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Old 03-12-2014, 11:25 PM   #81
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Fantastic thread
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:49 PM   #82
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I bet its gonna look great when its finished, good work
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AMAZING amount of time, work and skill involved thanks for documenting for us all to drool.
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:58 PM   #84
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Well that's been a fantastic read so far, hats off to you your doing an amazing job.
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:13 AM   #86
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Well that's been a fantastic read so far, hats off to you your doing an amazing job.
Cheers! Hopefully I will get some more updates soon as I am very close to getting the engine in now
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:26 AM   #87
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Superb work all round on the body and mechanics, kudos to you !

Most people would have ran screaming when they uncovered that much rot, genuinely well done for sticking it out and turning that car into a gem....

Speaking of gems you need your head examined if you are thinking of selling your Aero, that is one stunning motor. Take a break from restoration next summer and use the time take the kids for a spin in the back of that car, I am sure they would appreciate it !

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Superb work all round on the body and mechanics, kudos to you !

Most people would have ran screaming when they uncovered that much rot, genuinely well done for sticking it out and turning that car into a gem....

Speaking of gems you need your head examined if you are thinking of selling your Aero, that is one stunning motor. Take a break from restoration next summer and use the time take the kids for a spin in the back of that car, I am sure they would appreciate it !

BR Peter.
Thanks for the compliments Peter! I have had some good use out of the convertible over the years and am making it a definite to get it back on the road for next summer! Now my kids are a bit bigger I think they will get a lot more out of it than before.
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Here is another small update from the last week or so. Really not made a huge amount of progress due to the terrible weather of late and a complete lack of motivation caused by the same however, I still managed a few things when I got the time. I started by fitting the oil cooler, the rear brake dust shields and cleaning and painting the hub parts of the front and rear brake discs and a few other engine components. The biggest step forward this week was getting the engine back in the car and I connected up the gear linkage, driveshaft's, fitted the front springs and some other stuff. I gathered all of the coolant, turbo, intake and other hoses and degreased them followed by a quick 60° wash in the washing machine! They came out like new and smell nice as well, but I don't think the wife was too impressed when I told her that I did it! Finally, yesterday I stripped all of the fuel injection components from my old engine and started the cleaning and refurbishment of all of these parts, I got the AIC valve, the Air flow meter and the fuel pressure regulator done and will move on to the injectors and the connecting brackets next. I also filled the gearbox with fresh oil. Anyway, here are the pics.




























































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