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[Car_Restoration] 1.9 Restoration


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#21
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Ah brilliant! Thanks for the heads up on that Tom! Appreciate it!

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Been pottering along with a few bits over the last couple of days.

Got the engine fully stripped, after I tried the 4th different windy gun (heavy duty one from the heavy truck line workshop) to get the crank pulley bolt off, it finally gave in! Was plain sailing after that.

There was some pretty nasty looking scoring on some of the main bearing cap shells (2 and 4). I can't see any damage to the crank so hopefully all is ok there.

I've packaged up the pistons, liners and rods, crank and head which has all been sent to the engine builders to be checked over and the head refurbed. Bit worried about the head as there was some corrosion on the face. Fingers crossed it's not as bad as it looks.

Check out the crap around the liners. The bolt is a flywheel bolt some sort of size reference?!

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The main caps, you can see the scoring here.......
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Here's all the parts waiting to go through the parts washer.
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And how the block came out. Not as good as I had hoped. Anyone any ideas how to get this back to pristine clean? Some sort of blasting maybe?
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Also anyone have a be1 gear knob insert that's not faded? Like the be3 one I have below. The be1 I have is too faded for my liking.
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And.....
Anyone want these for free? Front Undamaged genuine wings and lowering springs. Going in the skip at the weekend if no one does?
Must be some use to someone?
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I would gladly take the wings Tim, no chance you could box them up? Happy to donate beer token or even some trim or engine parts if i have anything you need.

No idea in your area, but i have seen parrs sandy brown has had vapour blasted, what the process entails exactly i'm not certain, but for an engine block you want to avoid abrasive particulates given the potential for carnage that could ensue if you miss the tiniest bit.

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Yeh I'd gladly box them welsh, pm me your name and address and I'll put it through parcel hero to see what it costs. It won't be much. I've just sent 44kilos of engine parts to South Wales pistons, and that only cost £23.
Shame I'm not going home to Tenby this weekend. Could have dropped them in.

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I will take second dibs on the wings if it falls through with welshpug



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Great thread Tim,

 

Between you and Paul you are giving me loads of inspiration to get mine out of the Body shop and work on it again. Fingers crossed our house move finally happens in the next 3 weeks then the car can come home

 

Darren



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Soda blasting for the block works wonders, Not cheap thou



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doing a great job here colour looks great



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Great project :)

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Thanks guys, appreciate it!!

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Tim,

 

If you get much more out that block you'll be able to build a sand castle :lol:

 

I bought another block (that was knackered as well) and stripped it down the liners are in good nick if you want them, just pay postage. Can send pics if interested. I also have a spare set of seal if you want.



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Tim,
 
If you get much more out that block you'll be able to build a sand castle :lol:
 
I bought another block (that was knackered as well) and stripped it down the liners are in good nick if you want them, just pay postage. Can send pics if interested. I also have a spare set of seal if you want.


Ha! Tell me about it mate. I was abit surprised to find that much in there.

I appreciate the offer mate, but I've got some brand new ones coming along with new seals. Thanks though!

Hows your engine coming on?

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Ok, progressed a little bit more over the last week.

Finally got all of the looms in and the main upper dash (no pics of this). Waiting for the screen fitters to turn up to put the front windscreen and tailgate glass in.

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Got lots of nice powder coating back too, including the bits I got from Tom Fenton! Still waiting for the zinc players to get that stuff to me, been ages now!

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Anyone have any idea what this bracket is? I've no clue!
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Got the doors all finished with locks handles (plasticare makes a big difference)

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This was the clutch cable fitted..
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Obviously the wrong one has been fitted at some point,
I need one that will fit this pedal box
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Also got the freshly powder coated front hubs sorted, new bearings and outer hubs fitted.

And the fuel pipes and new clips fitted ready for the tank to go on.

Also heard back today that the engine parts are on the way back to me, should get them tomorrow.

Any one got one of these crank seal brackets? Someone has butchered the one on mine!!
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That's the earlier BE1 pedal box with a bayonet type fitting, you can make the hole round to take the later ones if you need to.



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Anyone have any idea what this bracket is? I've no clue!
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It fits between the inlet manifold and the block. Don't have a pic to hand showing it in position. 



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Tim,

 

I've got a crank seal bracket you can have.

 

Will be bringing my bumpers up so will drop it in.

 

Are you in any rush?

 

Paul



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Paul, you have a PM!

And thank you hoody_g, I never would remember that!

Merion, are the old type still available? (I've not forgot about those wings too)

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yup, usually off the shelf from any firstline dealers I know for certain, and Motaquip IIRC.

 

Depends which gearbox and clutch pedal you plan on using too, BE1 or 3 clutch arm, and pre or post 90 pedal.



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I was looking at the pictures wondering if they were bits Ihad made, they look good in black especially the bumper corner bars, you would not know the difference from the originals.

 

Hubs wise, a bit late now but I would have pressed the bearings out completely before powdercoating, thats how I did my hubs.



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Ah brilliant, cheers Merion.

The powder coasters said the same Tom. But I didn't want the bearing faces touched. They came out easy enough though, circlip was a little tight but nothing a heavy duty set of circlip pliers couldn't handle. And yeh, your stuff came out lovely! I particularly like the air box bracket. They look factory! Good work on them!



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