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steve wilkinson

United Kingdom
63 Posts

Posted - 05 Jun 2011 :  22:17:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great progress Jason - keep up the good work
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 06 Jun 2011 :  16:38:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work! engine still looks relatively nice ;)

I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 06 Jun 2011 :  20:33:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastback Thomas

Nice work! engine still looks relatively nice ;)


The engine is pretty good but it'll look 10 times better with a fresh coat of paint

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 07 Jun 2011 :  21:43:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some concern today when we found some scores in the top of the block and some minor damage due to the headgasket being fitted upside down (?),

But after some huffing and puffing we managed to get it nice and smooth with some emery cloth.






Wasn't going to bother but it looks like we're going to have to remove the sump to cure a small oil leak at the flywheel end.

Core plugs are also going to be replaced for peace of mind.

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bigt80

United Kingdom
927 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2011 :  10:32:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, got to do the core plugs Jason, but the only one I've known go in my 30 odd years of ownership is the one right at the back of the engine, so whilst its out it's a must! Great work there, I'm only just catching up. Zero progress on mine, but kack-hander work was underway until all stop due to illness. Cheers. G.
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2011 :  20:06:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheers Glen and thanks for the advice re sump gaskets.

Core plugs are already out, new ones might even be in too but I haven't had a progress report today!

You can see that the old ones were all worse for wear;



There was plenty of debris inside the block, which has now all been thoroughly flushed through so cooling efficiency should be considerably better now!



Sump came off yesterday, slight oil leak at the flywheel end will hopefully be cured by new seals;



Sump now nice and clean ready to go back on once both it and the block have been painted.



Found a bargain in Asda today, 4 lites of GTX for 10!!

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Rapierdave

United Kingdom
159 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2011 :  23:12:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow GTX for a tenner now that is a bargain.

Engine rebuild looking good Jason, when are we gonna see BJU back on the road?



Coupes are cool
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 13 Jun 2011 :  12:42:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rapierdave

Wow GTX for a tenner now that is a bargain.

Engine rebuild looking good Jason, when are we gonna see BJU back on the road?


It sure is Dave, although slightly confusing considering they also have 1 litre bottles on sale for 7

And dare I set myself a target date, I keep failing them .

In all seriousness, Powderham was my target and I will give it a damn good go, but we have done considerably more work than we planned to. Factor in some undoubted glitches along the way and I will really have to go some to achieve that!

Sometime this year will be a result as far as I'm concerned and a final end to the saga!

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 20 Jun 2011 :  21:03:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
New core plugs fitted, good job done;





Cross member is off & blasted;





And the steering column is out so the engine bay is totally clear;







Oh dear, look at all those wires!!

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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 27 Jun 2011 :  23:01:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like youve got a bit of gardening to do with all that oil and dirt in the corner of the bulk head lol


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argonaut

Hungary
39 Posts

Posted - 28 Jun 2011 :  18:40:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work, my block was silted up worse than yours and I can confirm that a good clean out and flush made a big difference to the cooling efficiency.
Keep it up!
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 28 Jun 2011 :  20:27:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jon

Looks like youve got a bit of gardening to do with all that oil and dirt in the corner of the bulk head lol


You're not wrong! All gone now tho.




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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 04 Jul 2011 :  21:32:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got rid of most of the crud from the engine bay over the weekend. Hoping to get thoroughly clean and degreased to be able to get some primer on this coming weekend.



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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2011 :  22:15:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What type of paint are you using?


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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2011 :  22:30:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jon

What type of paint are you using?


I'm going to use high build primer, my local paint supplier has advised against etch primer unless i go back to bare metal (which I don't want to do).

Then I will use cellulose colour coat + clear top coat.

Plans have changed again as I've also been advised not to prime unless i am able to put a colour coat on once primer is dry. I had planned to prime and leave for a few days to see if I got any adverse reactions but this is apparently not a good idea.

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