I have posted lots of other threads recently with my engine rebuild saga and not updated progress here....
Whilst the shell is away at the dippers and body shop I thought I would do a engine rebuild...
Block one - once the liners had been removed had to ask opinions here http://forum.205gtid...opic=156355&hl= the outcome was goodbye block one
Block two - Thanks to Jamie_1992 who donated the second block, all I had to do was pick it up, once cleaned up there was some damage so goodbye block two
Block Three - Bought from a Guy in N Wales, after three separate carriers declined to pick it up (it got slightly damaged in transit) I finally got it home, cleaned, painted and rebuilt only to find one of the crank journals were out of tolerance (see this http://forum.205gtid...opic=156806&hl=) and one of the head threads was knackered http://forum.205gtid...opic=156843&hl= Due to the minor damage from the courier I have decided to not repair the thread albeit that this does seem the best option (Helicoil).
Block Four - Pick up off eBay from a guy in Essex, have checked all the threads, run a tap over them and now just about to prepare this block. Need to get my crank sorted first, then order new parts, then hopefully be able to rebuild without problems.
I found it very difficult to get the No1 bearing cap oil seals (Hockey Sticks??) my thread on that was here http://forum.205gtid...opic=156790&hl= I am wondering how to use sealant and lubricant at the same time, now I have taken No1 cap off I can see that the sealer was not stuck , how is it best to do this in future?
Hockey stick seal
My shell was delivered to the body shop today and all being well I should have the shell back in around 6 weeks.
I am now waiting for parts back from the platers and powder coater so that I can finish the ream beam, from sub frame and suspension.
Edited by mrfirepro, 05 November 2014 - 11:37 AM.