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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2010 :  14:46:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well i've been trying to get something sorted over the last few days that I am quite excited about!

The car isn't finished, nothing that amazing but this little mod is going to be good if I can pull it off.

Will hopefully have another update next week but just thought I'd keep you guys guessing

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 30 Nov 2010 :  12:42:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thought it was about time I updated the post, here's a few items sporting a nice new coat of hammerite;



And the re-assembled strut complete with new gaiter;



I am also going to have a go at spraying the engine bay myself after being shocked by a quote from a bodyshop

Here's what it looks like at present, hopefully we can make it look much nicer!!





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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 30 Nov 2010 :  17:58:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The suspension will look beautiful with all the painted parts.

One tip for the engine bay, preparation, preparation and preparation.
You better spend an hour or two extra, sanding the engine bay and cleaning, the difference will be outstanding!

I like a car thath looks normal but can really knock you off your socks!
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 30 Nov 2010 :  19:04:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastback Thomas

The suspension will look beautiful with all the painted parts.

One tip for the engine bay, preparation, preparation and preparation.
You better spend an hour or two extra, sanding the engine bay and cleaning, the difference will be outstanding!

I like a car thath looks normal but can really knock you off your socks!



I hope it will all look good when it is back together and don't worry, I've got plenty of wet and dry paper for getting the engine bay looking good!

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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 30 Nov 2010 :  19:59:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sure it will get superb. Good luck!

I like a car thath looks normal but can really knock you off your socks!
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Holbay120

United Kingdom
177 Posts

Posted - 01 Dec 2010 :  19:53:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jason, looking really good I'm sure BJU will look fantastic when finished, ps don't know if you've noticed but I think the cylinder head has fallen off!!!
Regards

David McKenna
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 02 Dec 2010 :  19:22:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks David, I really can't wait to have it all finished and see the end result.

The cylinder head is another thing on the 'to do' list. The original one is no good, I have to hope the spare one can be made good.



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Holbay120

United Kingdom
177 Posts

Posted - 02 Dec 2010 :  20:52:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh hells bells! I am genuinely sorry and disappointed to hear that, I assumed you were fitting a head gasket or something, I didnít realise things were that bad or I wouldnít have joked about it, you seemed to be going so well and I was hoping you would have it on the road soon. You know Kim Wilkinson so maybe he can help I donít know precisely what but he has a truckload of spares, I suppose Coltec can help too but you can guarantee it wont be cheap , thereís always a problem eh?, Iíll keep my fingers crossed for you and hope the spare is OK
Best Regards


David McKenna

Edited by - Holbay120 on 02 Dec 2010 20:54:24
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 02 Dec 2010 :  22:09:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't worry David, I've always known the head would be an issue. I'm sure the spare one I've got will be ok, if not I've got several standard heads to choose from until such time I can afford/find another holbay.

And don't forget the engine and gearbox all need to come out so I can paint the bay.

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Holbay120

United Kingdom
177 Posts

Posted - 03 Dec 2010 :  14:17:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, I have a bit to do under the bonnet myself but I was just going to mask the engine off with some plastic sheeting. Would a standard head be such a disaster? I know you would have to change the manifold etc. I suppose originality is important and although I think the H120 looks and sounds much better than a standard car but, is it that much faster really or is it what my Dad would have called ď all wind and p*ssĒ ( I have a feeling I have just lost a few friends!)
Best Regards


David McKenna
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 03 Dec 2010 :  21:39:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well performance between the standard and H120 is failry close but the differences extend beyond just the head. You are right though David, the H12o does sound good, the growl of those carbs!

I have met people with standard heads on a holbay engine complete with webers so it must be possible. I'll start a new post, I expect one of the more technically minded readers will soon put us straight!!

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 07 Jan 2011 :  19:31:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another mini update, here's the fan blade and pulley;



And the air filter housing;




All nicely blasted and sprayed. Suspension will hopefully be re-assembled and re-fitted soon.

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mrfastback65

United Kingdom
16 Posts

Posted - 07 Jan 2011 :  23:27:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jason. Gosh it's all looking pretty damned nice. You wouldn't want to drive it in the rain after doing all that work . On the subject of heads, i did it the other way round some years ago. I fitted a holbay head and webbers onto a standard 1725 block(using the holbay pushrods)in my brothers Hunter. The performance seemed to be on a par with my standard Holbay i was running at the time, only it was smoother (i guess with the standard cam making the difference) I would love to try it again just to see if my memory of it is correct. Looking forward to seeing you and BJU in the very near future.

Cheers dude
Mark
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 08 Jan 2011 :  19:46:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mark and no I wont be going out if there is the slightest hint of rain if I can help it!

Saying that though, you take your chances in this country whether it is January or August!!

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 05 Jun 2011 :  20:31:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some more progress to report.

Made the most of the good weather yesterday, with some help from the old man finally got the engine out;



Got it on the stand today;





And didn't take long to remove all bolt on bits and give it a quick clean;





Next few days will see it have a proper clean and then prep for a new coat of paint!!



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