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Old 12-02-2018, 02:14 PM   #381
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You can’t beat a nice a series engine, first engine I rebuilt was one of these. Top work!
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:33 PM   #382
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You can’t beat a nice a series engine, first engine I rebuilt was one of these. Top work!
Thanks man, I agree, can't beat their simplicity and the abuse they can take, combined with cheap parts prices its win win, and when all back together and back in the car will make all the right noises
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Old 16-02-2018, 12:09 PM   #383
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Made some progress over the evenings this week. Been cleaning up the gearbox mainly. Plenty of oil to be dealing with



All looking much better



This means I can actually start painting it and other brackets etc over the weekend ready to go back together

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Old 26-02-2018, 12:30 PM   #384
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So more done last week. Once all bits are painted will soon go back together and back in.

Finished cleaning out the gearbox


Good job I did as got several small bits of piston out of it!


Carried on cleaning up more casing parts for painting


And primed up in my state of the art spray booth


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Old 26-02-2018, 02:59 PM   #385
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State of the Art Spray Booths...

...suggested enhancement.

Bend a welding rod into a J shape, with large top piece for swivel control,
and tail as a simple bend. Both bends to slightly less than 90deg, parallel to
each other. Push through an end hole about 1.5 inches from box bottom, place
box on step ladder so you can work securely and can walk around / away.

As for bits in the gearbox, is there somewhere you can fix a neodymium
magnet? Your writings seem to suggest that broken pistons are not uncommon.

Good to see progress

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...suggested enhancement.

Bend a welding rod into a J shape, with large top piece for swivel control,
and tail as a simple bend. Both bends to slightly less than 90deg, parallel to
each other. Push through an end hole about 1.5 inches from box bottom, place
box on step ladder so you can work securely and can walk around / away.

As for bits in the gearbox, is there somewhere you can fix a neodymium
magnet? Your writings seem to suggest that broken pistons are not uncommon.

Good to see progress

Regards,
Steve
You read my mind, box modification with added hanging will be made for smaller pieces that require both sides painting, the pictured above cover only requires the outside visible face painting so started with that one.

The sump drain plug already has magnet attached and did indeed pickup several metal pieces, the central oil pickup also has a fine gauze so nothing could get back up into the block luckily. The bits i flushed out likely came from the outer surface of the pickup gauze and parts that had settled as the gearbox lay drained for a while now.

Broken pistons will now be a thing of the past with proper sums done to achieve a safe compression ratio
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Old 26-02-2018, 08:00 PM   #387
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Great to see the engine on the mend, going to look great when its all painted, keep up the good work.
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So the sub zero temperatures of my garage hindered much progress during the week as it was too cold to do any painting but I managed to make up for it over the weekend with heaters running so it was warm enough. Got plenty primed and top coated.

Bell housing and gearbox primed



Then the cover from last week and the above in silver




Then setup the painting line much to the Mrs amusement


Which led to most bits that needed painting to now all be finished in colour




Ran out of black paint so will grab some one evening and finish the black bits too.

Think I need to order a few more oil seals but engine and parts all now almost ready for entire reassembly


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Painted what is hopefully the last few bits last night. A couple will need a final coat tomorrow though. So all being well I have all weekend to get the engine finally back together. It might snow but I have a fan heater and many jumpers so intend to crack on. Looking forward to a weekend tinkering and making good progress
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This it looking really good. Can wait to see the final product.
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