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#631 OFFLINE   dome

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:35 PM

Execellent! Do you need to put any special lube on the bearings when they’re new ?

 

Err, I hope not cos they got nothing...

 

Excellent work ! Did you do any ghetto polishing of the crank journals in the end ?

 

Nah, crank was fine and only 1 big end was really bad. 1 other had some play and the other two were OK.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:36 AM

I've one of those things in my back yard at the moment, I took the bonnet / bootlid off to paint up some severe lacquer peel on its outer ends, only when I glanced back at the car to stick a tarp over, it looked like it still had a bonnet fitted. That's one shallow-ass trunk. It occurred to me that in order to successfully transport a swiss roll securely and away from prying eyes it would need to be first unravelled, and laid out in the luggage compartment with the ends weighted down to allow the lid to close.

Is there an oil cooler? Cars with their engines in the arse end do seem to toast the oil. 


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:50 AM

Nice work but you really should have oiled the shells before fitting .

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#634 OFFLINE   dome

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:32 AM

Nice work but you really should have oiled the shells before fitting .

 

I did oil them , I thought Cort was referring to some assembly paste/snake oil type thing.

 

 

Made it to work today so I'm calling that a win. Will have a look at my handiwork in daylight later.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:41 AM

Top job - was also worried by the 'they got none' - until scrolling down to here. That seems to be a result and a half!

Hope the daylight inspection goes as well as the repair........



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:02 AM

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:43 PM

Just been out to check it-slight oil leak from the sump so I'll retorque it tonight, other than that seems fine.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:55 PM

I was. I’d have pre lubricated them with some lurpack.
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:24 PM

Lard's a lot cheaper.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:28 PM

A new battery arrived today to replace the goosed one it came with so I fitted that tonight

 

I also had a look underneath at the leaky sump-it looks like it's gone porous. I wiped off some oil from the side of the sump and watched oil bubble out. Never seen that before  :shock:

 

The seller did mention that so fair play to him. 

 

That'll explain the oil leak then, and possibly how the big ends went-if the oil level gets too low then the big ends get starved of oil on hard cornering. 

 

I looked into patching it up which seems a bit it and miss. I then saw that a brand new sump can be had for £34 so that's a no brainer-ordered up!


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:35 AM

Rusted through, sir?

The tin 'piss pot' gearbox endcover, on my Proton Savvy (Clio clone), rusted as it was painted with cheap flashover black and started rusting off the boat.

Got an 'original' Renner one... Old as Methuselah, mint :)

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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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