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#301 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:54 PM

Looks a nice coffee table.


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#302 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:00 PM

Last task for the fvcked block was to work out what was blocking the lower starter motor hole on the engine plate. ah a lump of broken tap. this shit is tough to remove. I was lucky. maybe this engine wants to run again.

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I decided on the above to strip down the SD1 engine that came with the car and I know to be a runner. the issue is that the dog drive securing the crank pulley is 1 5/16" deep socket which is too expensive for my taste. fret not 34mm deep works :D

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timing cover came off no bother, chain is baggy but aint they all?

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heads didnt take too long to whizz off, see earlier in the thread for me sticking them on to see if the engun was a runner

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clutch all came apart fine, cover is in good shape, plate is .5mm off slipping. = fucked

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cannot strap to engine rack 'cos threads is 3/8 UNC rather than nice metric on other v8. arch.. no studs long enough here but easily fixed

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diverted attention to rocker shafts which look nice

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and the shaft seems more than serviceable. no ridging here

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but a few of the shoes have some serious wear. wotch these space

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to be continued


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#303 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:55 PM

YooToob of the low compression engine clean and assessment

 

 

YooToob of rods and fucking piston assessment

 


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#304 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:04 PM

last couple of days have seen engine #2 stripped. suspension a frame painted ready for assembly tomorrow and finishing work started on the bulkhead. The engine blocks and cranks are coming home with me next week for engineering shop visit.

 

Got three more days down here, want to concentrate on bulkhead and body frames. need to start getting on with this thing.

 

Engine #2  first, this is the engine that came with the car when I bought it. Originally SD1. Check post #2 in this fred for it starting up.

 

Had issues attaching it to the engine frame because threads in the back end are UNC and not Metric like they were on Engine #1. Had to order up some unc threaded rod to get it attached

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Engine crane made short work of getting it onto the rotating stand. I removed the sump first while it was still the right way up. this would stop any dregs left in the sump from dribbling back up through the block if tipped upside down. 

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turned out to be a wise move

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this is most of the way through the engine block strip, pistons are AE oversized, the rings are fairly new as are the big end bearings. Big end and main bearings are also reground

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Bare block ready for cleanage

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Big 10 x 4foot bench soon fills up with crap!

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cleaning main bearing caps, though they were not too grubby

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Baffle and oil pickup are next, oil pickup ahd some nasty lumps of burnt oil stuck to it, right over the pick up pipe. this had caused the gauze to split. I wonder if this engine had struggled with oil pressure also.

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there is quite a big hole in the gauze, oil filter does a good job of only sending clean oil to bearings n stuff. The gauze stops the oil pump from getting buggered by shrapnel. this gauze is a dead un.

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Turned my attention to the sump, "hmmmmmmm sludge!"

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Sump and block enjoying the sun after a deep cleanse

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The bores look like a light hone is all that is required, there is a broken stud on the front of the block - circled in red pen on one helicoil on the Left side of the block that is proud of the surface ! circled

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and the front camshaft bearing is down to copper. see what the machine shop says

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:27 PM

main work on suspension was on the rear axle a frame

 

The a frame pivot sits on top of the back axle. the arms bolt to the chassis.

 

on the left is the gearbox cross member, other bits are the two a frame arms and pivot housing. stripped paint and given them a rust treatment

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this is the boge self levelling unit. sits between the a frame pivot and chassis. allows for soft springs at the back of the car, given a clean and rust treatment. Lick of paint will follow

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Bought this POR15 tester kit ages ago. Time to use it because I left the 1-2-1 chassis paint at home 

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clean/degrease, prep and then paint 2 coats. This is at the prep stage

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Paint might be too glossy, should be tough though

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shoved chassis out into the sunshine to make some space

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nice day today

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Attaching the boge top ball joint into housing which is fixed to the chassis

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bead blasting the engine bay side of the bulkhead

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cam up real nice, bead blasting the tight arease and wire cup on angle grinder for everything else

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planning to epoxy prime this tomorrow. 

 

 


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:36 PM

good progress today, fitted a frame, rear calipers and made up back axle brake lines. Also filled and seam sealed bulkead and one inner wing ready for paint tomorrow

 

First is to fit the huge fuck off ball joint that connects the a frame to the axle. I am always wary of the amount and quality of grease that is fitted in any balljoint I buy, so first thing I always do is slip off the rubber boot and check it. This seems to be full of vaseline. Wiped most out and fitted axle grease

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Then lined up the joint in the pivot with a couple of bolts

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gave it 3 tonnes and it slipped in like... well you make you your own rude joke here :D

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next fitted the Boge balljoint

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And attached the freshly painted Used old stock but fully functional Boge self levelling unit 

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Both the top end attached hanging it in place and nipping up the bolts is heavy but easy

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Snuck the other a frame arm on and knocked the bolts through using my trusty nylon hammer followed by the 3lb hammer

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Nipped all the bolts up to the correct torque and done

 

Light surface filler to tidy the bulkhead and then seam sealed it ready for paint, now worried that the rubberised seam sealer cannot be painted over

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and one of the new inner wings

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Bump stops next

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Dead easy to fit

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Except where the previous owner has bodged the rear axle nearside bumpstop mount

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checking why I hadnt realised this earlier and before powder coating, previous owner had hacked 3cm off the Bright orange poly pump stop... Gah. so option 1 is to paint orange bump stop black, option 2 is to cut the bracket off the chassis and weld the fucker back into the right place.... arse 

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distracted myself from dissapoint by making up new brake lines for the back axle

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done and happy

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tomorrow is paint and front axle brake lines


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:01 PM

Epic. What a lot of work.

 

Old cars are enough of a puzzle without the extra comedy errors of previous incompetent maintainers.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:23 PM

sup' shittrz?

 

Paintz and brakez today

 

Firstly I have to commit that nothing* is going back onto the chassis if it need to come off again. I need to concentrate my efforts on assembly rather than assembly, disassembly, paint, dissabelz etc etc 

 

it needs to stop.

 

So..

 

rustbuster epoxy 421 primer to front inners and lower exposed part of bulkhead

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making up brake lines for front axle has 2 issues, tight bends and I forgot to bring the unions that sit on top of the swivels with me... yeah I know, doh etc

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All I could do was make up lengths that I could finish next time I am down here

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One of the caliper bolts has a rounded head, need to order another, not fitted n/s caliper yet.

 

Tomorrow paint exposed section of bulkead and inner wings white and fit to chassis so I can line up rest of brake pipes

 


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Posted Yesterday, 10:27 PM

 Hi, Excellent work so far, I regret getting rid of mine now.  A word of caution ordinary grease can attack the Nylon in the balljoints, you need a 'nylon friendly' grease.

 

 Colin


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Posted Today, 08:31 PM

Another good day, well for me anyway.

 

Bulkhead fitted straight back to chassis. I wanted to check it for alignment before seam sealing and painting the inside

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front inner wing bolts up, giant mecanno

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front panel fitted, aligned nice. and then hung indicators old headlamps and grill in place to check alignment

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I want to get the brake lines fitted up from master - this is the pedal box with throttle and clutch pedal. pretty mucky and rusty. so needs stripping down and painting

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this is it all stripped back. Clutch and Brake pedals are twins

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Attacked the pedal box with POR15

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and the pedals. I am hoping that POR15 will be tough enough to keep the pedals looking clean

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I want to refit the master and servo, the master strip and rebuild is coming, servo today. split the unit easily. Looks horrible on the outside but sparkly on the inside.

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Gave the back of the canister some knot wire brush action on the old angle grinder. Got all the surface rust off

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but found a hole. on the back. less critical to servo function but will be tickled with a blob of weld

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All stripped, ready for rust converting. 

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I think it will work

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home again tomorrow. I miss the Mrs and the lads

 

taking some bits to fix at home and engine block, pistons, crank etc for engineering summary, brake master and some other bits

 

Next trip down here 2 maybe 3 weeks, need to check with Mrs Thestag. 

 

Then I ideally want to build up an engine and start the bugger. Finish priming the bulkhead and it the weather is good top coat it. Then fit up brakes from master to front axle. If I get time I hope to refit loom also.

 

Gearbox strip and clean is on the critical path to getting engine back in again.

 

Fun that is cheaper than therapy :D

 

 


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