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30 minutes ago, juular said:

Good to see updates and to know you're still making excellent life choices.

You'll have that floor welded in no time. The repair you did on the Lexus sill is still holding strong. 

I'm surprised it didn't fall off when hitting a pot hole!

I did a much better job with the Mx-5 sill, so this should be done to a reasonable standard. Least nobody but the man from the ministry will see it! 

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Did a wee bit more work on the Cav. 

I separated the holed mid section from the cat, although I needn't have bothered as it's hollow inside. I found what looks like the remains of the cat in the back box .

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I've ordered a new cat alongside the centre section as I'll need it for MOT. Also ordered the dampers. Will need to figure out the correct timing belt and waterpump kit as there are multiple options depending on engine code. 

I then cut out the bad metal. I didn't set anything on fire although one disc failed whilst I was doing it and I nearly shit my pants.

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I then started forming shapes using 1.2mm steel. The big hole will need two bits as the floor was spot welded onto a brace-thingy under the car (you can see it in the hole, it's had better days but it's solid)

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I'll then start welding. I'm not looking forward to it but needs must 😂

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Nice one, this has certainly gone to the right home.

Your engine code is C18NZ, and you should get the belts for it no bother. The crank pulley bolts can sometimes turn to chocolate.  This happened on 2 out of my 3. Forewarned is forearmed!

In case you decide you do need it, that whole outrigger under the floor can be had new from Carz2.com.

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2 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

Nice one, this has certainly gone to the right home.

Your engine code is C18NZ, and you should get the belts for it no bother. The crank pulley bolts can sometimes turn to chocolate.  This happened on 2 out of my 3. Forewarned is forearmed!

In case you decide you do need it, that whole outrigger under the floor can be had new from Carz2.com.

Sorry I was being a tit, I meant engine number!

Euro Car Farts/AutoDoc list two.

111 and later 146 tooth belts.

(Most of their info is duff so I’ll take the cover off an confirm before ordering but assume it’s the one with an auto tensioner as I think the older engines were tensioned by the waterpump).  

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My asthma been flaring up all week so I've not made lots of progress. I'm sure all the cutting, grinding, welding and wire brushing has nothing to do with it....😐. I wear a dust mask for most activities although I don't for welding as my goggles/ welding mask just steam up something awful, especially when wedged underneath a dashboard. I need to figure something out. 

Anyway, I finished the welding and drowned it in zinc primer, stone chip,  hammerite paint and sealant today. Just what I had on the shelf. It will outlast the rest of the car. I didn't burn the interior and only set fire to underseal a couple of times! 

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I used disposable bottles again after trying flux (I was just making and chasing holes) that are done already. False economy, I really need to stop fannying about and get a hobby bottle and regulator with a gauge. 

I had been soaking the crankshaft pulley bolts in WD-40 since Friday (I know it's shit, but again it was on the shelf).  Over lunch I gave them each a good heat up with a blow torch then whizzed them off no bother with the impact. What a relief.

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I've been shopping so have lots of new bits.

Centre exhaust, Cat, 2x rear shocks and various gaskets/ bolts. 

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I've ordered the timing belt kit (including waterpump) , auxillary belt and rocker gasket that should arrive next week. I would like to get it out the garage for next weekend.... hopefully. 

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8 hours ago, GMcD said:

I wear a dust mask for most activities although I don't for welding as my goggles/ welding mask just steam up something awful, especially when wedged underneath a dashboard. I need to figure something out. 

It might be worth getting a decent respirator, like one that seals over your face. This way your breath is exhaled through the vent on the mask rather than upwards into your goggles or visor.

I don't have athsma but I do get a very dry throat and a cough if I've done a long session without a mask.  Welding produces ozone which is an irritant, and cutting and grinding produces a really fine dust that can still get around the edges of a dust mask.

I'm using one of these at the moment.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/gvs-spr501-half-mask-respirator-p3/6922g

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