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    jaypee got a reaction from dome in Domes shonky autos-XJ40 brake system overhaul.   
    Good stuff man, she's getting there! 
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    jaypee reacted to dome in Domes shonky autos-XJ40 brake system overhaul.   
    Few updates on the Jag front.
    Brake lines are all cut, flared and in place. Not finalized yet. Fronts are ready but the front to rear line runs alongside the fuel flow and return lines. I'll tidy it up when I run the fuel lines.

    I've decided to go cupronickel with them, it'll match the brake lines I've fitred and means I can use the existing clamps. I had thought about running rubber the full length but decided against it. 
    I'll need to join them to the existing hard lines with rubber hose. I've also had to order a new fuel filter with push on fittings instead of the screw on type it should have. @SRi05 that means there's a fuel filter here for you if you want it?
    Onto the caliper rebuilds. This is tricky, having never done one before.  I managed to tear one of the rubber boots on a front one but here's one front with new piston, seals and rubber boot. 

    Onto the rears. 

    Piston pressed out

    Cleaned up and new seal installed

    Boot stretched over the piston.

    And this is the tricky bit. You have to install get the lip of the seal into the caliper but you can't fit the piston afterwards. So I held the piston just inside the caliper and massaged the seal into the groove. Not easy.

    And there we go
     

     

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    jaypee reacted to dome in Domes shonky autos-XJ40 brake system overhaul.   
    An order was placed with David Manners and pretty quickly my dining room table was full...

    Tonight I decided to clean up the brakes before rebuilding the calipers. I've left the old seals, pistons and gubbins in for painting.
    Before

    After

    I had silver high temp paint so did the calipers with that. Not sure I like them like that but no-one will see them behind the trims anyway.
    I also dropped the transmission fluid and changed the filter. The sump was a bit tatty so I gave it a quick clean up with the wire wheel and a lick of black paint.

    And back on and topped up. Note the lovely* fuel lines. They're going, needless to say

     
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    jaypee reacted to billy_bunter in Domes shonky autos-XJ40 brake system overhaul.   
    I would be tempted to remove the "cloudyness" on the metal with some very fine emery/sandpaper. BUT that is not vital to brake function the seal will still work move properly in that bore.  Opinions may differ on that as more people give feedback.

    Getting really anal could be useful to have compressed air and test the piston movement. Obvs have to turn the pressure of the air down so you do not create a dent in the garage door

     
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    jaypee reacted to dome in Domes shonky autos-XJ40 brake system overhaul.   
    Ah, ok. Here's the one I've still to do. The bore is smooth. All the rest were the same. 

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    jaypee reacted to captain_70s in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Mild Faffery - 24/09/20   
    Here is your scheduled weekend fleet update:
    Volvo
    Needs the brake calipers rebuilt, a PAS pipe made up, welding and some tyres swapping over. Other than that it's going well, using it to lug shit over to work on the Dolly. MOT is at the beginning of November
    Acclaim
    Running the commute as usual. Need to adjust the handbrake. MOT due at the end of November.
    I've further defiled it's basey goodness by fitting head restraints, so at least a 15mph shunt won't decapitate the occupants.

    Doloshite
    Engine. At it on Saturday.

    Me and @GingerNuttz had been discussing potential causes for the lack of compression and refusal to start and I'd been talking with @Jikovron about the same. Essentially it had to be cam timing, as losing such a huge amount of pressure anywhere else would be majorly obvious.
    @GingerNuttzset the cam timing exactly the same as he did with his Herald using a micrometre to get the maximum lift on No.1 piston and aligning the cam sprocket with a degree wheel. This brought the compression down to a less than optimal 0psi per cylinder.
    Right. The books were consulted, research was done, timing marks were checked and when I arrived on Saturday I was informed that the timing had been set again and we now had compression! Turns out we were probably 1 1/2 teeth out on the cam timing, enough to ruin compression but not enough for valve/piston interfacing. When it was done the second time it must have been 180 degrees out.
    So, we went to fire it up. Nothing, not a cough. Checked spark, was acceptable. Fuel was being gravity fed straight to the carb so that was good. We looked at the dizzy, from memory I placed it roughly how it was back when the car last ran and from that we positioned the plug leads appropriately. Now it spluttered.
    Right. Initial break in procedure is to start the engine and immediately take it up to about 2,500rpm for 20mins and run it up to temperature while full of 30w break in oil....
     
     
     
    This is a pant shitting experience. If anything major is going to go wrong this is when it'll happen most spectacularly. I both didn't want to explode my new engine or get a rod through my face.
    As it transpired nothing at all happened, oil pressure was great, coolant temp was stable, nothing leaked. After 20mins of solid running with my varying the throttle between around 2000-3000rpm we dumped all the break in oil and swapped filters. In doing this we drained the hot oil into a leaky bucket. Hence this picture:

    Yes, there was no disaster, merely a cunning jape. Hohoho.
    Then we filled it up with regular 20w50.
    A compression test was done, 150psi per cylinder. Absolutely bang-on. Hot oil pressure at idle is 25psi, gaining another 10psi per 1000rpm, ideal. Crank float while using the clutch is 4 thou, right at the low end of the tolerance.
    I had to spin the car around to allow us to continue on bodywork on Sunday.
    No issues there at all aside from the brakes being utter shit from mostly just standing for 2 years...
    That's a most acceptable sound.
    Right. Engine confirmed good. Need to replace the springs in the dizzy as the timing wanders and rebuild the carb... Then find another HS4 and go for twins...
    Saturday complete. Mission success.
    Sunday:
    Not a whole lot to report really. I'd bought a MIG welder from @Tickman and today was the day I got to test it out.
     
    Hole:

    No hole:

    No, I didn't bother to replicate the body pressings. It's 1.2mm steel so it'll be strong enough, it's been wafer thing crap for the last 30 years so that'll do, it also lives under the petrol tank and will never be seen.
    The car is now one small triangle of steel away from have an entire boot floor for the first time in God knows how long...

    That was it for Sunday. We were going to dual wield welders for maximum progress by my welding mask died to death so I borrowed @GingerNuttz's far nicer one and he gave instruction and tips.
    As thanks when I went to drive the car out of the workshop it'd only run on three cylinders. The plugs are black and you can smell it's running too rich so that'll be the cause.
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    jaypee got a reaction from dc2100k in Fizzy Bimmer - DOUBLE JEOPARDY   
    E30's for the win! 
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    jaypee reacted to dc2100k in Fizzy Bimmer - DOUBLE JEOPARDY   
    And Hello.


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    jaypee got a reaction from Conan in Volvo 850: The Yellow Bastard.   
    I'm convinced! ? #legit
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    jaypee reacted to Conan in Volvo 850: The Yellow Bastard.   
    Just to be clear to anyone questioning about it's authenticity. I will not tolerate that kind of thinking in my thread. As far as I'm concerned it identifies as a T-5R. Even the badge says so.
     

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    jaypee reacted to Conan in Volvo 850: The Yellow Bastard.   
    Collected! Home and absolutely knackered. 2 hours to do 50km. This is what it's like living in Bangkok.
     
    It's already dark so this will be the only picture for now.
     

     
    The drive home was glorious. I think the previous owner was a fan of Minion though that's why it's painted yellow I dunno.
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    jaypee reacted to loserone in The Doctor's travels through time - Spring has sprung   
    I just take a picture.
     
    Then I can search Google Photos for "Peugeot" and.. oh, that's a lot.
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    jaypee got a reaction from paulplom in Jaypee's 300td Merc - Plenty of pipeage -suspension and exhaust 01/09/20.   
    Well, today's fun*was replacing the rear anti roll bar brackets and bushes. 
    As can be seen, they were in factory*condition. 

    Much wailing and gnashing of teeth later, we managed to get the rear bolt out. 

    Helpfully* they were loctited in. 
    That got the easy one out of the way, then onto the front bolt. Which was even grottier and had much, much, much better* access. Especially coupled with the arb, and trailing arms in the way! My tiny* mitts didn't really help either. 
    Judicious application of the hammer, screwdriver and various pokey things enabled the crusty remnants of the bracket to be wiggled out before unbolting. 

    Here, father Touring displays the total material left! 
    We used a little scissor jack to raise the trailing arm and align the arb. Which worked well. I used some longer bolts with nuts on to help get the bracket lined up. That also worked splendidly. 

    Once lined up, I measured a couple of these to the correct length, marked with the nuts, then zipped them off with the deathwheel. No pics of the shortened ones. 

    All that was left to do was replace the long bolts with these shortened ones. 

    A little skoosh of rattle can black too. 

    Looks like it just rolled off the production line! 
    ?
    We then flicked onto the other side, and were met with similarly crusty bolts, however, the bracket was solid, as was the bush. The consensus was that the representative from The Ministry can decide whether it's an issue. 
    Bouyed by the successful endeavours to this point, we thought that we could start to look at the ball joints... Well, well, well, it turns out that the bolt is as tight as a very tight thing, we had a breaker bar, with my not insignificant weight upon it, to no avail.
    So, again after consulting with the assembled company it was decided that we tidy up and head home! 
    Cheers to @320touringand dad for assisting! 
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    jaypee reacted to dome in Domes shonky autos-XJ40 brake system overhaul.   
    Because I'm a fanny and have spent longer reading about fecking brake tools than it would take to do the fecking job ?
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    jaypee reacted to blackboilersuit in Domes shonky autos-XJ40 brake system overhaul.   
    Apologies @Mr PastryI picked you up wrongly, entirely my fault. 
    You describing the double flare as a female has perhaps clarified it in my mind. If a car has a mix of male and female flares, particularly an old car of British origin then it would seem very likely that all the flares are SAE with the males being a bubble flare and the females being a double flare.
     
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    jaypee reacted to 320touring in 320touring's Shitey Saab 9-5   
    Happy days re the ARB bushes..
     
    Got this in response to my "they don't fit this car" message.

    That's a bit of a pisser as I had to open one up to trial fit..
     
    Went back with this

    Let's see what occurs. I did provide the reg number so they could check it fitted.
    Not great
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    jaypee reacted to davehedgehog31 in Hedgehog Motors - Saab Take 2   
    Fleet changes have been afoot. 
    The 205 sadly left to a new owner, already been hinted at but sure they will make themselves apparent shortly. 
    The Saab has had it's first full tank;

    Not too terrifying, certainly compared to the Jeep.
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    jaypee got a reaction from 320touring in Jaypee's 300td Merc - Plenty of pipeage -suspension and exhaust 01/09/20.   
    Indeed man! I have just ordered a press out tool so we'll see how that goes. 
    Hopefully! 
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    jaypee reacted to drewd in Jaypee's 300td Merc - Plenty of pipeage -suspension and exhaust 01/09/20.   
    Ball joints are often a pain in the arse in my experience. They either pop out with a quick tap or two from a persuader or they take hours to remove using a combination of releasing fluid, bars, hammering and heat.
    It's a cool car though, it'll be worth it when it's done.
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    jaypee got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in Jaypee's 300td Merc - Plenty of pipeage -suspension and exhaust 01/09/20.   
    GATHER ROUND AND I'LL TELL YOU A TALE TO GIVE YOU THE SMALL BALLS! ?
    The first try was usurped by the exhaust supplier sending me a downpipe for a LHD W124, this made it super* fun* to try and install, as it kept getting hooked up on the steering box. Eventually, after a couple of hours, I got the front pipe onto the manifold, then realised that the rear pipe wouldn't reach the rear manifold. This made me extremely* happy* and I said such things as 'I am certainly glad, that I was given this opportunity to figure out potential engineering solutions to this problem'. 
    It's the wrong downpipe Gromit.... 
    And it's gone wrong.. 
    FLIP*
    To further improve* my mood, I then dropped the centre section of the exhaust onto my middle finger, trapping it between the exhaust and a hammer. At this point, I gave up for the day. 
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    jaypee got a reaction from rainagain in Jaypee's 300td Merc - Plenty of pipeage -suspension and exhaust 01/09/20.   
    Well, today's fun*was replacing the rear anti roll bar brackets and bushes. 
    As can be seen, they were in factory*condition. 

    Much wailing and gnashing of teeth later, we managed to get the rear bolt out. 

    Helpfully* they were loctited in. 
    That got the easy one out of the way, then onto the front bolt. Which was even grottier and had much, much, much better* access. Especially coupled with the arb, and trailing arms in the way! My tiny* mitts didn't really help either. 
    Judicious application of the hammer, screwdriver and various pokey things enabled the crusty remnants of the bracket to be wiggled out before unbolting. 

    Here, father Touring displays the total material left! 
    We used a little scissor jack to raise the trailing arm and align the arb. Which worked well. I used some longer bolts with nuts on to help get the bracket lined up. That also worked splendidly. 

    Once lined up, I measured a couple of these to the correct length, marked with the nuts, then zipped them off with the deathwheel. No pics of the shortened ones. 

    All that was left to do was replace the long bolts with these shortened ones. 

    A little skoosh of rattle can black too. 

    Looks like it just rolled off the production line! 
    ?
    We then flicked onto the other side, and were met with similarly crusty bolts, however, the bracket was solid, as was the bush. The consensus was that the representative from The Ministry can decide whether it's an issue. 
    Bouyed by the successful endeavours to this point, we thought that we could start to look at the ball joints... Well, well, well, it turns out that the bolt is as tight as a very tight thing, we had a breaker bar, with my not insignificant weight upon it, to no avail.
    So, again after consulting with the assembled company it was decided that we tidy up and head home! 
    Cheers to @320touringand dad for assisting! 
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    jaypee got a reaction from blackboilersuit in Jaypee's 300td Merc - Plenty of pipeage -suspension and exhaust 01/09/20.   
    A wee bit more done on this today. The ball joint bolt was tighter than a tight thing, previous attempts to remove were fruitless. 
    However, after judicious application of, heat, hammer, bar, socket, impact gun, Irwin (repeat ad infinitum) the bastard actually moved. This is only added to, by the peril of working on Merc front suspension, with a spring rare of 1 billionty hundred pounds per square mm! *sphincter clenching*

    This was met with great joy and rapturous applause.. 
    The remaining hours of the day were spent trying to get the farking ball joint out the lower arm, heat, hammer, heat, hammer etc.... To no avail. 
    That's next weekend sorted then! 
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    jaypee got a reaction from Jim Bell in Jaypee's 300td Merc - Plenty of pipeage -suspension and exhaust 01/09/20.   
    I'll take that bet! 
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    jaypee got a reaction from 320touring in Jaypee's 300td Merc - Plenty of pipeage -suspension and exhaust 01/09/20.   
    A wee bit more done on this today. The ball joint bolt was tighter than a tight thing, previous attempts to remove were fruitless. 
    However, after judicious application of, heat, hammer, bar, socket, impact gun, Irwin (repeat ad infinitum) the bastard actually moved. This is only added to, by the peril of working on Merc front suspension, with a spring rare of 1 billionty hundred pounds per square mm! *sphincter clenching*

    This was met with great joy and rapturous applause.. 
    The remaining hours of the day were spent trying to get the farking ball joint out the lower arm, heat, hammer, heat, hammer etc.... To no avail. 
    That's next weekend sorted then! 
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    jaypee reacted to Jim Bell in Jaypee's 300td Merc - Plenty of pipeage -suspension and exhaust 01/09/20.   
    I'll have £5.00 on the car. Win by submission in the 4th round.  
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