously I could only get in three - today everything went in fine though of course I had to do it backwards first (wrong two bolts not backwards direction)

As I got to it I noticed a few things I need/ want to do before the engine goes in but, any insight on tightening ball joints? so far they just spin.

thanks all!

Oh and (this has been sort of true before but now (with the 4 bolts) is genuinely true) - this is the first time these parts have ever been mated as the subframe is a GT and the body shell is (was) an SL - progress!

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